Period
to 13 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 320 272
Rank change year-on-year +33 -48 +74
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 874 1,073 1,817
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.94% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.02% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 491 825 1,027
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £33,900
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £53,869 £53,260
Median % change year-on-year -2.54% +1.14% -7.37%
75th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £72,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Protection.

Salary trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +32 786 £52,500 -2.54% 168
UK excluding London +48 561 £45,000 -10.00% 134
London -15 256 £60,000 -4.00% 52
South East +88 188 £45,500 -11.68% 17
Work from Home 0 152 £52,500 -19.23% 29
North of England +24 134 £41,925 -6.83% 31
Midlands +32 96 £44,000 -16.19% 38
South West +13 79 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire +3 79 £37,310 -28.93% 8
West Midlands +13 58 £49,930 -0.14% 28
East Midlands +24 38 £37,750 -28.10% 10
North West +15 31 £52,507 +41.91% 20
Scotland -11 27 £55,000 +7.06% 11
East of England +49 25 £47,500 +18.75% 12
North East +18 24 £29,000 -27.50% 3
Wales +28 14 £51,788 -1.36% 6
Northern Ireland +2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 360 (41.19%) GDPR
2 322 (36.84%) Information Security
3 286 (32.72%) Legal
4 237 (27.12%) Management Information System
5 213 (24.37%) Law
6 162 (18.54%) Project Management
7 145 (16.59%) Finance
8 141 (16.13%) Manufacturing
9 137 (15.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 127 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
10 127 (14.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 122 (13.96%) Microsoft
12 121 (13.84%) Matrix Organization
13 118 (13.50%) Degree
14 115 (13.16%) Azure
15 102 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
16 95 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
17 90 (10.30%) Data Protection Act
17 90 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
18 85 (9.73%) DBS Check
19 84 (9.61%) Driving Licence
19 84 (9.61%) AWS
20 83 (9.50%) Software Testing
21 76 (8.70%) Python
22 75 (8.58%) SQL
22 75 (8.58%) Risk Management
23 74 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
23 74 (8.47%) Lumesse
24 69 (7.89%) Data Privacy
25 67 (7.67%) CISSP

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 27 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.95%) Apache
3 12 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.26%) Confluence
5 10 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.80%) CMS
6 7 (0.80%) IIS
7 6 (0.69%) nginx
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) Moodle
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
2 2 (0.23%) Maximo
2 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.11%) Quorum
3 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.11%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 115 (13.16%) Azure
2 84 (9.61%) AWS
3 61 (6.98%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (3.89%) Power Platform
4 34 (3.89%) SaaS
5 27 (3.09%) PaaS
6 26 (2.97%) GCP
7 18 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.06%) IaaS
8 14 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (1.26%) GitHub
9 11 (1.26%) PowerApps
10 10 (1.14%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
12 8 (0.92%) Power Automate
13 7 (0.80%) Amazon Cognito
14 6 (0.69%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.55%) Firewall
2 34 (3.89%) DNS
3 26 (2.97%) Network Security
4 25 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.17%) DHCP
5 19 (2.17%) Internet
5 19 (2.17%) WAN
6 18 (2.06%) VPN
7 17 (1.95%) LAN
8 9 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.80%) SAN
10 6 (0.69%) SSL
11 5 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.57%) VoIP
12 4 (0.46%) SD-WAN
12 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.34%) BGP
13 3 (0.34%) MPLS
13 3 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.55%) MySQL
3 28 (3.20%) Power BI
4 27 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.17%) Redis
5 19 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.37%) Big Data
9 9 (1.03%) Data Lake
9 9 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.80%) BigQuery
10 7 (0.80%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.69%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.09%) JIRA
3 13 (1.49%) Bitbucket
4 10 (1.14%) gulp
4 10 (1.14%) Postman
5 8 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.80%) GitLab
6 7 (0.80%) Selenium
7 6 (0.69%) Grunt
7 6 (0.69%) Mockito
7 6 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.69%) webpack
8 5 (0.57%) CircleCI
8 5 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.46%) git-flow
9 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.46%) REST Assured
9 4 (0.46%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.46%) WebStorm
General
1 286 (32.72%) Legal
2 213 (24.37%) Law
3 145 (16.59%) Finance
4 141 (16.13%) Manufacturing
5 127 (14.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 62 (7.09%) Marketing
7 58 (6.64%) Public Sector
8 33 (3.78%) Telecoms
9 27 (3.09%) Electronics
10 26 (2.97%) Retail
11 15 (1.72%) Banking
11 15 (1.72%) Housing Association
12 14 (1.60%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.37%) Local Government
14 9 (1.03%) Billing
15 7 (0.80%) Front Office
16 6 (0.69%) Publishing
17 4 (0.46%) Games
18 3 (0.34%) Back Office
19 2 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 124 (14.19%) Administrator
2 114 (13.04%) Data Administrator
