Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GDPR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GDPR over the 6 months to 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 234 255
Rank change year-on-year -15 +21 +427
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,012 2,157 2,363
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.47% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.50% 10.67% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 797 1,540 1,929
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £88,000 £87,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,759 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.52% -4.76% -

GDPR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,637 20,221 22,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.77% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7,334 14,816 17,596
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GDPR over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the UK over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. 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 -16 951 £55,000 - 155
UK excluding London -12 552 £51,759 +3.52% 142
London +9 427 £60,000 -4.00% 24
South East +10 171 £51,518 +3.04% 39
North of England +33 166 £52,500 +0.96% 37
North West +14 115 £52,500 -4.55% 20
Midlands -38 109 £52,500 +5.00% 30
West Midlands -36 76 £52,500 +17.98% 15
Work from Home +8 64 £52,756 -10.20% 30
South West +86 49 £52,500 +9.72% 18
Yorkshire +73 47 £50,000 +5.26% 12
East Midlands +11 33 £57,000 +12.32% 15
East of England +28 27 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Scotland +82 23 £40,000 -27.27% 11
Wales +2 10 £53,750 +27.98%
North East +16 4 £36,500 -36.52% 5

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT jobs citing GDPR 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 GDPR.

1 365 (36.07%) Information Security
2 348 (34.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 237 (23.42%) Finance
4 228 (22.53%) Microsoft
5 224 (22.13%) Data Protection
5 224 (22.13%) Cybersecurity
6 218 (21.54%) Azure
7 215 (21.25%) Windows
8 202 (19.96%) CISSP
9 175 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
10 168 (16.60%) PCI DSS
11 164 (16.21%) Firewall
12 157 (15.51%) Degree
13 156 (15.42%) Risk Management
13 156 (15.42%) SQL
14 143 (14.13%) CISM
15 132 (13.04%) AWS
16 130 (12.85%) ITIL
17 128 (12.65%) Legal
18 120 (11.86%) Linux
19 115 (11.36%) Windows Server
20 113 (11.17%) SQL Server
20 113 (11.17%) SIEM
21 111 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
22 108 (10.67%) PowerShell
23 104 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
24 103 (10.18%) Active Directory
25 102 (10.08%) Management Information System
26 101 (9.98%) Data Privacy
27 99 (9.78%) Office 365

