Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 342 318
Rank change year-on-year +142 -24 -21
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,320 435 1,396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 0.88% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.94% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,677 327 1,099
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,375
25th Percentile £40,293 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% -6.67% -4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,125
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% -10.00% +5.26%

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 119,650 46,099 125,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.21% 93.09% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79,137 38,471 100,635
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 16 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 27 October 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 +133 2,071 £55,000 +12.24% 301
UK excluding London +129 1,358 £47,000 +4.44% 219
London +71 815 £72,500 +20.83% 109
North of England +119 568 £45,000 +1.42% 58
Work from Home -17 382 £57,500 - 43
North West +82 274 £42,500 -5.56% 28
Yorkshire +44 229 £51,250 +28.13% 21
Midlands +3 225 £47,000 +4.44% 44
South East -28 214 £54,000 +13.68% 46
West Midlands +3 149 £49,500 +10.00% 29
East of England +22 143 £55,000 +34.15% 26
Scotland -2 117 £42,500 -10.53% 21
South West -22 92 £45,000 -2.70% 18
East Midlands -11 76 £44,750 +0.85% 14
North East +9 65 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Wales -46 11 £37,500 -40.00% 5

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 989 (42.63%) Data Protection Act
2 703 (30.30%) GDPR
3 697 (30.04%) Social Skills
4 529 (22.80%) Finance
5 519 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
6 460 (19.83%) Microsoft
7 424 (18.28%) Azure
8 385 (16.59%) Information Security
9 354 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
10 352 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 349 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
12 343 (14.78%) AWS
13 342 (14.74%) Degree
14 331 (14.27%) DevOps
15 291 (12.54%) SQL
15 291 (12.54%) Python
16 288 (12.41%) Management Information System
17 275 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
18 272 (11.72%) Legal
19 248 (10.69%) Windows
20 241 (10.39%) Risk Management
21 234 (10.09%) JavaScript
22 226 (9.74%) Analytics
23 221 (9.53%) Java
24 212 (9.14%) Data Privacy
25 207 (8.92%) Kubernetes
26 197 (8.49%) Software Engineering
27 183 (7.89%) Docker
28 180 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
29 177 (7.63%) Linux

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 60 (2.59%) Confluence
1 60 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.42%) Apache
3 19 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 17 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.52%) IIS
7 11 (0.47%) nginx
8 8 (0.34%) CMS
8 8 (0.34%) DataSynapse
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
9 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.26%) SAS
11 4 (0.17%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 144 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.39%) Stata
9 8 (0.34%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.22%) Sketch
11 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.13%) InVision
11 3 (0.13%) Simulink
11 3 (0.13%) SPSS
12 1 (0.043%) GIMP
12 1 (0.043%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 36 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.26%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.17%) Magento
7 4 (0.17%) Maximo
7 4 (0.17%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.13%) Cloudability
8 3 (0.13%) Raiser's Edge
9 2 (0.086%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.086%) IBM Planning Analytics
9 2 (0.086%) iTrent
9 2 (0.086%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.086%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.043%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.043%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 424 (18.28%) Azure
2 343 (14.78%) AWS
3 173 (7.46%) Microsoft 365
4 144 (6.21%) SaaS
5 123 (5.30%) GCP
6 117 (5.04%) Power Platform
7 98 (4.22%) Serverless
8 54 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
9 52 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 44 (1.90%) IaaS
11 41 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (1.64%) Slack
13 33 (1.42%) PaaS
