Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 393 362 352
Rank change year-on-year -31 -10 -63
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 885 1,216 1,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.04% 6.15% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 674 934 1,174
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £59,250 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.73% -4.35% +4.55%

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 14,664 19,770 20,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.61% 14.01% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11,367 14,601 16,126
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,368 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% - +5.26%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +46 296 £70,000 +2.56% 35
South East +36 204 £55,000 -1.35% 31
North of England -28 149 £55,000 +22.22% 26
Midlands -1 125 £55,500 +11.00% 21
West Midlands -1 86 £56,000 +17.89% 19
North West -42 85 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Yorkshire +28 64 £55,000 +22.22% 10
South West +3 59 £42,500 -19.05% 7
East of England +10 52 £55,000 -22.43% 17
East Midlands +13 38 £51,250 -10.87% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 515 (58.19%) Information Security
2 459 (51.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 284 (32.09%) GDPR
4 277 (31.30%) CISSP
5 250 (28.25%) Cybersecurity
6 243 (27.46%) Finance
7 228 (25.76%) CISM
8 220 (24.86%) Firewall
9 172 (19.44%) NIST
10 167 (18.87%) Azure
11 159 (17.97%) SIEM
12 149 (16.84%) Windows
13 141 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
14 135 (15.25%) Penetration Testing
14 135 (15.25%) Risk Management
15 130 (14.69%) Vulnerability Management
16 123 (13.90%) Data Protection
17 120 (13.56%) AWS
18 115 (12.99%) Degree
18 115 (12.99%) ITIL
19 113 (12.77%) Management Information System
20 112 (12.66%) Microsoft
21 102 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
22 100 (11.30%) Active Directory
23 97 (10.96%) CISA
24 90 (10.17%) Cyber Essentials
25 88 (9.94%) ISMS
26 86 (9.72%) Security Architecture
27 85 (9.60%) Security Management
28 84 (9.49%) 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 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.28%) IIS
3 18 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.68%) Apache
7 4 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.34%) Confluence
9 2 (0.23%) nginx
9 2 (0.23%) SAS
9 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 167 (18.87%) Azure
2 120 (13.56%) AWS
3 78 (8.81%) Office 365
4 55 (6.21%) SaaS
5 35 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (2.94%) PaaS
7 25 (2.82%) IaaS
8 19 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (1.69%) GCP
11 11 (1.24%) Akamai
11 11 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (1.13%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.13%) G Suite
12 10 (1.13%) Serverless
13 9 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 8 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.90%) AWS CloudTrail
15 6 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 220 (24.86%) Firewall
2 69 (7.80%) DNS
3 67 (7.57%) LAN
4 65 (7.34%) TCP/IP
5 62 (7.01%) Network Security
6 59 (6.67%) WAN
7 47 (5.31%) DHCP
8 44 (4.97%) Intrusion Detection
9 40 (4.52%) VPN
10 31 (3.50%) HTTP
11 30 (3.39%) Internet
12 25 (2.82%) FTP
13 14 (1.58%) IPsec
13 14 (1.58%) SMTP
13 14 (1.58%) SSL
14 13 (1.47%) Wireless
15 12 (1.36%) MPLS
16 10 (1.13%) BGP
16 10 (1.13%) SAN
16 10 (1.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.84%) MySQL
2 31 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.68%) Big Data
7 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.45%) Maltego
9 3 (0.34%) GIS
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 35 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (1.36%) Rational Rhapsody
3 10 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.02%) JIRA
5 8 (0.90%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.90%) Burp Suite
5 8 (0.90%) Gatling
5 8 (0.90%) Gradle
5 8 (0.90%) JUnit
5 8 (0.90%) Maven
5 8 (0.90%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.68%) CircleCI
7 4 (0.45%) Subversion
8 2 (0.23%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.23%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.11%) Snyk
9 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 243 (27.46%) Finance
2 80 (9.04%) Retail
3 66 (7.46%) Legal
4 40 (4.52%) Banking
5 35 (3.95%) Public Sector
6 33 (3.73%) Law
7 22 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.15%) Marketing
9 15 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.68%) Advertising
11 5 (0.56%) Billing
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (16.05%) Analyst
2 118 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 100 (11.30%) Security Analyst
4 93 (10.51%) Security Engineer
5 89 (10.06%) Information Security Manager
6 85 (9.60%) Information Manager
7 77 (8.70%) Architect
7 77 (8.70%) Consultant
8 72 (8.14%) Security Consultant
9 70 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 59 (6.67%) Security Officer
11 57 (6.44%) Information Analyst
11 57 (6.44%) Information Officer
11 57 (6.44%) Information Security Officer
11 57 (6.44%) Security Architect
12 56 (6.33%) Information Security Analyst
13 42 (4.75%) Developer
14 27 (3.05%) Head of Security
