Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 450 386 376
Rank change year-on-year -64 -10 -20
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 313 879 1,205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.76% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.52% 6.05% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 296 686 986
Median annual salary £58,497 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.51% +7.14% -2.61%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £58,499 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +4.35% -4.17%

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 6,919 14,536 19,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.93% 12.59% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,254 11,397 14,805
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +49 116 £75,000 +7.14% 27
North of England +21 69 £45,000 -18.18% 18
South East +14 57 £80,000 +45.45% 18
North West +47 45 £45,000 -20.00% 10
Midlands -3 41 £46,250 -15.91% 13
East Midlands +44 26 £44,000 -14.15% 6
Yorkshire +2 24 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South West +26 16 £48,750 +14.71% 6
West Midlands -2 15 £52,500 -5.41% 7
East of England +50 6 £45,000 -18.18% 4
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 180 (57.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (50.80%) Information Security
3 119 (38.02%) GDPR
4 105 (33.55%) Firewall
5 99 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
6 85 (27.16%) Management Information System
7 81 (25.88%) Finance
8 75 (23.96%) Azure
9 73 (23.32%) NIST
10 71 (22.68%) CISSP
11 64 (20.45%) AWS
12 61 (19.49%) Cyber Essentials
13 59 (18.85%) SIEM
14 56 (17.89%) Linux
15 50 (15.97%) Microsoft
16 48 (15.34%) Security Architecture
16 48 (15.34%) Network Security
17 47 (15.02%) Cisco
18 46 (14.70%) Data Protection
19 45 (14.38%) Windows
19 45 (14.38%) CISM
20 44 (14.06%) Risk Management
21 39 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
21 39 (12.46%) Vulnerability Management
22 38 (12.14%) Security Management
23 36 (11.50%) Active Directory
24 35 (11.18%) ITIL
24 35 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
24 35 (11.18%) OWASP
24 35 (11.18%) DevOps

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 9 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.96%) IIS
2 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
3 1 (0.32%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) Drupal
3 1 (0.32%) nginx
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.64%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (23.96%) Azure
2 64 (20.45%) AWS
3 22 (7.03%) SaaS
4 16 (5.11%) Office 365
5 12 (3.83%) GCP
6 11 (3.51%) IaaS
7 10 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.56%) PaaS
9 4 (1.28%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.28%) OpenDNS
10 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.96%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (0.96%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (0.96%) npm
10 3 (0.96%) Pulumi
10 3 (0.96%) Serverless
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 105 (33.55%) Firewall
2 48 (15.34%) Network Security
3 29 (9.27%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (7.99%) WAN
5 24 (7.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (7.67%) VPN
6 19 (6.07%) LAN
7 18 (5.75%) TCP/IP
7 18 (5.75%) Wireless
8 13 (4.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (4.15%) DNS
9 10 (3.19%) DHCP
10 8 (2.56%) VLAN
10 8 (2.56%) VoIP
11 7 (2.24%) HTTP
11 7 (2.24%) Internet
12 6 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (1.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.19%) Big Data
2 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.24%) Redis
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.64%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (4.47%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.24%) JIRA
3 6 (1.92%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.96%) Chocolatey
4 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.64%) Ant
5 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.64%) JUnit
5 2 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.64%) Subversion
5 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 81 (25.88%) Finance
2 32 (10.22%) Legal
3 24 (7.67%) Retail
4 15 (4.79%) Banking
4 15 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.15%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.19%) Marketing
8 7 (2.24%) Electronics
9 5 (1.60%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 56 (17.89%) Security Engineer
2 43 (13.74%) Consultant
3 37 (11.82%) Security Consultant
4 31 (9.90%) Analyst
5 29 (9.27%) Architect
5 29 (9.27%) Network Engineer
6 28 (8.95%) Security Specialist
7 23 (7.35%) Security Analyst
8 22 (7.03%) Security Architect
9 20 (6.39%) IT Engineer
10 19 (6.07%) Information Security Specialist
10 19 (6.07%) Information Specialist
11 17 (5.43%) IT Security Engineer
11 17 (5.43%) Security Manager
12 16 (5.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 16 (5.11%) Network Security Engineer