14 30 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (1.16%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (0.91%) Google Analytics
17 20 (0.86%) CloudFront
17 20 (0.86%) GitHub
18 18 (0.78%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.57%) Firewall
2 49 (2.11%) WAN
3 47 (2.03%) DNS
4 46 (1.98%) Network Security
5 43 (1.85%) LAN
6 39 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.68%) VPN
7 38 (1.64%) DHCP
8 33 (1.42%) Internet
8 33 (1.42%) SAN
9 24 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (0.69%) Wireless
12 15 (0.65%) HTTP
12 15 (0.65%) VoIP
13 10 (0.43%) Intranet
14 9 (0.39%) IPsec
14 9 (0.39%) VSAN
15 8 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
16 7 (0.30%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 127 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
3 108 (4.66%) Power BI
4 95 (4.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 95 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (3.84%) NoSQL
6 84 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 76 (3.28%) MongoDB
8 73 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 69 (2.97%) MySQL
10 61 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 29 (1.25%) Big Data
13 29 (1.25%) OLAP
13 29 (1.25%) Tableau
14 28 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (1.08%) Oracle OLAP
16 25 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 129 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 123 (5.30%) JIRA
3 93 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.20%) SonarQube
5 43 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 36 (1.55%) GitLab
7 35 (1.51%) Visual Studio
8 31 (1.34%) PyCharm
9 27 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 25 (1.08%) Selenium
11 24 (1.03%) webpack
12 16 (0.69%) CircleCI
13 15 (0.65%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.65%) Subversion
14 13 (0.56%) Cypress.io
14 13 (0.56%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.43%) JUnit
16 10 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.43%) Postman
General
1 697 (30.04%) Social Skills
2 529 (22.80%) Finance
3 275 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
4 272 (11.72%) Legal
5 165 (7.11%) Retail
6 155 (6.68%) Marketing
7 111 (4.78%) Presentation Skills
8 109 (4.70%) Law
9 105 (4.53%) Public Sector
10 97 (4.18%) Influencing Skills
11 83 (3.58%) Police
12 74 (3.19%) Banking
13 73 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 62 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
15 43 (1.85%) Manufacturing
16 40 (1.72%) Financial Institution
16 40 (1.72%) Games
17 30 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
18 29 (1.25%) Telecoms
19 28 (1.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 357 (15.39%) Developer
2 300 (12.93%) Analyst
3 211 (9.09%) Consultant
4 140 (6.03%) Architect
5 120 (5.17%) Senior Developer
6 119 (5.13%) Security Consultant
7 93 (4.01%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 76 (3.28%) Business Analyst
9 64 (2.76%) Data Manager
10 63 (2.72%) Data Analyst
11 55 (2.37%) Technical Leader
12 52 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 51 (2.20%) Junior
14 50 (2.16%) IT Manager
15 46 (1.98%) Java Developer
16 44 (1.90%) Security Analyst
16 44 (1.90%) Security Manager
17 43 (1.85%) Software Developer
18 42 (1.81%) Information Manager
18 42 (1.81%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (6.12%) Node.js
2 133 (5.73%) React
3 116 (5.00%) HTML
4 101 (4.35%) CSS
5 80 (3.45%) .NET
6 76 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 74 (3.19%) REST
8 72 (3.10%) Web Services
9 60 (2.59%) Redux
10 56 (2.41%) Vue.js
11 54 (2.33%) Jest
12 51 (2.20%) OpenID
12 51 (2.20%) React Native
13 50 (2.16%) OAuth
14 47 (2.03%) OAuth2
15 44 (1.90%) HTML5
16 41 (1.77%) XML
17 39 (1.68%) JSON
18 36 (1.55%) Spring
19 35 (1.51%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 989 (42.63%) Data Protection Act
2 288 (12.41%) Management Information System
3 112 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (4.14%) User Experience
5 80 (3.45%) Smart Meter
6 60 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 58 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 58 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 56 (2.41%) Hedge funds
9 54 (2.33%) Virtual Team
10 45 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
11 44 (1.90%) Driving Licence
12 38 (1.64%) Biotechnology
13 33 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (1.42%) NHS
14 32 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 28 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (1.16%) Social Media
17 25 (1.08%) Life Science
