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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 8 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 233 243 331
Rank change year-on-year +10 +88 -10
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,889 1,644 600
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.44% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.53% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,763 1,138 471
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,375 £40,931 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £51,518
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +11.61% -2.80%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,839 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.42% - -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 163,611 107,228 60,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.79% 94.06% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 84,033 72,697 49,132
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +11 2,499 £55,070 -4.23% 223
UK excluding London +46 1,620 £52,839 +17.42% 170
Work from Home +52 1,367 £55,000 - 79
London -13 1,071 £65,000 -7.14% 72
North of England +23 571 £52,500 +16.67% 40
South East +76 360 £53,850 -2.09% 38
North West +49 338 £50,000 +33.33% 23
Midlands -12 203 £52,500 +19.32% 39
South West +45 194 £60,000 +33.33% 14
Yorkshire -2 190 £55,000 +7.84% 16
West Midlands -7 157 £52,500 +5.00% 23
East of England -25 124 £55,000 -8.33% 20
Scotland -14 95 £52,500 +29.41% 9
Wales +41 70 £52,500 +32.08% 11
East Midlands -21 46 £50,000 +25.00% 16
North East +3 44 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Northern Ireland - 24 £55,000 -
Isle of Man - 4 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 1,075 (37.21%) Agile
2 918 (31.78%) Social Skills
3 905 (31.33%) Data Protection Act
4 711 (24.61%) Finance
5 692 (23.95%) Information Security
6 659 (22.81%) Microsoft
7 633 (21.91%) AWS
8 632 (21.88%) GDPR
9 584 (20.21%) SQL
10 559 (19.35%) Azure
11 540 (18.69%) Problem-Solving
12 486 (16.82%) Cybersecurity
13 483 (16.72%) Degree
14 442 (15.30%) Legal
15 434 (15.02%) DevOps
16 429 (14.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 386 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
18 380 (13.15%) Python
19 356 (12.32%) Risk Management
20 336 (11.63%) Java
20 336 (11.63%) CI/CD
21 326 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
22 325 (11.25%) Management Information System
23 323 (11.18%) JavaScript
24 319 (11.04%) Mentoring
25 313 (10.83%) Software Engineering
26 308 (10.66%) Windows
27 279 (9.66%) Service Delivery
28 277 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
29 274 (9.48%) C#

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 77 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.38%) Confluence
3 35 (1.21%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.07%) Apache
5 27 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 24 (0.83%) nginx
7 23 (0.80%) Jupyter
8 22 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
9 14 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.38%) CMS
11 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.17%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.17%) IIS
13 4 (0.14%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.10%) JBoss
14 3 (0.10%) MTS
14 3 (0.10%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.069%) Umbraco
Applications
1 326 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 277 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.45%) Sketch
5 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.38%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.035%) InVision
8 1 (0.035%) SPSS
8 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 34 (1.18%) SessionCam
1 34 (1.18%) WebTrends
2 22 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 12 (0.42%) Oracle SCM
5 11 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.14%) Quorum
10 4 (0.14%) SAP GRC
10 4 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.069%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 633 (21.91%) AWS
2 559 (19.35%) Azure
3 222 (7.68%) Microsoft 365
4 157 (5.43%) SaaS
5 152 (5.26%) GCP
6 145 (5.02%) Power Platform
7 120 (4.15%) Serverless
8 112 (3.88%) Azure DevOps
9 89 (3.08%) IaaS
10 82 (2.84%) PaaS
11 79 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
12 62 (2.15%) GitHub
13 49 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
15 45 (1.56%) Google Analytics
16 40 (1.38%) Amazon S3
16 40 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
