Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 178 410
Rank change year-on-year -78 +232 +506
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 916 1,691 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.21% 1.91% 0.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.27% 13.51% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 671 1,034 600
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £30,782 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,950 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -4.00%

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 9,881 12,517 12,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.08% 14.11% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,544 9,249 9,420
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
South East -30 289 £60,000 +14.29% 69
North of England -77 224 £47,500 +5.56% 87
Midlands -101 168 £45,000 -5.26% 68
North West -88 122 £44,000 -2.22% 48
West Midlands -109 109 £47,500 - 44
East of England +50 92 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Yorkshire +5 85 £50,000 +11.11% 36
South West -43 81 £47,500 +5.56% 22
East Midlands +3 59 £38,750 -13.89% 24
Scotland +23 45 £54,816 -2.55% 17
North East 0 18 £42,000 -11.58% 3
Wales -7 16 £49,000 +15.29% 18
Northern Ireland +4 3 £30,000 -33.33%
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 369 (40.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 343 (37.45%) Information Security
3 208 (22.71%) PCI DSS
4 200 (21.83%) Data Protection
4 200 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (19.87%) Microsoft
6 177 (19.32%) Cybersecurity
7 174 (19.00%) Degree
8 173 (18.89%) Finance
9 169 (18.45%) Azure
10 156 (17.03%) CISSP
11 146 (15.94%) CISM
12 140 (15.28%) SQL
13 131 (14.30%) Management Information System
14 128 (13.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 125 (13.65%) Retail
16 123 (13.43%) ITIL
17 120 (13.10%) NIST
18 119 (12.99%) Project Management
19 109 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
20 108 (11.79%) Windows
20 108 (11.79%) SIEM
20 108 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
21 106 (11.57%) SQL Server
22 105 (11.46%) Risk Management
22 105 (11.46%) AWS
23 99 (10.81%) Firewall
24 91 (9.93%) Data Protection Act
25 90 (9.83%) Security Architecture
26 86 (9.39%) Data Security

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 25 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.18%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.31%) JBoss
5 9 (0.98%) CMS
5 9 (0.98%) Confluence
6 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.76%) IIS
6 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.55%) SAS
8 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.11%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.44%) FastStats
4 4 (0.44%) Unica
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 169 (18.45%) Azure
2 105 (11.46%) AWS
3 54 (5.90%) Office 365
4 47 (5.13%) Power Platform
5 34 (3.71%) SaaS
6 32 (3.49%) GCP
7 26 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (2.18%) PaaS
9 14 (1.53%) IaaS
10 13 (1.42%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.20%) GitHub
12 9 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.66%) Asana
14 6 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
15 5 (0.55%) Serverless
16 4 (0.44%) Azure Functions
16 4 (0.44%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 99 (10.81%) Firewall
2 68 (7.42%) Network Security
3 27 (2.95%) DNS
4 24 (2.62%) WAN
5 21 (2.29%) IP Telephony
6 19 (2.07%) DHCP
7 17 (1.86%) Cisco IPT
7 17 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (1.75%) LAN
9 15 (1.64%) Internet
9 15 (1.64%) SAN
10 11 (1.20%) VLAN
11 10 (1.09%) VoIP
12 9 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.87%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.76%) NAS
14 7 (0.76%) SSL
15 6 (0.66%) SMTP
15 6 (0.66%) VPN
15 6 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.13%) Power BI
3 42 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.82%) MySQL
6 23 (2.51%) NoSQL
7 21 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.97%) Big Data
10 15 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
12 12 (1.31%) Amazon Aurora
12 12 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
12 12 (1.31%) GIS
12 12 (1.31%) QlikView
12 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.98%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.87%) EDMS
14 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.84%) Visual Studio
3 23 (2.51%) JIRA
3 23 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.98%) Selenium
5 9 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (0.66%) Protractor
7 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.55%) ERwin
8 5 (0.55%) Maven
9 4 (0.44%) Subversion
10 3 (0.33%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.33%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.22%) Moq
General
1 173 (18.89%) Finance
2 125 (13.65%) Retail
3 60 (6.55%) Manufacturing
4 58 (6.33%) Legal
5 49 (5.35%) Marketing
6 36 (3.93%) Public Sector
7 28 (3.06%) Law
8 24 (2.62%) Telecoms
9 21 (2.29%) Advertising
10 14 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.20%) Banking
11 11 (1.20%) Games
12 8 (0.87%) Automotive
13 7 (0.76%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.76%) Housing Association
14 4 (0.44%) Local Government
14 4 (0.44%) Retail Finance
15 3 (0.33%) Electronics
16 2 (0.22%) Back Office
16 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (14.52%) Analyst
2 88 (9.61%) Developer
3 83 (9.06%) Architect
4 82 (8.95%) Security Analyst
5 74 (8.08%) Consultant
6 63 (6.88%) Security Consultant
7 50 (5.46%) IT Manager
8 49 (5.35%) Information Analyst
8 49 (5.35%) Information Security Analyst
8 49 (5.35%) Security Architect
