Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 167 249
Rank change year-on-year -34 +82 +23
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 306 130 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 1.62% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.66% 12.40% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 165 96 245
10th Percentile £26,000 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £42,875 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -8.70% +21.05%
75th Percentile £72,500 £64,688 £75,000
90th Percentile £89,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.64% - +1.85%

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,870 1,048 3,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.98% 13.06% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,839 829 2,787
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GDPR as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GDPR in the South East.

Salary trend for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing GDPR in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the South East

GDPR
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -51 116 £62,500 - 28
Buckinghamshire -20 63 £29,000 -43.41% 9
Hampshire -81 54 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Surrey -29 52 £31,000 -48.33% 21
Berkshire -58 52 £75,000 +20.00% 12
West Sussex +19 42 £65,000 +23.22% 8
Kent -38 14 £68,750 +65.66% 11
East Sussex -41 10 £70,000 +60.00% 4
Oxfordshire -30 1 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Sussex - 1 £90,000 -
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 164 (53.59%) Social Skills
2 102 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 98 (32.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (28.43%) Cybersecurity
5 84 (27.45%) Information Security
6 80 (26.14%) Data Protection
7 79 (25.82%) Finance
8 78 (25.49%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (20.92%) CISSP
11 60 (19.61%) ITIL
12 58 (18.95%) CISM
13 56 (18.30%) NIST
14 54 (17.65%) Analytics
15 49 (16.01%) DevOps
15 49 (16.01%) Digital Economy
16 48 (15.69%) Time Management
17 46 (15.03%) Management Information System
18 41 (13.40%) Windows
18 41 (13.40%) Microsoft 365
19 40 (13.07%) Vulnerability Management
19 40 (13.07%) QA
20 39 (12.75%) Azure
21 36 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
22 35 (11.44%) Data Science
22 35 (11.44%) PCI DSS
22 35 (11.44%) Degree
23 34 (11.11%) SIEM
23 34 (11.11%) Risk Management
24 32 (10.46%) Security Architecture

