The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 364 375 408
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 808 672 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.56% 6.01% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 613 555 576
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,775 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £69,900 £67,450
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12316 11178 12146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 10.24% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9478 8781 10017
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK.

PCI DSS Salary Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

PCI DSS Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
England +35 767 £47,500 -5.00% 82
London +41 289 £50,000 -9.09% 27
South East -2 194 £45,000 - 15
Berkshire +22 84 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire +10 84 £40,000 -20.00% 10
West Yorkshire +22 75 £42,500 -12.82% 9
East of England +31 73 £45,000 -2.70% 4
Leeds +18 69 £35,000 -28.20% 8
City of London -2 56 £51,250 +2.50% 8
Kent +38 46 £37,500 -8.53%
Hampshire -47 41 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +5 40 £55,000 +37.50% 8
West Midlands +11 32 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Hertfordshire +25 31 £45,000 -
Slough +25 31 £55,000 +22.22%
Leicestershire +20 30 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Reading +6 28 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North West -24 26 £45,000 -16.27% 9
Leicester +15 21 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Bedfordshire +7 17 £55,000 +115.68% 1
Basingstoke 0 16 £60,000 -5.88% 1
Newbury - 16 £70,000 - 1
Birmingham +11 14 £41,500 -17.00% 1
South West -36 13 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Manchester -13 12 £35,000 -36.36% 4
West Sussex -22 12 £33,500 -42.48% 2
Wiltshire -13 11 £42,500 +51.78% 1
Folkestone - 11 £31,250 -
Harrow - 11 £52,500 - 1
Coventry +7 10 £54,000 +54.28%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 715 (44.30%) Information Security
2 671 (41.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 489 (30.30%) CISSP
4 433 (26.83%) Windows
5 424 (26.27%) Linux
6 407 (25.22%) Finance
7 324 (20.07%) ITIL
8 317 (19.64%) Degree
9 311 (19.27%) Firewall
10 264 (16.36%) CISM
11 260 (16.11%) UNIX
12 254 (15.74%) Management Information System
13 247 (15.30%) Cisco
14 240 (14.87%) CISA
15 235 (14.56%) Project Management
16 233 (14.44%) E-Commerce
17 215 (13.32%) SIEM
18 213 (13.20%) Penetration Testing
19 202 (12.52%) Java
20 201 (12.45%) Microsoft
21 183 (11.34%) Apache
22 181 (11.21%) DNS
23 180 (11.15%) Data Protection
24 175 (10.84%) TCP/IP
24 175 (10.84%) SQL
25 171 (10.59%) IIS
26 168 (10.41%) VMware
27 162 (10.04%) Retail
28 161 (9.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
29 159 (9.85%) Risk Management

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 183 (11.34%) Apache
2 171 (10.59%) IIS
3 40 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 37 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.36%) Apache Solr
6 20 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 16 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (0.99%) nginx
8 16 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.68%) Jetty
11 7 (0.43%) SAS
12 6 (0.37%) Node.js
13 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.12%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.12%) Lync
14 2 (0.12%) Joomla!
