Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 170 225
Rank change year-on-year -80 +55 -11
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 72 27 119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.70% 0.69% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.33% 4.43% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 57 27 79
10th Percentile £33,508 £41,250 £37,250
25th Percentile £43,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +4.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £56,875 £70,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £72,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,662 610 1,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.17% 15.56% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,158 482 1,370
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,275 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the Midlands

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for PCI DSS in the Midlands

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the Midlands

PCI DSS
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
West Midlands -78 45 £55,000 +10.00% 7
East Midlands -49 27 £60,000 +35.59% 5
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 38 (52.78%) Information Security
2 35 (48.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (40.28%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (40.28%) GDPR
4 26 (36.11%) CISSP
5 24 (33.33%) Azure
6 23 (31.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (30.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 22 (30.56%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (26.39%) CISM
8 19 (26.39%) Firewall
8 19 (26.39%) Social Skills
9 18 (25.00%) NIST
9 18 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (23.61%) Web Filtering
11 16 (22.22%) SIEM
11 16 (22.22%) Identity Management
12 15 (20.83%) Risk Management
12 15 (20.83%) AWS
13 14 (19.44%) Security Management
13 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
14 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
14 13 (18.06%) Degree
14 13 (18.06%) ISMS
14 13 (18.06%) Mentoring
15 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 12 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
15 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (4.17%) Apache
1 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.17%) CMS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.33%) Azure
2 22 (30.56%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (20.83%) AWS
4 8 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (6.94%) Serverless
6 3 (4.17%) Apple Pay
6 3 (4.17%) GCP
6 3 (4.17%) Google Pay
7 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.78%) Datadog
7 2 (2.78%) Route 53
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) Firewall
2 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.89%) Network Security
4 6 (8.33%) DNS
4 6 (8.33%) Internet
4 6 (8.33%) VoIP
5 5 (6.94%) LAN
5 5 (6.94%) WAN
5 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.56%) BGP
6 4 (5.56%) DHCP
6 4 (5.56%) DMZ
6 4 (5.56%) HSRP
6 4 (5.56%) OSPF
6 4 (5.56%) SD-WAN
6 4 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.17%) SSL
8 1 (1.39%) PBX
8 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) MySQL
2 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.17%) Big Data
4 3 (4.17%) MariaDB
4 3 (4.17%) Neo4j
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.39%) Power BI
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.78%) Gatling
3 2 (2.78%) GitLab
3 2 (2.78%) JMeter
3 2 (2.78%) JUnit
3 2 (2.78%) Postman
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 19 (26.39%) Social Skills
2 11 (15.28%) Law
3 7 (9.72%) Legal
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.94%) Finance
5 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.56%) Public Sector
7 3 (4.17%) Retail
8 1 (1.39%) Billing
8 1 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
1 12 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 11 (15.28%) Security Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Developer
3 8 (11.11%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 8 (11.11%) Head of Security
4 7 (9.72%) Head of Information Security
4 7 (9.72%) Information Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Information Officer
5 6 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
5 6 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 6 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Security Officer
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) jQuery
2 4 (5.56%) ISPF
2 4 (5.56%) Spring
3 3 (4.17%) .NET
3 3 (4.17%) Apache Beam
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (4.17%) CSS
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
3 3 (4.17%) HTML5
3 3 (4.17%) JSON
3 3 (4.17%) Kafka
3 3 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) GraphQL
4 2 (2.78%) LAMP
4 2 (2.78%) Node.js
4 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.78%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) CESG
3 4 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (5.56%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.17%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.78%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.39%) IVR
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Linux
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Unix
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) HPUX
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Information Security
2 29 (40.28%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (30.56%) Vulnerability Management
4 18 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (23.61%) Web Filtering
6 16 (22.22%) Identity Management
6 16 (22.22%) SIEM
7 15 (20.83%) Risk Management
8 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (19.44%) Security Management
9 13 (18.06%) ISMS
9 13 (18.06%) Mentoring
10 12 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
10 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (15.28%) Security Operations
12 10 (13.89%) Data Protection
12 10 (13.89%) Information Security Management
12 10 (13.89%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) Java
3 4 (5.56%) Python
3 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.17%) C#
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (2.78%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) CISSP
2 19 (26.39%) CISM
3 13 (18.06%) Degree
4 8 (11.11%) CEH
5 7 (9.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (6.94%) CISA
7 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (5.56%) CCNA
7 4 (5.56%) CCNP
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (1.39%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (48.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (40.28%) GDPR
3 23 (31.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (25.00%) NIST
5 8 (11.11%) GRC
6 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (5.56%) PMO
7 3 (4.17%) ISO 22301
7 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (4.17%) QA
8 2 (2.78%) Accessibility
8 2 (2.78%) COBIT
8 2 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (2.78%) PSD2
9 1 (1.39%) NCSC
9 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) CASB
2 4 (5.56%) Ansible
2 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.56%) Rundeck
3 3 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (1.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Google
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) VMware
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.94%) PayPal
5 5 (6.94%) Rapid7
6 4 (5.56%) Aruba
6 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.56%) Meraki
6 4 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 4 (5.56%) Qualys
7 3 (4.17%) Klarna
7 3 (4.17%) WorldPay
8 2 (2.78%) CyberSource
9 1 (1.39%) Avaya
9 1 (1.39%) BT
9 1 (1.39%) Cognos
9 1 (1.39%) HP
9 1 (1.39%) Mitel
9 1 (1.39%) Veeam