Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 361 876
Rank change year-on-year +195 +515 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,736 836 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.04% 0.84% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.30% 7.05% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 975 684 30
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £82,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £64,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -6.98% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,136 11,864 12,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.29% 11.95% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,929 9,191 9,657
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing GDPR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the UK excluding London

GDPR
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GDPR in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for GDPR in the UK excluding London

GDPR
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the UK excluding London

GDPR
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Midlands +226 544 £47,500 - 55
North of England +121 451 £45,000 -18.18% 91
West Midlands +194 449 £47,500 +5.56% 44
South East +147 440 £52,500 -2.33% 64
North West +156 319 £45,000 -12.20% 53
South West +102 150 £43,500 -13.00% 44
East of England +59 107 £50,000 -9.09% 25
Yorkshire +7 103 £47,500 -13.64% 30
East Midlands +84 93 £48,250 +7.22% 11
Scotland -13 39 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Wales +25 31 £33,750 -6.25% 15
North East +16 29 £52,500 -4.55% 8
Northern Ireland -10 7 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South Coast - 4 - -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 918 (52.88%) Data Protection
2 580 (33.41%) Information Security
3 513 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 453 (26.09%) Finance
5 427 (24.60%) Microsoft
6 424 (24.42%) ITIL
7 363 (20.91%) CISSP
8 344 (19.82%) Windows
9 326 (18.78%) PCI DSS
10 314 (18.09%) Management Information System
11 303 (17.45%) Data Centre
12 283 (16.30%) SQL
13 273 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
14 259 (14.92%) VMware
15 250 (14.40%) Network Security
16 243 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 236 (13.59%) Degree
18 235 (13.54%) Project Management
19 231 (13.31%) Business Continuity
20 224 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
21 220 (12.67%) Disaster Recovery
22 217 (12.50%) Cisco
22 217 (12.50%) SIEM
23 212 (12.21%) Linux
24 209 (12.04%) Presales
25 208 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
26 204 (11.75%) Legal
27 202 (11.64%) Service Delivery
28 198 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
29 192 (11.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 79 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.15%) Apache
2 20 (1.15%) SAS
3 16 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.52%) IIS
7 8 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.40%) Confluence
8 7 (0.40%) JBoss
8 7 (0.40%) nginx
9 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.29%) CMS
11 4 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 192 (11.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 106 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.17%) FastStats
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) iTrent
5 2 (0.12%) Shopify
5 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.058%) assyst
6 1 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.058%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.058%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.058%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 224 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 112 (6.45%) Office 365
4 58 (3.34%) SaaS
5 46 (2.65%) IaaS
5 46 (2.65%) PaaS
6 34 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
12 13 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.75%) Serverless
13 12 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 250 (14.40%) Network Security
2 168 (9.68%) Firewall
3 144 (8.29%) Wi-Fi
4 93 (5.36%) DNS
5 68 (3.92%) DHCP
6 61 (3.51%) WAN
7 48 (2.76%) LAN
8 44 (2.53%) Internet
9 38 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (1.96%) VPN
11 33 (1.90%) VoIP
12 28 (1.61%) Intranet
13 26 (1.50%) Wireless
14 25 (1.44%) MPLS
15 23 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (1.27%) Cisco PIX
16 22 (1.27%) OSPF
17 21 (1.21%) HTTP
17 21 (1.21%) TCP/IP
18 17 (0.98%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.92%) Big Data
3 59 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (3.00%) Power BI
5 45 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (1.96%) MySQL
6 34 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.67%) Hadoop
9 26 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 18 (1.04%) MongoDB
12 16 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
13 13 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 51 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 49 (2.82%) JIRA
4 46 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 15 (0.86%) Subversion
8 11 (0.63%) Gradle
9 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.40%) gulp
10 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.35%) Hudson
11 6 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.35%) webpack
12 5 (0.29%) Maven
13 4 (0.23%) Bower
13 4 (0.23%) Grunt
13 4 (0.23%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 453 (26.09%) Finance
2 204 (11.75%) Legal
3 129 (7.43%) Retail
4 65 (3.74%) Law
5 58 (3.34%) Marketing
6 36 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.84%) Publishing
8 31 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.50%) Advertising
10 25 (1.44%) Banking
11 16 (0.92%) Local Government
12 15 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.75%) Billing
14 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.23%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Back Office
16 3 (0.17%) Games
17 1 (0.058%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 361 (20.79%) Analyst
2 238 (13.71%) Architect
3 237 (13.65%) Security Analyst
4 153 (8.81%) IT Analyst
5 147 (8.47%) IT Security Analyst
6 123 (7.09%) Senior Analyst
7 117 (6.74%) Security Manager
8 116 (6.68%) Developer
9 115 (6.62%) Senior Security Analyst
