Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 1028 1275
Rank change year-on-year +740 +247 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 2,009 159 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.090% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.82% 0.73% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 1,697 122 0
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 -

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 22,781 21,835 26,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 12.41% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,741 17,314 21,307
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 17 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 21 February 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 +723 1,822 £60,000 - 329
London +485 976 £67,500 +3.85% 142
UK excluding London +541 947 £52,500 - 207
North of England +229 280 £55,000 +10.00% 53
South East +206 252 £58,500 +11.43% 42
Yorkshire +144 145 £55,000 +29.41% 19
Midlands +117 118 £49,000 +18.79% 39
North West +100 109 £55,000 -8.33% 28
East of England - 102 £53,750 - 35
West Midlands +72 93 £49,500 +16.47% 24
South West - 88 £50,000 - 18
Scotland +23 71 £55,000 +15.79% 12
East Midlands +26 28 £45,000 +20.00% 15
North East - 27 £52,500 - 6
Wales - 22 £40,000 - 8
Northern Ireland - 13 £45,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 824 (41.02%) Data Protection
2 753 (37.48%) Information Security
3 701 (34.89%) Finance
4 685 (34.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 519 (25.83%) CISSP
6 367 (18.27%) CISM
7 341 (16.97%) PCI DSS
8 339 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
9 292 (14.53%) Microsoft
10 277 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
11 273 (13.59%) CISA
12 248 (12.34%) Legal
13 246 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 237 (11.80%) Management Information System
15 229 (11.40%) Risk Management
16 225 (11.20%) Project Management
17 224 (11.15%) SQL
18 221 (11.00%) Data Security
19 201 (10.00%) Degree
20 199 (9.91%) ITIL
21 188 (9.36%) Firewall
22 186 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
23 182 (9.06%) Windows
24 181 (9.01%) Data Privacy
25 180 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
26 176 (8.76%) Penetration Testing
27 175 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
28 173 (8.61%) SIEM
29 171 (8.51%) Banking
30 167 (8.31%) Analytical Skills

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
1 102 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.89%) IIS
3 36 (1.79%) Documentum
4 21 (1.05%) SAS
4 21 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 20 (1.00%) Confluence
6 16 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 15 (0.75%) CMS
8 10 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.25%) Apache
10 5 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.25%) Liferay
10 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.20%) FileNet
11 4 (0.20%) LiveLink
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.100%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 55 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.60%) Maximo
3 7 (0.35%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.25%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.15%) iTrent
5 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.100%) Primavera
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.050%) Eikon
7 1 (0.050%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.050%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.050%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 175 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (5.82%) SaaS
4 115 (5.72%) Office 365
5 44 (2.19%) PaaS
6 37 (1.84%) IaaS
7 33 (1.64%) OneDrive
8 22 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.20%) Trello
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 188 (9.36%) Firewall
2 82 (4.08%) Network Security
3 45 (2.24%) VPN
4 40 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 35 (1.74%) SSL
6 27 (1.34%) LAN
7 25 (1.24%) WAN
8 23 (1.14%) Internet
9 21 (1.05%) DNS
9 21 (1.05%) HTTP
9 21 (1.05%) IPsec
10 19 (0.95%) Wireless
11 16 (0.80%) DHCP
12 11 (0.55%) TCP/IP
13 9 (0.45%) VoIP
14 8 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.40%) Cisco IPT
14 8 (0.40%) IP Telephony
15 6 (0.30%) Skype
15 6 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.62%) Big Data
3 97 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (3.29%) Power BI
5 43 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 41 (2.04%) QlikView
7 30 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.10%) Data Lake
11 21 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 20 (1.00%) MySQL
12 20 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (0.45%) MongoDB
17 8 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 42 (2.09%) JIRA
2 18 (0.90%) Metasploit
3 16 (0.80%) Burp Suite
3 16 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 14 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.35%) Selenium
9 6 (0.30%) Maven
9 6 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.30%) Subversion
10 5 (0.25%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.20%) ERwin
11 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.100%) Mocha
13 2 (0.100%) PeopleTools
14 1 (0.050%) Ant
14 1 (0.050%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 701 (34.89%) Finance
2 248 (12.34%) Legal
3 171 (8.51%) Banking
4 149 (7.42%) Retail
5 107 (5.33%) Marketing
6 101 (5.03%) Law
7 78 (3.88%) Telecoms
8 49 (2.44%) Advertising
9 31 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.05%) Private Banking
11 15 (0.75%) Back Office
11 15 (0.75%) Publishing
12 13 (0.65%) Games
13 11 (0.55%) Electronics
14 10 (0.50%) Automotive
14 10 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.45%) Front Office
16 7 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 393 (19.56%) Analyst
2 269 (13.39%) Consultant
3 231 (11.50%) Security Manager
4 206 (10.25%) IT Manager
