Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 195 264
Rank change year-on-year +7 +69 -41
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 105 144 115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.30% 1.41% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.33% 9.27% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 78 129 92
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.69% -4.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,150 £75,000
England median annual salary £56,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -2.61% - +4.55%

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 927 1,554 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.50% 15.22% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 690 1,111 1,223
Median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,350 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in the North West over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +15 75 £57,000 +26.67% 5
Cheshire +22 14 £65,000 -1.89% 3
Merseyside +14 12 £52,500 +25.00% 4
Lancashire +9 4 £48,500 +21.25% 2
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 52 (49.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (35.24%) Information Security
3 36 (34.29%) Azure
4 35 (33.33%) GDPR
5 27 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 26 (24.76%) CISSP
7 25 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (22.86%) PaaS
9 22 (20.95%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (20.95%) Risk Management
10 21 (20.00%) IaaS
11 20 (19.05%) .NET
12 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
13 18 (17.14%) CISM
14 17 (16.19%) Firewall
15 16 (15.24%) Finance
15 16 (15.24%) Retail
15 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
15 16 (15.24%) AWS
15 16 (15.24%) NIST
16 15 (14.29%) IIS
17 14 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (13.33%) Web Services
17 14 (13.33%) OWASP
18 13 (12.38%) SDLC
19 12 (11.43%) SQL
19 12 (11.43%) VPN
20 11 (10.48%) Data Management
20 11 (10.48%) SIEM
21 10 (9.52%) Fintech

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 15 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (34.29%) Azure
2 24 (22.86%) PaaS
3 21 (20.00%) IaaS
4 16 (15.24%) AWS
5 8 (7.62%) SaaS
6 6 (5.71%) Office 365
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (4.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 5 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (4.76%) GCP
7 5 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) Firewall
2 12 (11.43%) VPN
3 10 (9.52%) MPLS
4 7 (6.67%) Network Security
5 4 (3.81%) HTTP
6 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.86%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.90%) BGP
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.90%) OSPF
7 2 (1.90%) VXLAN
7 2 (1.90%) Wireless
8 1 (0.95%) DNS
8 1 (0.95%) DSL
8 1 (0.95%) Internet
8 1 (0.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
2 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.90%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) GIS
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
1 16 (15.24%) Retail
2 7 (6.67%) Legal
3 5 (4.76%) Law
3 5 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (19.05%) Security Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) Security Manager
3 15 (14.29%) Architect
3 15 (14.29%) Developer
3 15 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Technical Leader
5 10 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) IT Manager
8 7 (6.67%) Information Security Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
8 7 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
8 7 (6.67%) Lead Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Angular Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) .NET
2 14 (13.33%) Web Services
3 8 (7.62%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.67%) .NET Core
5 6 (5.71%) HTML
6 5 (4.76%) HTML5
6 5 (4.76%) SOAP
7 3 (2.86%) RESTful
7 3 (2.86%) WCF
8 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.90%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.90%) JSON
8 2 (1.90%) REST
8 2 (1.90%) Sass
8 2 (1.90%) XML
9 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.95%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Data Centre
1 9 (8.57%) W3C
2 8 (7.62%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.67%) Cloud Native
4 5 (4.76%) CESG
4 5 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.76%) Social Media
5 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.86%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (2.86%) Contactless
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) BBC
7 2 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.95%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) HPUX
1 7 (6.67%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.24%) Information Security
2 25 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.95%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (20.95%) Risk Management
4 14 (13.33%) OWASP
4 14 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (12.38%) SDLC
6 11 (10.48%) Data Management
6 11 (10.48%) SIEM
7 10 (9.52%) Fintech
7 10 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.57%) Mobile Development
8 9 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (7.62%) Coaching
9 8 (7.62%) TOGAF
10 7 (6.67%) Cryptography
10 7 (6.67%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.67%) IT Strategy
10 7 (6.67%) Product Roadmap
10 7 (6.67%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.43%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) Java
3 5 (4.76%) C#
4 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (24.76%) CISSP
2 18 (17.14%) CISM
3 10 (9.52%) CISA
4 8 (7.62%) CCNA
4 8 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.62%) MCSA
4 8 (7.62%) MCSE
4 8 (7.62%) MCTS
4 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.62%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (5.71%) Degree
6 5 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (2.86%) CEH
8 2 (1.90%) GIAC
8 2 (1.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (1.90%) PCI QSA
8 2 (1.90%) PMP
8 2 (1.90%) SANS
9 1 (0.95%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (49.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (33.33%) GDPR
3 16 (15.24%) NIST
4 9 (8.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (8.57%) PA-DSS
5 8 (7.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (5.71%) ISO 31000
7 2 (1.90%) COBIT
7 2 (1.90%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.90%) SLA
7 2 (1.90%) WCAG
8 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) CASB
2 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 27 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.57%) Cisco
3 7 (6.67%) HP
3 7 (6.67%) McAfee
3 7 (6.67%) Meraki
3 7 (6.67%) Oracle
3 7 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (4.76%) Google
5 2 (1.90%) Apple
5 2 (1.90%) Capita
5 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.90%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.95%) AlienVault
6 1 (0.95%) Facebook
6 1 (0.95%) Instagram
6 1 (0.95%) Pinterest