Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 236 318
Rank change year-on-year +199 +82 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 467 88 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.97% 0.89% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.62% 6.95% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 83 74 3
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,400 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £67,125 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £63,250
% change year-on-year -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 1,632 1,266 1,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.86% 12.86% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 951 969 992
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,025
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +139 404 £43,000 -18.64% 20
Coventry +24 16 - -
Warwickshire +31 11 £47,500 +8.57% 5
Staffordshire +28 11 £43,750 -17.84% 3
Herefordshire -12 11 £71,000 +89.33%
Solihull - 3 £75,000 - 2
Worcestershire -5 2 £39,000 +4.00% 3
Shropshire -7 2 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £92,500 -
GDPR
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 388 (83.08%) Data Protection
2 203 (43.47%) ITIL
3 198 (42.40%) Data Centre
4 182 (38.97%) Presales
5 156 (33.40%) Microsoft
6 125 (26.77%) Service Delivery
7 122 (26.12%) Project Management
8 106 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
9 91 (19.49%) VMware
10 90 (19.27%) Service Management
10 90 (19.27%) Security Cleared
11 89 (19.06%) Self-Motivation
12 82 (17.56%) Finance
13 80 (17.13%) Degree
14 76 (16.27%) Active Directory
15 75 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
16 74 (15.85%) Information Security
17 72 (15.42%) Line Management
18 71 (15.20%) ITSM
19 70 (14.99%) Stakeholder Management
20 68 (14.56%) Windows
21 67 (14.35%) PRINCE2
21 67 (14.35%) Citrix
21 67 (14.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 65 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 65 (13.92%) SQL Server
23 62 (13.28%) MCSE
23 62 (13.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 62 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
24 61 (13.06%) ISEB

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 41 (8.78%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.57%) SharePoint Server
2 12 (2.57%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.64%) IIS
6 2 (0.43%) DNN
6 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (8.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 106 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (11.99%) Office 365
4 42 (8.99%) IaaS
5 40 (8.57%) PaaS
6 25 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (5.35%) Amazon S3
6 25 (5.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (5.14%) SaaS
8 16 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (2.57%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (2.57%) Amazon Kinesis
10 12 (2.57%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (2.57%) Serverless
11 9 (1.93%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.92%) Firewall
2 47 (10.06%) Network Security
3 22 (4.71%) WAN
4 21 (4.50%) LAN
5 16 (3.43%) OSPF
6 15 (3.21%) DNS
7 12 (2.57%) Skype
8 11 (2.36%) DHCP
9 7 (1.50%) SAN
10 6 (1.28%) VPN
11 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.86%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.43%) DMZ
14 2 (0.43%) FTP
14 2 (0.43%) Internet
14 2 (0.43%) SSL
14 2 (0.43%) VLAN
15 1 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.35%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.85%) Power BI
5 13 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 13 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (2.57%) Cosmos DB
6 12 (2.57%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.50%) Big Data
8 7 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.28%) DTS
9 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.86%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 82 (17.56%) Finance
2 37 (7.92%) Retail
3 31 (6.64%) Publishing
4 18 (3.85%) Law
5 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.14%) Marketing
6 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.07%) Legal
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 165 (35.33%) Architect
2 65 (13.92%) Technical Architect
3 57 (12.21%) Solutions Architect
4 55 (11.78%) Analyst
5 41 (8.78%) Service Manager
6 26 (5.57%) Cloud Architect
6 26 (5.57%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 25 (5.35%) Delivery Manager
7 25 (5.35%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.50%) Security Manager
9 19 (4.07%) Technical Manager
10 18 (3.85%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 18 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
10 18 (3.85%) Senior SCCM Engineer
