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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 537 494 399
Rank change year-on-year -43 -95 +24
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 800 583 409
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.57% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.30% 4.03% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 539 422 317
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,850 £78,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -8.33%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 24,277 14,463 7,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.31% 14.17% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 12,419 9,325 5,678
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.68% +5.00%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in England.

Salary trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the England region over the 6 months to 17 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -154 276 £78,500 +20.77% 36
North of England +83 223 £55,828 -0.75% 19
North West +66 152 £55,000 +37.50% 11
South East -25 110 £57,500 +2.22% 14
Midlands -77 77 £55,000 - 18
Yorkshire +8 71 £57,500 -4.17% 8
East of England -10 70 £75,000 +42.86% 6
West Midlands -28 61 £55,500 +0.91% 10
South West -51 39 £57,500 +15.00%
East Midlands -28 16 £55,000 - 8
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, IT jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 401 (50.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 389 (48.63%) Information Security
3 319 (39.88%) Cybersecurity
4 283 (35.38%) Azure
5 257 (32.13%) GDPR
6 242 (30.25%) Finance
7 237 (29.63%) AWS
8 214 (26.75%) NIST
9 196 (24.50%) CISSP
10 181 (22.63%) DevOps
11 170 (21.25%) SIEM
12 164 (20.50%) Microsoft
13 163 (20.38%) Security Operations
14 158 (19.75%) Social Skills
15 155 (19.38%) Linux
16 154 (19.25%) Agile
17 150 (18.75%) Management Information System
18 146 (18.25%) Data Protection
19 143 (17.88%) Firewall
20 137 (17.13%) Cyber Essentials
21 133 (16.63%) Windows
22 129 (16.13%) OWASP
23 127 (15.88%) Risk Management
24 126 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
25 122 (15.25%) DevSecOps
26 118 (14.75%) GRC
27 115 (14.38%) CI/CD
27 115 (14.38%) ITIL
28 114 (14.25%) Microsoft 365
29 106 (13.25%) CISM

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.88%) OpenStack
3 13 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
3 13 (1.63%) CMS
3 13 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.00%) ColdFusion
5 8 (1.00%) IIS
5 8 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.88%) Apache
7 6 (0.75%) JBoss
7 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.38%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.13%) GemFire
12 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (4.25%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.75%) Magento
3 5 (0.63%) Odoo
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 283 (35.38%) Azure
2 237 (29.63%) AWS
3 114 (14.25%) Microsoft 365
4 73 (9.13%) GCP
5 57 (7.13%) Azure Sentinel
6 45 (5.63%) Serverless
7 42 (5.25%) GitHub
8 33 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (4.00%) SaaS
10 31 (3.88%) Mimecast
11 30 (3.75%) Azure DevOps
12 22 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (2.38%) OpenShift
15 17 (2.13%) Amazon S3
16 14 (1.75%) Snowflake
17 13 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
17 13 (1.63%) dbt
18 12 (1.50%) IaaS
18 12 (1.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (17.88%) Firewall
2 66 (8.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 50 (6.25%) Network Security
4 35 (4.38%) Internet
4 35 (4.38%) WAN
5 32 (4.00%) SSL
6 27 (3.38%) DNS
7 24 (3.00%) SAN
8 18 (2.25%) DHCP
8 18 (2.25%) NAS
8 18 (2.25%) VPN
9 16 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.88%) Wireless
11 14 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
12 13 (1.63%) LAN
13 9 (1.13%) VoIP
14 8 (1.00%) SD-WAN
15 7 (0.88%) MPLS
16 5 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.63%) Oracle Database
2 24 (3.00%) NoSQL
3 23 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 22 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
5 17 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.13%) Big Data
7 9 (1.13%) Looker
7 9 (1.13%) MySQL
7 9 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.00%) MariaDB
9 7 (0.88%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.75%) DynamoDB
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.75%) Power BI
11 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.50%) Flink
12 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.50%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 46 (5.75%) Git (software)
1 46 (5.75%) GitLab
2 16 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.88%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.50%) JIRA
5 10 (1.25%) Burp Suite
5 10 (1.25%) JUnit
6 9 (1.13%) Subversion
6 9 (1.13%) WebSpeed
7 7 (0.88%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.75%) Metasploit
8 6 (0.75%) Selenium
9 5 (0.63%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.38%) ERwin
11 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.13%) Ant
12 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.13%) JMeter
General
1 242 (30.25%) Finance
2 158 (19.75%) Social Skills
3 101 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (9.00%) Legal
5 51 (6.38%) Retail
6 46 (5.75%) Law
7 45 (5.63%) Banking
8 26 (3.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 26 (3.25%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
9 25 (3.13%) Manufacturing
10 23 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
11 22 (2.75%) Public Sector
12 18 (2.25%) Games
13 16 (2.00%) Financial Institution
14 15 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
15 9 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (1.00%) Marketing
17 5 (0.63%) French Language
17 5 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 130 (16.25%) Analyst
2 114 (14.25%) Security Manager
3 98 (12.25%) Security Analyst
