Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 357 287
Rank change year-on-year -11 -70 +68
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,446 1,470 2,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.88% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.57% 7.20% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 1,257 1,899
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 22,002 20,410 25,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 12.21% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16,831 15,605 20,187
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +32 607 £67,500 +12.50% 56
South East -4 270 £58,500 +6.36% 29
North of England -11 255 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Midlands +3 160 £50,000 +5.26% 32
Yorkshire +49 150 £45,000 -10.00% 9
West Midlands +8 122 £55,000 +10.00% 25
East of England +36 109 £52,500 -12.50% 9
North West -27 87 £52,500 -4.55% 8
South West +1 51 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East Midlands -1 40 £45,000 - 7
North East -30 18 £68,250 +51.67% 1
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 795 (54.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 741 (51.24%) Information Security
3 499 (34.51%) CISSP
4 453 (31.33%) Finance
5 381 (26.35%) CISM
6 361 (24.97%) GDPR
7 294 (20.33%) Cybersecurity
8 291 (20.12%) Firewall
9 263 (18.19%) Risk Management
10 256 (17.70%) ITIL
11 235 (16.25%) Windows
12 234 (16.18%) SIEM
13 230 (15.91%) CISA
14 226 (15.63%) Data Protection
15 200 (13.83%) Management Information System
16 190 (13.14%) Microsoft
17 186 (12.86%) Linux
18 178 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
19 173 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
20 171 (11.83%) Degree
21 165 (11.41%) VMware
22 157 (10.86%) Network Security
22 157 (10.86%) Fintech
23 149 (10.30%) DevOps
24 148 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
25 147 (10.17%) Security Operations
26 146 (10.10%) Cisco
27 145 (10.03%) SQL
28 142 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
29 132 (9.13%) 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 33 (2.28%) MS Exchange
2 30 (2.07%) Apache
3 29 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.66%) JBoss
6 21 (1.45%) IIS
7 17 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.55%) Confluence
9 8 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.35%) CMS
11 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.35%) nginx
12 4 (0.28%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (2.42%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.48%) assyst
3 6 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.28%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 148 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (4.50%) SaaS
4 60 (4.15%) Office 365
5 42 (2.90%) GitHub
6 30 (2.07%) OpenShift
7 28 (1.94%) IaaS
8 24 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.59%) PaaS
10 15 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.62%) Sage Pay
11 9 (0.62%) Serverless
12 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.28%) Route 53
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.21%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 291 (20.12%) Firewall
2 157 (10.86%) Network Security
3 100 (6.92%) WAN
4 91 (6.29%) DNS
5 89 (6.15%) LAN
6 85 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 76 (5.26%) VPN
8 68 (4.70%) Internet
9 62 (4.29%) Wireless
10 45 (3.11%) DHCP
11 39 (2.70%) SAN
12 37 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 34 (2.35%) SSL
13 34 (2.35%) VoIP
13 34 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (2.28%) HTTP
14 33 (2.28%) VLAN
15 30 (2.07%) IPsec
16 28 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (1.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.90%) MySQL
3 38 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 36 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 25 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 21 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
10 20 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.24%) Big Data
12 16 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.97%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.90%) Redis
14 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.83%) InfluxDB
16 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 70 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 35 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.07%) Cucumber
4 28 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (1.52%) JIRA
6 16 (1.11%) SonarQube
7 15 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (0.90%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.83%) Gerrit
9 12 (0.83%) git-flow
10 11 (0.76%) JUnit
11 10 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.69%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.62%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.55%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.48%) Subversion
15 6 (0.41%) Ant
15 6 (0.41%) Gradle
General
1 453 (31.33%) Finance
2 111 (7.68%) Retail
3 64 (4.43%) Games
4 61 (4.22%) Legal
5 50 (3.46%) Banking
6 39 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.28%) Marketing
8 20 (1.38%) Back Office
9 15 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.97%) Advertising
11 13 (0.90%) Local Government
12 12 (0.83%) Law
13 10 (0.69%) Electronics
14 9 (0.62%) Publishing
15 8 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.28%) Billing
18 4 (0.28%) German Language
18 4 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 248 (17.15%) Analyst
2 230 (15.91%) Security Manager
3 184 (12.72%) Security Analyst
4 144 (9.96%) Consultant
5 142 (9.82%) Information Manager
6 138 (9.54%) Information Security Manager
7 116 (8.02%) Security Consultant
8 106 (7.33%) Information Analyst
8 106 (7.33%) Information Security Analyst
9 97 (6.71%) Architect
9 97 (6.71%) Security Specialist
10 79 (5.46%) Developer
11 70 (4.84%) Administrator
12 68 (4.70%) Security Architect
13 67 (4.63%) IT Manager
14 62 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
15 60 (4.15%) Senior Security Analyst
16 53 (3.67%) Security Officer
17 52 (3.60%) Security Engineer
18 46 (3.18%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.02%) .NET
