Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 434 1140 -
Rank change year-on-year +706 - -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1201 77 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.040% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.50% 0.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 1040 55 0
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 -

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 21845 25080 27818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.08% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16220 19832 21995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £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 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 +718 1139 £60,000 - 152
London +449 631 £67,500 +8.87% 76
UK excluding London +459 531 £50,000 - 79
North of England +168 155 £50,000 +5.26% 20
South East +171 144 £51,000 -9.33% 37
Midlands +125 92 £47,500 - 10
North West +83 88 £50,000 +5.26% 14
East of England +90 72 £57,500 +91.46% 4
West Midlands +90 69 £51,250 - 8
Yorkshire +84 63 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South West - 38 £52,500 - 5
East Midlands - 27 £43,750 - 2
Scotland +18 26 £40,000 - 2
Wales +25 6 £35,050 - 1
North East - 4 £80,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 602 (50.12%) Data Protection
2 537 (44.71%) Information Security
3 420 (34.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 420 (34.97%) Finance
4 318 (26.48%) CISSP
4 318 (26.48%) PCI DSS
5 248 (20.65%) CISM
6 220 (18.32%) Cybersecurity
7 200 (16.65%) Data Protection Act
8 181 (15.07%) Risk Management
9 176 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
10 160 (13.32%) Project Management
11 153 (12.74%) Legal
12 146 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 138 (11.49%) Microsoft
14 137 (11.41%) Data Security
15 136 (11.32%) Management Information System
16 126 (10.49%) SQL
17 125 (10.41%) Degree
18 122 (10.16%) CISA
19 120 (9.99%) Windows
20 117 (9.74%) Firewall
21 112 (9.33%) Data Privacy
21 112 (9.33%) SIEM
22 109 (9.08%) ITIL
23 107 (8.91%) Banking
24 105 (8.74%) Data Management
25 102 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
26 100 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
27 99 (8.24%) ISMS

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 45 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.33%) IIS
3 18 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.08%) Confluence
5 12 (1.00%) CMS
6 11 (0.92%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.75%) SAS
8 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.67%) Documentum
9 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.42%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.33%) FileNet
13 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.17%) Kentico
15 1 (0.083%) Apache
15 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.083%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.08%) FastStats
3 2 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.083%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.41%) SaaS
4 22 (1.83%) Office 365
5 18 (1.50%) OneDrive
6 14 (1.17%) IaaS
7 13 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.83%) PaaS
10 5 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.33%) Fastly
11 4 (0.33%) Serverless
11 4 (0.33%) Slack
12 2 (0.17%) G Suite
12 2 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 117 (9.74%) Firewall
2 47 (3.91%) Network Security
3 41 (3.41%) Internet
4 27 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (2.16%) Wireless
6 25 (2.08%) VPN
7 17 (1.42%) DNS
8 16 (1.33%) DHCP
8 16 (1.33%) LAN
9 14 (1.17%) VoIP
9 14 (1.17%) WAN
10 10 (0.83%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.75%) IP Telephony
11 9 (0.75%) SSL
12 7 (0.58%) SSH
13 6 (0.50%) HTTP
13 6 (0.50%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.50%) SNMP
14 5 (0.42%) FTP
14 5 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (4.16%) Big Data
4 42 (3.50%) Relational Database
5 41 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 34 (2.83%) Power BI
7 33 (2.75%) QlikView
8 30 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.25%) MySQL
10 25 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.83%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 21 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (1.67%) MongoDB
14 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
14 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (1.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 20 (1.67%) JIRA
1 20 (1.67%) TeamCity
2 19 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 14 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.67%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.58%) Selenium
7 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.33%) Burp Suite
8 4 (0.33%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.17%) Mocha
9 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.083%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.083%) Subversion
General
1 420 (34.97%) Finance
2 153 (12.74%) Legal
3 107 (8.91%) Banking
4 96 (7.99%) Retail
5 59 (4.91%) Marketing
6 44 (3.66%) Law
7 28 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.16%) Private Banking
9 20 (1.67%) Advertising
10 18 (1.50%) Automotive
11 15 (1.25%) Publishing
12 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.67%) Electronics
14 7 (0.58%) Back Office
14 7 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.42%) Billing
16 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.33%) Games
17 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 282 (23.48%) Analyst
2 164 (13.66%) Security Manager
3 142 (11.82%) Consultant
4 116 (9.66%) Security Analyst
5 113 (9.41%) Architect
6 100 (8.33%) Information Manager
