2018 GDPR Salary Guide

Karen O'Flaherty 19.02.2018

The 2018 GDPR salary guide for roles in privacy, security, HR, project management and change management.

Contents: Privacy | IT & Security | HRProject & Change Management Roles
Commentary on GDPR Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

Privacy Salaries

RoleDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
DPO€80k - €150k€70k - €140k€70k - €140k€70k - €140k€70k - €140k
Data Protection / Privacy Counsel (in house)€70k - €130k€65k - €100k€65k - €100k€65k - €100k€65k - €100k
Privacy Officer€60k - €80k€55k - €70k€55k - €70k€55k - €70k€55k - €70k
Data Protection / Privacy Solictor (Practice) 3+ years€80k - €110k€70k - €100k€70k - €100k€70k - €100k€70k - €100k
Data Protection / Privacy Solicitor (Practice) 1-3 years€45k - €80k€40k - €75k€40k - €75k€40k - €75k€40k - €75k
 

IT & Security Salaries

RoleDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
GDPR Business Analyst55k- 70k55k- 70k55k- 70k55k- 70k55k- 70k
GDPR Project Manager65k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 80k65k - 80k
GDPR Data Analyst50k - 75k50k - 75k50k - 75k50k - 75k50k - 75k
GDPR Data Manager75k +75k +75k +75k +75k +
CIO within GDPR130k +130k +130k +130k +130k +
CDO with GDPR150k +150k +150k +150k +150k +
Data Protection Officer across IT and Finance60k - 75k60k - 75k60k - 75k60k - 75k60k - 75k
Information/IT Security Manager50-100k50-100k50-100k50-100k50-100k
Head of Security85 - 150k85 - 150k85 - 150k85 - 150k85 - 150k
IS Security Architect50k -100k50k -100k50-100k50-100k50-100k
Security Engineer40k-85k40k-85k40k-85k40k-85k40k-85k
IT Security Analyst35k-85k35k - 85k35k - 85k35-85k35-85k
Cyber Security Consultant35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k
IT Auditor35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k
IS Manager35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k
Risk Analyst35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k35-85k
IT Risk Manager50-100k50-100k50-100k50-100k50-100k
 

HR (GDPR) Salaries

RoleDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
GDPR - Project Coordinator30k +25k +25k +25k +25k +
GDPR - Project Admin35k +30k +30k +30k +30k +
HR Regulatory GDPR75k +70k +70k +70k +70k +
HR Data Protection Manager85k +80k +80k +80k +80k +
 

Project & Change Management Rates

RoleDublin
€ (Day Rates)
Cork
€ (Day Rates)
Limerick
€ (Day Rates)
Waterford
€ (Day Rates)
Galway
€ (Day Rates)
GDPR Programme Manager600 - 800600 - 800600 - 800600 - 800600 - 800
GDPR Project Manager450 - 600450 - 600450 - 600450 - 600450 - 600
GDPR Business Analyst350 - 450350 - 450350 - 450350 - 450350 - 450
 

Commentary on GDPR Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect individuals' personal data. It has new requirements for data collection and processing that in some cases include hiring dedicated data protection specialists to safeguard personal information for employees and professional job seekers. Those requirements must be met by the looming deadline of May 2018.

Indigenous enterprises and SMEs are becoming increasingly aware of the necessity to upskill and/or hire into this area. The regulation imposed on businesses within the financial services and professional services organisations means they are more advanced on their GDPR journey. In view of the scarcity of data protection professionals on the market, an essential requirement in the new regulation, many companies are promoting or transferring current employees into roles internally as they are more likely to have an awareness of data processing points within the business.

No doubt, gearing up for the GDPR is a priority for many organisations in the EU and around the world, and it will not be without its challenges. An estimated EU current shortfall of 20,000 professionals is suggested.  Below is a sample of just some of the current job titles that could relate to GDPR.

  • Data Protection Officer / Manager / Co-ordinator
  • Privacy Officer / Manager / Co-ordinator
  • Privacy Counsel
  • Privacy Lawyer
  • Compliance Manager, GDPR
  • GDPR Project Manager
  • GDPR Programme Manager
  • Senior Cyber Risk Advisor
  • Lead Data Protection adviser
  • Records & Information Compliance Manager
  • Programme Director / Manager; CDPO
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Consultant
  • Lead Data Protection and Privacy Counsel
  • Privacy Risk Officer

 
IAPP /McKinley in Partnership

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. The aim of this partnership is to support and develop a community of qualified privacy professionals. There is already an estimated shortage of 20,000 qualified DPOs in the EU and this demand is predicted to rise in the coming years.  The term ‘privacy professional’ should be broadly interpreted as data protection programmes truly are a team effort. Data-driven organisations are actively searching for DPOs but also project and change managers, business analysts and compliance officers with a level of data protection knowledge.

Upskilling with the IAPP, the most internationally recognised accreditation in the privacy world, allows professionals in a range of disciplines enhance their experience. Morgan McKinley, in choosing to partner with the IAPP are supporting professionals who are looking to future proof their career with a qualified in-demand skill set.

Our aim, in acting as a Career Ally across our core areas of expertise is to support the demand for this future talent, by providing professionals with an accredited qualification. Equally it will create a greater pool of professionals to allow organisations a greater choice of prospective, available talent to choose from.

Karen O'Flaherty's picture
Chief Operations Officer - Ireland
koflaherty@morganmckinley.ie