Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 254 708
Rank change year-on-year +31 +454 +540
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 2,163 2,307 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.34% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.82% 10.36% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 1,828 437
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 19,995 22,267 20,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.91% 12.92% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14,559 17,097 16,071
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +42 2,029 £55,000 -8.33% 116
UK excluding London +72 1,345 £50,000 -4.76% 96
London -23 740 £62,500 -3.85% 45
Midlands +135 407 £49,250 -3.90% 15
South East +51 380 £50,000 -13.04% 15
North of England +12 332 £51,500 +6.19% 33
West Midlands +106 312 £47,500 -15.56% 6
North West +94 233 £55,000 +15.79% 18
East of England +61 105 £55,000 +4.76% 7
East Midlands +62 91 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -70 87 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South West -10 77 £47,850 -4.30% 1
Scotland -30 36 £48,750 -18.75% 20
Wales +13 34 £42,000 +5.00%
North East +6 12 £52,500 -16.00% 7
Isle of Man -1 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland -27 4 £50,000 +11.11% 5

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 817 (37.77%) Data Protection
2 592 (27.37%) Information Security
3 544 (25.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 475 (21.96%) Microsoft
5 445 (20.57%) Finance
6 439 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
7 413 (19.09%) ITIL
8 408 (18.86%) Cybersecurity
9 350 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 332 (15.35%) SQL
11 331 (15.30%) Windows
12 328 (15.16%) CISSP
13 323 (14.93%) Degree
14 317 (14.66%) PCI DSS
14 317 (14.66%) Management Information System
15 305 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
16 279 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
17 276 (12.76%) Project Management
18 273 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 268 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
20 247 (11.42%) Risk Management
21 236 (10.91%) Active Directory
22 235 (10.86%) CISM
23 209 (9.66%) Presales
24 203 (9.39%) SQL Server
25 200 (9.25%) Office 365
26 186 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
27 185 (8.55%) Security Cleared
28 184 (8.51%) Retail
29 181 (8.37%) Firewall

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
1 123 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.08%) Apache
3 35 (1.62%) CMS
4 34 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.16%) IIS
5 25 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.11%) Confluence
7 23 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 23 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 18 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 18 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.60%) Documentum
10 13 (0.60%) SAS
11 9 (0.42%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.37%) JBoss
13 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.18%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 118 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.32%) SPSS
8 5 (0.23%) Maple
8 5 (0.23%) Stata
9 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.092%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.046%) InDesign
12 1 (0.046%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.046%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 24 (1.11%) Temenos T24
2 14 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.23%) FastStats
5 5 (0.23%) Line 500
5 5 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.18%) Exstream
6 4 (0.18%) Line 50
6 4 (0.18%) OPENHousing
6 4 (0.18%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FS
8 2 (0.092%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.092%) iTrent
8 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 350 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 268 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
3 200 (9.25%) Office 365
4 93 (4.30%) SaaS
5 68 (3.14%) IaaS
6 67 (3.10%) Power Platform
7 61 (2.82%) PaaS
8 45 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 41 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 35 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.83%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.83%) Serverless
12 18 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (0.79%) PowerApps
14 16 (0.74%) OneDrive
15 15 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
16 13 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (0.55%) GitHub
17 12 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 181 (8.37%) Firewall
2 159 (7.35%) Network Security
3 102 (4.72%) DNS
4 86 (3.98%) Internet
5 53 (2.45%) SAN
6 51 (2.36%) VPN
7 49 (2.27%) WAN
8 46 (2.13%) DHCP
9 42 (1.94%) VLAN
10 40 (1.85%) SSL
11 37 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (1.66%) LAN
13 35 (1.62%) VoIP
14 34 (1.57%) HTTP
15 32 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (1.39%) Skype
17 28 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
18 27 (1.25%) OSPF
19 26 (1.20%) TCP/IP
20 25 (1.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
3 96 (4.44%) Big Data
4 63 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 59 (2.73%) Power BI
6 45 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (1.90%) NoSQL
8 40 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (1.62%) MySQL
11 30 (1.39%) QlikView
12 29 (1.34%) Data Lake
12 29 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 23 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
17 16 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (2.82%) JIRA
2 58 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 47 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.11%) Selenium
6 24 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (0.79%) Subversion
8 16 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.51%) Gradle
11 10 (0.46%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.18%) GitLab
13 4 (0.18%) Hudson
13 4 (0.18%) IDA Disassembler
13 4 (0.18%) NUnit
13 4 (0.18%) Protractor
14 3 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 445 (20.57%) Finance
2 184 (8.51%) Retail
3 155 (7.17%) Legal
4 106 (4.90%) Marketing
5 105 (4.85%) Law
6 85 (3.93%) Banking
7 53 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 50 (2.31%) Games
9 41 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.71%) Front Office
11 31 (1.43%) Back Office
12 25 (1.16%) Billing
13 21 (0.97%) Advertising
14 17 (0.79%) Publishing
15 16 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.23%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.18%) German Language
