Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 237 196
Rank change year-on-year -16 -41 +91
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,210 2,700 3,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.52% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.66% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,468 2,304 2,949
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,655
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.22% -5.21%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,438 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,625 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -

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 147,385 162,932 172,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.52% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,281 128,787 143,641
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -15 2,098 £55,000 +10.00% 299
UK excluding London +17 1,353 £46,000 +8.24% 216
London -64 801 £65,000 +13.04% 102
Midlands +122 376 £45,000 - 40
North of England -29 347 £45,000 +9.76% 47
West Midlands +129 335 £51,250 +13.89% 21
South East -44 294 £50,000 +11.11% 48
North West -10 226 £45,000 +20.00% 22
South West +72 219 £55,000 +37.50% 39
Yorkshire -22 111 £43,750 -1.69% 18
East of England -33 61 £55,000 +10.00% 23
East Midlands 0 40 £41,500 +3.75% 19
Scotland +11 38 £51,000 +23.34% 9
Wales +11 24 £42,000 +29.23% 8
North East -5 10 £43,028 +27.49% 7
Isle of Man +11 2 £55,000 -8.33%
Northern Ireland +2 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 1,087 (49.19%) GDPR
2 849 (38.42%) Information Security
3 638 (28.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 581 (26.29%) Finance
5 515 (23.30%) Windows
6 491 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 485 (21.95%) CISSP
8 456 (20.63%) ITIL
9 414 (18.73%) Linux
10 371 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
11 368 (16.65%) Data Protection Act
12 348 (15.75%) Cybersecurity
13 347 (15.70%) Management Information System
14 305 (13.80%) Legal
15 303 (13.71%) PCI DSS
16 301 (13.62%) Degree
17 297 (13.44%) Risk Management
18 292 (13.21%) Data Centre
19 276 (12.49%) SIEM
20 269 (12.17%) Project Management
20 269 (12.17%) SQL
21 257 (11.63%) CISM
22 255 (11.54%) VMware
23 240 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
24 239 (10.81%) Business Continuity
25 234 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
25 234 (10.59%) Vulnerability Management
26 219 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
27 216 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
28 212 (9.59%) Active Directory

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 71 (3.21%) MS Exchange
2 69 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.00%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (0.95%) Apache
4 21 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 20 (0.90%) IIS
6 18 (0.81%) SAS
7 12 (0.54%) nginx
8 9 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.32%) WordPress
11 6 (0.27%) CMS
12 4 (0.18%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.090%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.090%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 167 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 160 (7.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 127 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.41%) InVision
8 8 (0.36%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.18%) SPSS
11 3 (0.14%) Stata
12 2 (0.090%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.045%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.045%) GIMP
13 1 (0.045%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.23%) assyst
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.090%) FastStats
6 2 (0.090%) iTrent
6 2 (0.090%) Magento
6 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.090%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.090%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.090%) Shopify
7 1 (0.045%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.045%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 234 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (6.06%) Office 365
4 62 (2.81%) SaaS
5 34 (1.54%) PaaS
6 32 (1.45%) IaaS
7 28 (1.27%) Serverless
8 22 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.81%) DigitalOcean
12 16 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.36%) CloudFront
18 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
19 6 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 190 (8.60%) Network Security
2 187 (8.46%) Firewall
3 105 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
4 99 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 89 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 69 (3.12%) LAN
6 69 (3.12%) WAN
7 61 (2.76%) DNS
8 47 (2.13%) Internet
8 47 (2.13%) VPN
9 39 (1.76%) SAN
10 38 (1.72%) DHCP
11 34 (1.54%) Unified Communications
12 24 (1.09%) OSPF
12 24 (1.09%) VLAN
12 24 (1.09%) Wireless
13 23 (1.04%) VSAN
14 22 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
15 21 (0.95%) Skype
16 18 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.30%) Big Data
3 63 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (2.58%) MySQL
5 52 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 44 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (1.63%) Power BI
8 32 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.00%) Redis
10 18 (0.81%) Blockchain
10 18 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
11 17 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (0.77%) NoSQL
11 17 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.63%) Impala
14 13 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.54%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.04%) JIRA
3 22 (1.00%) Subversion
3 22 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 16 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.45%) Hudson
7 8 (0.36%) gulp
8 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.32%) Toad
9 6 (0.27%) webpack
10 5 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.23%) Bower
10 5 (0.23%) Selenium
10 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.14%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 581 (26.29%) Finance
2 305 (13.80%) Legal
3 164 (7.42%) Banking
4 128 (5.79%) Law
5 122 (5.52%) Retail
6 116 (5.25%) Marketing
7 86 (3.89%) Investment Banking
8 59 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 57 (2.58%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.81%) Publishing
11 18 (0.81%) Hindi Language
11 18 (0.81%) Punjabi Language
11 18 (0.81%) Urdu Language
12 15 (0.68%) Advertising
13 14 (0.63%) Billing
14 12 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.45%) Dutch Language
15 10 (0.45%) Local Government
15 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 343 (15.52%) Analyst
