Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 120 258
Rank change year-on-year -38 +138 +86
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 144 267 121
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.78% 2.65% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.64% 17.62% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 124 209 104
Median annual salary £44,000 £52,284 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.84% +6.16% -17.92%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £35,700
90th Percentile £71,750 £76,500 £78,375
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 921 1,515 1,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.38% 15.06% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 686 1,101 1,222
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,707 £67,500
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GDPR in the North West.

Salary trend for GDPR in the North West

GDPR
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing GDPR in the North West over the 6 months to 31 March 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 31 March 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 -27 74 £51,000 +6.25% 19
Lancashire +33 38 £44,000 +76.00% 5
Cheshire -34 23 £55,000 -21.43% 12
Merseyside -11 9 £52,500 +5.00% 5
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 72 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (34.72%) Azure
3 49 (34.03%) Microsoft
4 48 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 45 (31.25%) .NET
6 39 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 38 (26.39%) Information Security
7 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (25.69%) C#
9 35 (24.31%) PCI DSS
10 34 (23.61%) Degree
10 34 (23.61%) Retail
10 34 (23.61%) Visual Studio
11 33 (22.92%) CSS
11 33 (22.92%) HTML
11 33 (22.92%) Manufacturing
12 32 (22.22%) Migration
13 31 (21.53%) SQL
13 31 (21.53%) jQuery
13 31 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (20.83%) Computer Science
15 29 (20.14%) Greenfield Project
16 28 (19.44%) Office 365
16 28 (19.44%) AWS
17 27 (18.75%) Data Security
17 27 (18.75%) AngularJS
18 25 (17.36%) Self-Motivation
18 25 (17.36%) Risk Management
18 25 (17.36%) VMware
19 24 (16.67%) WinForms

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 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.39%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (34.72%) Azure
2 28 (19.44%) AWS
2 28 (19.44%) Office 365
3 14 (9.72%) Power Platform
4 13 (9.03%) GCP
5 10 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (6.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (5.56%) SaaS
7 6 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (4.17%) Slack
8 5 (3.47%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 5 (3.47%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (3.47%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (3.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.69%) IaaS
9 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.33%) Firewall
2 10 (6.94%) Network Security
3 7 (4.86%) SAN
4 6 (4.17%) VoIP
4 6 (4.17%) VPN
5 5 (3.47%) Unified Communications
5 5 (3.47%) VLAN
6 2 (1.39%) DHCP
6 2 (1.39%) DNS
6 2 (1.39%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.39%) LAN
6 2 (1.39%) MPLS
6 2 (1.39%) WAN
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.69%) DSL
7 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.72%) Power BI
4 8 (5.56%) MySQL
4 8 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.86%) GIS
5 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.17%) Big Data
7 5 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (23.61%) Visual Studio
2 31 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.17%) JIRA
3 6 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.39%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (23.61%) Retail
2 33 (22.92%) Manufacturing
3 16 (11.11%) Finance
4 9 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.86%) Housing Association
6 5 (3.47%) Law
6 5 (3.47%) Marketing
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 46 (31.94%) Developer
2 31 (21.53%) Software Developer
3 24 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 24 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 14 (9.72%) Security Manager
5 11 (7.64%) Analyst
5 11 (7.64%) Technical Leader
6 10 (6.94%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (6.94%) IT Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.86%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Information Manager
8 7 (4.86%) IT Director
9 6 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.25%) .NET
2 33 (22.92%) CSS
2 33 (22.92%) HTML
3 31 (21.53%) jQuery
4 27 (18.75%) AngularJS
5 24 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 24 (16.67%) ADO.NET
5 24 (16.67%) CSS3
5 24 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 24 (16.67%) HTML5
5 24 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 24 (16.67%) WinForms
6 21 (14.58%) Web Services
7 9 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.86%) Ajax
9 6 (4.17%) LDAP
10 4 (2.78%) RESTful
11 3 (2.08%) .NET Core
11 3 (2.08%) SOAP
11 3 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.14%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (17.36%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.86%) User Experience
6 6 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.17%) Life Science
7 5 (3.47%) CESG
7 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.08%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.08%) Smart Meter
9 3 (2.08%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.39%) Clustering
10 2 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.39%) Replication
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.67%) Windows
2 17 (11.81%) Linux
3 8 (5.56%) HPUX
3 8 (5.56%) Unix
4 7 (4.86%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.69%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (26.39%) Information Security
2 32 (22.22%) Migration
3 30 (20.83%) Computer Science
4 27 (18.75%) Data Security
5 25 (17.36%) Risk Management
6 24 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (16.67%) Web Development
7 17 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 16 (11.11%) Scrum
8 16 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (10.42%) ITIL
9 15 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (9.72%) Software Architecture
11 12 (8.33%) Change Control
12 11 (7.64%) Configuration Management
12 11 (7.64%) Data Management
12 11 (7.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.08%) JavaScript
2 37 (25.69%) C#
3 31 (21.53%) SQL
4 24 (16.67%) VB
4 24 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 24 (16.67%) VB6
5 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
5 15 (10.42%) Python
6 7 (4.86%) Java
7 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.08%) 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 34 (23.61%) Degree
2 20 (13.89%) CISSP
3 12 (8.33%) CISM
4 9 (6.25%) CISA
5 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.86%) CCNA
7 6 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.47%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (3.47%) MCSE
8 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.78%) CEH
9 4 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.39%) CCNP
10 2 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.69%) CHFI
11 1 (0.69%) ECIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (24.31%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.17%) NIST
4 5 (3.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (3.47%) ISO 31000
5 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.39%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.69%) COBIT
7 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.69%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.69%) QA
7 1 (0.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.86%) Docker
4 3 (2.08%) XenApp
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) Puppet
2 7 (4.86%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.17%) Ansible
3 6 (4.17%) Grafana
3 6 (4.17%) Kibana
3 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.17%) Terraform
4 5 (3.47%) CASB
5 3 (2.08%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.69%) Nessus
6 1 (0.69%) Nmap
6 1 (0.69%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (34.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.36%) VMware
3 24 (16.67%) Xamarin
4 14 (9.72%) Cisco
5 12 (8.33%) HP
6 11 (7.64%) Oracle
7 7 (4.86%) Cognos
7 7 (4.86%) IBM
7 7 (4.86%) McAfee
7 7 (4.86%) Meraki
8 6 (4.17%) Google
8 6 (4.17%) SaltStack
8 6 (4.17%) Veeam
9 5 (3.47%) Citrix
9 5 (3.47%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.39%) Apple
10 2 (1.39%) CommVault
10 2 (1.39%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.39%) SAP
11 1 (0.69%) Wyse