Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 405 383
Rank change year-on-year -18 -22 -30
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 274 939 1,288
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.10% 5.64% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 260 727 1,126
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +0.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +4.35%

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 5,373 16,661 20,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.77% 13.19% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,263 12,644 15,454
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +50 92 £65,000 -6.81% 14
North of England +112 70 £50,000 -9.09% 11
South East +69 55 £52,500 -4.55% 15
North West +103 44 £50,000 -7.17% 9
South West +111 26 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Yorkshire +86 26 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Midlands +34 25 £47,500 -13.64% 8
West Midlands +42 20 £47,500 -13.64% 5
East Midlands +54 5 £44,250 -6.84% 3
East of England +73 3 £45,000 -18.18% 5
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 165 (60.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (47.81%) Information Security
3 99 (36.13%) Firewall
4 88 (32.12%) Cybersecurity
5 75 (27.37%) NIST
6 74 (27.01%) GDPR
7 73 (26.64%) Microsoft
8 72 (26.28%) CISSP
9 67 (24.45%) Finance
10 66 (24.09%) Management Information System
11 64 (23.36%) Azure
12 53 (19.34%) AWS
13 51 (18.61%) Data Protection
14 50 (18.25%) CISM
15 49 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (17.52%) Risk Management
17 47 (17.15%) Vulnerability Management
18 46 (16.79%) SIEM
19 45 (16.42%) Network Security
20 43 (15.69%) Active Directory
21 41 (14.96%) VPN
21 41 (14.96%) Cyber Essentials
22 38 (13.87%) ITIL
23 36 (13.14%) Security Architecture
24 32 (11.68%) Linux
24 32 (11.68%) Degree
24 32 (11.68%) DevOps
25 31 (11.31%) Penetration Testing
25 31 (11.31%) OWASP
25 31 (11.31%) Data Security

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 14 (5.11%) IIS
2 6 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) nginx
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (0.73%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 64 (23.36%) Azure
2 53 (19.34%) AWS
3 21 (7.66%) Office 365
4 17 (6.20%) PaaS
5 14 (5.11%) GCP
6 13 (4.74%) IaaS
7 9 (3.28%) SaaS
8 6 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.82%) npm
10 4 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.09%) AWS CodeBuild
11 3 (1.09%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (1.09%) Serverless
11 3 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.73%) Akamai
12 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.73%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.36%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 99 (36.13%) Firewall
2 45 (16.42%) Network Security
3 41 (14.96%) VPN
4 27 (9.85%) LAN
4 27 (9.85%) TCP/IP
5 22 (8.03%) WAN
6 16 (5.84%) Wireless
7 15 (5.47%) DNS
8 12 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (4.38%) SAN
9 11 (4.01%) DHCP
9 11 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (4.01%) MPLS
10 10 (3.65%) HTTP
10 10 (3.65%) Internet
11 8 (2.92%) VLAN
12 7 (2.55%) Wireless Security
13 5 (1.82%) EIGRP
13 5 (1.82%) NAS
14 4 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.46%) MariaDB
2 4 (1.46%) MySQL
2 4 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.46%) Redis
3 3 (1.09%) Big Data
4 2 (0.73%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.73%) Tableau
5 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.09%) Chocolatey
3 3 (1.09%) JIRA
3 3 (1.09%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.73%) Ant
4 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.73%) Cypress.io
4 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.73%) JUnit
4 2 (0.73%) Protractor
4 2 (0.73%) Subversion
4 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 67 (24.45%) Finance
2 23 (8.39%) Legal
2 23 (8.39%) Retail
3 11 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.92%) Banking
5 6 (2.19%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.82%) Games
6 5 (1.82%) Marketing
7 4 (1.46%) Electronics
7 4 (1.46%) Law
7 4 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Police
Job Titles
1 53 (19.34%) Security Engineer
2 34 (12.41%) Analyst
3 25 (9.12%) Architect
3 25 (9.12%) Security Analyst
4 23 (8.39%) Consultant
4 23 (8.39%) Network Engineer
5 20 (7.30%) Security Specialist
6 17 (6.20%) Security Consultant
6 17 (6.20%) Senior Security Engineer
7 16 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (5.84%) Security Architect
8 15 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Developer
10 11 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.01%) Information Analyst
10 11 (4.01%) Security Manager
11 10 (3.65%) IT Analyst
11 10 (3.65%) IT Security Analyst
12 9 (3.28%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 8 (2.92%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.28%) Web Services
