Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 760 754 803
Rank change year-on-year -6 +49 +100
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 164 114 321
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.39% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127 72 216
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,454 £41,250 £34,283
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,518 £46,710
Median % change year-on-year +6.76% +10.29% -18.77%
75th Percentile £72,500 £55,911 £58,750
90th Percentile £96,000 £73,750 £74,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,372 £51,518 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.87% +14.48% -18.18%

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 37,026 29,000 49,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.96% 34.67% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23,362 22,885 37,915
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -

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 13 June 2021.

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 June 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 -13 149 £55,000 +6.76% 32
UK excluding London -9 101 £44,372 -13.87% 26
London -29 53 £72,500 +48.72% 9
Work from Home -156 45 £55,000 +46.67% 5
Midlands -7 34 £40,000 -20.00% 9
North of England -32 31 £52,500 -11.12% 5
Yorkshire -26 22 £50,000 +9.89%
South East -13 21 £55,000 +6.76% 1
East Midlands -13 20 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -25 14 £39,598 -20.80% 8
North West -16 7 £51,250 -22.97% 4
East of England 0 6 £62,500 +13.64% 3
Wales +4 4 £59,246 +97.49% 3
Scotland -36 3 £35,000 -30.35%
North East -7 2 £77,500 +4.73% 1
South West -56 2 £44,400 -15.43% 5

For the 6 months to 13 June 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 75 (45.73%) GDPR
3 50 (30.49%) Information Security
3 50 (30.49%) Social Skills
4 47 (28.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (21.95%) Azure
6 35 (21.34%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (20.73%) Legal
8 30 (18.29%) Risk Management
9 26 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
11 24 (14.63%) PCI DSS
11 24 (14.63%) DevOps
12 22 (13.41%) Finance
13 21 (12.80%) SQL
14 20 (12.20%) Data Security
14 20 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (12.20%) Kubernetes
15 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.98%) AWS
15 18 (10.98%) Security Management
15 18 (10.98%) Degree
15 18 (10.98%) Public Sector
16 17 (10.37%) Management Information System
16 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
16 17 (10.37%) Cyber Essentials
17 16 (9.76%) Microservices
17 16 (9.76%) NIST
18 15 (9.15%) Data Privacy
18 15 (9.15%) Docker