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (6.86%) CMS
2 13 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.98%) SAS
5 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (9.80%) Campfire
2 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.29%) NetSuite
3 4 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.65%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.40%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (12.75%) Azure
3 29 (9.48%) AWS
4 21 (6.86%) npm
5 12 (3.92%) GCP
6 10 (3.27%) GitHub
6 10 (3.27%) SaaS
7 9 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (2.94%) OpenShift
8 8 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.61%) IaaS
8 8 (2.61%) PaaS
9 6 (1.96%) Azure Logic Apps
9 6 (1.96%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.63%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.31%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.65%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.65%) Boomi
13 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.80%) Broadband
1 30 (9.80%) Firewall
2 18 (5.88%) Network Security
2 18 (5.88%) WAN
3 13 (4.25%) SSL
4 12 (3.92%) Internet
4 12 (3.92%) VPN
5 10 (3.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (3.27%) HTTP
5 10 (3.27%) SD-WAN
6 9 (2.94%) DNS
6 9 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.96%) Multicast
9 5 (1.63%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (1.63%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.63%) IPsec
10 4 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.31%) SSH
10 4 (1.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.90%) NoSQL
1 15 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.29%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.96%) Data Lake
3 6 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.63%) Big Data
4 5 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.65%) DB2
6 2 (0.65%) Metadata
6 2 (0.65%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) PolyBase
7 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (6.86%) ESLint
2 9 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (2.29%) JIRA
4 6 (1.96%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.33%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.33%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.33%) Emacs
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 164 (53.59%) Social Skills
2 79 (25.82%) Finance
3 49 (16.01%) Digital Economy
4 30 (9.80%) Police
5 28 (9.15%) Legal
6 25 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.27%) Marketing
7 10 (3.27%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (3.27%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (2.61%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.96%) Banking
9 6 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.63%) Games
10 5 (1.63%) Law
10 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.31%) Automotive
11 4 (1.31%) Billing
11 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.31%) Retail
12 3 (0.98%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (18.95%) Analyst
2 39 (12.75%) Consultant
3 34 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 29 (9.48%) Developer
4 29 (9.48%) Service Analyst
4 29 (9.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (9.15%) Architect
6 24 (7.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 20 (6.54%) Junior
7 20 (6.54%) Junior Consultant
8 17 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 17 (5.56%) Security Specialist
9 16 (5.23%) Junior Security Consultant
10 15 (4.90%) Information Security Specialist
10 15 (4.90%) Information Specialist
11 14 (4.58%) IT Support
11 14 (4.58%) Senior Security Engineer
12 13 (4.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (4.25%) Security Manager
13 12 (3.92%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.17%) HTML
2 22 (7.19%) .NET
3 21 (6.86%) AngularJS
3 21 (6.86%) CSS
3 21 (6.86%) Sass
4 9 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.96%) SOAP
5 6 (1.96%) XML
6 5 (1.63%) LDAP
7 4 (1.31%) JSON
8 3 (0.98%) EDI
8 3 (0.98%) OAuth
8 3 (0.98%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.98%) SAML
8 3 (0.98%) Web Services
8 3 (0.98%) XSLT
9 2 (0.65%) Middleware
10 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.03%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.80%) Smart Meter
3 23 (7.52%) User Experience
4 20 (6.54%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.96%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.63%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.63%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (1.31%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.31%) Life Science
10 4 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (1.31%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.98%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.40%) Windows
2 17 (5.56%) Linux
3 14 (4.58%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.27%) Unix
5 6 (1.96%) Solaris
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.65%) AIX
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.65%) zOS
8 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.43%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (27.45%) Information Security
3 80 (26.14%) Data Protection
4 78 (25.49%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (19.61%) ITIL
7 54 (17.65%) Analytics
8 49 (16.01%) DevOps
9 48 (15.69%) Time Management
10 40 (13.07%) Vulnerability Management
11 35 (11.44%) Data Science
12 34 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 34 (11.11%) SIEM
13 32 (10.46%) Artificial Intelligence
13 32 (10.46%) Security Architecture
14 30 (9.80%) Creative Thinking
14 30 (9.80%) Identity Management
14 30 (9.80%) Security Testing
15 29 (9.48%) Information Management
15 29 (9.48%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.86%) SQL
1 21 (6.86%) TypeScript
2 16 (5.23%) C#
3 15 (4.90%) Python
4 5 (1.63%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.31%) C
5 4 (1.31%) Java
6 3 (0.98%) XPath
7 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) Go
8 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (20.92%) CISSP
2 58 (18.95%) CISM
3 35 (11.44%) Degree
4 25 (8.17%) Security Cleared
5 19 (6.21%) CISA
6 18 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.61%) CEH
7 8 (2.61%) OSCP
8 7 (2.29%) GIAC
9 6 (1.96%) CASP
9 6 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.96%) ISEB
9 6 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.96%) OSCE
10 5 (1.63%) CCNA
10 5 (1.63%) CGEIT
10 5 (1.63%) CRISC
10 5 (1.63%) FFIEC
10 5 (1.63%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (32.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (18.30%) NIST
3 40 (13.07%) QA
4 36 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 35 (11.44%) PCI DSS
6 30 (9.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 28 (9.15%) SLA
8 24 (7.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (6.86%) WCAG
10 11 (3.59%) COBIT
11 8 (2.61%) HIPAA
12 7 (2.29%) Data Quality
13 6 (1.96%) IASME
13 6 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (1.31%) BS25999
14 4 (1.31%) GAMP
14 4 (1.31%) Good Clinical Practice
14 4 (1.31%) ISO 9001
14 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (1.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 19 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.25%) Docker
3 5 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Firmware
5 2 (0.65%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.65%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.65%) RACF
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.27%) Ansible
3 9 (2.94%) Kibana
4 6 (1.96%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.96%) HP Fortify
4 6 (1.96%) WebInspect
5 5 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.65%) QRadar
6 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.23%) Oracle
3 11 (3.59%) Meraki
3 11 (3.59%) Splunk
4 8 (2.61%) Cisco
5 7 (2.29%) ArcSight
5 7 (2.29%) Citrix
6 6 (1.96%) Black Duck
6 6 (1.96%) HP
6 6 (1.96%) Juniper
6 6 (1.96%) Micro Focus
6 6 (1.96%) Palo Alto
6 6 (1.96%) Qualys
6 6 (1.96%) Sonatype
6 6 (1.96%) Tripwire
6 6 (1.96%) VMware
7 4 (1.31%) Arista
7 4 (1.31%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.31%) SAP