Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 520 419 403
Rank change year-on-year -101 -16 -18
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 580 271 928
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.60% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.52% 4.87% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 451 215 694
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £48,022 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,000 £87,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -1.29%

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 16,463 5,562 17,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.92% 12.40% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 10,598 4,449 13,412
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,868
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -105 249 £65,000 - 49
South East -100 100 £60,000 +20.00% 24
South West -37 84 £55,000 - 2
North of England -134 72 £50,000 +1.01% 20
Midlands -90 59 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Yorkshire -85 38 £60,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands -94 32 £57,500 +21.05% 6
North West -107 30 £43,750 -7.89% 10
East Midlands -56 27 £57,500 +29.94% 2
East of England -96 11 £52,500 +45.83% 4
North East - 4 £40,000 - 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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.

1 333 (57.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 318 (54.83%) Information Security
3 214 (36.90%) GDPR
4 174 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
5 160 (27.59%) Risk Management
5 160 (27.59%) Azure
6 145 (25.00%) Social Skills
7 141 (24.31%) Finance
8 118 (20.34%) AWS
9 117 (20.17%) CISSP
10 116 (20.00%) Firewall
11 112 (19.31%) NIST
12 105 (18.10%) Management Information System
13 101 (17.41%) CISM
14 100 (17.24%) ITIL
15 99 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials
16 98 (16.90%) Linux
17 90 (15.52%) Microsoft
18 88 (15.17%) Data Protection
19 86 (14.83%) Security Operations
20 78 (13.45%) Security Management
21 77 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
22 73 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
23 72 (12.41%) SIEM
24 71 (12.24%) COBIT
25 69 (11.90%) DevOps
26 65 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
27 63 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
28 62 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
28 62 (10.69%) Penetration Testing

