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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer working on laptop

A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is someone who ensures that a company complies with all data protection laws and regulations. They carry out security audits to ensure all data is processed in the correct way and serve as the point of contact between a company and any data protection authorities.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be around £28,000 to £30,000 a year, rising to between £40,000 and £50,000 with experience.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Data protection officers can work in a wide range of sectors, including finance, information technology, retail, education, government, healthcare and consulting. Jobs are advertised through recruitment agencies and online on specialist job sites such as OnlyDataJobs.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4443
1.6 %
RISE
2029
4515
  United Kingdom
2024
88889
3.5 %
RISE
2029
92018

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Career Area

Computing and ICT