Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 273 205 325
Rank change year-on-year -68 +120 +748
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,517 2,629 1,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.73% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.58% 12.49% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,164 1,603 1,508
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,200 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% -9.09%

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 15,835 21,043 21,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 13.86% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12,173 15,435 16,844
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GDPR.

Salary trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR over the 6 months to 22 January 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 22 January 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 -65 1,420 £55,000 +4.76% 408
UK excluding London -74 886 £52,500 +9.38% 307
London -12 598 £60,000 -4.00% 128
South East -47 265 £62,500 +19.05% 76
North of England -67 217 £44,500 -1.11% 82
Midlands -107 165 £47,500 - 61
North West -76 124 £44,000 -2.22% 44
West Midlands -106 111 £50,000 +5.26% 32
South West -45 87 £47,500 +9.20% 27
East of England +39 85 £55,000 +10.00% 34
Yorkshire +14 78 £50,000 +5.26% 29
East Midlands -17 53 £45,000 -6.74% 29
Scotland +37 48 £53,566 -6.84% 11
Wales -15 17 £49,500 +46.67% 14
North East -4 16 £38,300 -27.05% 9
Northern Ireland +4 3 £30,000 -33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 568 (37.44%) Information Security
2 555 (36.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 341 (22.48%) Finance
4 317 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 315 (20.76%) Cybersecurity
6 310 (20.44%) Data Protection
7 300 (19.78%) PCI DSS
8 275 (18.13%) CISSP
9 240 (15.82%) CISM
10 237 (15.62%) Degree
11 234 (15.43%) Microsoft
12 232 (15.29%) Azure
13 221 (14.57%) Risk Management
14 208 (13.71%) SQL
15 207 (13.65%) Management Information System
16 200 (13.18%) Project Management
17 196 (12.92%) NIST
18 183 (12.06%) Legal
19 176 (11.60%) Firewall
20 175 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
21 172 (11.34%) AWS
22 164 (10.81%) SQL Server
23 153 (10.09%) Windows
24 152 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
25 150 (9.89%) SIEM
25 150 (9.89%) Data Privacy
25 150 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
26 149 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
27 135 (8.90%) ITIL
28 131 (8.64%) Data Security

