Period
to 19 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 612 873 842
Rank change year-on-year +261 -31 -13
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 569 315 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 435 265 300
UK median annual salary £53,202 £57,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.47% +2.68% +17.89%
10th Percentile £28,946 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% +15.85%

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 56,422 67,055 67,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.26% 38.95% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42,226 51,746 53,396
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Act.

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 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
England +280 564 £54,000 -6.09% 7
UK excluding London +220 328 £45,000 -18.18% 5
London +162 237 £67,500 +3.85% 2
South East +101 119 £55,000 -4.35% 1
North of England +80 89 £43,500 -17.14% 1
North West +90 77 £30,894 -42.52%
Midlands +80 58 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South West +49 44 £42,557 +6.39% 1
West Midlands +50 35 £48,750 +8.33% 1
East Midlands +46 23 £40,000 -21.57%
East of England +60 15 £46,750 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -12 12 £52,500 - 1
Wales +4 2 £39,500 +16.18%
Scotland +13 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act 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 with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 569 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 198 (34.80%) Finance
3 173 (30.40%) GDPR
4 106 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
5 102 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (17.05%) Microsoft
7 96 (16.87%) Windows
8 94 (16.52%) Management Information System
9 92 (16.17%) SQL
10 85 (14.94%) Degree
11 83 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
12 77 (13.53%) Information Security
13 67 (11.78%) Active Directory
14 64 (11.25%) Python
15 63 (11.07%) Information Management
16 60 (10.54%) Wealth Management
17 59 (10.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 58 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 55 (9.67%) Records Management
19 55 (9.67%) C#
20 52 (9.14%) Linux
20 52 (9.14%) VMware
21 51 (8.96%) Unix
22 49 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 48 (8.44%) Windows Server
23 48 (8.44%) IT Strategy
23 48 (8.44%) SQL Server
24 47 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
24 47 (8.26%) Cybersecurity
25 43 (7.56%) ITIL

