Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 361 352
Rank change year-on-year -52 -9 -78
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 921 1,393 1,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.26% 6.70% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 677 1,145 1,329
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,250
% change year-on-year - +8.60% +0.45%

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 17,515 20,799 20,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 13.32% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12,999 15,853 15,376
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 -48 319 £70,000 +2.78% 28
South East +10 204 £55,000 -8.33% 27
Midlands -7 119 £55,000 +10.00% 12
North of England -116 118 £45,500 +1.11% 29
East of England +56 97 £60,000 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -14 88 £55,000 +10.00% 11
North West -20 70 £47,500 +5.56% 14
South West +11 46 £45,000 -25.00% 9
Yorkshire -75 46 £45,000 - 14
East Midlands +4 30 £51,250 +13.89% 1
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 548 (59.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 510 (55.37%) Information Security
3 301 (32.68%) CISSP
4 261 (28.34%) GDPR
5 260 (28.23%) CISM
6 248 (26.93%) Cybersecurity
7 231 (25.08%) Finance
8 202 (21.93%) Firewall
9 185 (20.09%) NIST
10 181 (19.65%) Windows
11 172 (18.68%) Risk Management
12 171 (18.57%) ITIL
13 162 (17.59%) Azure
14 155 (16.83%) Penetration Testing
15 150 (16.29%) CISA
16 148 (16.07%) Microsoft
17 147 (15.96%) SIEM
18 144 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
19 135 (14.66%) Degree
20 129 (14.01%) Retail
21 125 (13.57%) Vulnerability Management
22 124 (13.46%) AWS
23 117 (12.70%) Security Architecture
24 115 (12.49%) Management Information System
25 114 (12.38%) Active Directory
26 107 (11.62%) Cisco
27 104 (11.29%) Data Protection
28 103 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
29 102 (11.07%) Security Testing
29 102 (11.07%) Security Operations

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 30 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.82%) IIS
3 23 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.76%) Apache
5 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.54%) Confluence
7 4 (0.43%) MediaWiki
8 2 (0.22%) nginx
8 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.11%) Postilion
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 162 (17.59%) Azure
2 124 (13.46%) AWS
3 68 (7.38%) Office 365
4 39 (4.23%) SaaS
5 38 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (3.26%) GCP
7 17 (1.85%) IaaS
7 17 (1.85%) PaaS
8 9 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.87%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.54%) GitHub
12 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.43%) G Suite
12 4 (0.43%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 202 (21.93%) Firewall
2 79 (8.58%) DNS
2 79 (8.58%) Network Security
3 68 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 63 (6.84%) HTTP
5 62 (6.73%) VPN
6 61 (6.62%) WAN
7 59 (6.41%) LAN
8 54 (5.86%) DHCP
9 32 (3.47%) VLAN
10 29 (3.15%) Cisco Firepower
10 29 (3.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 29 (3.15%) SSL
11 28 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (3.04%) Wireless
12 25 (2.71%) IPsec
13 24 (2.61%) VoIP
14 22 (2.39%) BGP
14 22 (2.39%) Internet
15 17 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.06%) Big Data
3 15 (1.63%) MySQL
4 9 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.43%) Power BI
6 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.33%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.11%) DTS
9 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.11%) Redis
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.95%) JIRA
2 16 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (1.30%) SonarQube
6 10 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.65%) Burp Suite
8 6 (0.65%) Metasploit
8 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
11 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.22%) Subversion
12 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.11%) Gradle
12 1 (0.11%) JUnit
12 1 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 231 (25.08%) Finance
2 129 (14.01%) Retail
3 59 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 55 (5.97%) Legal
5 28 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.61%) Banking
7 17 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.85%) Marketing
8 14 (1.52%) Local Government
9 10 (1.09%) Front Office
10 9 (0.98%) Law
11 8 (0.87%) Back Office
12 6 (0.65%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 174 (18.89%) Analyst
2 150 (16.29%) Security Analyst
3 141 (15.31%) Consultant
4 124 (13.46%) Architect
5 117 (12.70%) Security Consultant
6 95 (10.31%) Information Analyst
6 95 (10.31%) Information Security Analyst
7 93 (10.10%) Security Manager
8 85 (9.23%) Security Architect
9 59 (6.41%) Security Engineer
10 57 (6.19%) Information Manager
11 56 (6.08%) Information Security Manager
12 44 (4.78%) Senior Analyst
12 44 (4.78%) Senior Security Analyst
13 42 (4.56%) Security Officer
14 39 (4.23%) Senior Information Analyst
14 39 (4.23%) Senior Information Security Analyst
15 37 (4.02%) Network Engineer
16 34 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (3.58%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.93%) Web Services
2 16 (1.74%) .NET
3 15 (1.63%) OAuth
4 14 (1.52%) CSS
5 13 (1.41%) HTML
5 13 (1.41%) REST
6 12 (1.30%) OAuth2
6 12 (1.30%) OpenID
6 12 (1.30%) XACML
