Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 463 375 400
Rank change year-on-year -88 +25 -44
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 423 843 1,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.80% 0.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.76% 6.45% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 325 653 790
10th Percentile £38,000 £39,000 £34,675
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £58,497 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -2.51% +4.35% -0.86%

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 8,887 13,078 19,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.02% 12.46% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,459 10,266 14,532
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +5 171 £65,000 -3.70% 26
North of England -32 79 £45,000 -19.64% 18
Midlands +4 70 £47,500 -13.64% 12
South East -45 54 £70,000 +35.92% 12
North West -17 44 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East Midlands +34 39 £44,000 -32.31% 1
Yorkshire -24 31 £50,000 -10.71% 9
West Midlands -24 31 £55,000 - 10
South West +2 27 £50,000 +17.65% 9
East of England +35 14 £55,000 +7.84% 7
North East - 4 £38,250 - 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 231 (54.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 218 (51.54%) Information Security
3 198 (46.81%) GDPR
4 144 (34.04%) Cybersecurity
5 123 (29.08%) Firewall
6 112 (26.48%) Azure
7 106 (25.06%) Finance
8 100 (23.64%) NIST
9 93 (21.99%) AWS
10 85 (20.09%) CISSP
11 77 (18.20%) Linux
12 76 (17.97%) Management Information System
13 74 (17.49%) SIEM
13 74 (17.49%) Cyber Essentials
14 73 (17.26%) Security Architecture
15 69 (16.31%) Microsoft
16 67 (15.84%) Risk Management
17 65 (15.37%) Cisco
18 64 (15.13%) Windows
18 64 (15.13%) Security Operations
19 59 (13.95%) ITIL
19 59 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
19 59 (13.95%) Data Protection
20 56 (13.24%) CISM
21 54 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
22 52 (12.29%) OWASP
23 51 (12.06%) Vulnerability Management
24 49 (11.58%) DevOps
25 47 (11.11%) Network Security
26 45 (10.64%) Cisco Certification

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 11 (2.60%) IIS
2 10 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.95%) CMS
4 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.71%) WordPress
6 2 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Confluence
7 1 (0.24%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.42%) Sentinel
3 5 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 112 (26.48%) Azure
2 93 (21.99%) AWS
3 44 (10.40%) SaaS
4 36 (8.51%) Microsoft 365
5 30 (7.09%) GCP
6 16 (3.78%) PaaS
7 12 (2.84%) IaaS
8 9 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.65%) GitHub
10 6 (1.42%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.95%) Apple Pay
12 4 (0.95%) Google Pay
12 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.71%) OpenDNS
13 3 (0.71%) Serverless
14 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 123 (29.08%) Firewall
2 47 (11.11%) Network Security
3 30 (7.09%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (5.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (4.96%) WAN
6 17 (4.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (4.02%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.55%) VPN
8 14 (3.31%) LAN
9 13 (3.07%) DNS
9 13 (3.07%) Wireless
10 11 (2.60%) SSL
11 10 (2.36%) DHCP
11 10 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 10 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (1.89%) VoIP
13 7 (1.65%) Internet
14 6 (1.42%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (1.42%) VLAN
15 5 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.60%) Redis
5 9 (2.13%) Big Data
5 9 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.89%) MySQL
7 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.95%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.84%) TeamCity
3 11 (2.60%) Travis CI
4 10 (2.36%) JIRA
5 9 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.24%) AppScan
8 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.24%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.24%) Maven
8 1 (0.24%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 106 (25.06%) Finance
2 34 (8.04%) Legal
2 34 (8.04%) Retail
3 29 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.96%) Public Sector
5 15 (3.55%) Banking
6 12 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.84%) Marketing
7 6 (1.42%) Electronics
8 5 (1.18%) Law
9 3 (0.71%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (12.29%) Security Engineer
2 50 (11.82%) Security Specialist
3 49 (11.58%) Consultant
4 48 (11.35%) Architect
5 45 (10.64%) Analyst
6 43 (10.17%) Security Consultant
7 37 (8.75%) Information Security Specialist
7 37 (8.75%) Information Specialist
8 34 (8.04%) Security Analyst
9 31 (7.33%) Security Architect
10 27 (6.38%) Network Engineer
10 27 (6.38%) Security Manager
11 22 (5.20%) Head of Information
