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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 358 348 407
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +59
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 818 891 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.76% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.92% 7.15% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 683 659 527
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
11817 12470 11106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.77% 10.64% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9349 9674 8832
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 July 2015 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 29 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
England -9 775 £50,000 +11.11% 89
London -2 267 £57,500 +15.00% 24
South East +11 202 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire +3 95 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Hampshire +17 57 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -29 51 £40,750 +16.42% 7
South West +18 50 £46,377 +34.42% 6
West Midlands -13 49 £48,250 +7.22% 7
East of England -21 45 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Berkshire -22 43 £50,000 - 5
City of London +9 40 £65,000 +30.00% 11
Leeds -43 33 £42,500 +21.42% 6
North West +9 32 £45,000 +28.57% 10
North Yorkshire +23 31 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -8 31 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Surrey +27 30 £65,000 +52.94% 3
East Midlands -9 29 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Scotland +34 26 £40,000 +2.56% 2
West Sussex +12 26 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Manchester +20 25 £46,000 +31.42% 7
Farnborough - 25 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +14 24 £53,750 +34.37% 1
Edinburgh +29 23 £40,000 - 2
Milton Keynes +14 23 £55,000 +37.50%
Swindon +15 22 £43,000 +32.30%
Wiltshire +3 22 £43,000 +24.63% 2
Birmingham +3 20 £50,000 +13.63% 4
Skipton +13 19 £33,500 +3.07% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 18 £70,000 +93.10%
Kent -19 18 £40,750 +8.66% 2

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 908 (55.23%) Information Security
2 899 (54.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 656 (39.90%) CISSP
4 475 (28.89%) Finance
5 421 (25.61%) Firewall
6 398 (24.21%) CISM
7 373 (22.69%) Windows
8 368 (22.38%) ITIL
9 299 (18.19%) CISA
10 257 (15.63%) Management Information System
11 249 (15.15%) Linux
12 242 (14.72%) Degree
13 240 (14.60%) Cisco
14 226 (13.75%) Cyber Security
15 217 (13.20%) Security Management
16 212 (12.90%) Risk Management
17 205 (12.47%) Microsoft
18 195 (11.86%) Security Architecture
19 191 (11.62%) Project Management
20 190 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
21 188 (11.44%) UNIX
22 184 (11.19%) Data Protection
23 182 (11.07%) VMware
24 174 (10.58%) SIEM
24 174 (10.58%) Data Centre
25 161 (9.79%) LAN
26 159 (9.67%) Business Continuity
27 158 (9.61%) WAN
28 152 (9.25%) Active Directory
29 140 (8.52%) TCP/IP

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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
1 138 (8.39%) IIS
2 72 (4.38%) Apache
3 48 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 43 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.46%) Apache Solr
7 15 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.85%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.79%) SAS
10 12 (0.73%) JBoss
11 11 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.67%) nginx
12 8 (0.49%) CMS
13 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.24%) Confluence
13 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.24%) Node.js
14 3 (0.18%) Lync
14 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 66 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.22%) MS Office
3 13 (0.79%) MS Project
4 11 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.55%) Sophis RISQUE
3 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Summit
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Line 500
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.061%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.061%) RMDS
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.061%) Primavera
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.061%) Magento
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.061%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.62%) SaaS
2 39 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.46%) Office 365
5 13 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.79%) IaaS
6 9 (0.55%) GitHub
7 4 (0.24%) PaaS
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 421 (25.61%) Firewall
2 161 (9.79%) LAN
3 158 (9.61%) WAN
4 140 (8.52%) TCP/IP
5 123 (7.48%) Network Security
6 114 (6.93%) VPN
6 114 (6.93%) SAN
7 93 (5.66%) Internet
8 78 (4.74%) DNS
9 76 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (3.95%) VLAN
10 65 (3.95%) VoIP
11 60 (3.65%) Wireless
12 59 (3.59%) IPsec
13 55 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
14 46 (2.80%) MPLS
15 34 (2.07%) BGP
15 34 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
16 32 (1.95%) SSL
17 29 (1.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.95%) MySQL
3 25 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.67%) Big Data
7 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.24%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.18%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 31 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 16 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.91%) JIRA
4 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.61%) Artifactory
6 9 (0.55%) Selenium
7 8 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.49%) Maven
8 7 (0.43%) JUnit
8 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.30%) Grunt
10 4 (0.24%) Subversion
11 2 (0.12%) Ant
11 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.12%) Yeoman
11 2 (0.12%) Bower
11 2 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 475 (28.89%) Finance
2 91 (5.54%) Retail
3 88 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 75 (4.56%) Banking
5 65 (3.95%) Legal
6 63 (3.83%) Law
7 27 (1.64%) Marketing
8 24 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.16%) Advertising
11 17 (1.03%) Back Office
12 16 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.85%) Games
14 13 (0.79%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Publishing
15 7 (0.43%) Private Banking
15 7 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.43%) French Language
16 6 (0.36%) Automotive
17 5 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 272 (16.55%) Consultant
