Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 239 206
Rank change year-on-year -62 -33 +167
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,936 2,606 3,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.62% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 2,275 3,035
UK median annual salary £55,242 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.30% +9.20% -3.33%
10th Percentile £32,750 £28,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +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 159,438 161,090 183,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.70% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,376 129,920 152,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -63 1,814 £55,635 +17.13% 282
UK excluding London -75 1,035 £50,000 +17.65% 210
London -37 849 £65,000 +13.04% 89
Midlands +27 257 £50,000 +11.11% 52
North of England -76 248 £45,000 +12.50% 39
South East -91 242 £53,750 +26.47% 44
West Midlands +41 199 £51,250 +13.89% 38
Yorkshire -5 123 £42,500 +2.41% 17
South West -31 120 £43,750 +16.67% 40
North West -79 117 £52,500 +31.25% 17
East of England -55 102 £55,000 +15.79% 18
East Midlands -11 58 £45,000 +9.09% 14
Scotland -21 38 £42,500 -12.82% 8
Wales +15 32 £43,000 +7.50% 9
North East -39 8 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Isle of Man +2 5 £55,000 -
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 916 (47.31%) GDPR
2 801 (41.37%) Information Security
3 510 (26.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 432 (22.31%) Finance
5 408 (21.07%) CISSP
6 350 (18.08%) Data Protection Act
7 345 (17.82%) Microsoft
7 345 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
8 339 (17.51%) Windows
9 316 (16.32%) ITIL
9 316 (16.32%) Cybersecurity
10 311 (16.06%) Risk Management
11 309 (15.96%) CISM
12 289 (14.93%) Degree
13 287 (14.82%) Management Information System
14 269 (13.89%) Legal
15 246 (12.71%) Project Management
16 241 (12.45%) PCI DSS
17 212 (10.95%) Active Directory
17 212 (10.95%) Linux
18 207 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
19 204 (10.54%) Firewall
20 197 (10.18%) Windows Server
21 191 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
22 184 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
23 181 (9.35%) CISA
24 180 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
25 175 (9.04%) SIEM
26 171 (8.83%) SQL
27 168 (8.68%) Business Continuity

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 86 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 34 (1.76%) IIS
4 24 (1.24%) Documentum
5 19 (0.98%) CMS
6 16 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.67%) LiveLink
8 13 (0.67%) WordPress
9 9 (0.46%) SAS
10 8 (0.41%) Drupal
10 8 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
11 7 (0.36%) FileNet
12 6 (0.31%) Confluence
12 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.26%) Apache
13 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 129 (6.66%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.62%) Chatbot
6 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.36%) InVision
9 5 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.052%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.052%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 19 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.41%) iTrent
3 7 (0.36%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.31%) assyst
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.31%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.15%) Magento
7 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.052%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 180 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
3 127 (6.56%) Office 365
4 89 (4.60%) SaaS
5 36 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (1.50%) IaaS
7 27 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.34%) PaaS
9 22 (1.14%) Serverless
10 19 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (0.98%) DigitalOcean
11 13 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (0.62%) GitHub
13 8 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.41%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.36%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.26%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 204 (10.54%) Firewall
2 98 (5.06%) Network Security
3 77 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 75 (3.87%) Intrusion Detection
5 67 (3.46%) VPN
6 62 (3.20%) Internet
7 60 (3.10%) DNS
8 51 (2.63%) LAN
9 48 (2.48%) WAN
10 42 (2.17%) SAN
11 40 (2.07%) Wireless
12 38 (1.96%) DHCP
13 33 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
14 30 (1.55%) SSL
15 26 (1.34%) Unified Communications
16 23 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (1.14%) Cisco IPT
18 20 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
19 19 (0.98%) Skype
20 18 (0.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.25%) MySQL
3 61 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 40 (2.07%) Big Data
7 31 (1.60%) Power BI
8 28 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.29%) NoSQL
11 24 (1.24%) Redis
12 16 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (0.77%) Blockchain
14 10 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.46%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.46%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.46%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.41%) OLTP
16 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 61 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.19%) JIRA
3 18 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.41%) Subversion
6 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.26%) Gradle
9 5 (0.26%) gulp
9 5 (0.26%) JUnit
9 5 (0.26%) Maven
9 5 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.26%) Spock
10 4 (0.21%) Bower
10 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 432 (22.31%) Finance
2 269 (13.89%) Legal
3 101 (5.22%) Banking
4 99 (5.11%) Retail
5 96 (4.96%) Law
5 96 (4.96%) Marketing
6 75 (3.87%) Telecoms
7 55 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.96%) Advertising
9 22 (1.14%) Publishing
10 20 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.98%) Hindi Language
11 19 (0.98%) Punjabi Language
11 19 (0.98%) Urdu Language
12 17 (0.88%) Games
13 11 (0.57%) Back Office
13 11 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.46%) Billing
14 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 246 (12.71%) Analyst
