Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 321 250
Rank change year-on-year +84 -71 -30
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,097 1,746 2,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.02% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.11% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,265 1,404 2,047
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +27.78% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £35,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +6.25%

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 132,313 157,792 154,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.78% 91.88% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 103,480 127,170 126,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
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
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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +89 1,993 £55,000 -4.35% 80
UK excluding London +118 1,284 £50,000 -4.76% 61
London +27 757 £65,000 - 25
Midlands +128 410 £47,500 -5.00% 5
West Midlands +132 349 £47,500 -8.87% 4
South East +85 346 £50,250 -12.61% 16
North of England +44 243 £45,000 -3.74% 14
South West +119 195 £57,000 +34.12% 7
North West +129 189 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East of England +60 77 £52,500 -2.33% 13
East Midlands +43 59 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Yorkshire -61 50 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland -1 25 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +10 22 £39,750 +4.61% 3
Isle of Man +3 9 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North East +14 5 £35,000 -20.25%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 907 (43.25%) GDPR
2 559 (26.66%) Microsoft
3 534 (25.46%) Finance
4 501 (23.89%) Information Security
5 456 (21.75%) Data Protection Act
6 410 (19.55%) Windows
7 396 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
8 361 (17.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 355 (16.93%) ITIL
10 340 (16.21%) SQL
11 315 (15.02%) Management Information System
12 314 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 302 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
14 286 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
15 280 (13.35%) Degree
16 275 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
17 273 (13.02%) Project Management
18 269 (12.83%) CISSP
19 268 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
20 261 (12.45%) Linux
21 260 (12.40%) Active Directory
22 240 (11.44%) VMware
23 227 (10.82%) Security Cleared
24 223 (10.63%) Data Centre
25 221 (10.54%) Risk Management
26 220 (10.49%) Presales
27 200 (9.54%) Service Delivery
28 194 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
29 193 (9.20%) Cisco
30 191 (9.11%) Office 365

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
1 132 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 82 (3.91%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.96%) IIS
4 35 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 22 (1.05%) Apache
6 19 (0.91%) CMS
7 14 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.62%) Apache Solr
8 13 (0.62%) Confluence
8 13 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.43%) WordPress
11 8 (0.38%) nginx
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 168 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (4.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.43%) SPSS
7 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) Stata
10 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.14%) Notepad++
11 2 (0.095%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.048%) InVision
12 1 (0.048%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 10 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.33%) Raiser's Edge
5 5 (0.24%) FastStats
5 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.14%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.095%) assyst
7 2 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.095%) RMDS
7 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.095%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.095%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.048%) Exstream
8 1 (0.048%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 314 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 275 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 191 (9.11%) Office 365
4 88 (4.20%) IaaS
5 79 (3.77%) PaaS
6 75 (3.58%) SaaS
7 59 (2.81%) Power Platform
8 51 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 41 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 38 (1.81%) Serverless
12 21 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.00%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.95%) PowerApps
14 16 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 15 (0.72%) GitHub
15 15 (0.72%) OneDrive
16 13 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 190 (9.06%) Firewall
2 99 (4.72%) WAN
3 94 (4.48%) Network Security
4 88 (4.20%) DNS
5 81 (3.86%) Internet
6 64 (3.05%) LAN
7 49 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 49 (2.34%) VPN
8 46 (2.19%) Skype
9 45 (2.15%) DHCP
10 43 (2.05%) Unified Communications
11 38 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (1.67%) TCP/IP
13 34 (1.62%) SAN
14 29 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (1.24%) VLAN
16 24 (1.14%) NetScaler
17 21 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
17 21 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 88 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (3.58%) Big Data
5 64 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (2.43%) Power BI
8 50 (2.38%) MySQL
9 43 (2.05%) Hadoop
9 43 (2.05%) NoSQL
10 34 (1.62%) Geospatial Data
10 34 (1.62%) GIS
10 34 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 31 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (1.38%) QlikView
13 27 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (0.95%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 81 (3.86%) Git (software)
2 64 (3.05%) JIRA
3 44 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 42 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 28 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.81%) Selenium
7 16 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 14 (0.67%) Subversion
8 14 (0.67%) webpack
9 11 (0.52%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.43%) Maven
11 8 (0.38%) JMeter
11 8 (0.38%) NUnit
12 7 (0.33%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.33%) Grunt
12 7 (0.33%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.29%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
14 5 (0.24%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 534 (25.46%) Finance
2 168 (8.01%) Legal
3 118 (5.63%) Banking
4 114 (5.44%) Law
5 101 (4.82%) Retail
6 93 (4.43%) Marketing
7 64 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 44 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.00%) Publishing
10 20 (0.95%) Front Office
11 16 (0.76%) Local Government
12 14 (0.67%) Automotive
12 14 (0.67%) Billing
13 12 (0.57%) Back Office
