Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 1114 1281
Rank change year-on-year +758 +167 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1537 118 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.063% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.74% 0.49% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 84 0
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 22803 23882 27600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.82% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17241 18914 21886
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 +708 1427 £60,000 -3.23% 148
London +468 769 £67,500 +8.00% 68
UK excluding London +508 703 £50,000 -9.09% 83
North of England +217 233 £52,500 +5.00% 33
South East +169 173 £47,500 -17.39% 19
North West +106 116 £50,000 - 15
Midlands +121 107 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire - 99 £55,000 - 15
West Midlands +100 84 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East of England +77 73 £57,500 +91.46% 8
South West - 62 £50,000 - 10
Scotland +13 34 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands - 28 £42,500 - 4
North East - 18 £55,000 - 3
Wales +31 14 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 9 £55,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 718 (46.71%) Data Protection
2 641 (41.70%) Information Security
3 554 (36.04%) Finance
4 550 (35.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 412 (26.81%) CISSP
6 332 (21.60%) PCI DSS
7 303 (19.71%) CISM
8 247 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
9 225 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
10 203 (13.21%) Project Management
11 201 (13.08%) Legal
12 200 (13.01%) Microsoft
12 200 (13.01%) Data Protection Act
13 195 (12.69%) Risk Management
14 193 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 188 (12.23%) Data Security
16 177 (11.52%) CISA
17 168 (10.93%) SQL
18 165 (10.74%) Management Information System
19 159 (10.34%) Degree
20 145 (9.43%) Data Privacy
21 141 (9.17%) Windows
22 139 (9.04%) Banking
23 137 (8.91%) ITIL
23 137 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
24 132 (8.59%) Firewall
25 127 (8.26%) SIEM
26 120 (7.81%) Retail
27 119 (7.74%) Penetration Testing
28 115 (7.48%) SQL Server

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 66 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.99%) IIS
3 24 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.30%) Documentum
5 16 (1.04%) SAS
6 15 (0.98%) Confluence
7 14 (0.91%) CMS
7 14 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.26%) FileNet
12 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.20%) Liferay
14 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.13%) Kentico
15 1 (0.065%) Drupal
15 1 (0.065%) Joomla!
Applications
1 57 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) FastStats
2 4 (0.26%) Maximo
2 4 (0.26%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.13%) Primavera
4 1 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.065%) Eikon
4 1 (0.065%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.065%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 96 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (3.90%) SaaS
4 55 (3.58%) Office 365
5 25 (1.63%) OneDrive
6 24 (1.56%) PaaS
7 22 (1.43%) IaaS
8 18 (1.17%) Mimecast
9 15 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.26%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.26%) Fastly
14 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 132 (8.59%) Firewall
2 60 (3.90%) Network Security
3 34 (2.21%) Internet
4 31 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (1.56%) VPN
6 18 (1.17%) LAN
7 17 (1.11%) DNS
7 17 (1.11%) Wireless
8 16 (1.04%) DHCP
9 14 (0.91%) WAN
10 11 (0.72%) IP Telephony
10 11 (0.72%) SSL
11 10 (0.65%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.46%) Skype
12 7 (0.46%) SMS
13 6 (0.39%) DMZ
13 6 (0.39%) VoIP
14 5 (0.33%) Intranet
14 5 (0.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.32%) Big Data
4 48 (3.12%) Power BI
5 36 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 34 (2.21%) QlikView
7 22 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.30%) MySQL
10 18 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.98%) Data Lake
12 15 (0.98%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.65%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.59%) EDRMS
15 9 (0.59%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (1.82%) JIRA
2 17 (1.11%) TeamCity
3 14 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
4 13 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (0.78%) Metasploit
5 12 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.52%) Burp Suite
7 8 (0.52%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.46%) Selenium
9 5 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.26%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.20%) Maven
11 3 (0.20%) Subversion
11 3 (0.20%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.13%) Mocha
12 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.065%) Axure RP
General
1 554 (36.04%) Finance
2 201 (13.08%) Legal
3 139 (9.04%) Banking
4 120 (7.81%) Retail
5 85 (5.53%) Law
6 78 (5.07%) Marketing
7 41 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.47%) Advertising
9 30 (1.95%) Private Banking
10 22 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.24%) Automotive
12 13 (0.85%) Electronics
13 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.78%) Publishing
14 8 (0.52%) Back Office
14 8 (0.52%) Games
15 7 (0.46%) Front Office
16 6 (0.39%) Billing
16 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (22.38%) Analyst
2 192 (12.49%) Consultant
3 179 (11.65%) Security Manager
4 145 (9.43%) Security Analyst
5 136 (8.85%) IT Manager
6 121 (7.87%) Information Manager
7 120 (7.81%) Architect
