Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 444 928
Rank change year-on-year +247 +484 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,573 589 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.73% 0.59% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.66% 5.08% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 489 35
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £75,250 £76,250 £79,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -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 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 12,423 11,599 14,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.69% 11.70% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9,241 8,996 10,925
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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
North of England +167 478 £45,000 -10.00% 84
Midlands +187 408 £45,000 -5.26% 41
South East +170 375 £50,000 +1.01% 70
West Midlands +181 355 £46,250 -5.13% 21
North West +132 305 £47,000 -4.57% 47
South West +107 144 £47,000 -6.00% 36
Yorkshire +88 138 £45,000 -10.00% 31
East of England +63 97 £48,500 -19.17% 24
East Midlands +35 56 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Scotland +20 43 £56,250 +40.63% 16
North East +22 35 £52,500 -29.06% 6
Wales +31 27 £41,250 +9.93% 4
Northern Ireland +10 10 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South Coast - 4 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £55,000 -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 810 (51.49%) Data Protection
2 572 (36.36%) Information Security
3 511 (32.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 410 (26.06%) Finance
5 363 (23.08%) ITIL
6 331 (21.04%) PCI DSS
7 319 (20.28%) Microsoft
8 318 (20.22%) CISSP
9 303 (19.26%) Windows
10 270 (17.16%) Management Information System
11 252 (16.02%) Data Centre
12 240 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
13 234 (14.88%) Cybersecurity
14 218 (13.86%) Project Management
15 210 (13.35%) SQL
16 207 (13.16%) Network Security
17 204 (12.97%) SIEM
18 203 (12.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 200 (12.71%) Degree
20 196 (12.46%) Risk Management
21 194 (12.33%) Business Continuity
22 192 (12.21%) VMware
23 190 (12.08%) Legal
24 189 (12.02%) Linux
25 174 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
26 166 (10.55%) Service Delivery
27 159 (10.11%) Cisco
28 157 (9.98%) CISM
28 157 (9.98%) Continuous Improvement
29 156 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure

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 61 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.21%) Apache
3 17 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.83%) nginx
5 10 (0.64%) IIS
6 9 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.51%) JBoss
8 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.38%) SAS
10 5 (0.32%) CMS
10 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.25%) Liferay
11 4 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.19%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.19%) lighttpd
12 3 (0.19%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 152 (9.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 100 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.064%) assyst
5 1 (0.064%) FastStats
5 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.064%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.064%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 156 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (6.04%) Office 365
4 65 (4.13%) SaaS
5 29 (1.84%) IaaS
5 29 (1.84%) PaaS
6 21 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
6 21 (1.34%) Serverless
7 19 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (1.14%) DigitalOcean
9 16 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.57%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.32%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 207 (13.16%) Network Security
2 153 (9.73%) Firewall
3 104 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
4 64 (4.07%) DNS
5 62 (3.94%) LAN
6 55 (3.50%) WAN
7 41 (2.61%) DHCP
8 39 (2.48%) VPN
9 35 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 31 (1.97%) Internet
11 25 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (1.59%) VoIP
12 24 (1.53%) TCP/IP
13 20 (1.27%) HTTP
14 18 (1.14%) Wireless
15 15 (0.95%) Intranet
15 15 (0.95%) SMS
16 13 (0.83%) OSPF
16 13 (0.83%) Unified Communications
17 12 (0.76%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.50%) Big Data
3 52 (3.31%) MySQL
4 50 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (2.03%) Power BI
7 28 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.34%) Redis
10 16 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.76%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.70%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.45%) QlikView
16 6 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.38%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 57 (3.62%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.46%) JIRA
4 21 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.95%) Subversion
6 15 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.76%) Maven
8 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.38%) gulp
9 6 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.38%) webpack
10 4 (0.25%) Gradle
10 4 (0.25%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.19%) Grunt
11 3 (0.19%) Hudson
11 3 (0.19%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.19%) Yeoman
General
1 410 (26.06%) Finance
2 190 (12.08%) Legal
3 121 (7.69%) Retail
4 58 (3.69%) Law
5 55 (3.50%) Marketing
6 53 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.67%) Banking
8 34 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.53%) Publishing
10 21 (1.34%) Advertising
11 18 (1.14%) Hindi Language
11 18 (1.14%) Punjabi Language
11 18 (1.14%) Urdu Language
12 14 (0.89%) Local Government
13 12 (0.76%) Billing
14 11 (0.70%) Back Office
15 9 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.25%) Games
18 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 309 (19.64%) Analyst
2 204 (12.97%) Security Analyst
3 173 (11.00%) Architect
4 140 (8.90%) Security Manager
