Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 701 1244
Rank change year-on-year +457 +543 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 2,336 538 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 0.31% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.19% 2.58% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,849 461 38
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.64% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £87,550 £85,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22,915 20,885 26,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 12.07% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,536 16,110 21,034
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +431 2,130 £60,000 -4.00% 327
UK excluding London +403 1,199 £52,500 +0.96% 230
London +303 1,055 £65,000 -1.52% 112
North of England +222 330 £47,500 +5.56% 74
South East +200 324 £57,500 +17.35% 48
Midlands +139 190 £50,000 -2.44% 47
Yorkshire +162 168 £45,000 +5.88% 23
West Midlands +115 149 £55,000 - 37
North West +85 135 £49,500 +4.21% 40
East of England +96 125 £52,500 -4.55% 21
South West +95 111 £50,000 -31.97% 24
Scotland +37 77 £60,000 +14.29% 11
East Midlands +38 43 £45,000 - 10
Wales +43 34 £40,000 -15.79% 2
North East +11 28 £62,500 -21.88% 11
Northern Ireland - 8 £45,000 - 3
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 895 (38.31%) Information Security
2 884 (37.84%) Data Protection
3 725 (31.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 565 (24.19%) Finance
5 537 (22.99%) CISSP
6 419 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
7 401 (17.17%) CISM
8 387 (16.57%) Cybersecurity
9 357 (15.28%) PCI DSS
10 335 (14.34%) Microsoft
11 327 (14.00%) Management Information System
12 319 (13.66%) Risk Management
13 314 (13.44%) ITIL
14 300 (12.84%) CISA
15 297 (12.71%) Degree
16 292 (12.50%) Windows
17 286 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 270 (11.56%) Legal
19 262 (11.22%) Firewall
20 254 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
21 246 (10.53%) Project Management
22 232 (9.93%) SQL
23 208 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
24 202 (8.65%) Data Privacy
25 190 (8.13%) SIEM
26 187 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
27 185 (7.92%) SQL Server
27 185 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
28 177 (7.58%) Information Governance
29 169 (7.23%) Penetration Testing

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 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.01%) Documentum
3 39 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 34 (1.46%) IIS
5 24 (1.03%) SAS
6 18 (0.77%) FileNet
7 16 (0.68%) CMS
7 16 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.60%) LiveLink
9 12 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.39%) Apache
12 8 (0.34%) WordPress
13 7 (0.30%) Drupal
13 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.21%) Liferay
15 5 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 101 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.43%) Maximo
3 6 (0.26%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 5 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.13%) iTrent
7 2 (0.086%) Magento
7 2 (0.086%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.086%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.043%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.043%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 208 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
3 152 (6.51%) Office 365
4 112 (4.79%) SaaS
5 42 (1.80%) PaaS
6 30 (1.28%) IaaS
7 29 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.68%) OneDrive
9 15 (0.64%) Serverless
10 10 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
11 9 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.34%) G Suite
13 7 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 262 (11.22%) Firewall
2 142 (6.08%) Network Security
3 83 (3.55%) VPN
4 70 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 63 (2.70%) Internet
6 61 (2.61%) LAN
7 59 (2.53%) WAN
8 54 (2.31%) DNS
9 40 (1.71%) Wireless
10 37 (1.58%) SSL
11 36 (1.54%) IPsec
11 36 (1.54%) TCP/IP
12 30 (1.28%) HTTP
13 24 (1.03%) DHCP
14 22 (0.94%) SAN
15 21 (0.90%) Cisco IPT
16 20 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (0.77%) VoIP
18 14 (0.60%) Skype
19 13 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.38%) Big Data
3 99 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (2.48%) MySQL
5 58 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 55 (2.35%) Power BI
8 39 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 34 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 24 (1.03%) QlikView
12 21 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (0.81%) Data Lake
14 14 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 13 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.56%) Flink
16 12 (0.51%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 46 (1.97%) JIRA
3 34 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 20 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (0.56%) Subversion
9 12 (0.51%) Maven
10 11 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.30%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.26%) Burp Suite
14 4 (0.17%) PeopleTools
15 3 (0.13%) Ant
15 3 (0.13%) ER Studio
15 3 (0.13%) ERwin
16 2 (0.086%) gulp
16 2 (0.086%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 565 (24.19%) Finance
2 270 (11.56%) Legal
3 159 (6.81%) Retail
4 121 (5.18%) Marketing
5 118 (5.05%) Banking
6 96 (4.11%) Law
7 87 (3.72%) Telecoms
8 50 (2.14%) Advertising
9 35 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.33%) Back Office
11 23 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.94%) Local Government
12 22 (0.94%) Publishing
13 17 (0.73%) Games
14 16 (0.68%) Billing
15 11 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.39%) Hindi Language
16 9 (0.39%) Punjabi Language
16 9 (0.39%) Urdu Language
17 6 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 386 (16.52%) Analyst
2 281 (12.03%) Consultant
3 255 (10.92%) Security Manager
4 226 (9.67%) Architect
5 162 (6.93%) IT Manager
6 161 (6.89%) Information Manager
7 140 (5.99%) Security Analyst
8 134 (5.74%) Information Security Manager
9 118 (5.05%) Security Consultant