Applications
1 123 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.42%) MS Office
3 33 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.99%) MS Project
5 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.19%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.062%) RMDS
4 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.062%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.59%) SaaS
2 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.81%) PaaS
5 7 (0.43%) IaaS
6 5 (0.31%) Office 365
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 311 (19.27%) Firewall
2 181 (11.21%) DNS
3 175 (10.84%) TCP/IP
4 146 (9.05%) Network Security
5 123 (7.62%) Internet
6 112 (6.94%) BGP
7 104 (6.44%) MPLS
7 104 (6.44%) OSPF
8 95 (5.89%) LAN
9 90 (5.58%) WAN
10 87 (5.39%) Cisco IOS
11 82 (5.08%) VPN
12 76 (4.71%) EIGRP
13 69 (4.28%) Wireless
14 67 (4.15%) SMTP
15 55 (3.41%) VoIP
16 52 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
16 52 (3.22%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (2.79%) DHCP
18 38 (2.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 92 (5.70%) MySQL
3 23 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 16 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (0.87%) OLAP
8 14 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.19%) OLTP
14 3 (0.19%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.19%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 31 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 10 (0.62%) Subversion
3 8 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.37%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.31%) Log4Net
5 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.25%) Mercurial
6 4 (0.25%) AppScan
7 3 (0.19%) WebLOAD
8 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.12%) Maven
8 2 (0.12%) JIRA
8 2 (0.12%) Ant
9 1 (0.062%) JUnit
9 1 (0.062%) Selenium
9 1 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.062%) Hudson
9 1 (0.062%) SoapUI
General
1 407 (25.22%) Finance
2 162 (10.04%) Retail
3 118 (7.31%) Banking
4 73 (4.52%) Legal
5 65 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 56 (3.47%) Marketing
7 51 (3.16%) Games
8 33 (2.04%) Back Office
9 26 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.05%) Advertising
11 16 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.87%) German Language
13 13 (0.81%) French Language
14 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.50%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.43%) Local Government
17 5 (0.31%) Electronics
17 5 (0.31%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 276 (17.10%) Analyst
2 205 (12.70%) Consultant
3 199 (12.33%) Security Analyst
4 178 (11.03%) Security Consultant
5 141 (8.74%) Security Manager
6 120 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (4.89%) Tester
8 78 (4.83%) Information Analyst
9 77 (4.77%) Architect
9 77 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
10 75 (4.65%) Penetration Tester
11 69 (4.28%) Administrator
12 67 (4.15%) Security Officer
13 63 (3.90%) IT Consultant
13 63 (3.90%) IT Security Consultant
14 59 (3.66%) Network Engineer
15 58 (3.59%) Information Manager
16 57 (3.53%) IT Security Analyst
17 55 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
17 55 (3.41%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.26%) .NET
2 74 (4.58%) Web Services
3 48 (2.97%) ASP.NET
4 39 (2.42%) LAMP
5 31 (1.92%) XML
6 28 (1.73%) HTML
7 23 (1.43%) WCF
8 21 (1.30%) CSS
9 19 (1.18%) HTML5
10 17 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (0.81%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.74%) XSLT
12 12 (0.74%) XHTML
12 12 (0.74%) Memcached
13 11 (0.68%) REST
13 11 (0.68%) SOAP
14 9 (0.56%) JSON
15 8 (0.50%) Ajax
15 8 (0.50%) COM
16 7 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 254 (15.74%) Management Information System
2 97 (6.01%) Clustering
3 61 (3.78%) Data Protection Act
4 58 (3.59%) Open Source
5 55 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.29%) PMI
7 34 (2.11%) Cryptography
8 33 (2.04%) IVR
8 33 (2.04%) SWIFT
9 27 (1.67%) CESG
10 26 (1.61%) APACS
11 24 (1.49%) EFT
12 23 (1.43%) Online Games
13 21 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
14 18 (1.12%) PKI
14 18 (1.12%) RMADS
15 17 (1.05%) iPhone
16 16 (0.99%) EPoS
17 15 (0.93%) NHS
17 15 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 433 (26.83%) Windows
2 424 (26.27%) Linux
3 260 (16.11%) UNIX
4 126 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.29%) CentOS
7 37 (2.29%) Solaris
8 31 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (1.73%) Ubuntu
10 25 (1.55%) Debian
