Period
to 23 November 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 193 287
Rank change year-on-year -40 +94 +216
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2686 3304 2461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.74% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.95% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2292 2915 2124
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,655 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.22% -5.21% -
10th Percentile £29,381 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
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 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 -35 2572 £50,000 +15.84% 137
UK excluding London -68 1345 £42,500 +6.25% 84
London +12 1269 £57,500 +6.48% 60
North of England +23 460 £41,750 +4.38% 31
South East -96 403 £45,000 +8.43% 17
North West +41 254 £40,000 -4.76% 11
Yorkshire +13 192 £43,750 +9.38% 12
Midlands -48 171 £45,000 +12.50% 15
South West -47 138 £40,000 +14.29% 3
West Midlands -46 130 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East of England -78 121 £50,000 +33.33% 11
East Midlands 0 45 £40,000 +11.89% 6
Scotland -56 30 £40,675 +1.69% 6
Wales -10 25 £35,000 -15.66% 1
North East -19 14 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Northern Ireland -31 1 £42,500 -15.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1005 (37.42%) Information Security
2 676 (25.17%) GDPR
3 645 (24.01%) Finance
4 604 (22.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 548 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
6 520 (19.36%) CISSP
7 483 (17.98%) SQL
8 463 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
9 462 (17.20%) Data Protection Act
10 454 (16.90%) Microsoft
11 437 (16.27%) CISM
12 373 (13.89%) Windows
13 365 (13.59%) PCI DSS
14 359 (13.37%) SQL Server
15 356 (13.25%) JavaScript
16 328 (12.21%) Linux
17 315 (11.73%) Degree
18 300 (11.17%) Legal
19 295 (10.98%) ITIL
20 292 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
21 281 (10.46%) HTML
22 270 (10.05%) Firewall
23 254 (9.46%) Management Information System
24 250 (9.31%) C#
25 246 (9.16%) Risk Management
26 239 (8.90%) CSS
27 235 (8.75%) Windows Server
28 223 (8.30%) Project Management
29 218 (8.12%) SIEM
30 208 (7.74%) .NET

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
1 113 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 55 (2.05%) Apache Spark
4 50 (1.86%) IIS
5 32 (1.19%) CMS
6 31 (1.15%) WordPress
7 25 (0.93%) SAS
8 24 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.67%) Confluence
9 18 (0.67%) Documentum
9 18 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (0.60%) Apache
11 15 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.41%) Drupal
14 9 (0.34%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.30%) FileNet
15 8 (0.30%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 126 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 30 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.48%) SPSS
8 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.074%) EngageOne
10 2 (0.074%) InDesign
11 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.037%) Lectora
11 1 (0.037%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 60 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.26%) assyst
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.19%) Raiser's Edge
7 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.11%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.074%) Demantra
9 2 (0.074%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.074%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 178 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (3.13%) Office 365
4 75 (2.79%) SaaS
5 53 (1.97%) IaaS
6 25 (0.93%) OneDrive
7 17 (0.63%) PaaS
8 14 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.34%) npm
13 7 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.26%) GitHub
14 6 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.22%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.15%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 270 (10.05%) Firewall
2 122 (4.54%) TCP/IP
3 76 (2.83%) Internet
4 68 (2.53%) LAN
5 65 (2.42%) Network Security
6 58 (2.16%) DNS
7 55 (2.05%) WAN
8 54 (2.01%) SAN
9 41 (1.53%) VPN
10 39 (1.45%) DHCP
11 30 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 28 (1.04%) VoIP
13 25 (0.93%) VLAN
14 23 (0.86%) HTTP
15 20 (0.74%) NAS
16 15 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (0.56%) iSCSI
16 15 (0.56%) Wireless
17 14 (0.52%) SMTP
18 13 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 91 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (3.20%) MySQL
4 86 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 70 (2.61%) NoSQL
6 67 (2.49%) Big Data
7 66 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
9 58 (2.16%) MongoDB
10 56 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 45 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 37 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
13 35 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 32 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 96 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 59 (2.20%) JIRA
3 55 (2.05%) Selenium
4 50 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 43 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 42 (1.56%) Cucumber
7 38 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (0.82%) Grunt
8 22 (0.82%) gulp
9 20 (0.74%) Subversion
10 17 (0.63%) WebDriver
11 14 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (0.48%) Bower
12 13 (0.48%) RSpec
12 13 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.45%) HP UFT
13 12 (0.45%) Hudson
13 12 (0.45%) JUnit
13 12 (0.45%) Maven
13 12 (0.45%) webpack
General
1 645 (24.01%) Finance
2 300 (11.17%) Legal
3 164 (6.11%) Banking
4 149 (5.55%) Marketing
5 131 (4.88%) Retail
6 114 (4.24%) Law
7 68 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 57 (2.12%) Investment Banking
9 50 (1.86%) Retail Banking
10 31 (1.15%) Games
11 29 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 28 (1.04%) Private Banking
13 20 (0.74%) Advertising
14 19 (0.71%) Electronics
15 18 (0.67%) Automotive
16 14 (0.52%) Back Office
17 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.48%) Publishing
18 10 (0.37%) Billing
19 9 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 437 (16.27%) Analyst
2 423 (15.75%) Developer
3 250 (9.31%) Consultant
4 203 (7.56%) Security Manager
5 202 (7.52%) Security Analyst