2 79 (5.46%) Web Services
3 40 (2.77%) HTML
3 40 (2.77%) RESTful
4 39 (2.70%) REST
5 38 (2.63%) CSS
5 38 (2.63%) Spring
6 36 (2.49%) AngularJS
7 32 (2.21%) .NET Framework
7 32 (2.21%) ASP.NET
8 31 (2.14%) XML
9 30 (2.07%) Akka
10 29 (2.01%) SailPoint
11 26 (1.80%) Middleware
12 24 (1.66%) JSON
13 23 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
14 21 (1.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 19 (1.31%) jQuery
15 19 (1.31%) LDAP
16 18 (1.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 200 (13.83%) Management Information System
2 178 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (10.86%) Fintech
4 131 (9.06%) Data Centre
5 74 (5.12%) Data Protection Act
5 74 (5.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 73 (5.05%) Computer Science
7 65 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
8 57 (3.94%) Public Cloud
9 46 (3.18%) Private Cloud
10 34 (2.35%) Online Games
11 31 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
12 29 (2.01%) PKI
12 29 (2.01%) Virtual Team
13 27 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
14 22 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
15 19 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
16 18 (1.24%) Cyberattack
16 18 (1.24%) Mobile App
17 16 (1.11%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 235 (16.25%) Windows
2 186 (12.86%) Linux
3 92 (6.36%) Unix
4 80 (5.53%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.70%) Android
6 37 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 31 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.52%) Solaris
10 17 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.90%) CentOS
12 13 (0.90%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.83%) AIX
13 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.69%) Debian
15 8 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (51.24%) Information Security
2 294 (20.33%) Cybersecurity
3 263 (18.19%) Risk Management
4 256 (17.70%) ITIL
5 234 (16.18%) SIEM
6 226 (15.63%) Data Protection
7 173 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (10.30%) DevOps
9 147 (10.17%) Security Operations
10 142 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
11 122 (8.44%) Security Architecture
12 121 (8.37%) Penetration Testing
13 110 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
14 108 (7.47%) Data Security
15 104 (7.19%) E-Commerce
16 100 (6.92%) Security Management
17 94 (6.50%) Project Management
18 88 (6.09%) Incident Management
19 87 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
20 86 (5.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (10.03%) SQL
2 85 (5.88%) Python
3 78 (5.39%) PowerShell
4 76 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 67 (4.63%) Java
6 57 (3.94%) C#
6 57 (3.94%) Ruby
7 47 (3.25%) Bash Shell
8 46 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 31 (2.14%) PHP
9 31 (2.14%) Scala
10 29 (2.01%) Perl
11 20 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.18%) C
14 9 (0.62%) C++
15 5 (0.35%) Go
15 5 (0.35%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.28%) Java 8
16 4 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 499 (34.51%) CISSP
2 381 (26.35%) CISM
3 230 (15.91%) CISA
4 171 (11.83%) Degree
5 80 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (4.98%) Security Cleared
7 61 (4.22%) CRISC
8 58 (4.01%) PCI QSA
9 55 (3.80%) SANS
10 53 (3.67%) CEH
11 50 (3.46%) SC Cleared
12 44 (3.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 43 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
14 42 (2.90%) CCNA
15 35 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (2.35%) GIAC
16 34 (2.35%) MCSE
17 29 (2.01%) CCNP
18 27 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
19 26 (1.80%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 795 (54.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 361 (24.97%) GDPR
3 115 (7.95%) COBIT
4 95 (6.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 92 (6.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 76 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 51 (3.53%) QA
8 42 (2.90%) SLA
9 29 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 27 (1.87%) ISO 9001
11 22 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 19 (1.31%) ISAE 3402
12 19 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 18 (1.24%) PA-DSS
14 16 (1.11%) NIST 800
15 15 (1.04%) ISO 22301
16 13 (0.90%) PSD2
17 10 (0.69%) PMO
18 8 (0.55%) ISO 31000
19 6 (0.41%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 132 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 122 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (5.39%) Docker
4 21 (1.45%) vSphere
5 20 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.83%) Snort
7 12 (0.83%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.83%) Xen
8 11 (0.76%) Firmware
8 11 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.69%) XenApp
10 7 (0.48%) iptables
11 6 (0.41%) KVM
11 6 (0.41%) QEMU
11 6 (0.41%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.35%) NFS
13 4 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (5.26%) Nessus
2 50 (3.46%) Puppet
3 47 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (3.04%) Ansible
5 31 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
6 25 (1.73%) OpenVAS
7 24 (1.66%) QRadar
8 22 (1.52%) logstash
9 21 (1.45%) Core Impact
9 21 (1.45%) Data Guard
9 21 (1.45%) Nexpose
9 21 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 21 (1.45%) Terraform
10 20 (1.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 19 (1.31%) Nagios
11 19 (1.31%) SCCM
12 15 (1.04%) FortiGate
12 15 (1.04%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.04%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.97%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 190 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 165 (11.41%) VMware
3 146 (10.10%) Cisco
4 91 (6.29%) WorldPay
5 86 (5.95%) Qualys
6 75 (5.19%) Oracle
7 69 (4.77%) CheckPoint
8 65 (4.50%) Splunk
9 51 (3.53%) Juniper
10 50 (3.46%) SolarWinds
11 49 (3.39%) Capita
12 46 (3.18%) LogRhythm
13 45 (3.11%) McAfee
14 43 (2.97%) ArcSight
14 43 (2.97%) F5
15 41 (2.84%) Citrix
16 33 (2.28%) HP
17 29 (2.01%) Apple
17 29 (2.01%) Symantec
18 27 (1.87%) Foundstone