Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 97 289
Rank change year-on-year -62 +192 +56
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 114 264 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 2.90% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.47% 18.08% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 81 105 48
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -13.64% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,349 £42,713
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% -3.23%

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 1,089 1,460 1,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.26% 16.05% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 846 918 1,030
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.37% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,300 £70,025
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 -32 62 £41,250 -28.26% 13
Warwickshire -25 16 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Shropshire - 9 £50,000 - 2
Solihull -9 7 £53,250 -29.00% 1
Coventry +8 6 £38,000 -15.56% 5
Staffordshire -4 6 £60,000 +23.08% 7
Worcestershire -13 3 £32,500 -10.24% 1
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 52 (45.61%) Information Security
2 50 (43.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (42.98%) Data Protection
4 36 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (26.32%) PCI DSS
6 29 (25.44%) Degree
7 28 (24.56%) Public Sector
8 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
10 21 (18.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (18.42%) Risk Management
11 20 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (16.67%) Data Security
12 19 (16.67%) SQL
12 19 (16.67%) ISO 22301
13 18 (15.79%) ITIL
13 18 (15.79%) Management Information System
14 16 (14.04%) Retail
15 15 (13.16%) DevOps
16 14 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
17 12 (10.53%) CISSP
17 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
18 11 (9.65%) Git (software)
18 11 (9.65%) Azure
18 11 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
18 11 (9.65%) CISM
18 11 (9.65%) Linux
19 10 (8.77%) Business Continuity

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 2 (1.75%) Apache
1 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.65%) Azure
2 10 (8.77%) AWS
3 8 (7.02%) IaaS
3 8 (7.02%) PaaS
3 8 (7.02%) SaaS
4 4 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.63%) GCP
5 3 (2.63%) Office 365
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.88%) Serverless
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) Network Security
2 9 (7.89%) Firewall
3 7 (6.14%) Internet
3 7 (6.14%) VLAN
4 4 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.51%) SAN
5 2 (1.75%) DNS
5 2 (1.75%) LAN
5 2 (1.75%) VoIP
5 2 (1.75%) VPN
5 2 (1.75%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) Broadband
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) IPsec
6 1 (0.88%) Junos
6 1 (0.88%) NAS
6 1 (0.88%) OSPF
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) MySQL
2 9 (7.89%) SQLite
3 7 (6.14%) Data Mining
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.51%) Power BI
5 3 (2.63%) Big Data
5 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.75%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.75%) GIS
6 2 (1.75%) HBase
6 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) DTS
7 1 (0.88%) Mahout
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) QlikView
7 1 (0.88%) Redis
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.89%) Protractor
2 9 (7.89%) Selenium
2 9 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Gradle
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (24.56%) Public Sector
2 16 (14.04%) Retail
3 9 (7.89%) Finance
4 7 (6.14%) Legal
5 4 (3.51%) Police
6 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.75%) Back Office
7 2 (1.75%) Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Consultant
1 21 (18.42%) Security Consultant
2 19 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 18 (15.79%) Analyst
4 11 (9.65%) Security Analyst
5 8 (7.02%) Security Manager
6 7 (6.14%) Developer
7 6 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Chief Information Officer
9 4 (3.51%) Compliance Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Information Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Information Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Security Compliance Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 9 (7.89%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) Node.js
3 8 (7.02%) Web Services
4 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.51%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (3.51%) CSS
5 4 (3.51%) HTML
5 4 (3.51%) jQuery
6 2 (1.75%) Ajax
6 2 (1.75%) Spring
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.88%) D3.js
7 1 (0.88%) EDI
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) Kafka
7 1 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.88%) Sass
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.39%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.63%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.75%) CESG
7 2 (1.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) CCTV
8 1 (0.88%) Clustering
8 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.88%) Handset
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Linux
2 8 (7.02%) Unix
2 8 (7.02%) Windows
3 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.61%) Information Security
2 49 (42.98%) Data Protection
3 36 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (18.42%) Risk Management
5 20 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (16.67%) Data Security
7 18 (15.79%) ITIL
8 15 (13.16%) DevOps
9 14 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (8.77%) Business Continuity
12 9 (7.89%) Scrum
12 9 (7.89%) Security Management
12 9 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.02%) Data Management
13 8 (7.02%) Due Diligence
13 8 (7.02%) Incident Management
13 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
14 7 (6.14%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (8.77%) Python
3 9 (7.89%) C
3 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.14%) Perl
5 5 (4.39%) Java
6 4 (3.51%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.63%) C#
7 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.63%) PHP
7 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.88%) ABAP
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) R
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (25.44%) Degree
2 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
4 21 (18.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 12 (10.53%) CISSP
6 11 (9.65%) CISM
7 5 (4.39%) CISA
7 5 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (4.39%) Master's Degree
8 4 (3.51%) MBA
9 3 (2.63%) CISMP
10 2 (1.75%) CEH
10 2 (1.75%) CRISC
10 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.88%) GISP
11 1 (0.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (43.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (26.32%) PCI DSS
3 19 (16.67%) ISO 22301
4 8 (7.02%) QA
5 7 (6.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (5.26%) Data Quality
7 5 (4.39%) ISO 14001
7 5 (4.39%) ISO 9001
8 4 (3.51%) SLA
9 2 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (1.75%) NIST
9 2 (1.75%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.88%) BS25999
10 1 (0.88%) GPG13
10 1 (0.88%) PMO
10 1 (0.88%) PSD2
10 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Docker
4 1 (0.88%) HDFS
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) KVM
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) EnCase
1 3 (2.63%) FTK
2 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.26%) Cisco
2 6 (5.26%) VMware
3 4 (3.51%) Fortinet
3 4 (3.51%) IBM
4 3 (2.63%) Citrix
4 3 (2.63%) Nuix
4 3 (2.63%) SAP
4 3 (2.63%) Tableau
5 2 (1.75%) EMC
5 2 (1.75%) HP
5 2 (1.75%) NetApp
5 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe
6 1 (0.88%) Avaya
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Dell
6 1 (0.88%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) Juniper
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle