General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring GDPR skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited GDPR over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 178 291 263
Rank change year-on-year +113 -28 -14
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,551 998 2,839
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.18% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.90% 7.53% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 899 673 1,395
10th Percentile £25,200 £26,772 £32,500
25th Percentile £33,125 £41,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,700 £55,000 £57,384
Median % change year-on-year -9.64% -4.15% +4.33%
75th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £91,850 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +12.30%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

GDPR falls under the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 13,031 13,258 31,797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 15.72% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,417 7,983 14,170
10th Percentile £27,000 £32,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £37,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +1.14%
75th Percentile £71,750 £76,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,139 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +0.28% +5.26%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GDPR as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GDPR.

Salary trend for GDPR in the UK

GDPR
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GDPR over the 6 months to 17 July 2024.

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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +114 1,416 £49,700 -9.64% 541
UK excluding London +126 1,218 £45,500 -13.33% 502
North of England +143 361 £40,000 -20.38% 130
Work from Home +13 346 £51,000 -15.35% 178
South East +95 337 £52,945 -11.76% 121
London +18 282 £58,000 -7.20% 95
Midlands +55 218 £50,000 -10.71% 113
North West +70 174 £40,000 -20.38% 70
West Midlands +47 145 £53,500 -2.73% 65
Yorkshire +94 138 £42,500 -5.56% 49
South West +8 124 £37,500 - 62
East of England +23 82 £50,000 -9.09% 60
East Midlands +14 70 £35,250 -39.74% 44
Scotland -20 65 £39,000 -34.48% 26
North East +23 49 £42,000 -6.92% 14
Wales +30 27 £32,500 +18.18% 7
Northern Ireland +16 4 - - 2

