The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 219 218 210
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 34 31 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.21% 4.92% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29 22 29
Average salary £45,000 £36,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.13% -34.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
PCI DSS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
653 630 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 8.81% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 512 516 468
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the North West region.

PCI DSS Salary Trend in the North West

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PCI DSS Salary Histogram in the North West

PCI DSS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 27 £46,000 +31.42% 6
Cheshire -3 6 £31,000 -31.11% 2
Merseyside +11 1 £45,000 -10.00%
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS.

1 37 (56.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (54.55%) Information Security
3 24 (36.36%) Security Architecture
4 22 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 21 (31.82%) Finance
5 21 (31.82%) Windows
6 17 (25.76%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (25.76%) UNIX
7 16 (24.24%) CISSP
8 14 (21.21%) Web Services
8 14 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (21.21%) Security Testing
9 13 (19.70%) Degree
9 13 (19.70%) IIS
9 13 (19.70%) Firewall
9 13 (19.70%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (18.18%) Security Management
10 12 (18.18%) Cisco
10 12 (18.18%) Performance Management
10 12 (18.18%) Splunk
10 12 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
10 12 (18.18%) ArcSight
10 12 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 12 (18.18%) SDLC
11 11 (16.67%) Server Hardening
11 11 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (16.67%) Network Design
12 9 (13.64%) Project Management
12 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.64%) VPN

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (19.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) Firewall
2 9 (13.64%) VoIP
2 9 (13.64%) VPN
3 7 (10.61%) WAN
3 7 (10.61%) Wireless
3 7 (10.61%) LAN
3 7 (10.61%) MPLS
3 7 (10.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.55%) Network Security
4 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 2 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (1.52%) DNS
6 1 (1.52%) DHCP
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.52%) VLAN
6 1 (1.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 16 (24.24%) Consultant
3 15 (22.73%) Security Consultant
4 12 (18.18%) Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) IT Consultant
5 10 (15.15%) IT Security Consultant
6 7 (10.61%) Network Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Architect
7 6 (9.09%) Security Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Security Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Security Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Security Manager
8 5 (7.58%) IT Security Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Head of Security
8 5 (7.58%) Head of Information Security
8 5 (7.58%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) Web Services
2 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Cryptography
3 4 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Life Science
6 1 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.52%) PKI
6 1 (1.52%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 17 (25.76%) UNIX
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Information Security
2 24 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 22 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 17 (25.76%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (21.21%) Security Testing
5 14 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (19.70%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (18.18%) Performance Management
7 12 (18.18%) Security Management
7 12 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
7 12 (18.18%) SDLC
8 11 (16.67%) Server Hardening
8 11 (16.67%) Network Design
8 11 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (13.64%) Project Management
10 8 (12.12%) ITIL
10 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
11 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
12 6 (9.09%) Cyber Security
12 6 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) C
2 4 (6.06%) C#
2 4 (6.06%) Java
2 4 (6.06%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) CISSP
2 13 (19.70%) Degree
3 8 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.61%) CISM
5 5 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.58%) CCNA
6 4 (6.06%) CCSP
7 3 (4.55%) CCNP
7 3 (4.55%) CISA
8 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.52%) CISMP
9 1 (1.52%) QiCA
9 1 (1.52%) PMP
9 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.52%) MCSE
9 1 (1.52%) MCSA
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.52%) RHCE
9 1 (1.52%) NCDA
9 1 (1.52%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (56.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.06%) QA
3 2 (3.03%) COBIT
4 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) ISA Server
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) iptables
5 1 (1.52%) NFS
5 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) logstash
2 1 (1.52%) Graylog
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Cisco
1 12 (18.18%) Splunk
1 12 (18.18%) ArcSight
2 9 (13.64%) F5
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) Juniper
3 8 (12.12%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.61%) Websense
4 7 (10.61%) Blue Coat
5 6 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (6.06%) Citrix
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Symantec
7 2 (3.03%) NetApp
7 2 (3.03%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.03%) Qualys
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.52%) HP
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