5 165 (8.21%) Architect
6 149 (7.42%) Security Analyst
7 147 (7.32%) Security Consultant
8 140 (6.97%) Business Analyst
8 140 (6.97%) Information Manager
9 133 (6.62%) Information Security Manager
10 126 (6.27%) Project Manager
11 86 (4.28%) Data Analyst
11 86 (4.28%) Security Officer
12 84 (4.18%) Data Protection Officer
13 72 (3.58%) Information Security Officer
14 71 (3.53%) Risk Manager
15 70 (3.48%) Information Officer
16 63 (3.14%) Data Architect
16 63 (3.14%) IT Risk Manager
17 62 (3.09%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.49%) Web Services
2 28 (1.39%) AngularJS
3 26 (1.29%) HTML
4 23 (1.14%) React
5 22 (1.10%) Django
6 21 (1.05%) MSMQ
6 21 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 19 (0.95%) .NET
7 19 (0.95%) HTML5
8 16 (0.80%) REST
9 13 (0.65%) OAuth
9 13 (0.65%) SAML
10 11 (0.55%) CSS
11 10 (0.50%) Node.js
11 10 (0.50%) RESTful
12 9 (0.45%) OpenID
13 8 (0.40%) CGI
13 8 (0.40%) LDAP
13 8 (0.40%) SailPoint
13 8 (0.40%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 237 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 186 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
3 167 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (3.63%) Data Centre
5 55 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 39 (1.94%) PKI
8 34 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.64%) Fintech
10 28 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.19%) CESG
11 24 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 24 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.10%) NHS
12 22 (1.10%) PMI
13 21 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.05%) Smart Meter
14 20 (1.00%) User Experience
15 16 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 182 (9.06%) Windows
2 81 (4.03%) Windows Server
3 65 (3.24%) Linux
4 44 (2.19%) Unix
5 33 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.24%) Kali Linux
7 16 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 14 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.50%) Solaris
10 7 (0.35%) Android
11 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.20%) Debian
12 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.100%) CentOS
15 1 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.050%) VMS
15 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (41.02%) Data Protection
2 753 (37.48%) Information Security
3 339 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
4 277 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
5 246 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 229 (11.40%) Risk Management
7 225 (11.20%) Project Management
8 221 (11.00%) Data Security
9 199 (9.91%) ITIL
10 181 (9.01%) Data Privacy
11 180 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
12 176 (8.76%) Penetration Testing
13 173 (8.61%) SIEM
14 153 (7.62%) Data Management
15 132 (6.57%) Data Governance
16 131 (6.52%) CRM
17 130 (6.47%) Change Management
18 127 (6.32%) Security Management
19 126 (6.27%) Analytics
20 112 (5.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (11.15%) SQL
2 94 (4.68%) Python
3 70 (3.48%) C#
4 57 (2.84%) Java
5 46 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 46 (2.29%) PowerShell
6 44 (2.19%) C
7 39 (1.94%) Scala
8 35 (1.74%) C++
9 32 (1.59%) Perl
10 30 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.34%) Ruby
12 26 (1.29%) Go
12 26 (1.29%) VBA
13 24 (1.19%) Bourne shell
13 24 (1.19%) Korn
14 17 (0.85%) PHP
15 13 (0.65%) R
15 13 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 519 (25.83%) CISSP
2 367 (18.27%) CISM
3 273 (13.59%) CISA
4 201 (10.00%) Degree
5 82 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 68 (3.38%) CRISC
7 56 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (2.74%) QiCA
9 51 (2.54%) SC Cleared
10 44 (2.19%) ISEB
11 41 (2.04%) GIAC
12 40 (1.99%) SANS
12 40 (1.99%) SSCP
13 33 (1.64%) CCNA
14 28 (1.39%) CCSP
15 26 (1.29%) OSCP
15 26 (1.29%) PMI Certification
15 26 (1.29%) PMP
16 24 (1.19%) PCI QSA
17 21 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 685 (34.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 341 (16.97%) PCI DSS
3 105 (5.23%) Data Quality
4 98 (4.88%) COBIT
5 93 (4.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 50 (2.49%) MiFID
7 45 (2.24%) ISO 9001
8 42 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 36 (1.79%) QA
10 23 (1.14%) Solvency II
11 22 (1.10%) PSD2
12 21 (1.05%) ISO 22301
13 20 (1.00%) PMO
13 20 (1.00%) SLA
14 13 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (0.60%) NIST 800
16 11 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.55%) FATCA
17 10 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
17 10 (0.50%) IFRS
System Software
1 76 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 24 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.40%) vSphere
5 6 (0.30%) Docker
6 5 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.20%) Firmware
7 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.100%) XenApp
10 1 (0.050%) HDFS
10 1 (0.050%) Snort
Systems Management
1 35 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
2 25 (1.24%) Core Impact
3 23 (1.14%) SCCM
4 22 (1.10%) Nessus
5 10 (0.50%) SCOM
6 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.20%) QRadar
8 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.15%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.15%) Marathon
9 3 (0.15%) Mesos
9 3 (0.15%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.15%) WSUS
10 2 (0.100%) Ansible
10 2 (0.100%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 292 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 98 (4.88%) Oracle
3 71 (3.53%) Cisco
4 58 (2.89%) IBM
5 57 (2.84%) VMware
6 48 (2.39%) SAP
7 45 (2.24%) Tableau
8 44 (2.19%) OpenText
9 40 (1.99%) Capita
10 39 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (1.79%) Google
12 27 (1.34%) Citrix
13 24 (1.19%) Sybase
14 20 (1.00%) Talend
14 20 (1.00%) Varonis
15 19 (0.95%) Symantec
16 16 (0.80%) CyberArk
16 16 (0.80%) Splunk
17 15 (0.75%) Forcepoint
18 14 (0.70%) McAfee