GDPR
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 134 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.03%) Microsoft Exchange
3 19 (1.23%) CMS
3 19 (1.23%) WordPress
4 17 (1.10%) Confluence
5 10 (0.64%) Umbraco
6 8 (0.52%) SAS
7 6 (0.39%) Apache
8 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.19%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.13%) IIS
12 1 (0.064%) nginx
12 1 (0.064%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.064%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 152 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.84%) AutoCAD
5 9 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) Revit
9 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.064%) InDesign
9 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.064%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.26%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) iTrent
5 3 (0.19%) Raiser’s Edge
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Shopify
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.13%) BambooHR
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.064%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.064%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.064%) FastStats
7 1 (0.064%) Primavera
7 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.064%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.064%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 356 (22.95%) Azure
2 272 (17.54%) Microsoft 365
3 255 (16.44%) GCP
4 187 (12.06%) AWS
5 182 (11.73%) Power Platform
6 52 (3.35%) Entra ID
7 36 (2.32%) SaaS
8 32 (2.06%) Serverless
9 26 (1.68%) IaaS
10 25 (1.61%) OneDrive
11 24 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 23 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (1.48%) PaaS
13 22 (1.42%) Azure DevOps
14 20 (1.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 19 (1.23%) Snowflake
16 17 (1.10%) GitHub
17 16 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
17 16 (1.03%) Matillion
18 14 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 126 (8.12%) Firewall
2 47 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
3 41 (2.64%) WAN
4 40 (2.58%) VPN
5 37 (2.39%) DNS
5 37 (2.39%) Network Security
5 37 (2.39%) Wireless
6 26 (1.68%) LAN
7 25 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (1.35%) 4G
9 19 (1.23%) Intranet
10 18 (1.16%) Internet
10 18 (1.16%) TCP/IP
11 17 (1.10%) VLAN
12 15 (0.97%) Structured Cabling
12 15 (0.97%) VoIP
13 13 (0.84%) 3G
13 13 (0.84%) MPLS
13 13 (0.84%) MQTT
13 13 (0.84%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (14.96%) Looker
2 229 (14.76%) BigQuery
3 156 (10.06%) Power BI
4 105 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (4.71%) SQL Server
6 44 (2.84%) Data Lake
7 42 (2.71%) Metadata
8 32 (2.06%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.68%) MySQL
10 23 (1.48%) Tableau
11 16 (1.03%) Big Data
11 16 (1.03%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.71%) DynamoDB
14 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.58%) SAP HANA
16 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
18 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (6.19%) JIRA
2 37 (2.39%) Git
3 17 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.39%) MSBuild
5 6 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.32%) GitLab
6 5 (0.32%) Xcode
7 4 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.26%) Selenium
7 4 (0.26%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.13%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.13%) MLflow
9 1 (0.064%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.064%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.064%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.064%) Vite
General
1 526 (33.91%) Social Skills
2 398 (25.66%) Analytical Skills
3 396 (25.53%) Finance
4 296 (19.08%) Legal
5 162 (10.44%) Banking
6 78 (5.03%) Retail
7 77 (4.96%) Law
8 70 (4.51%) Marketing
9 67 (4.32%) Organisational Skills
10 59 (3.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 45 (2.90%) Games
11 45 (2.90%) Telecoms
12 40 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
13 28 (1.81%) Manufacturing
14 27 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
16 21 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
16 21 (1.35%) Public Sector
17 15 (0.97%) Environmental Health
18 14 (0.90%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 214 (13.80%) Analyst
2 208 (13.41%) Senior
3 174 (11.22%) Data Engineer
4 160 (10.32%) Principal Engineer
5 159 (10.25%) Platform Engineer
5 159 (10.25%) Principal Data Engineer
6 143 (9.22%) Architect
7 100 (6.45%) Data Architect
8 99 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
9 95 (6.13%) Lead
10 74 (4.77%) IT Manager
11 69 (4.45%) Developer
12 68 (4.38%) Support Engineer
13 63 (4.06%) Security Manager
14 58 (3.74%) Consultant
14 58 (3.74%) IT Support
15 51 (3.29%) Security Analyst
16 49 (3.16%) Data Manager
17 48 (3.09%) IT Engineer
18 40 (2.58%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.90%) HTML
2 36 (2.32%) .NET
2 36 (2.32%) CSS
3 29 (1.87%) RESTful
4 27 (1.74%) REST
5 22 (1.42%) Web Services
6 21 (1.35%) XML
7 16 (1.03%) jQuery
7 16 (1.03%) React
8 14 (0.90%) Node.js
9 13 (0.84%) gRPC
10 12 (0.77%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.71%) HTML5
11 11 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (0.71%) Spring
12 9 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.58%) EDI
12 9 (0.58%) JSON
12 9 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (0.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 315 (20.31%) Self-Motivation
2 171 (11.03%) Management Information System
3 81 (5.22%) Data Protection Act
4 69 (4.45%) Driving Licence
5 52 (3.35%) NHS
6 51 (3.29%) Security Posture
7 50 (3.22%) Data Centre
8 40 (2.58%) Cyber Threat
9 23 (1.48%) Onboarding
10 21 (1.35%) IoT
11 20 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
12 18 (1.16%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.97%) CCTV
16 14 (0.90%) Distributed Systems
16 14 (0.90%) e-Learning
16 14 (0.90%) Product Ownership
17 13 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
18 12 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 209 (13.48%) Windows
2 82 (5.29%) Windows Server
3 67 (4.32%) Linux
4 60 (3.87%) Windows 10
5 36 (2.32%) Android
6 28 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.42%) Mac OS
8 13 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.13%) Unix
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.064%) CentOS
15 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (34.69%) Problem-Solving
2 405 (26.11%) Data Protection
3 313 (20.18%) Data Governance
4 309 (19.92%) Mentoring
5 301 (19.41%) Agile
5 301 (19.41%) Information Security
6 297 (19.15%) Cybersecurity
7 279 (17.99%) Data Management
8 255 (16.44%) Data Engineering
9 250 (16.12%) DevOps
10 231 (14.89%) Platform Engineering
11 212 (13.67%) Data Privacy
12 201 (12.96%) Data Science
13 196 (12.64%) Change Management
14 178 (11.48%) Data Pipeline
15 173 (11.15%) Risk Management
16 172 (11.09%) DataOps
17 167 (10.77%) Customer Service
18 165 (10.64%) Process Improvement
19 164 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 120 (7.74%) SQL
2 59 (3.80%) JavaScript
3 55 (3.55%) Python
4 45 (2.90%) C#
5 39 (2.51%) PowerShell
6 29 (1.87%) Java
6 29 (1.87%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.35%) C++
7 21 (1.35%) PHP
8 17 (1.10%) C
9 12 (0.77%) Go
10 11 (0.71%) Ruby
11 8 (0.52%) Bash
12 5 (0.32%) COBOL
12 5 (0.32%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.32%) Micro Focus COBOL
12 5 (0.32%) Swift
12 5 (0.32%) VB
13 4 (0.26%) R
14 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 237 (15.28%) Degree
2 131 (8.45%) CISSP
3 101 (6.51%) CISM
4 69 (4.45%) Security Cleared
5 56 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 52 (3.35%) CISA
7 50 (3.22%) DBS Check
8 45 (2.90%) Master's Degree
9 37 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (2.39%) SC Cleared
10 34 (2.19%) CRISC
11 27 (1.74%) GIAC
12 26 (1.68%) Azure Certification
13 23 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (1.35%) CEH
14 21 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 13 (0.84%) PMI Certification
16 13 (0.84%) PMP
17 12 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (17.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 184 (11.86%) Data Quality
3 156 (10.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 132 (8.51%) NIST
5 97 (6.25%) PCI DSS
6 66 (4.26%) GRC
7 56 (3.61%) HIPAA
8 47 (3.03%) SLA
9 38 (2.45%) California Consumer Privacy Act
10 30 (1.93%) QA
11 27 (1.74%) COBIT
11 27 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 25 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (1.55%) NCSC
14 22 (1.42%) Accessibility
15 21 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 18 (1.16%) SOC 2
17 10 (0.64%) COSHH
18 9 (0.58%) NIST 800
19 8 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 111 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 30 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.68%) Docker
5 15 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.45%) Firmware
6 7 (0.45%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.32%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.26%) Embedded Firmware
9 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.19%) vSphere
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 33 (2.13%) Terraform
3 32 (2.06%) Kubernetes
4 19 (1.23%) Ansible
5 16 (1.03%) SCCM
6 15 (0.97%) FortiGate
7 14 (0.90%) CASB
8 8 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.52%) Nessus
8 8 (0.52%) Progress Chef
9 6 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.39%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.32%) Puppet
10 5 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.26%) Autotask
11 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.19%) Grafana
12 3 (0.19%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.19%) SELinux
Vendors
1 436 (28.11%) Microsoft
2 249 (16.05%) Google
3 45 (2.90%) Cisco
4 43 (2.77%) VMware
5 39 (2.51%) Databricks
6 31 (2.00%) SAP
7 23 (1.48%) Dell
8 21 (1.35%) Apple
9 19 (1.23%) Oracle
10 18 (1.16%) Sophos
11 17 (1.10%) Adobe
11 17 (1.10%) Citrix
11 17 (1.10%) Salesforce
12 15 (0.97%) HP
13 14 (0.90%) Qualys
14 13 (0.84%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.84%) Sage
15 12 (0.77%) Palo Alto
16 11 (0.71%) Meraki
17 10 (0.64%) ServiceNow