2 259 (11.72%) Architect
3 198 (8.96%) Security Analyst
4 186 (8.42%) Security Manager
5 145 (6.56%) Information Manager
6 141 (6.38%) Consultant
7 130 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
8 129 (5.84%) Developer
9 107 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
10 104 (4.71%) IT Analyst
11 92 (4.16%) IT Security Analyst
12 91 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
13 85 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
14 82 (3.71%) Security Consultant
15 79 (3.57%) Senior IT Security Analyst
16 76 (3.44%) Project Manager
17 74 (3.35%) Service Manager
18 70 (3.17%) IT Manager
19 68 (3.08%) Information Analyst
20 60 (2.71%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (3.57%) HTML
2 76 (3.44%) Web Services
3 70 (3.17%) .NET
4 60 (2.71%) CSS
5 51 (2.31%) AngularJS
6 37 (1.67%) Node.js
7 29 (1.31%) HTML5
8 27 (1.22%) LDAP
9 24 (1.09%) React
10 21 (0.95%) REST
11 18 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 17 (0.77%) Express
13 16 (0.72%) JSON
14 15 (0.68%) Laravel
14 15 (0.68%) Vue.js
15 14 (0.63%) jQuery
15 14 (0.63%) Sails.js
16 13 (0.59%) COM
16 13 (0.59%) CSS3
16 13 (0.59%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 368 (16.65%) Data Protection Act
2 347 (15.70%) Management Information System
3 292 (13.21%) Data Centre
4 219 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
5 153 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
6 124 (5.61%) Computer Science
7 80 (3.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 59 (2.67%) User Experience
9 51 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
10 45 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
11 34 (1.54%) NHS
12 33 (1.49%) CMDB
13 32 (1.45%) Data Structures
14 31 (1.40%) CESG
15 29 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (1.22%) Blackberry
16 27 (1.22%) Public Cloud
17 26 (1.18%) Private Cloud
18 25 (1.13%) Virtual Team
19 23 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 515 (23.30%) Windows
2 414 (18.73%) Linux
3 198 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 85 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (3.80%) Windows 10
6 65 (2.94%) Unix
7 62 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (2.31%) Apple iOS
9 50 (2.26%) Windows 7
10 35 (1.58%) Mac OS X
11 25 (1.13%) Android
12 23 (1.04%) CentOS
13 20 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.77%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.36%) Debian
17 7 (0.32%) VMS
17 7 (0.32%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.27%) SUSE
18 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (38.42%) Information Security
2 456 (20.63%) ITIL
3 371 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (15.75%) Cybersecurity
5 297 (13.44%) Risk Management
6 276 (12.49%) SIEM
7 269 (12.17%) Project Management
8 240 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
9 239 (10.81%) Business Continuity
10 234 (10.59%) Vulnerability Management
11 207 (9.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 201 (9.10%) Service Delivery
13 183 (8.28%) Penetration Testing
14 179 (8.10%) Mentoring
15 175 (7.92%) Security Management
16 168 (7.60%) Presales
17 167 (7.56%) Due Diligence
18 149 (6.74%) PRINCE2
19 146 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 144 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 269 (12.17%) SQL
2 138 (6.24%) Python
3 101 (4.57%) PowerShell
4 76 (3.44%) Java
5 74 (3.35%) JavaScript
6 51 (2.31%) C#
7 50 (2.26%) PHP
8 49 (2.22%) Perl
9 43 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 35 (1.58%) C
11 29 (1.31%) R
12 27 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.00%) Ruby
14 20 (0.90%) VBScript
15 17 (0.77%) C++
16 16 (0.72%) ES6
17 14 (0.63%) Bourne shell
17 14 (0.63%) C-shell
17 14 (0.63%) ES8
17 14 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 485 (21.95%) CISSP
2 301 (13.62%) Degree
3 257 (11.63%) CISM
4 202 (9.14%) Security Cleared
5 149 (6.74%) CISA
6 107 (4.84%) CREST Certified
7 99 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 97 (4.39%) ISEB
9 96 (4.34%) CEH
9 96 (4.34%) SANS
10 95 (4.30%) SC Cleared
11 89 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 78 (3.53%) CompTIA Security+
13 74 (3.35%) MCSE
14 73 (3.30%) CISMP
15 66 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
16 47 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (1.95%) DV Cleared
18 42 (1.90%) CRISC
18 42 (1.90%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,087 (49.19%) GDPR
2 638 (28.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 303 (13.71%) PCI DSS
4 161 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 135 (6.11%) SLA
6 93 (4.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 67 (3.03%) QA
8 58 (2.62%) COBIT
9 45 (2.04%) Data Quality
10 22 (1.00%) ISO 9001
11 21 (0.95%) ISO 22301
12 20 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 16 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 14 (0.63%) PMO
15 12 (0.54%) GPG13
16 11 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 9 (0.41%) NIST 800
18 8 (0.36%) SSAE 16
19 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 7 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 216 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.12%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 55 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (1.67%) Docker
7 33 (1.49%) XenApp
8 28 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.68%) vSphere
12 12 (0.54%) Firmware
13 8 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.18%) RHEV
14 4 (0.18%) Snort
14 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
16 2 (0.090%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 92 (4.16%) SCCM
2 49 (2.22%) vRealize
3 42 (1.90%) SCOM
4 37 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 36 (1.63%) WSUS
6 29 (1.31%) Ansible
7 27 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.13%) Puppet
9 23 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.04%) SCOrch
9 23 (1.04%) Terraform
10 19 (0.86%) IBM BigFix
11 16 (0.72%) Kubernetes
12 14 (0.63%) SCDPM
12 14 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
14 10 (0.45%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.41%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.36%) SCSM
Vendors
1 491 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 255 (11.54%) VMware
3 182 (8.24%) Cisco
4 97 (4.39%) Citrix
5 92 (4.16%) Oracle
6 50 (2.26%) Apple
7 46 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 38 (1.72%) HP
9 35 (1.58%) ServiceNow
10 28 (1.27%) EMC
10 28 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.27%) SAP
11 26 (1.18%) Tableau
12 25 (1.13%) IBM
13 23 (1.04%) Google
13 23 (1.04%) NetApp
14 19 (0.86%) Fortinet
15 15 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.68%) Splunk
15 15 (0.68%) Veeam