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

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 193 341
Rank change year-on-year -45 +148 +173
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2665 3374 2048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.71% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.93% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2299 2999 1726
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,328 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.63% -3.72% -
10th Percentile £29,200 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.66%

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 158285 175244 190972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125396 146177 155973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 August 2017.

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 23 August 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 2590 £48,500 +12.79% 165
UK excluding London -47 1449 £42,500 +6.25% 112
London +16 1180 £57,500 +9.52% 58
North of England -7 438 £40,000 - 30
South East -61 417 £42,500 - 39
North West +73 256 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Midlands -40 222 £45,000 +9.76% 18
East of England -42 163 £49,250 +23.13% 11
South West -36 162 £39,991 +14.26% 9
Yorkshire -69 162 £43,750 +15.13% 9
West Midlands -17 148 £45,000 - 12
East Midlands -34 75 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Scotland -29 24 £48,750 +39.29% 4
North East +7 20 £42,500 +23.19% 4
Wales -19 19 £41,250 -0.60% 1
Northern Ireland -14 4 £50,000 +2.56%
Isle of Man - 4 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 832 (31.22%) Information Security
2 534 (20.04%) Finance
3 512 (19.21%) CISSP
4 508 (19.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 490 (18.39%) SQL
6 483 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
7 450 (16.89%) Data Protection Act
8 441 (16.55%) CISM
9 426 (15.98%) GDPR
10 395 (14.82%) Windows
11 386 (14.48%) JavaScript
12 385 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
13 365 (13.70%) Microsoft
14 340 (12.76%) Linux
15 338 (12.68%) SQL Server
16 320 (12.01%) HTML
17 317 (11.89%) PCI DSS
18 297 (11.14%) Firewall
19 286 (10.73%) CSS
20 284 (10.66%) ITIL
21 281 (10.54%) Management Information System
22 270 (10.13%) Degree
23 269 (10.09%) Risk Management
24 235 (8.82%) Windows Server
25 227 (8.52%) Project Management
26 226 (8.48%) Java
27 223 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
28 221 (8.29%) Active Directory
29 215 (8.07%) CISA
30 191 (7.17%) SIEM

