Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 690 792 831
Rank change year-on-year +102 +39 +14
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 80 238 292
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.49% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 58 190 221
Median annual salary £49,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.78% +15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £33,875 £28,946 £28,094
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £70,025
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,450 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.70% +27.78% -10.00%

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 24,808 48,114 60,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.54% 38.52% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19,260 37,405 46,331
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act.

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 14 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 25 January 2021. 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 +110 75 £47,500 -17.39% 23
UK excluding London +111 58 £44,450 -22.70% 19
North of England +68 22 £43,750 -27.08% 5
London +153 21 £49,000 -18.33% 6
Work from Home -48 21 £72,500 +26.09% 7
Midlands +76 19 £72,500 +104.23% 3
Yorkshire +43 18 £37,500 -37.50% 2
East Midlands +64 13 £51,250 +83.04% 1
South East +111 9 £44,345 -30.17% 5
West Midlands +58 6 £87,500 +105.88% 2
North West +64 4 £55,000 +78.03% 2
Wales +45 4 £59,246 +97.49% 2
South West +44 2 £44,450 -15.33% 2
East of England - 2 £55,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 80 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 72 (90.00%) GDPR
3 50 (62.50%) Information Security
4 46 (57.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (51.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (41.25%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (37.50%) Management Information System
8 29 (36.25%) NIST
9 23 (28.75%) Legal
9 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
10 20 (25.00%) CISSP
10 20 (25.00%) Firewall
11 18 (22.50%) CISM
11 18 (22.50%) Azure
12 17 (21.25%) PCI DSS
12 17 (21.25%) Degree
12 17 (21.25%) Information Security Management
12 17 (21.25%) Security Management
12 17 (21.25%) Cyberattack
13 16 (20.00%) Internal Audit
13 16 (20.00%) SIEM
13 16 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
13 16 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
14 15 (18.75%) CISA
14 15 (18.75%) Security Architecture
15 14 (17.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 14 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (17.50%) Patch Management
15 14 (17.50%) Security Patching

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 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.50%) Azure
2 13 (16.25%) Office 365
3 4 (5.00%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.75%) IaaS
4 3 (3.75%) PaaS
4 3 (3.75%) SaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.50%) Network Security
3 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 23 (28.75%) Legal
2 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Housing Association
4 4 (5.00%) Publishing
5 3 (3.75%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.25%) Social Housing
6 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Security Specialist
2 16 (20.00%) Information Specialist
3 15 (18.75%) Information Security Specialist
4 14 (17.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 14 (17.50%) Senior Security Specialist
5 11 (13.75%) Consultant
5 11 (13.75%) Security Consultant
6 10 (12.50%) Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (10.00%) Senior Information Security Specialist
8 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 6 (7.50%) CISSP Specialist
9 6 (7.50%) IT Security Specialist
9 6 (7.50%) Security Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Security Manager
10 5 (6.25%) Data Protection Officer
10 5 (6.25%) Information Manager
10 5 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
11 4 (5.00%) Compliance Specialist
11 4 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 17 (21.25%) Cyberattack
3 13 (16.25%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.75%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.50%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) FMCG
7 1 (1.25%) NHS
7 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 50 (62.50%) Information Security
3 33 (41.25%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (21.25%) Information Security Management
4 17 (21.25%) Security Management
5 16 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
5 16 (20.00%) Internal Audit
5 16 (20.00%) SIEM
5 16 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 15 (18.75%) Security Architecture
7 14 (17.50%) Computer Science
7 14 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (17.50%) Patch Management
7 14 (17.50%) Privileged Access Management
7 14 (17.50%) Security Patching
8 11 (13.75%) Compliance Management
8 11 (13.75%) Multichannel Retail
8 11 (13.75%) Online Security
9 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) CISSP
2 18 (22.50%) CISM
3 17 (21.25%) Degree
4 15 (18.75%) CISA
5 14 (17.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 14 (17.50%) CCSP
5 14 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (8.75%) ISEB
7 4 (5.00%) PCI QSA
7 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.25%) CEH
10 1 (1.25%) ECDL
10 1 (1.25%) GCIA
10 1 (1.25%) GCIH
10 1 (1.25%) GIAC
10 1 (1.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (90.00%) GDPR
2 46 (57.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (51.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (36.25%) NIST
5 17 (21.25%) PCI DSS
6 13 (16.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (6.25%) ISO 9001
8 3 (3.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (2.50%) ISO 22301
9 2 (2.50%) JSP 440
9 2 (2.50%) RMADS
10 1 (1.25%) COBIT
10 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
10 1 (1.25%) NCSC
10 1 (1.25%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) OneTrust
3 2 (2.50%) Citrix
3 2 (2.50%) Civica
3 2 (2.50%) Sage
3 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Thycotic