Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 226 197
Rank change year-on-year -49 -29 +149
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,082 2,798 3,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.58% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.72% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,519 2,408 3,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,291 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -4.76%

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 152,439 162,423 176,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,297 128,279 147,112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 18 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 19 September 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 -52 1,966 £55,000 +10.00% 313
UK excluding London -49 1,173 £47,500 +11.76% 209
London -50 850 £65,000 +12.07% 113
Midlands +53 299 £45,000 - 30
North of England -42 296 £45,000 +12.50% 43
West Midlands +76 259 £50,000 +11.11% 19
South East -90 253 £50,000 +17.65% 62
South West +18 174 £54,300 +35.75% 35
North West -50 174 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Yorkshire -33 114 £45,000 +2.53% 16
East of England -51 86 £60,000 +20.00% 30
East Midlands -20 40 £38,250 -4.38% 11
Scotland +13 33 £39,000 -5.68% 5
Wales +22 31 £43,000 +7.50% 3
North East -26 8 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Isle of Man +5 5 £55,000 -8.33%
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland 0 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,021 (49.04%) GDPR
2 860 (41.31%) Information Security
3 607 (29.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 516 (24.78%) Finance
5 467 (22.43%) CISSP
6 432 (20.75%) Windows
7 399 (19.16%) Microsoft
8 396 (19.02%) Data Protection Act
9 386 (18.54%) ITIL
10 338 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
11 336 (16.14%) Risk Management
12 332 (15.95%) Linux
13 322 (15.47%) Cybersecurity
14 308 (14.79%) Degree
15 303 (14.55%) Management Information System
16 296 (14.22%) Legal
17 294 (14.12%) CISM
18 279 (13.40%) PCI DSS
19 277 (13.30%) Project Management
20 242 (11.62%) SIEM
21 224 (10.76%) Data Centre
22 223 (10.71%) SQL
23 219 (10.52%) Business Continuity
24 218 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
25 215 (10.33%) Windows Server
26 210 (10.09%) Active Directory
27 204 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
28 197 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
29 196 (9.41%) Firewall
30 191 (9.17%) Vulnerability Management

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 83 (3.99%) MS Exchange
2 80 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.59%) IIS
4 25 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 18 (0.86%) SAS
7 12 (0.58%) Apache
7 12 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.58%) Documentum
8 11 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.48%) CMS
10 9 (0.43%) Drupal
10 9 (0.43%) nginx
11 8 (0.38%) WordPress
12 7 (0.34%) LiveLink
13 5 (0.24%) FileNet
14 4 (0.19%) Appian
14 4 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 144 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 97 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.58%) InVision
8 10 (0.48%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.096%) SPSS
11 1 (0.048%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) GIMP
11 1 (0.048%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.048%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) assyst
2 7 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.24%) iTrent
4 5 (0.24%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.096%) FastStats
7 2 (0.096%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.048%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 197 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 118 (5.67%) Office 365
4 89 (4.27%) SaaS
5 40 (1.92%) PaaS
6 30 (1.44%) IaaS
7 23 (1.10%) Serverless
8 19 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (0.91%) DigitalOcean
9 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.34%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.29%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.29%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 196 (9.41%) Firewall
2 145 (6.96%) Network Security
3 101 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 96 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 67 (3.22%) LAN
6 63 (3.03%) WAN
7 61 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
8 58 (2.79%) Internet
9 55 (2.64%) DNS
10 53 (2.55%) VPN
11 40 (1.92%) SAN
11 40 (1.92%) Wireless
12 36 (1.73%) Unified Communications
13 30 (1.44%) DHCP
14 25 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
15 22 (1.06%) Skype
16 20 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (0.96%) OSPF
17 18 (0.86%) Cisco IPT
17 18 (0.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.83%) MySQL
3 56 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (2.50%) Big Data
4 52 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 30 (1.44%) Power BI
8 25 (1.20%) Redis
9 20 (0.96%) Blockchain
9 20 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.48%) Impala
14 9 (0.43%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.20%) JIRA
3 19 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.38%) gulp
7 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.38%) Subversion
8 7 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 7 (0.34%) Bower
9 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.24%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.24%) Toad
11 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.19%) Mocha
11 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.19%) webpack
General
1 516 (24.78%) Finance
2 296 (14.22%) Legal
3 146 (7.01%) Banking
4 113 (5.43%) Law
5 109 (5.24%) Retail
6 100 (4.80%) Marketing
7 85 (4.08%) Investment Banking
8 56 (2.69%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.59%) Publishing
11 29 (1.39%) Advertising
12 19 (0.91%) Hindi Language
12 19 (0.91%) Punjabi Language
12 19 (0.91%) Urdu Language
13 12 (0.58%) Games
14 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.48%) Dutch Language
15 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.43%) Front Office
17 8 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 293 (14.07%) Analyst
2 208 (9.99%) Architect
3 187 (8.98%) Security Manager
4 157 (7.54%) Consultant
5 142 (6.82%) Security Analyst
6 141 (6.77%) Information Manager
7 116 (5.57%) Information Security Manager
8 114 (5.48%) Developer
9 90 (4.32%) IT Manager
