Period
to 28 July 2021

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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 322 315
Rank change year-on-year +71 -7 +23
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,574 635 1,565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 0.91% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.98% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 495 1,135
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,875 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £51,518 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.61% -1.87% -4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,450 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -

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 105,897 64,501 133,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.79% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,232 52,239 106,499
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 July 2021.

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 28 July 2021. 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 +80 1,433 £57,500 +11.61% 303
UK excluding London +79 869 £45,000 - 222
London +25 613 £70,000 +16.18% 101
North of England +76 316 £45,000 - 69
Work from Home -52 260 £60,000 +9.09% 49
South East -27 158 £54,500 +17.84% 56
Yorkshire +55 156 £50,500 +3.06% 16
Midlands +2 150 £44,000 -2.22% 44
North West +38 131 £37,500 -15.49% 47
South West -5 108 £45,000 +16.51% 13
West Midlands -33 102 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East of England +10 75 £60,000 +20.00% 18
Scotland -36 59 £42,500 -22.73% 15
East Midlands -17 48 £40,000 -11.11% 11
North East -13 29 £44,250 +36.15% 6
Wales -18 8 £44,750 -14.76% 7

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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.

1 498 (31.64%) Data Protection Act
2 486 (30.88%) GDPR
3 426 (27.06%) Social Skills
4 331 (21.03%) Finance
5 322 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
6 316 (20.08%) Azure
7 296 (18.81%) Microsoft
8 286 (18.17%) Information Security
9 253 (16.07%) Degree
10 244 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
11 243 (15.44%) AWS
11 243 (15.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 241 (15.31%) Legal
13 226 (14.36%) DevOps
14 221 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
15 209 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
16 196 (12.45%) Python
17 164 (10.42%) JavaScript
18 158 (10.04%) Management Information System
19 152 (9.66%) SQL
19 152 (9.66%) Kubernetes
20 150 (9.53%) Windows
21 144 (9.15%) Java
22 142 (9.02%) Risk Management
23 140 (8.89%) Software Engineering
23 140 (8.89%) Docker
24 131 (8.32%) Law
25 129 (8.20%) Analytics
26 118 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
27 117 (7.43%) CISSP

