Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 249 223
Rank change year-on-year -68 -26 +235
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,740 2,347 3,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.39% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.53% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,397 2,054 2,844
UK median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -5.88%

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 156,179 153,171 180,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.87% 90.54% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,708 125,548 150,184
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -79 1,621 £57,500 +27.78% 301
UK excluding London -106 869 £52,500 +23.53% 198
London -23 817 £65,000 +16.07% 121
South East -110 239 £60,000 +39.13% 50
North of England -87 206 £46,250 +15.63% 49
Midlands -26 171 £50,000 +17.65% 35
Yorkshire +27 125 £45,000 +20.00% 18
West Midlands -23 125 £51,750 +15.00% 17
East of England -60 104 £53,750 +25.00% 24
South West -75 87 £42,500 +13.33% 22
North West -113 74 £55,000 +37.50% 24
East Midlands -10 45 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Scotland -29 36 £42,500 -15.00% 11
Wales +14 30 £40,000 - 4
North East -50 7 £43,887 +9.72% 7
Isle of Man +3 5 £55,000 -
Channel Islands - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 814 (46.78%) GDPR
2 766 (44.02%) Information Security
3 517 (29.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 402 (23.10%) Finance
5 396 (22.76%) CISSP
6 333 (19.14%) CISM
7 328 (18.85%) Data Protection Act
8 321 (18.45%) Cybersecurity
9 300 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
10 283 (16.26%) Management Information System
11 278 (15.98%) Microsoft
12 270 (15.52%) Legal
13 268 (15.40%) Risk Management
14 257 (14.77%) Windows
15 244 (14.02%) Degree
16 232 (13.33%) ITIL
17 230 (13.22%) PCI DSS
18 221 (12.70%) Firewall
19 197 (11.32%) CISA
20 185 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
21 182 (10.46%) Project Management
22 181 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
23 180 (10.34%) Active Directory
24 159 (9.14%) SQL
25 157 (9.02%) Data Privacy
26 155 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
27 152 (8.74%) SIEM
28 149 (8.56%) SQL Server
29 148 (8.51%) Linux
30 146 (8.39%) Windows Server

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 89 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.01%) IIS
4 31 (1.78%) Documentum
5 21 (1.21%) CMS
6 15 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.80%) LiveLink
8 12 (0.69%) WordPress
9 10 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.52%) ExpressionEngine
11 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.46%) Drupal
11 8 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.40%) FileNet
13 6 (0.34%) Confluence
13 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.23%) SAS
15 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 115 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.69%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.29%) InVision
8 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.057%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) iTrent
2 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.40%) SAP GRC
3 7 (0.40%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.17%) assyst
5 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.057%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 140 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (6.03%) Office 365
4 73 (4.20%) SaaS
5 46 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (1.55%) IaaS
7 23 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (1.03%) PaaS
9 11 (0.63%) GitHub
9 11 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.52%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.17%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 221 (12.70%) Firewall
2 80 (4.60%) Network Security
3 76 (4.37%) VPN
4 70 (4.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 64 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 56 (3.22%) DNS
7 54 (3.10%) SSL
8 53 (3.05%) Internet
9 44 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
10 42 (2.41%) LAN
11 39 (2.24%) Wireless
12 35 (2.01%) SAN
12 35 (2.01%) WAN
13 31 (1.78%) IPsec
14 30 (1.72%) DHCP
15 18 (1.03%) Broadband
15 18 (1.03%) Cisco IPT
16 11 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.99%) MySQL
3 47 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 45 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 36 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.84%) Big Data
10 24 (1.38%) Power BI
11 22 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.63%) Data Lake
14 10 (0.57%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.40%) Redis
17 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.26%) JIRA
3 13 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.46%) Burp Suite
5 8 (0.46%) Metasploit
5 8 (0.46%) Subversion
5 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.34%) Gradle
7 6 (0.34%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (0.29%) JUnit
8 5 (0.29%) Maven
8 5 (0.29%) OllyDbg
8 5 (0.29%) Spock
8 5 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 402 (23.10%) Finance
2 270 (15.52%) Legal
3 93 (5.34%) Marketing
4 91 (5.23%) Retail
5 82 (4.71%) Law
6 64 (3.68%) Banking
7 61 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.84%) Advertising
9 17 (0.98%) Publishing
10 15 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.80%) Games
11 14 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.57%) Billing
13 9 (0.52%) Back Office
13 9 (0.52%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Local Government
16 4 (0.23%) Automotive
16 4 (0.23%) Front Office
16 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 248 (14.25%) Analyst
2 223 (12.82%) Security Manager
3 220 (12.64%) Consultant
4 130 (7.47%) IT Manager
5 119 (6.84%) Security Analyst
6 117 (6.72%) Information Manager
7 113 (6.49%) Developer
8 111 (6.38%) Architect
9 105 (6.03%) Security Consultant
10 95 (5.46%) Data Protection Officer
11 93 (5.34%) Information Security Manager
12 84 (4.83%) Security Officer
13 83 (4.77%) IT Security Manager
14 80 (4.60%) Information Officer