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 14 (2.41%) IIS
2 12 (2.07%) MTS
3 7 (1.21%) Apache
4 5 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.69%) nginx
6 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) CICS
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (3.28%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.69%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.34%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 160 (27.59%) Azure
2 118 (20.34%) AWS
3 53 (9.14%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (6.38%) SaaS
5 25 (4.31%) GCP
6 22 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (3.10%) PaaS
8 17 (2.93%) GitHub
9 16 (2.76%) Serverless
10 14 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (2.41%) Azure Sentinel
11 10 (1.72%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.55%) IaaS
13 8 (1.38%) Pulumi
14 7 (1.21%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
16 5 (0.86%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 116 (20.00%) Firewall
2 38 (6.55%) Network Security
3 30 (5.17%) SSL
4 23 (3.97%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 19 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (3.10%) DNS
8 17 (2.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (2.76%) Internet
9 16 (2.76%) WAN
10 13 (2.24%) LAN
10 13 (2.24%) Wireless
11 12 (2.07%) DHCP
12 10 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.55%) SAN
14 8 (1.38%) MPLS
14 8 (1.38%) OSPF
14 8 (1.38%) VoIP
15 7 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.62%) MySQL
2 40 (6.90%) MariaDB
3 21 (3.62%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.21%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.69%) Big Data
7 4 (0.69%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.69%) OLAP
7 4 (0.69%) OLTP
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.52%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.34%) Power BI
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (2.59%) JIRA
5 14 (2.41%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.69%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.69%) gulp
7 3 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.34%) Gatling
8 2 (0.34%) GitLab
8 2 (0.34%) JMeter
8 2 (0.34%) JUnit
8 2 (0.34%) Postman
8 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.17%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.17%) webpack
General
1 145 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 141 (24.31%) Finance
3 49 (8.45%) Legal
4 32 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 29 (5.00%) Banking
7 26 (4.48%) Retail
8 23 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (3.28%) Organisational Skills
10 18 (3.10%) Law
11 17 (2.93%) Marketing
12 16 (2.76%) Manufacturing
12 16 (2.76%) Public Sector
13 14 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.38%) Games
15 6 (1.03%) Electronics
16 4 (0.69%) Billing
16 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (15.00%) Analyst
2 68 (11.72%) Consultant
3 58 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 54 (9.31%) Security Consultant
5 50 (8.62%) Security Manager
6 49 (8.45%) Developer
7 42 (7.24%) Architect
8 38 (6.55%) Security Specialist
9 36 (6.21%) Head of Security
10 35 (6.03%) Head of Information Security
11 33 (5.69%) Information Security Consultant
11 33 (5.69%) PHP Developer
12 30 (5.17%) Security Officer
13 28 (4.83%) Information Analyst
13 28 (4.83%) Information Security Analyst
13 28 (4.83%) Security Engineer
13 28 (4.83%) Senior Developer
14 27 (4.66%) IT Analyst
15 26 (4.48%) Information Manager
15 26 (4.48%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.76%) REST
2 39 (6.72%) jQuery
3 38 (6.55%) CSS
3 38 (6.55%) HTML
4 35 (6.03%) SOAP
5 33 (5.69%) LAMP
6 26 (4.48%) Middleware
7 18 (3.10%) .NET
8 13 (2.24%) ASP.NET
9 12 (2.07%) Web Services
10 10 (1.72%) JSON
11 9 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (1.55%) YAML
12 8 (1.38%) Node.js
13 7 (1.21%) LDAP
13 7 (1.21%) RESTful
14 6 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.86%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.86%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 105 (18.10%) Management Information System
2 39 (6.72%) Cyberthreat
3 38 (6.55%) Mobile App
4 36 (6.21%) Data Centre
5 33 (5.69%) Public Cloud
6 26 (4.48%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (4.48%) PKI
7 14 (2.41%) Cyberattack
8 10 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.38%) Replication
10 8 (1.38%) Tandem
11 7 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.69%) CMDB
12 4 (0.69%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.69%) IVR
13 3 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.90%) Linux
2 42 (7.24%) Windows
3 23 (3.97%) Unix
4 15 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.52%) CentOS
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (54.83%) Information Security
2 174 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 160 (27.59%) Risk Management
4 100 (17.24%) ITIL
5 88 (15.17%) Data Protection
6 86 (14.83%) Security Operations
7 78 (13.45%) Security Management
8 77 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 73 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (12.41%) SIEM
11 69 (11.90%) DevOps
12 65 (11.21%) Risk Assessment
13 63 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
14 62 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 62 (10.69%) Penetration Testing
15 59 (10.17%) ISMS
16 53 (9.14%) Mentoring
17 52 (8.97%) Fintech
17 52 (8.97%) Information Security Management
18 48 (8.28%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.62%) Bash Shell
2 44 (7.59%) JavaScript
3 41 (7.07%) SQL
4 40 (6.90%) PHP
5 24 (4.14%) Python
6 23 (3.97%) Java
6 23 (3.97%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.41%) C
7 14 (2.41%) C#
8 11 (1.90%) C++
8 11 (1.90%) Perl
9 6 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.34%) Java 8
13 1 (0.17%) COBOL
13 1 (0.17%) Scala
13 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 117 (20.17%) CISSP
2 101 (17.41%) CISM
3 56 (9.66%) Degree
4 49 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (6.03%) CEH
6 30 (5.17%) CISA
7 16 (2.76%) CCNA
7 16 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.41%) SANS
9 13 (2.24%) OSCP
10 12 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (2.07%) GIAC
11 11 (1.90%) CCNP
12 10 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 9 (1.55%) CCSP
13 9 (1.55%) CISMP
13 9 (1.55%) CRISC
13 9 (1.55%) PCI QSA
14 7 (1.21%) CREST Certified
14 7 (1.21%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (57.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 214 (36.90%) GDPR
3 112 (19.31%) NIST
4 99 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 71 (12.24%) COBIT
6 50 (8.62%) GRC
7 27 (4.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 23 (3.97%) SLA
10 21 (3.62%) NCSC
11 17 (2.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 17 (2.93%) ISO 22301
11 17 (2.93%) SOC 2
12 15 (2.59%) HIPAA
13 13 (2.24%) NIST 800
14 12 (2.07%) PSD2
15 10 (1.72%) QA
16 9 (1.55%) ISO 9001
17 8 (1.38%) PA-DSS
18 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (5.69%) Docker
2 31 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.86%) XenApp
5 4 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.69%) vSphere
6 3 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.34%) Firmware
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (5.52%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.97%) Ansible
3 13 (2.24%) Nessus
3 13 (2.24%) Terraform
4 11 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (1.72%) Grafana
6 9 (1.55%) SCCM
7 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.03%) CASB
8 6 (1.03%) WSUS
9 4 (0.69%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.69%) Nagios
10 3 (0.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.34%) Consul
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.34%) SCOM
12 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.17%) Puppet
12 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 90 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.10%) Cisco
3 34 (5.86%) VMware
4 26 (4.48%) CheckPoint
4 26 (4.48%) ServiceNow
5 24 (4.14%) F5
6 20 (3.45%) Apple
7 19 (3.28%) Google
7 19 (3.28%) Zscaler
8 12 (2.07%) Splunk
9 11 (1.90%) HP
10 10 (1.72%) Qualys
10 10 (1.72%) Rapid7
11 8 (1.38%) Percona
12 7 (1.21%) Aruba
12 7 (1.21%) Meraki
13 6 (1.03%) Oracle
13 6 (1.03%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.03%) SAP
14 5 (0.86%) Dell