Data Protection
UK

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 28 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
28 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 217 275 268
Rank change year-on-year +58 -7 +38
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,368 1,261 2,573
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.30% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.36% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 986 747 1,547
10th Percentile £31,210 £36,250 £33,650
25th Percentile £37,500 £43,162 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,050 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.17% +0.09% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £73,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £91,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% +11.11%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,445 93,025 160,114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.24% 95.56% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60,550 54,985 83,280
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Protection.

Salary trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 18 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 28 May 2024. 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 +68 1,234 £50,000 -9.09% 519
UK excluding London +70 929 £48,750 -7.14% 374
Work from Home +7 444 £55,000 - 166
London +36 377 £55,000 -12.00% 156
North of England +89 271 £50,000 -0.47% 86
Midlands +80 218 £50,000 -9.09% 76
South East +11 218 £45,802 -16.72% 93
North West +38 147 £42,500 -15.40% 40
West Midlands +66 145 £54,000 +2.86% 46
South West +25 105 £48,750 -11.36% 50
Yorkshire +101 94 £51,250 -1.70% 34
East Midlands +20 68 £50,000 -9.09% 31
Scotland -50 50 £45,000 -16.23% 22
East of England -10 38 £50,250 +18.24% 45
North East +15 30 £42,000 -11.78% 14
Wales +14 22 £37,000 -7.58% 8
Northern Ireland +22 7 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £110,000 -

