Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 354 353 289
Rank change year-on-year -1 -64 +50
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,214 1,447 1,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.90% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.23% 7.10% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1,164 1,555
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,145 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.65% +2.73% +4.76%

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 19,497 20,384 21,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.91% 12.66% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 14,449 15,822 16,746
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,188
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 January 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 January 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 -114 354 £67,500 +9.76% 64
North of England +55 273 £45,000 - 36
South East -12 217 £55,750 +11.50% 22
North West +89 199 £45,000 -14.29% 23
Midlands +91 168 £50,000 - 18
East of England +47 113 £70,000 +7.69% 9
West Midlands +71 112 £47,500 -5.00% 12
South West +21 74 £52,500 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire -3 70 £45,000 - 11
East Midlands +46 51 £57,500 +6.98% 6
North East +3 4 £65,750 +25.24% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 745 (61.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 676 (55.68%) Information Security
3 495 (40.77%) CISSP
4 449 (36.99%) GDPR
5 342 (28.17%) Finance
6 311 (25.62%) Windows
7 295 (24.30%) CISM
8 286 (23.56%) Management Information System
9 284 (23.39%) SIEM
10 282 (23.23%) Data Protection
11 277 (22.82%) Risk Management
12 260 (21.42%) Penetration Testing
13 237 (19.52%) Linux
14 233 (19.19%) Cybersecurity
15 231 (19.03%) VMware
16 214 (17.63%) Network Security
17 205 (16.89%) Microsoft
18 192 (15.82%) Cisco
19 191 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
20 190 (15.65%) ITIL
21 177 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
22 176 (14.50%) Firewall
23 174 (14.33%) Disaster Recovery
24 172 (14.17%) Legal
25 163 (13.43%) CISA
26 159 (13.10%) Business Continuity
27 149 (12.27%) CREST Certified
28 146 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
29 142 (11.70%) SQL
30 134 (11.04%) Mentoring

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 55 (4.53%) IIS
2 30 (2.47%) Apache
3 25 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.66%) nginx
6 7 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.58%) CMS
6 7 (0.58%) JBoss
7 6 (0.49%) Confluence
8 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.082%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.082%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 108 (8.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.58%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.16%) assyst
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.082%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 125 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (4.12%) Office 365
4 40 (3.29%) SaaS
5 24 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.40%) IaaS
8 12 (0.99%) PaaS
9 9 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.66%) Serverless
11 7 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.33%) Apigee
13 4 (0.33%) G Suite
14 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.25%) Datadog
14 3 (0.25%) GitHub
14 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
15 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 214 (17.63%) Network Security
2 176 (14.50%) Firewall
3 120 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
4 67 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 62 (5.11%) TCP/IP
6 48 (3.95%) LAN
7 47 (3.87%) WAN
7 47 (3.87%) Wireless
8 38 (3.13%) DNS
9 36 (2.97%) SAN
10 32 (2.64%) VPN
11 27 (2.22%) VoIP
12 26 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (1.98%) VLAN
14 21 (1.73%) DHCP
15 19 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (1.57%) Wireshark
16 18 (1.48%) HTTP
17 16 (1.32%) BIG-IP
17 16 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 16 (1.32%) Big Data
5 14 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.15%) MySQL
6 11 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.58%) HBase
8 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.33%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (3.54%) JIRA
2 26 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.99%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.82%) Subversion
7 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.58%) Gradle
9 6 (0.49%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.33%) Hudson
10 4 (0.33%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.25%) JUnit
11 3 (0.25%) Selenium
11 3 (0.25%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
12 2 (0.16%) git-flow
12 2 (0.16%) Maven
12 2 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 342 (28.17%) Finance
2 172 (14.17%) Legal
3 127 (10.46%) Retail
4 52 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.87%) Marketing
6 23 (1.89%) Banking
7 17 (1.40%) Law
8 12 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.49%) Local Government
10 5 (0.41%) Back Office
10 5 (0.41%) Electronics
10 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.25%) Games
12 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Advertising
13 2 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.082%) Publishing
14 1 (0.082%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (22.41%) Analyst
2 230 (18.95%) Security Analyst
3 196 (16.14%) Security Manager
4 158 (13.01%) Information Manager
4 158 (13.01%) Information Security Manager
5 141 (11.61%) IT Analyst
6 131 (10.79%) IT Security Analyst
7 129 (10.63%) Senior Analyst
8 126 (10.38%) Senior Security Analyst
9 115 (9.47%) Consultant
10 108 (8.90%) Senior IT Security Analyst
11 100 (8.24%) Architect
