Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 343 308
Rank change year-on-year +2 -35 +46
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,482 1,478 2,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.92% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.84% 7.56% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,149 1,246 1,733
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £57,750 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.77% +6.00%

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 21,662 19,560 25,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.08% 12.20% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16,891 15,603 20,290
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +15 647 £64,000 +11.30% 54
North of England -18 274 £50,000 +2.04% 33
South East 0 268 £55,000 - 22
Yorkshire +21 149 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Midlands -72 127 £50,000 +5.26% 27
East of England +30 114 £60,000 - 13
North West -52 109 £53,000 -3.64% 13
West Midlands -64 92 £51,250 +7.89% 22
South West -1 50 £45,000 -25.00% 7
East Midlands -17 34 £47,500 +5.56% 5
North East -16 16 £61,125 +35.83% 4
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 819 (55.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 738 (49.80%) Information Security
3 465 (31.38%) CISSP
4 462 (31.17%) Finance
5 350 (23.62%) CISM
6 325 (21.93%) Firewall
7 324 (21.86%) GDPR
8 295 (19.91%) Cybersecurity
9 272 (18.35%) Risk Management
10 269 (18.15%) Windows
11 251 (16.94%) ITIL
12 235 (15.86%) Data Protection
13 234 (15.79%) Management Information System
14 217 (14.64%) Linux
15 211 (14.24%) CISA
16 205 (13.83%) SIEM
17 204 (13.77%) Microsoft
18 197 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
19 176 (11.88%) VMware
20 175 (11.81%) SQL
21 170 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
22 168 (11.34%) Degree
23 158 (10.66%) DevOps
24 157 (10.59%) Cisco
25 156 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
26 149 (10.05%) Fintech
27 148 (9.99%) Network Security
28 144 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
29 143 (9.65%) DNS
30 139 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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 32 (2.16%) Apache
1 32 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 25 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.62%) JBoss
3 24 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 23 (1.55%) IIS
5 19 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (0.88%) Confluence
8 12 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.34%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.13%) CMS
11 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.067%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 30 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.067%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (2.23%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.067%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.067%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (6.01%) SaaS
3 88 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (5.13%) Office 365
5 54 (3.64%) GitHub
6 46 (3.10%) OpenShift
7 45 (3.04%) IaaS
8 36 (2.43%) PaaS
9 25 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.88%) Sage Pay
12 9 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.40%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.34%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
15 5 (0.34%) Route 53
16 3 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 325 (21.93%) Firewall
2 148 (9.99%) Network Security
3 143 (9.65%) DNS
4 116 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 106 (7.15%) VPN
6 100 (6.75%) WAN
7 85 (5.74%) LAN
8 81 (5.47%) DHCP
9 66 (4.45%) Internet
10 63 (4.25%) VoIP
11 56 (3.78%) HTTP
12 54 (3.64%) Wireless
13 52 (3.51%) VLAN
14 43 (2.90%) IPsec
15 41 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
16 37 (2.50%) SAN
17 36 (2.43%) MPLS
18 35 (2.36%) SSL
19 33 (2.23%) BGP
20 31 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.85%) MySQL
3 51 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 46 (3.10%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.89%) Big Data
6 25 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 17 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
11 14 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.54%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.54%) Redis
14 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (5.40%) Jenkins
2 53 (3.58%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 44 (2.97%) Cucumber
5 38 (2.56%) JIRA
6 22 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.74%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.74%) JUnit
8 11 (0.74%) SonarQube
8 11 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.67%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.61%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.54%) Gerrit
11 8 (0.54%) git-flow
11 8 (0.54%) Subversion
12 6 (0.40%) Gradle
12 6 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 462 (31.17%) Finance
2 118 (7.96%) Retail
3 88 (5.94%) Legal
4 82 (5.53%) Games
5 62 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.90%) Banking
7 33 (2.23%) Marketing
8 22 (1.48%) Advertising
9 19 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.15%) Law
11 12 (0.81%) Electronics
11 12 (0.81%) Local Government
12 10 (0.67%) Back Office
13 9 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.40%) Publishing
16 5 (0.34%) German Language
17 3 (0.20%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (17.21%) Analyst
2 207 (13.97%) Security Manager
3 199 (13.43%) Security Analyst
4 163 (11.00%) Consultant
5 135 (9.11%) Security Consultant
6 114 (7.69%) Information Manager
7 112 (7.56%) Information Analyst
7 112 (7.56%) Information Security Manager
8 110 (7.42%) Information Security Analyst
9 107 (7.22%) Security Specialist
10 102 (6.88%) Developer
11 94 (6.34%) Architect
12 65 (4.39%) Administrator
13 64 (4.32%) IT Manager
14 61 (4.12%) Security Architect
15 50 (3.37%) Security Officer
16 49 (3.31%) Senior Developer
17 48 (3.24%) Security Engineer
18 46 (3.10%) Java Developer
