Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 660 767
Rank change year-on-year +235 +107 +49
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 843 55 325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.72% 0.31% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 803 41 232
10th Percentile £31,400 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £38,082 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% +3.16% -20.83%
75th Percentile £77,500 £54,380 £63,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £62,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £47,850
% change year-on-year +16.13% -19.02% -4.30%

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 49,022 17,896 49,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 35.90% 35.22%
Number of salaries quoted 29,475 14,527 37,358
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 22 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 15 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 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 +206 796 £55,000 +12.24% 36
UK excluding London +176 554 £45,000 +16.13% 26
North of England +116 318 £45,000 +33.33% 10
London +5 277 £80,000 +47.11% 12
Yorkshire +22 144 £51,500 +58.46% 3
North West +40 142 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Work from Home -171 116 £45,000 -21.74% 4
Midlands -31 97 £42,500 -15.00% 2
South East -81 60 £57,500 +71.64% 2
West Midlands -42 59 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland -48 39 £35,750 -
East Midlands -41 38 £42,500 -27.66% 1
North East - 32 £45,000 - 1
East of England - 27 £60,000 - 2
South West -85 13 £65,000 +44.44% 8

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 843 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 288 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (21.83%) Social Skills
4 174 (20.64%) Finance
5 167 (19.81%) DevOps
6 160 (18.98%) Azure
7 144 (17.08%) SQL
8 132 (15.66%) Microsoft
9 127 (15.07%) AWS
9 127 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
10 123 (14.59%) GDPR
11 118 (14.00%) JavaScript
12 105 (12.46%) Java
13 95 (11.27%) Degree
13 95 (11.27%) Value Proposition
13 95 (11.27%) Analytics
14 91 (10.79%) Linux
15 86 (10.20%) Kubernetes
16 84 (9.96%) Python
16 84 (9.96%) Git (software)
17 83 (9.85%) Software Engineering
17 83 (9.85%) Information Security
18 81 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
19 79 (9.37%) Windows
20 76 (9.02%) Docker
21 75 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
22 70 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
23 69 (8.19%) Microservices
23 69 (8.19%) Cybersecurity
24 67 (7.95%) Business Analysis

