Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 351 273
Rank change year-on-year -15 -78 +77
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,289 1,577 2,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.94% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.42% 7.51% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 1,288 1,824
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,375
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +5.77%

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 20,091 20,995 23,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 12.57% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15,284 15,707 18,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -74 444 £70,000 +16.67% 45
North of England +48 287 £45,000 -14.29% 44
South East -28 230 £60,000 +12.15% 26
North West +44 173 £45,000 -15.09% 17
Midlands +48 155 £47,500 -5.00% 17
West Midlands +53 122 £47,500 -9.52% 12
Yorkshire +38 99 £45,000 - 25
East of England +40 93 £54,000 -16.92% 12
South West -3 68 £57,500 +35.29% 4
East Midlands +10 36 £47,500 +2.70% 5
North East -16 15 £65,750 -2.59% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 818 (63.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 727 (56.40%) Information Security
3 546 (42.36%) CISSP
4 466 (36.15%) GDPR
5 407 (31.57%) Finance
6 345 (26.76%) CISM
7 313 (24.28%) SIEM
8 294 (22.81%) Windows
9 285 (22.11%) Data Protection
10 284 (22.03%) Cybersecurity
11 265 (20.56%) Management Information System
12 237 (18.39%) Risk Management
13 234 (18.15%) Firewall
14 231 (17.92%) Linux
15 229 (17.77%) Network Security
16 215 (16.68%) ITIL
17 213 (16.52%) VMware
18 196 (15.21%) Microsoft
19 194 (15.05%) CISA
19 194 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
20 190 (14.74%) Vulnerability Management
21 189 (14.66%) Cisco
22 169 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 159 (12.34%) Disaster Recovery
24 139 (10.78%) Business Continuity
25 137 (10.63%) SQL
26 131 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
27 129 (10.01%) Retail
28 128 (9.93%) Degree
29 127 (9.85%) Agile Software Development

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 48 (3.72%) IIS
2 32 (2.48%) Apache
3 19 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.85%) nginx
5 10 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.78%) JBoss
5 10 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.62%) CMS
6 8 (0.62%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.54%) Confluence
8 4 (0.31%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.23%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.078%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.54%) assyst
3 6 (0.47%) Visualfiles
4 5 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.42%) SaaS
4 51 (3.96%) Office 365
5 15 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.16%) IaaS
6 12 (0.93%) PaaS
7 11 (0.85%) GitHub
8 10 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.78%) Serverless
9 6 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.31%) G Suite
11 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.16%) Apigee
12 2 (0.16%) Apple Pay
12 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.16%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 234 (18.15%) Firewall
2 229 (17.77%) Network Security
3 109 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
4 80 (6.21%) WAN
5 77 (5.97%) LAN
6 71 (5.51%) Intrusion Detection
7 70 (5.43%) TCP/IP
8 67 (5.20%) Wireless
9 51 (3.96%) VPN
10 48 (3.72%) DNS
11 42 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (2.64%) SAN
14 32 (2.48%) VLAN
15 31 (2.40%) VoIP
16 30 (2.33%) SSL
17 29 (2.25%) Internet
18 27 (2.09%) BIG-IP
19 25 (1.94%) IP Telephony
20 24 (1.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (1.63%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.16%) MySQL
4 15 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 11 (0.85%) Big Data
6 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.62%) InfluxDB
9 7 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.54%) MariaDB
9 7 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.54%) Redis
9 7 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (2.72%) JIRA
2 27 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.85%) Artifactory
5 9 (0.70%) SonarQube
6 8 (0.62%) Gerrit
6 8 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.62%) git-flow
7 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.47%) Gradle
8 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.31%) Hudson
9 4 (0.31%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.23%) JUnit
10 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.16%) MSI
11 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 407 (31.57%) Finance
2 129 (10.01%) Retail
3 127 (9.85%) Legal
4 43 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.33%) Marketing
6 28 (2.17%) Banking
7 19 (1.47%) Law
8 16 (1.24%) Back Office
9 13 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.93%) Local Government
11 10 (0.78%) Games
12 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.39%) Advertising
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
17 1 (0.078%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.078%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.078%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 264 (20.48%) Analyst
2 213 (16.52%) Security Analyst
3 209 (16.21%) Security Manager
4 154 (11.95%) Information Manager
5 152 (11.79%) Information Security Manager
6 122 (9.46%) Consultant
7 114 (8.84%) Senior Analyst
8 112 (8.69%) Senior Security Analyst
9 107 (8.30%) IT Analyst
9 107 (8.30%) Security Consultant
10 99 (7.68%) IT Security Analyst
11 92 (7.14%) Architect
12 85 (6.59%) Senior IT Security Analyst
13 80 (6.21%) Security Engineer
14 78 (6.05%) Information Analyst
14 78 (6.05%) Information Security Analyst
15 73 (5.66%) Security Architect
