Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 389 372 352
Rank change year-on-year -17 -20 -76
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 968 1,292 1,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.86% 6.37% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 724 1,075 1,274
England median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,225 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,200 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16,532 20,273 21,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.08% 13.44% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12,628 15,382 15,860
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £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 November 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 November 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 +11 335 £67,500 -3.57% 20
South East +29 221 £53,000 -11.67% 23
North of England -68 151 £55,000 +22.22% 33
Midlands +18 135 £55,000 +15.79% 23
West Midlands +13 98 £55,500 +16.84% 19
North West -50 82 £55,000 +22.22% 24
Yorkshire -13 67 £55,000 +22.22% 9
East of England +37 66 £55,000 +1.85% 8
South West -14 53 £42,500 -26.09% 16
East Midlands +21 37 £47,500 - 4
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 560 (57.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 544 (56.20%) Information Security
3 297 (30.68%) CISSP
4 285 (29.44%) GDPR
5 265 (27.38%) Cybersecurity
6 264 (27.27%) CISM
7 253 (26.14%) Finance
8 241 (24.90%) Firewall
9 211 (21.80%) NIST
10 186 (19.21%) Windows
11 184 (19.01%) Azure
12 161 (16.63%) SIEM
13 159 (16.43%) Risk Management
14 154 (15.91%) ITIL
15 152 (15.70%) Penetration Testing
16 148 (15.29%) Vulnerability Management
17 147 (15.19%) Microsoft
17 147 (15.19%) CISA
18 139 (14.36%) Degree
19 135 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
20 129 (13.33%) Active Directory
21 121 (12.50%) Management Information System
21 121 (12.50%) Data Protection
22 114 (11.78%) AWS
23 109 (11.26%) Retail
24 106 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
24 106 (10.95%) Security Architecture
25 102 (10.54%) Security Operations
26 101 (10.43%) Security Management
27 100 (10.33%) Cyber Essentials

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 (4.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.89%) IIS
3 19 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.72%) Apache
8 4 (0.41%) MediaWiki
9 2 (0.21%) Confluence
9 2 (0.21%) nginx
9 2 (0.21%) SAS
9 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
1 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 184 (19.01%) Azure
2 114 (11.78%) AWS
3 78 (8.06%) Office 365
4 49 (5.06%) SaaS
5 45 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (3.10%) PaaS
7 27 (2.79%) GCP
7 27 (2.79%) IaaS
8 17 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (1.03%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.83%) G Suite
13 7 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
14 6 (0.62%) Akamai
14 6 (0.62%) Serverless
15 5 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 241 (24.90%) Firewall
2 91 (9.40%) DNS
3 81 (8.37%) Network Security
4 80 (8.26%) LAN
5 79 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 79 (8.16%) WAN
6 62 (6.40%) DHCP
7 59 (6.10%) VPN
8 47 (4.86%) HTTP
9 40 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
10 34 (3.51%) SSL
11 30 (3.10%) Internet
12 28 (2.89%) IPsec
13 26 (2.69%) Wireless
14 21 (2.17%) VLAN
15 20 (2.07%) BGP
15 20 (2.07%) Cisco Firepower
15 20 (2.07%) FTP
16 19 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (1.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.20%) MySQL
3 15 (1.55%) Big Data
4 10 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.41%) Maltego
6 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.31%) GIS
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.10%) ArangoDB
9 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.10%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.10%) Redis
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (1.24%) JIRA
4 10 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.03%) Burp Suite
4 10 (1.03%) Metasploit
5 8 (0.83%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.83%) Gatling
5 8 (0.83%) Gradle
5 8 (0.83%) JUnit
5 8 (0.83%) Maven
6 7 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.52%) Subversion
8 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 253 (26.14%) Finance
2 109 (11.26%) Retail
3 59 (6.10%) Legal
3 59 (6.10%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.89%) Banking
5 23 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.27%) Law
7 17 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.76%) Marketing
8 8 (0.83%) Front Office
9 6 (0.62%) Games
9 6 (0.62%) Local Government
10 5 (0.52%) Advertising
10 5 (0.52%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 166 (17.15%) Analyst
2 134 (13.84%) Security Analyst
3 119 (12.29%) Consultant
4 110 (11.36%) Architect
5 105 (10.85%) Security Manager
6 101 (10.43%) Security Consultant
7 88 (9.09%) Security Engineer
8 84 (8.68%) Information Analyst
9 83 (8.57%) Information Security Analyst
10 75 (7.75%) Security Architect
11 74 (7.64%) Information Manager
11 74 (7.64%) Information Security Manager
12 56 (5.79%) Security Officer
13 51 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 49 (5.06%) Information Officer
14 49 (5.06%) Information Security Officer
15 40 (4.13%) Developer
16 37 (3.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 37 (3.82%) Network Engineer
16 37 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.51%) Web Services
2 30 (3.10%) HTML
