Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 443 1164
Rank change year-on-year +211 +721 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 2,384 1,206 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 0.69% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.03% 5.55% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,724 1,044 56
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £37,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £94,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 21,614 21,724 25,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 12.43% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16,398 16,104 19,755
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 October 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 October 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 +199 2,240 £54,000 -10.00% 376
UK excluding London +260 1,459 £47,500 -5.00% 273
London +92 860 £62,500 -7.41% 119
North of England +178 447 £45,000 -10.00% 86
Midlands +180 359 £45,000 -5.26% 45
South East +132 331 £47,500 -8.65% 62
West Midlands +185 312 £45,000 -12.20% 27
North West +136 275 £47,500 -5.00% 54
Yorkshire +92 138 £45,000 - 24
South West +90 134 £47,500 -9.52% 39
East of England +56 104 £48,000 -16.52% 25
East Midlands +19 50 £45,000 +2.86% 18
Scotland +17 41 £56,250 +40.63% 11
North East +22 34 £55,000 -31.25% 8
Wales +28 30 £40,000 +14.12% 3
Northern Ireland +18 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,029 (43.16%) Data Protection
2 865 (36.28%) Information Security
3 723 (30.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 643 (26.97%) Finance
5 522 (21.90%) CISSP
6 458 (19.21%) PCI DSS
7 447 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 428 (17.95%) ITIL
9 409 (17.16%) Windows
10 396 (16.61%) Cybersecurity
11 366 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
12 355 (14.89%) Management Information System
13 330 (13.84%) Risk Management
14 324 (13.59%) CISM
15 323 (13.55%) Degree
16 307 (12.88%) Project Management
17 302 (12.67%) SQL
18 289 (12.12%) Legal
19 284 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
20 283 (11.87%) SIEM
21 272 (11.41%) Firewall
22 269 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
23 263 (11.03%) Data Centre
24 229 (9.61%) Linux
25 214 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
26 212 (8.89%) Network Security
26 212 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
27 208 (8.72%) CISA
27 208 (8.72%) Business Continuity
28 207 (8.68%) Problem-Solving

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 83 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.34%) Apache
3 28 (1.17%) IIS
4 27 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.01%) SAS
6 21 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.80%) Confluence
7 19 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.55%) CMS
8 13 (0.55%) Documentum
8 13 (0.55%) nginx
8 13 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.46%) WordPress
11 10 (0.42%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.34%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.34%) FileNet
14 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 139 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 139 (5.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 137 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.13%) Stata
9 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.084%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.21%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.21%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.13%) RiskWrite
5 3 (0.13%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.084%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.084%) Magento
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.084%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.084%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.084%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.084%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 214 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 156 (6.54%) Office 365
4 113 (4.74%) SaaS
5 46 (1.93%) PaaS
6 36 (1.51%) Serverless
7 34 (1.43%) IaaS
8 24 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.92%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (0.80%) DigitalOcean
11 19 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.50%) G Suite
14 11 (0.46%) GitHub
15 10 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.38%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 272 (11.41%) Firewall
2 212 (8.89%) Network Security
3 90 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
4 83 (3.48%) LAN
5 74 (3.10%) DNS
6 71 (2.98%) WAN
7 68 (2.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 59 (2.47%) VPN
9 55 (2.31%) Internet
10 53 (2.22%) TCP/IP
11 32 (1.34%) SAN
12 31 (1.30%) SSL
13 28 (1.17%) DHCP
13 28 (1.17%) HTTP
14 26 (1.09%) Wireless
15 25 (1.05%) VoIP
16 22 (0.92%) Intranet
17 20 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (0.76%) Unified Communications
19 16 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.36%) Big Data
3 102 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
4 78 (3.27%) MySQL
5 62 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 58 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 57 (2.39%) Power BI
8 48 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (1.51%) NoSQL
10 31 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 26 (1.09%) Redis
12 25 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 23 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.63%) QlikView
17 14 (0.59%) Amazon Aurora
18 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 74 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.31%) JIRA
3 43 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 33 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (1.34%) Subversion
6 29 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 27 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 25 (1.05%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.46%) Maven
12 10 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.34%) Selenium
14 6 (0.25%) gulp
14 6 (0.25%) Hudson
14 6 (0.25%) SonarQube
14 6 (0.25%) webpack
15 5 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.21%) Metasploit
16 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 643 (26.97%) Finance
2 289 (12.12%) Legal
3 181 (7.59%) Retail
4 126 (5.29%) Marketing
5 125 (5.24%) Banking
6 110 (4.61%) Law
7 66 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 57 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 47 (1.97%) Advertising
10 37 (1.55%) Back Office
11 31 (1.30%) Publishing
12 24 (1.01%) Local Government
13 22 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.80%) Hindi Language
14 19 (0.80%) Punjabi Language
14 19 (0.80%) Urdu Language
15 17 (0.71%) Billing
16 16 (0.67%) Front Office
