Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 268 211
Rank change year-on-year +30 -57 +71
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,217 2,233 2,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.29% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.40% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,294 1,892 2,513
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +19.32% -2.22%
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,250 £26,800
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 139,215 159,254 159,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,757 128,326 131,789
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +32 2,115 £55,000 +4.76% 309
UK excluding London +93 1,459 £50,000 +11.11% 221
London -54 703 £65,000 +8.33% 108
Midlands +179 477 £51,250 +13.89% 44
West Midlands +165 433 £45,000 - 35
North of England +26 339 £45,000 - 41
South East +25 329 £51,000 +7.37% 59
North West +75 248 £45,000 +8.43% 24
South West +119 229 £55,000 +34.97% 36
Yorkshire -42 83 £50,000 +11.11% 15
East of England +22 66 £48,592 -5.19% 21
East Midlands +20 42 £53,260 +25.32% 9
Scotland -4 32 £55,000 +29.41% 8
Wales +4 20 £50,000 +42.86% 11
North East +8 9 £42,764 -11.27% 2
Isle of Man +11 2 £51,250 -14.58% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing Data Protection 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.

1 1,174 (52.95%) GDPR
2 772 (34.82%) Information Security
3 627 (28.28%) Finance
4 596 (26.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 560 (25.26%) Microsoft
6 488 (22.01%) Windows
7 429 (19.35%) ITIL
7 429 (19.35%) CISSP
8 376 (16.96%) Management Information System
9 375 (16.91%) Linux
10 353 (15.92%) SQL
11 352 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
12 324 (14.61%) Data Centre
13 317 (14.30%) VMware
14 304 (13.71%) Data Protection Act
15 303 (13.67%) Cybersecurity
16 293 (13.22%) PCI DSS
17 277 (12.49%) Project Management
17 277 (12.49%) Legal
18 273 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 273 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 272 (12.27%) Degree
20 261 (11.77%) Business Continuity
21 250 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
22 248 (11.19%) Risk Management
23 243 (10.96%) SIEM
24 242 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
25 241 (10.87%) Service Delivery
26 234 (10.55%) Presales
27 233 (10.51%) Security Cleared

Data Protection
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 83 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 29 (1.31%) Apache
5 18 (0.81%) IIS
5 18 (0.81%) Skype for Business
6 16 (0.72%) CMS
7 14 (0.63%) SAS
8 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.59%) nginx
9 12 (0.54%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.41%) Confluence
12 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.23%) WordPress
15 4 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 202 (9.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 180 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
3 126 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 47 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.36%) SPSS
9 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.23%) InVision
10 4 (0.18%) Stata
11 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.045%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.32%) Raiser's Edge
3 6 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) FastStats
5 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.090%) Magento
6 2 (0.090%) Shopify
6 2 (0.090%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.045%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 1 (0.045%) assyst
7 1 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.045%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 273 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 242 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
3 137 (6.18%) Office 365
4 53 (2.39%) IaaS
5 51 (2.30%) SaaS
6 48 (2.17%) PaaS
7 44 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.53%) Amazon S3
11 30 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (1.13%) Serverless
13 18 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
16 12 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 217 (9.79%) Network Security
2 168 (7.58%) Firewall
3 130 (5.86%) Wi-Fi
4 67 (3.02%) LAN
5 66 (2.98%) TCP/IP
6 65 (2.93%) WAN
7 62 (2.80%) Internet
7 62 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
8 61 (2.75%) DNS
9 42 (1.89%) DHCP
10 41 (1.85%) SAN
10 41 (1.85%) VPN
11 26 (1.17%) Unified Communications
11 26 (1.17%) VSAN
12 18 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (0.81%) Skype
13 17 (0.77%) NAS
14 16 (0.72%) Intranet
14 16 (0.72%) OSPF
15 15 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 92 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
4 82 (3.70%) Big Data
5 48 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 47 (2.12%) Power BI
7 44 (1.98%) MySQL
8 36 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
8 36 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (1.40%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.35%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.26%) Data Lake
11 28 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
11 28 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
13 23 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
15 21 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
16 20 (0.90%) Blockchain
17 19 (0.86%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 62 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.53%) JIRA
3 33 (1.49%) Subversion
4 31 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.63%) Hudson
6 13 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.36%) Selenium
8 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.32%) gulp
9 6 (0.27%) Toad
9 6 (0.27%) webpack
10 5 (0.23%) NUnit
11 4 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.14%) Bower
12 3 (0.14%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.14%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.14%) Yeoman
General
1 627 (28.28%) Finance
2 277 (12.49%) Legal
3 140 (6.31%) Marketing
4 135 (6.09%) Law
5 131 (5.91%) Banking
6 113 (5.10%) Retail
7 51 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 47 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 40 (1.80%) Publishing
10 19 (0.86%) Billing
11 14 (0.63%) Local Government
12 10 (0.45%) Dutch Language
13 9 (0.41%) Automotive
14 8 (0.36%) Back Office
14 8 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.27%) Electronics
15 6 (0.27%) French Language
15 6 (0.27%) Games
16 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 384 (17.32%) Analyst
2 307 (13.85%) Architect
3 219 (9.88%) Security Analyst
4 188 (8.48%) Security Manager
