Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 778 790 791
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 +33
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 262 369 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.58% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 221 282 387
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £28,946 £34,550 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% -

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 51,442 63,174 71,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.69% 39.66% 39.70%
Number of salaries quoted 39,243 48,194 53,718
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
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 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 16 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 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
England -6 247 £60,000 +4.35% 51
UK excluding London +61 176 £60,000 +26.32% 36
London -23 83 £60,000 -7.69% 16
South East +42 63 £60,000 +36.36% 11
North of England +52 48 £60,000 +20.00% 12
South West +35 34 £42,784 +60.14% 6
North West +44 25 £30,894 -38.21% 3
Midlands +2 18 £32,461 -27.87% 2
Yorkshire +36 17 £60,000 +14.29% 7
West Midlands +13 12 £41,500 -19.02% 2
Scotland - 10 £70,000 - 1
North East +19 6 £67,303 +28.20% 2
East Midlands +18 6 £28,000 -28.97%
East of England +56 1 £62,500 +135.85% 4
Wales +4 1 £49,000 +8.89%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 134 (51.15%) GDPR
3 110 (41.98%) Information Security
4 86 (32.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (26.34%) Finance
5 69 (26.34%) NIST
6 65 (24.81%) Degree
7 61 (23.28%) Azure
8 59 (22.52%) SIEM
9 55 (20.99%) Microsoft
9 55 (20.99%) Firewall
10 50 (19.08%) PCI DSS
11 47 (17.94%) Risk Management
12 46 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (17.18%) CISM
14 43 (16.41%) Security Management
14 43 (16.41%) TOGAF
14 43 (16.41%) Security Architecture
15 41 (15.65%) CISSP
16 39 (14.89%) Zachman Framework
17 38 (14.50%) Management Information System
18 37 (14.12%) Data Security
18 37 (14.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 36 (13.74%) ITIL
20 34 (12.98%) Service Delivery
20 34 (12.98%) GIS
20 34 (12.98%) Cybersecurity
21 32 (12.21%) Test Automation
21 32 (12.21%) Legal
22 31 (11.83%) Software Engineering

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 12 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.82%) IIS
3 7 (2.67%) Confluence
4 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.15%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) FastStats
2 3 (1.15%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.28%) Azure
2 28 (10.69%) Office 365
3 14 (5.34%) AWS
4 13 (4.96%) Serverless
5 11 (4.20%) SaaS
6 9 (3.44%) PaaS
7 8 (3.05%) GCP
8 6 (2.29%) IaaS
9 4 (1.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.38%) G Suite
11 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (20.99%) Firewall
2 27 (10.31%) Network Security
3 19 (7.25%) Internet
4 17 (6.49%) LAN
5 13 (4.96%) DNS
5 13 (4.96%) VPN
6 11 (4.20%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.20%) WAN
7 10 (3.82%) DMZ
8 5 (1.91%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.91%) SAN
9 4 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.15%) DHCP
11 2 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.76%) NAS
11 2 (0.76%) VoIP
11 2 (0.76%) Wireless
12 1 (0.38%) FCoE
12 1 (0.38%) Skype
12 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.98%) GIS
2 12 (4.58%) Cosmos DB
3 11 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.82%) Geospatial Data
5 8 (3.05%) Big Data
6 4 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.38%) MS Access
9 1 (0.38%) MySQL
9 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Git (software)
1 11 (4.20%) TeamCity
2 8 (3.05%) JIRA
3 4 (1.53%) Selenium
3 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.15%) Postman
4 3 (1.15%) webpack
5 2 (0.76%) Appium
5 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.76%) JMeter
5 2 (0.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (26.34%) Finance
2 32 (12.21%) Legal
3 24 (9.16%) Public Sector
4 22 (8.40%) Retail
5 19 (7.25%) Digital Economy
6 17 (6.49%) Marketing
7 10 (3.82%) Fire and Rescue
7 10 (3.82%) Police
8 7 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (11.83%) Architect
2 27 (10.31%) Data Manager
2 27 (10.31%) Security Architect
3 26 (9.92%) Information Officer
4 25 (9.54%) Analyst
4 25 (9.54%) Information Security Officer
4 25 (9.54%) Security Officer
5 22 (8.40%) Security Manager
6 20 (7.63%) Consultant
6 20 (7.63%) Developer
6 20 (7.63%) Information Security Manager
7 19 (7.25%) Data Governance Analyst
7 19 (7.25%) Data Governance Manager
