Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 387 400 366
Rank change year-on-year +13 -34 -11
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 631 1,014 1,435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.76% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.28% 5.41% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 511 775 1,169
Median annual salary £55,138 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.10% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £91,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 10,042 18,743 21,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.37% 14.11% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,701 13,635 16,276
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in England.

Salary trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 June 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 +38 209 £65,000 -3.70% 2
North of England +125 152 £55,000 +22.22% 13
South East +69 133 £55,000 -4.35% 5
North West +87 103 £53,250 +18.33% 10
Midlands +58 80 £52,500 +7.69% 4
West Midlands +54 58 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +98 49 £57,000 +14.00% 3
South West +37 30 £42,500 -12.37% 5
East of England -11 27 £51,000 -32.00%
East Midlands +49 21 £65,000 -16.13%
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 337 (53.41%) Information Security
2 305 (48.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 192 (30.43%) GDPR
4 186 (29.48%) Firewall
5 183 (29.00%) Cybersecurity
6 175 (27.73%) Finance
7 172 (27.26%) CISSP
8 135 (21.39%) Risk Management
9 122 (19.33%) CISM
10 120 (19.02%) Azure
11 112 (17.75%) Penetration Testing
12 107 (16.96%) Microsoft
13 106 (16.80%) SIEM
13 106 (16.80%) NIST
14 102 (16.16%) AWS
15 97 (15.37%) Management Information System
16 90 (14.26%) Windows
17 86 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
18 84 (13.31%) Data Protection
19 74 (11.73%) Linux
20 69 (10.94%) ITIL
21 68 (10.78%) Cyber Essentials
22 66 (10.46%) ISMS
23 65 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
24 61 (9.67%) Data Security
25 60 (9.51%) Legal
25 60 (9.51%) Degree
26 59 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
27 57 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
28 56 (8.87%) Network Security

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 32 (5.07%) IIS
2 7 (1.11%) Confluence
3 5 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.63%) Apache
5 3 (0.48%) SAS
6 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 120 (19.02%) Azure
2 102 (16.16%) AWS
3 41 (6.50%) PaaS
4 34 (5.39%) Office 365
5 32 (5.07%) IaaS
6 23 (3.65%) SaaS
7 12 (1.90%) GCP
8 11 (1.74%) Akamai
9 7 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.11%) G Suite
9 7 (1.11%) Serverless
10 6 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.63%) Apple Pay
12 4 (0.63%) Heroku
12 4 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.48%) Google Pay
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 186 (29.48%) Firewall
2 56 (8.87%) Network Security
3 38 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 37 (5.86%) VPN
5 24 (3.80%) DNS
6 23 (3.65%) Internet
6 23 (3.65%) Wireless
7 21 (3.33%) LAN
8 20 (3.17%) HTTP
8 20 (3.17%) MPLS
9 18 (2.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (2.69%) DHCP
11 16 (2.54%) SAN
11 16 (2.54%) WAN
12 11 (1.74%) Wireshark
13 10 (1.58%) FTP
13 10 (1.58%) SMTP
14 9 (1.43%) BGP
14 9 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 16 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.06%) MySQL
5 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.63%) Big Data
8 4 (0.63%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.16%) Informix
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (3.33%) JIRA
2 16 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.11%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.48%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.48%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.32%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.32%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.32%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.32%) Protractor
8 1 (0.16%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) Snyk
8 1 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 175 (27.73%) Finance
2 60 (9.51%) Legal
3 47 (7.45%) Retail
4 33 (5.23%) Banking
5 19 (3.01%) Law
6 15 (2.38%) Public Sector
7 13 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.43%) Marketing
9 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (17.12%) Analyst
2 89 (14.10%) Security Analyst
3 84 (13.31%) Security Engineer
4 62 (9.83%) Architect
5 56 (8.87%) Security Manager
6 48 (7.61%) Information Analyst
6 48 (7.61%) Security Officer
7 45 (7.13%) Information Security Analyst
8 44 (6.97%) Security Specialist
9 41 (6.50%) Information Manager
9 41 (6.50%) Information Security Manager
9 41 (6.50%) Information Security Officer
10 39 (6.18%) Consultant
10 39 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (5.39%) Developer
11 34 (5.39%) Information Officer
12 30 (4.75%) Security Consultant
13 28 (4.44%) Security Architect
14 27 (4.28%) IT Analyst
15 26 (4.12%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.33%) RESTful
2 19 (3.01%) REST