9 45 (4.91%) Security Manager
10 39 (4.26%) Information Manager
10 39 (4.26%) Project Manager
11 36 (3.93%) Information Security Manager
12 34 (3.71%) Senior Developer
13 31 (3.38%) Security Engineer
14 29 (3.17%) Security Officer
15 28 (3.06%) Head of IT
16 27 (2.95%) Information Officer
16 27 (2.95%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.95%) .NET
2 55 (6.00%) HTML
3 53 (5.79%) AngularJS
4 41 (4.48%) CSS
5 37 (4.04%) HTML5
6 34 (3.71%) jQuery
7 31 (3.38%) .NET Framework
8 30 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 30 (3.28%) Web Services
9 29 (3.17%) React
10 25 (2.73%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.40%) Entity Framework
11 22 (2.40%) REST
12 19 (2.07%) CSS3
13 15 (1.64%) ADO.NET
13 15 (1.64%) OAuth
13 15 (1.64%) WinForms
14 14 (1.53%) JSON
15 13 (1.42%) Middleware
16 11 (1.20%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (14.30%) Management Information System
2 108 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (9.93%) Data Protection Act
4 71 (7.75%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.51%) Driving Licence
7 21 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (1.64%) User Experience
9 14 (1.53%) Blog
9 14 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.53%) PKI
9 14 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.09%) Social Media
13 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.98%) Reinsurance
14 8 (0.87%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.79%) Windows
2 51 (5.57%) Linux
3 46 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.49%) Unix
5 23 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.07%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.64%) HPUX
8 15 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.53%) Android
10 11 (1.20%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.44%) CentOS
11 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.33%) OS/400
12 3 (0.33%) Solaris
13 2 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (37.45%) Information Security
2 200 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (21.83%) Data Protection
3 177 (19.32%) Cybersecurity
4 128 (13.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 123 (13.43%) ITIL
6 119 (12.99%) Project Management
7 109 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
8 108 (11.79%) SIEM
9 105 (11.46%) Risk Management
10 90 (9.83%) Security Architecture
11 86 (9.39%) Data Security
12 81 (8.84%) Security Management
13 77 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 76 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
15 71 (7.75%) Analytics
15 71 (7.75%) SDLC
16 67 (7.31%) Data Management
16 67 (7.31%) DevOps
17 62 (6.77%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 140 (15.28%) SQL
2 83 (9.06%) C#
3 64 (6.99%) JavaScript
4 32 (3.49%) Python
5 30 (3.28%) Java
6 25 (2.73%) C
6 25 (2.73%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.51%) PowerShell
8 19 (2.07%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.86%) VB
10 15 (1.64%) VB6
11 10 (1.09%) PHP
12 9 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 9 (0.98%) R
13 7 (0.76%) Scala
14 5 (0.55%) Java 8
14 5 (0.55%) Perl
14 5 (0.55%) Ruby
14 5 (0.55%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 174 (19.00%) Degree
2 156 (17.03%) CISSP
3 146 (15.94%) CISM
4 73 (7.97%) CISA
5 54 (5.90%) Security Cleared
6 47 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (3.71%) CRISC
8 31 (3.38%) SC Cleared
9 27 (2.95%) GIAC
10 24 (2.62%) PMP
11 20 (2.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 20 (2.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 17 (1.86%) CEH
13 16 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (1.64%) CCNA
15 14 (1.53%) PMI Certification
16 12 (1.31%) TOGAF Certification
17 10 (1.09%) CISMP
17 10 (1.09%) Master's Degree
17 10 (1.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (40.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (22.71%) PCI DSS
3 120 (13.10%) NIST
4 61 (6.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 60 (6.55%) Data Quality
6 55 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 51 (5.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 45 (4.91%) COBIT
9 39 (4.26%) SLA
10 32 (3.49%) ISO 22301
11 24 (2.62%) QA
12 22 (2.40%) ISO 9001
13 16 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 15 (1.64%) EMIR
14 15 (1.64%) MiFID
14 15 (1.64%) Solvency II
15 12 (1.31%) NCSC
16 9 (0.98%) PMO
17 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 15288
17 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 50 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.60%) Docker
4 12 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.44%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (1.97%) Ansible
2 12 (1.31%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
3 10 (1.09%) SCCM
3 10 (1.09%) Terraform
4 9 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.87%) CASB
5 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.66%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.33%) Grafana
8 3 (0.33%) Graylog
8 3 (0.33%) IBM Guardium
8 3 (0.33%) Puppet
9 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.22%) Nessus
9 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 182 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 70 (7.64%) VMware
3 65 (7.10%) Oracle
4 29 (3.17%) Cisco
5 27 (2.95%) Citrix
6 26 (2.84%) IBM
7 24 (2.62%) Google
8 16 (1.75%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.64%) SAP
10 14 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.31%) LogRhythm
11 12 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.20%) Apple
12 11 (1.20%) Tableau
13 10 (1.09%) HP
13 10 (1.09%) NetApp
13 10 (1.09%) Varonis
14 9 (0.98%) CyberArk
14 9 (0.98%) Imperva
14 9 (0.98%) Veeam