Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 215 265
Rank change year-on-year -53 +50 +226
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,100 2,774 2,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.59% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.77% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,762 2,432 2,416
UK median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,163 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -6.98%

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 156,623 156,367 187,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126,956 128,832 155,017
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 17 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 18 February 2018. 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 -56 1,955 £55,000 +25.00% 305
UK excluding London -91 1,012 £45,000 +12.50% 224
London -8 1,005 £60,000 +9.09% 109
South East -92 316 £52,500 +23.53% 47
North of England -42 310 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Yorkshire +29 156 £45,000 +28.57% 22
Midlands -50 156 £45,000 +16.13% 40
North West -67 143 £45,000 +5.88% 23
West Midlands -46 119 £50,000 +25.00% 25
South West -70 87 £42,500 +13.33% 10
East of England -98 76 £52,500 +31.25% 41
Scotland -49 41 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East Midlands +14 39 £42,555 +21.58% 15
Wales +20 29 £35,000 -6.04% 14
North East -70 11 £52,500 +31.25% 13
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 899 (42.81%) Information Security
2 810 (38.57%) GDPR
3 575 (27.38%) Finance
4 556 (26.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 433 (20.62%) CISSP
6 415 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
7 406 (19.33%) Cybersecurity
8 405 (19.29%) Microsoft
9 353 (16.81%) Legal
10 351 (16.71%) Data Protection Act
11 349 (16.62%) CISM
12 302 (14.38%) PCI DSS
13 285 (13.57%) SQL
14 279 (13.29%) Windows
15 272 (12.95%) ITIL
16 271 (12.90%) Degree
17 261 (12.43%) Management Information System
18 249 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
19 237 (11.29%) Firewall
20 236 (11.24%) SQL Server
21 217 (10.33%) Risk Management
22 209 (9.95%) Linux
23 201 (9.57%) JavaScript
23 201 (9.57%) Project Management
24 200 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
25 194 (9.24%) CISA
26 191 (9.10%) SIEM
27 187 (8.90%) Data Security
28 182 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
29 173 (8.24%) C#

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
1 119 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 51 (2.43%) Apache Spark
4 35 (1.67%) IIS
5 30 (1.43%) Documentum
6 23 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 19 (0.90%) CMS
8 18 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (0.76%) WordPress
10 15 (0.71%) SAS
11 11 (0.52%) Confluence
12 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.43%) ExpressionEngine
14 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.33%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.29%) FileNet
15 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 131 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.48%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.19%) SPSS
11 2 (0.095%) EngageOne
11 2 (0.095%) InDesign
12 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.048%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 50 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.33%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.24%) Raiser's Edge
5 4 (0.19%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.14%) assyst
6 3 (0.14%) iTrent
6 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.095%) Demantra
7 2 (0.095%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.048%) Magento
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.048%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.048%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.048%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 155 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (5.19%) Office 365
4 74 (3.52%) SaaS
5 32 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (1.52%) IaaS
6 31 (1.48%) OneDrive
7 18 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.67%) PaaS
10 12 (0.57%) CloudFront
10 12 (0.57%) GitHub
10 12 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.19%) npm
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle CX
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) Google Play
13 3 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 237 (11.29%) Firewall
2 78 (3.71%) TCP/IP
3 70 (3.33%) Network Security
4 65 (3.10%) DNS
5 60 (2.86%) VPN
6 52 (2.48%) Internet
7 45 (2.14%) LAN
8 43 (2.05%) WAN
9 41 (1.95%) SSL
10 38 (1.81%) DHCP
11 37 (1.76%) SAN
12 34 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 27 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (1.29%) Wireless
14 23 (1.10%) IPsec
15 19 (0.90%) SMTP
16 17 (0.81%) HTTP
17 16 (0.76%) NAS
18 14 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
19 13 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (2.86%) MySQL
5 55 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 49 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 44 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (1.71%) Big Data
9 34 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.52%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.14%) Power BI
14 22 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
15 13 (0.62%) MS Access
16 12 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 47 (2.24%) JIRA
3 22 (1.05%) Selenium
4 21 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 20 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 16 (0.76%) Burp Suite
7 16 (0.76%) Metasploit
8 14 (0.67%) Grunt
9 10 (0.48%) webpack
10 9 (0.43%) IDA Disassembler
10 9 (0.43%) OllyDbg
10 9 (0.43%) WinDbg
11 8 (0.38%) Subversion
12 7 (0.33%) gulp
12 7 (0.33%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.29%) Bower
13 6 (0.29%) JUnit
13 6 (0.29%) RSpec
General
1 575 (27.38%) Finance
2 353 (16.81%) Legal
3 123 (5.86%) Retail
4 115 (5.48%) Banking
5 108 (5.14%) Marketing
6 107 (5.10%) Law
7 58 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.38%) Advertising
9 29 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.33%) Games
11 21 (1.00%) Private Banking
12 20 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.81%) Back Office
14 16 (0.76%) Billing
15 12 (0.57%) Automotive
15 12 (0.57%) Electronics
15 12 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.57%) Publishing
16 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 333 (15.86%) Analyst
2 238 (11.33%) Developer
