Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1167 1171 1259
Rank change year-on-year +4 +88 +36
Permanent jobs citing PA-DSS 26 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.005% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.038% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 17
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £51,250 £48,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £74,000 £64,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +23.81% +13.51% -15.91%

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 23,016 20,803 26,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 12.15% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17,857 16,453 21,160
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,382 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.44% -4.98% +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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for PA-DSS in the UK

PA-DSS
Top 9 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 23 April 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 -11 26 £65,000 +8.33% 1
UK excluding London -12 20 £65,000 +23.81% 1
South East 0 14 £65,000 - 1
London -10 6 - -
Midlands -2 3 £65,000 +15.56%
East Midlands - 3 £65,000 -
North West - 2 £52,500 -
North of England - 2 £52,500 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 14 (53.85%) WorldPay
4 13 (50.00%) Web Services
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 9 (34.62%) PaaS
5 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (34.62%) IaaS
5 9 (34.62%) Docker
5 9 (34.62%) DevOps
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
6 8 (30.77%) PayPal
6 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
6 8 (30.77%) Apple
6 8 (30.77%) JUnit
6 8 (30.77%) Eclipse
6 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 8 (30.77%) Sage Pay
6 8 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (26.92%) Fintech
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) VMware
8 6 (23.08%) DNS
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco
8 6 (23.08%) Windows

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 5 (19.23%) Apache
1 5 (19.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) IaaS
1 9 (34.62%) PaaS
2 8 (30.77%) Sage Pay
3 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (15.38%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (7.69%) CTI
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 2 (7.69%) IPsec
3 2 (7.69%) PBX
3 2 (7.69%) RTP
3 2 (7.69%) Softphone
3 2 (7.69%) SSH
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) Intranet
4 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Eclipse
1 8 (30.77%) JUnit
2 5 (19.23%) Ant
2 5 (19.23%) Gradle
2 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
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 9 (34.62%) Senior Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Security Specialist
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Software Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Security Officer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Information Officer
7 2 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
7 2 (7.69%) Platform Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Information Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Payments Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) J2EE
2 5 (19.23%) JDBC
2 5 (19.23%) SOAP
2 5 (19.23%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
3 4 (15.38%) JAXP
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.69%) JTAPI
4 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 2 (7.69%) RFC 2833
4 2 (7.69%) TAPI
5 1 (3.85%) JSF
5 1 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 7 (26.92%) Fintech
3 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) 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 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (34.62%) DevOps
1 9 (34.62%) Scrum
2 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 8 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
2 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Process Management
3 6 (23.08%) Security Operations
4 4 (15.38%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 4 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (15.38%) UML
4 4 (15.38%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Secure Coding
6 2 (7.69%) Presales
6 2 (7.69%) SDLC
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) PCI QSA
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (23.08%) SAS 70
4 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (19.23%) Kubernetes
3 4 (15.38%) Terraform
4 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) WorldPay
2 8 (30.77%) Apple
2 8 (30.77%) PayPal
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) F5
5 4 (15.38%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
8 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software