Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 757 802 776
Rank change year-on-year +45 -26 +46
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 325 381 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.58% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 228 321 405
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +4.35% +7.48%
10th Percentile £28,250 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.00% -4.76% +23.53%

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 54,069 65,573 71,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.38% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,519 50,202 53,067
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 +32 310 £47,500 -20.83% 51
UK excluding London +133 233 £49,000 -2.00% 33
London -31 86 £47,500 -26.92% 20
South East +59 85 £60,000 +20.00% 11
North of England +39 75 £30,894 -38.21% 4
North West +69 70 £30,894 -38.21% 1
South West +26 37 £42,557 +6.39% 5
Midlands +16 21 £37,500 -34.78% 8
West Midlands +20 14 £39,250 -31.74% 8
Scotland +20 8 £75,000 - 2
East Midlands +25 7 £28,000 -49.55%
East of England +65 5 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire -16 5 £35,625 -22.97% 3
Wales +6 2 £39,500 +5.33%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 325 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 177 (54.46%) GDPR
3 106 (32.62%) Finance
4 89 (27.38%) Management Information System
5 86 (26.46%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (24.62%) Degree
7 77 (23.69%) Information Security
8 76 (23.38%) Microsoft
9 74 (22.77%) Analytical Skills
10 72 (22.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 61 (18.77%) Azure
12 58 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (17.54%) Information Management
14 54 (16.62%) Cybersecurity
15 51 (15.69%) Records Management
16 50 (15.38%) Wealth Management
17 49 (15.08%) SQL
17 49 (15.08%) ITIL
18 46 (14.15%) TOGAF
19 45 (13.85%) Active Directory
20 44 (13.54%) IT Strategy
21 43 (13.23%) NIST
21 43 (13.23%) CISSP
22 42 (12.92%) Data Security
22 42 (12.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
23 41 (12.62%) Security Architecture
24 39 (12.00%) CISM
25 38 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 37 (11.38%) Public Sector
26 37 (11.38%) Windows

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 22 (6.77%) IIS
2 14 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.54%) Confluence
6 4 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.92%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) FastStats
1 2 (0.62%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 61 (18.77%) Azure
2 32 (9.85%) Office 365
3 21 (6.46%) SaaS
4 17 (5.23%) AWS
4 17 (5.23%) PaaS
5 13 (4.00%) IaaS
6 11 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.46%) GCP
8 5 (1.54%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.23%) GitHub
9 4 (1.23%) Serverless
10 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.31%) G Suite
11 1 (0.31%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.54%) Firewall
2 29 (8.92%) DNS
3 28 (8.62%) LAN
3 28 (8.62%) Network Security
4 23 (7.08%) WAN
5 13 (4.00%) VPN
6 12 (3.69%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.38%) DMZ
7 11 (3.38%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.23%) SAN
8 4 (1.23%) Skype
9 3 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.62%) DHCP
10 2 (0.62%) NAS
10 2 (0.62%) VoIP
10 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.62%) Wireless
11 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.15%) GIS
2 23 (7.08%) Big Data
3 22 (6.77%) Geospatial Data
4 16 (4.92%) Cosmos DB
5 15 (4.62%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.54%) MySQL
8 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.46%) JIRA
4 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.54%) Selenium
6 5 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.23%) JMeter
7 4 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.23%) webpack
8 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.62%) Moq
9 2 (0.62%) NUnit
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.31%) Appium
10 1 (0.31%) Hudson
General
1 106 (32.62%) Finance
2 37 (11.38%) Public Sector
3 28 (8.62%) Legal
4 22 (6.77%) Retail
5 21 (6.46%) Marketing
6 12 (3.69%) Law
6 12 (3.69%) Police
7 11 (3.38%) Fire and Rescue
8 9 (2.77%) Advertising
9 5 (1.54%) Banking
9 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (13.23%) Data Manager
2 38 (11.69%) Architect
3 35 (10.77%) Records Manager
4 34 (10.46%) Analyst
5 29 (8.92%) Consultant
6 25 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 24 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (6.46%) Security Consultant
9 18 (5.54%) DBA
9 18 (5.54%) Developer
9 18 (5.54%) Information Architect
9 18 (5.54%) Information Security Architect
10 13 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
11 12 (3.69%) PostgreSQL DBA
11 12 (3.69%) Security Analyst
