Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 389 355 357
Rank change year-on-year -34 +2 -56
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,035 1,444 1,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.90% 0.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.53% 6.95% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,120 1,206
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +1.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

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 18,720 20,784 19,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.03% 12.93% 12.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13,668 16,084 15,190
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -78 335 £67,500 +3.85% 11
South East -7 204 £55,000 - 4
North of England -56 156 £45,000 -7.69% 4
East of England +87 124 £72,500 +26.09% 5
Midlands +7 119 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North West +47 109 £45,000 -18.18% 2
West Midlands +5 80 £45,000 -18.18% 5
South West +65 74 £48,500 +7.78% 4
Yorkshire -89 46 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +20 29 £77,500 +63.16% 3
North East +8 1 £70,000 +0.36%
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 550 (53.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 540 (52.17%) Information Security
3 346 (33.43%) CISSP
4 329 (31.79%) GDPR
5 282 (27.25%) Risk Management
6 252 (24.35%) CISM
7 246 (23.77%) Cybersecurity
8 232 (22.42%) Finance
9 216 (20.87%) Penetration Testing
10 203 (19.61%) Windows
11 192 (18.55%) ITIL
12 177 (17.10%) Data Protection
13 175 (16.91%) CISA
14 173 (16.71%) Management Information System
15 169 (16.33%) Microsoft
16 168 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
17 167 (16.14%) Firewall
18 157 (15.17%) Retail
18 157 (15.17%) SIEM
19 156 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
20 153 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
21 143 (13.82%) Cisco
22 132 (12.75%) Linux
23 128 (12.37%) VMware
23 128 (12.37%) Security Testing
24 119 (11.50%) Security Operations
25 118 (11.40%) Degree
26 114 (11.01%) Active Directory
27 109 (10.53%) Security Architecture
28 105 (10.14%) Windows Server

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 41 (3.96%) IIS
2 24 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.35%) Apache
5 7 (0.68%) Confluence
6 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.29%) JBoss
10 2 (0.19%) nginx
10 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.097%) Camunda
11 1 (0.097%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.097%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.19%) Postilion
5 1 (0.097%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 156 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (5.80%) Office 365
4 34 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.51%) SaaS
6 21 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (2.03%) IaaS
7 14 (1.35%) PaaS
8 9 (0.87%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.58%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.48%) Serverless
12 4 (0.39%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.29%) G Suite
13 3 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 167 (16.14%) Firewall
2 99 (9.57%) Network Security
3 61 (5.89%) DNS
4 55 (5.31%) TCP/IP
5 47 (4.54%) HTTP
6 42 (4.06%) VPN
6 42 (4.06%) WAN
7 40 (3.86%) DHCP
8 38 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
9 37 (3.57%) SAN
10 36 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
10 36 (3.48%) VLAN
10 36 (3.48%) VoIP
11 35 (3.38%) LAN
12 26 (2.51%) Wireless
13 25 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (1.64%) Internet
15 16 (1.55%) BGP
16 15 (1.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.55%) MySQL
3 12 (1.16%) Big Data
3 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.77%) Data Lake
5 8 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.77%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.48%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.48%) BigQuery
6 5 (0.48%) Data Mart
6 5 (0.48%) HBase
6 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.39%) Power BI
7 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (2.32%) JIRA
2 21 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.06%) SonarQube
4 11 (1.06%) Subversion
5 10 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.58%) Burp Suite
7 6 (0.58%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.29%) AppScan
9 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.19%) Gradle
10 2 (0.19%) JUnit
10 2 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 232 (22.42%) Finance
2 157 (15.17%) Retail
3 93 (8.99%) Legal
4 62 (5.99%) Telecoms
5 45 (4.35%) Marketing
6 30 (2.90%) Banking
7 12 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.97%) Local Government
9 8 (0.77%) Back Office
9 8 (0.77%) Electronics
10 7 (0.68%) Law
11 5 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) German Language
13 2 (0.19%) Hindi Language
13 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (19.71%) Analyst
2 165 (15.94%) Security Analyst
3 163 (15.75%) Security Manager
4 125 (12.08%) Consultant
5 118 (11.40%) Architect
5 118 (11.40%) Information Manager
6 117 (11.30%) Information Security Manager
7 105 (10.14%) Security Consultant
8 77 (7.44%) Information Analyst
8 77 (7.44%) Information Security Analyst
9 68 (6.57%) Security Architect
10 63 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
11 56 (5.41%) Senior Security Analyst
12 55 (5.31%) Information Security Consultant
13 52 (5.02%) Security Engineer
14 50 (4.83%) IT Analyst
15 45 (4.35%) Tester
16 44 (4.25%) IT Security Analyst
17 42 (4.06%) Penetration Tester
18 39 (3.77%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.09%) Web Services
2 23 (2.22%) .NET
3 17 (1.64%) OAuth
