Period
to 2 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > South East
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 349 241 291
Rank change year-on-year -108 +50 +22
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 116 62 226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.69% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.81% 4.86% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 90 44 162
10th Percentile £44,975 £40,900 £28,050
25th Percentile £52,500 £42,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,250 £52,750
Median % change year-on-year +14.83% -0.95% -12.08%
75th Percentile £72,500 £87,813 £76,875
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,041 1,277 3,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.54% 14.25% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,988 995 2,781
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £63,750 £64,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East.

Salary trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South East region over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. 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
Surrey -51 31 £55,000 -18.52% 3
Thames Valley -83 31 £60,000 +37.93% 4
Hampshire -101 17 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -44 14 £56,500 +32.94% 1
Berkshire -69 12 £65,000 -33.33% 2
West Sussex +1 9 £90,000 +1.41%
Kent -42 9 £52,500 +26.51% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex -34 4 £60,000 -33.33% 3
Sussex - 3 £60,000 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 65 (56.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (38.79%) GDPR
3 40 (34.48%) Information Security
4 38 (32.76%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (31.03%) Azure
6 31 (26.72%) Firewall
6 31 (26.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (25.00%) NIST
7 29 (25.00%) Social Skills
7 29 (25.00%) CISSP
8 25 (21.55%) Mentoring
9 23 (19.83%) AWS
10 22 (18.97%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (18.10%) Finance
11 21 (18.10%) Windows
12 20 (17.24%) Management Information System
12 20 (17.24%) OWASP
12 20 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
13 19 (16.38%) Threat Modelling
14 18 (15.52%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (15.52%) Risk Management
15 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
15 17 (14.66%) SIEM
16 16 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (12.93%) CISM
17 15 (12.93%) Public Cloud
17 15 (12.93%) Windows Server
17 15 (12.93%) Security Operations
18 14 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
19 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.86%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.86%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.03%) Azure
2 23 (19.83%) AWS
3 20 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.31%) GCP
7 4 (3.45%) GitHub
7 4 (3.45%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.45%) PaaS
8 3 (2.59%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.72%) AWS CodeDeploy
9 2 (1.72%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.72%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.72%) Route 53
9 2 (1.72%) Serverless
9 2 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.72%) Firewall
2 8 (6.90%) Internet
3 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (4.31%) Network Security
5 3 (2.59%) DNS
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.72%) DHCP
6 2 (1.72%) Intranet
6 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.86%) FTP
7 1 (0.86%) HTTP
7 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.86%) IPsec
7 1 (0.86%) LAN
7 1 (0.86%) SMTP
7 1 (0.86%) VLAN
7 1 (0.86%) VoIP
7 1 (0.86%) VXLAN
7 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (5.17%) MySQL
2 4 (3.45%) MariaDB
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.86%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Subversion
3 1 (0.86%) WebSpeed
General
1 29 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 21 (18.10%) Finance
3 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 7 (6.03%) Legal
7 5 (4.31%) Games
7 5 (4.31%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (4.31%) Retail
8 4 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (2.59%) Marketing
10 2 (1.72%) Banking
10 2 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (23.28%) Analyst
2 20 (17.24%) Security Analyst
3 18 (15.52%) Architect
4 13 (11.21%) Security Architect
5 11 (9.48%) IT Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) IT Security Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Consultant
7 8 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.03%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (6.03%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Security Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Tester
9 6 (5.17%) DBA
9 6 (5.17%) IT Architect
9 6 (5.17%) IT Security Architect
9 6 (5.17%) Security Consultant
10 5 (4.31%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.76%) REST
2 7 (6.03%) JSON
2 7 (6.03%) RESTful
3 5 (4.31%) WebRTC
4 4 (3.45%) Web Services
5 2 (1.72%) .NET
5 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.72%) HTML
5 2 (1.72%) Node.js
5 2 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.86%) CSS
6 1 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.86%) HTML5
6 1 (0.86%) jQuery
6 1 (0.86%) Spring
6 1 (0.86%) Spring Batch
6 1 (0.86%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.86%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.93%) Public Cloud
3 9 (7.76%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.31%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.45%) Replication
7 3 (2.59%) Blog
7 3 (2.59%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.86%) BYOD
9 1 (0.86%) Clustering
9 1 (0.86%) Contactless
9 1 (0.86%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.86%) FMCG
9 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.10%) Windows
2 15 (12.93%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.62%) Linux
4 3 (2.59%) Unix
5 2 (1.72%) CentOS
5 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.86%) Debian
6 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) Information Security
2 38 (32.76%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (21.55%) Mentoring
4 22 (18.97%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (17.24%) OWASP
6 19 (16.38%) Threat Modelling
7 18 (15.52%) Risk Management
7 18 (15.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (14.66%) SIEM
9 16 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (12.93%) Security Operations
11 13 (11.21%) DevOps
11 13 (11.21%) Security Management
12 12 (10.34%) Business Continuity
12 12 (10.34%) Data Protection
12 12 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (9.48%) Change Management
14 10 (8.62%) Incident Management
14 10 (8.62%) ISMS
14 10 (8.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.62%) Java
1 10 (8.62%) SQL
2 9 (7.76%) Python
3 6 (5.17%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.17%) Perl
3 6 (5.17%) PHP
4 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.72%) C#
5 2 (1.72%) C++
5 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.86%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 29 (25.00%) CISSP
2 15 (12.93%) CISM
3 11 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.62%) CISA
5 9 (7.76%) Degree
6 7 (6.03%) CREST Certified
7 6 (5.17%) CCSP
8 5 (4.31%) CEH
8 5 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (3.45%) GIAC
9 4 (3.45%) OSCP
9 4 (3.45%) PCI QSA
10 3 (2.59%) CASP
10 3 (2.59%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.59%) CRISC
11 2 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (1.72%) OSCE
11 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (56.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (38.79%) GDPR
3 31 (26.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (25.00%) NIST
5 13 (11.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (9.48%) HIPAA
7 9 (7.76%) SLA
8 8 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (6.03%) COBIT
9 7 (6.03%) GAMP
9 7 (6.03%) GRC
9 7 (6.03%) PA-DSS
10 4 (3.45%) ISO 22301
11 3 (2.59%) IASME
11 3 (2.59%) ISO 9001
11 3 (2.59%) QA
12 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (1.72%) RMADS
12 2 (1.72%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.86%) NCSC
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.17%) BitLocker
3 4 (3.45%) Docker
3 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) Ansible
2 6 (5.17%) Nessus
3 5 (4.31%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.72%) Consul
5 2 (1.72%) Grafana
5 2 (1.72%) SCCM
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.86%) QRadar
6 1 (0.86%) Terraform
6 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) AlienVault
3 6 (5.17%) Google
3 6 (5.17%) Qualys
4 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.45%) Palo Alto
4 4 (3.45%) Percona
4 4 (3.45%) VMware
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco
5 3 (2.59%) Splunk
6 2 (1.72%) F5
7 1 (0.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.86%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.86%) Juniper
7 1 (0.86%) Meraki
7 1 (0.86%) Nokia
7 1 (0.86%) Progress
7 1 (0.86%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.86%) Zerto