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

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 316 267
Rank change year-on-year +4 -49 +17
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 634 1,198 1,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.96% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.04% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 436 953 1,197
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,946 £33,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

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 60,313 114,969 138,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.10% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48,609 92,106 110,401
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,125 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 January 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 27 January 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 +4 569 £50,000 -7.18% 129
UK excluding London +27 416 £47,500 -5.00% 112
London +10 188 £57,500 -7.26% 29
South East +104 173 £48,250 -8.10% 26
Work from Home +9 101 £52,500 -27.59% 28
North of England +35 95 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Midlands +34 64 £47,500 -8.21% 32
Yorkshire +27 41 £45,000 -14.29% 7
West Midlands +14 35 £49,930 +10.96% 24
Scotland -3 31 £47,500 +10.95% 5
East Midlands +45 29 £37,500 -28.57% 8
South West -16 28 £47,500 -8.65% 8
North West +28 27 £52,500 +45.83% 14
North East +20 27 £35,000 -6.67% 2
East of England +67 13 £45,000 - 11
Wales +42 12 £62,500 +15.74% 5
Northern Ireland +14 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 293 (46.21%) GDPR
2 283 (44.64%) Information Security
3 204 (32.18%) Management Information System
4 189 (29.81%) Legal
5 164 (25.87%) Project Management
6 129 (20.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 127 (20.03%) Law
8 125 (19.72%) Manufacturing
9 123 (19.40%) Microsoft
10 120 (18.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 118 (18.61%) Matrix Organization
12 103 (16.25%) Finance
13 95 (14.98%) Degree
14 87 (13.72%) Cybersecurity
15 85 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
16 83 (13.09%) Data Protection Act
17 81 (12.78%) Firewall
18 77 (12.15%) Azure
19 73 (11.51%) Windows
20 66 (10.41%) Office 365
21 65 (10.25%) Data Privacy
21 65 (10.25%) Cyber Essentials
22 62 (9.78%) AWS
23 60 (9.46%) CISSP
24 56 (8.83%) SQL
25 55 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
26 54 (8.52%) ITIL
27 53 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
28 51 (8.04%) Risk Management
29 49 (7.73%) Python

