Period
to 9 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DRM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DRM over the 6 months to 9 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)
UK
6 months to
9 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 783 985 1073
Rank change year-on-year +202 +88 +43
Permanent jobs citing DRM 35 34 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.030% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 23 31 29
Median annual salary £67,500 £61,500 £57,124
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +7.66% -12.12%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £22,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +133.34% -45.78% -17.00%

DRM 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 69,938 111,699 138,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.62% 92.02% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 54,925 89,577 110,430
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

DRM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DRM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DRM in the UK

DRM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DRM.

Salary trend for DRM in the UK

DRM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DRM over the 6 months to 9 March 2021.

Salary histogram for DRM in the UK

DRM
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DRM within the UK over the 6 months to 9 March 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 +203 27 £70,000 +13.82% 3
UK excluding London +159 21 £52,500 +133.34% 1
North of England - 15 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 15 £70,000 -
London +148 10 £75,000 +21.95% 2
Scotland - 5 £52,500 -
Midlands +67 3 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 -
Work from Home - 3 £70,000 -
North West - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 9 March 2021, IT jobs citing DRM 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 DRM.

1 26 (74.29%) Migration
2 23 (65.71%) Azure
2 23 (65.71%) AWS
3 19 (54.29%) Data Governance
3 19 (54.29%) Identity Access Management
4 18 (51.43%) Asset Management
5 16 (45.71%) Threat Intelligence
6 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (34.29%) Architectural Design
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 9 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (20.00%) Information Security
11 6 (17.14%) Finance
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
12 5 (14.29%) IaaS
12 5 (14.29%) Hyperion
12 5 (14.29%) Perl
12 5 (14.29%) SQL
12 5 (14.29%) Essbase
12 5 (14.29%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
12 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
12 5 (14.29%) Ruby
13 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
13 4 (11.43%) STB
13 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
13 4 (11.43%) B2B
13 4 (11.43%) B2C
13 4 (11.43%) Middleware

DRM
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 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 23 (65.71%) AWS
1 23 (65.71%) Azure
2 5 (14.29%) IaaS
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 4 (11.43%) OneDrive
3 4 (11.43%) Power Automate
3 4 (11.43%) Power Platform
3 4 (11.43%) PowerApps
4 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) BGP
2 3 (8.57%) HbbTV
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Essbase
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Architect
2 19 (54.29%) Security Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Azure Architect
5 5 (14.29%) AWS Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Data Integration Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Integration Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Information Specialist
7 3 (8.57%) Collaboration Specialist
8 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Designer
9 1 (2.86%) Information Security Specialist
9 1 (2.86%) Integration Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Office 365 Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Security Specialist
9 1 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) PlayReady
2 2 (5.71%) React
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) JSON
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) STB
2 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Migration
2 19 (54.29%) Data Governance
2 19 (54.29%) Identity Access Management
3 18 (51.43%) Asset Management
4 16 (45.71%) Threat Intelligence
5 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (34.29%) Architectural Design
7 9 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (20.00%) Information Security
9 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
10 4 (11.43%) B2B
10 4 (11.43%) B2C
11 3 (8.57%) Change Management
11 3 (8.57%) ITIL
11 3 (8.57%) Project Delivery
11 3 (8.57%) Time Management
12 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
12 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
12 2 (5.71%) Open Source
13 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 5 (14.29%) Perl
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) OIPF
2 1 (2.86%) GDPR
2 1 (2.86%) NIST
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Hyperion
3 4 (11.43%) iManage