3 24 (2.48%) .NET
4 23 (2.38%) HTML5
5 20 (2.07%) CSS
6 18 (1.86%) JSON
7 16 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 16 (1.65%) REST
8 14 (1.45%) OAuth
9 13 (1.34%) jQuery
10 12 (1.24%) SOAP
10 12 (1.24%) XML
11 11 (1.14%) OAuth2
11 11 (1.14%) OpenID
11 11 (1.14%) XACML
12 10 (1.03%) Spring
13 9 (0.93%) React
14 8 (0.83%) Dropwizard
14 8 (0.83%) iOS SDK
14 8 (0.83%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 53 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.34%) Data Protection Act
4 30 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.69%) PKI
7 25 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (2.38%) CESG
9 20 (2.07%) BYOD
10 17 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.34%) Cyberattack
13 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.93%) User Experience
14 9 (0.93%) W3C
15 8 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 186 (19.21%) Windows
2 90 (9.30%) Linux
3 84 (8.68%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (3.82%) Unix
6 30 (3.10%) Windows 10
7 25 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 24 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (2.38%) CentOS
10 13 (1.34%) Android
10 13 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.03%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.52%) Debian
17 3 (0.31%) OS/400
18 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (56.20%) Information Security
2 265 (27.38%) Cybersecurity
3 161 (16.63%) SIEM
4 159 (16.43%) Risk Management
5 154 (15.91%) ITIL
6 152 (15.70%) Penetration Testing
7 148 (15.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 135 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
9 121 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 106 (10.95%) Security Architecture
10 106 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 102 (10.54%) Security Operations
12 101 (10.43%) Security Management
13 93 (9.61%) Security Testing
14 86 (8.88%) Incident Management
15 79 (8.16%) ISMS
16 71 (7.33%) Mentoring
17 70 (7.23%) Information Security Management
18 69 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
19 67 (6.92%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 57 (5.89%) SQL
2 47 (4.86%) PowerShell
3 34 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 27 (2.79%) Python
5 20 (2.07%) Java
5 20 (2.07%) PHP
6 10 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.03%) Java 8
7 9 (0.93%) C#
8 8 (0.83%) Kotlin
8 8 (0.83%) Objective-C
8 8 (0.83%) TypeScript
9 6 (0.62%) C
9 6 (0.62%) VB
10 5 (0.52%) Perl
11 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.21%) Go
12 2 (0.21%) Ruby
12 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 297 (30.68%) CISSP
2 264 (27.27%) CISM
3 147 (15.19%) CISA
4 139 (14.36%) Degree
5 99 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (5.89%) Security Cleared
7 53 (5.48%) CRISC
8 43 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 41 (4.24%) CCNA
9 41 (4.24%) CEH
10 39 (4.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 28 (2.89%) CREST Certified
11 28 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (2.79%) CCNP
12 27 (2.79%) GIAC
13 25 (2.58%) SANS
14 23 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 22 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
16 20 (2.07%) MCSE
16 20 (2.07%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 560 (57.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 285 (29.44%) GDPR
3 211 (21.80%) NIST
4 100 (10.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 73 (7.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 72 (7.44%) COBIT
7 70 (7.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 40 (4.13%) SLA
9 32 (3.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 29 (3.00%) ISO 22301
11 18 (1.86%) NCSC
12 16 (1.65%) ISO 9001
13 15 (1.55%) NIST 800
14 14 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 13 (1.34%) QA
16 12 (1.24%) PSD2
17 11 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 11 (1.14%) HIPAA
17 11 (1.14%) PA-DSS
18 10 (1.03%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 129 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.79%) Docker
4 23 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.93%) vSphere
7 7 (0.72%) Terminal Services
7 7 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.52%) Firmware
9 3 (0.31%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.21%) KVM
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.10%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.10%) Snort
11 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (5.17%) SCCM
2 39 (4.03%) Nessus
3 24 (2.48%) CASB
4 23 (2.38%) Puppet
5 20 (2.07%) SCOrch
6 16 (1.65%) Ansible
7 14 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.45%) SCOM
8 12 (1.24%) Stealthwatch
8 12 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (1.14%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.14%) Terraform
10 10 (1.03%) Nmap
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.62%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.52%) WSUS
13 4 (0.41%) OpenVAS
13 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.41%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 147 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.44%) Cisco
3 60 (6.20%) VMware
4 43 (4.44%) Palo Alto
5 37 (3.82%) CheckPoint
6 36 (3.72%) Qualys
7 31 (3.20%) Splunk
8 30 (3.10%) Google
9 26 (2.69%) McAfee
9 26 (2.69%) Symantec
10 25 (2.58%) HP
10 25 (2.58%) Juniper
11 21 (2.17%) Apple
12 19 (1.96%) Fortinet
13 17 (1.76%) F5
13 17 (1.76%) IBM
13 17 (1.76%) Meraki
13 17 (1.76%) SolarWinds
14 16 (1.65%) ArcSight
15 15 (1.55%) SonicWALL