3 92 (10.53%) Developer
4 75 (8.58%) Analyst
5 43 (4.92%) Consultant
6 39 (4.46%) Architect
7 38 (4.35%) Security Engineer
8 31 (3.55%) Security Specialist
9 30 (3.43%) Security Analyst
10 29 (3.32%) Security Manager
11 26 (2.97%) IT Engineer
12 25 (2.86%) Data Manager
13 24 (2.75%) Information Manager
14 23 (2.63%) Security Administrator
14 23 (2.63%) Technical Manager
15 20 (2.29%) Data Protection Officer
15 20 (2.29%) Information Specialist
15 20 (2.29%) Security Officer
16 19 (2.17%) Information Officer
17 18 (2.06%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.61%) .NET
2 43 (4.92%) Node.js
2 43 (4.92%) React
3 42 (4.81%) HTML
4 35 (4.00%) CSS
5 28 (3.20%) RESTful
6 27 (3.09%) AngularJS
7 20 (2.29%) jQuery
8 19 (2.17%) .NET Framework
8 19 (2.17%) Vue.js
9 18 (2.06%) Redux
9 18 (2.06%) Web Services
10 17 (1.95%) SOAP
11 15 (1.72%) HTML5
11 15 (1.72%) REST
11 15 (1.72%) XML
12 13 (1.49%) ASP.NET
12 13 (1.49%) Spring
12 13 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.37%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 237 (27.12%) Management Information System
2 95 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (10.30%) Data Protection Act
4 84 (9.61%) Driving Licence
5 33 (3.78%) User Experience
6 27 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 15 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 15 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.49%) NHS
10 12 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.26%) PKI
12 9 (1.03%) CMDB
12 9 (1.03%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
13 8 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.21%) Windows
2 41 (4.69%) Linux
3 26 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.17%) Android
5 14 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.49%) Unix
6 13 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.92%) CentOS
8 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.34%) VMS
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (36.84%) Information Security
2 162 (18.54%) Project Management
3 127 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (13.84%) Matrix Organization
5 102 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
6 90 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
7 83 (9.50%) Software Testing
8 75 (8.58%) Risk Management
9 74 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
10 69 (7.89%) Data Privacy
11 66 (7.55%) ITIL
12 61 (6.98%) DevOps
13 59 (6.75%) Security Management
14 55 (6.29%) Information Security Management
15 54 (6.18%) Data Security
16 53 (6.06%) Business Continuity
17 52 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
18 43 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
19 41 (4.69%) Analytics
20 40 (4.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (8.70%) Python
2 75 (8.58%) SQL
3 66 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 50 (5.72%) C#
5 48 (5.49%) Java
6 17 (1.95%) PHP
7 14 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.14%) C
9 10 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.03%) Scala
11 8 (0.92%) ES6
11 8 (0.92%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.69%) Kotlin
12 6 (0.69%) R
13 5 (0.57%) Go
13 5 (0.57%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.46%) Java 8
14 4 (0.46%) VBA
15 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 118 (13.50%) Degree
2 85 (9.73%) DBS Check
3 67 (7.67%) CISSP
4 57 (6.52%) CISM
5 42 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (3.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 30 (3.43%) Security Cleared
8 26 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (2.63%) CSSLP
9 23 (2.63%) SSCP
10 22 (2.52%) CISA
11 19 (2.17%) SC Cleared
12 16 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (1.60%) ISEB
14 10 (1.14%) CCSP
15 8 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 8 (0.92%) MCSA
16 7 (0.80%) PCI QSA
17 6 (0.69%) CRISC
17 6 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (41.19%) GDPR
2 137 (15.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (7.21%) PCI DSS
4 59 (6.75%) QA
5 51 (5.84%) NIST
6 46 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (3.32%) Data Quality
8 22 (2.52%) GRC
9 12 (1.37%) SLA
10 11 (1.26%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.80%) COBIT
12 7 (0.80%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.57%) SOC 2
14 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.46%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.66%) Docker
3 20 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.57%) vSphere
6 4 (0.46%) NDS
6 4 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 4 (0.46%) XenApp
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.23%) Firmware
8 2 (0.23%) pfSense
8 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.95%) CASB
2 17 (1.95%) Terraform
3 8 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.69%) Ansible
6 4 (0.46%) Argo
6 4 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.46%) MIIS
6 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.46%) Puppet
6 4 (0.46%) WSUS
7 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.23%) SCCM
8 2 (0.23%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 122 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.47%) Lumesse
3 32 (3.66%) VMware
4 29 (3.32%) Oracle
5 28 (3.20%) Google
6 27 (3.09%) SAP
7 19 (2.17%) Cisco
8 16 (1.83%) OneTrust
9 15 (1.72%) Citrix
10 10 (1.14%) Apple
10 10 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.14%) Veeam
11 8 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.80%) Brocade
12 7 (0.80%) CommVault
13 6 (0.69%) NetApp
13 6 (0.69%) Remedy
13 6 (0.69%) Veritas
14 5 (0.57%) Dell
14 5 (0.57%) IBM