Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 280 334
Rank change year-on-year -62 +54 +7
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,457 1,929 1,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.17% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.01% 9.22% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,170 1,538 1,561
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,235 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

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 20,797 20,918 25,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.81% 12.69% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 16,184 16,653 20,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,693 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -25 675 £62,000 +3.33% 62
South East -57 270 £50,000 -4.76% 37
North of England -78 229 £45,000 -14.29% 34
North West -47 117 £52,500 - 19
Yorkshire -61 100 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Midlands -86 98 £50,000 +5.26% 19
East of England +9 90 £65,000 +18.18% 22
South West -9 80 £43,750 -20.45% 4
West Midlands -69 70 £50,000 +5.26% 11
East Midlands -17 28 £53,750 +19.44% 8
North East -9 12 £52,500 +20.00% 3
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 834 (57.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 758 (52.02%) Information Security
3 470 (32.26%) CISSP
4 419 (28.76%) Finance
5 328 (22.51%) GDPR
6 327 (22.44%) Data Protection
7 314 (21.55%) CISM
8 288 (19.77%) Firewall
9 273 (18.74%) Cybersecurity
10 271 (18.60%) Risk Management
11 263 (18.05%) Windows
12 228 (15.65%) ITIL
13 218 (14.96%) CISA
14 205 (14.07%) Microsoft
15 198 (13.59%) Penetration Testing
16 190 (13.04%) Linux
17 187 (12.83%) Management Information System
18 178 (12.22%) SIEM
19 168 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
20 161 (11.05%) SQL
21 156 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
22 153 (10.50%) Cisco
23 141 (9.68%) Retail
24 135 (9.27%) Degree
25 128 (8.79%) VMware
26 125 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
27 123 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
28 117 (8.03%) WAN
29 116 (7.96%) Vulnerability Management
30 115 (7.89%) Active Directory

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 31 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 22 (1.51%) IIS
3 21 (1.44%) Apache
4 20 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.69%) JBoss
9 7 (0.48%) Confluence
10 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.21%) CMS
11 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.14%) nginx
12 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.069%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.069%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.069%) Site Server
Applications
1 43 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.069%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.069%) HipChat
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.41%) Magento
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.069%) Exstream
5 1 (0.069%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 125 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (6.93%) SaaS
3 79 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (4.26%) Office 365
5 38 (2.61%) IaaS
6 28 (1.92%) PaaS
7 24 (1.65%) GitHub
8 21 (1.44%) OpenShift
9 16 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.62%) Cloudflare
12 7 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
14 4 (0.27%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.27%) Sage Pay
14 4 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 288 (19.77%) Firewall
2 117 (8.03%) WAN
3 112 (7.69%) DNS
3 112 (7.69%) LAN
3 112 (7.69%) Network Security
4 110 (7.55%) VPN
5 85 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 79 (5.42%) VoIP
7 70 (4.80%) DHCP
8 61 (4.19%) Wireless
9 58 (3.98%) MPLS
10 56 (3.84%) HTTP
10 56 (3.84%) Wi-Fi
11 55 (3.77%) Internet
12 52 (3.57%) VLAN
13 44 (3.02%) IPsec
14 39 (2.68%) BGP
15 38 (2.61%) OSPF
16 37 (2.54%) SAN
17 34 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.74%) MySQL
3 30 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 27 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (1.30%) Big Data
8 19 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.55%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.41%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.27%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 46 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.02%) JIRA
3 36 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 23 (1.58%) Cucumber
5 23 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.82%) Metasploit
8 10 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.62%) Maven
10 8 (0.55%) Gradle
10 8 (0.55%) JUnit
10 8 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.48%) Appium
11 7 (0.48%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.48%) Gatling
11 7 (0.48%) PHPUnit
11 7 (0.48%) Spock
11 7 (0.48%) TestNG
General
1 419 (28.76%) Finance
2 141 (9.68%) Retail
3 105 (7.21%) Legal
4 69 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.64%) Banking
6 44 (3.02%) Law
7 34 (2.33%) Games
7 34 (2.33%) Marketing
8 19 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.96%) Advertising
10 12 (0.82%) Electronics
10 12 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.75%) Automotive
11 11 (0.75%) Local Government
12 9 (0.62%) French Language
12 9 (0.62%) German Language
13 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.48%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.34%) Back Office
15 4 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 252 (17.30%) Analyst
2 200 (13.73%) Security Manager
3 192 (13.18%) Security Analyst
4 185 (12.70%) Consultant
5 151 (10.36%) Security Consultant
6 113 (7.76%) Information Security Manager
7 109 (7.48%) Information Manager
8 100 (6.86%) Developer
9 93 (6.38%) IT Analyst
10 89 (6.11%) Information Analyst
11 85 (5.83%) Information Security Analyst