14 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.52%) Military
15 8 (0.38%) Electronics
15 8 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Advertising
17 6 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 307 (14.64%) Analyst
2 251 (11.97%) Architect
3 201 (9.59%) Developer
4 131 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 107 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
6 104 (4.96%) Security Analyst
7 99 (4.72%) Consultant
8 89 (4.24%) Information Manager
9 77 (3.67%) Data Manager
9 77 (3.67%) Information Security Manager
10 71 (3.39%) IT Manager
11 70 (3.34%) Administrator
12 68 (3.24%) Service Manager
13 60 (2.86%) Business Analyst
13 60 (2.86%) Security Consultant
14 58 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 56 (2.67%) Project Manager
16 54 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
17 52 (2.48%) IT Support
18 48 (2.29%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.29%) Web Services
2 88 (4.20%) .NET
3 76 (3.62%) CSS
4 75 (3.58%) HTML
5 44 (2.10%) ASP.NET
5 44 (2.10%) JSON
6 41 (1.96%) XML
7 37 (1.76%) React
8 36 (1.72%) AngularJS
9 34 (1.62%) LDAP
10 31 (1.48%) Node.js
11 29 (1.38%) REST
12 24 (1.14%) .NET Framework
13 23 (1.10%) RESTful
13 23 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (0.95%) SOAP
14 20 (0.95%) Spring
15 19 (0.91%) HTML5
15 19 (0.91%) jQuery
15 19 (0.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 456 (21.75%) Data Protection Act
2 315 (15.02%) Management Information System
3 268 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
4 223 (10.63%) Data Centre
5 112 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
6 62 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 48 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 46 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
9 44 (2.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 39 (1.86%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.76%) Data Structures
12 36 (1.72%) NHS
13 33 (1.57%) Social Media
13 33 (1.57%) User Experience
14 32 (1.53%) PKI
15 25 (1.19%) Clustering
15 25 (1.19%) CMDB
15 25 (1.19%) Fintech
15 25 (1.19%) Replication
16 21 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 410 (19.55%) Windows
2 261 (12.45%) Linux
3 170 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 92 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (4.20%) Unix
6 66 (3.15%) Windows 10
7 50 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 42 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (1.43%) Android
10 27 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.91%) CentOS
13 18 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.62%) Solaris
16 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.33%) VMS
18 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
20 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (23.89%) Information Security
2 396 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (16.93%) ITIL
4 302 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
5 286 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 273 (13.02%) Project Management
7 221 (10.54%) Risk Management
8 220 (10.49%) Presales
9 200 (9.54%) Service Delivery
10 170 (8.11%) Business Continuity
11 162 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 159 (7.58%) Mentoring
13 158 (7.53%) PRINCE2
14 152 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 151 (7.20%) Analytics
16 150 (7.15%) Service Management
17 136 (6.49%) IT Strategy
18 134 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 130 (6.20%) SIEM
20 116 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 340 (16.21%) SQL
2 134 (6.39%) Python
3 119 (5.67%) Java
4 103 (4.91%) C#
5 100 (4.77%) JavaScript
6 74 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 43 (2.05%) R
8 39 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 36 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 33 (1.57%) C
11 30 (1.43%) PHP
12 29 (1.38%) Scala
13 24 (1.14%) C++
14 22 (1.05%) Perl
15 21 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.95%) Ruby
17 19 (0.91%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.81%) ES6
19 15 (0.72%) RPG
20 14 (0.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 280 (13.35%) Degree
2 269 (12.83%) CISSP
3 227 (10.82%) Security Cleared
4 136 (6.49%) CISM
5 125 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 100 (4.77%) SC Cleared
7 83 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 82 (3.91%) MCSE
9 81 (3.86%) CISA
10 77 (3.67%) ISEB
11 64 (3.05%) DV Cleared
12 54 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
13 45 (2.15%) CEH
14 44 (2.10%) MCSA
15 40 (1.91%) CREST Certified
16 38 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
17 36 (1.72%) CCNA
17 36 (1.72%) CRISC
18 35 (1.67%) MCP
18 35 (1.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 907 (43.25%) GDPR
2 361 (17.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 181 (8.63%) PCI DSS
4 105 (5.01%) SLA
5 68 (3.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 68 (3.24%) Data Quality
6 67 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 63 (3.00%) QA
8 34 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (1.57%) ISO 22301
10 25 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 24 (1.14%) COBIT
12 23 (1.10%) ISO 9001
13 20 (0.95%) Solvency II
14 15 (0.72%) ISO 14001
14 15 (0.72%) NIST 800
15 14 (0.67%) RMADS
16 12 (0.57%) GPG13
17 11 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
17 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 260 (12.40%) Active Directory
2 194 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.53%) XenApp
5 51 (2.43%) Docker
6 49 (2.34%) XenDesktop
7 38 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.91%) vSphere
11 16 (0.76%) Firmware
12 14 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 14 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.52%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.43%) HDFS
15 7 (0.33%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.24%) NFS
17 4 (0.19%) pfSense
17 4 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 117 (5.58%) SCCM
2 78 (3.72%) SCOM
3 44 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 39 (1.86%) Terraform
5 30 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (1.24%) Puppet
8 25 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 22 (1.05%) SCVMM
10 21 (1.00%) WSUS
11 20 (0.95%) Ansible
11 20 (0.95%) vRealize
12 17 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 17 (0.81%) SCDPM
13 16 (0.76%) Nessus
14 15 (0.72%) vCenter Server
15 14 (0.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 14 (0.67%) FortiGate
16 13 (0.62%) SCSM
17 12 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 559 (26.66%) Microsoft
2 240 (11.44%) VMware
3 193 (9.20%) Cisco
4 113 (5.39%) Citrix
5 98 (4.67%) Oracle
6 65 (3.10%) ServiceNow
7 62 (2.96%) Google
8 45 (2.15%) HP
9 44 (2.10%) CheckPoint
10 43 (2.05%) SAP
11 37 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
12 34 (1.62%) IBM
12 34 (1.62%) Tableau
13 32 (1.53%) NetApp
14 29 (1.38%) CommVault
14 29 (1.38%) Splunk
15 28 (1.34%) Veeam
16 27 (1.29%) Red Hat
17 24 (1.14%) Fortinet
18 21 (1.00%) Dell