Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PA-DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PA-DSS over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), formerly PABP
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1155 1163 1272
Rank change year-on-year +8 +109 +8
Permanent jobs citing PA-DSS 26 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.051% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 22
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £74,375 £66,625 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -9.09%

PA-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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 22,457 21,613 27,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 12.39% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 17,527 17,120 21,543
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,651 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

PA-DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PA-DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PA-DSS in the UK

PA-DSS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PA-DSS.

Salary trend for PA-DSS in the UK

PA-DSS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PA-DSS over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for PA-DSS in the UK

PA-DSS
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PA-DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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
England +32 24 £62,500 +25.00% 2
UK excluding London +15 17 £62,500 +25.00% 2
South East +16 12 £65,000 +30.00% 2
London -6 6 - -
North West - 4 £52,500 -
North of England - 4 £52,500 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing PA-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 with a requirement for PA-DSS.

1 26 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 15 (57.69%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) Web Services
3 13 (50.00%) WorldPay
4 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (38.46%) Security Architecture
6 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (26.92%) Apple
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) JUnit
7 7 (26.92%) Eclipse
7 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
7 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (26.92%) Docker
7 7 (26.92%) DevOps
7 7 (26.92%) Sage Pay
7 7 (26.92%) IaaS
7 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) PaaS
7 7 (26.92%) Scrum
7 7 (26.92%) Information Security
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
7 7 (26.92%) PayPal
7 7 (26.92%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 6 (23.08%) Fintech
8 6 (23.08%) SAS 70
8 6 (23.08%) Security Operations
8 6 (23.08%) Data Centre

PA-DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (11.54%) Apache
1 3 (11.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) IaaS
1 7 (26.92%) PaaS
1 7 (26.92%) Sage Pay
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (7.69%) CTI
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.69%) IPsec
2 2 (7.69%) PBX
2 2 (7.69%) RTP
2 2 (7.69%) Softphone
2 2 (7.69%) SSH
2 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Eclipse
1 7 (26.92%) JUnit
2 4 (15.38%) Ant
2 4 (15.38%) Gradle
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Senior Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Security Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Technical Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Software Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Software Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Principal Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Officer
6 2 (7.69%) Information Officer
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (7.69%) Platform Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) J2EE
2 4 (15.38%) JAXP
2 4 (15.38%) JDBC
2 4 (15.38%) SOAP
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) JTAPI
3 2 (7.69%) LDAP
3 2 (7.69%) RFC 2833
3 2 (7.69%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Debian
2 2 (7.69%) Fedora
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Security Architecture
2 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
3 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security
3 7 (26.92%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 7 (26.92%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Process Management
4 6 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 5 (19.23%) Secure Coding
6 4 (15.38%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 4 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (15.38%) MVC
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) C++
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CISSP
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) CISM
3 3 (11.54%) PCI QSA
4 2 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (7.69%) GIAC
4 2 (7.69%) GSNA
4 2 (7.69%) IRCA
4 2 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (23.08%) SAS 70
5 2 (7.69%) COBIT
5 2 (7.69%) HIPAA
6 1 (3.85%) GDPR
6 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
6 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (3.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
2 3 (11.54%) Terraform
3 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) WorldPay
2 7 (26.92%) Apple
2 7 (26.92%) PayPal
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) F5
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
7 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software