Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 119 256
Rank change year-on-year -61 +137 +113
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 151 313 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.52% 2.67% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.30% 18.65% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 90 251 90
North West median annual salary £46,250 £46,000 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.54% -6.60% +3.68%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,025 £76,375
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 1,228 1,678 1,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.34% 14.32% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 873 1,306 1,181
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £66,704 £65,000
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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -75 64 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Cheshire -24 35 £60,000 +17.65% 10
Merseyside +10 30 £45,000 -3.23% 4
Lancashire -1 21 £44,000 +14.29% 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 59 (39.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (37.75%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (32.45%) Microsoft
4 47 (31.13%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (26.49%) Data Protection
6 38 (25.17%) Finance
7 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
8 31 (20.53%) Manufacturing
8 31 (20.53%) Data Protection Act
9 30 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (19.87%) Management Information System
10 28 (18.54%) .NET
11 27 (17.88%) VMware
12 26 (17.22%) Information Security
12 26 (17.22%) SQL
12 26 (17.22%) ITIL
12 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (17.22%) Information Management
12 26 (17.22%) Records Management
12 26 (17.22%) Self-Motivation
13 25 (16.56%) Mentoring
13 25 (16.56%) Retail
13 25 (16.56%) Wealth Management
14 24 (15.89%) PCI DSS
14 24 (15.89%) Azure
14 24 (15.89%) Degree
15 23 (15.23%) IP Telephony
15 23 (15.23%) C#
15 23 (15.23%) Citrix
16 22 (14.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 6 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) CMS
2 1 (0.66%) SAS
2 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.89%) Azure
2 17 (11.26%) AWS
3 13 (8.61%) Office 365
4 8 (5.30%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.97%) Asana
6 4 (2.65%) GCP
7 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.99%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.66%) IaaS
9 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.23%) IP Telephony
2 17 (11.26%) Cisco IPT
3 13 (8.61%) Firewall
4 8 (5.30%) Network Security
4 8 (5.30%) VoIP
5 7 (4.64%) DHCP
5 7 (4.64%) DNS
5 7 (4.64%) LAN
6 6 (3.97%) SAN
7 5 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (3.31%) WAN
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.32%) HSRP
8 2 (1.32%) Wireless
8 2 (1.32%) WLAN
9 1 (0.66%) Broadband
9 1 (0.66%) Intranet
9 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.30%) Power BI
4 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.99%) MySQL
7 3 (1.99%) QlikView
8 2 (1.32%) Big Data
9 1 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.66%) GIS
9 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.66%) JIRA
5 1 (0.66%) Maven
5 1 (0.66%) RStudio
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (25.17%) Finance
2 31 (20.53%) Manufacturing
3 25 (16.56%) Retail
4 9 (5.96%) Marketing
5 7 (4.64%) Housing Association
6 6 (3.97%) Banking
7 5 (3.31%) Legal
8 4 (2.65%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.99%) Law
10 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.66%) Military
10 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (18.54%) Developer
2 20 (13.25%) IT Manager
3 16 (10.60%) IT Operations Manager
3 16 (10.60%) Operations Manager
4 14 (9.27%) Analyst
4 14 (9.27%) Data Manager
5 11 (7.28%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.28%) Senior Software Developer
5 11 (7.28%) Software Developer
6 10 (6.62%) Records Manager
7 9 (5.96%) Consultant
8 8 (5.30%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.30%) Security Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Security Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Head of IT
9 7 (4.64%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) .NET
2 22 (14.57%) HTML
3 21 (13.91%) CSS
4 19 (12.58%) jQuery
5 15 (9.93%) HTML5
6 13 (8.61%) CSS3
7 12 (7.95%) AngularJS
7 12 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (7.28%) .NET Framework
8 11 (7.28%) ADO.NET
8 11 (7.28%) Entity Framework
8 11 (7.28%) WinForms
9 10 (6.62%) Web Services
10 9 (5.96%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.64%) Ajax
12 4 (2.65%) Spring
13 3 (1.99%) REST
13 3 (1.99%) Spring Boot
14 1 (0.66%) .NET Core
14 1 (0.66%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 47 (31.13%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (20.53%) Data Protection Act
3 30 (19.87%) Management Information System
4 26 (17.22%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (9.27%) User Experience
6 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.65%) PKI
8 3 (1.99%) CESG
9 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.66%) Clustering
10 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.26%) HPUX
1 17 (11.26%) Unix
2 13 (8.61%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) Android
4 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.97%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.75%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (26.49%) Data Protection
3 30 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (17.22%) Information Management
4 26 (17.22%) Information Security
4 26 (17.22%) ITIL
4 26 (17.22%) Records Management
5 25 (16.56%) Mentoring
5 25 (16.56%) Wealth Management
6 21 (13.91%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (12.58%) Migration
7 19 (12.58%) Service Management
8 18 (11.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (10.60%) Data Security
9 16 (10.60%) Operations Management
10 15 (9.93%) Infrastructure Management
10 15 (9.93%) Matrix Organization
10 15 (9.93%) Web Development
11 14 (9.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.22%) SQL
2 23 (15.23%) C#
3 22 (14.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.95%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.95%) VB
5 11 (7.28%) VB.NET
5 11 (7.28%) VB6
6 5 (3.31%) Java
7 3 (1.99%) C
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.66%) Java 8
9 1 (0.66%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.66%) Python
9 1 (0.66%) R
9 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Degree
2 17 (11.26%) CISSP
3 10 (6.62%) Postgraduate
4 8 (5.30%) CISM
5 7 (4.64%) CISA
6 6 (3.97%) CEH
6 6 (3.97%) GIAC
6 6 (3.97%) GSEC
7 5 (3.31%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.99%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.32%) CRISC
9 2 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.66%) CHFI
10 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.66%) ECIH
10 1 (0.66%) GCIH
10 1 (0.66%) OSCE
10 1 (0.66%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (39.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (15.89%) PCI DSS
3 22 (14.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (11.92%) COBIT
5 12 (7.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (4.64%) ISO 22301
7 5 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (3.31%) Data Quality
7 5 (3.31%) SLA
8 4 (2.65%) NIST
9 3 (1.99%) ISO 31000
10 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.66%) Docker
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.99%) CASB
3 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.66%) Nessus
3 1 (0.66%) Nmap
3 1 (0.66%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 49 (32.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.88%) VMware
3 23 (15.23%) Citrix
4 19 (12.58%) Cisco
4 19 (12.58%) Oracle
5 13 (8.61%) Xamarin
6 8 (5.30%) NetApp
7 7 (4.64%) IBM
8 6 (3.97%) Avaya
8 6 (3.97%) Cognos
8 6 (3.97%) Dell
8 6 (3.97%) EMC
8 6 (3.97%) Veeam
9 3 (1.99%) Google
9 3 (1.99%) Tableau
10 2 (1.32%) Apple
11 1 (0.66%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.66%) Informatica
11 1 (0.66%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.66%) Qualys