11 24 (1.49%) AIX
12 17 (1.05%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.99%) Android
14 12 (0.74%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.25%) SELinux
15 4 (0.25%) OS/390
16 3 (0.19%) OS/400
16 3 (0.19%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (44.30%) Information Security
2 324 (20.07%) ITIL
3 235 (14.56%) Project Management
4 233 (14.44%) E-Commerce
5 215 (13.32%) SIEM
6 213 (13.20%) Penetration Testing
7 180 (11.15%) Data Protection
8 159 (9.85%) Risk Management
9 154 (9.54%) Data Security
10 126 (7.81%) Cyber Security
11 114 (7.06%) Security Architecture
12 109 (6.75%) Security Management
13 108 (6.69%) PRINCE2
14 106 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 103 (6.38%) Service Delivery
16 101 (6.26%) Load Balancing
17 90 (5.58%) Business Continuity
18 89 (5.51%) Ethical Hacking
19 87 (5.39%) Information Security Management
20 80 (4.96%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 202 (12.52%) Java
2 175 (10.84%) SQL
3 123 (7.62%) Bash Shell
4 94 (5.82%) Perl
5 92 (5.70%) PHP
6 88 (5.45%) PowerShell
7 59 (3.66%) Python
8 51 (3.16%) Ruby
9 42 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.11%) C
11 32 (1.98%) C#
12 28 (1.73%) JavaScript
13 24 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.24%) Objective-C
14 20 (1.24%) C++
15 18 (1.12%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.062%) RPG
17 1 (0.062%) ABAP
17 1 (0.062%) VB
Qualifications
1 489 (30.30%) CISSP
2 317 (19.64%) Degree
3 264 (16.36%) CISM
4 240 (14.87%) CISA
5 114 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (5.64%) CCNA
7 88 (5.45%) CEH
8 83 (5.14%) PCI QSA
9 69 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
10 67 (4.15%) Security Cleared
11 63 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 57 (3.53%) CCNP
13 45 (2.79%) OSCP
14 44 (2.73%) CISMP
15 39 (2.42%) PMI Certification
16 38 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 37 (2.29%) SC Cleared
18 36 (2.23%) CCSE
18 36 (2.23%) CCA
19 34 (2.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 671 (41.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 161 (9.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 121 (7.50%) COBIT
4 58 (3.59%) ISO 9001
5 26 (1.61%) ISO 8583
6 25 (1.55%) QA
7 22 (1.36%) SLA
8 16 (0.99%) GPG13
9 15 (0.93%) COSO
10 14 (0.87%) HIPAA
10 14 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 11 (0.68%) BS7799
12 9 (0.56%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.50%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.19%) BS25999
16 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 131 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (7.93%) Active Directory
3 85 (5.27%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (3.04%) Snort
5 26 (1.61%) vSphere
6 23 (1.43%) ISA Server
7 20 (1.24%) KVM
8 18 (1.12%) Squid
9 17 (1.05%) Nmap
10 12 (0.74%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.74%) Varnish
11 9 (0.56%) NFS
12 6 (0.37%) XenServer
12 6 (0.37%) Xen
13 5 (0.31%) XenApp
13 5 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.12%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 42 (2.60%) SCCM
2 34 (2.11%) Puppet
3 22 (1.36%) ARCserve
4 21 (1.30%) Nessus
5 15 (0.93%) WSUS
6 14 (0.87%) Nagios
7 12 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.43%) SCOM
11 7 (0.43%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.37%) Cacti
13 5 (0.31%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
15 2 (0.12%) OSSEC
15 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 247 (15.30%) Cisco
2 201 (12.45%) Microsoft
3 168 (10.41%) VMware
4 143 (8.86%) Red Hat
5 109 (6.75%) CheckPoint
6 100 (6.20%) F5
7 77 (4.77%) Oracle
8 76 (4.71%) Juniper
9 63 (3.90%) Websense
10 52 (3.22%) HP
11 37 (2.29%) Citrix
12 36 (2.23%) McAfee
13 33 (2.04%) ServiceNow
14 29 (1.80%) Tripwire
15 27 (1.67%) IBM
16 26 (1.61%) Sophos
17 23 (1.43%) Symantec
17 23 (1.43%) Sourcefire
18 22 (1.36%) Dell
19 19 (1.18%) Blue Coat
North West
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great benefits & package
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Great benefits & package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 25 days, company car, home working
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £85000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + pension + shares +++
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, medical
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £47500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £62500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Flexabile for the right candidate
Posted: 2 days ago