18 24 (1.03%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 248 (10.69%) Windows
2 177 (7.63%) Linux
3 104 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 63 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 36 (1.55%) Android
6 34 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 24 (1.03%) Unix
8 24 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.69%) Solaris
12 16 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.22%) AIX
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (16.59%) Information Security
3 354 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
4 349 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
5 331 (14.27%) DevOps
6 241 (10.39%) Risk Management
7 226 (9.74%) Analytics
8 212 (9.14%) Data Privacy
9 197 (8.49%) Software Engineering
10 180 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
11 170 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 165 (7.11%) Security Management
13 155 (6.68%) ITIL
14 138 (5.95%) Change Management
15 136 (5.86%) Microservices
16 133 (5.73%) Project Management
17 132 (5.69%) Identity Management
18 130 (5.60%) Service Delivery
19 127 (5.47%) Decision-Making
20 124 (5.34%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (12.54%) Python
1 291 (12.54%) SQL
2 234 (10.09%) JavaScript
3 221 (9.53%) Java
4 141 (6.08%) C#
5 86 (3.71%) C++
6 79 (3.41%) TypeScript
7 78 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 58 (2.50%) PHP
9 48 (2.07%) Go
9 48 (2.07%) R
10 30 (1.29%) C
11 29 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 27 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.56%) Java 8
14 13 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.52%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.47%) Java 11
17 10 (0.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 342 (14.74%) Degree
2 169 (7.28%) CISSP
3 147 (6.34%) Security Cleared
4 135 (5.82%) CISM
5 57 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (2.07%) CISA
7 47 (2.03%) SC Cleared
8 46 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 46 (1.98%) Master's Degree
9 38 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.29%) MCSE
11 23 (0.99%) CCNA
11 23 (0.99%) MCSA
12 22 (0.95%) DBS Check
13 19 (0.82%) GIAC
14 18 (0.78%) AWS Certification
15 16 (0.69%) CRISC
16 15 (0.65%) CCNP
16 15 (0.65%) CISMP
17 13 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 703 (30.30%) GDPR
2 352 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 158 (6.81%) NIST
4 149 (6.42%) QA
5 141 (6.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 109 (4.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 102 (4.40%) PCI DSS
8 97 (4.18%) Data Quality
9 71 (3.06%) SLA
10 51 (2.20%) GRC
11 39 (1.68%) PMO
12 27 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 23 (0.99%) COBIT
14 20 (0.86%) ISO 22301
14 20 (0.86%) ISO 9001
15 19 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 14 (0.60%) Accessibility
17 13 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
18 12 (0.52%) GMP
18 12 (0.52%) SOC 2
System Software
1 183 (7.89%) Docker
2 141 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 85 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.12%) vSphere
6 15 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.34%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.30%) XenApp
10 6 (0.26%) NFS
11 4 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.086%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.086%) Firmware
13 2 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.086%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 207 (8.92%) Kubernetes
2 50 (2.16%) Terraform
3 38 (1.64%) Ansible
3 38 (1.64%) Istio
4 36 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (1.42%) SCCM
6 31 (1.34%) Prometheus
7 28 (1.21%) Puppet
8 15 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.65%) Nessus
9 14 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 9 (0.39%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.34%) SCOM
13 7 (0.30%) WSUS
14 6 (0.26%) vRealize
15 5 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 4 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 460 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 140 (6.03%) Oracle
3 118 (5.09%) VMware
4 89 (3.84%) Cisco
5 86 (3.71%) Google
6 53 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (1.25%) Citrix
8 27 (1.16%) SAP
9 26 (1.12%) Dell
9 26 (1.12%) Veeam
10 23 (0.99%) HP
11 22 (0.95%) Adobe
11 22 (0.95%) CommVault
12 20 (0.86%) EMC
13 18 (0.78%) Informatica
13 18 (0.78%) Okta
14 17 (0.73%) Veritas
15 16 (0.69%) Red Hat
15 16 (0.69%) Zend
16 15 (0.65%) IBM