5 121 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 114 (7.25%) IT Security Analyst
7 106 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
8 101 (6.42%) Information Manager
9 98 (6.23%) Developer
10 92 (5.85%) Information Security Manager
10 92 (5.85%) Senior Security Analyst
11 82 (5.21%) Senior IT Security Analyst
12 81 (5.15%) Project Manager
13 74 (4.70%) Consultant
14 72 (4.58%) Service Manager
15 59 (3.75%) IT Manager
16 55 (3.50%) Information Analyst
17 51 (3.24%) Information Security Analyst
18 49 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
19 46 (2.92%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.39%) .NET
2 67 (4.26%) HTML
3 63 (4.01%) Web Services
4 57 (3.62%) CSS
5 43 (2.73%) AngularJS
6 36 (2.29%) Spring
7 30 (1.91%) Node.js
8 27 (1.72%) HTML5
9 25 (1.59%) jQuery
9 25 (1.59%) REST
10 22 (1.40%) ASP.NET
11 21 (1.34%) React
12 18 (1.14%) Hibernate
13 17 (1.08%) Ajax
13 17 (1.08%) Express
14 16 (1.02%) SOAP
15 15 (0.95%) JSON
15 15 (0.95%) OAuth
16 14 (0.89%) Sails.js
17 13 (0.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 270 (17.16%) Management Information System
2 252 (16.02%) Data Centre
3 154 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (6.61%) Computer Science
5 98 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
6 93 (5.91%) Data Protection Act
7 79 (5.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 44 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
9 40 (2.54%) User Experience
10 32 (2.03%) CMDB
11 29 (1.84%) NHS
12 25 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.46%) CESG
14 20 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
15 17 (1.08%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.02%) Cyberattack
17 14 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.83%) Life Science
19 12 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 303 (19.26%) Windows
2 189 (12.02%) Linux
3 74 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 46 (2.92%) Windows 10
4 46 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (2.61%) Unix
7 38 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.21%) Android
9 13 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.38%) CentOS
13 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.19%) AIX
15 3 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.19%) SUSE
16 2 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (51.49%) Data Protection
2 572 (36.36%) Information Security
3 363 (23.08%) ITIL
4 240 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (14.88%) Cybersecurity
6 218 (13.86%) Project Management
7 204 (12.97%) SIEM
8 203 (12.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 196 (12.46%) Risk Management
10 194 (12.33%) Business Continuity
11 174 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 166 (10.55%) Service Delivery
13 157 (9.98%) Continuous Improvement
14 155 (9.85%) Penetration Testing
15 153 (9.73%) Due Diligence
16 149 (9.47%) Mentoring
17 143 (9.09%) Presales
18 142 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
19 135 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
20 134 (8.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 210 (13.35%) SQL
2 90 (5.72%) JavaScript
3 69 (4.39%) Java
4 47 (2.99%) PHP
5 45 (2.86%) C#
6 44 (2.80%) PowerShell
7 32 (2.03%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.78%) Python
9 21 (1.34%) VBScript
10 19 (1.21%) VBA
11 18 (1.14%) C++
12 17 (1.08%) C
13 15 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.89%) ES6
14 14 (0.89%) ES8
15 10 (0.64%) Perl
16 9 (0.57%) Scala
17 8 (0.51%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 318 (20.22%) CISSP
2 200 (12.71%) Degree
3 157 (9.98%) CISM
4 113 (7.18%) Security Cleared
5 107 (6.80%) CISA
6 102 (6.48%) CREST Certified
7 92 (5.85%) SANS
8 88 (5.59%) ISEB
9 74 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (4.39%) MCSE
11 63 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
12 57 (3.62%) SC Cleared
13 52 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
14 50 (3.18%) CEH
15 49 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (2.86%) MCP
17 36 (2.29%) CRISC
18 34 (2.16%) CCNA
19 28 (1.78%) SSCP
20 27 (1.72%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 511 (32.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 331 (21.04%) PCI DSS
3 107 (6.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 103 (6.55%) SLA
5 44 (2.80%) QA
6 43 (2.73%) COBIT
7 38 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 30 (1.91%) ISO 22301
9 27 (1.72%) ISO 9001
10 26 (1.65%) PMO
11 23 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (1.14%) Data Quality
13 17 (1.08%) GPG13
14 14 (0.89%) PSD2
15 10 (0.64%) IASME
16 9 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
19 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
19 3 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 148 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 52 (3.31%) Docker
4 32 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.95%) XenApp
6 14 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.25%) vSphere
8 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.19%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.19%) Firmware
9 3 (0.19%) KVM
9 3 (0.19%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.064%) HDFS
11 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.064%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 35 (2.23%) SCCM
2 14 (0.89%) Ansible
3 12 (0.76%) WSUS
4 9 (0.57%) SCOM
5 8 (0.51%) vRealize
6 7 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.45%) Terraform
7 6 (0.38%) Puppet
8 5 (0.32%) OpenVAS
8 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.32%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.25%) Kibana
9 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.19%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 319 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 192 (12.21%) VMware
3 159 (10.11%) Cisco
4 70 (4.45%) Citrix
5 54 (3.43%) Oracle
6 46 (2.92%) HP
7 41 (2.61%) ServiceNow
8 30 (1.91%) CheckPoint
9 29 (1.84%) EMC
10 28 (1.78%) NetApp
11 27 (1.72%) SolarWinds
12 22 (1.40%) Google
13 18 (1.14%) Fortinet
14 17 (1.08%) SAP
14 17 (1.08%) Symantec
15 16 (1.02%) Tableau
16 14 (0.89%) 3PAR
16 14 (0.89%) Ivanti
16 14 (0.89%) LogRhythm
17 12 (0.76%) IBM