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 71 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.14%) CMS
3 45 (1.69%) IIS
4 42 (1.58%) WordPress
5 39 (1.46%) Drupal
6 38 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 32 (1.20%) Apache
8 26 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (0.64%) SAS
10 15 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.45%) Confluence
12 12 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.34%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.26%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 89 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.34%) SPSS
8 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
9 4 (0.15%) Lectora
9 4 (0.15%) Snagit
10 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.038%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.038%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 36 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.41%) assyst
4 8 (0.30%) Infor M3
4 8 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.23%) Raiser's Edge
6 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.15%) iTrent
8 4 (0.15%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.11%) Apache OFBiz
9 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.11%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.11%) Unica
9 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 121 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (3.08%) Office 365
4 64 (2.40%) SaaS
5 51 (1.91%) IaaS
6 27 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.30%) PaaS
8 8 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.26%) GitHub
9 7 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 5 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 297 (11.14%) Firewall
2 117 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 98 (3.68%) LAN
4 78 (2.93%) SAN
5 75 (2.81%) WAN
6 71 (2.66%) Internet
7 57 (2.14%) Network Security
8 52 (1.95%) DNS
9 51 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 46 (1.73%) VPN
11 45 (1.69%) VoIP
12 37 (1.39%) DHCP
13 30 (1.13%) HTTP
13 30 (1.13%) Wireless
14 22 (0.83%) NAS
15 21 (0.79%) VLAN
16 19 (0.71%) IP Telephony
17 17 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
19 12 (0.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 115 (4.32%) MySQL
3 110 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 77 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 70 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 69 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (2.40%) MongoDB
10 62 (2.33%) Big Data
11 60 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 52 (1.95%) RDBMS
13 47 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
14 45 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
15 43 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 42 (1.58%) Oracle Database
17 40 (1.50%) Hadoop
17 40 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
18 24 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
18 24 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 94 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 80 (3.00%) Selenium
3 48 (1.80%) JUnit
4 47 (1.76%) Jenkins
5 46 (1.73%) Cucumber
6 43 (1.61%) JIRA
7 41 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 33 (1.24%) Maven
9 30 (1.13%) Eclipse
10 29 (1.09%) gulp
10 29 (1.09%) WebDriver
11 26 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (0.90%) Subversion
13 21 (0.79%) Grunt
14 15 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (0.56%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.49%) NUnit
15 13 (0.49%) webpack
16 11 (0.41%) Hudson
16 11 (0.41%) RSpec
General
1 534 (20.04%) Finance
2 185 (6.94%) Legal
3 137 (5.14%) Marketing
4 123 (4.62%) Retail
5 113 (4.24%) Banking
6 90 (3.38%) Law
7 83 (3.11%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 38 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 22 (0.83%) Local Government
11 19 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.64%) Games
13 16 (0.60%) Private Banking
14 15 (0.56%) Advertising
15 13 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.41%) Automotive
16 11 (0.41%) Electronics
16 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 501 (18.80%) Developer
2 408 (15.31%) Analyst
3 209 (7.84%) Consultant
4 194 (7.28%) Security Analyst
5 178 (6.68%) Security Manager
6 149 (5.59%) Architect
7 121 (4.54%) Security Consultant
8 109 (4.09%) Java Developer
9 102 (3.83%) Project Manager
10 89 (3.34%) DBA
11 88 (3.30%) Information Analyst
11 88 (3.30%) Security Engineer
12 82 (3.08%) Business Analyst
12 82 (3.08%) Information Security Analyst
12 82 (3.08%) Senior Developer
13 78 (2.93%) PHP Developer
14 74 (2.78%) Security Officer
15 73 (2.74%) IT Engineer
15 73 (2.74%) Tester
16 68 (2.55%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (12.01%) HTML
2 286 (10.73%) CSS
3 162 (6.08%) .NET
4 131 (4.92%) jQuery
5 111 (4.17%) HTML5
6 92 (3.45%) CSS3
7 90 (3.38%) Web Services
8 86 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 83 (3.11%) AngularJS
10 65 (2.44%) Laravel
11 54 (2.03%) Spring
12 52 (1.95%) LAMP
13 50 (1.88%) Hibernate
14 47 (1.76%) Node.js
15 46 (1.73%) Ajax
16 43 (1.61%) Symfony
17 39 (1.46%) RESTful
18 38 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
19 35 (1.31%) Flask
20 33 (1.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 450 (16.89%) Data Protection Act
2 281 (10.54%) Management Information System
3 223 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 88 (3.30%) User Experience
6 53 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 45 (1.69%) Clustering
8 44 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 40 (1.50%) Replication
10 36 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (1.28%) NHS
12 32 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
13 27 (1.01%) Blog
13 27 (1.01%) PKI
13 27 (1.01%) Social Media
14 26 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
15 24 (0.90%) Driving Licence
16 22 (0.83%) Fintech
17 21 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 395 (14.82%) Windows
2 340 (12.76%) Linux
3 235 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 80 (3.00%) Apple iOS
5 57 (2.14%) Unix
6 54 (2.03%) Mac OS X
6 54 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (1.76%) Android
8 39 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 27 (1.01%) Windows 7
11 22 (0.83%) Solaris
12 11 (0.41%) CentOS
13 10 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.30%) Debian
15 7 (0.26%) AIX
16 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.075%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (31.22%) Information Security
2 483 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
4 284 (10.66%) ITIL
5 269 (10.09%) Risk Management
6 227 (8.52%) Project Management
7 191 (7.17%) SIEM
8 183 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 168 (6.30%) Security Architecture
10 155 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
10 155 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 154 (5.78%) Penetration Testing
12 144 (5.40%) Security Operations
13 135 (5.07%) Mentoring
14 134 (5.03%) Business Continuity
15 128 (4.80%) SDLC
16 126 (4.73%) Scrum
17 122 (4.58%) Change Management
18 120 (4.50%) Security Management
19 118 (4.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 490 (18.39%) SQL
2 386 (14.48%) JavaScript
3 226 (8.48%) Java
4 177 (6.64%) PHP
5 171 (6.42%) C#
6 124 (4.65%) Python
7 61 (2.29%) PowerShell
8 57 (2.14%) T-SQL
9 47 (1.76%) Ruby
10 40 (1.50%) Perl
11 39 (1.46%) C++
12 35 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.16%) C
14 29 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.68%) R
16 16 (0.60%) ES6
17 15 (0.56%) Scala
17 15 (0.56%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.56%) VBScript
18 13 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 512 (19.21%) CISSP
2 441 (16.55%) CISM
3 270 (10.13%) Degree
4 215 (8.07%) CISA
5 93 (3.49%) Security Cleared
6 91 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 77 (2.89%) SC Cleared
9 64 (2.40%) ISEB
10 63 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 60 (2.25%) CCNA
12 45 (1.69%) SSCP
13 44 (1.65%) SANS
14 43 (1.61%) CRISC
15 35 (1.31%) CBAP
15 35 (1.31%) MCSE
16 31 (1.16%) CEH
17 29 (1.09%) CCNP
17 29 (1.09%) MCSA
18 27 (1.01%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 508 (19.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 426 (15.98%) GDPR
3 317 (11.89%) PCI DSS
4 134 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 92 (3.45%) QA
6 84 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 58 (2.18%) SLA
8 56 (2.10%) COBIT
9 48 (1.80%) Data Quality
10 31 (1.16%) ISO 9001
11 28 (1.05%) PMO
12 23 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 21 (0.79%) ISO 22301
14 20 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 15 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.34%) ISO 9000
16 9 (0.34%) SAS 70
16 9 (0.34%) SSAE 16
17 7 (0.26%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 221 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 70 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.31%) Docker
5 24 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.83%) vSphere
7 17 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.41%) Firmware
10 9 (0.34%) XenApp
11 8 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.19%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.19%) KVM
12 5 (0.19%) XenServer
13 4 (0.15%) Snort
14 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.075%) NFS
15 2 (0.075%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.038%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (1.05%) SCCM
2 27 (1.01%) Puppet
3 25 (0.94%) Ansible
4 24 (0.90%) SCOM
5 22 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 21 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
7 17 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 14 (0.53%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.49%) Nagios
10 13 (0.49%) QRadar
11 12 (0.45%) SCDPM
12 11 (0.41%) Nessus
12 11 (0.41%) WSUS
13 9 (0.34%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.30%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 365 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 159 (5.97%) Oracle
3 126 (4.73%) Cisco
4 114 (4.28%) VMware
5 50 (1.88%) Citrix
6 47 (1.76%) HP
7 46 (1.73%) Apple
8 38 (1.43%) SAP
9 35 (1.31%) IBM
10 30 (1.13%) CheckPoint
11 29 (1.09%) Adobe
12 26 (0.98%) Juniper
12 26 (0.98%) Tableau
12 26 (0.98%) Zend
13 23 (0.86%) Google
14 22 (0.83%) Sybase
15 19 (0.71%) Dell
16 18 (0.68%) SolarWinds
16 18 (0.68%) Splunk
17 16 (0.60%) Palo Alto