Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 351 349 272
Rank change year-on-year -2 -77 +82
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,365 1,561 2,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.95% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.71% 7.65% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,125 1,318 1,913
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.60% +0.91% +10.00%

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 20,332 20,410 24,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.19% 12.37% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15,503 15,199 19,184
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,764 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%

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 September 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 23 September 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 -36 509 £68,105 +13.51% 40
North of England +57 286 £45,000 -18.18% 37
South East -53 228 £60,000 +9.09% 26
Midlands +41 169 £50,000 - 20
Yorkshire +53 137 £45,000 - 10
North West +31 132 £45,000 -18.18% 25
West Midlands +36 130 £47,500 -11.21% 18
East of England +52 115 £54,000 -10.00% 7
South West -30 47 £61,250 +28.95% 12
East Midlands +16 42 £45,000 - 2
North East -20 17 £67,000 -0.74% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 800 (58.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 728 (53.33%) Information Security
3 543 (39.78%) CISSP
4 432 (31.65%) GDPR
5 426 (31.21%) Finance
6 371 (27.18%) CISM
7 297 (21.76%) SIEM
8 276 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
9 274 (20.07%) Windows
10 262 (19.19%) Firewall
11 259 (18.97%) Data Protection
12 252 (18.46%) Risk Management
13 242 (17.73%) Management Information System
13 242 (17.73%) ITIL
14 230 (16.85%) CISA
15 212 (15.53%) Network Security
16 208 (15.24%) Linux
17 185 (13.55%) Microsoft
18 184 (13.48%) VMware
19 168 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
20 160 (11.72%) Cisco
21 156 (11.43%) Degree
22 152 (11.14%) Penetration Testing
23 151 (11.06%) Active Directory
24 145 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
25 143 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
26 136 (9.96%) Retail
27 128 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
28 126 (9.23%) SQL
28 126 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery

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 36 (2.64%) IIS
2 27 (1.98%) Apache
3 19 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.10%) JBoss
6 14 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.73%) nginx
7 10 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.51%) Confluence
9 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.37%) CMS
12 4 (0.29%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.073%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.073%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 25 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.66%) assyst
3 7 (0.51%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.073%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.073%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 104 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.10%) SaaS
4 45 (3.30%) Office 365
5 20 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.47%) GitHub
5 20 (1.47%) IaaS
6 18 (1.32%) PaaS
7 13 (0.95%) Serverless
8 12 (0.88%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.37%) G Suite
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.22%) Datadog
11 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.073%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.073%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 262 (19.19%) Firewall
2 212 (15.53%) Network Security
3 87 (6.37%) WAN
4 85 (6.23%) LAN
5 75 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 75 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
6 72 (5.27%) Wireless
7 60 (4.40%) VPN
8 59 (4.32%) DNS
9 57 (4.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 51 (3.74%) Internet
11 41 (3.00%) VLAN
12 38 (2.78%) SAN
13 34 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (2.27%) VoIP
16 30 (2.20%) SSL
17 28 (2.05%) BIG-IP
18 26 (1.90%) BGP
18 26 (1.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.05%) NoSQL
3 23 (1.68%) MySQL
4 19 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (1.17%) RDBMS
6 16 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.03%) Big Data
8 14 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.95%) Redis
10 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
11 11 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.73%) InfluxDB
13 8 (0.59%) MariaDB
13 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.83%) JIRA
3 20 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 13 (0.95%) Artifactory
6 13 (0.95%) SonarQube
7 10 (0.73%) Gerrit
7 10 (0.73%) git-flow
7 10 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.37%) Gradle
8 5 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.29%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.29%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.29%) Subversion
10 3 (0.22%) Ant
10 3 (0.22%) Selenium
10 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 426 (31.21%) Finance
2 136 (9.96%) Retail
3 91 (6.67%) Legal
4 40 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.64%) Banking
6 35 (2.56%) Marketing
7 27 (1.98%) Games
8 15 (1.10%) Back Office
9 14 (1.03%) Law
10 12 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.73%) Publishing
12 9 (0.66%) Local Government
13 8 (0.59%) Advertising
14 7 (0.51%) Electronics
14 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.22%) Billing
16 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 267 (19.56%) Analyst
2 225 (16.48%) Security Manager
3 200 (14.65%) Security Analyst
4 157 (11.50%) Information Manager
5 153 (11.21%) Information Security Manager
6 114 (8.35%) Consultant
7 96 (7.03%) Security Consultant
8 94 (6.89%) Architect
9 93 (6.81%) Information Analyst
9 93 (6.81%) Information Security Analyst
10 90 (6.59%) Senior Analyst
11 88 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
12 85 (6.23%) Security Specialist
13 75 (5.49%) Security Architect
14 74 (5.42%) IT Analyst
15 68 (4.98%) Security Engineer
16 67 (4.91%) IT Manager
17 66 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
18 58 (4.25%) Security Officer
19 53 (3.88%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.27%) .NET
2 45 (3.30%) Web Services
3 32 (2.34%) ASP.NET
4 28 (2.05%) CSS
4 28 (2.05%) LDAP
5 26 (1.90%) SailPoint
6 25 (1.83%) AngularJS
7 23 (1.68%) HTML
8 22 (1.61%) REST
9 21 (1.54%) Spring
10 20 (1.47%) Ajax
11 18 (1.32%) RESTful
12 17 (1.25%) Middleware
13 13 (0.95%) .NET Framework
13 13 (0.95%) LAMP
13 13 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (0.88%) Akka
14 12 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
14 12 (0.88%) JSON
14 12 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 242 (17.73%) Management Information System
2 145 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (8.35%) Data Centre
4 89 (6.52%) Fintech
5 86 (6.30%) Data Protection Act
6 67 (4.91%) Computer Science
7 65 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
8 52 (3.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 48 (3.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 30 (2.20%) Private Cloud
11 29 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
11 29 (2.12%) Virtual Team
12 27 (1.98%) Public Cloud
13 26 (1.90%) PKI
14 24 (1.76%) CESG
15 17 (1.25%) Driving Licence
15 17 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (1.17%) Cyberattack
17 15 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (1.10%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 274 (20.07%) Windows
2 208 (15.24%) Linux
3 82 (6.01%) Windows Server
4 75 (5.49%) Unix
5 24 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.68%) Android
6 23 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.88%) CentOS
10 12 (0.88%) Solaris
11 11 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.59%) Debian
14 7 (0.51%) Kali Linux
15 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.37%) AIX
17 4 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (53.33%) Information Security
2 297 (21.76%) SIEM
3 276 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
4 259 (18.97%) Data Protection
5 252 (18.46%) Risk Management
6 242 (17.73%) ITIL
7 168 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
8 152 (11.14%) Penetration Testing
9 128 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 126 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 124 (9.08%) Security Operations
12 116 (8.50%) Security Management
13 113 (8.28%) Security Architecture
14 110 (8.06%) Data Security
15 109 (7.99%) Business Continuity
16 105 (7.69%) Project Management
17 101 (7.40%) DevOps
18 100 (7.33%) Mentoring
19 96 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
20 88 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (9.23%) SQL
2 70 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 69 (5.05%) Python
4 58 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 53 (3.88%) Java
6 44 (3.22%) C#
7 42 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 36 (2.64%) Shell Script
9 35 (2.56%) Perl
10 30 (2.20%) PHP
10 30 (2.20%) Ruby
11 15 (1.10%) Scala
12 14 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.95%) C
14 12 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.66%) VB
15 9 (0.66%) VBScript
16 6 (0.44%) C++
16 6 (0.44%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.37%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 543 (39.78%) CISSP
2 371 (27.18%) CISM
3 230 (16.85%) CISA
4 156 (11.43%) Degree
5 92 (6.74%) SANS
6 70 (5.13%) CRISC
7 67 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (4.76%) CREST Certified
9 61 (4.47%) Security Cleared
10 59 (4.32%) CEH
11 51 (3.74%) PCI QSA
12 45 (3.30%) CCNA
12 45 (3.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 43 (3.15%) SC Cleared
14 41 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
15 33 (2.42%) GIAC
15 33 (2.42%) SSCP
16 31 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (1.68%) MCSE
18 21 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (58.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 432 (31.65%) GDPR
3 125 (9.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 104 (7.62%) COBIT
5 75 (5.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 73 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 41 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 40 (2.93%) QA
9 39 (2.86%) SLA
10 34 (2.49%) ISO 9001
11 22 (1.61%) ISO 22301
12 21 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 20 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 17 (1.25%) NIST 800
15 13 (0.95%) ISAE 3402
16 12 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 12 (0.88%) PA-DSS
17 11 (0.81%) PMO
18 8 (0.59%) COSO
18 8 (0.59%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 151 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 143 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.30%) Docker
4 27 (1.98%) vSphere
5 21 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.81%) Snort
9 10 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.66%) Firmware
11 8 (0.59%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.51%) iptables
13 6 (0.44%) NFS
13 6 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.44%) XenApp
14 5 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.29%) KVM
15 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.29%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.29%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 53 (3.88%) Nessus
2 32 (2.34%) Ansible
3 24 (1.76%) QRadar
4 23 (1.68%) OpenVAS
4 23 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.54%) Core Impact
5 21 (1.54%) Nexpose
6 20 (1.47%) Nagios
6 20 (1.47%) Puppet
6 20 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (1.39%) SCCM
8 14 (1.03%) Terraform
9 13 (0.95%) Grafana
10 12 (0.88%) Data Guard
10 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 12 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (0.88%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.88%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.81%) FortiGate
11 11 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 185 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 184 (13.48%) VMware
3 160 (11.72%) Cisco
4 72 (5.27%) Splunk
5 64 (4.69%) LogRhythm
6 57 (4.18%) CheckPoint
7 54 (3.96%) Qualys
8 52 (3.81%) Oracle
8 52 (3.81%) SolarWinds
9 47 (3.44%) WorldPay
10 43 (3.15%) ArcSight
11 42 (3.08%) F5
11 42 (3.08%) HP
12 37 (2.71%) Dell
13 36 (2.64%) Juniper
14 31 (2.27%) Citrix
15 23 (1.68%) CyberArk
15 23 (1.68%) Google
16 22 (1.61%) AlienVault
17 21 (1.54%) Bomgar