Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 1176 -
Rank change year-on-year +620 - -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 834 73 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.037% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.86% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 718 54 0
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year -13.33% - -

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21589 26099 28063
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.21% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16166 20731 22027
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Top 15 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 18 August 2017. 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 +613 801 £60,000 -3.23% 111
London +403 440 £66,000 +6.45% 50
UK excluding London +361 385 £52,000 -13.33% 63
North of England +109 121 £50,000 +5.26% 21
South East +142 110 £50,000 -23.08% 23
North West +50 76 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Midlands +103 65 £55,000 - 7
East of England +59 48 £56,250 +87.30% 5
West Midlands +64 46 £55,000 - 5
Yorkshire +65 44 £49,750 +4.74% 12
Scotland +40 21 £46,250 - 1
East Midlands - 21 £47,500 - 2
South West - 16 £55,000 - 5
Wales +24 7 £45,000 - 1
North East - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing GDPR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GDPR.

1 415 (49.76%) Data Protection
2 400 (47.96%) Information Security
3 303 (36.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 267 (32.01%) Finance
5 243 (29.14%) CISSP
6 240 (28.78%) PCI DSS
7 183 (21.94%) CISM
8 176 (21.10%) Cybersecurity
9 151 (18.11%) Data Protection Act
10 145 (17.39%) Risk Management
11 119 (14.27%) Project Management
12 114 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
13 110 (13.19%) Management Information System
14 108 (12.95%) Cyber Essentials
15 107 (12.83%) CISA
16 100 (11.99%) Legal
16 100 (11.99%) Degree
17 97 (11.63%) Firewall
18 95 (11.39%) Microsoft
19 91 (10.91%) ISMS
20 89 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
21 82 (9.83%) Data Privacy
22 77 (9.23%) SIEM
23 75 (8.99%) Data Management
24 74 (8.87%) ITIL
25 73 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
26 71 (8.51%) Windows
27 67 (8.03%) SQL
28 66 (7.91%) Security Management
29 63 (7.55%) Retail

