Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 640 782 814
Rank change year-on-year +142 +32 -40
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 55 325 385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 44 235 332
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% -20.83% +4.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £36,353
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £47,850 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.02% -4.30% -4.76%

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 19,287 54,508 65,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.01% 38.85% 39.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,232 40,865 50,511
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £99,450 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 12 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 21 September 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
England +125 55 £48,000 +1.05% 11
UK excluding London +130 29 £38,750 -19.02% 7
London +201 26 £57,500 +21.05% 4
Work from Home +61 12 £57,500 -17.86%
North of England +111 11 £33,750 +9.25% 5
Yorkshire +159 10 £32,500 -8.77% 4
South East +151 10 £33,500 -44.17% 1
Midlands +129 7 £50,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +102 5 £50,000 +27.39%
East Midlands +92 2 £72,500 +158.93%
South West +107 1 £45,000 +5.74%
North West +72 1 £42,500 +37.57% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 55 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 37 (67.27%) GDPR
3 32 (58.18%) Information Security
4 31 (56.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (38.18%) Management Information System
6 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (29.09%) Incident Management
8 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 15 (27.27%) CISSP
8 15 (27.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (25.45%) CISM
10 13 (23.64%) CISA
10 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
10 13 (23.64%) SIEM
11 12 (21.82%) Firewall
11 12 (21.82%) Finance
11 12 (21.82%) Legal
12 11 (20.00%) Back Office
12 11 (20.00%) NIST
13 10 (18.18%) Risk Management
13 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (16.36%) Information Management
14 9 (16.36%) Security Management
14 9 (16.36%) Project Management
14 9 (16.36%) Cyberattack
14 9 (16.36%) Records Management
14 9 (16.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (16.36%) Information Governance
15 8 (14.55%) Security Architecture
15 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) FastStats
1 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Office 365
1 7 (12.73%) SaaS
2 6 (10.91%) Azure
3 5 (9.09%) AWS
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) Skype
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.82%) MS Access
1 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
1 12 (21.82%) Legal
2 11 (20.00%) Back Office
3 8 (14.55%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Security Specialist
2 9 (16.36%) Consultant
2 9 (16.36%) Information Manager
2 9 (16.36%) Security Consultant
3 7 (12.73%) Data Governance Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Data Governance Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Data Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Governance Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Information Governance Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Auditor
4 6 (10.91%) Information Security Auditor
4 6 (10.91%) Security Auditor
5 5 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
5 5 (9.09%) Information Specialist
5 5 (9.09%) Security Officer
6 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) IT Security Officer
6 4 (7.27%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) BAPI
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (16.36%) Cyberattack
3 8 (14.55%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (14.55%) Freedom of Information
4 7 (12.73%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.64%) PACS
8 1 (1.82%) NHS
8 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 32 (58.18%) Information Security
3 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (29.09%) Incident Management
5 13 (23.64%) SIEM
6 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 9 (16.36%) Information Governance
7 9 (16.36%) Information Management
7 9 (16.36%) Project Management
7 9 (16.36%) Records Management
7 9 (16.36%) Security Management
8 8 (14.55%) Data Security
8 8 (14.55%) Security Architecture
9 7 (12.73%) Fintech
9 7 (12.73%) Information Security Management
9 7 (12.73%) ISMS
10 6 (10.91%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (10.91%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (10.91%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) ABAP
3 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) CISSP
2 14 (25.45%) CISM
3 13 (23.64%) CISA
4 8 (14.55%) Degree
4 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) CRISC
5 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (9.09%) CCSP
8 1 (1.82%) CCIE
8 1 (1.82%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.82%) CCNA
8 1 (1.82%) CCSA
8 1 (1.82%) ISEB
8 1 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (1.82%) OSCP
8 1 (1.82%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (67.27%) GDPR
2 31 (56.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (27.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
5 11 (20.00%) NIST
6 9 (16.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (7.27%) SLA
8 1 (1.82%) ISO 22301
8 1 (1.82%) PSD2
8 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Sage
2 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.82%) SAP
2 1 (1.82%) Thycotic