Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 199 220
Rank change year-on-year -63 +21 +60
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 110 165 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 1.34% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.56% 11.19% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 85 127 92
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £21,200 £39,750 £32,150
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £60,888
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £53,879
% change year-on-year +5.45% +2.08% +7.76%

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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,677 1,474 1,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.03% 11.97% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,251 1,132 1,232
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,263 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the North West

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the North West.

Salary trend for PCI DSS in the North West

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the North West

PCI DSS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Manchester -17 89 £52,500 +2.94% 12
Cheshire -61 10 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Lancashire +12 5 £55,000 +4.76%
Merseyside +14 1 - - 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 North West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 62 (56.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (44.55%) Information Security
3 47 (42.73%) CISSP
4 32 (29.09%) Active Directory
4 32 (29.09%) VoIP
5 31 (28.18%) CISM
6 30 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (24.55%) LAN
8 26 (23.64%) Windows
9 24 (21.82%) ITIL
10 23 (20.91%) Cisco
11 22 (20.00%) SQL
11 22 (20.00%) GDPR
12 21 (19.09%) Firewall
13 20 (18.18%) Telecoms
13 20 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (17.27%) DNS
14 19 (17.27%) WAN
14 19 (17.27%) CISA
14 19 (17.27%) SCCM
14 19 (17.27%) Office 365
15 18 (16.36%) Puppet
16 17 (15.45%) VPN
16 17 (15.45%) PHP
17 16 (14.55%) Citrix
17 16 (14.55%) VMware
18 15 (13.64%) Configuration Management
18 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
18 15 (13.64%) Python
19 14 (12.73%) Broadband

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.82%) Apache
3 2 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.27%) Office 365
2 5 (4.55%) SaaS
3 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.64%) IaaS
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.09%) VoIP
2 30 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
3 27 (24.55%) LAN
4 21 (19.09%) Firewall
5 19 (17.27%) DNS
5 19 (17.27%) WAN
6 17 (15.45%) VPN
7 14 (12.73%) BGP
7 14 (12.73%) Broadband
7 14 (12.73%) Ethernet
7 14 (12.73%) HSRP
7 14 (12.73%) IPv6
7 14 (12.73%) MRTG
7 14 (12.73%) OSPF
7 14 (12.73%) SNMP
7 14 (12.73%) TACACS
7 14 (12.73%) VLAN
7 14 (12.73%) VRRP
8 12 (10.91%) TCP/IP
9 11 (10.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) MySQL
2 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.82%) Redis
2 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.82%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.91%) Grunt
5 1 (0.91%) gulp
5 1 (0.91%) Selenium
General
1 20 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.09%) Retail
3 9 (8.18%) Finance
4 4 (3.64%) Games
5 3 (2.73%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (10.91%) Security Manager
2 10 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
2 10 (9.09%) Information Specialist
2 10 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 9 (8.18%) Consultant
3 9 (8.18%) Information Manager
3 9 (8.18%) Information Officer
3 9 (8.18%) Information Security Manager
3 9 (8.18%) Information Security Officer
3 9 (8.18%) Security Officer
4 8 (7.27%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) Head of Infrastructure
5 7 (6.36%) Security Consultant
6 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.45%) Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Designer
6 6 (5.45%) IT Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Network Designer
6 6 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) Web Services
2 6 (5.45%) .NET
3 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.73%) CSS
4 3 (2.73%) HTML
4 3 (2.73%) jQuery
4 3 (2.73%) Sass
5 2 (1.82%) JSON
5 2 (1.82%) LAMP
5 2 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.82%) Memcached
5 2 (1.82%) phpspec
5 2 (1.82%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.82%) Symfony
6 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.91%) React
6 1 (0.91%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (0.91%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.82%) Driving Licence
3 12 (10.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.64%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.73%) Replication
6 3 (2.73%) User Experience
6 3 (2.73%) Wiki
7 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.91%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) NHS
8 1 (0.91%) PKI
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.64%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 11 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.27%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.36%) Linux
7 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.55%) Information Security
2 24 (21.82%) ITIL
3 15 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 14 (12.73%) Change Management
4 14 (12.73%) Network Management
5 13 (11.82%) Service Management
6 12 (10.91%) Data Protection
6 12 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (10.91%) Proactive Monitoring
7 11 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 10 (9.09%) Project Management
9 9 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.18%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (8.18%) People Management
9 9 (8.18%) SIEM
10 8 (7.27%) Business Continuity
10 8 (7.27%) Coaching
10 8 (7.27%) Data Privacy
10 8 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.00%) SQL
2 17 (15.45%) PHP
3 15 (13.64%) Python
4 14 (12.73%) Perl
5 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.55%) C#
7 4 (3.64%) C++
7 4 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.73%) C
9 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) CISSP
2 31 (28.18%) CISM
3 20 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (17.27%) CISA
5 13 (11.82%) CCNP
6 12 (10.91%) CCNA
6 12 (10.91%) Degree
7 9 (8.18%) MCP
8 8 (7.27%) JNCIP
9 7 (6.36%) CREST Certified
10 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
10 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (3.64%) CRISC
12 4 (3.64%) GCIA
12 4 (3.64%) GCIH
12 4 (3.64%) SANS
13 3 (2.73%) OSCP
13 3 (2.73%) PCI QSA
14 2 (1.82%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (56.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (20.00%) GDPR
3 7 (6.36%) ISO 9001
3 7 (6.36%) SLA
4 4 (3.64%) COBIT
4 4 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (3.64%) PA-DSS
5 2 (1.82%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.82%) PMO
6 1 (0.91%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.82%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.64%) Snort
5 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.82%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (17.27%) SCCM
2 18 (16.36%) Puppet
3 14 (12.73%) Cacti
3 14 (12.73%) Nagios
3 14 (12.73%) OpenNMS
3 14 (12.73%) RANCID
4 6 (5.45%) SCOM
5 4 (3.64%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 23 (20.91%) Cisco
2 16 (14.55%) Citrix
2 16 (14.55%) VMware
3 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.73%) Ericsson
4 14 (12.73%) Huawei
4 14 (12.73%) Juniper
5 6 (5.45%) Brocade
5 6 (5.45%) Foundry
5 6 (5.45%) ZyXEL
6 5 (4.55%) Google
7 4 (3.64%) Capita
7 4 (3.64%) McAfee
7 4 (3.64%) NetWitness
7 4 (3.64%) Sourcefire
7 4 (3.64%) Splunk
7 4 (3.64%) Trend Micro
8 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.73%) Veeam
9 2 (1.82%) Zend