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 32 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.58%) Apache
4 9 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.10%) IIS
5 7 (1.10%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.95%) Confluence
7 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.47%) Site Server
9 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.16%) Drupal
10 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Magento
3 2 (0.32%) Maximo
3 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.32%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 77 (12.15%) Azure
2 66 (10.41%) Office 365
3 62 (9.78%) AWS
4 26 (4.10%) PaaS
5 24 (3.79%) Power Platform
5 24 (3.79%) SaaS
6 18 (2.84%) IaaS
7 15 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.37%) OneDrive
8 13 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.05%) Serverless
9 7 (1.10%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.95%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.95%) Power Automate
10 6 (0.95%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
11 5 (0.79%) GCP
11 5 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 81 (12.78%) Firewall
2 30 (4.73%) VPN
3 20 (3.15%) Network Security
4 19 (3.00%) DNS
5 18 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.52%) WAN
7 15 (2.37%) DHCP
7 15 (2.37%) LAN
8 8 (1.26%) Skype
8 8 (1.26%) VoIP
9 7 (1.10%) Internet
9 7 (1.10%) Wireless
10 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.47%) HTTP
11 3 (0.47%) Intranet
11 3 (0.47%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.47%) WLAN
12 2 (0.32%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.31%) Power BI
4 19 (3.00%) MySQL
5 13 (2.05%) Data Lake
6 12 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.42%) Redis
8 8 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.95%) Big Data
9 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.79%) Dremio
11 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.47%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.47%) QlikView
12 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.84%) Git (software)
1 18 (2.84%) JIRA
2 9 (1.42%) Postman
3 7 (1.10%) gulp
3 7 (1.10%) Selenium
4 6 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.95%) SoapUI
4 6 (0.95%) TeamCity
4 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.95%) WebDriver
5 5 (0.79%) Grunt
5 5 (0.79%) webpack
6 4 (0.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.63%) GitLab
6 4 (0.63%) JUnit
6 4 (0.63%) Mockito
7 3 (0.47%) Cypress.io
7 3 (0.47%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 189 (29.81%) Legal
2 127 (20.03%) Law
3 125 (19.72%) Manufacturing
4 120 (18.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 103 (16.25%) Finance
6 30 (4.73%) Public Sector
7 23 (3.63%) Marketing
8 21 (3.31%) Retail
9 20 (3.15%) Telecoms
10 14 (2.21%) Electronics
11 9 (1.42%) Local Government
12 8 (1.26%) Banking
12 8 (1.26%) Housing Association
13 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.79%) Front Office
13 5 (0.79%) Publishing
14 4 (0.63%) Back Office
15 3 (0.47%) Games
15 3 (0.47%) Korean Language
16 2 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 117 (18.45%) Administrator
2 114 (17.98%) Data Administrator
3 71 (11.20%) Analyst
4 64 (10.09%) Developer
5 34 (5.36%) Consultant
5 34 (5.36%) Security Specialist
6 29 (4.57%) IT Engineer
7 26 (4.10%) Security Engineer
8 23 (3.63%) Security Analyst
8 23 (3.63%) Security Manager
9 22 (3.47%) Data Manager
9 22 (3.47%) Information Specialist
9 22 (3.47%) Security Administrator
10 20 (3.15%) Information Security Specialist
11 19 (3.00%) Information Manager
12 18 (2.84%) Architect
13 17 (2.68%) AWS Engineer
13 17 (2.68%) Security Consultant
14 16 (2.52%) IT Manager
14 16 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.68%) HTML
2 34 (5.36%) .NET
3 30 (4.73%) CSS
4 22 (3.47%) React
5 18 (2.84%) Web Services
6 17 (2.68%) Node.js
7 14 (2.21%) jQuery
8 13 (2.05%) RESTful
8 13 (2.05%) XML
9 12 (1.89%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.89%) SOAP
10 11 (1.74%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.74%) REST
11 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.58%) Django
11 10 (1.58%) HTML5
12 9 (1.42%) Swagger
12 9 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.26%) Express
13 8 (1.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 204 (32.18%) Management Information System
2 83 (13.09%) Data Protection Act
3 55 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.15%) User Experience
5 19 (3.00%) Cyberattack
6 18 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.89%) NHS
9 11 (1.74%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.10%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
12 6 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.79%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.79%) Equities
13 5 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.79%) PKI
13 5 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.51%) Windows
2 35 (5.52%) Windows Server
3 31 (4.89%) Linux
4 17 (2.68%) Android
5 13 (2.05%) Unix
6 12 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (44.64%) Information Security
2 164 (25.87%) Project Management
3 118 (18.61%) Matrix Organization
4 87 (13.72%) Cybersecurity
5 85 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (10.25%) Data Privacy
7 54 (8.52%) ITIL
8 53 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (8.04%) Risk Management
10 47 (7.41%) Security Management
11 45 (7.10%) Computer Science
12 44 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (6.62%) Information Security Management
14 39 (6.15%) DevOps
14 39 (6.15%) SIEM
15 38 (5.99%) Data Security
16 36 (5.68%) Internal Audit
16 36 (5.68%) Security Architecture
17 32 (5.05%) Analytics
17 32 (5.05%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.83%) SQL
2 49 (7.73%) Python
3 40 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 37 (5.84%) Java
5 29 (4.57%) C#
6 12 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.74%) PHP
7 11 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.26%) Scala
9 7 (1.10%) Kotlin
9 7 (1.10%) R
10 6 (0.95%) Go
11 5 (0.79%) C
11 5 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.79%) VBA
12 4 (0.63%) ES6
12 4 (0.63%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.47%) Ruby
14 2 (0.32%) Perl
14 2 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (14.98%) Degree
2 60 (9.46%) CISSP
3 46 (7.26%) CISM
4 27 (4.26%) CISA
5 24 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 19 (3.00%) CCSP
6 19 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (2.68%) Security Cleared
8 16 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.58%) CRISC
10 10 (1.58%) ISEB
11 8 (1.26%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 6 (0.95%) MCSE
13 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.63%) CCNA
14 4 (0.63%) OSCP
14 4 (0.63%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (46.21%) GDPR
2 129 (20.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (10.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 49 (7.73%) PCI DSS
5 45 (7.10%) NIST
6 35 (5.52%) QA
7 22 (3.47%) SLA
8 18 (2.84%) Data Quality
9 16 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (1.58%) ISO 9001
10 10 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (1.10%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.95%) COBIT
12 6 (0.95%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.47%) PMO
16 2 (0.32%) ITGC
16 2 (0.32%) NCSC
System Software
1 48 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.84%) Docker
4 8 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.26%) vSphere
5 6 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.63%) XenApp
7 3 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) pfSense
9 1 (0.16%) RHEV
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (1.58%) Terraform
3 7 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (1.10%) WSUS
4 6 (0.95%) Ansible
4 6 (0.95%) Puppet
4 6 (0.95%) SCCM
5 5 (0.79%) CASB
5 5 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) Nessus
7 1 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 123 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.73%) VMware
3 22 (3.47%) Oracle
4 16 (2.52%) Cisco
4 16 (2.52%) Veeam
5 14 (2.21%) SAP
6 13 (2.05%) Google
6 13 (2.05%) OneTrust
7 8 (1.26%) Citrix
7 8 (1.26%) Forcepoint
8 6 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.95%) SonicWALL
9 5 (0.79%) Apple
9 5 (0.79%) Dell
9 5 (0.79%) McAfee
9 5 (0.79%) SolarWinds
9 5 (0.79%) TOWER Software
10 4 (0.63%) CommVault
10 4 (0.63%) IBM