2 237 (14.42%) Analyst
3 230 (13.99%) Security Manager
4 217 (13.20%) Security Consultant
5 194 (11.80%) Security Analyst
6 124 (7.54%) Information Manager
7 121 (7.36%) Information Security Manager
8 120 (7.30%) Architect
9 98 (5.96%) Security Officer
10 95 (5.78%) Security Engineer
11 79 (4.81%) Information Analyst
11 79 (4.81%) Information Security Officer
12 78 (4.74%) Information Security Analyst
13 75 (4.56%) Administrator
14 74 (4.50%) Network Engineer
15 71 (4.32%) Security Architect
16 63 (3.83%) Security Specialist
17 61 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
18 60 (3.65%) Information Security Consultant
19 52 (3.16%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (5.17%) Web Services
2 67 (4.08%) .NET
3 41 (2.49%) HTML
4 23 (1.40%) XML
5 19 (1.16%) Ajax
6 18 (1.09%) JTAPI
6 18 (1.09%) TAPI
7 17 (1.03%) CCXML
7 17 (1.03%) VXML
7 17 (1.03%) CSS
8 15 (0.91%) J2EE
9 13 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.79%) SOAP
9 13 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 11 (0.67%) Spring
10 11 (0.67%) JSP
11 10 (0.61%) Struts
11 10 (0.61%) Middleware
11 10 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (0.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 257 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 174 (10.58%) Data Centre
3 124 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
5 55 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 52 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 49 (2.98%) PKI
8 42 (2.55%) Cryptography
9 34 (2.07%) Clustering
10 32 (1.95%) Replication
11 25 (1.52%) CESG
12 24 (1.46%) SCADA
12 24 (1.46%) Mobile Payment
13 21 (1.28%) IVR
14 19 (1.16%) Mainframe
14 19 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 15 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
16 14 (0.85%) RMADS
16 14 (0.85%) Mathematics
17 13 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 373 (22.69%) Windows
2 249 (15.15%) Linux
3 188 (11.44%) UNIX
4 56 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.09%) Solaris
9 16 (0.97%) Android
10 12 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
11 9 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.49%) Debian
13 7 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.36%) CentOS
15 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.18%) HPUX
16 3 (0.18%) VMS
17 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (55.23%) Information Security
2 368 (22.38%) ITIL
3 226 (13.75%) Cyber Security
4 217 (13.20%) Security Management
5 212 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 195 (11.86%) Security Architecture
7 191 (11.62%) Project Management
8 190 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
9 184 (11.19%) Data Protection
10 174 (10.58%) SIEM
11 159 (9.67%) Business Continuity
12 135 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 122 (7.42%) Vulnerability Management
14 118 (7.18%) E-Commerce
15 115 (7.00%) Information Security Management
16 111 (6.75%) Risk Assessment
17 109 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
18 104 (6.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 103 (6.27%) Incident Management
20 101 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (7.18%) SQL
2 98 (5.96%) Java
3 43 (2.62%) JavaScript
4 36 (2.19%) Ruby
5 35 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 35 (2.13%) C#
6 28 (1.70%) PHP
7 27 (1.64%) C
7 27 (1.64%) Python
8 26 (1.58%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.52%) Perl
10 21 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.36%) C++
14 4 (0.24%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.12%) AWK
17 1 (0.061%) VB6
17 1 (0.061%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 656 (39.90%) CISSP
2 398 (24.21%) CISM
3 299 (18.19%) CISA
4 242 (14.72%) Degree
5 134 (8.15%) Security Cleared
6 125 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (5.60%) CCNA
8 77 (4.68%) PCI QSA
9 76 (4.62%) CRISC
10 68 (4.14%) SC Cleared
11 64 (3.89%) CCNP
12 55 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 50 (3.04%) CEH
14 49 (2.98%) CISMP
15 47 (2.86%) GIAC
16 42 (2.55%) MCSE
17 37 (2.25%) SSCP
18 31 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 26 (1.58%) CCIE
20 25 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 899 (54.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (8.39%) COBIT
3 121 (7.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 46 (2.80%) SLA
5 40 (2.43%) ISO 9001
6 28 (1.70%) BS25999
6 28 (1.70%) GPG13
7 24 (1.46%) QA
8 16 (0.97%) ISO 14001
9 14 (0.85%) HIPAA
10 12 (0.73%) BS7799
11 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 11 (0.67%) FISMA
12 6 (0.36%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.30%) PAS 55
14 3 (0.18%) COSO
15 2 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 152 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 99 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (4.20%) vSphere
4 51 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (1.76%) Xen
7 20 (1.22%) Squid
8 18 (1.09%) XenApp
9 14 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 14 (0.85%) Snort
10 10 (0.61%) XenServer
11 8 (0.49%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.43%) Firmware
12 7 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 7 (0.43%) iptables
13 6 (0.36%) NFS
14 4 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.24%) vCloud
15 3 (0.18%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 50 (3.04%) Puppet
2 41 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.28%) FortiGate
3 21 (1.28%) Nagios
4 19 (1.16%) Ansible
4 19 (1.16%) Graphite
5 16 (0.97%) Nessus
6 15 (0.91%) logstash
7 13 (0.79%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.73%) Kibana
9 11 (0.67%) Salt
9 11 (0.67%) SCCM
10 10 (0.61%) Vagrant
11 9 (0.55%) StatsD
11 9 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.55%) Check_MK
12 5 (0.30%) WebInspect
13 4 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.24%) OpenView
13 4 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 240 (14.60%) Cisco
2 205 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 182 (11.07%) VMware
4 109 (6.63%) CheckPoint
5 99 (6.02%) Splunk
6 88 (5.35%) Oracle
7 70 (4.26%) Citrix
8 68 (4.14%) Juniper
9 66 (4.01%) F5
10 64 (3.89%) HP
11 57 (3.47%) ArcSight
12 51 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 41 (2.49%) Websense
14 40 (2.43%) EMC
15 30 (1.82%) Symantec
16 28 (1.70%) IBM
17 26 (1.58%) McAfee
18 25 (1.52%) Avaya
18 25 (1.52%) Blue Coat
19 23 (1.40%) CA
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
NTT Com Security
Salary: competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + generous bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago