Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1164 1205 1246
Rank change year-on-year +41 +41 +33
Permanent jobs citing PA-DSS 16 27 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.070% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 24 31
UK median annual salary £56,250 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £49,900 £35,325 £46,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £74,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year +7.50% -11.11% +7.14%

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 22803 23882 27600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.82% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17241 18914 21886
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for PA-DSS in the UK

PA-DSS
Top 8 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 12 December 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
England -1 13 £52,500 +2.44%
UK excluding London +16 9 £53,750 +7.50%
South East +24 5 £54,750 +9.50%
North of England +11 2 £52,500 +26.51%
London -2 2 - -
North West -6 2 £52,500 +26.51%
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing PA-DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PA-DSS.

1 16 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) CISSP
5 6 (37.50%) Security Architecture
6 5 (31.25%) PCI QSA
6 5 (31.25%) Presales
7 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (25.00%) CISM
7 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (18.75%) ISMS
8 3 (18.75%) Secure Coding
8 3 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (18.75%) SANS
8 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (18.75%) GDPR
8 3 (18.75%) NIST 800
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
9 2 (12.50%) Electronics
9 2 (12.50%) CISA
9 2 (12.50%) MVC
9 2 (12.50%) IPsec
9 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (12.50%) GIAC
9 2 (12.50%) Debian

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (12.50%) CTI
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (12.50%) IPsec
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) PBX
2 2 (12.50%) RTP
2 2 (12.50%) Softphone
2 2 (12.50%) SSH
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Principal Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Principal Security Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Security Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Security Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Information Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Platform Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) JTAPI
2 2 (12.50%) RFC 2833
2 2 (12.50%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Debian
1 2 (12.50%) Fedora
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) Presales
4 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (18.75%) ISMS
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Secure Coding
6 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Security
6 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
6 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Process Management
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) PCI QSA
3 4 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (18.75%) SANS
5 2 (12.50%) CISA
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) GIAC
5 2 (12.50%) GSNA
5 2 (12.50%) IRCA
5 2 (12.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (12.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (18.75%) GDPR
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (18.75%) NIST 800
5 2 (12.50%) COBIT
5 2 (12.50%) HIPAA
5 2 (12.50%) SAS 70
6 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
1 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
2 1 (6.25%) TOWER Software