Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 485 384 415
Rank change year-on-year -101 +31 -46
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 579 475 991
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.75% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.14% 5.76% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 414 373 748
10th Percentile £36,625 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 13,971 8,245 18,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.98% 12.98% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,054 6,443 14,123
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,700 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.42% +7.40% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £53,590 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.08% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -52 245 £65,000 - 41
South East -95 84 £55,000 +13.40% 26
Midlands -49 78 £55,000 +10.00% 14
South West -35 77 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North of England -126 67 £54,500 -0.91% 35
West Midlands -49 51 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Yorkshire -74 41 £60,000 +6.19% 11
East Midlands -30 27 £43,000 -33.85% 3
East of England -23 23 £52,500 +2.94% 5
North West -120 22 £40,000 -20.00% 24
North East - 4 £38,250 -
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 294 (50.78%) Information Security
2 290 (50.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 231 (39.90%) GDPR
4 178 (30.74%) Cybersecurity
5 167 (28.84%) Azure
6 146 (25.22%) Finance
7 143 (24.70%) Social Skills
8 132 (22.80%) AWS
9 130 (22.45%) Risk Management
10 124 (21.42%) CISSP
11 120 (20.73%) Firewall
12 110 (19.00%) Linux
13 102 (17.62%) Microsoft
14 99 (17.10%) Security Operations
15 95 (16.41%) ITIL
16 93 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
16 93 (16.06%) Cyber Essentials
17 92 (15.89%) Vulnerability Management
18 89 (15.37%) CISM
19 85 (14.68%) NIST
20 83 (14.34%) Penetration Testing
21 79 (13.64%) SIEM
22 78 (13.47%) DevOps
23 73 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
24 72 (12.44%) Management Information System
25 70 (12.09%) Data Protection
26 67 (11.57%) Security Management
27 63 (10.88%) Microsoft 365
28 60 (10.36%) Windows
28 60 (10.36%) Public Cloud

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 10 (1.73%) IIS
1 10 (1.73%) MTS
2 8 (1.38%) Apache
3 6 (1.04%) CMS
3 6 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.69%) nginx
4 4 (0.69%) WordPress
5 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.17%) CICS
6 1 (0.17%) Confluence
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (3.28%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.86%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.35%) Cloudability
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 167 (28.84%) Azure
2 132 (22.80%) AWS
3 63 (10.88%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (8.81%) SaaS
5 39 (6.74%) GCP
6 24 (4.15%) GitHub
6 24 (4.15%) PaaS
7 17 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.76%) OpenShift
9 15 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.59%) Azure Sentinel
10 14 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.73%) Serverless
12 7 (1.21%) Apple Pay
12 7 (1.21%) Google Pay
13 6 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.69%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 120 (20.73%) Firewall
2 46 (7.94%) Network Security
3 29 (5.01%) SSL
4 26 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (2.94%) DNS
8 15 (2.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 15 (2.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (2.42%) DHCP
9 14 (2.42%) WAN
10 11 (1.90%) LAN
11 10 (1.73%) VoIP
12 8 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.21%) HSRP
13 7 (1.21%) HTTP
13 7 (1.21%) Internet
13 7 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (1.21%) OSPF
14 6 (1.04%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.12%) MySQL
2 36 (6.22%) MariaDB
3 21 (3.63%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.55%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.69%) Redis
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.52%) Big Data
10 3 (0.52%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.35%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2019
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (2.59%) JIRA
5 11 (1.90%) PHPUnit
6 7 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.04%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.69%) gulp
8 4 (0.69%) Selenium
9 3 (0.52%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.52%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.52%) webpack
10 2 (0.35%) AppScan
10 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.35%) GitLab
10 2 (0.35%) Maven
10 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.17%) JUnit
General
1 146 (25.22%) Finance
2 143 (24.70%) Social Skills
3 38 (6.56%) Legal
3 38 (6.56%) Retail
4 32 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 29 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.80%) Public Sector
7 21 (3.63%) Manufacturing
8 18 (3.11%) Marketing
9 17 (2.94%) Banking
9 17 (2.94%) Organisational Skills
10 15 (2.59%) Law
11 13 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (0.86%) Billing
14 5 (0.86%) Electronics
15 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.69%) Games
15 4 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (15.20%) Analyst
2 73 (12.61%) Consultant
3 65 (11.23%) Security Analyst
4 62 (10.71%) Security Consultant
5 58 (10.02%) Developer
6 52 (8.98%) Architect
6 52 (8.98%) Security Specialist