8 117 (7.61%) Information Security Manager
9 114 (7.42%) Security Consultant
10 103 (6.70%) Project Manager
11 99 (6.44%) Business Analyst
12 86 (5.60%) Security Officer
13 78 (5.07%) Data Protection Officer
14 74 (4.81%) Data Analyst
15 68 (4.42%) IT Analyst
16 65 (4.23%) Information Security Officer
17 61 (3.97%) Information Analyst
17 61 (3.97%) Information Officer
18 55 (3.58%) Information Security Analyst
19 51 (3.32%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.50%) MSMQ
1 23 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 19 (1.24%) .NET
3 14 (0.91%) Web Services
4 12 (0.78%) HTML
5 9 (0.59%) Node.js
6 8 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 8 (0.52%) CGI
7 7 (0.46%) OAuth
8 6 (0.39%) CSS
9 5 (0.33%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.33%) SAML
10 4 (0.26%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.26%) EDI
10 4 (0.26%) HTML5
10 4 (0.26%) OpenID
10 4 (0.26%) Serverless Framework
11 3 (0.20%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.20%) OSGi
11 3 (0.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 200 (13.01%) Data Protection Act
2 165 (10.74%) Management Information System
3 107 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 27 (1.76%) Virtual Team
7 26 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.69%) PKI
8 25 (1.63%) CESG
9 23 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.30%) Fintech
10 20 (1.30%) Smart Meter
11 17 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (0.98%) PMI
13 13 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
14 12 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.78%) User Experience
15 11 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
15 11 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 141 (9.17%) Windows
2 67 (4.36%) Linux
3 65 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.93%) Unix
5 30 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.72%) Kali Linux
9 9 (0.59%) Android
9 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.065%) CentOS
12 1 (0.065%) Debian
12 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.065%) Solaris
12 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (46.71%) Data Protection
2 641 (41.70%) Information Security
3 247 (16.07%) Cybersecurity
4 225 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (13.21%) Project Management
6 195 (12.69%) Risk Management
7 193 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 188 (12.23%) Data Security
9 145 (9.43%) Data Privacy
10 137 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
10 137 (8.91%) ITIL
11 127 (8.26%) SIEM
12 119 (7.74%) Penetration Testing
13 114 (7.42%) Data Management
14 111 (7.22%) Data Governance
15 103 (6.70%) Security Management
16 100 (6.51%) CRM
17 95 (6.18%) Analytics
17 95 (6.18%) ISMS
18 92 (5.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 168 (10.93%) SQL
2 43 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 42 (2.73%) Python
4 36 (2.34%) C
5 31 (2.02%) C#
6 28 (1.82%) Perl
7 27 (1.76%) Java
8 19 (1.24%) VBA
9 18 (1.17%) Ruby
10 17 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.04%) Bourne shell
11 16 (1.04%) Korn
12 14 (0.91%) Scala
13 10 (0.65%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.52%) C++
15 6 (0.39%) PHP
16 5 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.26%) ES6
17 4 (0.26%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 412 (26.81%) CISSP
2 303 (19.71%) CISM
3 177 (11.52%) CISA
4 159 (10.34%) Degree
5 80 (5.20%) Security Cleared
6 79 (5.14%) CRISC
7 57 (3.71%) SC Cleared
8 46 (2.99%) SANS
9 35 (2.28%) CESG Certified Professional
10 26 (1.69%) ISEB
11 25 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (1.63%) QiCA
11 25 (1.63%) SSCP
12 22 (1.43%) GIAC
13 19 (1.24%) CISMP
13 19 (1.24%) PMP
14 18 (1.17%) PMI Certification
15 17 (1.11%) CEH
15 17 (1.11%) PCI QSA
16 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (35.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 332 (21.60%) PCI DSS
3 99 (6.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 85 (5.53%) Data Quality
5 83 (5.40%) COBIT
6 33 (2.15%) ISO 9001
6 33 (2.15%) PMO
7 28 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 28 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 27 (1.76%) MiFID
9 24 (1.56%) ISO 22301
10 20 (1.30%) QA
11 14 (0.91%) SAS 70
12 13 (0.85%) EMIR
12 13 (0.85%) PSD2
12 13 (0.85%) Solvency II
13 12 (0.78%) GCP
14 11 (0.72%) NIST 800
15 10 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 64 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.26%) Docker
5 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.13%) Snort
7 1 (0.065%) Firmware
7 1 (0.065%) HDFS
7 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.065%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (1.37%) SCCM
2 14 (0.91%) Nessus
2 14 (0.91%) SCOM
3 8 (0.52%) Core Impact
4 6 (0.39%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.13%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.13%) Nmap
7 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.13%) QRadar
8 1 (0.065%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.065%) EnCase
8 1 (0.065%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.065%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.065%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.065%) Suricata
8 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 200 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.36%) Oracle
3 42 (2.73%) VMware
4 39 (2.54%) Cisco
4 39 (2.54%) Tableau
5 35 (2.28%) IBM
6 29 (1.89%) Google
7 23 (1.50%) Capita
8 22 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.43%) SAP
9 21 (1.37%) Sybase
10 20 (1.30%) OpenText
11 17 (1.11%) CyberArk
11 17 (1.11%) Symantec
11 17 (1.11%) Varonis
12 16 (1.04%) Citrix
12 16 (1.04%) Splunk
13 14 (0.91%) Talend
14 13 (0.85%) iManage
14 13 (0.85%) MobileIron