Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GDPR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GDPR over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 102 258
Rank change year-on-year -57 +156 +100
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 144 313 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 3.02% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.17% 20.47% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 118 237 83
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% -18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,300 £35,700
90th Percentile £68,250 £75,000 £78,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -

GDPR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 949 1,529 1,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.22% 14.76% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 706 1,176 1,225
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £69,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GDPR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GDPR in the North West.

Salary trend for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the North West over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -48 75 £42,500 -5.56% 37
Lancashire +19 37 £44,000 +76.00% 8
Cheshire -41 26 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Merseyside -1 6 £52,500 - 5
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT jobs citing GDPR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 75 (52.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (38.19%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.11%) SQL Server
4 48 (33.33%) Azure
5 46 (31.94%) .NET
6 39 (27.08%) Manufacturing
7 38 (26.39%) Migration
8 37 (25.69%) C#
9 35 (24.31%) HTML
9 35 (24.31%) JavaScript
9 35 (24.31%) CSS
9 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (23.61%) Retail
10 34 (23.61%) Visual Studio
11 33 (22.92%) Degree
12 32 (22.22%) jQuery
12 32 (22.22%) Information Security
13 31 (21.53%) Self-Motivation
14 29 (20.14%) Data Security
14 29 (20.14%) PCI DSS
15 28 (19.44%) SQL
16 27 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
16 27 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (18.06%) HTML5
17 26 (18.06%) CSS3
17 26 (18.06%) AngularJS
17 26 (18.06%) Xamarin
17 26 (18.06%) VB
17 26 (18.06%) Computer Science
17 26 (18.06%) Web Development

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.33%) Azure
2 24 (16.67%) Office 365
3 23 (15.97%) AWS
4 14 (9.72%) Power Platform
5 8 (5.56%) GCP
6 7 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (3.47%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 5 (3.47%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (2.08%) SaaS
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.39%) GitHub
10 1 (0.69%) IaaS
10 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) PaaS
10 1 (0.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) Firewall
2 13 (9.03%) IP Telephony
3 9 (6.25%) VoIP
4 8 (5.56%) SAN
5 7 (4.86%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (4.86%) DHCP
5 7 (4.86%) DNS
5 7 (4.86%) Network Security
6 3 (2.08%) LAN
6 3 (2.08%) VPN
7 2 (1.39%) MPLS
7 2 (1.39%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.39%) VLAN
7 2 (1.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.69%) DSL
8 1 (0.69%) HSRP
8 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.36%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.72%) Power BI
4 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.08%) MySQL
7 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.39%) GIS
8 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.69%) Big Data
9 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (23.61%) Visual Studio
2 27 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.39%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Maven
4 1 (0.69%) RStudio
4 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (27.08%) Manufacturing
2 34 (23.61%) Retail
3 16 (11.11%) Finance
4 8 (5.56%) Housing Association
4 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.86%) Marketing
6 5 (3.47%) Law
7 3 (2.08%) Legal
8 2 (1.39%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.69%) Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Games
9 1 (0.69%) Local Government
9 1 (0.69%) Military
9 1 (0.69%) Police
Job Titles
1 49 (34.03%) Developer
2 32 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 25 (17.36%) Senior Developer
3 25 (17.36%) Senior Software Developer
4 16 (11.11%) IT Manager
5 12 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 11 (7.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (6.94%) Analyst
7 10 (6.94%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Information Manager
9 8 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.86%) IT Director
10 7 (4.86%) IT Operations Manager
10 7 (4.86%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.94%) .NET
2 35 (24.31%) CSS
2 35 (24.31%) HTML
3 32 (22.22%) jQuery
4 26 (18.06%) AngularJS
4 26 (18.06%) CSS3
4 26 (18.06%) HTML5
5 25 (17.36%) .NET Framework
5 25 (17.36%) ADO.NET
5 25 (17.36%) Entity Framework
5 25 (17.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 25 (17.36%) WinForms
6 14 (9.72%) Web Services
7 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.86%) Ajax
9 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.39%) JSON
9 2 (1.39%) REST
9 2 (1.39%) RESTful
9 2 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.53%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.47%) CESG
7 5 (3.47%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.08%) Life Science
9 2 (1.39%) Clustering
9 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.39%) Replication
9 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.39%) User Experience
9 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.69%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
2 11 (7.64%) HPUX
3 9 (6.25%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) Unix
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.69%) Android
7 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.69%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) Migration
2 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.22%) Information Security
4 29 (20.14%) Data Security
5 26 (18.06%) Computer Science
5 26 (18.06%) Web Development
6 25 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (15.28%) Mentoring
8 21 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (12.50%) ITIL
11 17 (11.81%) Data Protection
12 16 (11.11%) Data Management
13 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (9.72%) Risk Management
14 13 (9.03%) Analytics
14 13 (9.03%) Change Control
14 13 (9.03%) Scrum
15 12 (8.33%) Service Management
15 12 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.69%) C#
2 35 (24.31%) JavaScript
3 28 (19.44%) SQL
4 26 (18.06%) VB
5 25 (17.36%) VB.NET
5 25 (17.36%) VB6
6 11 (7.64%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.39%) C
8 2 (1.39%) Java
8 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Java 8
9 1 (0.69%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.69%) R
9 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (22.92%) Degree
2 21 (14.58%) CISSP
3 13 (9.03%) CISM
4 12 (8.33%) CISA
5 5 (3.47%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.78%) CCNA
7 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) CCNP
8 2 (1.39%) CEH
8 2 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.39%) CRISC
8 2 (1.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.39%) MCSE
8 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.69%) ECIH
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (52.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (20.14%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.56%) NIST
4 7 (4.86%) COBIT
4 7 (4.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (3.47%) ISO 31000
6 4 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
7 3 (2.08%) ISO 22301
8 2 (1.39%) QA
9 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 16 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.39%) Docker
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) CASB
2 3 (2.08%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) Grafana
4 1 (0.69%) Kibana
4 1 (0.69%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.69%) Nessus
4 1 (0.69%) Nmap
4 1 (0.69%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (38.19%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.06%) Xamarin
3 25 (17.36%) VMware
4 14 (9.72%) Cisco
4 14 (9.72%) Citrix
4 14 (9.72%) Oracle
5 11 (7.64%) Cognos
5 11 (7.64%) IBM
6 8 (5.56%) Veeam
7 7 (4.86%) NetApp
8 6 (4.17%) Avaya
8 6 (4.17%) Dell
8 6 (4.17%) EMC
8 6 (4.17%) Google
8 6 (4.17%) HP
9 4 (2.78%) Apple
9 4 (2.78%) McAfee
9 4 (2.78%) Meraki
10 2 (1.39%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.39%) SAP