3 17 (2.69%) .NET
4 16 (2.54%) Web Services
5 13 (2.06%) Django
5 13 (2.06%) Flask
6 10 (1.58%) SOAP
7 9 (1.43%) HTML
8 8 (1.27%) CSS
9 7 (1.11%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.11%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.95%) JSON
10 6 (0.95%) LAMP
11 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.63%) WCF
13 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
14 2 (0.32%) MDX
14 2 (0.32%) RxJS
14 2 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.37%) Management Information System
2 37 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 35 (5.55%) Data Protection Act
4 31 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (3.49%) Public Cloud
7 19 (3.01%) Cloud Native
8 16 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.74%) Clustering
11 9 (1.43%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.27%) BYOD
12 8 (1.27%) Cyberattack
12 8 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.27%) PKI
12 8 (1.27%) Social Media
13 7 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.11%) EMV
13 7 (1.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 90 (14.26%) Windows
2 74 (11.73%) Linux
3 40 (6.34%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.65%) Unix
5 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (1.74%) Solaris
7 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.11%) HPUX
9 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.63%) Debian
10 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.48%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.32%) Android
12 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (53.41%) Information Security
2 183 (29.00%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (21.39%) Risk Management
4 112 (17.75%) Penetration Testing
5 106 (16.80%) SIEM
6 86 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (13.31%) Data Protection
8 69 (10.94%) ITIL
9 66 (10.46%) ISMS
10 61 (9.67%) Data Security
11 59 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
13 54 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 54 (8.56%) OWASP
14 50 (7.92%) DevOps
14 50 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 48 (7.61%) Risk Assessment
16 47 (7.45%) Fintech
16 47 (7.45%) Security Management
17 44 (6.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (6.81%) SQL
2 40 (6.34%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.91%) Python
4 16 (2.54%) Java
5 13 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.90%) VBScript
7 11 (1.74%) PHP
8 10 (1.58%) C#
9 9 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.79%) Ruby
12 4 (0.63%) Perl
13 3 (0.48%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.32%) C
14 2 (0.32%) R
14 2 (0.32%) Scala
14 2 (0.32%) VB
15 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 172 (27.26%) CISSP
2 122 (19.33%) CISM
3 65 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (9.51%) Degree
5 55 (8.72%) CISA
6 33 (5.23%) CEH
7 22 (3.49%) CRISC
8 21 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 18 (2.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 17 (2.69%) GIAC
11 16 (2.54%) CCNA
12 14 (2.22%) Security Cleared
13 13 (2.06%) SC Cleared
14 12 (1.90%) AWS Certification
15 11 (1.74%) IISP
15 11 (1.74%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 10 (1.58%) CISMP
17 9 (1.43%) CCSP
17 9 (1.43%) DBS Check
18 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (48.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 192 (30.43%) GDPR
3 106 (16.80%) NIST
4 68 (10.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 49 (7.77%) COBIT
6 44 (6.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (4.91%) SLA
8 22 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (2.54%) NCSC
10 14 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 14 (2.22%) QA
11 10 (1.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (1.27%) HIPAA
13 7 (1.11%) BS7799
14 6 (0.95%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.95%) PSD2
15 5 (0.79%) GLBA
15 5 (0.79%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 55 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.90%) Docker
4 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.79%) Firmware
6 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.16%) Postfix
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (3.33%) Terraform
2 15 (2.38%) Ansible
3 12 (1.90%) Nessus
4 11 (1.74%) Puppet
5 10 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.43%) RSA enVision
7 6 (0.95%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.79%) SCCM
9 4 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.48%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.48%) IBM Guardium
10 3 (0.48%) OSSEC
10 3 (0.48%) SCOM
10 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.32%) QRadar
11 2 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 107 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.61%) Cisco
3 34 (5.39%) VMware
4 26 (4.12%) Splunk
5 23 (3.65%) HP
6 20 (3.17%) ArcSight
7 18 (2.85%) McAfee
8 17 (2.69%) Fortinet
9 15 (2.38%) IBM
10 14 (2.22%) Palo Alto
11 13 (2.06%) Qualys
11 13 (2.06%) Sophos
11 13 (2.06%) WorldPay
11 13 (2.06%) Zscaler
12 12 (1.90%) Intel
13 11 (1.74%) Meraki
14 10 (1.58%) Capita
14 10 (1.58%) Google
14 10 (1.58%) Oracle
15 8 (1.27%) Citrix