2 8 (2.92%) .NET
3 5 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.82%) CSS
4 4 (1.46%) .NET Core
4 4 (1.46%) HTML
4 4 (1.46%) JSON
5 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.09%) RESTful
6 2 (0.73%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.73%) J2EE
6 2 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.73%) React
6 2 (0.73%) REST
6 2 (0.73%) RxJS
6 2 (0.73%) Spring
6 2 (0.73%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (24.09%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.74%) Cloud Native
4 13 (4.74%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.38%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.92%) Replication
7 7 (2.55%) Cyberattack
7 7 (2.55%) PKI
7 7 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (2.19%) Clustering
8 6 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.82%) Social Media
10 4 (1.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (1.46%) SCADA
10 4 (1.46%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.68%) Linux
2 28 (10.22%) Windows
3 12 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (1.46%) Unix
6 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.09%) CentOS
7 2 (0.73%) Android
7 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.73%) MVS
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (47.81%) Information Security
2 88 (32.12%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (18.61%) Data Protection
4 49 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (17.52%) Risk Management
6 47 (17.15%) Vulnerability Management
7 46 (16.79%) SIEM
8 38 (13.87%) ITIL
9 36 (13.14%) Security Architecture
10 32 (11.68%) DevOps
11 31 (11.31%) Data Security
11 31 (11.31%) OWASP
11 31 (11.31%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (10.22%) Security Operations
13 27 (9.85%) ISMS
14 26 (9.49%) Fintech
15 25 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (8.76%) Security Management
17 23 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (7.66%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.39%) Python
2 19 (6.93%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.57%) SQL
4 14 (5.11%) Bash Shell
5 11 (4.01%) Go
6 7 (2.55%) Java
7 6 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.82%) PHP
8 5 (1.82%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.46%) C#
9 4 (1.46%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) ABAP
10 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (26.28%) CISSP
2 50 (18.25%) CISM
3 32 (11.68%) Degree
4 26 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (8.76%) CISA
6 17 (6.20%) DBS Check
7 14 (5.11%) CEH
7 14 (5.11%) OSCP
7 14 (5.11%) Security Cleared
8 13 (4.74%) CCNP
9 12 (4.38%) CRISC
10 9 (3.28%) PCI QSA
10 9 (3.28%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.92%) CCNA
12 7 (2.55%) GIAC
12 7 (2.55%) JNCIP
13 6 (2.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (2.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 5 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (1.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (60.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (27.37%) NIST
3 74 (27.01%) GDPR
4 41 (14.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (7.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (6.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (5.84%) SLA
8 14 (5.11%) COBIT
9 12 (4.38%) HIPAA
10 11 (4.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 11 (4.01%) ISO 31000
10 11 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 11 (4.01%) NCSC
11 10 (3.65%) ISO 22301
12 8 (2.92%) GAMP
13 6 (2.19%) NIST 800
14 5 (1.82%) QA
15 4 (1.46%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (1.09%) BS7799
System Software
1 43 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.01%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.92%) Docker
5 4 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.74%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.28%) Terraform
3 8 (2.92%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (2.55%) Ansible
5 6 (2.19%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (1.82%) Puppet
7 4 (1.46%) CASB
7 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.46%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.09%) Consul
8 3 (1.09%) linkerd
8 3 (1.09%) yum
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.73%) SCCM
10 1 (0.36%) Grafana
10 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 73 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.03%) Cisco
3 16 (5.84%) SAP
4 14 (5.11%) Fortinet
5 12 (4.38%) VMware
6 11 (4.01%) HP
6 11 (4.01%) Palo Alto
7 10 (3.65%) Juniper
8 9 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.92%) Unisys
10 7 (2.55%) Aruba
11 6 (2.19%) Splunk
12 5 (1.82%) Google
12 5 (1.82%) McAfee
12 5 (1.82%) Oracle
13 4 (1.46%) IronPort
13 4 (1.46%) Percona
14 3 (1.09%) Dell
14 3 (1.09%) IBM
14 3 (1.09%) Meraki