Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 195 296
Rank change year-on-year -29 +101 +215
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2791 3317 2374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.75% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.96% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2391 2929 2016
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,655 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.22% -5.21% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -0.77%

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 157899 169213 193846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.23% 88.62%
Number of salaries quoted 124329 140773 159410
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -30 2693 £50,000 +17.65% 87
UK excluding London -48 1437 £42,500 +6.25% 53
London +19 1294 £57,500 +9.52% 40
South East -67 449 £45,000 +12.50% 20
North of England +20 448 £40,000 - 13
North West +87 266 £37,500 -7.41% 7
Midlands -45 185 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire -17 173 £43,750 +9.38% 5
South West -28 154 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East of England -61 152 £50,000 +33.33% 4
West Midlands -41 133 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +1 55 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Scotland -54 28 £41,350 +3.38% 4
Wales -13 22 £35,050 -15.54% 1
North East -11 9 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Isle of Man - 4 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland -26 2 £48,750 -2.50%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing Data Protection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 967 (34.65%) Information Security
2 618 (22.14%) Finance
3 605 (21.68%) GDPR
4 588 (21.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 569 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
6 525 (18.81%) CISSP
7 518 (18.56%) SQL
8 463 (16.59%) Cybersecurity
9 461 (16.52%) Data Protection Act
10 449 (16.09%) CISM
11 435 (15.59%) Microsoft
12 409 (14.65%) Windows
13 398 (14.26%) JavaScript
14 383 (13.72%) SQL Server
15 374 (13.40%) PCI DSS
16 353 (12.65%) Linux
17 324 (11.61%) HTML
18 313 (11.21%) Degree
19 299 (10.71%) Firewall
20 290 (10.39%) ITIL
21 281 (10.07%) CSS
21 281 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
22 273 (9.78%) Risk Management
23 262 (9.39%) Management Information System
24 260 (9.32%) Windows Server
25 257 (9.21%) C#
26 255 (9.14%) Legal
27 230 (8.24%) SIEM
28 223 (7.99%) .NET
29 222 (7.95%) 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 97 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 49 (1.76%) IIS
4 45 (1.61%) CMS
5 40 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 36 (1.29%) WordPress
7 23 (0.82%) SAS
8 21 (0.75%) Apache
8 21 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.68%) Confluence
10 18 (0.64%) Drupal
11 17 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.43%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.36%) FileNet
15 10 (0.36%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.32%) Documentum
16 9 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 113 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 27 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.47%) SPSS
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.14%) Lectora
8 4 (0.14%) Snagit
9 2 (0.072%) EngageOne
9 2 (0.072%) InDesign
10 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.036%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.036%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 59 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.32%) assyst
3 7 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.18%) Raiser's Edge
5 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.14%) iTrent
6 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.14%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.072%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 162 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.62%) Office 365
4 72 (2.58%) SaaS
5 51 (1.83%) IaaS
6 20 (0.72%) OneDrive
7 17 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.47%) PaaS
9 10 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.36%) npm
10 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.32%) GitHub
11 7 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.14%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 299 (10.71%) Firewall
2 133 (4.77%) TCP/IP
3 82 (2.94%) Internet
4 79 (2.83%) LAN
5 68 (2.44%) SAN
6 67 (2.40%) Network Security
7 64 (2.29%) WAN
8 63 (2.26%) DNS
9 45 (1.61%) VPN
10 43 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
11 42 (1.50%) DHCP
12 34 (1.22%) VoIP
13 31 (1.11%) HTTP
14 25 (0.90%) VLAN
15 24 (0.86%) NAS
16 18 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (0.64%) Wireless
17 16 (0.57%) iSCSI
18 15 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
19 14 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 103 (3.69%) MySQL
4 102 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 100 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 83 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 74 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 73 (2.62%) Big Data
9 65 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 63 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 62 (2.22%) MongoDB
12 45 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 45 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 45 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
13 44 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 43 (1.54%) Hadoop
15 31 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
16 25 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
17 24 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 95 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 73 (2.62%) Selenium
3 57 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 57 (2.04%) JIRA
4 52 (1.86%) Cucumber
5 50 (1.79%) Visual Studio
6 40 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.93%) gulp
8 25 (0.90%) Grunt
9 24 (0.86%) Subversion
9 24 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 21 (0.75%) JUnit
11 18 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (0.61%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.54%) Maven
13 15 (0.54%) webpack
14 14 (0.50%) RSpec
15 13 (0.47%) Bower
15 13 (0.47%) Hudson
16 12 (0.43%) HP UFT
General
1 618 (22.14%) Finance
2 255 (9.14%) Legal
3 152 (5.45%) Marketing
4 148 (5.30%) Banking
5 119 (4.26%) Retail
6 115 (4.12%) Law
7 65 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 56 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 50 (1.79%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.00%) Games
11 23 (0.82%) Private Banking
12 19 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.64%) Advertising
13 18 (0.64%) Automotive
