Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 300 268 255
Rank change year-on-year -32 -13 -49
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,346 2,033 2,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.28% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.39% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,060 1,293 2,130
UK median annual salary £53,185 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.30% +10.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £29,450 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +12.94% +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 122,350 146,556 166,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.03% 92.01% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 96,881 116,012 132,029
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 -47 1,236 £55,000 - 250
UK excluding London -54 842 £50,000 +4.17% 192
London -14 478 £60,000 -7.69% 77
South East +12 254 £52,500 +5.00% 43
North of England -42 172 £38,625 -14.17% 61
South West -32 149 £55,000 - 15
Midlands -122 121 £42,500 -5.56% 33
North West -60 85 £33,433 -25.71% 30
West Midlands -129 78 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Scotland +53 71 £42,813 -16.05% 14
Yorkshire +18 64 £47,500 +8.57% 25
East of England +60 58 £52,500 -2.33% 21
East Midlands +28 43 £48,750 +8.33% 5
North East +30 23 £40,000 -6.46% 6
Wales -5 14 £49,000 -6.67% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £43,750 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 397 (29.49%) Information Security
2 368 (27.34%) GDPR
3 357 (26.52%) Finance
4 295 (21.92%) Microsoft
5 288 (21.40%) Degree
6 272 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 265 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
8 262 (19.47%) Data Protection Act
9 251 (18.65%) Cybersecurity
10 213 (15.82%) Azure
11 201 (14.93%) Windows
12 194 (14.41%) Management Information System
13 187 (13.89%) Legal
13 187 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
14 186 (13.82%) CISSP
15 184 (13.67%) SQL
16 179 (13.30%) Risk Management
17 170 (12.63%) CISM
18 153 (11.37%) Firewall
18 153 (11.37%) AWS
19 150 (11.14%) Linux
20 148 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
21 146 (10.85%) Active Directory
22 144 (10.70%) Office 365
23 143 (10.62%) ITIL
24 142 (10.55%) Data Security
25 134 (9.96%) PCI DSS
26 133 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
27 127 (9.44%) SQL Server
28 116 (8.62%) Data Governance

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 87 (6.46%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.78%) IIS
4 13 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 12 (0.89%) Confluence
6 9 (0.67%) CMS
6 9 (0.67%) SAS
7 8 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.37%) WordPress
10 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.15%) Apache
11 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.15%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) Jetty
11 2 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 81 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.52%) Figma
8 5 (0.37%) SPSS
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.22%) Stata
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.074%) InDesign
11 1 (0.074%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 29 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.59%) FastStats
3 5 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.22%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.074%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.074%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.074%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.074%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.074%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.074%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 213 (15.82%) Azure
2 153 (11.37%) AWS
3 144 (10.70%) Office 365
4 80 (5.94%) SaaS
5 35 (2.60%) Power Platform
6 33 (2.45%) Serverless
7 25 (1.86%) GCP
8 24 (1.78%) PaaS
9 23 (1.71%) IaaS
10 21 (1.56%) OneDrive
11 17 (1.26%) GitHub
12 16 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.59%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.45%) CloudFront
17 5 (0.37%) G Suite
17 5 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
17 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 153 (11.37%) Firewall
2 80 (5.94%) Network Security
3 78 (5.79%) DNS
4 52 (3.86%) WAN
5 50 (3.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 44 (3.27%) DHCP
7 39 (2.90%) TCP/IP
8 37 (2.75%) LAN
9 34 (2.53%) Internet
9 34 (2.53%) VPN
10 30 (2.23%) VoIP
11 28 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (2.01%) Wireless
13 26 (1.93%) Skype
14 21 (1.56%) HTTP
15 18 (1.34%) SAN
15 18 (1.34%) Unified Communications
16 16 (1.19%) Ethernet
17 15 (1.11%) MPLS
17 15 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (4.09%) Big Data
4 50 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (2.82%) GIS
6 38 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 37 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (2.60%) Power BI
9 28 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.93%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.71%) OLAP
11 23 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.26%) Redis
13 16 (1.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.11%) OLTP
14 15 (1.11%) QlikView
15 14 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.82%) JIRA
3 25 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.11%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.97%) Selenium
8 8 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.52%) Axure RP
10 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.45%) Gradle
10 6 (0.45%) Postman
11 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.30%) Cypress.io
12 4 (0.30%) Grunt
12 4 (0.30%) Protractor
12 4 (0.30%) Subversion
12 4 (0.30%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.30%) webpack
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 357 (26.52%) Finance
2 187 (13.89%) Legal
3 101 (7.50%) Retail
4 92 (6.84%) Marketing
5 91 (6.76%) Public Sector
6 65 (4.83%) Law
7 40 (2.97%) Banking
8 35 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.41%) Digital Economy
10 18 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.74%) Fire and Rescue
11 10 (0.74%) Police
11 10 (0.74%) Publishing
12 9 (0.67%) Automotive
12 9 (0.67%) Local Government
13 8 (0.59%) Advertising
14 7 (0.52%) Housing Association