3 237 (11.29%) Consultant
4 233 (11.10%) Security Manager
5 157 (7.48%) Security Analyst
6 129 (6.14%) Information Manager
7 127 (6.05%) Security Consultant
8 121 (5.76%) IT Manager
9 119 (5.67%) Information Security Manager
10 92 (4.38%) Security Officer
11 89 (4.24%) Architect
12 84 (4.00%) Data Protection Officer
13 82 (3.90%) .NET Developer
14 75 (3.57%) Data Analyst
14 75 (3.57%) Information Security Officer
15 72 (3.43%) Business Analyst
15 72 (3.43%) Information Officer
16 66 (3.14%) Data Manager
17 63 (3.00%) IT Security Manager
18 61 (2.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (6.38%) HTML
2 131 (6.24%) .NET
3 119 (5.67%) CSS
4 95 (4.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 70 (3.33%) jQuery
6 68 (3.24%) Node.js
7 66 (3.14%) Web Services
8 61 (2.90%) ASP.NET
9 49 (2.33%) .NET Framework
9 49 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 36 (1.71%) HTML5
10 36 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
10 36 (1.71%) REST
11 30 (1.43%) CSS3
12 29 (1.38%) React
13 28 (1.33%) Django
14 26 (1.24%) JSON
15 25 (1.19%) Ajax
16 24 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 351 (16.71%) Data Protection Act
2 261 (12.43%) Management Information System
3 249 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (5.10%) User Experience
5 106 (5.05%) Cyberthreat
6 101 (4.81%) Computer Science
7 67 (3.19%) Data Centre
8 51 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 51 (2.43%) Virtual Team
9 44 (2.10%) Freedom of Information
10 41 (1.95%) PKI
11 31 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.19%) Clustering
13 23 (1.10%) NHS
13 23 (1.10%) Replication
14 21 (1.00%) Fintech
15 19 (0.90%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.86%) CESG
17 16 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 279 (13.29%) Windows
2 209 (9.95%) Linux
3 155 (7.38%) Windows Server
4 59 (2.81%) Unix
5 56 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.62%) Windows 10
7 31 (1.48%) Mac OS X
8 28 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.24%) Android
9 26 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.19%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.76%) Kali Linux
12 15 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.67%) Debian
14 13 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.24%) CentOS
15 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.095%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (42.81%) Information Security
2 415 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
3 406 (19.33%) Cybersecurity
4 272 (12.95%) ITIL
5 217 (10.33%) Risk Management
6 201 (9.57%) Project Management
7 200 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 191 (9.10%) SIEM
9 187 (8.90%) Data Security
10 182 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
11 146 (6.95%) Data Privacy
12 131 (6.24%) Vulnerability Management
13 126 (6.00%) Data Management
13 126 (6.00%) Security Management
14 118 (5.62%) Data Governance
15 116 (5.52%) Information Governance
16 114 (5.43%) Information Security Management
17 113 (5.38%) Analytics
18 111 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
19 110 (5.24%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 285 (13.57%) SQL
2 201 (9.57%) JavaScript
3 173 (8.24%) C#
4 159 (7.57%) Python
5 92 (4.38%) Ruby
6 74 (3.52%) Java
7 66 (3.14%) Bash Shell
8 65 (3.10%) PowerShell
9 58 (2.76%) C
10 51 (2.43%) PHP
11 36 (1.71%) Perl
12 34 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.14%) Bourne shell
13 24 (1.14%) C++
13 24 (1.14%) Korn
13 24 (1.14%) R
14 23 (1.10%) Go
15 19 (0.90%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.81%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 433 (20.62%) CISSP
2 349 (16.62%) CISM
3 271 (12.90%) Degree
4 194 (9.24%) CISA
5 74 (3.52%) Security Cleared
6 59 (2.81%) CRISC
7 56 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (2.62%) SC Cleared
9 54 (2.57%) SSCP
10 53 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
11 48 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 40 (1.90%) CCNA
12 40 (1.90%) MCSE
13 38 (1.81%) ISEB
14 36 (1.71%) SANS
15 33 (1.57%) GIAC
16 23 (1.10%) CCSP
17 22 (1.05%) CEH
18 21 (1.00%) MCSA
19 20 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 810 (38.57%) GDPR
2 556 (26.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 302 (14.38%) PCI DSS
4 98 (4.67%) COBIT
5 90 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 73 (3.48%) Data Quality
7 63 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 63 (3.00%) QA
8 41 (1.95%) SLA
9 29 (1.38%) ISO 22301
10 27 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.90%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.81%) PMO
13 10 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.38%) RMADS
15 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (0.33%) WCAG
16 6 (0.29%) GPG13
16 6 (0.29%) SAS 70
17 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 159 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 101 (4.81%) Docker
3 84 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.43%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.10%) XenApp
6 40 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 31 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (0.81%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.43%) Firmware
13 8 (0.38%) vSphere
14 7 (0.33%) NFS
15 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.14%) KVM
17 2 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 1 (0.048%) Postfix
18 1 (0.048%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 73 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 46 (2.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 34 (1.62%) SCDPM
4 30 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (1.33%) SCCM
6 27 (1.29%) SCOrch
6 27 (1.29%) SCSM
6 27 (1.29%) SCVMM
7 21 (1.00%) Ansible
8 20 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (0.95%) Terraform
9 19 (0.90%) Nessus
10 18 (0.86%) Puppet
11 16 (0.76%) Core Impact
12 15 (0.71%) vCenter Server
13 14 (0.67%) SCOM
14 10 (0.48%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.38%) IBM BigFix
16 6 (0.29%) FTK
16 6 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 405 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 112 (5.33%) VMware
3 105 (5.00%) Oracle
4 76 (3.62%) IBM
5 70 (3.33%) Cisco
6 63 (3.00%) Citrix
7 42 (2.00%) SAP
8 38 (1.81%) Apple
9 30 (1.43%) OpenText
10 29 (1.38%) HP
10 29 (1.38%) Symantec
11 28 (1.33%) Adobe
12 26 (1.24%) Sybase
13 23 (1.10%) SolarWinds
14 22 (1.05%) McAfee
14 22 (1.05%) Sophos
15 19 (0.90%) Varonis
16 18 (0.86%) Dell
17 17 (0.81%) Capita
18 16 (0.76%) Google