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 18 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.19%) Confluence
3 8 (0.95%) DataSynapse
3 8 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (0.59%) Apache
4 5 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.36%) SAS
5 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.59%) Sketch
8 3 (0.36%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.36%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.71%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Shopify
5 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 160 (18.98%) Azure
2 127 (15.07%) AWS
3 64 (7.59%) Power Platform
4 38 (4.51%) Serverless
5 36 (4.27%) SaaS
6 30 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (3.56%) GCP
6 30 (3.56%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (2.61%) Amazon EKS
7 22 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.78%) Google Analytics
9 12 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (1.42%) CloudFront
10 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.07%) GitHub
11 9 (1.07%) Google Workspace
12 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.71%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.80%) Firewall
2 24 (2.85%) WAN
3 22 (2.61%) Internet
4 18 (2.14%) Network Security
5 15 (1.78%) LAN
5 15 (1.78%) VPN
6 14 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.71%) BGP
9 6 (0.71%) SD-WAN
10 5 (0.59%) DHCP
10 5 (0.59%) DNS
10 5 (0.59%) HTTP
10 5 (0.59%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.59%) OSPF
10 5 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.47%) CTI
11 4 (0.47%) DSL
11 4 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.59%) Power BI
2 59 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 52 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (2.97%) OLAP
7 25 (2.97%) Oracle OLAP
7 25 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
7 25 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 25 (2.97%) SSDT
8 20 (2.37%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.37%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (1.78%) Big Data
10 13 (1.54%) Blockchain
11 12 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.42%) MySQL
12 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 84 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 56 (6.64%) JIRA
3 37 (4.39%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (1.90%) webpack
7 14 (1.66%) Selenium
8 11 (1.30%) Subversion
9 10 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (1.07%) Mocha
11 8 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.95%) Cypress.io
12 7 (0.83%) Gradle
12 7 (0.83%) JUnit
12 7 (0.83%) Maven
13 6 (0.71%) Postman
13 6 (0.71%) Protractor
13 6 (0.71%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.59%) Appium
General
1 184 (21.83%) Social Skills
2 174 (20.64%) Finance
3 75 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (6.88%) Legal
5 56 (6.64%) Public Sector
6 53 (6.29%) Marketing
7 42 (4.98%) Retail
8 34 (4.03%) Presentation Skills
9 31 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
10 20 (2.37%) Front Office
11 19 (2.25%) Banking
12 16 (1.90%) Law
13 12 (1.42%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.19%) Local Government
14 10 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.07%) Automotive
15 9 (1.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 8 (0.95%) Telecoms
17 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.83%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 194 (23.01%) Developer
2 132 (15.66%) Analyst
3 62 (7.35%) Architect
3 62 (7.35%) Senior Developer
4 58 (6.88%) Business Analyst
5 47 (5.58%) Consultant
6 43 (5.10%) Java Developer
7 30 (3.56%) Support Specialist
8 24 (2.85%) Designer
8 24 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 22 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 21 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (2.25%) Azure Architect
12 18 (2.14%) Coordinator
12 18 (2.14%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (2.14%) Software Engineer
13 17 (2.02%) Data Analyst
13 17 (2.02%) Project Coordinator
14 15 (1.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (1.78%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.71%) React
2 49 (5.81%) Node.js
3 47 (5.58%) HTML
4 42 (4.98%) CSS
5 38 (4.51%) .NET
6 30 (3.56%) Spring
7 28 (3.32%) AngularJS
7 28 (3.32%) MDX
8 27 (3.20%) HTML5
8 27 (3.20%) Spring Boot
9 24 (2.85%) REST
10 20 (2.37%) .NET Core
11 19 (2.25%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.25%) RESTful
11 19 (2.25%) Vue.js
12 18 (2.14%) Jest
13 17 (2.02%) React Native
13 17 (2.02%) Redux
14 16 (1.90%) Web Services
15 15 (1.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.10%) User Experience
2 36 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.56%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.25%) Freedom of Information
6 18 (2.14%) Hedge funds
7 17 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
8 15 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.78%) NHS
8 15 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.66%) Internet of Things
10 13 (1.54%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.19%) Legacy Code
14 7 (0.83%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 91 (10.79%) Linux
2 79 (9.37%) Windows
3 17 (2.02%) Android
4 16 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.59%) Unix
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 288 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (19.81%) DevOps
4 127 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (11.27%) Analytics
5 95 (11.27%) Value Proposition
6 83 (9.85%) Information Security
6 83 (9.85%) Software Engineering
7 81 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (8.19%) Cybersecurity
9 69 (8.19%) Microservices
10 67 (7.95%) Business Analysis
11 62 (7.35%) Scrum
12 59 (7.00%) Service Delivery
13 58 (6.88%) Requirements Gathering
14 56 (6.64%) User Stories
15 55 (6.52%) Incident Management
15 55 (6.52%) Visualisation
16 54 (6.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.08%) SQL
2 118 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 105 (12.46%) Java
4 84 (9.96%) Python
5 41 (4.86%) TypeScript
6 34 (4.03%) C#
7 32 (3.80%) R
8 31 (3.68%) C++
9 28 (3.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 15 (1.78%) PHP
11 14 (1.66%) C
11 14 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.30%) Java 8
13 10 (1.19%) Java 11
14 8 (0.95%) ES6
15 7 (0.83%) Ruby
16 6 (0.71%) Go
16 6 (0.71%) Google Apps Script
17 4 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (11.27%) Degree
2 32 (3.80%) CISSP
3 22 (2.61%) CISM
4 21 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.66%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.54%) CCNA
8 12 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.42%) ISEB
8 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.30%) CCNP
10 9 (1.07%) CISA
11 7 (0.83%) Server+ Certification
12 6 (0.71%) GIAC
13 5 (0.59%) CISMP
13 5 (0.59%) MCSE
14 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.36%) CCIE
14 3 (0.36%) CRISC
14 3 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (14.59%) GDPR
2 61 (7.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (5.46%) QA
4 29 (3.44%) PMO
5 23 (2.73%) PCI DSS
6 18 (2.14%) Data Quality
7 14 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (1.54%) NIST
9 11 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.83%) NCSC
11 7 (0.83%) SLA
12 5 (0.59%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.47%) Accessibility
14 3 (0.36%) EMIR
14 3 (0.36%) Good Clinical Practice
14 3 (0.36%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.36%) MiFID
15 2 (0.24%) GRC
15 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 76 (9.02%) Docker
2 39 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.36%) Firmware
6 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 86 (10.20%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.80%) Terraform
3 24 (2.85%) Ansible
4 21 (2.49%) Puppet
5 11 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.59%) SCCM
8 4 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.47%) Istio
8 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.36%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.36%) Control-M
9 3 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 132 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.24%) Oracle
3 49 (5.81%) Google
4 30 (3.56%) Cisco
5 18 (2.14%) VMware
6 17 (2.02%) Adobe
7 11 (1.30%) Citrix
7 11 (1.30%) HP
7 11 (1.30%) SAP
8 9 (1.07%) Sybase
9 8 (0.95%) Databricks
9 8 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.83%) CommVault
11 6 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.59%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.47%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.47%) Okta
13 4 (0.47%) OneTrust
13 4 (0.47%) Zeacom