10 108 (6.22%) Senior IT Security Analyst
11 91 (5.24%) Information Manager
12 88 (5.07%) Information Security Manager
13 87 (5.01%) Service Manager
14 69 (3.97%) IT Engineer
15 64 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
16 63 (3.63%) Consultant
16 63 (3.63%) Information Analyst
16 63 (3.63%) Technical Architect
17 59 (3.40%) Information Security Analyst
18 56 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (5.41%) Web Services
2 88 (5.07%) .NET
3 65 (3.74%) HTML
4 55 (3.17%) CSS
5 49 (2.82%) REST
6 42 (2.42%) React
7 35 (2.02%) AngularJS
7 35 (2.02%) ASP.NET
8 34 (1.96%) Spring
9 28 (1.61%) HTML5
9 28 (1.61%) Node.js
10 27 (1.56%) jQuery
11 26 (1.50%) OAuth
12 25 (1.44%) JSON
12 25 (1.44%) RESTful
12 25 (1.44%) SOAP
13 22 (1.27%) .NET Framework
14 20 (1.15%) OAuth2
15 19 (1.09%) Ajax
15 19 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 314 (18.09%) Management Information System
2 303 (17.45%) Data Centre
3 192 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
5 107 (6.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 104 (5.99%) Data Protection Act
7 42 (2.42%) Public Cloud
8 41 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
9 39 (2.25%) CMDB
9 39 (2.25%) NHS
10 29 (1.67%) Driving Licence
11 28 (1.61%) CESG
12 22 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.27%) User Experience
13 21 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.92%) Clustering
15 16 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.92%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 344 (19.82%) Windows
2 212 (12.21%) Linux
3 80 (4.61%) Windows Server
4 65 (3.74%) Unix
5 59 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 59 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (2.88%) Windows 7
7 37 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.63%) Android
10 10 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.17%) AIX
13 3 (0.17%) CentOS
13 3 (0.17%) Solaris
13 3 (0.17%) SUSE
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
14 2 (0.12%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (52.88%) Data Protection
2 580 (33.41%) Information Security
3 424 (24.42%) ITIL
4 273 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
5 243 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 235 (13.54%) Project Management
7 231 (13.31%) Business Continuity
8 220 (12.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 217 (12.50%) SIEM
10 209 (12.04%) Presales
11 202 (11.64%) Service Delivery
12 198 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
13 190 (10.94%) Cybersecurity
14 185 (10.66%) Due Diligence
15 184 (10.60%) Mentoring
16 183 (10.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 180 (10.37%) Risk Management
18 169 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
18 169 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management
19 160 (9.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (16.30%) SQL
2 95 (5.47%) Java
3 86 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 69 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 59 (3.40%) T-SQL
6 46 (2.65%) C#
7 43 (2.48%) VBScript
8 41 (2.36%) Python
9 34 (1.96%) PHP
10 20 (1.15%) Scala
10 20 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.09%) C
12 18 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 16 (0.92%) Perl
13 16 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 15 (0.86%) C++
15 12 (0.69%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.58%) Ruby
16 10 (0.58%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 363 (20.91%) CISSP
2 236 (13.59%) Degree
3 163 (9.39%) CISM
4 143 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 134 (7.72%) CREST Certified
6 121 (6.97%) SANS
7 99 (5.70%) CISA
8 91 (5.24%) ISEB
9 88 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 79 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 77 (4.44%) MCSE
12 63 (3.63%) SC Cleared
13 62 (3.57%) CEH
14 56 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
15 52 (3.00%) MCP
16 48 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
17 43 (2.48%) CRISC
18 32 (1.84%) CCNP
18 32 (1.84%) SSCP
19 29 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 513 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 326 (18.78%) PCI DSS
3 109 (6.28%) SLA
4 91 (5.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 57 (3.28%) COBIT
6 46 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 43 (2.48%) QA
8 30 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (1.50%) PMO
10 23 (1.32%) ISO 22301
11 17 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 17 (0.98%) Data Quality
12 16 (0.92%) GPG13
12 16 (0.92%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.46%) PSD2
14 6 (0.35%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
14 6 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 208 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 153 (8.81%) Active Directory
3 70 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 57 (3.28%) Docker
5 33 (1.90%) XenApp
6 30 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.63%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.17%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.17%) vSphere
12 2 (0.12%) HDFS
13 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.058%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (4.21%) SCCM
2 20 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.09%) WSUS
4 18 (1.04%) SCOM
5 16 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 14 (0.81%) Ansible
7 9 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.52%) Terraform
8 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.29%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.29%) OpenVAS
10 5 (0.29%) vRealize
11 4 (0.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.23%) Kibana
11 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.23%) Puppet
11 4 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 427 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 259 (14.92%) VMware
3 217 (12.50%) Cisco
4 104 (5.99%) Citrix
5 65 (3.74%) HP
6 58 (3.34%) Oracle
7 52 (3.00%) ServiceNow
7 52 (3.00%) SolarWinds
8 40 (2.30%) Symantec
9 39 (2.25%) CheckPoint
9 39 (2.25%) NetApp
10 32 (1.84%) Ivanti
11 30 (1.73%) Tableau
12 28 (1.61%) EMC
13 25 (1.44%) Google
13 25 (1.44%) IBM
14 22 (1.27%) 3PAR
15 21 (1.21%) Fortinet
16 15 (0.86%) Dell
17 14 (0.81%) SAP