10 18 (3.85%) Service Architect
10 18 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (3.85%) Technical Services Manager
11 16 (3.43%) Developer
12 15 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.21%) Web Services
2 24 (5.14%) .NET
3 17 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (1.71%) REST
6 6 (1.28%) JSON
6 6 (1.28%) LINQ
6 6 (1.28%) SOAP
6 6 (1.28%) XML
6 6 (1.28%) XSLT
7 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.64%) Ajax
7 3 (0.64%) CSS
7 3 (0.64%) HTML
7 3 (0.64%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.21%) J2EE
8 1 (0.21%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 198 (42.40%) Data Centre
2 89 (19.06%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (8.57%) CMDB
5 38 (8.14%) Management Information System
6 22 (4.71%) Public Cloud
7 15 (3.21%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (3.21%) Driving Licence
8 14 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.78%) NHS
9 13 (2.78%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.93%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.07%) Social Media
12 4 (0.86%) PKI
13 3 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.64%) Replication
14 2 (0.43%) SWIFT
15 1 (0.21%) Fat Client
15 1 (0.21%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.56%) Windows
2 34 (7.28%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (4.93%) Windows 10
5 22 (4.71%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.64%) Unix
9 2 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (83.08%) Data Protection
2 203 (43.47%) ITIL
3 182 (38.97%) Presales
4 125 (26.77%) Service Delivery
5 122 (26.12%) Project Management
6 90 (19.27%) Service Management
7 74 (15.85%) Information Security
8 72 (15.42%) Line Management
9 71 (15.20%) ITSM
10 70 (14.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (14.35%) PRINCE2
12 62 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (13.06%) Technical Architecture
14 60 (12.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 59 (12.63%) ITIL V3
16 58 (12.42%) Computer Science
17 55 (11.78%) Thought Leadership
18 53 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
19 51 (10.92%) Software Engineering
20 50 (10.71%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.78%) SQL
2 22 (4.71%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.85%) VBScript
4 15 (3.21%) Python
5 14 (3.00%) Java
5 14 (3.00%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 13 (2.78%) Scala
6 13 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.14%) C#
8 9 (1.93%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.43%) C
10 2 (0.43%) Perl
10 2 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 80 (17.13%) Degree
3 62 (13.28%) MCSE
3 62 (13.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (13.06%) ISEB
5 56 (11.99%) CISSP
6 51 (10.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (9.42%) ITIL Certification
8 43 (9.21%) MCP
9 42 (8.99%) SC Cleared
10 35 (7.49%) CEH
11 27 (5.78%) CISM
12 19 (4.07%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (3.85%) PMI Certification
13 18 (3.85%) PMP
14 16 (3.43%) MCSA
15 13 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
15 13 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (2.57%) DV Cleared
17 9 (1.93%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (14.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (10.92%) SLA
3 32 (6.85%) PCI DSS
4 20 (4.28%) QA
5 17 (3.64%) GPG13
6 11 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (1.71%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.28%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (1.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (0.64%) PMO
11 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.43%) PSD2
12 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 76 (16.27%) Active Directory
2 65 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (10.28%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.86%) vSphere
6 4 (0.86%) XenApp
6 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (10.71%) SCCM
2 18 (3.85%) SCOM
2 18 (3.85%) WSUS
3 8 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.07%) OpenVAS
5 4 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.86%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.86%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.43%) EnCase
6 2 (0.43%) FTK
7 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 156 (33.40%) Microsoft
2 91 (19.49%) VMware
3 67 (14.35%) Citrix
4 55 (11.78%) Cisco
5 54 (11.56%) HP
6 53 (11.35%) ServiceNow
7 39 (8.35%) CheckPoint
8 35 (7.49%) NetApp
9 21 (4.50%) EMC
9 21 (4.50%) Fortinet
10 19 (4.07%) 3PAR
11 18 (3.85%) IBM
12 13 (2.78%) Oracle
13 12 (2.57%) Dell
14 8 (1.71%) Forcepoint
14 8 (1.71%) McAfee
14 8 (1.71%) Symantec
15 6 (1.28%) Cadence
16 5 (1.07%) Veeam
17 4 (0.86%) F5