Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 199 295
Rank change year-on-year -39 +96 +442
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 639 1,450 1,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.29% 1.76% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.05% 12.02% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 504 894 953
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% -11.67% -

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 6,361 12,067 12,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.82% 14.63% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4,865 8,580 9,563
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing GDPR as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing GDPR in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +15 189 £50,000 -1.96% 37
South East -14 188 £52,000 +4.00% 36
North West +8 132 £51,000 -3.77% 21
Midlands -71 125 £52,500 +5.00% 24
West Midlands -75 83 £52,500 +7.69% 18
South West +66 64 £45,000 -5.96% 14
Yorkshire +75 54 £48,750 +2.63% 9
East Midlands +4 41 £48,000 -4.00% 6
East of England +6 35 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Scotland +61 28 £40,000 -23.81% 7
Wales -17 12 £52,500 +25.00% 1
North East +5 3 £28,250 -52.92% 7
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 212 (33.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 187 (29.26%) Information Security
3 152 (23.79%) Microsoft
4 141 (22.07%) Cybersecurity
5 140 (21.91%) Windows
6 125 (19.56%) Finance
6 125 (19.56%) Degree
7 119 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
8 116 (18.15%) SQL
9 114 (17.84%) CISSP
10 113 (17.68%) PCI DSS
11 107 (16.74%) Azure
12 100 (15.65%) Linux
13 95 (14.87%) SQL Server
14 94 (14.71%) Risk Management
15 93 (14.55%) ITIL
16 91 (14.24%) Data Protection
17 82 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (12.83%) CISM
18 81 (12.68%) Firewall
19 79 (12.36%) Project Management
20 77 (12.05%) .NET
21 71 (11.11%) Management Information System
21 71 (11.11%) VMware
22 69 (10.80%) Windows Server
23 67 (10.49%) Legal
24 65 (10.17%) Python
24 65 (10.17%) AWS
25 63 (9.86%) C#
26 60 (9.39%) PowerShell

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 32 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.69%) IIS
3 12 (1.88%) Apache
3 12 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.72%) JBoss
5 9 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.25%) SAS
7 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.78%) Confluence
8 5 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.63%) WordPress
10 3 (0.47%) nginx
10 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.31%) CMS
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.78%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.78%) Magento
3 5 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.63%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.31%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.16%) FastStats
7 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 107 (16.74%) Azure
2 65 (10.17%) AWS
3 47 (7.36%) Office 365
4 39 (6.10%) Power Platform
5 35 (5.48%) SaaS
6 29 (4.54%) PaaS
7 20 (3.13%) IaaS
8 14 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (2.19%) GCP
9 11 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.72%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.25%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.25%) GitHub
11 7 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.10%) Serverless
12 6 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.94%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 81 (12.68%) Firewall
2 41 (6.42%) Network Security
3 30 (4.69%) DNS
4 22 (3.44%) Internet
5 20 (3.13%) LAN
5 20 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.97%) VoIP
6 19 (2.97%) VPN
6 19 (2.97%) WAN
7 18 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (2.66%) DHCP
9 14 (2.19%) SAN
10 13 (2.03%) VLAN
11 11 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.56%) Broadband
13 8 (1.25%) MPLS
13 8 (1.25%) NAS
14 7 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 34 (5.32%) Power BI
4 31 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.76%) MySQL
6 18 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.50%) Big Data
8 16 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.10%) GIS
11 7 (1.10%) OLAP
12 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.94%) DB2
12 6 (0.94%) OLTP
12 6 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 35 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 25 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (3.13%) JIRA
5 11 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.94%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (0.78%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.63%) Bazaar
8 4 (0.63%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.63%) Subversion
9 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.47%) ERwin
9 3 (0.47%) git-flow
9 3 (0.47%) Moq
10 2 (0.31%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 125 (19.56%) Finance
2 67 (10.49%) Legal
3 49 (7.67%) Retail
4 33 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.60%) Marketing
7 21 (3.29%) Law
8 20 (3.13%) Aerospace
9 19 (2.97%) Digital Economy
10 13 (2.03%) Public Sector
11 9 (1.41%) Games
12 7 (1.10%) Banking
12 7 (1.10%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.94%) Advertising
13 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.63%) Electronics
14 4 (0.63%) Military
15 3 (0.47%) Billing
15 3 (0.47%) Police
16 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 122 (19.09%) Analyst
2 77 (12.05%) Developer
3 54 (8.45%) Security Manager
4 53 (8.29%) Architect
5 45 (7.04%) Software Developer
6 43 (6.73%) Security Analyst
7 37 (5.79%) IT Manager
8 30 (4.69%) Information Manager
