Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 186 304
Rank change year-on-year +12 +118 +48
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 183 205 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.74% 1.69% 0.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.07% 12.95% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 87 158 52
North West median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £69,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% -3.23%

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 1,516 1,583 1,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.40% 13.05% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 964 1,221 1,078
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,102 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +4 64 £67,000 +41.05% 23
Merseyside +27 61 £50,000 -6.98% 7
Cheshire -4 45 £60,000 +26.32% 11
Lancashire -32 12 £36,625 -4.87% 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 86 (46.99%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (43.17%) Problem-Solving
3 75 (40.98%) Finance
4 70 (38.25%) Data Protection
5 62 (33.88%) Management Information System
6 57 (31.15%) Data Protection Act
7 56 (30.60%) Information Management
7 56 (30.60%) Records Management
8 55 (30.05%) Wealth Management
9 47 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 40 (21.86%) Postgraduate
11 34 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (17.49%) Information Security
13 31 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
14 30 (16.39%) IT Strategy
15 29 (15.85%) ITIL
15 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
16 27 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (13.11%) CISSP
17 24 (13.11%) SQL
18 22 (12.02%) Retail
18 22 (12.02%) User Experience
19 21 (11.48%) JavaScript
20 20 (10.93%) Cisco
21 19 (10.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 19 (10.38%) Windows
21 19 (10.38%) VMware
21 19 (10.38%) DevOps
21 19 (10.38%) AWS

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 1 (0.55%) CMS
1 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) CSG Singleview
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.38%) AWS
2 16 (8.74%) Azure
3 6 (3.28%) Asana
4 5 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.64%) Office 365
6 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) GCP
6 2 (1.09%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.55%) Force.com
7 1 (0.55%) Google Sheets
7 1 (0.55%) PaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.29%) Network Security
1 17 (9.29%) WAN
2 16 (8.74%) LAN
3 10 (5.46%) Cisco IPT
3 10 (5.46%) DNS
3 10 (5.46%) IP Telephony
4 9 (4.92%) Internet
4 9 (4.92%) VoIP
4 9 (4.92%) Wireless
5 8 (4.37%) BGP
5 8 (4.37%) DHCP
5 8 (4.37%) EIGRP
5 8 (4.37%) Firewall
5 8 (4.37%) IPsec
5 8 (4.37%) OSPF
5 8 (4.37%) SAN
5 8 (4.37%) SNMP
5 8 (4.37%) SSL
5 8 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (4.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.19%) Big Data
4 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 2 (1.09%) QlikView
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) Power BI
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.55%) Gradle
4 1 (0.55%) JIRA
4 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (40.98%) Finance
2 22 (12.02%) Retail
3 11 (6.01%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.83%) Legal
4 7 (3.83%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.28%) Banking
5 6 (3.28%) Billing
5 6 (3.28%) Housing Association
6 5 (2.73%) Marketing
7 3 (1.64%) Law
7 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (25.68%) Data Manager
2 40 (21.86%) Records Manager
3 20 (10.93%) Architect
4 15 (8.20%) Analyst
5 11 (6.01%) IT Manager
5 11 (6.01%) Operations Manager
6 10 (5.46%) Developer
6 10 (5.46%) Security Analyst
7 9 (4.92%) Consultant
7 9 (4.92%) IT Operations Manager
8 8 (4.37%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.83%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.83%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.83%) Head of IT
9 7 (3.83%) Information Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.65%) .NET
2 13 (7.10%) REST
3 11 (6.01%) Web Services
4 10 (5.46%) HTML
5 9 (4.92%) CSS
6 8 (4.37%) 802.1X
6 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.37%) jQuery
7 7 (3.83%) Ajax
7 7 (3.83%) Spring
8 6 (3.28%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.64%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.64%) HTML5
9 3 (1.64%) React
10 2 (1.09%) Cocoa Touch
10 2 (1.09%) iOS SDK
10 2 (1.09%) iPhone SDK
10 2 (1.09%) OAuth
10 2 (1.09%) OpenID
10 2 (1.09%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 86 (46.99%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (33.88%) Management Information System
3 57 (31.15%) Data Protection Act
4 22 (12.02%) User Experience
5 16 (8.74%) PKI
6 9 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.37%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.28%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.73%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.64%) Social Media
12 2 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (1.09%) APACS
12 2 (1.09%) CESG
12 2 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.09%) iPhone
12 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.09%) Smart Energy
12 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.38%) Windows
2 17 (9.29%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.20%) Android
4 14 (7.65%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.56%) Unix
6 11 (6.01%) Linux
7 10 (5.46%) HPUX
8 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.17%) Problem-Solving
2 70 (38.25%) Data Protection
3 56 (30.60%) Information Management
3 56 (30.60%) Records Management
4 55 (30.05%) Wealth Management
5 34 (18.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (17.49%) Information Security
7 31 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (16.39%) IT Strategy
9 29 (15.85%) ITIL
10 27 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (10.38%) DevOps
12 17 (9.29%) Business Continuity
13 16 (8.74%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (7.65%) Mentoring
15 13 (7.10%) Change Management
15 13 (7.10%) Service Management
15 13 (7.10%) Threat Detection
16 11 (6.01%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.11%) SQL
2 21 (11.48%) JavaScript
3 18 (9.84%) C#
4 16 (8.74%) Java
5 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.19%) Python
7 2 (1.09%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (21.86%) Postgraduate
2 24 (13.11%) CISSP
3 15 (8.20%) CISM
4 12 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.46%) CISA
6 10 (5.46%) Degree
7 8 (4.37%) CCNA
7 8 (4.37%) CCNP
7 8 (4.37%) CEH
8 7 (3.83%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (3.28%) GIAC
9 6 (3.28%) GSEC
10 5 (2.73%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (2.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (2.19%) CCSP
11 4 (2.19%) CRISC
12 3 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.64%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (10.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (9.84%) PCI DSS
4 14 (7.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (7.10%) ISO 22301
6 11 (6.01%) COBIT
7 8 (4.37%) ISO 9001
8 7 (3.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (2.73%) Data Quality
9 5 (2.73%) SLA
10 4 (2.19%) QA
11 3 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (1.09%) NCSC
12 2 (1.09%) PA-DSS
12 2 (1.09%) PSD2
13 1 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.55%) GxP
13 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.55%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.93%) Cisco
3 19 (10.38%) VMware
4 11 (6.01%) IBM
5 10 (5.46%) Citrix
5 10 (5.46%) Oracle
6 8 (4.37%) BT
6 8 (4.37%) Nimsoft
6 8 (4.37%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.73%) Google
8 3 (1.64%) Informatica
9 2 (1.09%) Databricks
9 2 (1.09%) Tableau
10 1 (0.55%) CA
10 1 (0.55%) NetApp
10 1 (0.55%) Pardot
10 1 (0.55%) Sage
10 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.55%) Xamarin