4 16 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 13 (1.26%) CSS
6 11 (1.06%) jQuery
6 11 (1.06%) JSON
7 10 (0.97%) HTML
7 10 (0.97%) OAuth2
7 10 (0.97%) OpenID
7 10 (0.97%) XACML
7 10 (0.97%) XML
8 8 (0.77%) SAML
8 8 (0.77%) Spring
9 7 (0.68%) Kafka
9 7 (0.68%) LDAP
9 7 (0.68%) Middleware
10 6 (0.58%) SOAP
11 5 (0.48%) HTML5
11 5 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 173 (16.71%) Management Information System
2 52 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 46 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 35 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
6 30 (2.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 30 (2.90%) Fintech
7 27 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
8 25 (2.42%) PKI
9 23 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
10 20 (1.93%) Cyberattack
11 19 (1.84%) BYOD
11 19 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.84%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.64%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.35%) User Experience
14 12 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.87%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 203 (19.61%) Windows
2 132 (12.75%) Linux
3 105 (10.14%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (3.67%) Unix
6 35 (3.38%) CentOS
7 26 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.55%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.26%) Android
11 12 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.16%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.06%) Solaris
13 10 (0.97%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.77%) Debian
14 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.77%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.68%) SUSE
16 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (52.17%) Information Security
2 282 (27.25%) Risk Management
3 246 (23.77%) Cybersecurity
4 216 (20.87%) Penetration Testing
5 192 (18.55%) ITIL
6 177 (17.10%) Data Protection
7 168 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (15.17%) SIEM
9 128 (12.37%) Security Testing
10 119 (11.50%) Security Operations
11 109 (10.53%) Security Architecture
12 103 (9.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 100 (9.66%) Security Management
14 93 (8.99%) OWASP
15 84 (8.12%) DevOps
16 79 (7.63%) Mentoring
16 79 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 73 (7.05%) Data Privacy
18 69 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
18 69 (6.67%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 69 (6.67%) SQL
2 60 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 48 (4.64%) Python
4 36 (3.48%) Java
5 24 (2.32%) Ruby
6 23 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.03%) Perl
8 18 (1.74%) C#
9 17 (1.64%) PHP
10 16 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.58%) VB
13 4 (0.39%) C
14 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 346 (33.43%) CISSP
2 252 (24.35%) CISM
3 175 (16.91%) CISA
4 118 (11.40%) Degree
5 93 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (8.41%) Security Cleared
7 76 (7.34%) CREST Certified
8 55 (5.31%) CRISC
9 53 (5.12%) SC Cleared
10 52 (5.02%) SANS
11 40 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 36 (3.48%) CCNA
12 36 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 34 (3.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 34 (3.29%) CEH
14 30 (2.90%) CCSP
15 25 (2.42%) MCSE
16 24 (2.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 23 (2.22%) CCNP
18 21 (2.03%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (53.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 329 (31.79%) GDPR
3 96 (9.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 87 (8.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 72 (6.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 43 (4.15%) SLA
7 40 (3.86%) COBIT
8 26 (2.51%) ISO 22301
8 26 (2.51%) ISO 9001
9 16 (1.55%) HIPAA
9 16 (1.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 16 (1.55%) PA-DSS
9 16 (1.55%) QA
9 16 (1.55%) RMADS
10 13 (1.26%) ISAE 3402
11 12 (1.16%) ISO 31000
12 9 (0.87%) PSD2
13 8 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 8 (0.77%) SAS 70
14 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 114 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 88 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.13%) Docker
5 20 (1.93%) vSphere
6 13 (1.26%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.16%) Firmware
8 8 (0.77%) Snort
9 7 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.68%) KVM
9 7 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.48%) HDFS
10 5 (0.48%) NFS
11 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.29%) XenApp
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (2.90%) Nessus
2 24 (2.32%) Kubernetes
3 22 (2.13%) SCCM
4 19 (1.84%) Puppet
5 17 (1.64%) Ansible
6 14 (1.35%) Terraform
6 14 (1.35%) WSUS
7 13 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (1.26%) IBM Guardium
8 12 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.16%) SCOM
9 11 (1.06%) Nmap
9 11 (1.06%) Perfmon
10 10 (0.97%) vRealize
11 9 (0.87%) CASB
11 9 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.77%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 7 (0.68%) Stealthwatch
14 6 (0.58%) RSA Archer
14 6 (0.58%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 169 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 143 (13.82%) Cisco
3 128 (12.37%) VMware
4 38 (3.67%) Qualys
5 35 (3.38%) McAfee
5 35 (3.38%) Splunk
6 32 (3.09%) Google
7 27 (2.61%) F5
7 27 (2.61%) HP
8 25 (2.42%) IBM
9 23 (2.22%) Oracle
10 22 (2.13%) Juniper
11 21 (2.03%) CheckPoint
11 21 (2.03%) Dell
12 20 (1.93%) ArcSight
12 20 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.84%) Citrix
13 19 (1.84%) Palo Alto
14 16 (1.55%) Trend Micro
14 16 (1.55%) Tripwire