18 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 383 (17.71%) Analyst
2 273 (12.62%) Architect
3 166 (7.67%) Consultant
4 133 (6.15%) Security Analyst
5 121 (5.59%) IT Manager
6 116 (5.36%) Security Manager
7 111 (5.13%) Security Architect
8 103 (4.76%) Developer
9 87 (4.02%) Data Analyst
9 87 (4.02%) Security Consultant
10 82 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 81 (3.74%) Data Manager
12 70 (3.24%) Project Manager
13 69 (3.19%) Security Engineer
14 65 (3.01%) Information Analyst
14 65 (3.01%) Information Security Analyst
15 64 (2.96%) Information Manager
16 63 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
17 62 (2.87%) Information Security Manager
18 59 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (6.29%) .NET
2 80 (3.70%) HTML
3 74 (3.42%) Web Services
4 61 (2.82%) CSS
5 49 (2.27%) REST
6 46 (2.13%) AngularJS
7 43 (1.99%) ASP.NET
8 40 (1.85%) React
9 37 (1.71%) XML
10 31 (1.43%) .NET Framework
11 27 (1.25%) Spring
12 26 (1.20%) Node.js
13 24 (1.11%) JSON
14 22 (1.02%) OAuth
14 22 (1.02%) RESTful
15 21 (0.97%) SOAP
16 20 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (0.92%) jQuery
17 19 (0.88%) Spring Boot
18 18 (0.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 317 (14.66%) Management Information System
2 279 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (8.04%) Data Protection Act
4 165 (7.63%) Data Centre
5 121 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
6 84 (3.88%) Driving Licence
7 67 (3.10%) Public Cloud
8 53 (2.45%) User Experience
9 43 (1.99%) PKI
10 42 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
11 41 (1.90%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 26 (1.20%) Social Media
13 25 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 24 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.02%) NHS
16 21 (0.97%) Smartphone
17 20 (0.92%) Client/Server
17 20 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 331 (15.30%) Windows
2 150 (6.93%) Windows Server
3 148 (6.84%) Linux
4 57 (2.64%) Windows 10
5 49 (2.27%) Unix
5 49 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.53%) Android
8 30 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.37%) Solaris
13 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.18%) HPUX
15 3 (0.14%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.092%) CentOS
16 2 (0.092%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (37.77%) Data Protection
2 592 (27.37%) Information Security
3 439 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
4 413 (19.09%) ITIL
5 408 (18.86%) Cybersecurity
6 305 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
7 276 (12.76%) Project Management
8 273 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 247 (11.42%) Risk Management
10 209 (9.66%) Presales
11 186 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 181 (8.37%) Analytics
13 171 (7.91%) DevOps
14 169 (7.81%) PRINCE2
15 162 (7.49%) Scrum
16 153 (7.07%) Service Delivery
16 153 (7.07%) Service Management
17 152 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 152 (7.03%) SIEM
18 143 (6.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (15.35%) SQL
2 156 (7.21%) Java
3 110 (5.09%) PowerShell
4 107 (4.95%) C#
5 102 (4.72%) JavaScript
6 95 (4.39%) Python
7 56 (2.59%) R
8 47 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 34 (1.57%) PHP
10 31 (1.43%) Scala
11 29 (1.34%) C
12 26 (1.20%) Perl
13 24 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.97%) C++
15 17 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.65%) COBOL
16 14 (0.65%) RPG
16 14 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.60%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 328 (15.16%) CISSP
2 323 (14.93%) Degree
3 235 (10.86%) CISM
4 185 (8.55%) Security Cleared
5 144 (6.66%) CISA
6 89 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 79 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 76 (3.51%) SC Cleared
9 68 (3.14%) CRISC
10 64 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 55 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 50 (2.31%) MCSE
13 49 (2.27%) ISEB
14 46 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 46 (2.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 40 (1.85%) Postgraduate
16 38 (1.76%) DV Cleared
16 38 (1.76%) MCSA
17 34 (1.57%) CCSP
18 32 (1.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 544 (25.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 317 (14.66%) PCI DSS
3 133 (6.15%) NIST
4 108 (4.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 106 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 89 (4.11%) Data Quality
7 85 (3.93%) SLA
8 68 (3.14%) QA
9 57 (2.64%) ISO 9001
10 51 (2.36%) COBIT
10 51 (2.36%) ISO 22301
11 50 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 40 (1.85%) HIPAA
13 27 (1.25%) MiFID
14 23 (1.06%) NCSC
15 22 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 18 (0.83%) ISO 14001
17 16 (0.74%) PMO
18 14 (0.65%) GPG13
19 13 (0.60%) PSD2
System Software
1 236 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 104 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.50%) Docker
5 20 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.88%) XenApp
7 14 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 12 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.55%) vSphere
8 12 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.51%) HDFS
10 9 (0.42%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.32%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.18%) Snort
13 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.092%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.046%) KVM
15 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 59 (2.73%) SCCM
2 49 (2.27%) Kubernetes
3 40 (1.85%) SCOM
4 39 (1.80%) Puppet
5 38 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 37 (1.71%) Ansible
7 32 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (0.92%) IBM Guardium
10 19 (0.88%) Terraform
11 17 (0.79%) Nessus
12 13 (0.60%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.51%) Nagios
13 11 (0.51%) WSUS
14 9 (0.42%) AirWatch
14 9 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
15 7 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
15 7 (0.32%) MIIS
15 7 (0.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
16 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 475 (21.96%) Microsoft
2 156 (7.21%) VMware
3 145 (6.70%) Cisco
4 141 (6.52%) Oracle
5 95 (4.39%) IBM
6 86 (3.98%) SAP
7 67 (3.10%) Citrix
7 67 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
8 62 (2.87%) ServiceNow
9 61 (2.82%) Google
10 45 (2.08%) Splunk
11 44 (2.03%) Informatica
12 41 (1.90%) HP
13 39 (1.80%) Tableau
14 32 (1.48%) Cadence
14 32 (1.48%) CheckPoint
15 30 (1.39%) Adobe
16 28 (1.29%) McAfee
16 28 (1.29%) NetApp
16 28 (1.29%) Talend