Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 314 305 242
Rank change year-on-year -9 -63 -38
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,446 1,874 2,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.12% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.22% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,102 1,379 2,343
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,242 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.96% +13.90% +10.23%
10th Percentile £30,447 £33,200 £29,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% +17.06% +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 130,156 153,660 163,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.09% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 102,129 122,324 129,386
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 2019.

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 19 September 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 -8 1,352 £54,500 -4.39% 248
UK excluding London +13 938 £50,000 +0.50% 198
London -38 476 £60,000 -7.69% 71
South East +77 300 £50,500 +1.00% 52
South West +23 188 £60,000 +9.09% 30
North of England -43 185 £36,404 -19.10% 43
North West +23 144 £32,500 -29.73% 15
East of England +113 106 £52,500 -25.00% 14
Midlands -95 93 £40,000 -11.11% 38
West Midlands -105 68 £40,000 -20.00% 29
Scotland +19 43 £45,000 +15.38% 14
Yorkshire -55 35 £47,000 +4.44% 26
East Midlands +12 25 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Wales +2 18 £30,000 -32.58% 5
North East +26 6 £36,202 -14.82% 2
Isle of Man +1 5 £51,000 -7.27%
Northern Ireland -7 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 443 (30.64%) GDPR
2 389 (26.90%) Information Security
3 382 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 355 (24.55%) Finance
5 331 (22.89%) Data Protection Act
6 313 (21.65%) Windows
7 307 (21.23%) Cybersecurity
8 292 (20.19%) Degree
9 260 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
10 257 (17.77%) Management Information System
10 257 (17.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 246 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
12 233 (16.11%) CISSP
13 232 (16.04%) Linux
14 231 (15.98%) Azure
15 223 (15.42%) Active Directory
16 221 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
17 198 (13.69%) SQL
18 188 (13.00%) AWS
19 177 (12.24%) Cisco
20 171 (11.83%) VMware
21 164 (11.34%) CISM
22 161 (11.13%) Firewall
23 160 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
24 158 (10.93%) Windows Server
25 155 (10.72%) Public Sector
25 155 (10.72%) ITIL
26 152 (10.51%) Data Security
27 145 (10.03%) Legal
28 141 (9.75%) Risk 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 93 (6.43%) MS Exchange
2 65 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.49%) IIS
4 29 (2.01%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.55%) Confluence
9 5 (0.35%) CMS
9 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.28%) nginx
11 3 (0.21%) Apache
11 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.14%) Jetty
12 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 69 (4.77%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) Stata
8 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.069%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.35%) FastStats
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) Exstream
5 2 (0.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.069%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.069%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 231 (15.98%) Azure
2 188 (13.00%) AWS
3 134 (9.27%) Office 365
4 81 (5.60%) SaaS
5 51 (3.53%) GCP
6 48 (3.32%) IaaS
7 47 (3.25%) PaaS
8 29 (2.01%) Serverless
9 22 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (1.52%) Power Platform
10 16 (1.11%) GitHub
11 14 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
13 9 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.55%) Azure Functions
15 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.48%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.48%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (11.13%) Firewall
2 96 (6.64%) DNS
3 84 (5.81%) WAN
4 80 (5.53%) Network Security
5 65 (4.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 51 (3.53%) Unified Communications
7 50 (3.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 46 (3.18%) LAN
9 42 (2.90%) SAN
10 36 (2.49%) DHCP
11 35 (2.42%) VPN
12 30 (2.07%) TCP/IP
13 29 (2.01%) Skype
14 27 (1.87%) Software-Defined Networking
15 26 (1.80%) Internet
16 25 (1.73%) Wireless
17 23 (1.59%) HTTP
18 18 (1.24%) SSL
19 17 (1.18%) VLAN
20 13 (0.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.05%) Big Data
3 51 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (3.04%) Relational Database
5 44 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (2.63%) GIS
8 36 (2.49%) NoSQL
9 27 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
10 23 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
10 23 (1.59%) MySQL
10 23 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (1.52%) Power BI
12 20 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (1.31%) OLAP
13 19 (1.31%) Redis
14 18 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 41 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 41 (2.84%) JIRA
3 17 (1.18%) TeamCity
4 15 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.97%) webpack
6 12 (0.83%) Selenium
7 11 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.76%) Grunt
8 9 (0.62%) SpecFlow
8 9 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.41%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.35%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.35%) git-flow
10 5 (0.35%) NUnit
10 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.28%) Gradle
11 4 (0.28%) JMeter
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 355 (24.55%) Finance
2 155 (10.72%) Public Sector
3 145 (10.03%) Legal
4 120 (8.30%) Retail
5 77 (5.33%) Marketing
6 52 (3.60%) Banking
7 43 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 40 (2.77%) Law
9 25 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.45%) Automotive
11 20 (1.38%) Local Government
12 13 (0.90%) Police
13 12 (0.83%) Advertising
14 10 (0.69%) Fire and Rescue
14 10 (0.69%) Housing Association
15 9 (0.62%) Military
16 7 (0.48%) Electronics
17 6 (0.41%) Back Office
18 4 (0.28%) Games
18 4 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (11.89%) Consultant
2 169 (11.69%) Architect
3 165 (11.41%) Analyst
4 115 (7.95%) Security Consultant
5 102 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
6 96 (6.64%) Developer
7 84 (5.81%) Administrator