12 96 (7.91%) Security Consultant
13 88 (7.25%) Security Engineer
14 69 (5.68%) Information Analyst
14 69 (5.68%) Information Security Analyst
15 66 (5.44%) Security Architect
16 50 (4.12%) Information Security Consultant
17 49 (4.04%) Security Specialist
18 39 (3.21%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.78%) .NET
2 46 (3.79%) Web Services
3 30 (2.47%) CSS
4 28 (2.31%) Ajax
5 24 (1.98%) WinForms
6 19 (1.57%) LDAP
7 14 (1.15%) HTML
7 14 (1.15%) OAuth
8 13 (1.07%) OAuth2
8 13 (1.07%) OpenID
8 13 (1.07%) XACML
9 12 (0.99%) Spring
10 11 (0.91%) LAMP
10 11 (0.91%) Laravel
10 11 (0.91%) Middleware
10 11 (0.91%) Node.js
10 11 (0.91%) Symfony
10 11 (0.91%) XML
11 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 286 (23.56%) Management Information System
2 110 (9.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 106 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 59 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
6 53 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (2.80%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 26 (2.14%) Driving Licence
10 25 (2.06%) PKI
11 21 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
11 21 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.57%) Fintech
13 16 (1.32%) Replication
14 15 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 15 (1.24%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.07%) User Experience
16 12 (0.99%) CESG
16 12 (0.99%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.91%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 311 (25.62%) Windows
2 237 (19.52%) Linux
3 78 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 49 (4.04%) Unix
5 20 (1.65%) Android
5 20 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.91%) CentOS
10 11 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.66%) Kali Linux
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.41%) Debian
15 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (55.68%) Information Security
2 284 (23.39%) SIEM
3 282 (23.23%) Data Protection
4 277 (22.82%) Risk Management
5 260 (21.42%) Penetration Testing
6 233 (19.19%) Cybersecurity
7 190 (15.65%) ITIL
8 177 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
9 174 (14.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 159 (13.10%) Business Continuity
11 146 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
12 134 (11.04%) Mentoring
13 132 (10.87%) Due Diligence
14 125 (10.30%) Risk Analysis
15 118 (9.72%) Web Development
16 117 (9.64%) Threat Analysis
17 113 (9.31%) OWASP
17 113 (9.31%) Security Management
18 105 (8.65%) Scenario Testing
18 105 (8.65%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.70%) SQL
2 67 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 57 (4.70%) Python
4 46 (3.79%) Java
5 41 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 40 (3.29%) Perl
7 26 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.14%) PHP
8 24 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 20 (1.65%) Ruby
10 13 (1.07%) C#
11 9 (0.74%) VBScript
12 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.58%) C
14 6 (0.49%) VB
15 5 (0.41%) Scala
16 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.16%) Clojure
17 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 495 (40.77%) CISSP
2 295 (24.30%) CISM
3 163 (13.43%) CISA
4 149 (12.27%) CREST Certified
5 126 (10.38%) SANS
6 110 (9.06%) Degree
7 94 (7.74%) Security Cleared
8 80 (6.59%) CRISC
9 67 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (4.86%) SC Cleared
11 49 (4.04%) CEH
12 33 (2.72%) CCNA
13 30 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.65%) GIAC
15 20 (1.65%) PCI QSA
16 19 (1.57%) CISMP
17 17 (1.40%) SSCP
18 15 (1.24%) MCP
18 15 (1.24%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 745 (61.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 449 (36.99%) GDPR
3 91 (7.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 73 (6.01%) COBIT
4 73 (6.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 69 (5.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (2.97%) SLA
7 34 (2.80%) ISO 9001
8 30 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 24 (1.98%) ISO 22301
10 20 (1.65%) QA
11 17 (1.40%) PA-DSS
12 13 (1.07%) ISO 14001
12 13 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 13 (1.07%) NIST 800
13 12 (0.99%) SAS 70
14 9 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 8 (0.66%) RMADS
16 7 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 191 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (9.56%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.73%) Snort
4 21 (1.73%) vSphere
5 16 (1.32%) Docker
6 12 (0.99%) Terminal Services
7 8 (0.66%) NFS
7 8 (0.66%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.33%) HDFS
9 4 (0.33%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.25%) Firmware
10 3 (0.25%) iptables
10 3 (0.25%) LXC
10 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 3 (0.25%) XenApp
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 41 (3.38%) Nessus
2 26 (2.14%) Ansible
3 21 (1.73%) Puppet
4 17 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.32%) Terraform
6 15 (1.24%) Nmap
6 15 (1.24%) SCCM
6 15 (1.24%) SCOM
7 13 (1.07%) Nagios
8 11 (0.91%) vRealize
9 10 (0.82%) Kubernetes
10 9 (0.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.49%) QRadar
12 6 (0.49%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.41%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.41%) Grafana
13 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 231 (19.03%) VMware
2 205 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 192 (15.82%) Cisco
4 37 (3.05%) HP
5 36 (2.97%) LogRhythm
6 34 (2.80%) Splunk
7 32 (2.64%) CheckPoint
7 32 (2.64%) Dell
8 31 (2.55%) Google
9 28 (2.31%) Juniper
10 27 (2.22%) Citrix
10 27 (2.22%) Qualys
11 25 (2.06%) F5
11 25 (2.06%) Palo Alto
12 24 (1.98%) SolarWinds
13 22 (1.81%) Oracle
13 22 (1.81%) WorldPay
14 16 (1.32%) Tripwire
15 15 (1.24%) Red Hat
16 13 (1.07%) Apple