Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 318 271 333
Rank change year-on-year -47 +62 -80
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,096 1,822 1,643
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.23% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.33% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 861 1,039 1,395
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £34,000 £35,350
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £87,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.99% +1.00% +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 107,150 136,580 163,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.20% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 84,965 107,456 132,929
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 4 April 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 4 April 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 -52 1,010 £53,869 -2.06% 146
UK excluding London -74 640 £50,000 -0.99% 110
London +26 441 £62,500 -3.85% 42
South East -37 173 £51,518 -1.87% 21
North of England +11 159 £45,000 - 27
Midlands -132 111 £52,500 +5.00% 13
South West -52 90 £42,625 -28.96% 25
Yorkshire +74 83 £52,500 +31.25% 11
West Midlands -122 75 £52,500 +7.69% 9
Scotland +62 57 £46,438 -19.24% 5
North West -66 52 £36,000 -20.00% 15
East Midlands +37 37 £52,500 -1.43% 4
East of England +39 36 £40,000 -33.33% 16
Work from Home -17 27 £65,000 +4.00% 7
North East +28 24 £41,458 -3.65% 1
Wales +1 17 £52,500 -3.67% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 4 April 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.

1 412 (37.59%) Information Security
2 344 (31.39%) GDPR
3 286 (26.09%) Finance
4 250 (22.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 230 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
6 229 (20.89%) Cybersecurity
7 211 (19.25%) Microsoft
8 208 (18.98%) Data Protection Act
9 175 (15.97%) CISSP
10 172 (15.69%) CISM
11 171 (15.60%) Risk Management
12 170 (15.51%) Azure
13 169 (15.42%) Legal
14 151 (13.78%) Firewall
14 151 (13.78%) Management Information System
15 146 (13.32%) SQL
16 139 (12.68%) Degree
17 135 (12.32%) Windows
18 133 (12.14%) PCI DSS
19 124 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
20 122 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
21 121 (11.04%) Office 365
22 116 (10.58%) ITIL
23 105 (9.58%) SQL Server
24 104 (9.49%) AWS
25 102 (9.31%) NIST
26 101 (9.22%) Active Directory
27 100 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
28 97 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
28 97 (8.85%) SIEM

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 96 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.01%) SAS
3 17 (1.55%) IIS
4 14 (1.28%) Confluence
5 11 (1.00%) CMS
5 11 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.64%) Apache
7 7 (0.64%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.18%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.18%) nginx
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.18%) WordPress
11 1 (0.091%) Drupal
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.091%) Kentico
11 1 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 76 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.64%) Figma
7 6 (0.55%) SPSS
8 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.091%) InDesign
10 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.00%) FastStats
3 7 (0.64%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.36%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.36%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.18%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.091%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.091%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.091%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 170 (15.51%) Azure
2 121 (11.04%) Office 365
3 104 (9.49%) AWS
4 68 (6.20%) SaaS
5 43 (3.92%) Power Platform
6 38 (3.47%) Serverless
7 32 (2.92%) PaaS
8 28 (2.55%) IaaS
9 23 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (2.01%) OneDrive
11 16 (1.46%) PowerApps
12 10 (0.91%) GCP
13 8 (0.73%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.46%) Akamai
14 5 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.46%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (0.46%) GitHub
14 5 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 151 (13.78%) Firewall
2 55 (5.02%) Network Security
3 44 (4.01%) DNS
4 40 (3.65%) DHCP
4 40 (3.65%) Internet
5 35 (3.19%) LAN
5 35 (3.19%) TCP/IP
6 34 (3.10%) WAN
7 33 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
7 33 (3.01%) VoIP
8 28 (2.55%) VPN
9 26 (2.37%) Skype
10 24 (2.19%) Wireless
11 23 (2.10%) VLAN
12 19 (1.73%) MPLS
13 14 (1.28%) SSL
14 12 (1.09%) Intranet
15 8 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (0.64%) DMZ
16 7 (0.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.92%) Power BI
4 41 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 28 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.01%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.64%) Big Data
9 18 (1.64%) MySQL
10 15 (1.37%) GIS
11 10 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.64%) MS Access
13 7 (0.64%) QlikView
14 6 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (3.56%) JIRA
2 34 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 22 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.73%) Axure RP
5 8 (0.73%) Selenium
6 6 (0.55%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.36%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.36%) Subversion
8 4 (0.36%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.27%) JUnit
9 3 (0.27%) Mockito
9 3 (0.27%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.18%) Grunt
10 2 (0.18%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 286 (26.09%) Finance
2 169 (15.42%) Legal
3 78 (7.12%) Law
4 68 (6.20%) Marketing
5 42 (3.83%) Retail
6 36 (3.28%) Public Sector
7 32 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.37%) Banking
9 21 (1.92%) Digital Economy
10 15 (1.37%) Back Office
