Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 894 1261
Rank change year-on-year +625 +367 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 2,207 289 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 0.17% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.58% 1.38% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 227 18
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.69% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,302 £63,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +12.24% -24.62% -

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 23,047 20,923 26,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.00% 12.16% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,901 16,536 21,339
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +618 2,002 £60,000 -4.00% 386
UK excluding London +499 1,088 £55,000 +12.24% 221
London +421 1,035 £65,000 -3.70% 184
North of England +243 323 £52,500 +23.53% 73
South East +190 287 £58,500 +30.00% 49
Yorkshire +155 164 £52,655 +23.89% 36
Midlands +110 132 £52,500 +9.38% 39
East of England +108 125 £52,500 -4.55% 22
North West +88 125 £48,500 -19.17% 31
South West +89 99 £50,000 -31.97% 19
West Midlands +70 99 £52,500 -8.70% 24
Scotland +36 77 £60,000 +14.29% 12
North East - 35 £55,000 - 6
East Midlands +33 33 £45,000 - 15
Wales +27 31 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Northern Ireland - 13 £45,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 861 (39.01%) Information Security
2 839 (38.02%) Data Protection
3 750 (33.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 654 (29.63%) Finance
5 580 (26.28%) CISSP
6 418 (18.94%) CISM
7 370 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
8 345 (15.63%) PCI DSS
9 338 (15.31%) CISA
10 333 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
11 318 (14.41%) Microsoft
12 300 (13.59%) Management Information System
13 271 (12.28%) Risk Management
14 265 (12.01%) Legal
14 265 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 258 (11.69%) Degree
16 248 (11.24%) ITIL
17 234 (10.60%) Firewall
18 225 (10.19%) Project Management
19 220 (9.97%) SQL
20 214 (9.70%) Windows
21 211 (9.56%) Data Privacy
22 198 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
23 195 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
24 178 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
25 177 (8.02%) SIEM
26 170 (7.70%) Data Security
27 161 (7.29%) Data Protection Act
28 160 (7.25%) SQL Server
29 156 (7.07%) Business Intelligence

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 98 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.08%) Documentum
3 35 (1.59%) IIS
4 26 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.13%) SAS
6 15 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.50%) LiveLink
8 10 (0.45%) CMS
8 10 (0.45%) FileNet
9 9 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.32%) Confluence
10 7 (0.32%) Liferay
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.27%) Apache
11 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Maximo
3 5 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.14%) iTrent
5 3 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.091%) Primavera
6 2 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.045%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.045%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.045%) Summit
7 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 198 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (6.07%) Office 365
4 120 (5.44%) SaaS
5 48 (2.17%) PaaS
6 36 (1.63%) IaaS
7 28 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (1.00%) OneDrive
9 13 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.23%) Taleo
15 4 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 4 (0.18%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 234 (10.60%) Firewall
2 114 (5.17%) Network Security
3 67 (3.04%) VPN
4 58 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 44 (1.99%) Internet
6 43 (1.95%) SSL
7 34 (1.54%) IPsec
8 33 (1.50%) Wireless
9 32 (1.45%) DNS
9 32 (1.45%) LAN
10 28 (1.27%) WAN
11 27 (1.22%) HTTP
12 20 (0.91%) TCP/IP
13 19 (0.86%) DHCP
14 15 (0.68%) VoIP
15 13 (0.59%) Cisco IPT
16 12 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (0.45%) VLAN
18 9 (0.41%) SMS
18 9 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 130 (5.89%) Big Data
3 90 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (2.45%) Power BI
5 45 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (1.40%) MySQL
11 26 (1.18%) QlikView
11 26 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.86%) Data Lake
13 19 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.50%) Pentaho
16 10 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 39 (1.77%) JIRA
2 24 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.54%) Burp Suite
6 12 (0.54%) Metasploit
6 12 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.41%) Maven
8 9 (0.41%) Subversion
9 6 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.23%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.18%) ER Studio
11 4 (0.18%) ERwin
11 4 (0.18%) PeopleTools
12 3 (0.14%) Ant
13 2 (0.091%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 654 (29.63%) Finance
2 265 (12.01%) Legal
3 154 (6.98%) Retail
4 139 (6.30%) Banking
5 115 (5.21%) Marketing
6 107 (4.85%) Law
7 83 (3.76%) Telecoms
8 62 (2.81%) Advertising
9 30 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.91%) Back Office
12 19 (0.86%) Games
13 15 (0.68%) Local Government
14 14 (0.63%) Billing
14 14 (0.63%) Private Banking
15 12 (0.54%) Publishing
16 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.41%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.36%) Front Office
18 6 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 382 (17.31%) Analyst
2 290 (13.14%) Consultant
3 256 (11.60%) Security Manager
4 201 (9.11%) IT Manager
5 186 (8.43%) Architect
6 168 (7.61%) Information Manager
7 146 (6.62%) Information Security Manager
7 146 (6.62%) Security Analyst
8 137 (6.21%) Security Consultant
9 136 (6.16%) Business Analyst
10 117 (5.30%) Project Manager
11 98 (4.44%) Data Protection Officer