12 11 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.08%) Information Security Manager
13 10 (3.08%) Security Manager
13 10 (3.08%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.00%) .NET
2 24 (7.38%) HTML
3 22 (6.77%) AngularJS
4 17 (5.23%) ASP.NET
4 17 (5.23%) React
5 13 (4.00%) CSS
6 11 (3.38%) HTML5
6 11 (3.38%) LDAP
7 10 (3.08%) Web Services
8 8 (2.46%) OAuth
8 8 (2.46%) OAuth2
8 8 (2.46%) OpenID
8 8 (2.46%) XACML
9 7 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.85%) XML
11 5 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.54%) XML Schema
12 4 (1.23%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (1.23%) jQuery
12 4 (1.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 89 (27.38%) Management Information System
2 74 (22.77%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.31%) Data Centre
4 21 (6.46%) PKI
5 14 (4.31%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.46%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (2.46%) User Experience
9 6 (1.85%) NHS
10 5 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.23%) Blog
11 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.23%) PMI
11 4 (1.23%) Replication
11 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.92%) Lidar
12 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.38%) Windows
2 20 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.31%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.46%) Linux
5 5 (1.54%) Unix
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.62%) Android
7 2 (0.62%) VMS
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 86 (26.46%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (23.69%) Information Security
4 58 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (17.54%) Information Management
6 54 (16.62%) Cybersecurity
7 51 (15.69%) Records Management
8 50 (15.38%) Wealth Management
9 49 (15.08%) ITIL
10 46 (14.15%) TOGAF
11 44 (13.54%) IT Strategy
12 42 (12.92%) Data Security
13 41 (12.62%) Security Architecture
14 38 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 37 (11.38%) SIEM
15 37 (11.38%) Zachman Framework
16 34 (10.46%) Security Management
17 33 (10.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (9.54%) Identity Access Management
19 29 (8.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.08%) SQL
2 33 (10.15%) C#
3 17 (5.23%) Java
4 11 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.08%) C
6 9 (2.77%) Scala
6 9 (2.77%) VBA
7 8 (2.46%) Python
7 8 (2.46%) R
7 8 (2.46%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.54%) VB
10 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.23%) Ruby
11 3 (0.92%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (24.62%) Degree
2 43 (13.23%) CISSP
3 39 (12.00%) CISM
4 35 (10.77%) Postgraduate
5 17 (5.23%) GIAC
6 15 (4.62%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.38%) CISA
7 11 (3.38%) Master's Degree
8 10 (3.08%) MCSE
8 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.77%) CISMP
9 9 (2.77%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (2.46%) MCSA
11 7 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.85%) CRISC
12 6 (1.85%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.92%) CCNA
14 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (54.46%) GDPR
2 72 (22.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (13.23%) NIST
4 42 (12.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 29 (8.92%) PCI DSS
6 17 (5.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (4.00%) COBIT
8 10 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (2.77%) SLA
10 7 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (2.15%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.23%) RMADS
12 2 (0.62%) GAMP
12 2 (0.62%) PMO
12 2 (0.62%) QA
13 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.31%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 45 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.38%) VMware Workstation
3 11 (3.38%) vSphere
3 11 (3.38%) XenApp
4 10 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 9 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.77%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (4.92%) SCCM
2 14 (4.31%) SCOM
3 11 (3.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (2.77%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.77%) Terraform
4 9 (2.77%) vCenter Server
4 9 (2.77%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.92%) Nessus
5 3 (0.92%) SCSM
5 3 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 76 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.08%) VMware
3 19 (5.85%) Citrix
4 18 (5.54%) Cisco
5 14 (4.31%) SolarWinds
6 13 (4.00%) NetApp
7 11 (3.38%) Oracle
7 11 (3.38%) Palo Alto
8 9 (2.77%) Google
9 7 (2.15%) Guidewire
9 7 (2.15%) HP
10 6 (1.85%) Splunk
11 5 (1.54%) Dynatrace
11 5 (1.54%) Tealeaf
12 3 (0.92%) SAP
13 2 (0.62%) 3PAR
13 2 (0.62%) Apple
13 2 (0.62%) Apteco
14 1 (0.31%) Fortinet
14 1 (0.31%) Sparx