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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 11 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 212 263 237
Rank change year-on-year +51 -26 +21
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,378 510 69
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.82% 1.25% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.32% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 891 372 47
10th Percentile £38,117 £32,500 £32,200
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - -18.52% +17.90%
75th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £87,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £91,300
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £51,518
% change year-on-year -4.35% +11.61% -2.80%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 73,249 38,751 8,153
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.58% 95.10% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 42,958 29,399 7,035
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,189 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.43% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%

Data Protection
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Protection as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Data Protection trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Protection
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Data Protection.

Data Protection salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Data Protection
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 11 August 2022.

Data Protection salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, Data Protection job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Data Protection.

1 578 (41.94%) Agile
2 435 (31.57%) Data Protection Act
3 392 (28.45%) Social Skills
4 377 (27.36%) Microsoft
5 340 (24.67%) Information Security
6 338 (24.53%) AWS
7 281 (20.39%) Finance
8 259 (18.80%) GDPR
9 258 (18.72%) Azure
10 241 (17.49%) SQL
11 230 (16.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 217 (15.75%) Service Delivery
13 205 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
14 201 (14.59%) Microsoft Office
15 199 (14.44%) Microsoft Excel
16 196 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
17 193 (14.01%) Management Information System
18 175 (12.70%) JavaScript
19 171 (12.41%) DevOps
19 171 (12.41%) Contract Management
20 168 (12.19%) Python
21 161 (11.68%) Java
22 159 (11.54%) Risk Management
23 149 (10.81%) HTML
24 139 (10.09%) Analytics
25 137 (9.94%) Software Engineering
26 133 (9.65%) Legal
27 130 (9.43%) Windows
28 127 (9.22%) Information Governance
29 122 (8.85%) Scrum