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 4 (2.44%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.61%) Confluence
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.61%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.22%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.95%) Azure
2 18 (10.98%) AWS
3 14 (8.54%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (5.49%) Amazon EKS
4 9 (5.49%) Amazon S3
4 9 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (5.49%) Serverless
5 8 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (4.88%) CloudFront
6 6 (3.66%) Google Workspace
7 5 (3.05%) GCP
8 4 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.22%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.22%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.61%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 1 (0.61%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) Firewall
2 5 (3.05%) Internet
2 5 (3.05%) VPN
3 4 (2.44%) Network Security
4 3 (1.83%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.22%) VoIP
6 1 (0.61%) BGP
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) DNS
6 1 (0.61%) DSL
6 1 (0.61%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.61%) IPsec
6 1 (0.61%) MPLS
6 1 (0.61%) OSPF
6 1 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.61%) SNMP
6 1 (0.61%) SSL
6 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.66%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.66%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.44%) Big Data
5 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.83%) DTS
7 2 (1.22%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.22%) Power BI
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.61%) Looker
8 1 (0.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (4.88%) JIRA
2 7 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.44%) Mocha
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.22%) webpack
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (30.49%) Social Skills
2 34 (20.73%) Legal
3 22 (13.41%) Finance
4 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.98%) Public Sector
5 15 (9.15%) Retail
6 7 (4.27%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (3.66%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (3.66%) Publishing
8 5 (3.05%) Marketing
9 4 (2.44%) Law
10 3 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.22%) Banking
11 2 (1.22%) Front Office
11 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.61%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 26 (15.85%) Analyst
2 15 (9.15%) Consultant
3 13 (7.93%) Architect
4 12 (7.32%) Data Protection Officer
4 12 (7.32%) Security Consultant
5 11 (6.71%) DBA
5 11 (6.71%) Developer
5 11 (6.71%) Information Security Specialist
5 11 (6.71%) Information Specialist
5 11 (6.71%) Security Analyst
5 11 (6.71%) Security Specialist
6 8 (4.88%) AWS Architect
6 8 (4.88%) Azure Architect
6 8 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (4.27%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (4.27%) Risk Consultant
7 7 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.27%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.88%) RESTful
2 7 (4.27%) Node.js
2 7 (4.27%) React
3 6 (3.66%) CSS
3 6 (3.66%) SAML
3 6 (3.66%) Vue.js
4 5 (3.05%) REST
5 4 (2.44%) CSS3
5 4 (2.44%) HTML
5 4 (2.44%) HTML5
5 4 (2.44%) jQuery
5 4 (2.44%) JSON
5 4 (2.44%) NumPy
5 4 (2.44%) Pandas
5 4 (2.44%) scikit-learn
5 4 (2.44%) SciPy
5 4 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.83%) .NET
6 3 (1.83%) Kafka
7 2 (1.22%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.10%) Freedom of Information
3 9 (5.49%) Cyberattack
4 8 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.27%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (4.27%) Housing Association
6 6 (3.66%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.44%) iPad
7 4 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.83%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) NHS
10 1 (0.61%) Robotics
10 1 (0.61%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.15%) Linux
2 14 (8.54%) Windows
3 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 50 (30.49%) Information Security
3 35 (21.34%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (18.29%) Risk Management
5 26 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (14.63%) DevOps
7 20 (12.20%) Data Security
7 20 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (10.98%) Security Management
9 16 (9.76%) Microservices
10 15 (9.15%) Data Privacy
10 15 (9.15%) Information Governance
10 15 (9.15%) Information Security Management
11 13 (7.93%) Internal Audit
12 12 (7.32%) Incident Management
12 12 (7.32%) Requirements Gathering
12 12 (7.32%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (6.71%) Business Case
13 11 (6.71%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.80%) SQL
2 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.93%) Python
4 7 (4.27%) Java
5 6 (3.66%) Google Apps Script
6 4 (2.44%) C
7 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.22%) C++
8 2 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.22%) Scala
8 2 (1.22%) VBA
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (10.98%) Degree
2 13 (7.93%) CISSP
3 11 (6.71%) ISEB
4 9 (5.49%) CISM
5 8 (4.88%) PCI QSA
6 7 (4.27%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.66%) CISA
7 6 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.44%) MCDBA
8 4 (2.44%) MCSA
8 4 (2.44%) MCSE
8 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (1.83%) CCNA
9 3 (1.83%) SSCP
10 2 (1.22%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.22%) CCNP
10 2 (1.22%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (45.73%) GDPR
2 47 (28.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (14.63%) PCI DSS
4 17 (10.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (9.76%) NIST
6 7 (4.27%) ISO 9001
7 6 (3.66%) Data Quality
8 5 (3.05%) NCSC
9 3 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (1.83%) GRC
9 3 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (1.83%) PMO
9 3 (1.83%) QA
10 2 (1.22%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.61%) IASME
11 1 (0.61%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.61%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.61%) RMADS
11 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Docker
2 11 (6.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.83%) Firmware
3 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.20%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.49%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.05%) Terraform
4 4 (2.44%) Argo
5 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.83%) Puppet
6 2 (1.22%) Ansible
6 2 (1.22%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.22%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) Istio
Vendors
1 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.71%) Google
3 10 (6.10%) OneTrust
4 7 (4.27%) Oracle
5 4 (2.44%) Citrix
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco
6 3 (1.83%) Thycotic
6 3 (1.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.22%) Casewise
7 2 (1.22%) Civica
7 2 (1.22%) HP
7 2 (1.22%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.61%) Apple
8 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.61%) CommVault
8 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.61%) Qualys
8 1 (0.61%) SAP