12 77 (3.49%) Data Manager
12 77 (3.49%) Risk Manager
13 73 (3.31%) Developer
13 73 (3.31%) Information Analyst
13 73 (3.31%) Information Security Analyst
13 73 (3.31%) Security Officer
14 69 (3.13%) Data Consultant
15 66 (2.99%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.95%) AngularJS
2 40 (1.81%) HTML
2 40 (1.81%) Web Services
3 35 (1.59%) React
4 33 (1.50%) .NET
5 31 (1.40%) Django
6 27 (1.22%) HTML5
7 24 (1.09%) REST
8 18 (0.82%) SAML
9 15 (0.68%) CSS
9 15 (0.68%) D3.js
9 15 (0.68%) XML
10 14 (0.63%) LDAP
10 14 (0.63%) MSMQ
10 14 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (0.59%) jQuery
11 13 (0.59%) Node.js
12 12 (0.54%) OAuth
12 12 (0.54%) RESTful
13 11 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 300 (13.59%) Management Information System
2 195 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (7.29%) Data Protection Act
4 91 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 81 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 64 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 45 (2.04%) PKI
9 37 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 35 (1.59%) Fintech
11 31 (1.40%) Public Cloud
12 28 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
14 23 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
14 23 (1.04%) NHS
14 23 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
15 22 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 22 (1.00%) PMI
16 21 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
17 19 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 214 (9.70%) Windows
2 91 (4.12%) Windows Server
3 75 (3.40%) Linux
4 36 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (1.40%) Unix
6 24 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 22 (1.00%) Android
9 21 (0.95%) Kali Linux
10 16 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.63%) Solaris
12 13 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.14%) Debian
15 3 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.091%) CentOS
16 2 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (39.01%) Information Security
2 839 (38.02%) Data Protection
3 370 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
4 333 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
5 271 (12.28%) Risk Management
6 265 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 248 (11.24%) ITIL
8 225 (10.19%) Project Management
9 211 (9.56%) Data Privacy
10 178 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
11 177 (8.02%) SIEM
12 170 (7.70%) Data Security
13 156 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
14 147 (6.66%) Information Governance
15 143 (6.48%) Data Management
16 142 (6.43%) Change Management
17 140 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
18 129 (5.85%) Security Management
19 126 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
20 118 (5.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 220 (9.97%) SQL
2 104 (4.71%) Python
3 78 (3.53%) C#
4 65 (2.95%) Java
4 65 (2.95%) JavaScript
5 49 (2.22%) C++
5 49 (2.22%) Scala
6 46 (2.08%) C
6 46 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 35 (1.59%) Go
8 25 (1.13%) R
8 25 (1.13%) T-SQL
9 20 (0.91%) Perl
9 20 (0.91%) Ruby
10 19 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 19 (0.86%) PHP
11 16 (0.72%) VBA
12 14 (0.63%) Bourne shell
12 14 (0.63%) Korn
13 12 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 580 (26.28%) CISSP
2 418 (18.94%) CISM
3 338 (15.31%) CISA
4 258 (11.69%) Degree
5 80 (3.62%) Security Cleared
6 68 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (2.95%) CRISC
8 60 (2.72%) QiCA
9 57 (2.58%) SC Cleared
10 44 (1.99%) ISEB
11 40 (1.81%) SSCP
12 39 (1.77%) SANS
13 38 (1.72%) CCNA
13 38 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 38 (1.72%) GIAC
14 36 (1.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 35 (1.59%) PCI QSA
16 31 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (1.27%) DBS Check
17 28 (1.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 750 (33.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 345 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 122 (5.53%) COBIT
3 122 (5.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 101 (4.58%) Data Quality
5 71 (3.22%) ISO 9001
6 52 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 45 (2.04%) MiFID
8 38 (1.72%) QA
9 30 (1.36%) PSD2
10 28 (1.27%) SLA
11 27 (1.22%) Solvency II
12 26 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 21 (0.95%) ISO 22301
14 18 (0.82%) PMO
15 17 (0.77%) NIST 800
16 16 (0.72%) FATCA
17 15 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
18 14 (0.63%) IFRS
18 14 (0.63%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 97 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 56 (2.54%) Hyper-V
3 39 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.59%) vSphere
5 11 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.27%) Firmware
6 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.27%) XenApp
7 5 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.23%) Docker
8 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.045%) Squid
9 1 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
2 21 (0.95%) Core Impact
3 18 (0.82%) Nessus
4 17 (0.77%) SCCM
5 12 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.41%) Kibana
7 7 (0.32%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.32%) QRadar
8 6 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (0.27%) Puppet
8 6 (0.27%) SmoothWall
8 6 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.23%) Terraform
9 5 (0.23%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.18%) WSUS
11 3 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 318 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.58%) Cisco
3 99 (4.49%) Oracle
4 74 (3.35%) VMware
5 73 (3.31%) IBM
6 54 (2.45%) SAP
7 50 (2.27%) OpenText
8 46 (2.08%) Capita
8 46 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (1.50%) Tableau
10 32 (1.45%) Google
11 30 (1.36%) Citrix
12 24 (1.09%) Juniper
13 20 (0.91%) Sophos
14 18 (0.82%) CheckPoint
14 18 (0.82%) CyberArk
15 17 (0.77%) Micro Focus
16 14 (0.63%) Informatica
16 14 (0.63%) Symantec
17 13 (0.59%) McAfee