11 14 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.09%) Advertising
13 11 (1.00%) Local Government
14 9 (0.82%) Police
15 8 (0.73%) Publishing
16 7 (0.64%) Military
17 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.46%) Electronics
18 5 (0.46%) Fire and Rescue
18 5 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (12.96%) Analyst
2 133 (12.14%) Developer
3 110 (10.04%) Consultant
4 75 (6.84%) Security Officer
5 71 (6.48%) Architect
5 71 (6.48%) Information Officer
5 71 (6.48%) Security Manager
6 69 (6.30%) Information Security Officer
7 60 (5.47%) Information Manager
8 58 (5.29%) Security Consultant
9 53 (4.84%) Information Security Manager
10 52 (4.74%) Security Analyst
11 45 (4.11%) Governance Manager
12 43 (3.92%) Data Manager
12 43 (3.92%) IT Manager
13 39 (3.56%) Data Governance Analyst
13 39 (3.56%) Data Governance Manager
14 37 (3.38%) Applications Developer
15 35 (3.19%) Security Architect
16 33 (3.01%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.66%) HTML
2 71 (6.48%) .NET
3 60 (5.47%) CSS
4 46 (4.20%) Web Services
5 42 (3.83%) Node.js
6 34 (3.10%) jQuery
7 28 (2.55%) .NET Framework
8 23 (2.10%) REST
9 17 (1.55%) AngularJS
10 16 (1.46%) ASP.NET
10 16 (1.46%) HTML5
10 16 (1.46%) React
10 16 (1.46%) XML
11 13 (1.19%) React Native
12 10 (0.91%) RESTful
13 9 (0.82%) Django
13 9 (0.82%) JSON
13 9 (0.82%) SOAP
14 8 (0.73%) CSS3
14 8 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 208 (18.98%) Data Protection Act
2 151 (13.78%) Management Information System
3 124 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (3.47%) User Experience
6 26 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.73%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.64%) Reinsurance
10 17 (1.55%) Replication
11 16 (1.46%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.46%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
14 11 (1.00%) Clustering
14 11 (1.00%) Cyberattack
15 10 (0.91%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.91%) NHS
16 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (12.32%) Windows
2 64 (5.84%) Linux
3 53 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 46 (4.20%) Windows 10
5 21 (1.92%) Unix
6 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.19%) Android
9 11 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.091%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (37.59%) Information Security
2 230 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (20.89%) Cybersecurity
4 171 (15.60%) Risk Management
5 122 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
6 116 (10.58%) ITIL
7 97 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
7 97 (8.85%) SIEM
8 93 (8.49%) Security Management
9 83 (7.57%) DevOps
9 83 (7.57%) Information Security Management
10 80 (7.30%) Analytics
10 80 (7.30%) Business Continuity
10 80 (7.30%) Data Governance
10 80 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 76 (6.93%) Change Management
11 76 (6.93%) Data Security
12 75 (6.84%) ISMS
13 74 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 146 (13.32%) SQL
2 91 (8.30%) JavaScript
3 75 (6.84%) C#
4 60 (5.47%) PowerShell
5 55 (5.02%) Python
6 39 (3.56%) T-SQL
7 31 (2.83%) Java
8 24 (2.19%) PHP
9 23 (2.10%) C
10 16 (1.46%) Ruby
11 10 (0.91%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.73%) ES6
12 8 (0.73%) VB
13 7 (0.64%) Scala
14 6 (0.55%) PHP 5
14 6 (0.55%) PHP 7
14 6 (0.55%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.55%) VBA
15 5 (0.46%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 175 (15.97%) CISSP
2 172 (15.69%) CISM
3 139 (12.68%) Degree
4 100 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (6.30%) CISA
6 56 (5.11%) Security Cleared
7 42 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 37 (3.38%) SC Cleared
9 27 (2.46%) CCNA
10 24 (2.19%) CEH
11 23 (2.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 21 (1.92%) MCSE
13 19 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
14 18 (1.64%) CRISC
15 17 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.55%) SANS
15 17 (1.55%) SSCP
16 14 (1.28%) DBS Check
16 14 (1.28%) ISEB
16 14 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (31.39%) GDPR
2 250 (22.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 133 (12.14%) PCI DSS
4 102 (9.31%) NIST
5 55 (5.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 34 (3.10%) Data Quality
7 33 (3.01%) QA
8 32 (2.92%) SLA
9 30 (2.74%) COBIT
10 24 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 21 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 21 (1.92%) NCSC
12 19 (1.73%) ISO 22301
13 15 (1.37%) ISO 9001
14 11 (1.00%) JSP 440
14 11 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 9 (0.82%) PMO
15 9 (0.82%) Solvency II
16 8 (0.73%) NIST 800
System Software
1 101 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.92%) Docker
5 17 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.55%) XenApp
6 12 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.00%) vSphere
8 10 (0.91%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.091%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 35 (3.19%) SCCM
3 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 13 (1.19%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.09%) SCOM
6 9 (0.82%) SCDPM
7 7 (0.64%) SCSM
7 7 (0.64%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.55%) CASB
8 6 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.46%) Avamar
9 5 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.46%) vRealize
9 5 (0.46%) WSUS
10 4 (0.36%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.27%) OpenView
11 3 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 211 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.11%) VMware
3 38 (3.47%) Cisco
4 36 (3.28%) Oracle
5 29 (2.65%) Citrix
6 16 (1.46%) Google
6 16 (1.46%) Informatica
7 13 (1.19%) SAP
8 12 (1.09%) Tableau
9 11 (1.00%) EMC
9 11 (1.00%) Palo Alto
10 10 (0.91%) Meraki
11 9 (0.82%) HP
11 9 (0.82%) NetApp
11 9 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.82%) SolarWinds
11 9 (0.82%) Symantec
12 8 (0.73%) Apple
12 8 (0.73%) McAfee
12 8 (0.73%) Splunk