Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK

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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 612 446 559
Rank change year-on-year -166 +113 +209
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 230 789 745
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 1.68% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 175 311 676
10th Percentile £27,950 £36,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,385 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £73,125 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +7.12%

All Generic Skills
UK

Data Protection Act is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,051 47,100 64,652
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.51% 42.35% 45.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20,602 25,511 33,248
10th Percentile £28,750 £35,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £39,087 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £83,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 17 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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England -147 222 £51,000 -7.27% 66
UK excluding London -183 140 £45,000 -14.29% 47
London +20 89 £72,500 +20.83% 23
Work from Home -40 65 £54,000 +2.86% 24
North of England -108 52 £45,000 -14.29% 6
Midlands +20 31 £51,000 -2.86% 6
South East +59 28 £36,000 -31.43% 11
North West -128 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +14 24 £53,000 +0.95% 3
Yorkshire +89 22 £50,000 -7.83% 2
South West +24 17 £46,875 -12.79% 11
East Midlands -1 7 £35,500 -18.39% 3
East of England +4 5 £70,000 +7.69% 8
North East +1 4 - - 1
Scotland -38 4 £31,366 -37.27% 4
Channel Islands - 2 £110,000 -
Wales +4 1 £43,067 -16.49% 1

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.48%) Confluence
3 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Exchange
4 4 (1.74%) CMS
5 2 (0.87%) Kentico
5 2 (0.87%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.61%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.74%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (1.74%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.87%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.87%) InDesign
7 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.43%) Endur
3 1 (0.43%) ION Anvil
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.65%) Azure
2 24 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (8.26%) AWS
4 13 (5.65%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.04%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 5 (2.17%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (2.17%) Entra ID
7 5 (2.17%) GCP
8 4 (1.74%) Datadog
8 4 (1.74%) Power Automate
9 3 (1.30%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.87%) IaaS
10 2 (0.87%) PaaS
10 2 (0.87%) SaaS
11 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.26%) Firewall
2 14 (6.09%) Intranet
3 11 (4.78%) SNMP
4 9 (3.91%) Internet
5 6 (2.61%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.17%) Network Security
6 5 (2.17%) VoIP
7 3 (1.30%) Broadband
7 3 (1.30%) DNS
8 2 (0.87%) DHCP
8 2 (0.87%) HTTP
8 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.43%) IPv4
9 1 (0.43%) IPv6
9 1 (0.43%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.22%) Power BI
2 11 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.04%) Tableau
5 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.74%) Tableau Desktop
6 3 (1.30%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.30%) Tableau Server
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) DTS
8 1 (0.43%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.43%) ProClarity
8 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.91%) Git
2 8 (3.48%) JIRA
3 7 (3.04%) Selenium
4 4 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.87%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.43%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.43%) GitLab
6 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.43%) Postman
6 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 49 (21.30%) Finance
2 48 (20.87%) Social Skills
3 33 (14.35%) Legal
4 28 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.65%) Marketing
6 11 (4.78%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (3.48%) Banking
7 8 (3.48%) Front Office
7 8 (3.48%) Law
7 8 (3.48%) Local Government
8 7 (3.04%) Retail
9 6 (2.61%) Back Office
9 6 (2.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 6 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (2.17%) Advertising
11 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.74%) Public Sector
12 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (19.57%) Developer
2 41 (17.83%) Senior
3 31 (13.48%) Analyst
4 21 (9.13%) Lead
5 15 (6.52%) Security Analyst
6 14 (6.09%) Consultant
7 13 (5.65%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.65%) Network Manager
8 11 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.91%) Applications Support
9 9 (3.91%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (3.48%) Security Consultant
10 8 (3.48%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 7 (3.04%) Data Protection Specialist
11 7 (3.04%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.04%) Senior Support Engineer
12 6 (2.61%) Data Manager
12 6 (2.61%) Front-End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.78%) Spring
1 11 (4.78%) Spring Boot
2 10 (4.35%) .NET
2 10 (4.35%) Node.js
3 9 (3.91%) Kafka
4 8 (3.48%) React
5 7 (3.04%) Hibernate
5 7 (3.04%) HTML
5 7 (3.04%) JPA
6 6 (2.61%) Vue
6 6 (2.61%) Web Services
7 4 (1.74%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.74%) CSS
8 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.30%) EDI
8 3 (1.30%) Jest
8 3 (1.30%) RESTful
9 2 (0.87%) Next.js
9 2 (0.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.43%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (3.48%) Freedom of Information
4 8 (3.48%) NHS
4 8 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.04%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.17%) Cyber Threat
7 5 (2.17%) Derivative
7 5 (2.17%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.17%) Security Posture
7 5 (2.17%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.74%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.74%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (1.74%) SCORM
9 3 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.30%) Windows
2 7 (3.04%) Linux
2 7 (3.04%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Android
4 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 47 (20.43%) Information Security
3 39 (16.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 36 (15.65%) Agile
4 36 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (12.61%) DevOps
6 28 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (10.43%) Mentoring
7 24 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (9.13%) Security Operations
10 20 (8.70%) Value Proposition
11 19 (8.26%) Customer Service
11 19 (8.26%) Risk Management
12 18 (7.83%) ITIL
12 18 (7.83%) Project Management
13 17 (7.39%) Risk Register
14 16 (6.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 15 (6.52%) CRM
15 15 (6.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.30%) SQL
2 19 (8.26%) Java
3 18 (7.83%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.65%) C#
6 12 (5.22%) Python
7 10 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.04%) Scala
9 6 (2.61%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.87%) Bash
10 2 (0.87%) C++
10 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) Go
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
11 1 (0.43%) R
11 1 (0.43%) Rust
11 1 (0.43%) Swift
11 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (18.26%) Degree
2 17 (7.39%) CISSP
2 17 (7.39%) Master's Degree
3 9 (3.91%) CISM
4 8 (3.48%) ISEB
5 5 (2.17%) CISA
5 5 (2.17%) CompTIA CySA+
5 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.74%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.74%) MCSA
6 4 (1.74%) MCSE
6 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) Azure Certification
8 2 (0.87%) CISMP
8 2 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) GIAC
8 2 (0.87%) SANS
8 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (28.26%) GDPR
2 28 (12.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 20 (8.70%) NIST
4 17 (7.39%) PCI DSS
5 14 (6.09%) QA
6 12 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (2.61%) Data Quality
7 6 (2.61%) NCSC
7 6 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (2.17%) COBIT
9 4 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (1.30%) PMO
11 2 (0.87%) California Consumer Privacy Act
11 2 (0.87%) GRC
11 2 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.87%) SLA
11 2 (0.87%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.43%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.74%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) Ceph
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.22%) Terraform
3 5 (2.17%) CASB
4 4 (1.74%) Ansible
4 4 (1.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.43%) Argo
5 1 (0.43%) Control-M
5 1 (0.43%) Grafana
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 63 (27.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.96%) VMware
3 11 (4.78%) Cisco
4 10 (4.35%) Aruba
4 10 (4.35%) HP
5 9 (3.91%) SAP
6 8 (3.48%) Adobe
7 7 (3.04%) Sage
8 6 (2.61%) Citrix
8 6 (2.61%) Oracle
9 3 (1.30%) Databricks
9 3 (1.30%) Facebook
9 3 (1.30%) Qualys
10 2 (0.87%) Apple
10 2 (0.87%) NEC
10 2 (0.87%) Serena
10 2 (0.87%) Trayport
11 1 (0.43%) Cognos
11 1 (0.43%) Google
11 1 (0.43%) ION Trading