17 38 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
18 36 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
19 35 (1.21%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 177 (6.13%) Firewall
2 87 (3.01%) WAN
3 78 (2.70%) DNS
4 63 (2.18%) Network Security
5 58 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 56 (1.94%) Internet
6 56 (1.94%) VPN
7 54 (1.87%) LAN
8 52 (1.80%) DHCP
9 43 (1.49%) TCP/IP
10 27 (0.93%) SSL
11 21 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (0.62%) SAN
13 15 (0.52%) SD-WAN
14 13 (0.45%) Intranet
15 12 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.42%) HTTP
15 12 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
15 12 (0.42%) VoIP
16 11 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 195 (6.75%) MySQL
3 137 (4.74%) MongoDB
4 133 (4.60%) Power BI
5 123 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
6 116 (4.02%) Relational Database
7 114 (3.95%) NoSQL
8 109 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
9 71 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 65 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 60 (2.08%) Redis
12 55 (1.90%) Tableau
13 52 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 49 (1.70%) Metadata
15 48 (1.66%) DynamoDB
16 45 (1.56%) Big Data
17 37 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
18 34 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
19 26 (0.90%) Data Lake
19 26 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 151 (5.23%) Git (software)
2 150 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 95 (3.29%) JIRA
4 69 (2.39%) GitLab
5 67 (2.32%) Selenium
6 54 (1.87%) Maven
7 42 (1.45%) Cypress.io
8 41 (1.42%) JMeter
9 38 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 36 (1.25%) Gatling
11 20 (0.69%) Postman
12 18 (0.62%) JUnit
13 17 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (0.55%) eggPlant
15 15 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (0.52%) PHPUnit
16 14 (0.48%) RStudio
17 13 (0.45%) Xcode
18 11 (0.38%) Mocha
18 11 (0.38%) SonarQube
General
1 918 (31.78%) Social Skills
2 711 (24.61%) Finance
3 442 (15.30%) Legal
4 386 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
5 237 (8.20%) Marketing
6 215 (7.44%) Law
7 134 (4.64%) Retail
8 116 (4.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 113 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
10 110 (3.81%) Banking
11 87 (3.01%) Public Sector
12 81 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 79 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
14 71 (2.46%) Manufacturing
15 69 (2.39%) Influencing Skills
16 65 (2.25%) Games
17 63 (2.18%) Social Housing
18 62 (2.15%) Financial Institution
19 38 (1.32%) Front Office
20 36 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 488 (16.89%) Developer
2 302 (10.45%) Analyst
3 193 (6.68%) Coordinator
4 187 (6.47%) Security Manager
5 147 (5.09%) Senior Developer
5 147 (5.09%) Software Engineer
6 116 (4.02%) Architect
7 105 (3.63%) Consultant
7 105 (3.63%) Information Manager
7 105 (3.63%) Java Developer
8 88 (3.05%) Security Analyst
8 88 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
9 83 (2.87%) Information Security Manager
10 67 (2.32%) Information Analyst
11 65 (2.25%) Data Analyst
11 65 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
11 65 (2.25%) Information Security Analyst
12 59 (2.04%) Data Engineer
13 55 (1.90%) Administrator
13 55 (1.90%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (9.45%) HTML
2 234 (8.10%) REST
3 194 (6.72%) CSS
4 178 (6.16%) React
5 168 (5.82%) .NET
6 147 (5.09%) AngularJS
7 127 (4.40%) Web Services
8 119 (4.12%) HTML5
9 118 (4.08%) Node.js
10 108 (3.74%) JSON
11 95 (3.29%) Kafka
12 83 (2.87%) .NET Framework
13 82 (2.84%) jQuery
14 79 (2.73%) RESTful
14 79 (2.73%) XML
15 66 (2.28%) GraphQL
16 64 (2.22%) Spring
17 52 (1.80%) Serverless Framework
18 47 (1.63%) Django
18 47 (1.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 905 (31.33%) Data Protection Act
2 325 (11.25%) Management Information System
3 229 (7.93%) User Experience
4 139 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 132 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
6 124 (4.29%) Algorithms
7 95 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 88 (3.05%) Data Centre
9 80 (2.77%) Social Media
10 76 (2.63%) Public Cloud
11 71 (2.46%) Cloud Native
11 71 (2.46%) Data Structures
12 55 (1.90%) Freedom of Information
13 54 (1.87%) Biotechnology
13 54 (1.87%) Virtual Team
14 52 (1.80%) Hedge funds
15 48 (1.66%) Renewable Energy
16 46 (1.59%) NHS