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 32 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.12%) IIS
4 16 (1.05%) JBoss
5 13 (0.86%) Confluence
5 13 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.59%) Apache
6 9 (0.59%) SAS
7 7 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.33%) CMS
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.33%) SugarCRM
9 4 (0.26%) nginx
10 3 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.13%) Drupal
11 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) SPSS
5 3 (0.20%) Stata
6 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.066%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.46%) Eloqua
3 7 (0.46%) Workday HCM
4 6 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.26%) FastStats
6 4 (0.26%) Magento
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.26%) Unica
7 3 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.066%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 232 (15.29%) Azure
2 172 (11.34%) AWS
3 83 (5.47%) Office 365
4 66 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 56 (3.69%) SaaS
6 43 (2.83%) GCP
7 30 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (1.98%) PaaS
8 20 (1.32%) IaaS
9 16 (1.05%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.86%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.66%) Datadog
13 10 (0.66%) GitHub
13 10 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 176 (11.60%) Firewall
2 90 (5.93%) Network Security
3 31 (2.04%) DNS
3 31 (2.04%) LAN
4 30 (1.98%) WAN
5 28 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (1.25%) SAN
7 18 (1.19%) Internet
8 17 (1.12%) VoIP
8 17 (1.12%) VPN
9 15 (0.99%) DHCP
10 13 (0.86%) IP Telephony
10 13 (0.86%) Wireless
11 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
12 11 (0.73%) SSL
13 10 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.59%) PPP
15 8 (0.53%) MPLS
15 8 (0.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (4.02%) Power BI
4 60 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 46 (3.03%) Big Data
6 42 (2.77%) MySQL
7 41 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 24 (1.58%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
13 19 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.05%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.05%) QlikView
15 14 (0.92%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
17 12 (0.79%) GIS
18 11 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 42 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 40 (2.64%) JIRA
4 31 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
7 10 (0.66%) Selenium
8 9 (0.59%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.46%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.40%) Subversion
12 5 (0.33%) ERwin
12 5 (0.33%) Maven
13 4 (0.26%) git-flow
13 4 (0.26%) Moq
14 3 (0.20%) Appium
14 3 (0.20%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.20%) Metasploit
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 341 (22.48%) Finance
2 183 (12.06%) Legal
3 127 (8.37%) Retail
4 108 (7.12%) Law
5 86 (5.67%) Marketing
6 64 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 55 (3.63%) Public Sector
8 49 (3.23%) Banking
9 38 (2.50%) Advertising
10 35 (2.31%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.25%) Games
12 18 (1.19%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.86%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.59%) Housing Association
15 9 (0.59%) Publishing
16 8 (0.53%) Automotive
17 5 (0.33%) Back Office
17 5 (0.33%) Electronics
17 5 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 241 (15.89%) Analyst
2 128 (8.44%) Architect
3 127 (8.37%) Developer
4 126 (8.31%) Security Analyst
5 110 (7.25%) Security Manager
6 108 (7.12%) Consultant
7 86 (5.67%) Information Manager
8 85 (5.60%) Information Security Manager
9 75 (4.94%) Information Analyst
9 75 (4.94%) Information Security Analyst
9 75 (4.94%) Security Consultant
10 74 (4.88%) IT Manager
11 70 (4.61%) Project Manager
12 65 (4.28%) Security Officer
13 61 (4.02%) Information Officer
13 61 (4.02%) Information Security Officer
13 61 (4.02%) Security Architect
14 57 (3.76%) Security Engineer
15 52 (3.43%) Senior Developer
16 41 (2.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.25%) .NET
2 69 (4.55%) HTML
3 60 (3.96%) CSS
4 44 (2.90%) AngularJS
4 44 (2.90%) Web Services
5 43 (2.83%) XML
6 42 (2.77%) .NET Framework
7 40 (2.64%) REST
8 37 (2.44%) jQuery
9 36 (2.37%) HTML5
10 33 (2.18%) ASP.NET
10 33 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (1.91%) Entity Framework
12 25 (1.65%) CSS3
13 23 (1.52%) JSON
13 23 (1.52%) React
14 22 (1.45%) Kafka
15 20 (1.32%) ADO.NET
15 20 (1.32%) SOAP
15 20 (1.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 207 (13.65%) Management Information System
2 150 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (7.78%) Data Protection Act
4 112 (7.38%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (2.24%) Blog
6 34 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 34 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 27 (1.78%) Data Centre
8 26 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
9 18 (1.19%) Reinsurance
9 18 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
9 18 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.86%) User Experience
12 12 (0.79%) Cloud Native
12 12 (0.79%) Driving Licence
12 12 (0.79%) Social Media
13 10 (0.66%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 153 (10.09%) Windows
2 99 (6.53%) Linux
3 64 (4.22%) Windows Server
4 54 (3.56%) Unix
5 30 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.19%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.99%) Solaris
10 13 (0.86%) Android
11 10 (0.66%) HPUX
12 5 (0.33%) CentOS
13 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.20%) OS/400
14 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.066%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (37.44%) Information Security
2 317 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (20.76%) Cybersecurity
4 310 (20.44%) Data Protection
5 221 (14.57%) Risk Management
6 200 (13.18%) Project Management
7 175 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 152 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
9 150 (9.89%) Data Privacy
9 150 (9.89%) SIEM
10 149 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 135 (8.90%) ITIL
12 131 (8.64%) Data Security
13 128 (8.44%) Analytics
14 121 (7.98%) DevOps
15 110 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
16 107 (7.05%) Security Architecture
17 104 (6.86%) Data Management
18 95 (6.26%) SDLC
19 93 (6.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 208 (13.71%) SQL
2 109 (7.19%) C#
3 93 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 71 (4.68%) Python
5 52 (3.43%) Java
6 48 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 39 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 35 (2.31%) C
9 25 (1.65%) VB
10 24 (1.58%) VB.NET
11 20 (1.32%) VB6
12 17 (1.12%) C++
13 16 (1.05%) PHP
14 15 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 14 (0.92%) R
16 12 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.79%) Bourne shell
16 12 (0.79%) C-shell
16 12 (0.79%) Korn
16 12 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 275 (18.13%) CISSP
2 240 (15.82%) CISM
3 237 (15.62%) Degree
4 98 (6.46%) CISA
5 96 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (5.80%) Security Cleared
7 60 (3.96%) SC Cleared
8 55 (3.63%) CRISC
9 37 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 33 (2.18%) CEH
11 28 (1.85%) PMP
12 27 (1.78%) GIAC
13 23 (1.52%) CISMP
14 22 (1.45%) SSCP
15 20 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 18 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
17 17 (1.12%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.99%) OSCP
19 14 (0.92%) CCNP
19 14 (0.92%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 555 (36.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 300 (19.78%) PCI DSS
3 196 (12.92%) NIST
4 90 (5.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 83 (5.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 71 (4.68%) Data Quality
7 61 (4.02%) SLA
8 60 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 56 (3.69%) QA
10 37 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 36 (2.37%) ISO 22301
12 32 (2.11%) COBIT
13 26 (1.71%) NCSC
14 25 (1.65%) HIPAA
14 25 (1.65%) ISO 9001
15 24 (1.58%) MiFID
16 21 (1.38%) Solvency II
17 20 (1.32%) EMIR
18 18 (1.19%) PSD2
19 14 (0.92%) NIST 800
System Software
1 69 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 63 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.77%) Docker
4 12 (0.79%) HDFS
5 9 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.59%) vSphere
6 6 (0.40%) Firmware
7 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.13%) Snort
9 2 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.066%) ACF2
10 1 (0.066%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.066%) Postfix
10 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.066%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (1.91%) Ansible
2 19 (1.25%) Terraform
3 17 (1.12%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
5 14 (0.92%) Grafana
6 12 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.73%) SCCM
8 10 (0.66%) Automic
8 10 (0.66%) Nagios
8 10 (0.66%) SCOM
9 9 (0.59%) CASB
9 9 (0.59%) Puppet
10 6 (0.40%) CSIRT
10 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.33%) WSUS
12 4 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 234 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 107 (7.05%) Oracle
3 80 (5.27%) VMware
4 54 (3.56%) Google
5 45 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
6 40 (2.64%) IBM
7 38 (2.50%) Cisco
8 31 (2.04%) Citrix
9 30 (1.98%) SAP
10 22 (1.45%) Informatica
10 22 (1.45%) Xamarin
11 20 (1.32%) Splunk
12 19 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.19%) HP
13 18 (1.19%) Pardot
13 18 (1.19%) ServiceNow
14 17 (1.12%) Tableau
15 16 (1.05%) CA
16 14 (0.92%) Workday
17 13 (0.86%) LogRhythm