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 24 (2.88%) IIS
2 13 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.36%) CMS
6 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) Apache
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.92%) FastStats
2 9 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.36%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.40%) SaaS
4 13 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.08%) IaaS
6 8 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.96%) Office 365
7 4 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.48%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.48%) Fastly
7 4 (0.48%) Slack
8 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.36%) PaaS
9 2 (0.24%) G Suite
9 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 97 (11.63%) Firewall
2 41 (4.92%) Internet
3 34 (4.08%) Network Security
4 32 (3.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (3.48%) Wireless
6 23 (2.76%) VPN
7 18 (2.16%) VoIP
8 13 (1.56%) DHCP
8 13 (1.56%) DNS
8 13 (1.56%) LAN
9 11 (1.32%) SSL
9 11 (1.32%) WAN
10 9 (1.08%) HTTP
10 9 (1.08%) SSH
11 8 (0.96%) FTP
11 8 (0.96%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.96%) SMTP
11 8 (0.96%) SNMP
11 8 (0.96%) Telnet
12 5 (0.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (4.80%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 27 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 24 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 24 (2.88%) MySQL
7 23 (2.76%) Big Data
8 21 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 20 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 18 (2.16%) Power BI
10 18 (2.16%) QlikView
10 18 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 18 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.92%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 13 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (1.56%) TeamCity
1 13 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
2 4 (0.48%) CircleCI
2 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.48%) JIRA
2 4 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.24%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 267 (32.01%) Finance
2 100 (11.99%) Legal
3 63 (7.55%) Retail
4 55 (6.59%) Banking
5 39 (4.68%) Marketing
6 33 (3.96%) Law
7 23 (2.76%) Private Banking
8 20 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 19 (2.28%) Advertising
10 13 (1.56%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.20%) Automotive
12 9 (1.08%) Back Office
13 8 (0.96%) French Language
13 8 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.72%) Publishing
15 5 (0.60%) Billing
15 5 (0.60%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.48%) German Language
16 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 182 (21.82%) Analyst
2 126 (15.11%) Security Manager
3 100 (11.99%) Architect
4 91 (10.91%) Consultant
5 89 (10.67%) Security Analyst
6 63 (7.55%) Information Manager
6 63 (7.55%) Information Security Manager
7 54 (6.47%) Information Analyst
8 49 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
9 46 (5.52%) Security Consultant
10 42 (5.04%) Business Analyst
11 41 (4.92%) Data Architect
11 41 (4.92%) Data Protection Officer
11 41 (4.92%) IT Manager
12 37 (4.44%) Project Manager
12 37 (4.44%) Security Officer
13 36 (4.32%) Security Specialist
14 35 (4.20%) IT Analyst
15 31 (3.72%) Data Analyst
16 30 (3.60%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.04%) .NET
2 14 (1.68%) Web Services
3 13 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 8 (0.96%) 802.1X
4 8 (0.96%) LAMP
4 8 (0.96%) MSMQ
4 8 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.60%) Node.js
6 4 (0.48%) HTML
6 4 (0.48%) Serverless Framework
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.24%) REST
8 1 (0.12%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.12%) COM
8 1 (0.12%) CSS
8 1 (0.12%) HATEOAS
8 1 (0.12%) Kafka
8 1 (0.12%) React
8 1 (0.12%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.12%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 151 (18.11%) Data Protection Act
2 110 (13.19%) Management Information System
3 73 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.56%) Data Structures
5 24 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.80%) Fintech
8 13 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.44%) Internet of Things
10 10 (1.20%) CESG
10 10 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
11 9 (1.08%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.08%) Social Media
12 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
14 6 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
14 6 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.60%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.51%) Windows
2 57 (6.83%) Linux
3 41 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.68%) Unix
5 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.96%) CentOS
6 8 (0.96%) Debian
7 6 (0.72%) Android
7 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.36%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) OpenBSD
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (49.76%) Data Protection
2 400 (47.96%) Information Security
3 176 (21.10%) Cybersecurity
4 145 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 119 (14.27%) Project Management
6 114 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (10.91%) ISMS
8 89 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 82 (9.83%) Data Privacy
10 77 (9.23%) SIEM
11 75 (8.99%) Data Management
12 74 (8.87%) ITIL
13 66 (7.91%) Security Management
14 62 (7.43%) Data Modelling
15 61 (7.31%) Data Governance
16 59 (7.07%) Data Analysis
17 58 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (6.95%) Information Security Management
18 54 (6.47%) CRM
19 53 (6.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.03%) SQL
2 18 (2.16%) C
3 17 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 16 (1.92%) C#
4 16 (1.92%) Perl
5 10 (1.20%) Java
6 7 (0.84%) Python
7 5 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.36%) C++
8 3 (0.36%) Scala
9 2 (0.24%) COBOL
9 2 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.12%) ES6
10 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.12%) R
10 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 243 (29.14%) CISSP
2 183 (21.94%) CISM
3 107 (12.83%) CISA
4 100 (11.99%) Degree
5 45 (5.40%) CRISC
6 38 (4.56%) SANS
7 32 (3.84%) Security Cleared
8 29 (3.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 29 (3.48%) SC Cleared
9 24 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (2.16%) ISEB
11 18 (2.16%) MCITP
11 18 (2.16%) MCTS
12 15 (1.80%) CEH
12 15 (1.80%) CISMP
13 13 (1.56%) CCNP
14 9 (1.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 9 (1.08%) SSCP
15 8 (0.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (36.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 240 (28.78%) PCI DSS
3 108 (12.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 59 (7.07%) Data Quality
5 46 (5.52%) COBIT
6 26 (3.12%) MiFID
7 25 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 22 (2.64%) ISO 9001
10 20 (2.40%) ISO 22301
11 18 (2.16%) PMO
12 12 (1.44%) Solvency II
13 9 (1.08%) SAS 70
14 8 (0.96%) EMIR
15 7 (0.84%) HIPAA
15 7 (0.84%) SLA
16 6 (0.72%) QA
17 5 (0.60%) PA-DSS
17 5 (0.60%) SSAE 16
18 4 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 53 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.36%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Docker
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.12%) Postfix
6 1 (0.12%) Snort
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (1.80%) SCCM
2 6 (0.72%) SCOM
3 3 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (0.36%) Nessus
4 2 (0.24%) Nmap
5 1 (0.12%) EnCase
5 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.12%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.12%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 95 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.20%) Cisco
3 32 (3.84%) Oracle
4 26 (3.12%) VMware
5 23 (2.76%) Tableau
6 17 (2.04%) Cognizant
7 14 (1.68%) Citrix
8 9 (1.08%) Google
8 9 (1.08%) McAfee
8 9 (1.08%) Palo Alto
9 8 (0.96%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.96%) IBM
9 8 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.84%) CyberArk
11 6 (0.72%) iManage
12 5 (0.60%) Alteryx
13 4 (0.48%) Informatica
13 4 (0.48%) JDA
13 4 (0.48%) SAP
13 4 (0.48%) Talend