14 16 (0.57%) Electronics
15 14 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.43%) Local Government
16 12 (0.43%) Publishing
17 10 (0.36%) Back Office
18 9 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 490 (17.56%) Developer
2 442 (15.84%) Analyst
3 250 (8.96%) Consultant
4 204 (7.31%) Security Analyst
5 187 (6.70%) Security Manager
6 141 (5.05%) Security Consultant
7 140 (5.02%) Architect
8 108 (3.87%) Security Engineer
9 100 (3.58%) Business Analyst
10 99 (3.55%) Project Manager
11 95 (3.40%) Security Officer
12 93 (3.33%) Information Manager
13 89 (3.19%) DBA
14 88 (3.15%) .NET Developer
15 85 (3.05%) Information Security Manager
16 84 (3.01%) IT Analyst
17 80 (2.87%) IT Manager
18 78 (2.79%) C# Developer
19 76 (2.72%) IT Engineer
20 73 (2.62%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (11.61%) HTML
2 281 (10.07%) CSS
3 223 (7.99%) .NET
4 135 (4.84%) jQuery
5 112 (4.01%) HTML5
6 109 (3.91%) ASP.NET
7 105 (3.76%) Web Services
8 94 (3.37%) AngularJS
9 93 (3.33%) CSS3
10 83 (2.97%) Node.js
11 55 (1.97%) Natural Language Processing
12 52 (1.86%) .NET Framework
13 51 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (1.68%) Ajax
15 45 (1.61%) Laravel
15 45 (1.61%) XML
16 42 (1.50%) JSON
17 39 (1.40%) LAMP
17 39 (1.40%) REST
18 38 (1.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 461 (16.52%) Data Protection Act
2 281 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 262 (9.39%) Management Information System
4 151 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 120 (4.30%) User Experience
6 70 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
8 63 (2.26%) Data Centre
9 49 (1.76%) Clustering
9 49 (1.76%) Replication
10 45 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
11 34 (1.22%) PKI
11 34 (1.22%) Social Media
12 30 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 29 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.04%) Fintech
14 28 (1.00%) Blog
15 27 (0.97%) NHS
16 24 (0.86%) Public Cloud
16 24 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 409 (14.65%) Windows
2 353 (12.65%) Linux
3 260 (9.32%) Windows Server
4 92 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 76 (2.72%) Unix
6 59 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 54 (1.93%) Android
8 38 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 36 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.82%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.75%) Solaris
13 12 (0.43%) CentOS
14 11 (0.39%) Debian
15 10 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.21%) AIX
16 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.14%) Kali Linux
19 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (34.65%) Information Security
2 569 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
3 463 (16.59%) Cybersecurity
4 290 (10.39%) ITIL
5 273 (9.78%) Risk Management
6 230 (8.24%) SIEM
7 220 (7.88%) Project Management
8 202 (7.24%) Penetration Testing
9 176 (6.31%) Security Operations
9 176 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 168 (6.02%) Data Security
11 166 (5.95%) Security Architecture
12 165 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 159 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
14 153 (5.48%) Mentoring
15 146 (5.23%) SDLC
16 137 (4.91%) Vulnerability Management
17 132 (4.73%) MVC
18 131 (4.69%) Business Continuity
19 129 (4.62%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 518 (18.56%) SQL
2 398 (14.26%) JavaScript
3 257 (9.21%) C#
4 174 (6.23%) Java
4 174 (6.23%) Python
5 131 (4.69%) PHP
6 85 (3.05%) Ruby
7 74 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 62 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 61 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 47 (1.68%) C
10 47 (1.68%) Perl
11 34 (1.22%) C++
12 28 (1.00%) R
13 26 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 24 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.61%) Scala
15 17 (0.61%) VB
16 16 (0.57%) VBScript
17 15 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 525 (18.81%) CISSP
2 449 (16.09%) CISM
3 313 (11.21%) Degree
4 193 (6.92%) CISA
5 100 (3.58%) Security Cleared
6 83 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 77 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 74 (2.65%) SC Cleared
9 71 (2.54%) ISEB
10 68 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (1.93%) CCNA
11 54 (1.93%) SSCP
12 53 (1.90%) CRISC
13 45 (1.61%) CBAP
14 37 (1.33%) SANS
15 33 (1.18%) MCSE
16 32 (1.15%) MCITP
17 29 (1.04%) CISMP
18 27 (0.97%) CEH
19 26 (0.93%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (21.68%) GDPR
2 588 (21.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 374 (13.40%) PCI DSS
4 148 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 101 (3.62%) QA
6 79 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 69 (2.47%) Data Quality
8 65 (2.33%) COBIT
9 56 (2.01%) SLA
10 34 (1.22%) ISO 22301
11 33 (1.18%) ISO 9001
12 30 (1.07%) PMO
13 26 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 17 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.43%) SAS 70
16 9 (0.32%) ISO 14001
17 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 7 (0.25%) WCAG
19 6 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 6 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 222 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 86 (3.08%) Docker
3 74 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.54%) Firmware
8 15 (0.54%) vSphere
9 10 (0.36%) XenApp
10 7 (0.25%) KVM
10 7 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.21%) NFS
12 5 (0.18%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.18%) XenServer
13 4 (0.14%) Snort
14 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.072%) Postfix
15 2 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 39 (1.40%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.07%) Ansible
3 26 (0.93%) Puppet
4 22 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 18 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 17 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (0.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 16 (0.57%) SCCM
9 15 (0.54%) SCDPM
10 14 (0.50%) SCOM
11 13 (0.47%) Nessus
12 12 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.39%) FTK
13 11 (0.39%) Nagios
14 10 (0.36%) Terraform
15 9 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
15 9 (0.32%) QRadar
15 9 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 435 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 171 (6.13%) Oracle
3 115 (4.12%) VMware
4 109 (3.91%) Cisco
5 59 (2.11%) Citrix
6 54 (1.93%) Apple
7 51 (1.83%) IBM
8 50 (1.79%) SAP
9 45 (1.61%) HP
10 38 (1.36%) Adobe
11 36 (1.29%) Sybase
12 24 (0.86%) Dell
12 24 (0.86%) Google
12 24 (0.86%) LogRhythm
13 23 (0.82%) Splunk
14 21 (0.75%) Zend
15 20 (0.72%) Forcepoint
16 19 (0.68%) CheckPoint
17 18 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.64%) Veritas