10 88 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
11 87 (4.18%) Security Officer
12 82 (3.94%) Security Consultant
13 81 (3.89%) Information Security Officer
14 79 (3.79%) Information Officer
15 76 (3.65%) Project Manager
16 64 (3.07%) Information Analyst
16 64 (3.07%) IT Analyst
17 57 (2.74%) Information Security Analyst
18 56 (2.69%) IT Security Analyst
19 53 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.94%) HTML
2 74 (3.55%) CSS
3 62 (2.98%) Web Services
4 54 (2.59%) .NET
5 47 (2.26%) AngularJS
6 35 (1.68%) Node.js
7 29 (1.39%) REST
8 28 (1.34%) HTML5
9 26 (1.25%) LDAP
10 25 (1.20%) React
11 20 (0.96%) Express
12 17 (0.82%) SAML
12 17 (0.82%) XML
13 16 (0.77%) jQuery
14 15 (0.72%) Sails.js
15 14 (0.67%) CSS3
15 14 (0.67%) JSON
16 13 (0.62%) ASP.NET
16 13 (0.62%) COM
16 13 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 396 (19.02%) Data Protection Act
2 303 (14.55%) Management Information System
3 224 (10.76%) Data Centre
4 204 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 137 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (3.99%) Computer Science
7 61 (2.93%) User Experience
8 48 (2.31%) Freedom of Information
9 39 (1.87%) Virtual Team
10 38 (1.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 38 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 37 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.68%) NHS
13 32 (1.54%) PKI
14 29 (1.39%) Fintech
15 26 (1.25%) Blackberry
16 25 (1.20%) CESG
16 25 (1.20%) Private Cloud
16 25 (1.20%) Public Cloud
17 23 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 432 (20.75%) Windows
2 332 (15.95%) Linux
3 215 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 76 (3.65%) Windows 10
4 76 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (2.69%) Unix
6 52 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 49 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.63%) Mac OS X
9 22 (1.06%) Android
10 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.67%) CentOS
11 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.48%) AIX
13 8 (0.38%) HPUX
14 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.34%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.24%) Solaris
15 5 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (41.31%) Information Security
2 386 (18.54%) ITIL
3 338 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
4 336 (16.14%) Risk Management
5 322 (15.47%) Cybersecurity
6 277 (13.30%) Project Management
7 242 (11.62%) SIEM
8 219 (10.52%) Business Continuity
9 218 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
10 191 (9.17%) Vulnerability Management
11 169 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 158 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 158 (7.59%) Service Delivery
13 156 (7.49%) Penetration Testing
13 156 (7.49%) Security Management
14 151 (7.25%) Data Privacy
15 143 (6.87%) PRINCE2
16 132 (6.34%) Data Security
17 124 (5.96%) Mentoring
18 123 (5.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 223 (10.71%) SQL
2 105 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 92 (4.42%) Python
4 73 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 58 (2.79%) Java
6 42 (2.02%) PHP
7 39 (1.87%) C
7 39 (1.87%) C#
8 34 (1.63%) Perl
9 27 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 27 (1.30%) R
10 20 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 19 (0.91%) ES6
12 18 (0.86%) C++
13 17 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.77%) VBScript
15 15 (0.72%) ES8
16 13 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.62%) VBA
17 9 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 467 (22.43%) CISSP
2 308 (14.79%) Degree
3 294 (14.12%) CISM
4 170 (8.17%) CISA
5 135 (6.48%) Security Cleared
6 84 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 81 (3.89%) CEH
8 76 (3.65%) CompTIA Security+
9 75 (3.60%) ISEB
10 73 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 67 (3.22%) CISMP
12 65 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
13 63 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (2.79%) CREST Certified
14 58 (2.79%) MCSE
15 50 (2.40%) SANS
16 46 (2.21%) CRISC
17 43 (2.07%) GIAC
18 38 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
19 35 (1.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,021 (49.04%) GDPR
2 607 (29.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 279 (13.40%) PCI DSS
4 167 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 111 (5.33%) SLA
6 108 (5.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 63 (3.03%) COBIT
8 51 (2.45%) QA
9 34 (1.63%) Data Quality
9 34 (1.63%) ISO 9001
10 29 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 25 (1.20%) ISO 22301
12 21 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 17 (0.82%) PMO
14 14 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 12 (0.58%) GPG13
16 9 (0.43%) COSO
16 9 (0.43%) NIST 800
17 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (0.38%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 210 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 150 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (1.44%) Docker
7 26 (1.25%) XenApp
8 22 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (1.06%) vSphere
9 20 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.67%) Firmware
11 13 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.29%) XenServer
13 4 (0.19%) RHEV
13 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.14%) Snort
15 2 (0.096%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.096%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.096%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 84 (4.03%) SCCM
2 42 (2.02%) SCOM
3 39 (1.87%) vRealize
4 28 (1.34%) WSUS
5 25 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.15%) Puppet
7 23 (1.10%) Ansible
8 19 (0.91%) IBM BigFix
8 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 15 (0.72%) SCOrch
10 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (0.48%) Terraform
12 9 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.34%) Kubernetes
14 6 (0.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 399 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 185 (8.89%) VMware
3 137 (6.58%) Cisco
4 89 (4.27%) Oracle
5 83 (3.99%) Citrix
6 50 (2.40%) Apple
7 42 (2.02%) CheckPoint
8 37 (1.78%) HP
9 34 (1.63%) IBM
10 31 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 29 (1.39%) SAP
11 29 (1.39%) Veeam
12 25 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.20%) Tableau
13 20 (0.96%) NetApp
14 19 (0.91%) EMC
14 19 (0.91%) SolarWinds
15 18 (0.86%) Google
16 17 (0.82%) Fortinet
17 16 (0.77%) 3PAR