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 34 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
3 15 (1.09%) Confluence
4 12 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.65%) CMS
6 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.29%) Headless CMS
6 4 (0.29%) IIS
7 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.22%) JBoss
8 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.073%) Apache
9 1 (0.073%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.073%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.073%) nginx
9 1 (0.073%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.073%) WordPress
Applications
1 201 (14.59%) Microsoft Office
2 199 (14.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.80%) Adobe XD
5 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.80%) Sketch
6 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.073%) InVision
Business Applications
1 20 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle SCM
3 8 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.29%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.073%) Maximo
7 1 (0.073%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.073%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 338 (24.53%) AWS
2 258 (18.72%) Azure
3 104 (7.55%) Microsoft 365
3 104 (7.55%) SaaS
4 76 (5.52%) GCP
5 75 (5.44%) Power Platform
6 45 (3.27%) IaaS
6 45 (3.27%) PaaS
7 39 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (2.83%) GitHub
8 38 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (2.61%) Serverless
10 34 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 33 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (1.96%) Slack
13 24 (1.74%) Snowflake
14 23 (1.67%) Figma
15 22 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (1.60%) PowerApps
16 20 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.06%) Firewall
2 46 (3.34%) Network Security
3 40 (2.90%) Internet
4 39 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 34 (2.47%) WAN
6 23 (1.67%) VPN
7 22 (1.60%) DNS
8 18 (1.31%) DHCP
8 18 (1.31%) LAN
9 16 (1.16%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.09%) SAN
11 11 (0.80%) SD-WAN
12 10 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (0.73%) iSCSI
13 9 (0.65%) MPLS
13 9 (0.65%) VSAN
14 5 (0.36%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.36%) WLAN
15 3 (0.22%) Intranet
15 3 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 99 (7.18%) MySQL
3 69 (5.01%) Power BI
4 68 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (2.90%) DynamoDB
7 38 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.69%) NoSQL
9 34 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (2.39%) Tableau
11 32 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 32 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
13 28 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (1.89%) Redis
15 21 (1.52%) Big Data
16 20 (1.45%) Looker
17 19 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 80 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 65 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.56%) Selenium
4 32 (2.32%) Maven
5 29 (2.10%) GitLab
5 29 (2.10%) JIRA
6 23 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 23 (1.67%) JMeter
7 22 (1.60%) Gatling
8 19 (1.38%) Postman
9 17 (1.23%) Cypress.io
10 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.73%) JUnit
11 10 (0.73%) Xcode
12 8 (0.58%) Android Studio
12 8 (0.58%) Charles Proxy
12 8 (0.58%) Robot Framework
12 8 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.51%) PyCharm
General
1 392 (28.45%) Social Skills
2 281 (20.39%) Finance
3 133 (9.65%) Legal
4 107 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (6.60%) Marketing
6 67 (4.86%) Retail
7 61 (4.43%) Law
8 59 (4.28%) Social Housing
9 50 (3.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 45 (3.27%) Manufacturing
11 38 (2.76%) Public Sector
12 36 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
13 32 (2.32%) Games
14 27 (1.96%) Financial Institution
15 26 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (1.60%) Banking
16 22 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
17 20 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
18 16 (1.16%) Publishing
19 11 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 246 (17.85%) Developer
2 176 (12.77%) Coordinator
3 136 (9.87%) Analyst
4 81 (5.88%) Consultant
5 69 (5.01%) Information Manager
6 64 (4.64%) Security Manager
7 56 (4.06%) Security Analyst
8 55 (3.99%) Information Security Manager
9 53 (3.85%) Senior Developer
10 52 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 46 (3.34%) Architect
12 41 (2.98%) Information Analyst
13 40 (2.90%) Information Security Analyst
13 40 (2.90%) Security Consultant
14 36 (2.61%) Security Engineer
15 34 (2.47%) Administrator
15 34 (2.47%) Information Officer
15 34 (2.47%) Security Officer
15 34 (2.47%) Software Engineer
16 33 (2.39%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (10.81%) HTML
2 107 (7.76%) CSS
3 77 (5.59%) React
4 64 (4.64%) Web Services
5 59 (4.28%) AngularJS
6 54 (3.92%) HTML5
7 51 (3.70%) REST
8 45 (3.27%) .NET
9 44 (3.19%) RESTful
10 42 (3.05%) Node.js
11 36 (2.61%) XML
12 31 (2.25%) CSS3
13 26 (1.89%) Kafka
14 25 (1.81%) Vue.js
15 24 (1.74%) Django
16 23 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
17 20 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
18 19 (1.38%) JSON
18 19 (1.38%) Spring
18 19 (1.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 435 (31.57%) Data Protection Act
2 193 (14.01%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.08%) User Experience
4 59 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
5 57 (4.14%) Social Media
6 48 (3.48%) Algorithms
7 47 (3.41%) Mobile App
8 46 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
9 43 (3.12%) Public Cloud
10 35 (2.54%) Virtual Team
11 31 (2.25%) Data Centre
12 27 (1.96%) NHS
13 25 (1.81%) Blog
13 25 (1.81%) Freedom of Information
14 21 (1.52%) Biotechnology
15 16 (1.16%) Replication
16 13 (0.94%) Cloud Native
16 13 (0.94%) Clustering
16 13 (0.94%) Graphic Design
16 13 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 130 (9.43%) Windows
2 121 (8.78%) Linux
3 36 (2.61%) Android
4 32 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.45%) Unix
7 15 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.29%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.22%) CentOS
12 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (41.94%) Agile
2 340 (24.67%) Information Security
3 217 (15.75%) Service Delivery
4 205 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
5 196 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
6 171 (12.41%) Contract Management
6 171 (12.41%) DevOps
7 159 (11.54%) Risk Management
8 139 (10.09%) Analytics
9 137 (9.94%) Software Engineering
10 127 (9.22%) Information Governance
11 122 (8.85%) Scrum
12 118 (8.56%) CI/CD
13 108 (7.84%) Data Privacy
14 103 (7.47%) Project Management
15 101 (7.33%) TDD
16 100 (7.26%) Coaching
17 99 (7.18%) Mentoring
17 99 (7.18%) Security Management
18 98 (7.11%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (17.49%) SQL
2 175 (12.70%) JavaScript
3 168 (12.19%) Python
4 161 (11.68%) Java
5 85 (6.17%) C#
6 67 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 56 (4.06%) TypeScript
8 46 (3.34%) Go
9 33 (2.39%) Bash
10 30 (2.18%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.81%) Ruby
12 23 (1.67%) PHP
13 19 (1.38%) C++
14 9 (0.65%) Apple Swift
14 9 (0.65%) Solidity
15 8 (0.58%) C
16 7 (0.51%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.51%) Perl
16 7 (0.51%) R
17 6 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (8.78%) Degree
2 90 (6.53%) CISSP
3 68 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 62 (4.50%) CISM
5 49 (3.56%) SC Cleared
6 29 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.81%) AWS Certification
8 25 (1.81%) CISMP
8 25 (1.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 18 (1.31%) CISA
10 17 (1.23%) DBS Check
11 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.09%) PMI Certification
12 14 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
13 13 (0.94%) CRISC
14 12 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 9 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (0.65%) CCNP
15 9 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (18.80%) GDPR
2 230 (16.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 89 (6.46%) PCI DSS
4 83 (6.02%) GRC
5 77 (5.59%) QA
6 71 (5.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 63 (4.57%) NIST
8 37 (2.69%) ISO 22301
9 34 (2.47%) NCSC
10 29 (2.10%) Data Quality
11 27 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 24 (1.74%) Accessibility
13 18 (1.31%) COBIT
14 17 (1.23%) BS25999
14 17 (1.23%) JSP 440
14 17 (1.23%) RMADS
15 12 (0.87%) SLA
16 11 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.80%) ISO 31000
16 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 63 (4.57%) Docker
2 52 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.02%) vSphere
5 11 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.15%) Firmware
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.073%) XenApp
10 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (4.35%) Terraform
2 47 (3.41%) Kubernetes
3 31 (2.25%) Ansible
4 19 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.31%) Prometheus
6 16 (1.16%) Grafana
7 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (0.80%) FortiGate
8 11 (0.80%) Puppet
9 9 (0.65%) Avamar
9 9 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.65%) Pingdom
9 9 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.51%) Istio
10 7 (0.51%) SCCM
11 6 (0.44%) Control-M
11 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.44%) SQL Sentry
12 5 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 377 (27.36%) Microsoft
2 87 (6.31%) Google
3 84 (6.10%) Oracle
4 53 (3.85%) VMware
5 26 (1.89%) Cisco
6 21 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.45%) HP
7 20 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 17 (1.23%) Talend
9 16 (1.16%) Teradata
10 15 (1.09%) Fortinet
11 14 (1.02%) Veeam
12 13 (0.94%) IBM
12 13 (0.94%) Micro Focus
13 12 (0.87%) Apple
13 12 (0.87%) Citrix
13 12 (0.87%) Qualys
14 11 (0.80%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.80%) Sony