5 152 (6.86%) Developer
6 145 (6.54%) Information Manager
7 134 (6.04%) IT Analyst
8 133 (6.00%) Information Security Manager
9 127 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
10 117 (5.28%) IT Security Analyst
11 115 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
12 110 (4.96%) Consultant
12 110 (4.96%) Senior Security Analyst
13 107 (4.83%) Senior IT Security Analyst
14 89 (4.01%) Service Manager
15 72 (3.25%) Technical Architect
16 67 (3.02%) Security Consultant
17 63 (2.84%) IT Manager
18 62 (2.80%) IT Support
19 61 (2.75%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (4.60%) Web Services
2 101 (4.56%) .NET
3 76 (3.43%) HTML
4 61 (2.75%) CSS
5 41 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 39 (1.76%) AngularJS
7 32 (1.44%) LDAP
8 31 (1.40%) React
9 25 (1.13%) HTML5
9 25 (1.13%) REST
10 21 (0.95%) Node.js
11 20 (0.90%) JSON
12 19 (0.86%) jQuery
13 18 (0.81%) .NET Framework
13 18 (0.81%) Natural Language Processing
13 18 (0.81%) Vue.js
14 17 (0.77%) Laravel
14 17 (0.77%) Sass
15 16 (0.72%) XML
16 15 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 376 (16.96%) Management Information System
2 324 (14.61%) Data Centre
3 304 (13.71%) Data Protection Act
4 231 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
5 168 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
6 108 (4.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 65 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 43 (1.94%) NHS
9 42 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 41 (1.85%) User Experience
11 40 (1.80%) CMDB
12 36 (1.62%) Public Cloud
13 32 (1.44%) Private Cloud
14 30 (1.35%) CESG
15 27 (1.22%) Driving Licence
16 26 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
17 25 (1.13%) Blackberry
17 25 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
18 24 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 488 (22.01%) Windows
2 375 (16.91%) Linux
3 127 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 75 (3.38%) Unix
5 71 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (3.07%) Windows 10
7 54 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (2.07%) Apple iOS
9 45 (2.03%) Windows 7
10 37 (1.67%) Android
11 33 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (1.22%) CentOS
13 24 (1.08%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.54%) VMS
17 10 (0.45%) Debian
18 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.32%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 772 (34.82%) Information Security
2 429 (19.35%) ITIL
3 352 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
4 303 (13.67%) Cybersecurity
5 277 (12.49%) Project Management
6 261 (11.77%) Business Continuity
7 250 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
8 248 (11.19%) Risk Management
9 243 (10.96%) SIEM
10 241 (10.87%) Service Delivery
11 234 (10.55%) Presales
12 230 (10.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 220 (9.92%) Mentoring
14 216 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management
15 200 (9.02%) Due Diligence
16 190 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
17 182 (8.21%) Security Management
18 169 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 168 (7.58%) Service Management
20 156 (7.04%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 353 (15.92%) SQL
2 151 (6.81%) Python
3 100 (4.51%) Java
4 81 (3.65%) JavaScript
5 79 (3.56%) C#
6 74 (3.34%) PowerShell
7 48 (2.17%) PHP
8 44 (1.98%) Bash Shell
9 43 (1.94%) Perl
10 38 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.44%) C
12 27 (1.22%) Ruby
13 24 (1.08%) R
14 21 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.86%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.81%) Bourne shell
16 18 (0.81%) C-shell
16 18 (0.81%) Korn
16 18 (0.81%) VBScript
17 17 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 429 (19.35%) CISSP
2 272 (12.27%) Degree
3 233 (10.51%) Security Cleared
4 202 (9.11%) CISM
5 134 (6.04%) CREST Certified
6 130 (5.86%) SANS
7 112 (5.05%) ISEB
8 109 (4.92%) SC Cleared
9 101 (4.56%) CISA
10 100 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 97 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 73 (3.29%) CEH
13 66 (2.98%) MCSE
14 59 (2.66%) CompTIA Security+
15 54 (2.44%) CISMP
16 53 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (2.35%) DV Cleared
18 45 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
18 45 (2.03%) MCSA
19 43 (1.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,174 (52.95%) GDPR
2 596 (26.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 293 (13.22%) PCI DSS
4 145 (6.54%) SLA
5 121 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 81 (3.65%) QA
7 80 (3.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 68 (3.07%) Data Quality
9 56 (2.53%) COBIT
10 23 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.81%) ISO 22301
12 16 (0.72%) GPG13
13 15 (0.68%) PMO
14 10 (0.45%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
16 7 (0.32%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.32%) RMADS
17 6 (0.27%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 273 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 199 (8.98%) Active Directory
3 92 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 55 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (1.53%) XenApp
7 30 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 20 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (0.86%) Docker
10 15 (0.68%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.45%) Firmware
11 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.27%) vSphere
13 5 (0.23%) HDFS
14 4 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.14%) Postfix
15 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
15 3 (0.14%) RHEV
16 2 (0.090%) NFS
Systems Management
1 105 (4.74%) SCCM
2 51 (2.30%) WSUS
3 48 (2.17%) SCOM
4 42 (1.89%) vRealize
5 36 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 31 (1.40%) Terraform
7 26 (1.17%) IBM BigFix
7 26 (1.17%) Kubernetes
8 25 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.04%) SCDPM
9 23 (1.04%) SCOrch
10 22 (0.99%) Puppet
11 19 (0.86%) SCSM
11 19 (0.86%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.81%) Ansible
13 15 (0.68%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.50%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 560 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 317 (14.30%) VMware
3 206 (9.29%) Cisco
4 99 (4.47%) Citrix
5 98 (4.42%) Oracle
6 59 (2.66%) HP
7 51 (2.30%) ServiceNow
8 47 (2.12%) Google
9 41 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 35 (1.58%) IBM
10 35 (1.58%) NetApp
11 34 (1.53%) Red Hat
12 32 (1.44%) EMC
13 29 (1.31%) Apple
13 29 (1.31%) SAP
14 23 (1.04%) CommVault
15 22 (0.99%) Fortinet
16 20 (0.90%) Tableau
17 19 (0.86%) 3PAR
18 15 (0.68%) Teradata