15 75 (4.31%) Information Security Officer
16 73 (4.20%) Data Manager
17 60 (3.45%) Data Protection Manager
18 55 (3.16%) Information Analyst
19 54 (3.10%) Information Security Analyst
20 50 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.39%) CSS
2 54 (3.10%) HTML
3 51 (2.93%) .NET
4 44 (2.53%) Web Services
5 34 (1.95%) REST
6 26 (1.49%) AngularJS
7 25 (1.44%) jQuery
8 23 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.26%) Node.js
10 21 (1.21%) React
10 21 (1.21%) RESTful
11 19 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (1.03%) Natural Language Processing
13 15 (0.86%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.80%) Ajax
14 14 (0.80%) Django
15 12 (0.69%) HTML5
15 12 (0.69%) LDAP
15 12 (0.69%) SAML
16 11 (0.63%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 328 (18.85%) Data Protection Act
2 283 (16.26%) Management Information System
3 181 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (5.06%) User Experience
5 84 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 59 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 56 (3.22%) Virtual Team
8 42 (2.41%) Freedom of Information
9 36 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
9 36 (2.07%) PKI
10 31 (1.78%) NHS
11 27 (1.55%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.26%) Fintech
13 21 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.09%) Private Cloud
16 17 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 13 (0.75%) CESG
18 11 (0.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 257 (14.77%) Windows
2 148 (8.51%) Linux
3 146 (8.39%) Windows Server
4 57 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 39 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.95%) Unix
7 32 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.69%) Android
14 10 (0.57%) Debian
15 9 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.46%) AIX
16 8 (0.46%) Kali Linux
17 7 (0.40%) HPUX
18 4 (0.23%) CentOS
18 4 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (44.02%) Information Security
2 321 (18.45%) Cybersecurity
3 300 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 268 (15.40%) Risk Management
5 232 (13.33%) ITIL
6 185 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 182 (10.46%) Project Management
8 157 (9.02%) Data Privacy
9 155 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
10 152 (8.74%) SIEM
11 143 (8.22%) Penetration Testing
12 141 (8.10%) Business Continuity
13 138 (7.93%) Data Security
14 135 (7.76%) Information Governance
15 133 (7.64%) Security Management
16 119 (6.84%) Analytics
17 110 (6.32%) Data Management
18 107 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
19 103 (5.92%) Service Delivery
20 100 (5.75%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (9.14%) SQL
2 85 (4.89%) Python
3 82 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 54 (3.10%) PowerShell
5 48 (2.76%) Java
6 47 (2.70%) C#
7 44 (2.53%) C
8 37 (2.13%) PHP
9 32 (1.84%) Ruby
10 31 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.26%) Perl
11 22 (1.26%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.98%) R
13 15 (0.86%) C++
14 13 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.69%) VBA
16 9 (0.52%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.52%) Korn
17 8 (0.46%) ES6
18 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 396 (22.76%) CISSP
2 333 (19.14%) CISM
3 244 (14.02%) Degree
4 197 (11.32%) CISA
5 65 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 58 (3.33%) CRISC
8 40 (2.30%) MCSE
8 40 (2.30%) SSCP
9 38 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (2.13%) SC Cleared
11 35 (2.01%) ISEB
12 34 (1.95%) CEH
13 32 (1.84%) SANS
14 28 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.55%) GIAC
15 27 (1.55%) MCSA
16 26 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (1.32%) CCNA
18 20 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 814 (46.78%) GDPR
2 517 (29.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 230 (13.22%) PCI DSS
4 97 (5.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 87 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 85 (4.89%) COBIT
7 60 (3.45%) SLA
8 43 (2.47%) Data Quality
9 34 (1.95%) QA
9 34 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 28 (1.61%) ISO 9001
11 26 (1.49%) ISO 22301
12 18 (1.03%) PMO
13 11 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.52%) GPG13
16 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
17 6 (0.34%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 180 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 97 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.68%) XenApp
5 55 (3.16%) XenDesktop
6 52 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 51 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
8 43 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (2.01%) Docker
10 17 (0.98%) BitLocker
11 14 (0.80%) vSphere
12 13 (0.75%) Firmware
12 13 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.34%) XenServer
14 3 (0.17%) NFS
14 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.11%) KVM
15 2 (0.11%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.057%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 57 (3.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 47 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 47 (2.70%) SCCM
3 45 (2.59%) SCDPM
4 44 (2.53%) SCSM
5 43 (2.47%) SCOrch
5 43 (2.47%) SCVMM
6 22 (1.26%) Kubernetes
7 20 (1.15%) SCOM
8 14 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 14 (0.80%) Puppet
8 14 (0.80%) vCenter Server
9 11 (0.63%) Nessus
9 11 (0.63%) Terraform
10 10 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.52%) Ansible
12 8 (0.46%) Core Impact
12 8 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
13 7 (0.40%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 278 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 116 (6.67%) VMware
3 80 (4.60%) Citrix
4 73 (4.20%) Cisco
5 59 (3.39%) Oracle
6 56 (3.22%) IBM
7 35 (2.01%) HP
8 32 (1.84%) SAP
9 31 (1.78%) OpenText
10 28 (1.61%) Apple
11 23 (1.32%) Veeam
12 19 (1.09%) 3PAR
12 19 (1.09%) Adobe
12 19 (1.09%) CheckPoint
12 19 (1.09%) Sophos
13 17 (0.98%) SolarWinds
14 15 (0.86%) Google
15 14 (0.80%) CommVault
15 14 (0.80%) Meraki
15 14 (0.80%) Veritas