8 30 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 29 (4.54%) Senior Software Developer
10 28 (4.38%) Security Architect
11 27 (4.23%) IT Analyst
12 26 (4.07%) Applications Support
12 26 (4.07%) Information Security Manager
13 24 (3.76%) Applications Support Analyst
13 24 (3.76%) Support Analyst
14 23 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.60%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.13%) Head of Security
16 19 (2.97%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.05%) .NET
2 44 (6.89%) HTML
3 33 (5.16%) CSS
4 31 (4.85%) .NET Framework
5 28 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 22 (3.44%) Entity Framework
6 22 (3.44%) jQuery
7 21 (3.29%) Web Services
8 18 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 17 (2.66%) Middleware
10 15 (2.35%) ADO.NET
10 15 (2.35%) CSS3
10 15 (2.35%) HTML5
10 15 (2.35%) REST
10 15 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (2.35%) WinForms
10 15 (2.35%) XML
11 14 (2.19%) SOAP
11 14 (2.19%) WCF
12 7 (1.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 36 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
6 23 (3.60%) Public Cloud
7 22 (3.44%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.44%) PKI
8 14 (2.19%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.88%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.41%) Handset
11 9 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.41%) User Experience
12 8 (1.25%) Blog
12 8 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
12 8 (1.25%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 140 (21.91%) Windows
2 100 (15.65%) Linux
3 69 (10.80%) Windows Server
4 42 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (5.79%) Unix
6 36 (5.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (3.76%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.88%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.56%) AIX
12 9 (1.41%) Solaris
13 7 (1.10%) HPUX
13 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.63%) CentOS
14 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.16%) Android
17 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (29.26%) Information Security
2 141 (22.07%) Cybersecurity
3 119 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (14.71%) Risk Management
5 93 (14.55%) ITIL
6 91 (14.24%) Data Protection
7 82 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
8 79 (12.36%) Project Management
9 59 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (8.29%) Computer Science
11 52 (8.14%) Analytics
12 49 (7.67%) DevOps
13 48 (7.51%) Penetration Testing
13 48 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (7.20%) Mentoring
15 45 (7.04%) Data Privacy
15 45 (7.04%) Security Management
16 42 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (6.42%) SIEM
18 40 (6.26%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 116 (18.15%) SQL
2 65 (10.17%) Python
3 63 (9.86%) C#
4 60 (9.39%) PowerShell
5 48 (7.51%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.16%) T-SQL
7 28 (4.38%) Java
8 20 (3.13%) VB
9 17 (2.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 17 (2.66%) VB.NET
10 15 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.35%) VB6
11 14 (2.19%) VBScript
12 12 (1.88%) C
13 11 (1.72%) PHP
14 10 (1.56%) Perl
15 6 (0.94%) C++
16 4 (0.63%) ABAP
16 4 (0.63%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 125 (19.56%) Degree
2 114 (17.84%) CISSP
3 82 (12.83%) CISM
4 37 (5.79%) CISA
5 28 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 26 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (3.60%) MCP
8 18 (2.82%) DBS Check
9 17 (2.66%) CEH
9 17 (2.66%) SC Cleared
10 16 (2.50%) CRISC
11 14 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.41%) GIAC
13 9 (1.41%) SSCP
14 8 (1.25%) CCNA
14 8 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.10%) CCIE
15 7 (1.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (33.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (17.68%) PCI DSS
3 56 (8.76%) NIST
4 48 (7.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 33 (5.16%) Data Quality
6 29 (4.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (3.44%) QA
8 20 (3.13%) SLA
9 17 (2.66%) NIST 800
10 14 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (2.03%) ISO 9001
12 9 (1.41%) COBIT
12 9 (1.41%) HIPAA
13 7 (1.10%) NCSC
14 6 (0.94%) MiFID
14 6 (0.94%) Solvency II
15 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 4 (0.63%) COSHH
16 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.97%) vSphere
5 18 (2.82%) Docker
6 7 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.10%) XenApp
7 4 (0.63%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) Postfix
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (3.44%) Ansible
2 16 (2.50%) Puppet
3 15 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
4 13 (2.03%) Terraform
5 10 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.25%) SCCM
7 7 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.94%) Grafana
8 6 (0.94%) Kibana
9 5 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.63%) Nessus
10 4 (0.63%) SELinux
11 3 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.47%) MobiControl
11 3 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.31%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 152 (23.79%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.11%) VMware
3 41 (6.42%) Cisco
4 31 (4.85%) HP
5 21 (3.29%) IBM
6 20 (3.13%) Oracle
7 18 (2.82%) SAP
8 17 (2.66%) Citrix
8 17 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.50%) Xamarin
10 15 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.35%) Veeam
11 11 (1.72%) Google
11 11 (1.72%) Intel
11 11 (1.72%) Tableau
12 9 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.25%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.25%) Symantec
14 7 (1.10%) McAfee
14 7 (1.10%) Meraki