2 202 (10.43%) Security Manager
3 193 (9.97%) Consultant
4 156 (8.06%) Architect
5 129 (6.66%) Information Manager
6 124 (6.40%) Developer
7 111 (5.73%) IT Manager
8 103 (5.32%) Security Analyst
9 97 (5.01%) Information Security Manager
10 91 (4.70%) Security Consultant
11 88 (4.55%) Security Officer
12 82 (4.24%) Data Protection Officer
12 82 (4.24%) Information Officer
13 79 (4.08%) Information Security Officer
14 65 (3.36%) Data Manager
15 64 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
16 63 (3.25%) IT Security Manager
17 61 (3.15%) Project Manager
18 58 (3.00%) Information Analyst
19 55 (2.84%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.77%) CSS
2 69 (3.56%) HTML
3 53 (2.74%) .NET
4 48 (2.48%) Web Services
5 42 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 37 (1.91%) REST
7 33 (1.70%) Node.js
8 20 (1.03%) jQuery
9 19 (0.98%) Express
9 19 (0.98%) LDAP
9 19 (0.98%) React
10 16 (0.83%) SAML
11 15 (0.77%) Sails.js
12 14 (0.72%) HTML5
12 14 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (0.67%) SOAP
14 12 (0.62%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.62%) RESTful
14 12 (0.62%) XML
15 11 (0.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 350 (18.08%) Data Protection Act
2 287 (14.82%) Management Information System
3 207 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (6.56%) Data Centre
5 114 (5.89%) Self-Motivation
6 91 (4.70%) User Experience
7 73 (3.77%) Computer Science
8 56 (2.89%) Freedom of Information
9 48 (2.48%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.60%) PKI
11 27 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 25 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.29%) Fintech
13 24 (1.24%) NHS
14 23 (1.19%) Private Cloud
15 20 (1.03%) Blackberry
16 19 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
17 18 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 339 (17.51%) Windows
2 212 (10.95%) Linux
3 197 (10.18%) Windows Server
4 80 (4.13%) Windows 10
5 69 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 37 (1.91%) Apple iOS
9 34 (1.76%) Unix
10 24 (1.24%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.72%) Android
12 11 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.46%) AIX
14 9 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.41%) Debian
15 8 (0.41%) HPUX
16 6 (0.31%) CentOS
17 5 (0.26%) Solaris
18 3 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (41.37%) Information Security
2 345 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (16.32%) Cybersecurity
3 316 (16.32%) ITIL
4 311 (16.06%) Risk Management
5 246 (12.71%) Project Management
6 191 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
7 184 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 175 (9.04%) SIEM
9 168 (8.68%) Business Continuity
9 168 (8.68%) Data Privacy
10 139 (7.18%) Service Delivery
11 138 (7.13%) Security Management
12 136 (7.02%) Information Governance
13 128 (6.61%) Penetration Testing
13 128 (6.61%) Vulnerability Management
14 126 (6.51%) Data Security
15 125 (6.46%) Analytics
15 125 (6.46%) PRINCE2
16 118 (6.10%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (8.83%) SQL
2 80 (4.13%) Python
3 76 (3.93%) JavaScript
4 71 (3.67%) PowerShell
5 49 (2.53%) Java
6 47 (2.43%) PHP
7 39 (2.01%) C#
8 37 (1.91%) C
9 29 (1.50%) Bash Shell
10 25 (1.29%) T-SQL
11 24 (1.24%) Perl
12 20 (1.03%) ES6
13 18 (0.93%) R
13 18 (0.93%) Ruby
14 16 (0.83%) C++
15 15 (0.77%) ES8
16 12 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.52%) VBA
18 10 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 408 (21.07%) CISSP
2 309 (15.96%) CISM
3 289 (14.93%) Degree
4 181 (9.35%) CISA
5 95 (4.91%) Security Cleared
6 85 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (3.10%) MCSE
8 58 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
9 55 (2.84%) CEH
9 55 (2.84%) ISEB
9 55 (2.84%) SC Cleared
10 46 (2.38%) CRISC
11 44 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
12 41 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
13 39 (2.01%) CISMP
14 35 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
15 29 (1.50%) GIAC
16 26 (1.34%) MCP
16 26 (1.34%) SSCP
17 25 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 916 (47.31%) GDPR
2 510 (26.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 241 (12.45%) PCI DSS
4 119 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 96 (4.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 96 (4.96%) SLA
6 63 (3.25%) COBIT
7 44 (2.27%) QA
8 42 (2.17%) Data Quality
9 35 (1.81%) ISO 9001
10 33 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 32 (1.65%) ISO 22301
12 18 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 11 (0.57%) PMO
14 10 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 9 (0.46%) GPG13
16 8 (0.41%) COSO
17 6 (0.31%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 212 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 113 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.00%) XenApp
5 54 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (2.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 52 (2.69%) XenDesktop
7 42 (2.17%) Docker
8 40 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.19%) vSphere
11 16 (0.83%) Firmware
12 6 (0.31%) XenServer
13 5 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.15%) Snort
15 2 (0.10%) KVM
15 2 (0.10%) RHEV
15 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (3.36%) SCCM
2 52 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 44 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 40 (2.07%) SCOrch
5 33 (1.70%) SCDPM
5 33 (1.70%) SCVMM
6 32 (1.65%) SCSM
7 26 (1.34%) SCOM
8 18 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.93%) Puppet
9 16 (0.83%) vRealize
10 14 (0.72%) Ansible
10 14 (0.72%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.72%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.72%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.52%) Terraform
13 9 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 345 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 142 (7.33%) VMware
3 97 (5.01%) Citrix
4 96 (4.96%) Cisco
5 74 (3.82%) Oracle
6 45 (2.32%) IBM
7 39 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 37 (1.91%) HP
9 33 (1.70%) Apple
10 30 (1.55%) SAP
10 30 (1.55%) Veeam
11 26 (1.34%) SolarWinds
12 24 (1.24%) OpenText
13 20 (1.03%) Adobe
14 19 (0.98%) ServiceNow
15 18 (0.93%) Sophos
16 16 (0.83%) 3PAR
16 16 (0.83%) Google
17 15 (0.77%) Fortinet
17 15 (0.77%) Tableau