6 142 (5.29%) Security Consultant
7 120 (4.47%) Architect
8 116 (4.32%) Information Manager
9 111 (4.13%) Security Officer
10 106 (3.95%) Information Security Manager
11 101 (3.76%) Business Analyst
12 95 (3.54%) Security Engineer
13 92 (3.43%) .NET Developer
14 88 (3.28%) IT Analyst
15 87 (3.24%) Information Security Officer
15 87 (3.24%) Project Manager
16 85 (3.16%) IT Manager
17 80 (2.98%) DBA
17 80 (2.98%) Information Officer
18 78 (2.90%) Data Protection Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (10.46%) HTML
2 239 (8.90%) CSS
3 208 (7.74%) .NET
4 119 (4.43%) jQuery
5 101 (3.76%) ASP.NET
6 100 (3.72%) HTML5
7 95 (3.54%) Web Services
8 88 (3.28%) AngularJS
9 85 (3.16%) Node.js
10 83 (3.09%) CSS3
11 80 (2.98%) Natural Language Processing
12 52 (1.94%) .NET Framework
13 47 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (1.64%) XML
15 42 (1.56%) JSON
16 38 (1.41%) REST
17 37 (1.38%) RESTful
18 36 (1.34%) Ajax
19 35 (1.30%) WCF
20 33 (1.23%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 462 (17.20%) Data Protection Act
2 292 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (9.46%) Management Information System
4 147 (5.47%) Computer Science
5 123 (4.58%) User Experience
6 90 (3.35%) Cyberthreat
7 73 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 65 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 51 (1.90%) Freedom of Information
10 45 (1.68%) Clustering
11 44 (1.64%) Replication
12 38 (1.41%) PKI
13 31 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (1.12%) Blog
15 28 (1.04%) Fintech
15 28 (1.04%) Social Media
16 26 (0.97%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
18 23 (0.86%) Public Cloud
18 23 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 373 (13.89%) Windows
2 328 (12.21%) Linux
3 235 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 89 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 77 (2.87%) Unix
6 53 (1.97%) Android
6 53 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 40 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.89%) Windows 10
10 22 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.71%) Solaris
12 12 (0.45%) CentOS
13 11 (0.41%) Debian
14 10 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.30%) Kali Linux
16 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.22%) AIX
17 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1005 (37.42%) Information Security
2 548 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
3 463 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
4 295 (10.98%) ITIL
5 246 (9.16%) Risk Management
6 223 (8.30%) Project Management
7 218 (8.12%) SIEM
8 208 (7.74%) Penetration Testing
9 193 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 176 (6.55%) Data Security
11 167 (6.22%) Security Operations
12 156 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 146 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
14 143 (5.32%) Vulnerability Management
15 142 (5.29%) Mentoring
15 142 (5.29%) Security Architecture
16 138 (5.14%) Security Management
17 132 (4.91%) SDLC
18 129 (4.80%) Data Loss Prevention
19 127 (4.73%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 483 (17.98%) SQL
2 356 (13.25%) JavaScript
3 250 (9.31%) C#
4 179 (6.66%) Python
5 135 (5.03%) Java
6 106 (3.95%) PHP
7 92 (3.43%) Ruby
8 75 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 62 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 59 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 52 (1.94%) C
12 45 (1.68%) Perl
13 31 (1.15%) R
14 28 (1.04%) C++
14 28 (1.04%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.71%) Go
17 18 (0.67%) VBScript
18 17 (0.63%) VB
19 15 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 520 (19.36%) CISSP
2 437 (16.27%) CISM
3 315 (11.73%) Degree
4 183 (6.81%) CISA
5 90 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 83 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 74 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 63 (2.35%) ISEB
10 53 (1.97%) CRISC
10 53 (1.97%) SSCP
11 50 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (1.68%) CBAP
13 43 (1.60%) CCNA
14 39 (1.45%) SANS
15 36 (1.34%) MCSE
16 28 (1.04%) CISMP
17 27 (1.01%) MCITP
18 24 (0.89%) ISTQB
19 20 (0.74%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 676 (25.17%) GDPR
2 604 (22.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 365 (13.59%) PCI DSS
4 145 (5.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 92 (3.43%) QA
6 81 (3.02%) COBIT
7 69 (2.57%) Data Quality
8 60 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 48 (1.79%) SLA
10 31 (1.15%) ISO 22301
11 30 (1.12%) ISO 9001
12 28 (1.04%) PMO
13 21 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 17 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.56%) SAS 70
16 9 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.26%) WCAG
18 6 (0.22%) RMADS
19 5 (0.19%) ISO 14001
19 5 (0.19%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 203 (7.56%) Active Directory
2 99 (3.69%) Docker
3 61 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.48%) XenApp
9 12 (0.45%) Firmware
10 11 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.26%) KVM
11 7 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.22%) NFS
12 6 (0.22%) vSphere
13 5 (0.19%) XenServer
14 4 (0.15%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.074%) Postfix
16 2 (0.074%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 53 (1.97%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.34%) Ansible
3 31 (1.15%) Puppet
4 23 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 19 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.67%) Terraform
7 17 (0.63%) SCDPM
8 16 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (0.60%) SCCM
9 15 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (0.48%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.41%) FTK
12 10 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 9 (0.34%) Nessus
13 9 (0.34%) SCOM
14 8 (0.30%) Core Impact
14 8 (0.30%) Nagios
15 7 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.26%) Marathon
Vendors
1 454 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 155 (5.77%) Oracle
3 101 (3.76%) VMware
4 84 (3.13%) Cisco
5 60 (2.23%) IBM
6 57 (2.12%) Citrix
7 56 (2.08%) SAP
8 51 (1.90%) Apple
9 38 (1.41%) HP
10 37 (1.38%) Sybase
11 34 (1.27%) Adobe
12 26 (0.97%) Google
13 24 (0.89%) Dell
14 22 (0.82%) SolarWinds
15 20 (0.74%) Atlassian
15 20 (0.74%) Symantec
15 20 (0.74%) Zend
16 18 (0.67%) OpenText
16 18 (0.67%) Tableau
17 17 (0.63%) Forcepoint