Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 37 237
Rank change year-on-year -106 +200 +74
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 112 465 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 5.96% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.39% 28.44% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 91 80 71
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £49,756 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.49% +10.57% +12.50%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,700 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,750 £87,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -5.14%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,078 1,635 1,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.97% 20.97% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 921 949 948
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing GDPR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GDPR in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for GDPR in the West Midlands

GDPR
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 January 2020. 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
Birmingham -101 41 £47,500 +3.81% 5
Warwickshire +1 27 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Solihull +17 16 £55,000 -26.67% 3
Coventry -1 15 £55,000 - 4
Worcestershire +3 7 £36,000 -7.69% 4
Staffordshire -5 5 £31,000 -29.14% 4
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GDPR.

1 54 (48.21%) Information Security
2 40 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (33.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (25.89%) PCI DSS
5 24 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (21.43%) CISM
6 20 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 19 (16.96%) Firewall
7 19 (16.96%) CISSP
8 18 (16.07%) NIST
9 17 (15.18%) SQL
9 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
10 16 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 16 (14.29%) SIEM
11 14 (12.50%) Security Operations
11 14 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
11 14 (12.50%) Project Management
11 14 (12.50%) ITIL
11 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.50%) Change Management
12 13 (11.61%) Data Security
12 13 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
13 12 (10.71%) SLA
14 11 (9.82%) Public Sector
14 11 (9.82%) Data Loss Prevention
14 11 (9.82%) Remediation Plan
14 11 (9.82%) Greenfield Project

GDPR
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.89%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Azure
2 8 (7.14%) AWS
3 6 (5.36%) PaaS
4 5 (4.46%) SaaS
5 4 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.68%) IaaS
6 3 (2.68%) Office 365
7 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.96%) Firewall
2 11 (9.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (5.36%) Network Security
4 3 (2.68%) 3G
4 3 (2.68%) 4G
4 3 (2.68%) 5G
4 3 (2.68%) DHCP
4 3 (2.68%) DNS
4 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.79%) Broadband
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.79%) NAS
5 2 (1.79%) SAN
5 2 (1.79%) SMTP
5 2 (1.79%) SNMP
5 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.89%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.57%) Power BI
5 3 (2.68%) Big Data
5 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.79%) GIS
6 2 (1.79%) MySQL
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.79%) SQLite
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.89%) HBase
7 1 (0.89%) Impala
7 1 (0.89%) Mahout
7 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.25%) JIRA
3 4 (3.57%) git-flow
3 4 (3.57%) Moq
4 3 (2.68%) Subversion
5 2 (1.79%) Protractor
5 2 (1.79%) Selenium
5 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.79%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (9.82%) Public Sector
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Legal
3 7 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Automotive
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
5 3 (2.68%) Law
6 2 (1.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.79%) Analyst
2 14 (12.50%) Consultant
3 12 (10.71%) IT Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Security Consultant
5 10 (8.93%) Governance Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Risk Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Security Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Architect
6 9 (8.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 9 (8.04%) Developer
6 9 (8.04%) IT Governance Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) IT Risk Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Security Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Data Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Information Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Information Security Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) .NET
1 7 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.46%) Kafka
3 5 (4.46%) REST
4 4 (3.57%) .NET Core
4 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.79%) CSS
5 2 (1.79%) HTML
5 2 (1.79%) jQuery
5 2 (1.79%) Node.js
6 1 (0.89%) Ajax
6 1 (0.89%) EDI
6 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.14%) PMI
6 7 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (5.36%) Driving Licence
8 4 (3.57%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.57%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.57%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.68%) Cyberattack
9 3 (2.68%) PKI
10 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.79%) Handset
10 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Windows
2 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (48.21%) Information Security
2 40 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
5 16 (14.29%) SIEM
6 14 (12.50%) Change Management
6 14 (12.50%) ITIL
6 14 (12.50%) Project Management
6 14 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (11.61%) Data Security
7 13 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (9.82%) Data Loss Prevention
8 11 (9.82%) ISMS
8 11 (9.82%) Remediation Plan
9 10 (8.93%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (8.93%) Scrum
9 10 (8.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) SQL
2 8 (7.14%) C#
3 6 (5.36%) Python
4 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.79%) C
5 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.79%) Perl
5 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.79%) Ruby
5 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.79%) VBScript
6 1 (0.89%) ABAP
6 1 (0.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) CISM
2 19 (16.96%) CISSP
3 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 10 (8.93%) CEH
6 10 (8.93%) CRISC
7 8 (7.14%) PMI Certification
8 7 (6.25%) Degree
9 4 (3.57%) GISP
10 3 (2.68%) DBS Check
10 3 (2.68%) GCIA
10 3 (2.68%) GCIH
10 3 (2.68%) GIAC
11 2 (1.79%) CISA
11 2 (1.79%) CISMP
11 2 (1.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (33.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (25.89%) PCI DSS
3 18 (16.07%) NIST
4 16 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (10.71%) SLA
6 10 (8.93%) ISO 22301
7 7 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (4.46%) ISO 9001
9 4 (3.57%) COBIT
9 4 (3.57%) HIPAA
9 4 (3.57%) NIST 800
9 4 (3.57%) QA
10 3 (2.68%) ISO 26262
11 2 (1.79%) COSO
11 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.89%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.57%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) BeyondTrust
3 2 (1.79%) CA
3 2 (1.79%) Centrify
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco
3 2 (1.79%) CyberArk
3 2 (1.79%) Dell
3 2 (1.79%) HP
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle
3 2 (1.79%) Sun
3 2 (1.79%) Thycotic
4 1 (0.89%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.89%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.89%) MapR
4 1 (0.89%) Splunk
4 1 (0.89%) Tableau