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 47 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.41%) Confluence
3 27 (1.72%) Apache
4 12 (0.76%) CMS
5 10 (0.64%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.57%) IIS
7 7 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.44%) nginx
8 6 (0.38%) DataSynapse
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.32%) SAS
9 5 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.25%) Moodle
10 4 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 97 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.70%) Stata
6 8 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.32%) Sketch
8 3 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.19%) InVision
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.064%) GIMP
9 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 31 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.25%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.19%) Cloudability
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.19%) Magento
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.13%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.064%) iTrent
8 1 (0.064%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.064%) Quorum
8 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.064%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 316 (20.08%) Azure
2 243 (15.44%) AWS
3 118 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
4 98 (6.23%) GCP
5 90 (5.72%) SaaS
6 61 (3.88%) Serverless
7 51 (3.24%) Power Platform
8 49 (3.11%) Amazon EKS
9 38 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (1.78%) Slack
11 27 (1.72%) IaaS
12 26 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (1.46%) Amazon S3
14 23 (1.46%) PaaS
15 19 (1.21%) CloudFront
16 18 (1.14%) Google Analytics
17 14 (0.89%) Google Workspace
18 13 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.27%) Firewall
2 42 (2.67%) Internet
3 37 (2.35%) DNS
3 37 (2.35%) Network Security
4 31 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.84%) VPN
5 29 (1.84%) WAN
6 25 (1.59%) LAN
7 19 (1.21%) DHCP
7 19 (1.21%) SAN
8 17 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (0.70%) Wireless
10 10 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (0.44%) MPLS
11 7 (0.44%) SD-WAN
12 6 (0.38%) BGP
12 6 (0.38%) VoIP
13 5 (0.32%) DMZ
13 5 (0.32%) HTTP
13 5 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
3 74 (4.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 58 (3.68%) MongoDB
5 52 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 51 (3.24%) MySQL
6 51 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 42 (2.67%) Power BI
8 38 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
10 34 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
11 31 (1.97%) Big Data
12 30 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (1.46%) Data Lake
14 22 (1.40%) Redis
15 14 (0.89%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.89%) Tableau
16 12 (0.76%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 75 (4.76%) JIRA
2 57 (3.62%) Git (software)
3 55 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 37 (2.35%) SonarQube
5 33 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (1.78%) GitLab
7 25 (1.59%) PyCharm
8 20 (1.27%) CircleCI
9 12 (0.76%) Selenium
10 10 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.57%) Mocha
11 9 (0.57%) Postman
11 9 (0.57%) webpack
12 7 (0.44%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.44%) Cypress.io
12 7 (0.44%) Maven
13 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.32%) gulp
14 5 (0.32%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.25%) git-flow
General
1 426 (27.06%) Social Skills
2 331 (21.03%) Finance
3 241 (15.31%) Legal
4 209 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
5 131 (8.32%) Law
6 112 (7.12%) Public Sector
7 86 (5.46%) Retail
8 81 (5.15%) Marketing
9 70 (4.45%) Organisational Skills
10 69 (4.38%) Presentation Skills
11 58 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
12 38 (2.41%) Financial Institution
13 36 (2.29%) Banking
13 36 (2.29%) Manufacturing
13 36 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 35 (2.22%) Police
15 29 (1.84%) Telecoms
16 24 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 23 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
18 22 (1.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 211 (13.41%) Developer
2 167 (10.61%) Analyst
3 145 (9.21%) Consultant
4 109 (6.93%) Architect
5 79 (5.02%) Security Consultant
6 55 (3.49%) Senior Developer
7 43 (2.73%) Business Analyst
7 43 (2.73%) Technical Leader
8 41 (2.60%) Information Manager
9 39 (2.48%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 39 (2.48%) Data Analyst
9 39 (2.48%) Security Manager
10 37 (2.35%) IT Manager
10 37 (2.35%) Security Engineer
11 35 (2.22%) Security Analyst
12 34 (2.16%) Java Developer
13 33 (2.10%) Security Specialist
14 30 (1.91%) Full Stack Developer
14 30 (1.91%) Security Architect
15 29 (1.84%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (6.80%) React
2 104 (6.61%) Node.js
3 74 (4.70%) .NET
4 67 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 66 (4.19%) HTML
6 60 (3.81%) Vue.js
7 54 (3.43%) REST
8 53 (3.37%) CSS
9 49 (3.11%) Web Services
10 47 (2.99%) Redux
11 34 (2.16%) Jest
11 34 (2.16%) OAuth
11 34 (2.16%) OAuth2
11 34 (2.16%) RESTful
12 33 (2.10%) OpenID
13 32 (2.03%) HTML5
14 30 (1.91%) Django
14 30 (1.91%) pytest
15 29 (1.84%) React Native
16 26 (1.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 498 (31.64%) Data Protection Act
2 158 (10.04%) Management Information System
3 108 (6.86%) Driving Licence
4 72 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
4 72 (4.57%) User Experience
5 56 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 42 (2.67%) Hedge funds
7 40 (2.54%) Virtual Team
8 32 (2.03%) Smart Meter
9 31 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 30 (1.91%) Mobile App
11 28 (1.78%) Freedom of Information
11 28 (1.78%) NHS
12 25 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
13 21 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.08%) Internet of Things
15 16 (1.02%) Biotechnology
16 15 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 150 (9.53%) Windows
2 102 (6.48%) Linux
3 58 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 46 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 27 (1.72%) Android
6 24 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.57%) Unix
14 8 (0.51%) CentOS
15 4 (0.25%) VMS
15 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (18.17%) Information Security
3 244 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
4 226 (14.36%) DevOps
5 221 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
6 142 (9.02%) Risk Management
7 140 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 129 (8.20%) Analytics
9 111 (7.05%) Data Privacy
10 105 (6.67%) ITIL
11 104 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
11 104 (6.61%) Software Testing
12 102 (6.48%) Microservices
13 93 (5.91%) Security Management
14 91 (5.78%) Line Management
14 91 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 84 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 84 (5.34%) Identity Management
16 83 (5.27%) Business Continuity
16 83 (5.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 196 (12.45%) Python
2 164 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 152 (9.66%) SQL
4 144 (9.15%) Java
5 107 (6.80%) C#
6 61 (3.88%) C++
7 49 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 39 (2.48%) PHP
9 33 (2.10%) Go
9 33 (2.10%) TypeScript
10 27 (1.72%) C
11 22 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.27%) R
13 15 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.64%) Scala
15 9 (0.57%) VBA
16 8 (0.51%) ES6
16 8 (0.51%) Java 8
16 8 (0.51%) PHP 7
17 6 (0.38%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 253 (16.07%) Degree
2 117 (7.43%) CISSP
3 107 (6.80%) CISM
4 86 (5.46%) DBS Check
5 78 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 45 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (2.22%) Master's Degree
8 35 (2.22%) SC Cleared
9 31 (1.97%) SSCP
10 29 (1.84%) CISA
10 29 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (1.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 23 (1.46%) CSSLP
13 18 (1.14%) MCSE
14 14 (0.89%) CCNA
14 14 (0.89%) ISEB
14 14 (0.89%) MCSA
15 13 (0.83%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 486 (30.88%) GDPR
2 243 (15.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 106 (6.73%) QA
4 82 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 82 (5.21%) NIST
5 76 (4.83%) PCI DSS
6 63 (4.00%) Data Quality
7 50 (3.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 33 (2.10%) GRC
9 25 (1.59%) PMO
10 24 (1.52%) SLA
11 14 (0.89%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.83%) COBIT
12 13 (0.83%) ISO 22301
13 11 (0.70%) NCSC
14 10 (0.64%) SOC 2
15 9 (0.57%) Accessibility
16 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.44%) HIPAA
17 7 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 140 (8.89%) Docker
2 89 (5.65%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.83%) vSphere
6 9 (0.57%) XenApp
7 7 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.25%) Firmware
9 4 (0.25%) NDS
9 4 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.064%) NFS
12 1 (0.064%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 152 (9.66%) Kubernetes
2 31 (1.97%) Terraform
3 28 (1.78%) Istio
3 28 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.59%) Prometheus
5 17 (1.08%) Ansible
5 17 (1.08%) SCCM
5 17 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (0.83%) CASB
7 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.70%) Puppet
8 6 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.38%) WSUS
9 5 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (0.25%) Argo
10 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.25%) MIIS
Vendors
1 296 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.70%) Lumesse
3 71 (4.51%) Google
3 71 (4.51%) Oracle
4 64 (4.07%) VMware
5 53 (3.37%) Cisco
6 39 (2.48%) Citrix
7 33 (2.10%) SAP
8 22 (1.40%) CommVault
9 18 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.08%) Zend
11 16 (1.02%) Dell
12 15 (0.95%) Adobe
12 15 (0.95%) Brocade
12 15 (0.95%) EMC
12 15 (0.95%) Veritas
13 14 (0.89%) Veeam
14 12 (0.76%) Apple
15 11 (0.70%) NetApp
15 11 (0.70%) Red Hat