Data Protection
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.85%) Microsoft Exchange
3 21 (1.54%) IIS
4 11 (0.80%) Confluence
4 11 (0.80%) WordPress
5 8 (0.58%) CMS
5 8 (0.58%) nginx
6 7 (0.51%) Apache
7 4 (0.29%) IBM Domino
7 4 (0.29%) SAS
7 4 (0.29%) Site Server
8 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.15%) Kentico
9 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.073%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.073%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.073%) Moodle
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.073%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.073%) Totara
Applications
1 127 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
5 7 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.073%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 29 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.66%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.22%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.073%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.073%) Primavera
8 1 (0.073%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.073%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 234 (17.11%) Azure
2 148 (10.82%) Microsoft 365
3 140 (10.23%) Power Platform
4 124 (9.06%) AWS
5 38 (2.78%) Entra ID
6 36 (2.63%) GCP
7 32 (2.34%) SaaS
8 24 (1.75%) Power Automate
9 22 (1.61%) PowerApps
10 20 (1.46%) Google Workspace
11 19 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.39%) IaaS
12 18 (1.32%) PaaS
13 17 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.24%) Serverless
14 16 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (1.17%) Amazon S3
15 15 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
15 15 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (1.10%) Microsoft Purview
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.65%) Firewall
2 48 (3.51%) DNS
3 38 (2.78%) Network Security
4 36 (2.63%) Wireless
5 35 (2.56%) Internet
5 35 (2.56%) LAN
6 27 (1.97%) WAN
7 26 (1.90%) DHCP
8 25 (1.83%) VPN
9 24 (1.75%) Intranet
10 18 (1.32%) Cisco IPT
11 17 (1.24%) SAN
11 17 (1.24%) TCP/IP
12 16 (1.17%) Broadband
13 15 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (1.02%) SNMP
15 13 (0.95%) NAS
15 13 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (0.88%) VoIP
17 9 (0.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.65%) Power BI
2 87 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 59 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (2.19%) Data Lake
7 28 (2.05%) Metadata
8 22 (1.61%) MySQL
9 17 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.02%) Tableau
13 13 (0.95%) Big Data
14 12 (0.88%) Power Query
15 8 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.58%) DynamoDB
15 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 82 (5.99%) JIRA
2 24 (1.75%) Git
3 11 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.44%) Mercurial
4 6 (0.44%) Selenium
5 4 (0.29%) Moq
6 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.22%) GitLab
7 2 (0.15%) Hudson
7 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.073%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.073%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.073%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.073%) NUnit
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.073%) Postman
8 1 (0.073%) Sourcetree
8 1 (0.073%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.073%) Storybook
General
1 455 (33.26%) Social Skills
2 374 (27.34%) Finance
3 297 (21.71%) Legal
4 191 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
5 165 (12.06%) Banking
6 88 (6.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 86 (6.29%) Law
8 84 (6.14%) Retail
9 81 (5.92%) Organisational Skills
10 74 (5.41%) Marketing
11 49 (3.58%) Presentation Skills
12 46 (3.36%) Public Sector
13 39 (2.85%) Influencing Skills
14 33 (2.41%) Manufacturing
15 30 (2.19%) Local Government
16 25 (1.83%) Telecoms
17 21 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (1.17%) Games
19 13 (0.95%) Police
20 12 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 218 (15.94%) Senior
2 168 (12.28%) Analyst
3 122 (8.92%) Developer
4 102 (7.46%) Lead
5 94 (6.87%) Senior Analyst
6 85 (6.21%) Data Manager
7 65 (4.75%) IT Manager
8 50 (3.65%) Security Manager
9 49 (3.58%) Consultant
10 46 (3.36%) Architect
11 44 (3.22%) Data Protection Manager
12 36 (2.63%) Information Manager
13 35 (2.56%) Administrator
13 35 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (2.49%) Data Protection Officer
14 34 (2.49%) Security Analyst
15 33 (2.41%) Data Analyst
15 33 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 32 (2.34%) Governance Manager
16 32 (2.34%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.87%) .NET
2 32 (2.34%) RESTful
3 24 (1.75%) Web Services
4 20 (1.46%) Node.js
5 19 (1.39%) React
6 14 (1.02%) CSS
6 14 (1.02%) gRPC
6 14 (1.02%) HTML
7 13 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.80%) EDI
9 10 (0.73%) Vue
10 9 (0.66%) ModSecurity
11 8 (0.58%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.58%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.58%) Spring
11 8 (0.58%) Spring Boot
11 8 (0.58%) XML
12 7 (0.51%) Hibernate
12 7 (0.51%) JPA
12 7 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 239 (17.47%) Data Protection Act
2 202 (14.77%) Management Information System
3 61 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
4 54 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 52 (3.80%) Freedom of Information
6 34 (2.49%) NHS
7 33 (2.41%) Cyber Threat
7 33 (2.41%) Security Posture
8 26 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 25 (1.83%) Onboarding
10 20 (1.46%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.39%) CCTV
11 19 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.24%) Distributed Systems
13 17 (1.24%) IoT
14 14 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
14 14 (1.02%) Replication
14 14 (1.02%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.58%) Windows
2 54 (3.95%) Windows Server
3 36 (2.63%) Linux
4 25 (1.83%) Mac OS
5 23 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.46%) Android
8 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.44%) Unix
11 5 (0.37%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.073%) NetWare
14 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.073%) Solaris
14 1 (0.073%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (21.20%) Information Security
2 287 (20.98%) Problem-Solving
3 267 (19.52%) Cybersecurity
4 246 (17.98%) Data Management
5 222 (16.23%) Data Governance
6 211 (15.42%) Data Privacy
7 206 (15.06%) Risk Management
8 166 (12.13%) Process Improvement
9 165 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
10 153 (11.18%) Impact Assessments
11 148 (10.82%) Matrix Organization
12 145 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 142 (10.38%) Matrix Management
14 136 (9.94%) Agile
14 136 (9.94%) DevOps
15 121 (8.85%) Project Management
16 116 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
17 115 (8.41%) Coaching
18 106 (7.75%) Computer Science
19 105 (7.68%) Customer Service
Programming Languages
1 132 (9.65%) SQL
2 80 (5.85%) PowerShell
3 71 (5.19%) Python
4 42 (3.07%) T-SQL
5 40 (2.92%) C#
6 36 (2.63%) Bash
7 31 (2.27%) Java
8 22 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 21 (1.54%) TypeScript
10 14 (1.02%) Kotlin
11 13 (0.95%) Bicep
11 13 (0.95%) Swift
12 10 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions
13 9 (0.66%) Scala
14 8 (0.58%) R
15 6 (0.44%) C++
16 5 (0.37%) JSX
16 5 (0.37%) PHP
17 3 (0.22%) Go
17 3 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 272 (19.88%) Degree
2 101 (7.38%) CISSP
3 79 (5.77%) CISM
4 77 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 67 (4.90%) Master's Degree
6 63 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 50 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 46 (3.36%) CISA
9 32 (2.34%) CRISC
9 32 (2.34%) DBS Check
10 25 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (1.75%) AWS Certification
12 20 (1.46%) Azure Certification
13 19 (1.39%) PMI Certification
14 18 (1.32%) PMP
15 17 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (0.95%) ISEB
18 12 (0.88%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
18 12 (0.88%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (31.43%) GDPR
2 176 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 113 (8.26%) Data Quality
4 83 (6.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 58 (4.24%) NIST
6 57 (4.17%) GRC
7 50 (3.65%) PCI DSS
8 44 (3.22%) QA
9 24 (1.75%) NCSC
10 21 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 19 (1.39%) SOC 2
12 15 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 14 (1.02%) SLA
14 11 (0.80%) ISO 14000
15 10 (0.73%) COBIT
15 10 (0.73%) HIPAA
15 10 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.66%) Accessibility
17 8 (0.58%) California Consumer Privacy Act
18 7 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 60 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.14%) Docker
4 37 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.44%) SRDF
6 6 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.44%) XenApp
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.073%) Ceph
8 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.78%) Terraform
3 22 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.88%) Ansible
5 12 (0.88%) CASB
6 6 (0.44%) CSIRT
7 5 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (0.37%) Suricata
7 5 (0.37%) WSUS
8 3 (0.22%) Dell DRAC
8 3 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.15%) Control-M
9 2 (0.15%) Istio
9 2 (0.15%) Nessus
9 2 (0.15%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.073%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.073%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 342 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 64 (4.68%) VMware
3 52 (3.80%) Google
4 32 (2.34%) Cisco
4 32 (2.34%) SAP
5 27 (1.97%) Oracle
6 26 (1.90%) Apple
7 17 (1.24%) Aruba
7 17 (1.24%) Salesforce
8 16 (1.17%) Meraki
9 14 (1.02%) HP
10 13 (0.95%) Databricks
11 12 (0.88%) Adobe
11 12 (0.88%) Citrix
12 10 (0.73%) IBM
13 9 (0.66%) Dell
13 9 (0.66%) Sage
14 8 (0.58%) EMC
15 7 (0.51%) Minitab
15 7 (0.51%) Veeam