Period
to 28 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 315 312 301
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 -68
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 455 1,429 1,880
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.11% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 351 1,130 1,440
Median annual salary £50,000 £54,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.26% -5.22% +15.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%

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 44,432 128,499 152,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.19% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 36,216 100,929 121,805
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 0 429 £50,000 -9.09% 88
UK excluding London +3 259 £45,000 -10.00% 69
London +64 191 £62,500 +4.17% 25
North of England +82 76 £42,250 +18.60% 26
South East +43 76 £47,500 -5.94% 15
Midlands +116 59 £45,500 +13.75% 7
West Midlands +87 43 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Work from Home +67 43 £50,000 -29.58% 15
North West +33 34 £45,000 +38.46% 12
South West -1 24 £56,250 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +99 23 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire +130 21 £37,500 -20.21% 12
North East +39 21 £32,500 -10.72% 2
Scotland +78 20 £47,500 +5.56% 4
East of England +54 8 £41,000 -18.00% 9
Wales +32 3 £62,500 +108.33% 2
Isle of Man -4 2 £47,500 -6.86%

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 146 (32.09%) Information Security
2 140 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 133 (29.23%) GDPR
4 102 (22.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 100 (21.98%) Cybersecurity
6 99 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (21.32%) Azure
8 92 (20.22%) Finance
9 85 (18.68%) Firewall
10 78 (17.14%) AWS
11 77 (16.92%) Windows
12 66 (14.51%) Degree
13 65 (14.29%) Management Information System
14 63 (13.85%) Active Directory
15 61 (13.41%) SQL Server
16 60 (13.19%) CISSP
17 59 (12.97%) Office 365
18 58 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
19 57 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
20 56 (12.31%) Risk Management
21 55 (12.09%) Legal
22 54 (11.87%) Data Protection Act
22 54 (11.87%) DevOps
23 52 (11.43%) SQL
24 50 (10.99%) CISM
24 50 (10.99%) PCI DSS
25 48 (10.55%) Windows Server
26 47 (10.33%) JavaScript
27 46 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
28 45 (9.89%) ITIL