19 44 (2.97%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (6.14%) Web Services
2 88 (5.94%) .NET
3 51 (3.44%) RESTful
3 51 (3.44%) Spring
4 49 (3.31%) .NET Framework
5 46 (3.10%) AngularJS
6 44 (2.97%) Akka
7 34 (2.29%) CSS
7 34 (2.29%) XML
8 33 (2.23%) HTML
9 30 (2.02%) REST
10 26 (1.75%) Middleware
11 24 (1.62%) Node.js
12 23 (1.55%) SailPoint
13 22 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
13 22 (1.48%) JSON
14 21 (1.42%) ASP.NET
15 20 (1.35%) jQuery
16 19 (1.28%) SOAP
17 17 (1.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 234 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 170 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (10.05%) Fintech
4 125 (8.43%) Data Centre
5 92 (6.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 89 (6.01%) Data Protection Act
7 79 (5.33%) Computer Science
8 77 (5.20%) Private Cloud
9 71 (4.79%) Public Cloud
10 54 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
11 46 (3.10%) Online Games
12 43 (2.90%) PKI
13 40 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
14 28 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
15 25 (1.69%) Clustering
15 25 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (1.48%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
18 20 (1.35%) Driving Licence
19 18 (1.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 269 (18.15%) Windows
2 217 (14.64%) Linux
3 113 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 92 (6.21%) Unix
5 55 (3.71%) Android
6 51 (3.44%) Apple iOS
7 46 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.69%) Solaris
11 23 (1.55%) CentOS
12 22 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.35%) Debian
14 17 (1.15%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.94%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.81%) AIX
17 10 (0.67%) VMS
18 9 (0.61%) Kali Linux
18 9 (0.61%) Windows 7
19 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (49.80%) Information Security
2 295 (19.91%) Cybersecurity
3 272 (18.35%) Risk Management
4 251 (16.94%) ITIL
5 235 (15.86%) Data Protection
6 205 (13.83%) SIEM
7 197 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
8 158 (10.66%) DevOps
9 144 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
10 136 (9.18%) Security Operations
11 134 (9.04%) Vulnerability Management
12 124 (8.37%) E-Commerce
13 115 (7.76%) Security Architecture
14 112 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
15 105 (7.09%) Project Management
16 99 (6.68%) Data Security
17 97 (6.55%) OWASP
18 95 (6.41%) Security Management
19 91 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 88 (5.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (11.81%) SQL
2 107 (7.22%) Python
3 89 (6.01%) PowerShell
4 85 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 76 (5.13%) PHP
6 69 (4.66%) Java
7 68 (4.59%) Ruby
8 47 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 44 (2.97%) Perl
9 44 (2.97%) Scala
10 41 (2.77%) C#
11 36 (2.43%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.55%) C
13 22 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.40%) C++
16 5 (0.34%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.13%) VB
18 1 (0.067%) C-shell
18 1 (0.067%) Natural
Qualifications
1 465 (31.38%) CISSP
2 350 (23.62%) CISM
3 211 (14.24%) CISA
4 168 (11.34%) Degree
5 92 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (5.26%) SANS
7 75 (5.06%) Security Cleared
8 70 (4.72%) PCI QSA
9 66 (4.45%) SC Cleared
10 52 (3.51%) CRISC
10 52 (3.51%) GIAC
11 51 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (3.31%) MCSE
13 47 (3.17%) CEH
14 39 (2.63%) CCNP
14 39 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
15 38 (2.56%) CCNA
16 35 (2.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 32 (2.16%) MCITP
17 32 (2.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 819 (55.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 324 (21.86%) GDPR
3 110 (7.42%) COBIT
4 109 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 83 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 70 (4.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 51 (3.44%) QA
8 40 (2.70%) SLA
9 35 (2.36%) ISO 9001
10 29 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 26 (1.75%) PA-DSS
12 24 (1.62%) ISO 22301
13 22 (1.48%) NIST 800
14 20 (1.35%) HIPAA
14 20 (1.35%) ISO 31000
15 16 (1.08%) PSD2
16 14 (0.94%) ISAE 3402
17 11 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 10 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 10 (0.67%) SAS 70
System Software
1 139 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (8.23%) Active Directory
3 79 (5.33%) Docker
4 33 (2.23%) Xen
5 31 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.69%) vSphere
8 17 (1.15%) Snort
9 16 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.88%) Firmware
10 13 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.61%) XenApp
12 7 (0.47%) iptables
12 7 (0.47%) KVM
12 7 (0.47%) NFS
12 7 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.40%) pfSense
13 6 (0.40%) QEMU
13 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 104 (7.02%) Puppet
2 75 (5.06%) Ansible
2 75 (5.06%) Nessus
3 67 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.70%) SCCM
5 35 (2.36%) Nagios
5 35 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
6 29 (1.96%) Terraform
7 19 (1.28%) logstash
7 19 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 17 (1.15%) Data Guard
8 17 (1.15%) FortiGate
8 17 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 16 (1.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 16 (1.08%) OpenVAS
9 16 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.94%) Cacti
10 14 (0.94%) OpenNMS
10 14 (0.94%) QRadar
10 14 (0.94%) RANCID
Vendors
1 204 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 176 (11.88%) VMware
3 157 (10.59%) Cisco
4 99 (6.68%) WorldPay
5 85 (5.74%) Juniper
6 76 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 71 (4.79%) Qualys
8 69 (4.66%) Oracle
9 62 (4.18%) McAfee
10 48 (3.24%) HP
11 47 (3.17%) Citrix
12 45 (3.04%) F5
13 44 (2.97%) Capita
13 44 (2.97%) Splunk
14 37 (2.50%) Red Hat
15 33 (2.23%) Symantec
16 30 (2.02%) Palo Alto
17 28 (1.89%) SolarWinds
18 27 (1.82%) Foundstone
18 27 (1.82%) LogRhythm