7 19 (7.25%) Governance Manager
8 18 (6.87%) Information Architect
8 18 (6.87%) Information Security Architect
8 18 (6.87%) Software Engineer
9 17 (6.49%) Security Consultant
10 16 (6.11%) Information Manager
11 14 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.16%) .NET
2 15 (5.73%) AngularJS
2 15 (5.73%) HTML
3 14 (5.34%) React
4 11 (4.20%) HTML5
5 10 (3.82%) OAuth
5 10 (3.82%) OAuth2
5 10 (3.82%) OpenID
5 10 (3.82%) XACML
6 9 (3.44%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.91%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.53%) CSS
9 3 (1.15%) Angular 2
9 3 (1.15%) Apache Cordova
9 3 (1.15%) CSS3
9 3 (1.15%) Ionic Framework
9 3 (1.15%) Node.js
9 3 (1.15%) Sass
9 3 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.50%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.82%) Data Structures
4 10 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (3.82%) PKI
5 9 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.05%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (2.29%) Blog
7 6 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.91%) PMI
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) NHS
9 4 (1.53%) User Experience
10 3 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.40%) Windows
2 14 (5.34%) Windows 10
3 12 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.15%) Android
4 3 (1.15%) Unix
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.76%) Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 110 (41.98%) Information Security
3 59 (22.52%) SIEM
4 47 (17.94%) Risk Management
5 46 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (16.41%) Security Architecture
6 43 (16.41%) Security Management
6 43 (16.41%) TOGAF
7 39 (14.89%) Zachman Framework
8 37 (14.12%) Data Security
9 36 (13.74%) ITIL
10 34 (12.98%) Cybersecurity
10 34 (12.98%) Service Delivery
11 32 (12.21%) Test Automation
12 31 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (11.83%) Software Engineering
13 28 (10.69%) Identity Access Management
13 28 (10.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 27 (10.31%) Cryptography
14 27 (10.31%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.31%) C#
1 27 (10.31%) SQL
2 12 (4.58%) Java
3 11 (4.20%) Python
4 10 (3.82%) C
5 9 (3.44%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.44%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.29%) Scala
7 5 (1.91%) VBA
8 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.76%) Ruby
10 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 65 (24.81%) Degree
2 45 (17.18%) CISM
3 41 (15.65%) CISSP
4 28 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (6.49%) GIAC
6 13 (4.96%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.82%) Master's Degree
7 10 (3.82%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (3.44%) CISA
9 6 (2.29%) CISMP
9 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.91%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.91%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.53%) CRISC
12 3 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (1.15%) CCNA
12 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.76%) MCSE
13 2 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (51.15%) GDPR
2 86 (32.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (26.34%) NIST
4 50 (19.08%) PCI DSS
5 37 (14.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (6.49%) COBIT
7 16 (6.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (5.34%) Data Quality
9 12 (4.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (2.29%) JSP 440
11 6 (2.29%) PMO
12 4 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (1.15%) QA
13 3 (1.15%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.76%) BS7799
14 2 (0.76%) GAMP
14 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.76%) NCSC
System Software
1 20 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.82%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (1.91%) XenApp
6 4 (1.53%) vSphere
7 3 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) ACF2
9 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (4.58%) SCCM
2 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (3.82%) SCOM
3 5 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.91%) Terraform
4 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.11%) VMware
3 13 (4.96%) Cisco
4 12 (4.58%) NetApp
5 10 (3.82%) Palo Alto
5 10 (3.82%) SolarWinds
6 9 (3.44%) Google
7 8 (3.05%) Oracle
8 7 (2.67%) Citrix
8 7 (2.67%) HP
9 3 (1.15%) Apteco
10 2 (0.76%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.76%) Apple
10 2 (0.76%) BeyondTrust
10 2 (0.76%) CA
10 2 (0.76%) Centrify
10 2 (0.76%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.76%) Thycotic
11 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.38%) Polycom