10 117 (5.01%) Business Analyst
11 114 (4.88%) Project Manager
12 104 (4.45%) Developer
13 81 (3.47%) Data Protection Officer
14 80 (3.42%) Information Analyst
14 80 (3.42%) Information Security Analyst
15 77 (3.30%) Data Manager
16 68 (2.91%) Security Architect
16 68 (2.91%) Security Officer
17 65 (2.78%) Information Officer
18 64 (2.74%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.61%) Web Services
2 60 (2.57%) HTML
3 55 (2.35%) .NET
4 52 (2.23%) AngularJS
5 37 (1.58%) React
6 31 (1.33%) CSS
6 31 (1.33%) Django
7 30 (1.28%) REST
8 29 (1.24%) HTML5
9 27 (1.16%) Node.js
10 23 (0.98%) XML
11 20 (0.86%) jQuery
11 20 (0.86%) SAML
12 19 (0.81%) D3.js
13 17 (0.73%) RESTful
14 16 (0.68%) .NET Framework
14 16 (0.68%) TensorFlow
15 14 (0.60%) Hibernate
16 13 (0.56%) LDAP
16 13 (0.56%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 327 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 254 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (6.42%) Data Protection Act
4 144 (6.16%) Data Centre
5 109 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 84 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.10%) Virtual Team
8 45 (1.93%) Mobile App
9 43 (1.84%) PKI
10 41 (1.76%) Freedom of Information
11 40 (1.71%) Public Cloud
12 38 (1.63%) Fintech
13 32 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
14 27 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
15 25 (1.07%) NHS
16 24 (1.03%) User Experience
17 23 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
18 22 (0.94%) Social Media
19 20 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
19 20 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 292 (12.50%) Windows
2 120 (5.14%) Windows Server
3 114 (4.88%) Linux
4 59 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (2.10%) Windows 10
6 42 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.28%) Android
7 30 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 26 (1.11%) Unix
9 20 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.56%) Kali Linux
11 13 (0.56%) Solaris
12 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.17%) Debian
13 4 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (38.31%) Information Security
2 884 (37.84%) Data Protection
3 419 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
4 387 (16.57%) Cybersecurity
5 319 (13.66%) Risk Management
6 314 (13.44%) ITIL
7 286 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 246 (10.53%) Project Management
9 202 (8.65%) Data Privacy
10 190 (8.13%) SIEM
11 185 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
12 177 (7.58%) Information Governance
13 169 (7.23%) Penetration Testing
14 152 (6.51%) Data Security
15 148 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
16 147 (6.29%) Scrum
17 141 (6.04%) Data Management
18 136 (5.82%) CRM
19 135 (5.78%) Security Management
20 130 (5.57%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 232 (9.93%) SQL
2 119 (5.09%) Python
3 94 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 88 (3.77%) C#
5 75 (3.21%) Java
6 55 (2.35%) Scala
7 51 (2.18%) C++
8 45 (1.93%) C
9 44 (1.88%) PowerShell
10 43 (1.84%) T-SQL
11 39 (1.67%) Go
12 37 (1.58%) R
13 35 (1.50%) PHP
14 25 (1.07%) VBA
15 23 (0.98%) Ruby
16 17 (0.73%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.73%) Perl
17 12 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 10 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 537 (22.99%) CISSP
2 401 (17.17%) CISM
3 300 (12.84%) CISA
4 297 (12.71%) Degree
5 95 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 78 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (2.57%) CRISC
8 58 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 56 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (2.35%) ISEB
11 52 (2.23%) SC Cleared
12 46 (1.97%) MCSE
13 45 (1.93%) CCNA
14 40 (1.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 39 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
16 35 (1.50%) SANS
17 34 (1.46%) DBS Check
17 34 (1.46%) GIAC
18 33 (1.41%) CEH
19 28 (1.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 725 (31.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 357 (15.28%) PCI DSS
3 144 (6.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 125 (5.35%) COBIT
5 108 (4.62%) Data Quality
6 101 (4.32%) ISO 9001
7 58 (2.48%) SLA
8 56 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (1.93%) QA
10 43 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 40 (1.71%) MiFID
12 33 (1.41%) ISO 22301
13 31 (1.33%) PSD2
14 23 (0.98%) Solvency II
15 20 (0.86%) PMO
16 18 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 17 (0.73%) FATCA
18 16 (0.68%) GPG13
19 15 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
20 13 (0.56%) IFRS
System Software
1 131 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 63 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (0.81%) Docker
6 17 (0.73%) XenApp
7 13 (0.56%) vSphere
8 11 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.30%) Firmware
9 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.13%) KVM
12 2 (0.086%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.086%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.043%) HDFS
13 1 (0.043%) Snort
13 1 (0.043%) Squid
13 1 (0.043%) Varnish
13 1 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.043%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (0.73%) SCCM
3 14 (0.60%) Kibana
4 13 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.51%) Core Impact
5 12 (0.51%) Nessus
6 10 (0.43%) Puppet
7 9 (0.39%) Terraform
8 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.30%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.26%) SmoothWall
10 5 (0.21%) Ansible
10 5 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.21%) WSUS
11 4 (0.17%) SCOM
11 4 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 335 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 127 (5.44%) Cisco
3 123 (5.27%) VMware
4 101 (4.32%) Oracle
5 93 (3.98%) IBM
6 67 (2.87%) SAP
7 51 (2.18%) Citrix
8 46 (1.97%) OpenText
9 42 (1.80%) Capita
10 40 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 37 (1.58%) Tableau
12 34 (1.46%) Juniper
13 32 (1.37%) CheckPoint
14 30 (1.28%) Google
14 30 (1.28%) ServiceNow
15 20 (0.86%) Informatica
16 19 (0.81%) HP
17 18 (0.77%) NetApp
17 18 (0.77%) SolarWinds
17 18 (0.77%) Sophos