4 74 (9.25%) Architect
5 67 (8.38%) Information Manager
5 67 (8.38%) Information Security Manager
6 61 (7.63%) Cloud Engineer
7 54 (6.75%) Security Architect
8 51 (6.38%) Consultant
9 48 (6.00%) Security Consultant
10 44 (5.50%) Information Analyst
10 44 (5.50%) Information Security Analyst
10 44 (5.50%) Security Engineer
11 32 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (3.50%) Head of Security
12 28 (3.50%) Information Security Officer
12 28 (3.50%) Security Officer
13 26 (3.25%) Information Officer
14 25 (3.13%) DBA
15 24 (3.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.63%) .NET
2 23 (2.88%) HTML
3 22 (2.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 16 (2.00%) Spring
5 15 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (1.88%) Kafka
5 15 (1.88%) Node.js
5 15 (1.88%) OAuth
5 15 (1.88%) OpenID
6 14 (1.75%) ARM Templates
7 13 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (1.63%) React
8 12 (1.50%) CSS
8 12 (1.50%) GraphQL
9 11 (1.38%) Mason
10 10 (1.25%) REST
10 10 (1.25%) Spring MVC
11 9 (1.13%) J2EE
11 9 (1.13%) SOAP
11 9 (1.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 150 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 55 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.25%) Public Cloud
4 33 (4.13%) Data Protection Act
5 32 (4.00%) Cloud Native
6 30 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 24 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.75%) Private Cloud
9 21 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (2.50%) Mobile App
11 17 (2.13%) Driving Licence
12 15 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
13 14 (1.75%) Blockchain
13 14 (1.75%) Clustering
13 14 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
14 12 (1.50%) IoT
15 11 (1.38%) PKI
16 10 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (1.00%) Cyberattack
17 8 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 155 (19.38%) Linux
2 133 (16.63%) Windows
3 54 (6.75%) Unix
4 36 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (3.88%) Solaris
6 30 (3.75%) Windows Server
7 29 (3.63%) CentOS
8 17 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (1.75%) Kali Linux
10 12 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.63%) AIX
14 4 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
16 2 (0.25%) Android
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (48.63%) Information Security
2 319 (39.88%) Cybersecurity
3 181 (22.63%) DevOps
4 170 (21.25%) SIEM
5 163 (20.38%) Security Operations
6 154 (19.25%) Agile
7 146 (18.25%) Data Protection
8 129 (16.13%) OWASP
9 127 (15.88%) Risk Management
10 126 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
11 122 (15.25%) DevSecOps
12 115 (14.38%) CI/CD
12 115 (14.38%) ITIL
13 105 (13.13%) Penetration Testing
14 103 (12.88%) Incident Response
15 99 (12.38%) Infrastructure as Code
16 98 (12.25%) ISMS
17 97 (12.13%) Mentoring
18 91 (11.38%) Threat Modelling
19 89 (11.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (12.00%) SQL
2 90 (11.25%) Python
3 63 (7.88%) Java
3 63 (7.88%) PowerShell
4 51 (6.38%) Bash
5 40 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 39 (4.88%) C#
7 34 (4.25%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.25%) C
9 22 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 21 (2.63%) TypeScript
11 20 (2.50%) Perl
12 13 (1.63%) Go
12 13 (1.63%) PHP
12 13 (1.63%) Scala
13 8 (1.00%) R
14 6 (0.75%) Groovy
15 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.25%) VB
17 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 196 (24.50%) CISSP
2 106 (13.25%) CISM
3 87 (10.88%) Degree
4 82 (10.25%) CISA
5 48 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (5.88%) GCIH
6 47 (5.88%) SSCP
7 45 (5.63%) CEH
8 35 (4.38%) CompTIA Security+
9 34 (4.25%) CISMP
10 26 (3.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 26 (3.25%) Security Cleared
11 19 (2.38%) GCIA
12 17 (2.13%) AWS Certification
13 16 (2.00%) CCSP
13 16 (2.00%) PCI QSA
14 15 (1.88%) SANS
15 14 (1.75%) CCNA
16 13 (1.63%) SC Cleared
17 11 (1.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (50.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 257 (32.13%) GDPR
3 214 (26.75%) NIST
4 137 (17.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 118 (14.75%) GRC
6 43 (5.38%) QA
7 40 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 40 (5.00%) SOC 2
8 34 (4.25%) ISO 9001
8 34 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 30 (3.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 24 (3.00%) SLA
11 14 (1.75%) SOC 1
12 12 (1.50%) NIST 800
13 11 (1.38%) HIPAA
13 11 (1.38%) NCSC
14 10 (1.25%) Data Quality
15 9 (1.13%) PSD2
16 8 (1.00%) PA-DSS
17 7 (0.88%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 77 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.25%) Docker
3 33 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.50%) NFS
8 4 (0.50%) vSphere
9 3 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.38%) KVM
10 2 (0.25%) iptables
10 2 (0.25%) Snort
10 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 85 (10.63%) Terraform
2 75 (9.38%) Kubernetes
3 36 (4.50%) Ansible
4 32 (4.00%) Nessus
5 23 (2.88%) SCCM
6 22 (2.75%) Data Guard
6 22 (2.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 22 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 18 (2.25%) QRadar
7 18 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (1.75%) Grafana
9 13 (1.63%) PowerCLI
9 13 (1.63%) Prometheus
10 12 (1.50%) Puppet
11 11 (1.38%) CASB
11 11 (1.38%) Kustomize
12 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.13%) NetBackup
12 9 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 164 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 94 (11.75%) Oracle
3 76 (9.50%) Google
4 49 (6.13%) VMware
5 45 (5.63%) Splunk
6 40 (5.00%) Cisco
7 35 (4.38%) IBM
8 34 (4.25%) Red Hat
9 29 (3.63%) CrowdStrike
10 27 (3.38%) FIS
11 25 (3.13%) Citrix
12 22 (2.75%) Palo Alto
13 21 (2.63%) Qualys
14 19 (2.38%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.63%) Samsung
16 11 (1.38%) Meraki
17 10 (1.25%) CyberArk
18 9 (1.13%) Veritas
19 8 (1.00%) CheckPoint
19 8 (1.00%) HP