7 98 (8.16%) Information Security Manager
8 81 (6.74%) Security Consultant
9 77 (6.41%) IT Manager
9 77 (6.41%) Project Manager
10 76 (6.33%) Business Analyst
11 67 (5.58%) Data Analyst
12 62 (5.16%) Data Protection Officer
12 62 (5.16%) Security Officer
13 60 (5.00%) IT Analyst
14 54 (4.50%) Information Analyst
15 48 (4.00%) Data Architect
15 48 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
16 43 (3.58%) Information Security Officer
17 41 (3.41%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.75%) .NET
2 17 (1.42%) Web Services
3 15 (1.25%) MSMQ
3 15 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (1.17%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.67%) Node.js
6 7 (0.58%) HTML
7 6 (0.50%) CGI
8 5 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.42%) LAMP
9 4 (0.33%) Serverless Framework
10 3 (0.25%) CSS
10 3 (0.25%) OAuth
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.17%) Chai
11 2 (0.17%) OAuth2
11 2 (0.17%) React Native
11 2 (0.17%) Redux
11 2 (0.17%) REST
12 1 (0.083%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 200 (16.65%) Data Protection Act
2 136 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 95 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.25%) Data Structures
5 34 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.67%) CESG
8 17 (1.42%) Fintech
9 15 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.08%) Internet of Things
10 13 (1.08%) Smart Meter
11 12 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
11 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.92%) PKI
13 10 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
13 10 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.83%) Reference Data
14 9 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.99%) Windows
2 73 (6.08%) Linux
3 58 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.16%) Unix
5 26 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.67%) Android
10 7 (0.58%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.50%) CentOS
11 6 (0.50%) Debian
11 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.083%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (50.12%) Data Protection
2 537 (44.71%) Information Security
3 220 (18.32%) Cybersecurity
4 181 (15.07%) Risk Management
5 176 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (13.32%) Project Management
7 146 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 137 (11.41%) Data Security
9 112 (9.33%) Data Privacy
9 112 (9.33%) SIEM
10 109 (9.08%) ITIL
11 105 (8.74%) Data Management
12 102 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
13 100 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
14 99 (8.24%) ISMS
15 94 (7.83%) CRM
16 89 (7.41%) Data Governance
17 87 (7.24%) Security Management
18 81 (6.74%) Analytics
19 78 (6.49%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (10.49%) SQL
2 33 (2.75%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.41%) C
3 29 (2.41%) C#
4 28 (2.33%) Perl
5 27 (2.25%) Python
6 22 (1.83%) Java
7 18 (1.50%) VBA
8 13 (1.08%) Scala
9 12 (1.00%) Ruby
10 11 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.83%) Bourne shell
11 10 (0.83%) Korn
12 4 (0.33%) C++
12 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.25%) COBOL
13 3 (0.25%) ES6
13 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.17%) R
14 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 318 (26.48%) CISSP
2 248 (20.65%) CISM
3 125 (10.41%) Degree
4 122 (10.16%) CISA
5 64 (5.33%) CRISC
6 55 (4.58%) Security Cleared
7 46 (3.83%) SANS
8 37 (3.08%) SC Cleared
9 35 (2.91%) CESG Certified Professional
10 27 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (2.16%) ISEB
12 22 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (1.75%) CISMP
14 19 (1.58%) MCITP
14 19 (1.58%) MCTS
15 15 (1.25%) SSCP
16 14 (1.17%) GIAC
17 13 (1.08%) CEH
18 11 (0.92%) CCSP
18 11 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (34.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 318 (26.48%) PCI DSS
3 97 (8.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 85 (7.08%) Data Quality
5 62 (5.16%) COBIT
6 34 (2.83%) MiFID
7 29 (2.41%) PMO
8 28 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (2.25%) ISO 9001
9 27 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 26 (2.16%) ISO 22301
11 16 (1.33%) QA
12 15 (1.25%) EMIR
13 12 (1.00%) PSD2
13 12 (1.00%) SAS 70
13 12 (1.00%) Solvency II
14 11 (0.92%) GCP
14 11 (0.92%) SLA
15 10 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 69 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.33%) vSphere
5 3 (0.25%) Docker
5 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.17%) Snort
7 1 (0.083%) HDFS
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.083%) Postfix
7 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.083%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.083%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (1.58%) SCCM
2 12 (1.00%) SCOM
3 8 (0.67%) Nessus
4 4 (0.33%) Core Impact
5 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.17%) Nmap
7 1 (0.083%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.083%) EnCase
7 1 (0.083%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.083%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.083%) Suricata
7 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 138 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.83%) Oracle
3 39 (3.25%) Cisco
3 39 (3.25%) VMware
4 35 (2.91%) Tableau
5 21 (1.75%) IBM
6 18 (1.50%) Citrix
7 16 (1.33%) Google
8 15 (1.25%) Splunk
8 15 (1.25%) Sybase
9 14 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.17%) Talend
10 13 (1.08%) Capita
11 12 (1.00%) SAP
12 11 (0.92%) iManage
12 11 (0.92%) McAfee
12 11 (0.92%) Symantec
12 11 (0.92%) Varonis
13 10 (0.83%) MobileIron
14 9 (0.75%) LogRhythm