7 11 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.19%) JSON
8 10 (1.09%) HTML5
8 10 (1.09%) React
9 7 (0.76%) jQuery
10 6 (0.65%) SailPoint
10 6 (0.65%) SOAP
10 6 (0.65%) XML
11 5 (0.54%) Vue.js
12 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 115 (12.49%) Management Information System
2 52 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.37%) PKI
5 29 (3.15%) BYOD
5 29 (3.15%) Data Protection Act
6 25 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
7 22 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.28%) Cyberattack
9 19 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
10 17 (1.85%) CESG
11 16 (1.74%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.09%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.87%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.76%) EFT
17 6 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
17 6 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 181 (19.65%) Windows
2 100 (10.86%) Linux
3 89 (9.66%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (3.91%) CentOS
6 34 (3.69%) Unix
7 27 (2.93%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.39%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.85%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (1.09%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.87%) Debian
13 8 (0.87%) Solaris
13 8 (0.87%) SUSE
14 7 (0.76%) Android
15 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (55.37%) Information Security
2 248 (26.93%) Cybersecurity
3 172 (18.68%) Risk Management
4 171 (18.57%) ITIL
5 155 (16.83%) Penetration Testing
6 147 (15.96%) SIEM
7 144 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (13.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 117 (12.70%) Security Architecture
10 104 (11.29%) Data Protection
11 102 (11.07%) Security Operations
11 102 (11.07%) Security Testing
12 95 (10.31%) Security Management
12 95 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 89 (9.66%) OWASP
14 81 (8.79%) Incident Management
15 78 (8.47%) DevOps
16 69 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
17 63 (6.84%) ISMS
18 62 (6.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.30%) PowerShell
2 49 (5.32%) SQL
3 32 (3.47%) Python
4 21 (2.28%) JavaScript
5 17 (1.85%) C#
6 15 (1.63%) Java
7 13 (1.41%) PHP
8 12 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.19%) Ruby
10 9 (0.98%) C
11 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.76%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.65%) Perl
13 5 (0.54%) VB
14 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.11%) Java 8
15 1 (0.11%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 301 (32.68%) CISSP
2 260 (28.23%) CISM
3 150 (16.29%) CISA
4 135 (14.66%) Degree
5 103 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (6.84%) Security Cleared
7 52 (5.65%) CRISC
8 48 (5.21%) SC Cleared
9 46 (4.99%) CCNA
10 41 (4.45%) CEH
11 40 (4.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 38 (4.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 35 (3.80%) CCNP
14 32 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (3.04%) CREST Certified
15 28 (3.04%) SANS
16 25 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (2.50%) CCSP
17 23 (2.50%) GIAC
18 20 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 548 (59.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 261 (28.34%) GDPR
3 185 (20.09%) NIST
4 96 (10.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 94 (10.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 88 (9.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 60 (6.51%) COBIT
8 42 (4.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 35 (3.80%) ISO 22301
10 32 (3.47%) SLA
11 22 (2.39%) ISO 9001
12 17 (1.85%) RMADS
13 14 (1.52%) HIPAA
13 14 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 14 (1.52%) QA
14 11 (1.19%) ISO 31000
14 11 (1.19%) NCSC
15 10 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 10 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 10 (1.09%) NIST 800
System Software
1 114 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.82%) Docker
5 17 (1.85%) vSphere
6 12 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.09%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.87%) KVM
9 7 (0.76%) Firmware
9 7 (0.76%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.65%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.43%) Snort
12 3 (0.33%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.11%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.11%) XenApp
14 1 (0.11%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 32 (3.47%) Nessus
2 31 (3.37%) SCCM
3 27 (2.93%) Puppet
4 25 (2.71%) CASB
5 22 (2.39%) Ansible
6 20 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 18 (1.95%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.95%) Stealthwatch
8 15 (1.63%) SCOM
8 15 (1.63%) SCOrch
9 14 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (1.52%) Terraform
10 11 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.98%) WSUS
12 8 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.87%) QRadar
12 8 (0.87%) vRealize
13 7 (0.76%) IBM Guardium
13 7 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 148 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 107 (11.62%) Cisco
3 76 (8.25%) VMware
4 42 (4.56%) McAfee
5 41 (4.45%) Qualys
6 38 (4.13%) CheckPoint
7 37 (4.02%) Splunk
8 36 (3.91%) Palo Alto
9 35 (3.80%) Symantec
10 29 (3.15%) Juniper
11 27 (2.93%) Google
12 26 (2.82%) Trend Micro
13 24 (2.61%) HP
13 24 (2.61%) IBM
14 23 (2.50%) F5
15 22 (2.39%) ArcSight
16 18 (1.95%) Oracle
17 14 (1.52%) Meraki
17 14 (1.52%) Red Hat
18 13 (1.41%) Imperva