13 15 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (4.79%) Head of Information
13 15 (4.79%) Head of Information Security
13 15 (4.79%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.19%) Middleware
2 7 (2.24%) .NET
2 7 (2.24%) Web Services
3 2 (0.64%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.64%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.64%) J2EE
3 2 (0.64%) MDX
3 2 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.64%) React
3 2 (0.64%) Spring
3 2 (0.64%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.32%) LESS
4 1 (0.32%) Material Design
4 1 (0.32%) Meteor
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.32%) Sass
4 1 (0.32%) Semantic UI
4 1 (0.32%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.32%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 85 (27.16%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.11%) Data Protection Act
2 16 (5.11%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.15%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (3.83%) Cloud Native
5 11 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.92%) Replication
7 6 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.28%) PKI
8 4 (1.28%) SCADA
9 3 (0.96%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.64%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.89%) Linux
2 45 (14.38%) Windows
3 23 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.79%) Unix
5 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.92%) AIX
6 6 (1.92%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.60%) CentOS
7 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.96%) Solaris
9 2 (0.64%) Android
9 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.64%) MVS
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (50.80%) Information Security
2 99 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (18.85%) SIEM
4 48 (15.34%) Security Architecture
5 46 (14.70%) Data Protection
6 44 (14.06%) Risk Management
7 39 (12.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 38 (12.14%) Security Management
9 35 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (11.18%) DevOps
9 35 (11.18%) ITIL
9 35 (11.18%) OWASP
9 35 (11.18%) Security Operations
10 31 (9.90%) Data Security
10 31 (9.90%) Internal Audit
11 28 (8.95%) Penetration Testing
12 26 (8.31%) Fintech
12 26 (8.31%) Information Security Management
13 25 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.67%) Python
2 22 (7.03%) SQL
3 16 (5.11%) PowerShell
4 14 (4.47%) Bash Shell
4 14 (4.47%) Go
5 11 (3.51%) Java
6 5 (1.60%) C#
7 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.64%) R
8 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (22.68%) CISSP
2 45 (14.38%) CISM
3 39 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.03%) Degree
5 19 (6.07%) CCNA
6 18 (5.75%) CISA
7 15 (4.79%) PCI QSA
8 14 (4.47%) CEH
9 12 (3.83%) CCNP
10 11 (3.51%) CCSA
11 10 (3.19%) DBS Check
11 10 (3.19%) JNCIP
11 10 (3.19%) OSCP
12 8 (2.56%) SSCP
13 7 (2.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 6 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (1.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 6 (1.92%) MCSE
14 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.92%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (57.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (38.02%) GDPR
3 73 (23.32%) NIST
4 61 (19.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (6.39%) COBIT
6 19 (6.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (4.79%) NCSC
8 13 (4.15%) SLA
9 11 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (2.88%) GAMP
10 9 (2.88%) HIPAA
11 6 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (1.92%) QA
12 5 (1.60%) ISO 22301
12 5 (1.60%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.64%) GLBA
13 2 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.64%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 36 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.19%) Docker
4 7 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.96%) Firmware
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.11%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 10 (3.19%) Terraform
4 9 (2.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (2.24%) Prometheus
5 7 (2.24%) Puppet
6 6 (1.92%) Ansible
6 6 (1.92%) CASB
6 6 (1.92%) Consul
6 6 (1.92%) linkerd
7 4 (1.28%) SCCM
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.96%) SCOM
8 3 (0.96%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.96%) yum
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.64%) Nessus
9 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 50 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.02%) Cisco
3 34 (10.86%) CheckPoint
4 19 (6.07%) VMware
5 18 (5.75%) Oracle
6 16 (5.11%) Fortinet
6 16 (5.11%) HP
7 12 (3.83%) Juniper
8 10 (3.19%) Aruba
8 10 (3.19%) OneTrust
8 10 (3.19%) SAP
9 7 (2.24%) IBM
9 7 (2.24%) Splunk
10 6 (1.92%) CyberArk
10 6 (1.92%) Darktrace
10 6 (1.92%) F5
10 6 (1.92%) Zscaler
11 5 (1.60%) Apple
11 5 (1.60%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow