Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 439 693 804
Rank change year-on-year +254 +111 +50
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 909 81 238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 0.36% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 858 51 189
10th Percentile £28,000 £35,000 £28,946
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,547 £36,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% -14.78% +12.75%
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £66,703 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% -22.61% +27.78%

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 52,529 22,371 44,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.80% 35.51% 35.02%
Number of salaries quoted 30,408 17,588 34,354
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,513
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.35% +3.36%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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 +245 848 £51,500 +8.42% 44
UK excluding London +198 647 £45,000 +1.12% 31
North of England +148 399 £45,000 +2.86% 5
London -25 230 £80,000 +63.27% 16
North West +72 190 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Yorkshire +46 165 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Work from Home -101 130 £46,750 -35.52% 7
Midlands -11 100 £45,000 -37.93% 6
South East -59 75 £50,000 +12.75% 7
West Midlands +2 72 £45,000 -48.57% 3
North East - 44 £45,000 -
Scotland -33 32 £42,500 -
East Midlands -40 28 £42,500 -17.07% 3
East of England -75 26 £53,750 -2.27% 3
South West -39 19 £65,689 +47.78% 7
Wales -46 4 £41,250 -30.37% 3

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 909 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 273 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (21.67%) Finance
4 195 (21.45%) SQL
5 180 (19.80%) Social Skills
6 174 (19.14%) GDPR
7 157 (17.27%) Azure
8 148 (16.28%) DevOps
9 146 (16.06%) Microsoft
10 143 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
11 134 (14.74%) AWS
12 128 (14.08%) Windows
13 126 (13.86%) Information Security
13 126 (13.86%) Git (software)
14 121 (13.31%) JavaScript
15 118 (12.98%) Oracle
16 102 (11.22%) Python
17 95 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 92 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
19 88 (9.68%) Power Platform
20 86 (9.46%) Java
21 85 (9.35%) Power BI
22 83 (9.13%) Degree
23 79 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
24 75 (8.25%) CI/CD
25 74 (8.14%) JIRA
25 74 (8.14%) CSS
25 74 (8.14%) Linux
26 73 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
27 72 (7.92%) Firewall

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 41 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.74%) Confluence
3 21 (2.31%) IIS
4 18 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.21%) CMS
6 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.99%) WordPress
7 8 (0.88%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.66%) Apache
9 4 (0.44%) SAS
10 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.22%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Oracle ERP
2 16 (1.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 15 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.44%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.33%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Shopify
6 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 157 (17.27%) Azure
2 134 (14.74%) AWS
3 88 (9.68%) Power Platform
4 53 (5.83%) Microsoft 365
5 42 (4.62%) SaaS
6 37 (4.07%) GCP
7 26 (2.86%) Serverless
8 21 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (2.20%) GitHub
10 16 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.10%) Snowflake
13 8 (0.88%) Power Automate
14 7 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (0.77%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.66%) Slack
16 5 (0.55%) Google Workspace
16 5 (0.55%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 72 (7.92%) Firewall
2 37 (4.07%) WAN
3 35 (3.85%) LAN
4 26 (2.86%) DHCP
4 26 (2.86%) DNS
5 25 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (2.09%) Network Security
7 17 (1.87%) Structured Cabling
8 9 (0.99%) Cisco IPT
8 9 (0.99%) Internet
8 9 (0.99%) VPN
9 8 (0.88%) VoIP
10 6 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.66%) HTTP
10 6 (0.66%) SD-WAN
11 5 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.44%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (0.44%) IPsec
12 4 (0.44%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.35%) Power BI
2 72 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 55 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
7 32 (3.52%) Oracle Database
7 32 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (2.75%) OLAP
8 25 (2.75%) Oracle OLAP
8 25 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (2.75%) SSDT
9 14 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.43%) Big Data
11 11 (1.21%) MySQL
12 9 (0.99%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 126 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.14%) JIRA
3 62 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 43 (4.73%) Oracle APEX
5 29 (3.19%) Selenium
6 26 (2.86%) Bitbucket
6 26 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 21 (2.31%) MSBuild
9 17 (1.87%) webpack
10 16 (1.76%) Postman
11 13 (1.43%) Cypress.io
11 13 (1.43%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.21%) Subversion
13 10 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.77%) JUnit
14 7 (0.77%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.66%) Gradle
15 6 (0.66%) Maven
General
1 197 (21.67%) Finance
2 180 (19.80%) Social Skills
3 79 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (6.93%) Legal
5 37 (4.07%) Influencing Skills
5 37 (4.07%) Marketing
5 37 (4.07%) Retail
6 27 (2.97%) Public Sector
7 26 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (2.64%) Law
9 16 (1.76%) Banking
9 16 (1.76%) Organisational Skills
9 16 (1.76%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.65%) Front Office
11 13 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 10 (1.10%) Automotive
13 9 (0.99%) Retail Finance
14 8 (0.88%) Social Housing
15 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 216 (23.76%) Developer
2 127 (13.97%) Analyst
3 73 (8.03%) Senior Developer
4 54 (5.94%) Business Analyst
5 47 (5.17%) Consultant
6 36 (3.96%) Architect
7 30 (3.30%) React Developer
7 30 (3.30%) Support Specialist
8 29 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (3.19%) IT Support
9 28 (3.08%) Information Officer
10 26 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 23 (2.53%) Security Officer
12 22 (2.42%) Oracle Developer
12 22 (2.42%) Software Developer
13 21 (2.31%) Build Engineer
13 21 (2.31%) Information Security Officer
13 21 (2.31%) Senior React Developer
14 19 (2.09%) Java Developer
15 18 (1.98%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.14%) CSS
2 62 (6.82%) .NET
3 56 (6.16%) Node.js
4 55 (6.05%) HTML
5 53 (5.83%) React
6 38 (4.18%) JSON
7 32 (3.52%) AngularJS
8 31 (3.41%) XML
9 25 (2.75%) MDX
10 24 (2.64%) React Native
11 22 (2.42%) Express
12 21 (2.31%) .NET Core
13 20 (2.20%) Spring
14 19 (2.09%) RESTful
15 17 (1.87%) Redux
15 17 (1.87%) Spring Boot
16 16 (1.76%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.76%) Oracle Fusion
17 15 (1.65%) HTML5
17 15 (1.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 60 (6.60%) User Experience
3 29 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.75%) Freedom of Information
6 24 (2.64%) Freedom of Information Act
7 17 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.43%) Equities
10 12 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.10%) Legacy Code
12 9 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.88%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.88%) Housing Association
13 8 (0.88%) Internet of Things
13 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.77%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (14.08%) Windows
2 74 (8.14%) Linux
3 70 (7.70%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.41%) Unix
5 23 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.87%) Android
7 17 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
8 15 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.99%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 273 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (16.28%) DevOps
4 143 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
5 126 (13.86%) Information Security
6 92 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
7 75 (8.25%) CI/CD
8 73 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (7.92%) Risk Management
10 71 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
11 61 (6.71%) Service Delivery
11 61 (6.71%) Software Engineering
12 60 (6.60%) Requirements Gathering
13 59 (6.49%) Visualisation
14 56 (6.16%) Scrum
15 54 (5.94%) Value Proposition
16 53 (5.83%) Analytics
16 53 (5.83%) Incident Management
17 52 (5.72%) ITIL
18 51 (5.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 195 (21.45%) SQL
2 121 (13.31%) JavaScript
3 102 (11.22%) Python
4 86 (9.46%) Java
5 68 (7.48%) C#
6 53 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 49 (5.39%) TypeScript
8 29 (3.19%) R
9 25 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 23 (2.53%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.09%) C++
13 17 (1.87%) PHP
14 15 (1.65%) Bash
15 9 (0.99%) Java 8
16 7 (0.77%) ES6
16 7 (0.77%) Ruby
17 6 (0.66%) Groovy
17 6 (0.66%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 83 (9.13%) Degree
2 52 (5.72%) CISSP
3 38 (4.18%) CISM
4 33 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (3.41%) CRISC
6 25 (2.75%) Security Cleared
7 23 (2.53%) CISA
7 23 (2.53%) PCI QSA
8 22 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (1.65%) SC Cleared
10 13 (1.43%) CCNA
10 13 (1.43%) CCNP
11 12 (1.32%) CISMP
12 11 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.21%) ISEB
12 11 (1.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 9 (0.99%) SANS
14 7 (0.77%) GIAC
14 7 (0.77%) IRCA
14 7 (0.77%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (19.14%) GDPR
2 95 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (7.15%) QA
4 47 (5.17%) PCI DSS
5 38 (4.18%) NIST
6 33 (3.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (2.97%) PMO
8 17 (1.87%) Data Quality
9 15 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 14 (1.54%) COBIT
10 14 (1.54%) GRC
11 11 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.88%) Good Clinical Practice
13 7 (0.77%) COSO
13 7 (0.77%) NCSC
14 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.66%) SLA
15 5 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
16 3 (0.33%) Accessibility
16 3 (0.33%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 57 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 56 (6.16%) Docker
3 26 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 70 (7.70%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.30%) Terraform
3 19 (2.09%) Ansible
4 15 (1.65%) Puppet
5 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.44%) Control-M
7 4 (0.44%) Istio
7 4 (0.44%) SCCM
8 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.33%) kaniko
8 3 (0.33%) Podman
9 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.22%) Rancher
10 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.11%) CASB
10 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 146 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 118 (12.98%) Oracle
3 47 (5.17%) Cisco
4 27 (2.97%) VMware
5 19 (2.09%) Google
6 17 (1.87%) Meraki
6 17 (1.87%) Ubiquiti
7 10 (1.10%) Adobe
8 8 (0.88%) Databricks
9 6 (0.66%) HP
9 6 (0.66%) Okta
10 5 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.55%) SolarWinds
10 5 (0.55%) WatchGuard
11 4 (0.44%) Automation Anywhere
11 4 (0.44%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.44%) Splunk
12 3 (0.33%) Solace
12 3 (0.33%) UiPath