Period
to 15 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Protection Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection/Privacy Specialist
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1059 1140 1206
Rank change year-on-year +81 +66 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Protection Specialist 8 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.009% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 10
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -17.24% -
10th Percentile £42,750 £41,775 £54,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -34.38% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 130,889 156,292 173,292
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,716 125,901 138,982
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Protection Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Protection Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Specialist in the UK

Data Protection Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Specialist.

Salary trend for Data Protection Specialist in the UK

Data Protection Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Specialist over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Specialist in the UK

Data Protection Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 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 +91 7 £57,500 -4.17%
UK excluding London +82 5 £57,500 +9.52%
London +71 3 £85,000 +41.67%
South East +41 3 £57,500 +9.52%
South West - 1 £47,500 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Data Protection Specialist Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, Data Protection Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Data Protection Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Data Privacy
2 6 (75.00%) GDPR
2 6 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) Data Governance
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (37.50%) COBIT
5 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (37.50%) SSAE 16
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
5 3 (37.50%) NIST
6 2 (25.00%) Legal
7 1 (12.50%) Information Security
7 1 (12.50%) Information Management
7 1 (12.50%) CISA
7 1 (12.50%) CISM
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) CRISC
7 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
7 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
7 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

Data Protection Specialist Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco IPT
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Data Privacy
2 6 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (50.00%) Data Governance
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISA
1 1 (12.50%) CISM
1 1 (12.50%) CRISC
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) GDPR
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (37.50%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (37.50%) NIST
3 3 (37.50%) SSAE 16