7 38 (6.56%) Information Security Consultant
8 35 (6.04%) Security Manager
9 32 (5.53%) Information Analyst
9 32 (5.53%) Information Security Analyst
9 32 (5.53%) Information Security Specialist
9 32 (5.53%) Information Specialist
9 32 (5.53%) PHP Developer
9 32 (5.53%) Security Engineer
10 31 (5.35%) Senior Developer
11 30 (5.18%) Security Architect
12 29 (5.01%) Head of Information Security
12 29 (5.01%) Head of Security
13 24 (4.15%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.60%) CSS
1 44 (7.60%) HTML
2 43 (7.43%) jQuery
3 41 (7.08%) REST
4 33 (5.70%) LAMP
5 30 (5.18%) SOAP
5 30 (5.18%) Web Services
6 29 (5.01%) .NET
7 28 (4.84%) Middleware
8 22 (3.80%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.25%) JSON
10 11 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.73%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (1.38%) XML
13 7 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 6 (1.04%) COM
14 6 (1.04%) HTML5
14 6 (1.04%) React
14 6 (1.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.44%) Management Information System
2 60 (10.36%) Public Cloud
3 41 (7.08%) Mobile App
4 37 (6.39%) Cyberthreat
5 35 (6.04%) Data Centre
6 26 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
7 23 (3.97%) PKI
8 15 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
9 14 (2.42%) IVR
9 14 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.90%) Replication
12 10 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (1.55%) Cyberattack
13 9 (1.55%) Tandem
14 8 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.21%) Graphic Design
16 6 (1.04%) CESG
17 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
17 4 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 110 (19.00%) Linux
2 60 (10.36%) Windows
3 30 (5.18%) Unix
4 20 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.21%) AIX
5 7 (1.21%) CentOS
5 7 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.04%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Android
8 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.17%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (50.78%) Information Security
2 178 (30.74%) Cybersecurity
3 130 (22.45%) Risk Management
4 99 (17.10%) Security Operations
5 95 (16.41%) ITIL
6 93 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (15.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 83 (14.34%) Penetration Testing
9 79 (13.64%) SIEM
10 78 (13.47%) DevOps
11 73 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (12.09%) Data Protection
13 67 (11.57%) Security Management
14 58 (10.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 58 (10.02%) Security Architecture
15 53 (9.15%) ISMS
16 48 (8.29%) OWASP
17 45 (7.77%) Data Privacy
18 41 (7.08%) Data Security
18 41 (7.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.12%) JavaScript
2 45 (7.77%) SQL
3 43 (7.43%) Bash Shell
4 41 (7.08%) PHP
5 27 (4.66%) C#
6 26 (4.49%) Python
7 24 (4.15%) Java
8 18 (3.11%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.59%) C
10 11 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.21%) C++
11 7 (1.21%) Perl
12 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.52%) Go
13 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.35%) Groovy
14 2 (0.35%) R
15 1 (0.17%) COBOL
15 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (21.42%) CISSP
2 89 (15.37%) CISM
3 59 (10.19%) Degree
4 51 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (5.35%) CISA
6 20 (3.45%) CEH
7 17 (2.94%) OSCP
8 16 (2.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 16 (2.76%) PCI QSA
8 16 (2.76%) Security Cleared
9 14 (2.42%) CCSP
9 14 (2.42%) GIAC
10 11 (1.90%) SSCP
11 9 (1.55%) CCNA
11 9 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.55%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.38%) CCNP
12 8 (1.38%) CRISC
12 8 (1.38%) SANS
13 7 (1.21%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (50.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 231 (39.90%) GDPR
3 93 (16.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 85 (14.68%) NIST
5 50 (8.64%) GRC
6 46 (7.94%) COBIT
7 25 (4.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (3.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 21 (3.63%) QA
8 21 (3.63%) SLA
9 17 (2.94%) NCSC
10 14 (2.42%) NIST 800
11 12 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (2.07%) SOC 2
12 10 (1.73%) ISO 22301
12 10 (1.73%) PA-DSS
13 9 (1.55%) ISO 9001
14 8 (1.38%) ITGC
15 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (1.04%) Accessibility
System Software
1 43 (7.43%) Docker
2 31 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.35%) XenApp
7 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 35 (6.04%) Ansible
3 22 (3.80%) Terraform
4 13 (2.25%) CASB
4 13 (2.25%) Nessus
5 12 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.55%) Grafana
6 9 (1.55%) Puppet
7 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.04%) Rundeck
7 6 (1.04%) SCCM
7 6 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.86%) Galera Cluster
8 5 (0.86%) Nagios
9 4 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.69%) WSUS
10 3 (0.52%) Consul
10 3 (0.52%) linkerd
10 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 102 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.02%) Cisco
3 27 (4.66%) ServiceNow
4 25 (4.32%) CheckPoint
5 23 (3.97%) VMware
6 22 (3.80%) Splunk
7 21 (3.63%) Google
8 18 (3.11%) F5
9 16 (2.76%) Apple
10 15 (2.59%) Zscaler
11 13 (2.25%) Avaya
12 11 (1.90%) Palo Alto
13 10 (1.73%) Genesys
13 10 (1.73%) Rapid7
14 9 (1.55%) Percona
15 8 (1.38%) PayPal
16 7 (1.21%) Klarna
16 7 (1.21%) OneTrust
16 7 (1.21%) WorldPay
17 6 (1.04%) Quadient