11 22 (5.20%) Head of Information Security
11 22 (5.20%) Head of Security
11 22 (5.20%) IT Engineer
12 21 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.26%) Developer
14 17 (4.02%) Information Security Consultant
14 17 (4.02%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.44%) Web Services
2 22 (5.20%) Middleware
3 20 (4.73%) .NET
4 14 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.36%) CSS
5 10 (2.36%) HTML
6 9 (2.13%) jQuery
7 5 (1.18%) LAMP
7 5 (1.18%) REST
7 5 (1.18%) SOAP
7 5 (1.18%) XML
8 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (0.95%) HTML5
8 4 (0.95%) JSON
8 4 (0.95%) MDX
8 4 (0.95%) Sass
9 3 (0.71%) CSS3
9 3 (0.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 76 (17.97%) Management Information System
2 44 (10.40%) Public Cloud
3 28 (6.62%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (5.20%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.36%) IVR
8 9 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.65%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.65%) Replication
10 6 (1.42%) CESG
10 6 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.42%) PKI
11 4 (0.95%) FMCG
11 4 (0.95%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.71%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 77 (18.20%) Linux
2 64 (15.13%) Windows
3 29 (6.86%) Unix
3 29 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.84%) AIX
5 9 (2.13%) CentOS
6 8 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.95%) Android
8 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.71%) Solaris
10 2 (0.47%) MVS
11 1 (0.24%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (51.54%) Information Security
2 144 (34.04%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (17.49%) SIEM
4 73 (17.26%) Security Architecture
5 67 (15.84%) Risk Management
6 64 (15.13%) Security Operations
7 59 (13.95%) Data Protection
7 59 (13.95%) ITIL
7 59 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (12.29%) OWASP
10 51 (12.06%) Vulnerability Management
11 49 (11.58%) DevOps
12 38 (8.98%) Data Security
13 37 (8.75%) Security Management
14 36 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (7.80%) DevSecOps
16 31 (7.33%) Internal Audit
17 30 (7.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.57%) SQL
2 24 (5.67%) Python
3 20 (4.73%) C#
4 18 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.31%) Java
6 12 (2.84%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.60%) Go
7 11 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.13%) PHP
8 9 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.89%) C
10 4 (0.95%) R
11 2 (0.47%) Groovy
11 2 (0.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (20.09%) CISSP
2 56 (13.24%) CISM
3 45 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (9.22%) Degree
5 27 (6.38%) CISA
6 24 (5.67%) PCI QSA
7 18 (4.26%) CCNA
8 16 (3.78%) OSCP
9 13 (3.07%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.84%) SSCP
11 10 (2.36%) CCSA
11 10 (2.36%) OSCE
11 10 (2.36%) SANS
12 9 (2.13%) CCNP
12 9 (2.13%) CEH
13 8 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (1.89%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.89%) ISSAP
13 8 (1.89%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.65%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (54.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 198 (46.81%) GDPR
3 100 (23.64%) NIST
4 74 (17.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 43 (10.17%) GRC
6 25 (5.91%) COBIT
7 22 (5.20%) NCSC
8 21 (4.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (3.78%) QA
10 15 (3.55%) SOC 2
11 13 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (2.36%) SOC 1
13 9 (2.13%) ISO 22301
13 9 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (2.13%) NIST 800
13 9 (2.13%) SLA
14 8 (1.89%) GAMP
14 8 (1.89%) HIPAA
15 7 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 34 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.73%) Docker
3 11 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.71%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.49%) Terraform
3 16 (3.78%) Ansible
4 13 (3.07%) Puppet
5 12 (2.84%) CASB
6 10 (2.36%) Consul
6 10 (2.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (2.36%) linkerd
6 10 (2.36%) Prometheus
7 9 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.89%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.89%) Nessus
9 6 (1.42%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.95%) SCCM
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.71%) SCOM
11 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 69 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.37%) Cisco
3 39 (9.22%) CheckPoint
4 19 (4.49%) Oracle
5 17 (4.02%) ServiceNow
5 17 (4.02%) VMware
6 14 (3.31%) HP
7 13 (3.07%) OneTrust
7 13 (3.07%) Splunk
8 12 (2.84%) F5
9 11 (2.60%) Google
9 11 (2.60%) SAP
10 10 (2.36%) Apple
10 10 (2.36%) Fortinet
10 10 (2.36%) Juniper
10 10 (2.36%) Zscaler
11 9 (2.13%) Avaya
11 9 (2.13%) IBM
12 8 (1.89%) Aruba
12 8 (1.89%) Genesys