15 6 (0.45%) Electronics
15 6 (0.45%) Games
16 5 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 161 (11.96%) Consultant
2 148 (11.00%) Developer
3 143 (10.62%) Analyst
4 142 (10.55%) Architect
5 95 (7.06%) Security Manager
6 88 (6.54%) Security Consultant
7 65 (4.83%) Data Manager
8 64 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
9 58 (4.31%) Security Analyst
10 56 (4.16%) Information Officer
10 56 (4.16%) Information Security Manager
11 55 (4.09%) Information Manager
11 55 (4.09%) Security Officer
12 53 (3.94%) IT Manager
13 52 (3.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 51 (3.79%) Administrator
14 51 (3.79%) Information Security Officer
15 42 (3.12%) Governance Manager
15 42 (3.12%) Security Architect
16 41 (3.05%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (6.91%) HTML
2 88 (6.54%) .NET
3 71 (5.27%) Web Services
4 64 (4.75%) CSS
5 55 (4.09%) AngularJS
6 40 (2.97%) Node.js
7 34 (2.53%) HTML5
8 31 (2.30%) .NET Framework
8 31 (2.30%) REST
9 29 (2.15%) React
10 26 (1.93%) OAuth
11 22 (1.63%) jQuery
12 20 (1.49%) ASP.NET
12 20 (1.49%) OAuth2
13 19 (1.41%) React Native
13 19 (1.41%) SailPoint
14 18 (1.34%) CSS3
15 17 (1.26%) OpenID
16 13 (0.97%) JSON
17 12 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 262 (19.47%) Data Protection Act
2 194 (14.41%) Management Information System
3 148 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 57 (4.23%) User Experience
6 43 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 42 (3.12%) Replication
8 31 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 27 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
11 17 (1.26%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (1.04%) Clustering
14 12 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.82%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.82%) NHS
15 11 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 201 (14.93%) Windows
2 150 (11.14%) Linux
3 95 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 84 (6.24%) Windows 10
5 41 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.56%) Unix
7 20 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.82%) Android
10 10 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.52%) CentOS
11 7 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.15%) Fedora
15 2 (0.15%) Solaris
16 1 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.074%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (29.49%) Information Security
2 265 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (18.65%) Cybersecurity
4 187 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
5 179 (13.30%) Risk Management
6 143 (10.62%) ITIL
7 142 (10.55%) Data Security
8 133 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 116 (8.62%) Data Governance
10 114 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 113 (8.40%) Business Continuity
12 106 (7.88%) Computer Science
13 103 (7.65%) Project Management
14 100 (7.43%) Analytics
15 99 (7.36%) SDLC
16 98 (7.28%) Migration
16 98 (7.28%) Security Management
17 97 (7.21%) SIEM
18 96 (7.13%) Test Automation
19 95 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (13.67%) SQL
2 101 (7.50%) Python
3 95 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 94 (6.98%) C#
5 85 (6.32%) PowerShell
6 49 (3.64%) Java
7 48 (3.57%) C
8 35 (2.60%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.93%) PHP
10 23 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.49%) Ruby
12 14 (1.04%) Go
13 12 (0.89%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.82%) R
15 10 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.67%) Scala
16 9 (0.67%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.59%) VBA
18 7 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 288 (21.40%) Degree
2 186 (13.82%) CISSP
3 170 (12.63%) CISM
4 89 (6.61%) Security Cleared
5 72 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (3.71%) CISA
8 49 (3.64%) SC Cleared
9 38 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (1.93%) MCSE
11 25 (1.86%) TOGAF Certification
12 23 (1.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 22 (1.63%) Master's Degree
14 21 (1.56%) CCNA
15 20 (1.49%) GIAC
16 19 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 19 (1.41%) CompTIA Security+
16 19 (1.41%) MCSA
17 17 (1.26%) DBS Check
18 15 (1.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (27.34%) GDPR
2 272 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 134 (9.96%) PCI DSS
4 106 (7.88%) NIST
5 55 (4.09%) Data Quality
6 54 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 52 (3.86%) QA
8 45 (3.34%) SLA
9 40 (2.97%) Cyber Essentials
10 29 (2.15%) COBIT
11 26 (1.93%) ISO 22301
12 20 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 17 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (1.04%) PMO
15 11 (0.82%) NCSC
15 11 (0.82%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.52%) Solvency II
17 6 (0.45%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 146 (10.85%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.57%) Docker
4 27 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
6 20 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (1.41%) vSphere
7 19 (1.41%) XenApp
8 12 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 11 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 10 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.30%) pfSense
15 3 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.15%) KVM
16 2 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 79 (5.87%) SCCM
2 55 (4.09%) SCOM
3 33 (2.45%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (2.01%) vRealize
5 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 15 (1.11%) Foglight
6 15 (1.11%) LiteSpeed
7 14 (1.04%) Ansible
8 11 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.74%) Terraform
10 9 (0.67%) Avamar
11 8 (0.59%) CASB
12 7 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.45%) SCDPM
13 6 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.45%) WSUS
14 5 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 295 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 115 (8.54%) VMware
3 96 (7.13%) Cisco
4 44 (3.27%) Oracle
5 39 (2.90%) Citrix
6 28 (2.08%) Google
7 22 (1.63%) Apple
7 22 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.56%) EMC
8 21 (1.56%) Tableau
9 20 (1.49%) Forcepoint
9 20 (1.49%) HP
10 19 (1.41%) SAP
11 17 (1.26%) Atlassian
11 17 (1.26%) CA Agile Central
12 15 (1.11%) SolarWinds
13 14 (1.04%) Dell
13 14 (1.04%) NetApp
13 14 (1.04%) Veeam
14 13 (0.97%) Informatica