GDPR
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 54 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.16%) IIS
3 24 (2.37%) CMS
4 20 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.48%) Apache
6 13 (1.28%) EPiServer
6 13 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.89%) Confluence
8 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.59%) SAS
11 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.40%) JBoss
12 4 (0.40%) nginx
12 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.40%) WordPress
13 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.099%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 67 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.59%) Infor SunSystems
3 6 (0.59%) Magento
4 5 (0.49%) iTrent
4 5 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.40%) Raiser's Edge
6 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.20%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.099%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.099%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.099%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 218 (21.54%) Azure
2 132 (13.04%) AWS
3 99 (9.78%) Office 365
4 79 (7.81%) Power Platform
5 51 (5.04%) SaaS
6 38 (3.75%) GCP
6 38 (3.75%) PaaS
7 36 (3.56%) IaaS
8 29 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (1.68%) Mimecast
10 17 (1.68%) PowerApps
10 17 (1.68%) Serverless
11 16 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (1.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 14 (1.38%) Azure Functions
13 14 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.09%) GitHub
15 8 (0.79%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 164 (16.21%) Firewall
2 66 (6.52%) DNS
3 48 (4.74%) Network Security
4 42 (4.15%) Internet
5 34 (3.36%) LAN
6 28 (2.77%) VPN
7 27 (2.67%) VoIP
8 26 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 22 (2.17%) WAN
10 21 (2.08%) DHCP
11 19 (1.88%) SAN
11 19 (1.88%) Wireless
12 18 (1.78%) Broadband
12 18 (1.78%) VLAN
13 16 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.28%) SSL
15 10 (0.99%) NAS
16 9 (0.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.23%) Power BI
3 41 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 34 (3.36%) Big Data
5 34 (3.36%) MySQL
6 26 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.48%) Data Lake
9 15 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.19%) BigQuery
12 12 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.09%) OLTP
14 10 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
15 8 (0.79%) EDRMS
15 8 (0.79%) GIS
Development Applications
1 35 (3.46%) JIRA
2 32 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.69%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.69%) SoapUI
6 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.69%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.59%) Subversion
8 5 (0.49%) Burp Suite
8 5 (0.49%) ERwin
9 4 (0.40%) Bazaar
9 4 (0.40%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.40%) Selenium
10 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.20%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.20%) Moq
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.20%) PHPUnit
General
1 237 (23.42%) Finance
2 128 (12.65%) Legal
3 64 (6.32%) Law
4 52 (5.14%) Marketing
5 46 (4.55%) Retail
6 25 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.37%) Public Sector
8 22 (2.17%) Digital Economy
9 21 (2.08%) Banking
9 21 (2.08%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.58%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.19%) Advertising
12 11 (1.09%) Games
13 7 (0.69%) Electronics
13 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.69%) Military
14 4 (0.40%) Local Government
14 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.30%) Automotive
15 3 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 171 (16.90%) Analyst
2 97 (9.58%) Architect
3 92 (9.09%) Developer
4 79 (7.81%) Security Analyst
5 73 (7.21%) Security Manager
6 67 (6.62%) IT Manager
7 64 (6.32%) Security Architect
8 54 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 51 (5.04%) Consultant
10 47 (4.64%) Information Manager
11 43 (4.25%) Information Analyst
11 43 (4.25%) Information Security Analyst
12 40 (3.95%) IT Analyst
13 36 (3.56%) Security Officer
14 35 (3.46%) Security Specialist
15 34 (3.36%) Information Security Manager
16 31 (3.06%) Applications Support
16 31 (3.06%) Project Manager
16 31 (3.06%) Software Developer
17 29 (2.87%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.82%) .NET
2 55 (5.43%) HTML
3 42 (4.15%) CSS
4 37 (3.66%) Web Services
5 28 (2.77%) REST
5 28 (2.77%) SOAP
6 26 (2.57%) .NET Framework
7 22 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 18 (1.78%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.58%) Entity Framework
9 16 (1.58%) jQuery
10 13 (1.28%) HTML5
10 13 (1.28%) Kafka
10 13 (1.28%) XML
11 12 (1.19%) CSS3
11 12 (1.19%) Middleware
12 10 (0.99%) ADO.NET
12 10 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (0.99%) WCF
12 10 (0.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (10.08%) Management Information System
3 62 (6.13%) Data Protection Act
4 36 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 35 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (3.26%) Public Cloud
7 29 (2.87%) PKI
8 24 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
9 22 (2.17%) Marketing Technology
10 21 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.98%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.58%) User Experience
13 14 (1.38%) Cyber Defence
14 13 (1.28%) Handset
14 13 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.28%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.09%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 215 (21.25%) Windows
2 120 (11.86%) Linux
3 115 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 60 (5.93%) Unix
5 45 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (3.75%) Windows 10
7 29 (2.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.38%) Solaris
10 12 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.99%) AIX
11 10 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.69%) Android
12 7 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.59%) CentOS
14 5 (0.49%) HPUX
14 5 (0.49%) Kali Linux
14 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (36.07%) Information Security
2 224 (22.13%) Cybersecurity
2 224 (22.13%) Data Protection
3 175 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (15.42%) Risk Management
5 130 (12.85%) ITIL
6 113 (11.17%) SIEM
7 111 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
8 101 (9.98%) Data Privacy
9 97 (9.58%) Penetration Testing
10 94 (9.29%) DevOps
11 93 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
12 92 (9.09%) Project Management
13 89 (8.79%) Analytics
14 84 (8.30%) Project Delivery
15 83 (8.20%) Security Management
16 79 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 70 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
18 69 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
19 62 (6.13%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 156 (15.42%) SQL
2 108 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 85 (8.40%) Python
4 51 (5.04%) C#
5 49 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 41 (4.05%) Java
7 39 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 23 (2.27%) C
9 20 (1.98%) Apex Code
9 20 (1.98%) C++
10 19 (1.88%) PHP
10 19 (1.88%) VB
11 17 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.68%) VBScript
12 12 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 11 (1.09%) Perl
14 10 (0.99%) VB6
15 6 (0.59%) R
15 6 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 202 (19.96%) CISSP
2 157 (15.51%) Degree
3 143 (14.13%) CISM
4 74 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (6.92%) CISA
6 53 (5.24%) Security Cleared
7 41 (4.05%) SC Cleared
8 26 (2.57%) CCNA
9 22 (2.17%) CISMP
9 22 (2.17%) CRISC
10 21 (2.08%) CEH
10 21 (2.08%) MCP
11 20 (1.98%) DBS Check
11 20 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (1.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (1.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 15 (1.48%) CCIE
14 15 (1.48%) CREST Certified
15 14 (1.38%) CCSP
16 13 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (34.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 168 (16.60%) PCI DSS
3 82 (8.10%) NIST
4 76 (7.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 38 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (3.56%) Data Quality
7 30 (2.96%) QA
8 25 (2.47%) SLA
9 23 (2.27%) COBIT
9 23 (2.27%) NIST 800
10 21 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (1.48%) ISO 9001
12 12 (1.19%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.69%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.69%) NCSC
15 6 (0.59%) MiFID
15 6 (0.59%) PMO
16 5 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 103 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 62 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.98%) vSphere
5 13 (1.28%) Docker
6 9 (0.89%) XenApp
7 7 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.40%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.099%) Postfix
10 1 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (2.08%) Terraform
2 17 (1.68%) Ansible
3 16 (1.58%) Puppet
4 13 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.79%) Grafana
6 8 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.79%) SCCM
7 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (0.59%) Kibana
9 4 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.40%) Nessus
9 4 (0.40%) SELinux
10 3 (0.30%) MobiControl
10 3 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.30%) SCOM
11 2 (0.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.20%) Nagios
11 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 228 (22.53%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.10%) VMware
3 68 (6.72%) Cisco
4 51 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
5 49 (4.84%) Citrix
6 35 (3.46%) Oracle
7 29 (2.87%) Google
8 28 (2.77%) Tableau
9 27 (2.67%) HP
10 22 (2.17%) Meraki
10 22 (2.17%) Pardot
11 18 (1.78%) IBM
12 16 (1.58%) Veeam
13 15 (1.48%) SAP
14 13 (1.28%) Databricks
14 13 (1.28%) Sophos
14 13 (1.28%) Sun
14 13 (1.28%) Tealium
15 12 (1.19%) Zscaler
16 11 (1.09%) Palo Alto