Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 231 212
Rank change year-on-year -44 -19 +84
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 85 133 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 1.03% 1.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.40% 9.30% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 62 94 119
North West median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £21,625 £36,625 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.36% - +10.00%

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 1,573 1,430 1,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.67% 11.08% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,053 1,095
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,225 £23,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +8.89%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +8 62 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Merseyside +22 12 £72,500 +104.23% 4
Cheshire -45 5 £39,000 -32.17% 1
Lancashire +4 4 £46,250 -11.90% 1
Cumbria - 2 £50,000 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 63 (74.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (49.41%) Information Security
3 34 (40.00%) CISSP
4 23 (27.06%) ITIL
4 23 (27.06%) Windows
5 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
5 22 (25.88%) Risk Management
6 19 (22.35%) CISA
6 19 (22.35%) CISM
6 19 (22.35%) GDPR
7 17 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (20.00%) Citrix
8 16 (18.82%) Finance
9 15 (17.65%) VMware
9 15 (17.65%) VoIP
9 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (16.47%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
11 13 (15.29%) COBIT
12 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
13 11 (12.94%) SAN
13 11 (12.94%) Mac OS X
13 11 (12.94%) Terminal Services
14 10 (11.76%) WAN
14 10 (11.76%) LAN
14 10 (11.76%) Linux
14 10 (11.76%) Security Management
14 10 (11.76%) Degree
15 9 (10.59%) Penetration Testing

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 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) nginx
3 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Magento
1 1 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) VoIP
2 11 (12.94%) SAN
3 10 (11.76%) LAN
3 10 (11.76%) WAN
4 9 (10.59%) Firewall
4 9 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (7.06%) Network Security
5 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.88%) Internet
7 3 (3.53%) VLAN
8 2 (2.35%) DNS
8 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.35%) VPN
9 1 (1.18%) Broadband
9 1 (1.18%) DHCP
9 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.18%) HTTP
9 1 (1.18%) IPv6
9 1 (1.18%) SNMP
9 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.18%) GIS
2 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.18%) Redis
2 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Legal
2 6 (7.06%) Marketing
3 5 (5.88%) Publishing
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (11.76%) Analyst
1 10 (11.76%) Security Specialist
2 9 (10.59%) Information Security Specialist
2 9 (10.59%) Information Specialist
2 9 (10.59%) IT Manager
2 9 (10.59%) Security Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Head of IT
3 7 (8.24%) Head of Security
4 6 (7.06%) Architect
4 6 (7.06%) Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) Head of Delivery
5 5 (5.88%) Head of Service Delivery
5 5 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Applications Architect
6 4 (4.71%) IT Risk Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Risk Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) LAMP
2 4 (4.71%) Web Services
3 3 (3.53%) CSS
3 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 3 (3.53%) Sass
4 2 (2.35%) Ajax
4 2 (2.35%) Angular 2
4 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
4 2 (2.35%) jQuery
4 2 (2.35%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.35%) LESS
4 2 (2.35%) Meteor
4 2 (2.35%) React
4 2 (2.35%) REST
4 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.35%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (8.24%) User Experience
3 5 (5.88%) Cyberattack
3 5 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) Fintech
7 1 (1.18%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Mac OS X
3 10 (11.76%) Linux
4 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) Unix
7 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (49.41%) Information Security
2 23 (27.06%) ITIL
3 22 (25.88%) Risk Management
4 17 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
7 10 (11.76%) Security Management
8 9 (10.59%) Data Protection
8 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (10.59%) SIEM
9 8 (9.41%) Business Continuity
9 8 (9.41%) Information Security Management
9 8 (9.41%) Security Architecture
9 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.24%) Data Security
10 7 (8.24%) Decision-Making
10 7 (8.24%) DevOps
10 7 (8.24%) Security Testing
11 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 5 (5.88%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) PHP
3 3 (3.53%) Python
4 2 (2.35%) C#
4 2 (2.35%) C++
4 2 (2.35%) Perl
4 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.35%) Ruby
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (40.00%) CISSP
2 19 (22.35%) CISA
2 19 (22.35%) CISM
3 10 (11.76%) Degree
4 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.71%) CEH
5 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.71%) MCP
6 3 (3.53%) CCNA
6 3 (3.53%) PCI QSA
6 3 (3.53%) PMP
7 2 (2.35%) CCNP
7 2 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.35%) CISMP
7 2 (2.35%) OSCP
7 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.18%) GXPN
8 1 (1.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (74.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.35%) GDPR
3 13 (15.29%) COBIT
4 8 (9.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (7.06%) ISO 9001
5 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (7.06%) SLA
6 2 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.35%) PA-DSS
7 1 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.18%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.18%) NIST 800
7 1 (1.18%) PMO
7 1 (1.18%) QA
7 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.94%) Terminal Services
4 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.18%) Docker
5 1 (1.18%) Varnish
5 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Nagios
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
1 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) Cacti
2 1 (1.18%) CFEngine
2 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.18%) OpenNMS
2 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.18%) Rancher
2 1 (1.18%) RANCID
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Citrix
2 15 (17.65%) VMware
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.59%) Cisco
5 6 (7.06%) Apple
5 6 (7.06%) Ivanti
6 3 (3.53%) Darktrace
6 3 (3.53%) Digital Shadows
7 2 (2.35%) Capita
7 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.18%) Brocade
8 1 (1.18%) CA
8 1 (1.18%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.18%) Foundry
8 1 (1.18%) Huawei
8 1 (1.18%) Juniper
8 1 (1.18%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.18%) Zend
8 1 (1.18%) ZyXEL