17 42 (1.45%) Blog
18 39 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 308 (10.66%) Windows
2 219 (7.58%) Linux
3 121 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 82 (2.84%) Unix
5 52 (1.80%) Android
6 38 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 37 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
12 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
13 12 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.24%) Solaris
14 7 (0.24%) VMS
15 4 (0.14%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,075 (37.21%) Agile
2 692 (23.95%) Information Security
3 540 (18.69%) Problem-Solving
4 486 (16.82%) Cybersecurity
5 434 (15.02%) DevOps
6 356 (12.32%) Risk Management
7 336 (11.63%) CI/CD
8 319 (11.04%) Mentoring
9 313 (10.83%) Software Engineering
10 279 (9.66%) Service Delivery
11 273 (9.45%) Analytics
12 253 (8.76%) Test Automation
13 237 (8.20%) Project Management
14 211 (7.30%) Data Privacy
15 209 (7.23%) Scrum
16 207 (7.17%) Computer Science
17 206 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
18 199 (6.89%) ISMS
19 193 (6.68%) Microservices
20 188 (6.51%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 584 (20.21%) SQL
2 380 (13.15%) Python
3 336 (11.63%) Java
4 323 (11.18%) JavaScript
5 274 (9.48%) C#
6 202 (6.99%) PowerShell
7 128 (4.43%) TypeScript
8 82 (2.84%) Bash
9 78 (2.70%) PHP
10 75 (2.60%) Go
10 75 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 55 (1.90%) R
12 51 (1.77%) C++
13 41 (1.42%) C
14 37 (1.28%) Ruby
15 26 (0.90%) Perl
16 17 (0.59%) Solidity
17 16 (0.55%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.55%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 483 (16.72%) Degree
2 247 (8.55%) CISSP
3 200 (6.92%) CISM
4 138 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 97 (3.36%) Security Cleared
6 90 (3.12%) CRISC
7 85 (2.94%) Master's Degree
8 69 (2.39%) SC Cleared
9 56 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
11 44 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (1.45%) CISA
13 35 (1.21%) CISMP
13 35 (1.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 33 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
15 30 (1.04%) AWS Certification
15 30 (1.04%) MCSE
16 29 (1.00%) CCNP
17 27 (0.93%) DBS Check
18 23 (0.80%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 632 (21.88%) GDPR
2 429 (14.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 214 (7.41%) QA
4 185 (6.40%) NIST
5 167 (5.78%) GRC
6 164 (5.68%) PCI DSS
7 127 (4.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 82 (2.84%) Data Quality
9 57 (1.97%) SLA
10 45 (1.56%) NCSC
11 42 (1.45%) ISO 22301
12 35 (1.21%) COBIT
12 35 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 32 (1.11%) Accessibility
13 32 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 21 (0.73%) Good Clinical Practice
15 18 (0.62%) RMADS
16 17 (0.59%) BS25999
16 17 (0.59%) JSP 440
17 16 (0.55%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 151 (5.23%) Active Directory
1 151 (5.23%) Docker
2 84 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.80%) vSphere
4 16 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.14%) XenApp
9 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.069%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.069%) Firmware
12 1 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.035%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 103 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 87 (3.01%) Terraform
3 53 (1.83%) Ansible
4 36 (1.25%) SCCM
5 31 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (0.97%) FortiGate
7 23 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (0.76%) Prometheus
9 20 (0.69%) Grafana
10 19 (0.66%) QRadar
11 17 (0.59%) Control-M
11 17 (0.59%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.42%) CASB
13 11 (0.38%) Puppet
14 10 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.31%) Avamar
15 9 (0.31%) Pingdom
15 9 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
16 8 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
16 8 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 659 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 163 (5.64%) Oracle
3 145 (5.02%) Google
4 112 (3.88%) VMware
5 91 (3.15%) Cisco
6 40 (1.38%) IBM
7 39 (1.35%) Adobe
7 39 (1.35%) HP
8 38 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.18%) Hotjar
9 34 (1.18%) Meraki
9 34 (1.18%) Tealeaf
9 34 (1.18%) Tealium
10 32 (1.11%) Twitter
11 30 (1.04%) Citrix
12 26 (0.90%) Zend
13 25 (0.87%) ServiceNow
14 24 (0.83%) OneTrust
14 24 (0.83%) SolarWinds
15 22 (0.76%) AppDynamics