7 84 (5.81%) Data Manager
7 84 (5.81%) Security Manager
8 75 (5.19%) Security Analyst
9 60 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 53 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
11 46 (3.18%) IT Manager
12 45 (3.11%) Information Analyst
13 42 (2.90%) Information Security Analyst
14 41 (2.84%) Information Officer
14 41 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 41 (2.84%) Security Architect
15 39 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
16 38 (2.63%) Records Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (5.39%) HTML
2 77 (5.33%) Web Services
3 57 (3.94%) AngularJS
4 55 (3.80%) .NET
5 53 (3.67%) CSS
6 38 (2.63%) Node.js
7 34 (2.35%) React
8 28 (1.94%) HTML5
9 26 (1.80%) OAuth
10 20 (1.38%) OAuth2
11 19 (1.31%) SailPoint
12 18 (1.24%) ASP.NET
12 18 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (1.24%) XML
13 17 (1.18%) LDAP
13 17 (1.18%) OpenID
14 15 (1.04%) CSS3
15 14 (0.97%) REST
15 14 (0.97%) Sass
15 14 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 331 (22.89%) Data Protection Act
2 257 (17.77%) Management Information System
3 221 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 51 (3.53%) Replication
5 51 (3.53%) User Experience
6 50 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.90%) PKI
8 38 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 38 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 33 (2.28%) Freedom of Information
10 22 (1.52%) Clustering
11 21 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 17 (1.18%) NHS
12 17 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
13 16 (1.11%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.04%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
15 14 (0.97%) Social Media
16 12 (0.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 313 (21.65%) Windows
2 232 (16.04%) Linux
3 158 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 100 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (6.09%) Windows 10
6 32 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 27 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.66%) Unix
9 16 (1.11%) CentOS
10 15 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.76%) Android
12 11 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.62%) Solaris
15 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.14%) VMS
17 1 (0.069%) Debian
17 1 (0.069%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (26.90%) Information Security
2 307 (21.23%) Cybersecurity
3 260 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
5 160 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 155 (10.72%) ITIL
7 152 (10.51%) Data Security
8 141 (9.75%) Risk Management
9 134 (9.27%) Project Management
10 128 (8.85%) Business Continuity
11 116 (8.02%) Identity Access Management
12 114 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 111 (7.68%) Analytics
14 109 (7.54%) Security Architecture
15 107 (7.40%) SDLC
16 104 (7.19%) Security Management
17 102 (7.05%) IT Strategy
18 101 (6.98%) SIEM
19 98 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 97 (6.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 198 (13.69%) SQL
2 113 (7.81%) Python
3 84 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 77 (5.33%) PowerShell
5 63 (4.36%) Java
6 62 (4.29%) C#
7 52 (3.60%) C
8 39 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.80%) R
10 25 (1.73%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.52%) Ruby
12 15 (1.04%) Go
12 15 (1.04%) PHP
13 12 (0.83%) VBA
14 11 (0.76%) C++
14 11 (0.76%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.69%) Java 8
15 10 (0.69%) Scala
16 9 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 292 (20.19%) Degree
2 233 (16.11%) CISSP
3 164 (11.34%) CISM
4 126 (8.71%) Security Cleared
5 85 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 80 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
7 79 (5.46%) CISA
8 45 (3.11%) MCSE
9 44 (3.04%) CCNA
10 42 (2.90%) SC Cleared
11 38 (2.63%) Postgraduate
11 38 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
12 35 (2.42%) DV Cleared
13 33 (2.28%) MCSA
14 32 (2.21%) CEH
15 31 (2.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 31 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
16 30 (2.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 23 (1.59%) CCSP
17 23 (1.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (30.64%) GDPR
2 257 (17.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 114 (7.88%) PCI DSS
4 95 (6.57%) NIST
5 63 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 49 (3.39%) SLA
7 46 (3.18%) QA
8 41 (2.84%) Data Quality
9 39 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 34 (2.35%) COBIT
11 33 (2.28%) ISO 22301
12 16 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 11 (0.76%) NIST 800
14 10 (0.69%) PMO
14 10 (0.69%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.62%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.62%) MiFID
15 9 (0.62%) RMADS
16 6 (0.41%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 223 (15.42%) Active Directory
2 114 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.18%) Docker
4 40 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
8 25 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (1.66%) XenApp
10 22 (1.52%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.11%) vSphere
12 12 (0.83%) pfSense
13 10 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 10 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.41%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.28%) Snort
16 2 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (8.71%) SCCM
2 111 (7.68%) SCOM
3 45 (3.11%) Kubernetes
4 36 (2.49%) vRealize
5 31 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (1.66%) Terraform
7 23 (1.59%) Ansible
8 22 (1.52%) IBM Guardium
9 16 (1.11%) Puppet
10 15 (1.04%) Avamar
10 15 (1.04%) Foglight
10 15 (1.04%) LiteSpeed
10 15 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (0.90%) Nessus
12 11 (0.76%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.76%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.62%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 382 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 177 (12.24%) Cisco
3 171 (11.83%) VMware
4 65 (4.50%) Oracle
5 49 (3.39%) Google
6 45 (3.11%) Citrix
7 36 (2.49%) CommVault
7 36 (2.49%) Dell
8 29 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (2.01%) Splunk
8 29 (2.01%) Tableau
9 27 (1.87%) SAP
10 25 (1.73%) EMC
10 25 (1.73%) HP
11 24 (1.66%) McAfee
12 23 (1.59%) Veeam
13 22 (1.52%) Atlassian
13 22 (1.52%) Imperva
14 21 (1.45%) Forcepoint
15 20 (1.38%) Varonis