17 14 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 412 (17.28%) Analyst
2 257 (10.78%) Architect
3 224 (9.40%) Security Manager
4 207 (8.68%) Security Analyst
5 180 (7.55%) Consultant
6 139 (5.83%) Information Manager
7 129 (5.41%) Developer
8 127 (5.33%) Information Security Manager
9 116 (4.87%) Project Manager
10 105 (4.40%) IT Analyst
11 102 (4.28%) IT Manager
12 101 (4.24%) Security Officer
13 98 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
14 93 (3.90%) IT Security Analyst
15 81 (3.40%) Senior Security Analyst
16 80 (3.36%) Information Security Officer
17 77 (3.23%) Security Consultant
18 73 (3.06%) Information Officer
18 73 (3.06%) Security Architect
19 72 (3.02%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (4.53%) HTML
2 104 (4.36%) .NET
3 92 (3.86%) Web Services
4 86 (3.61%) CSS
5 52 (2.18%) Node.js
6 49 (2.06%) AngularJS
7 40 (1.68%) React
8 37 (1.55%) ASP.NET
9 36 (1.51%) HTML5
9 36 (1.51%) jQuery
10 31 (1.30%) REST
11 29 (1.22%) Spring
12 26 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
13 25 (1.05%) SOAP
14 22 (0.92%) OAuth
15 19 (0.80%) .NET Framework
16 18 (0.76%) Express
16 18 (0.76%) JSON
16 18 (0.76%) RESTful
16 18 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 355 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 269 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 263 (11.03%) Data Centre
4 150 (6.29%) Data Protection Act
5 138 (5.79%) Computer Science
6 131 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
7 62 (2.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 50 (2.10%) User Experience
9 45 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
10 35 (1.47%) PKI
11 34 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.38%) Fintech
12 33 (1.38%) Freedom of Information
13 32 (1.34%) NHS
14 27 (1.13%) CMDB
15 24 (1.01%) Public Cloud
16 23 (0.96%) Cyberattack
16 23 (0.96%) Social Media
17 22 (0.92%) Life Science
17 22 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 409 (17.16%) Windows
2 229 (9.61%) Linux
3 133 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 66 (2.77%) Windows 10
5 60 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (2.35%) Unix
7 52 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.26%) Android
10 18 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.29%) CentOS
13 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.21%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.13%) Debian
17 3 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,029 (43.16%) Data Protection
2 865 (36.28%) Information Security
3 428 (17.95%) ITIL
4 396 (16.61%) Cybersecurity
5 366 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
6 330 (13.84%) Risk Management
7 307 (12.88%) Project Management
8 284 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 283 (11.87%) SIEM
10 212 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
11 208 (8.72%) Business Continuity
12 207 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
13 191 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 185 (7.76%) Vulnerability Management
15 184 (7.72%) Data Privacy
16 181 (7.59%) Service Delivery
17 172 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
18 166 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
19 163 (6.84%) PRINCE2
20 160 (6.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 302 (12.67%) SQL
2 135 (5.66%) JavaScript
3 87 (3.65%) Java
4 69 (2.89%) C#
4 69 (2.89%) Python
5 63 (2.64%) PHP
6 61 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 50 (2.10%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.34%) C
9 30 (1.26%) VBA
10 28 (1.17%) R
11 20 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.80%) C++
13 16 (0.67%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.63%) ES6
14 15 (0.63%) ES8
14 15 (0.63%) Ruby
15 14 (0.59%) Scala
16 13 (0.55%) Perl
17 12 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 522 (21.90%) CISSP
2 324 (13.59%) CISM
3 323 (13.55%) Degree
4 208 (8.72%) CISA
5 126 (5.29%) Security Cleared
6 95 (3.98%) SANS
7 93 (3.90%) CREST Certified
8 87 (3.65%) ISEB
9 81 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 76 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 71 (2.98%) MCSE
12 62 (2.60%) CRISC
13 61 (2.56%) SC Cleared
14 58 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
15 57 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
16 52 (2.18%) CEH
17 43 (1.80%) CCNA
18 42 (1.76%) MCP
19 31 (1.30%) PMI Certification
20 30 (1.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 723 (30.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 458 (19.21%) PCI DSS
3 161 (6.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 105 (4.40%) SLA
5 97 (4.07%) COBIT
6 65 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 61 (2.56%) Data Quality
8 52 (2.18%) QA
9 50 (2.10%) ISO 9001
10 44 (1.85%) Solvency II
11 43 (1.80%) ISO 22301
12 42 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 33 (1.38%) PMO
14 32 (1.34%) MiFID
15 23 (0.96%) HIPAA
16 22 (0.92%) FATCA
17 20 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
18 19 (0.80%) IFRS
18 19 (0.80%) IFRS 9
18 19 (0.80%) PSD2
System Software
1 142 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.52%) Docker
4 49 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.05%) Snort
5 25 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.67%) XenApp
7 11 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (0.46%) vSphere
7 11 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.21%) Firmware
10 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.13%) KVM
11 3 (0.13%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.084%) HDFS
12 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.084%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.042%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (1.47%) Ansible
2 30 (1.26%) SCCM
3 25 (1.05%) Puppet
4 23 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.88%) OSSEC
6 20 (0.84%) Terraform
7 15 (0.63%) SCOM
8 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.46%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.46%) WSUS
10 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (0.42%) Nagios
11 9 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.38%) Kibana
11 9 (0.38%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.34%) Nessus
12 8 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.34%) vRealize
13 6 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 6 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 447 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 206 (8.64%) VMware
3 170 (7.13%) Cisco
4 116 (4.87%) Oracle
5 72 (3.02%) Citrix
6 58 (2.43%) IBM
7 52 (2.18%) Google
8 49 (2.06%) SAP
9 43 (1.80%) HP
10 42 (1.76%) ServiceNow
11 35 (1.47%) CheckPoint
12 31 (1.30%) EMC
13 30 (1.26%) NetApp
14 29 (1.22%) Splunk
15 28 (1.17%) Tableau
16 23 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.92%) Apple
17 22 (0.92%) LogRhythm
18 18 (0.76%) SolarWinds
19 17 (0.71%) Sophos