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (4.04%) IIS
2 17 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.41%) Apache
6 7 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.53%) CMS
7 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.35%) Confluence
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) InVision
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) RMDS
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Odoo
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.18%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.18%) SAP MDG-S
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (5.98%) Office 365
4 20 (3.51%) SaaS
5 13 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.28%) IaaS
6 12 (2.11%) PaaS
7 6 (1.05%) Power Platform
8 5 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.35%) Route 53
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.80%) Firewall
2 32 (5.62%) DNS
3 27 (4.75%) LAN
3 27 (4.75%) WAN
4 16 (2.81%) VPN
5 13 (2.28%) Skype
6 12 (2.11%) NetScaler
6 12 (2.11%) Network Security
6 12 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.05%) DHCP
9 6 (1.05%) DMZ
10 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.88%) VoIP
10 5 (0.88%) Wireless
11 4 (0.70%) Internet
12 3 (0.53%) HTTP
13 2 (0.35%) MPLS
13 2 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.33%) GIS
3 33 (5.80%) Big Data
4 32 (5.62%) Geospatial Data
5 20 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.99%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.46%) MySQL
7 14 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.05%) Power BI
11 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.81%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.46%) SpecFlow
5 13 (2.28%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.11%) Selenium
7 8 (1.41%) JIRA
7 8 (1.41%) JMeter
7 8 (1.41%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.05%) PHPUnit
8 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.70%) JUnit
10 4 (0.70%) NUnit
11 3 (0.53%) webpack
12 2 (0.35%) Moq
12 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.18%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.18%) jMock
General
1 198 (34.80%) Finance
2 30 (5.27%) Banking
3 21 (3.69%) Front Office
4 20 (3.51%) Legal
5 17 (2.99%) Marketing
6 13 (2.28%) Law
6 13 (2.28%) Retail
7 8 (1.41%) Advertising
7 8 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.88%) Back Office
10 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (13.18%) Developer
2 68 (11.95%) Analyst
3 46 (8.08%) Data Manager
4 40 (7.03%) Records Manager
5 32 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (5.45%) Architect
7 30 (5.27%) DBA
8 27 (4.75%) Consultant
9 23 (4.04%) Administrator
9 23 (4.04%) Business Analyst
10 17 (2.99%) C# Developer
11 15 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (2.64%) Support Analyst
11 15 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (2.64%) Test Engineer
12 14 (2.46%) Security Analyst
12 14 (2.46%) Security Manager
13 13 (2.28%) Security Consultant
13 13 (2.28%) Security Engineer
13 13 (2.28%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.03%) .NET
2 33 (5.80%) HTML
3 30 (5.27%) CSS
4 25 (4.39%) AngularJS
4 25 (4.39%) React
5 17 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 14 (2.46%) Web Services
7 13 (2.28%) COM
8 12 (2.11%) LDAP
9 11 (1.93%) HTML5
9 11 (1.93%) jQuery
10 10 (1.76%) RESTful
10 10 (1.76%) XML
11 9 (1.58%) Node.js
11 9 (1.58%) REST
12 8 (1.41%) Redux
13 6 (1.05%) Sass
13 6 (1.05%) WAP
13 6 (1.05%) XML Schema
14 5 (0.88%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 94 (16.52%) Management Information System
2 83 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.69%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.51%) Equities
5 16 (2.81%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.64%) PKI
7 13 (2.28%) NHS
7 13 (2.28%) User Experience
8 12 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.11%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.93%) Freedom of Information
10 9 (1.58%) Freedom of Information Act
10 9 (1.58%) Replication
11 8 (1.41%) Derivative
12 7 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.88%) Lidar
14 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.87%) Windows
2 52 (9.14%) Linux
3 51 (8.96%) Unix
4 48 (8.44%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.16%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.58%) Android
10 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.35%) VMS
11 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 106 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
3 102 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (13.53%) Information Security
5 63 (11.07%) Information Management
6 60 (10.54%) Wealth Management
7 58 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 55 (9.67%) Records Management
9 48 (8.44%) IT Strategy
10 47 (8.26%) Cybersecurity
11 43 (7.56%) ITIL
12 40 (7.03%) DevOps
13 39 (6.85%) Project Management
13 39 (6.85%) Risk Management
14 38 (6.68%) Mentoring
15 32 (5.62%) Computer Science
16 30 (5.27%) Analytics
16 30 (5.27%) Data Science
16 30 (5.27%) Data Security
17 29 (5.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 92 (16.17%) SQL
2 64 (11.25%) Python
3 55 (9.67%) C#
4 42 (7.38%) Java
5 38 (6.68%) JavaScript
6 28 (4.92%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.28%) C++
7 13 (2.28%) Ruby
8 12 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.11%) R
8 12 (2.11%) VB
9 11 (1.93%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.76%) Perl
10 10 (1.76%) Scala
10 10 (1.76%) VBA
11 8 (1.41%) ES6
11 8 (1.41%) PHP
11 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.23%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 85 (14.94%) Degree
2 40 (7.03%) Postgraduate
3 33 (5.80%) CISSP
4 25 (4.39%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.16%) CISM
6 17 (2.99%) Master's Degree
6 17 (2.99%) MCSE
6 17 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.81%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (2.46%) MCSA
9 12 (2.11%) CISA
9 12 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.76%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.41%) CISMP
12 5 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.70%) GIAC
13 4 (0.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (30.40%) GDPR
2 59 (10.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (5.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 30 (5.27%) PCI DSS
4 20 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (2.99%) SLA
6 14 (2.46%) QA
7 10 (1.76%) NIST
7 10 (1.76%) RMADS
8 7 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.70%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.53%) PMO
13 2 (0.35%) COBIT
13 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.35%) MiFID
13 2 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 67 (11.78%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.39%) Docker
5 17 (2.99%) XenApp
5 17 (2.99%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 12 (2.11%) vSphere
8 8 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (4.04%) SCCM
2 16 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.28%) SCOM
3 13 (2.28%) vCenter Server
4 12 (2.11%) Terraform
4 12 (2.11%) XenMobile
5 8 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.41%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.23%) Ansible
6 7 (1.23%) Puppet
7 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.88%) Nessus
9 3 (0.53%) Control-M
9 3 (0.53%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.53%) SCSM
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 97 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.14%) VMware
3 32 (5.62%) Citrix
4 24 (4.22%) Oracle
5 21 (3.69%) Cisco
6 13 (2.28%) Splunk
7 11 (1.93%) SolarWinds
8 9 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.41%) Google
9 8 (1.41%) SAP
10 7 (1.23%) Guidewire
10 7 (1.23%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.05%) NetApp
11 6 (1.05%) Tableau
12 5 (0.88%) CyberArk
12 5 (0.88%) Dell
12 5 (0.88%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.88%) Tealeaf
13 4 (0.70%) Apple
13 4 (0.70%) Avaya