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 42 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.49%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.86%) IIS
4 7 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.32%) Apache
6 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.66%) Site Server
7 2 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 97 (21.32%) Azure
2 78 (17.14%) AWS
3 59 (12.97%) Office 365
4 35 (7.69%) Serverless
5 28 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (5.93%) SaaS
7 25 (5.49%) IaaS
8 22 (4.84%) Power Platform
9 19 (4.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 19 (4.18%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 19 (4.18%) AWS CloudTrail
10 14 (3.08%) PaaS
11 13 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (2.86%) OneDrive
12 10 (2.20%) Azure Functions
12 10 (2.20%) GitHub
13 7 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (1.32%) PowerApps
15 5 (1.10%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 85 (18.68%) Firewall
2 31 (6.81%) DNS
3 27 (5.93%) LAN
3 27 (5.93%) VPN
4 24 (5.27%) DHCP
5 21 (4.62%) Network Security
6 13 (2.86%) WAN
6 13 (2.86%) WLAN
7 12 (2.64%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.98%) SAN
8 9 (1.98%) Skype
8 9 (1.98%) VLAN
9 8 (1.76%) Wireless
10 7 (1.54%) Intranet
10 7 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (1.32%) Internet
11 6 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.32%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.10%) NAS
12 5 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.05%) Data Lake
3 20 (4.40%) Power BI
4 11 (2.42%) Big Data
4 11 (2.42%) MySQL
5 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.32%) QlikView
7 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.88%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.88%) HDInsight
9 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.66%) KDB
10 3 (0.66%) Kdb+
10 3 (0.66%) OLAP
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.18%) TeamCity
3 18 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (3.52%) JIRA
5 10 (2.20%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.66%) Mockito
8 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.44%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.22%) JUnit
9 1 (0.22%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.22%) Selenium
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 92 (20.22%) Finance
2 55 (12.09%) Legal
3 24 (5.27%) Back Office
4 21 (4.62%) Law
5 18 (3.96%) Marketing
6 13 (2.86%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.64%) Banking
7 12 (2.64%) Retail
8 11 (2.42%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.76%) Police
10 6 (1.32%) Local Government
11 4 (0.88%) German Language
12 3 (0.66%) Games
12 3 (0.66%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.44%) Electronics
13 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (16.26%) Analyst
2 60 (13.19%) Developer
3 36 (7.91%) Security Analyst
4 34 (7.47%) Security Engineer
5 29 (6.37%) Consultant
6 27 (5.93%) Security Specialist
7 24 (5.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (5.05%) Security Manager
9 22 (4.84%) Information Manager
10 21 (4.62%) Architect
10 21 (4.62%) IT Analyst
11 19 (4.18%) Senior Security Engineer
12 18 (3.96%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.74%) IT Security Analyst
13 17 (3.74%) Security Consultant
14 16 (3.52%) Network Engineer
14 16 (3.52%) Senior Manager
15 15 (3.30%) Senior Cloud Engineer
16 14 (3.08%) Data Manager
17 13 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.91%) HTML
2 33 (7.25%) .NET
3 32 (7.03%) CSS
4 25 (5.49%) Web Services
5 21 (4.62%) Kafka
6 11 (2.42%) Vue.js
7 10 (2.20%) jQuery
8 9 (1.98%) REST
9 7 (1.54%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.54%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.54%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.54%) Node.js
10 6 (1.32%) XML
11 5 (1.10%) React
12 3 (0.66%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.66%) HTML5
12 3 (0.66%) OAuth2
12 3 (0.66%) OpenID
12 3 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 57 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (11.87%) Data Protection Act
4 30 (6.59%) Cloud Native
5 19 (4.18%) User Experience
6 17 (3.74%) Driving Licence
7 16 (3.52%) Data Centre
8 15 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.86%) CMDB
9 13 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
9 13 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
10 12 (2.64%) Cyberattack
10 12 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (2.64%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.64%) Public Cloud
11 10 (2.20%) NHS
12 9 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.76%) PKI
14 7 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
14 7 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (16.92%) Windows
2 48 (10.55%) Windows Server
3 21 (4.62%) Linux
3 21 (4.62%) Windows 10
4 10 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (1.76%) Unix
6 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (32.09%) Information Security
2 100 (21.98%) Cybersecurity
3 99 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (12.31%) Risk Management
6 54 (11.87%) DevOps
7 46 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (9.89%) ITIL
9 40 (8.79%) Security Architecture
10 38 (8.35%) Analytics
11 37 (8.13%) Computer Science
12 35 (7.69%) Project Management
13 34 (7.47%) ISMS
14 31 (6.81%) SIEM
15 30 (6.59%) Patch Management
16 29 (6.37%) Data Science
17 28 (6.15%) Incident Management
17 28 (6.15%) Information Governance
18 26 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (5.49%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.43%) SQL
2 47 (10.33%) JavaScript
3 42 (9.23%) PowerShell
4 25 (5.49%) Python
5 19 (4.18%) C#
5 19 (4.18%) Scala
6 15 (3.30%) Java
6 15 (3.30%) PHP
7 13 (2.86%) VB
8 12 (2.64%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.54%) PHP 5
9 7 (1.54%) PHP 7
10 5 (1.10%) C
10 5 (1.10%) Ruby
11 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.88%) R
12 3 (0.66%) VBA
13 2 (0.44%) Perl
13 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (14.51%) Degree
2 60 (13.19%) CISSP
3 50 (10.99%) CISM
4 37 (8.13%) Security Cleared
5 33 (7.25%) CISA
6 29 (6.37%) DV Cleared
7 23 (5.05%) CRISC
8 22 (4.84%) SC Cleared
9 20 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (2.20%) MCSE
13 8 (1.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (1.76%) Master's Degree
14 6 (1.32%) AWS Certification
14 6 (1.32%) CCSP
14 6 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 5 (1.10%) CCNA
15 5 (1.10%) ISEB
15 5 (1.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (29.23%) GDPR
2 102 (22.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (10.99%) PCI DSS
4 42 (9.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 37 (8.13%) NIST
6 19 (4.18%) SLA
7 14 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (2.64%) Data Quality
9 12 (2.64%) QA
10 10 (2.20%) COBIT
10 10 (2.20%) ISO 9001
11 7 (1.54%) Solvency II
12 5 (1.10%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.66%) NCSC
14 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.44%) PMO
15 1 (0.22%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 63 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.74%) Docker
4 16 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.86%) VMware Server
7 10 (2.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.88%) vSphere
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.22%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 32 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.96%) SCCM
3 16 (3.52%) WSUS
4 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (2.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 6 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.66%) Ansible
10 2 (0.44%) Puppet
10 2 (0.44%) Terraform
11 1 (0.22%) CASB
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco CME
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.22%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 140 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.35%) VMware
3 23 (5.05%) Oracle
4 19 (4.18%) Cisco
5 14 (3.08%) Veeam
6 13 (2.86%) Google
7 9 (1.98%) McAfee
8 8 (1.76%) SAP
9 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.54%) Forcepoint
9 7 (1.54%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.54%) Tableau
10 6 (1.32%) CommVault
10 6 (1.32%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.10%) Dell
11 5 (1.10%) Juniper
11 5 (1.10%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.88%) Citrix
12 4 (0.88%) IronPort
12 4 (0.88%) Red Hat