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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / North West
Rank 181 182 219
Rank change year-on-year +1 +37  
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 66 54 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 0.95% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.14% 7.92% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 43 48 31
Median salary £55,000 £51,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.61% +5.00%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 651 682 797
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.69% 12.00% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 494 553 640
Median salary £37,600 £40,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.16% +5.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £25,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -27 39 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Cheshire +4 6 £58,750 +72.79% 1
Lancashire - 2 £52,500 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 79 (51.97%) Information Security
2 64 (42.11%) CISSP
3 58 (38.16%) CISM
4 57 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (25.66%) Firewall
5 39 (25.66%) Internet
6 32 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (21.05%) DNS
6 32 (21.05%) Security Operations
7 30 (19.74%) Cisco
7 30 (19.74%) SQL
8 28 (18.42%) CCNP
9 27 (17.76%) SQL Server
9 27 (17.76%) Network Security
10 26 (17.11%) Degree
10 26 (17.11%) Active Directory
11 25 (16.45%) Risk Management
12 24 (15.79%) Network Management
13 23 (15.13%) TACACS
13 23 (15.13%) Security Management
13 23 (15.13%) Ethernet
13 23 (15.13%) Broadband
14 22 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (14.47%) Retail
14 22 (14.47%) Nagios
14 22 (14.47%) Information Security Management
14 22 (14.47%) SaaS
15 21 (13.82%) Puppet
15 21 (13.82%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (13.82%) Juniper

PCI DSS
Top Related 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 9 (5.92%) IIS
1 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.47%) SaaS
2 11 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.24%) IaaS
2 11 (7.24%) PaaS
3 7 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.95%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.97%) Office 365
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (25.66%) Firewall
1 39 (25.66%) Internet
2 32 (21.05%) DNS
3 27 (17.76%) Network Security
4 23 (15.13%) Broadband
4 23 (15.13%) Ethernet
4 23 (15.13%) TACACS
5 21 (13.82%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (11.18%) MPLS
7 16 (10.53%) VoIP
8 14 (9.21%) BGP
8 14 (9.21%) WAN
9 13 (8.55%) LAN
10 12 (7.89%) Asterisk PBX
11 11 (7.24%) IPv6
12 8 (5.26%) MRTG
12 8 (5.26%) SNMP
13 7 (4.61%) SAN
14 6 (3.95%) NAS
15 5 (3.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.66%) GoCD
3 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 22 (14.47%) Retail
2 19 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.53%) Finance
4 13 (8.55%) Law
5 7 (4.61%) Multimedia
6 6 (3.95%) Marketing
7 4 (2.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (15.79%) Consultant
2 23 (15.13%) Security Manager
3 19 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 19 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 18 (11.84%) Information Security Consultant
4 18 (11.84%) Information Security Manager
5 14 (9.21%) DBA
5 14 (9.21%) SQL DBA
6 13 (8.55%) Network Engineer
7 11 (7.24%) Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Architect
7 11 (7.24%) Designer
7 11 (7.24%) Network Designer
7 11 (7.24%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Security Officer
8 10 (6.58%) Information Security Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) Information Security Officer
8 10 (6.58%) Security Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) Software Architect
9 9 (5.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.92%) .NET
1 9 (5.92%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (4.61%) AngularJS
3 7 (4.61%) jQuery
4 4 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.32%) Web Services
6 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.66%) CSS
6 1 (0.66%) HTML
6 1 (0.66%) LAMP
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.66%) REST
6 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.84%) Management Information System
3 17 (11.18%) Computer Science
4 14 (9.21%) Data Centre
5 12 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (6.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (5.26%) Driving Licence
7 8 (5.26%) iPad
8 7 (4.61%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.63%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.32%) EMV
11 1 (0.66%) CESG
11 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.66%) IVR
11 1 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.92%) Linux
2 8 (5.26%) Windows
3 5 (3.29%) Unix
4 3 (1.97%) CentOS
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (51.97%) Information Security
2 32 (21.05%) Security Operations
3 25 (16.45%) Risk Management
4 24 (15.79%) Network Management
5 23 (15.13%) Security Management
6 22 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (14.47%) Information Security Management
7 21 (13.82%) ITIL
8 18 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (11.18%) Business Continuity
9 17 (11.18%) Configuration Management
9 17 (11.18%) Service Delivery
10 16 (10.53%) Data Management
10 16 (10.53%) ISMS
10 16 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
11 15 (9.87%) Data Security
11 15 (9.87%) Incident Management
12 14 (9.21%) Data Modelling
12 14 (9.21%) Data Protection
12 14 (9.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.74%) SQL
2 9 (5.92%) Python
3 8 (5.26%) C#
3 8 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.26%) Perl
3 8 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.61%) PHP
5 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.66%) Java
6 1 (0.66%) Ruby
6 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (42.11%) CISSP
2 58 (38.16%) CISM
3 32 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (18.42%) CCNP
5 26 (17.11%) Degree
6 16 (10.53%) CISA
7 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
8 12 (7.89%) CISMP
8 12 (7.89%) JNCIP
9 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (5.92%) MCSA
11 8 (5.26%) CCNA
11 8 (5.26%) IISP
12 7 (4.61%) PCI QSA
13 6 (3.95%) ISSAP
14 4 (2.63%) CEH
14 4 (2.63%) SANS
15 3 (1.97%) GCFA
15 3 (1.97%) GCFE
15 3 (1.97%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.21%) QA
3 11 (7.24%) SLA
4 6 (3.95%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.95%) ISO22301
4 6 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (3.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.66%) GDPR
7 1 (0.66%) GPG13
System Software
1 26 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.66%) Docker
3 1 (0.66%) OpenSIPS
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (14.47%) Nagios
2 21 (13.82%) Puppet
3 19 (12.50%) OpenNMS
4 15 (9.87%) RANCID
4 15 (9.87%) SCCM
5 8 (5.26%) Cacti
6 6 (3.95%) SCOM
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (19.74%) Cisco
2 21 (13.82%) Juniper
3 19 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 19 (12.50%) Huawei
4 11 (7.24%) VMware
5 10 (6.58%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.26%) ArcSight
6 8 (5.26%) Brocade
6 8 (5.26%) Splunk
7 7 (4.61%) Foundry
7 7 (4.61%) ZyXEL
8 3 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.32%) Avaya
9 2 (1.32%) Dell
9 2 (1.32%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.32%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.32%) Symantec
9 2 (1.32%) Veeam
10 1 (0.66%) BT
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Destinology Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 20 days ago