16 64 (4.97%) Security Specialist
17 50 (3.88%) Security Officer
18 46 (3.57%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.04%) .NET
2 46 (3.57%) Web Services
3 28 (2.17%) CSS
4 23 (1.78%) Ajax
4 23 (1.78%) LDAP
5 21 (1.63%) WinForms
6 17 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 16 (1.24%) HTML
8 15 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 14 (1.09%) LAMP
9 14 (1.09%) SailPoint
10 13 (1.01%) Middleware
10 13 (1.01%) Spring
10 13 (1.01%) Symfony
11 11 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (0.85%) Laravel
11 11 (0.85%) Node.js
11 11 (0.85%) REST
11 11 (0.85%) XML
12 9 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 265 (20.56%) Management Information System
2 131 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.75%) Data Centre
4 86 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 84 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
6 56 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (4.19%) Fintech
8 49 (3.80%) Computer Science
9 37 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 28 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
11 27 (2.09%) PKI
12 25 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
13 23 (1.78%) Driving Licence
14 22 (1.71%) CESG
15 21 (1.63%) Public Cloud
16 17 (1.32%) Cyberattack
16 17 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
16 17 (1.32%) Private Cloud
17 16 (1.24%) Replication
18 13 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 294 (22.81%) Windows
2 231 (17.92%) Linux
3 65 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 52 (4.03%) Unix
5 21 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.32%) Android
9 14 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.70%) CentOS
14 6 (0.47%) Debian
14 6 (0.47%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.23%) Solaris
17 1 (0.078%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (56.40%) Information Security
2 313 (24.28%) SIEM
3 285 (22.11%) Data Protection
4 284 (22.03%) Cybersecurity
5 237 (18.39%) Risk Management
6 215 (16.68%) ITIL
7 194 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
8 190 (14.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 159 (12.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 139 (10.78%) Business Continuity
11 127 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
12 122 (9.46%) Security Operations
13 120 (9.31%) Security Management
14 115 (8.92%) Security Architecture
15 111 (8.61%) Mentoring
16 106 (8.22%) Project Management
17 98 (7.60%) Due Diligence
18 96 (7.45%) Web Development
19 91 (7.06%) Risk Analysis
20 88 (6.83%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (10.63%) SQL
2 66 (5.12%) Python
3 63 (4.89%) PowerShell
4 50 (3.88%) Java
5 48 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 40 (3.10%) Perl
7 39 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 31 (2.40%) PHP
9 29 (2.25%) C#
10 24 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 23 (1.78%) Ruby
12 14 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.78%) Scala
14 9 (0.70%) VBScript
15 8 (0.62%) C
15 8 (0.62%) VB
16 6 (0.47%) C++
17 4 (0.31%) VBA
18 3 (0.23%) Java 8
18 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 546 (42.36%) CISSP
2 345 (26.76%) CISM
3 194 (15.05%) CISA
4 128 (9.93%) Degree
5 112 (8.69%) SANS
6 103 (7.99%) CREST Certified
7 82 (6.36%) CRISC
8 71 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
9 65 (5.04%) Security Cleared
10 57 (4.42%) CEH
11 45 (3.49%) CCNA
11 45 (3.49%) SC Cleared
12 36 (2.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 36 (2.79%) PCI QSA
13 31 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 29 (2.25%) SSCP
15 28 (2.17%) GIAC
16 23 (1.78%) CISMP
17 20 (1.55%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 818 (63.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 466 (36.15%) GDPR
3 113 (8.77%) Cyber Essentials
4 87 (6.75%) COBIT
5 80 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 54 (4.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 34 (2.64%) SLA
9 30 (2.33%) ISO 9001
10 28 (2.17%) QA
11 20 (1.55%) NIST 800
12 19 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 18 (1.40%) ISO 22301
14 16 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
15 10 (0.78%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (0.70%) PMO
17 8 (0.62%) PA-DSS
18 7 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 169 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (9.78%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.17%) Docker
4 21 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.55%) vSphere
6 17 (1.32%) Snort
7 14 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.70%) NFS
9 8 (0.62%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.31%) Xen
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.16%) iptables
13 2 (0.16%) LXC
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.16%) XenApp
14 1 (0.078%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (3.34%) Nessus
2 33 (2.56%) Ansible
3 26 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.71%) Puppet
5 19 (1.47%) Nagios
6 17 (1.32%) QRadar
7 16 (1.24%) Terraform
8 14 (1.09%) OpenVAS
9 13 (1.01%) Core Impact
9 13 (1.01%) Nexpose
9 13 (1.01%) SCOM
10 11 (0.85%) Grafana
10 11 (0.85%) Nmap
10 11 (0.85%) SCCM
10 11 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (0.78%) vRealize
12 9 (0.70%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.62%) Capistrano
13 8 (0.62%) logstash
Vendors
1 213 (16.52%) VMware
2 196 (15.21%) Microsoft
3 189 (14.66%) Cisco
4 57 (4.42%) Splunk
5 53 (4.11%) CheckPoint
5 53 (4.11%) LogRhythm
6 48 (3.72%) SolarWinds
7 41 (3.18%) HP
8 39 (3.03%) Dell
8 39 (3.03%) F5
8 39 (3.03%) Qualys
9 37 (2.87%) Juniper
10 30 (2.33%) Oracle
11 28 (2.17%) ArcSight
11 28 (2.17%) Citrix
12 21 (1.63%) WorldPay
13 20 (1.55%) Google
14 18 (1.40%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.24%) Red Hat
16 15 (1.16%) Apple