Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 197 238
Rank change year-on-year -58 +41 +68
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 127 179 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 1.43% 1.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.64% 11.71% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 94 153 89
North West median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% +17.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £28,725 £34,250 £18,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 1662 1529 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.54% 12.24% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1179 1378
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -47 88 £52,500 -0.94% 9
Cheshire -28 21 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Merseyside +18 4 £35,500 -13.94% 1
Lancashire -3 4 £55,000 +29.41% 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 84 (66.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (51.97%) Information Security
3 52 (40.94%) CISSP
4 42 (33.07%) CISM
5 32 (25.20%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (24.41%) Active Directory
7 30 (23.62%) GDPR
8 24 (18.90%) Cisco
8 24 (18.90%) CISA
9 23 (18.11%) Internet
9 23 (18.11%) Windows
10 21 (16.54%) DNS
10 21 (16.54%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (15.75%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (14.96%) VoIP
12 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (14.17%) LAN
13 18 (14.17%) Firewall
13 18 (14.17%) Retail
13 18 (14.17%) Telecoms
13 18 (14.17%) SCCM
14 17 (13.39%) Data Protection
14 17 (13.39%) SQL
14 17 (13.39%) Coaching
15 15 (11.81%) Puppet
15 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.81%) Configuration Management
15 15 (11.81%) Business Development
16 14 (11.02%) Huawei
16 14 (11.02%) Cacti

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 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Magento
2 1 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Office 365
2 6 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.57%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.11%) Internet
2 21 (16.54%) DNS
2 21 (16.54%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (14.96%) VoIP
4 18 (14.17%) Firewall
4 18 (14.17%) LAN
5 14 (11.02%) BGP
5 14 (11.02%) Broadband
5 14 (11.02%) Ethernet
5 14 (11.02%) MRTG
5 14 (11.02%) SNMP
5 14 (11.02%) TACACS
6 11 (8.66%) MPLS
7 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
7 10 (7.87%) VPN
8 9 (7.09%) WAN
9 7 (5.51%) DHCP
9 7 (5.51%) IPv6
9 7 (5.51%) OSPF
9 7 (5.51%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) MySQL
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.15%) Power BI
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.57%) Redis
4 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) GIS
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.57%) Grunt
3 2 (1.57%) gulp
3 2 (1.57%) PHPUnit
3 2 (1.57%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 18 (14.17%) Retail
1 18 (14.17%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.45%) Finance
3 6 (4.72%) Games
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Advertising
5 3 (2.36%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.36%) Front Office
5 3 (2.36%) Law
5 3 (2.36%) Marketing
6 2 (1.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (16.54%) Security Manager
2 12 (9.45%) Business Development Manager
2 12 (9.45%) Business Manager
2 12 (9.45%) Development Manager
3 11 (8.66%) Consultant
3 11 (8.66%) Information Security Manager
3 11 (8.66%) Security Consultant
4 10 (7.87%) Information Security Specialist
4 10 (7.87%) Information Specialist
4 10 (7.87%) Security Specialist
5 9 (7.09%) Information Manager
5 9 (7.09%) IT Manager
5 9 (7.09%) Network Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Information Officer
6 7 (5.51%) Information Security Officer
6 7 (5.51%) IT Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) IT Security Manager
6 7 (5.51%) Security Officer
7 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) CSS
1 5 (3.94%) HTML
1 5 (3.94%) Web Services
2 4 (3.15%) jQuery
2 4 (3.15%) Sass
3 3 (2.36%) .NET
3 3 (2.36%) JSON
3 3 (2.36%) LAMP
4 2 (1.57%) Ajax
4 2 (1.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.57%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.57%) Memcached
4 2 (1.57%) phpspec
4 2 (1.57%) React
4 2 (1.57%) Semantic HTML
4 2 (1.57%) Symfony
5 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (8.66%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.72%) Internet of Things
4 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.94%) Replication
6 3 (2.36%) Contactless
6 3 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.36%) Wiki
7 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.57%) PKI
7 2 (1.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.11%) Windows
2 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.30%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.30%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.51%) Unix
5 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.72%) Linux
7 2 (1.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.97%) Information Security
2 32 (25.20%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (15.75%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (13.39%) Coaching
4 17 (13.39%) Data Protection
5 15 (11.81%) Business Development
5 15 (11.81%) Configuration Management
6 14 (11.02%) Network Management
7 13 (10.24%) ITIL
8 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.87%) Project Management
8 10 (7.87%) SIEM
9 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.30%) Change Management
10 8 (6.30%) Data Privacy
10 8 (6.30%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.51%) Security Architecture
11 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.39%) SQL
2 11 (8.66%) PHP
3 7 (5.51%) Perl
3 7 (5.51%) Python
4 6 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.36%) C
6 3 (2.36%) C#
7 2 (1.57%) C++
7 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (40.94%) CISSP
2 42 (33.07%) CISM
3 24 (18.90%) CISA
4 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.09%) CCNA
5 9 (7.09%) CCNP
5 9 (7.09%) CRISC
5 9 (7.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 9 (7.09%) SANS
6 8 (6.30%) Degree
6 8 (6.30%) JNCIP
6 8 (6.30%) MCP
7 7 (5.51%) CREST Certified
8 6 (4.72%) CISMP
9 4 (3.15%) CEH
9 4 (3.15%) OSCP
9 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.15%) Tigerscheme
10 3 (2.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (66.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (23.62%) GDPR
3 7 (5.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (5.51%) ISO 22301
3 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (3.94%) ISO 9001
5 4 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.36%) SLA
7 2 (1.57%) COBIT
7 2 (1.57%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.79%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (24.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) Hyper-V
2 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) Snort
4 2 (1.57%) Varnish
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) SCCM
2 15 (11.81%) Puppet
3 14 (11.02%) Cacti
3 14 (11.02%) Nagios
3 14 (11.02%) OpenNMS
3 14 (11.02%) RANCID
4 5 (3.94%) SCOM
5 3 (2.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (18.90%) Cisco
2 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.02%) Ericsson
3 14 (11.02%) Huawei
3 14 (11.02%) Juniper
4 12 (9.45%) VMware
5 10 (7.87%) Citrix
6 7 (5.51%) Google
7 6 (4.72%) Veeam
8 5 (3.94%) Brocade
8 5 (3.94%) Foundry
8 5 (3.94%) ZyXEL
9 4 (3.15%) McAfee
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle
9 4 (3.15%) Splunk
10 3 (2.36%) Capita
10 3 (2.36%) NetWitness
10 3 (2.36%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.36%) Trend Micro
11 2 (1.57%) New Relic