11 85 (5.83%) Security Specialist
12 81 (5.56%) IT Manager
13 80 (5.49%) Architect
14 76 (5.22%) Security Officer
15 63 (4.32%) IT Security Analyst
16 55 (3.77%) Information Security Officer
17 54 (3.71%) Information Officer
17 54 (3.71%) IT Security Manager
18 49 (3.36%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.32%) .NET
2 57 (3.91%) Web Services
3 32 (2.20%) Spring
4 30 (2.06%) CSS
5 27 (1.85%) HTML
6 26 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 24 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 24 (1.65%) RESTful
8 22 (1.51%) Middleware
9 21 (1.44%) Akka
10 20 (1.37%) jQuery
11 19 (1.30%) JSON
11 19 (1.30%) SOAP
11 19 (1.30%) XML
12 18 (1.24%) ASP.NET
13 15 (1.03%) Node.js
14 14 (0.96%) OAuth
15 13 (0.89%) Ajax
15 13 (0.89%) SAML
16 12 (0.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 187 (12.83%) Management Information System
2 156 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
3 123 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (5.28%) Fintech
5 72 (4.94%) Data Centre
6 70 (4.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 60 (4.12%) Computer Science
8 42 (2.88%) Clustering
9 41 (2.81%) Private Cloud
10 35 (2.40%) Public Cloud
11 29 (1.99%) PKI
12 28 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
13 26 (1.78%) Driving Licence
14 23 (1.58%) Cyber Defence
14 23 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
15 22 (1.51%) Online Games
16 19 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (1.24%) Cyberattack
18 16 (1.10%) Mobile App
18 16 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 263 (18.05%) Windows
2 190 (13.04%) Linux
3 108 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 73 (5.01%) Unix
5 40 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (2.33%) Android
7 31 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.58%) Windows 7
11 20 (1.37%) CentOS
11 20 (1.37%) Windows 10
12 18 (1.24%) Ubuntu
13 16 (1.10%) Debian
14 10 (0.69%) Solaris
15 9 (0.62%) Kali Linux
15 9 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (52.02%) Information Security
2 327 (22.44%) Data Protection
3 273 (18.74%) Cybersecurity
4 271 (18.60%) Risk Management
5 228 (15.65%) ITIL
6 198 (13.59%) Penetration Testing
7 178 (12.22%) SIEM
8 168 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (7.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 108 (7.41%) Data Security
10 108 (7.41%) DevOps
11 107 (7.34%) Security Operations
12 106 (7.28%) Risk Assessment
13 99 (6.79%) Security Architecture
14 98 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 96 (6.59%) Project Management
16 93 (6.38%) ISMS
17 92 (6.31%) Security Management
18 77 (5.28%) E-Commerce
18 77 (5.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (11.05%) SQL
2 92 (6.31%) PHP
3 81 (5.56%) Python
4 64 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 64 (4.39%) PowerShell
5 52 (3.57%) Perl
6 51 (3.50%) Java
7 42 (2.88%) Bash Shell
8 37 (2.54%) Ruby
9 32 (2.20%) C#
9 32 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 31 (2.13%) C
11 21 (1.44%) Scala
12 15 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.41%) C++
15 4 (0.27%) VBScript
16 2 (0.14%) C-shell
16 2 (0.14%) Korn
17 1 (0.069%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 470 (32.26%) CISSP
2 314 (21.55%) CISM
3 218 (14.96%) CISA
4 135 (9.27%) Degree
5 96 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (4.46%) SANS
7 54 (3.71%) CCNA
8 50 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (3.43%) PCI QSA
9 47 (3.23%) CEH
10 46 (3.16%) Security Cleared
11 44 (3.02%) CCNP
11 44 (3.02%) SC Cleared
12 43 (2.95%) CRISC
13 42 (2.88%) MCSE
14 39 (2.68%) GIAC
15 35 (2.40%) CREST Certified
16 33 (2.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 30 (2.06%) MCITP
18 28 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 834 (57.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 328 (22.51%) GDPR
3 90 (6.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 85 (5.83%) COBIT
4 85 (5.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 69 (4.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 38 (2.61%) QA
7 36 (2.47%) ISO 9001
8 35 (2.40%) ISO 22301
9 34 (2.33%) SLA
10 33 (2.26%) HIPAA
11 29 (1.99%) NIST 800
12 19 (1.30%) PA-DSS
13 16 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 14 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 14 (0.96%) PMO
15 13 (0.89%) ISO 31000
15 13 (0.89%) SEPA
16 11 (0.75%) RMADS
17 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 115 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 98 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.40%) Xen
5 31 (2.13%) Docker
6 17 (1.17%) vSphere
7 12 (0.82%) Snort
7 12 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.62%) XenApp
9 6 (0.41%) pfSense
10 4 (0.27%) vCloud
10 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.21%) KVM
11 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.14%) Firmware
12 2 (0.14%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 94 (6.45%) Puppet
2 59 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (3.77%) Ansible
4 42 (2.88%) Nessus
5 34 (2.33%) SCCM
6 27 (1.85%) Nagios
7 22 (1.51%) Terraform
8 16 (1.10%) Cacti
8 16 (1.10%) OpenNMS
8 16 (1.10%) RANCID
9 15 (1.03%) WebInspect
9 15 (1.03%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.82%) SCOM
11 9 (0.62%) Opsview
12 8 (0.55%) Salt
13 7 (0.48%) Nmap
13 7 (0.48%) WSUS
14 6 (0.41%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.41%) OpenVAS
14 6 (0.41%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 205 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 153 (10.50%) Cisco
3 128 (8.79%) VMware
4 62 (4.26%) Juniper
5 54 (3.71%) Oracle
6 47 (3.23%) HP
7 45 (3.09%) CheckPoint
8 39 (2.68%) Citrix
8 39 (2.68%) Splunk
9 30 (2.06%) WorldPay
10 27 (1.85%) McAfee
11 25 (1.72%) Palo Alto
11 25 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.65%) SolarWinds
13 23 (1.58%) F5
13 23 (1.58%) LogRhythm
14 22 (1.51%) Capita
14 22 (1.51%) Google
14 22 (1.51%) Qualys
15 19 (1.30%) CyberArk