14 27 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
15 26 (2.94%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.28%) Web Services
2 26 (2.94%) HTML
3 23 (2.60%) .NET
4 20 (2.26%) HTML5
5 17 (1.92%) JSON
6 15 (1.69%) CSS
7 12 (1.36%) jQuery
7 12 (1.36%) OAuth
8 11 (1.24%) REST
8 11 (1.24%) XML
9 10 (1.13%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.13%) SOAP
9 10 (1.13%) Spring
10 9 (1.02%) Django
11 8 (0.90%) Dropwizard
11 8 (0.90%) Hibernate
11 8 (0.90%) iOS SDK
11 8 (0.90%) Laravel
12 7 (0.79%) OpenID
12 7 (0.79%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 54 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
3 37 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.58%) Cyberattack
9 13 (1.47%) CESG
9 13 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 13 (1.47%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.13%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.02%) PKI
11 9 (1.02%) User Experience
11 9 (1.02%) W3C
12 8 (0.90%) BYOD
12 8 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 149 (16.84%) Windows
2 81 (9.15%) Linux
3 77 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.71%) Unix
7 16 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.24%) Android
8 11 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.13%) CentOS
9 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.34%) Debian
13 3 (0.34%) HPUX
13 3 (0.34%) OS/400
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (58.19%) Information Security
2 250 (28.25%) Cybersecurity
3 159 (17.97%) SIEM
4 141 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (15.25%) Penetration Testing
5 135 (15.25%) Risk Management
6 130 (14.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 123 (13.90%) Data Protection
8 115 (12.99%) ITIL
9 102 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (9.94%) ISMS
11 86 (9.72%) Security Architecture
12 85 (9.60%) Security Management
13 84 (9.49%) Security Operations
14 82 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 75 (8.47%) Threat Intelligence
16 70 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (7.46%) DevOps
17 66 (7.46%) Security Testing
18 64 (7.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.10%) SQL
2 34 (3.84%) PowerShell
3 33 (3.73%) Python
4 27 (3.05%) Java
5 26 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.58%) PHP
7 10 (1.13%) Java 8
8 9 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.02%) C#
9 8 (0.90%) Kotlin
9 8 (0.90%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.68%) Ruby
10 6 (0.68%) Scala
11 5 (0.56%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.45%) VB
13 3 (0.34%) Go
13 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.23%) R
14 2 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 277 (31.30%) CISSP
2 228 (25.76%) CISM
3 115 (12.99%) Degree
4 97 (10.96%) CISA
5 83 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (4.97%) CEH
7 42 (4.75%) Security Cleared
8 31 (3.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 31 (3.50%) SC Cleared
9 28 (3.16%) CRISC
9 28 (3.16%) GIAC
10 23 (2.60%) CCNA
11 22 (2.49%) CREST Certified
12 21 (2.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 21 (2.37%) CompTIA Security+
12 21 (2.37%) SANS
13 20 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (1.81%) MCSA
15 15 (1.69%) MCSE
15 15 (1.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 459 (51.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 284 (32.09%) GDPR
3 172 (19.44%) NIST
4 90 (10.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 58 (6.55%) COBIT
6 50 (5.65%) SLA
7 41 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 39 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (2.94%) NCSC
10 18 (2.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (2.03%) ISO 22301
11 16 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 16 (1.81%) NIST 800
12 15 (1.69%) QA
13 12 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 11 (1.24%) PSD2
15 10 (1.13%) PA-DSS
16 8 (0.90%) ISO 31000
16 8 (0.90%) ISO 9001
17 7 (0.79%) HIPAA
System Software
1 100 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.50%) Docker
4 20 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.79%) vSphere
8 5 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.45%) Firmware
10 3 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.11%) Postfix
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (5.65%) SCCM
2 33 (3.73%) Nessus
3 23 (2.60%) Terraform
4 21 (2.37%) Puppet
5 18 (2.03%) SCOrch
6 17 (1.92%) Ansible
7 13 (1.47%) SCOM
8 12 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (1.24%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.02%) CASB
11 8 (0.90%) Nmap
11 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.68%) Salt
13 5 (0.56%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (0.45%) OpenVAS
14 4 (0.45%) QRadar
14 4 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
16 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 112 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.76%) VMware
3 43 (4.86%) Cisco
4 34 (3.84%) Splunk
5 30 (3.39%) Palo Alto
5 30 (3.39%) Qualys
6 25 (2.82%) HP
7 24 (2.71%) Google
8 20 (2.26%) Fortinet
8 20 (2.26%) SolarWinds
9 18 (2.03%) ArcSight
10 17 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.81%) Intel
11 16 (1.81%) Meraki
12 15 (1.69%) Apple
12 15 (1.69%) IBM
12 15 (1.69%) Juniper
13 14 (1.58%) FIS
13 14 (1.58%) WorldPay
14 13 (1.47%) LogRhythm