Period
to 28 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 465 389 377
Rank change year-on-year -76 -12 -15
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 343 970 1,253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.77% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.37% 6.15% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 318 765 1,042
Median annual salary £58,497 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.51% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +10.00% -4.76%

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 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 7,857 15,772 20,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.99% 12.55% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,817 12,292 15,573
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,302 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.38% +4.60% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,700 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 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
England -80 316 £57,999 -0.86% 85
UK excluding London -69 200 £49,500 -10.00% 62
London +44 115 £75,000 +7.14% 26
North of England +10 70 £45,000 -18.18% 17
Work from Home -51 67 £75,000 +5.26% 13
South East +4 58 £72,500 +31.82% 13
North West +36 46 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Midlands -1 42 £45,000 -18.18% 15
East Midlands +49 26 £44,000 -14.15% 7
Yorkshire +8 24 £50,000 -9.09% 7
West Midlands -9 16 £52,500 -4.55% 7
South West +23 15 £47,500 +11.76% 7
East of England +51 8 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Wales +39 3 £60,000 +38.73% 2
Scotland +21 3 £46,000 -34.29%
Northern Ireland +14 1 £60,000 +71.43% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 203 (59.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (52.48%) Information Security
3 130 (37.90%) GDPR
4 115 (33.53%) Cybersecurity
5 111 (32.36%) Firewall
6 90 (26.24%) Finance
7 86 (25.07%) Management Information System
8 84 (24.49%) Azure
9 81 (23.62%) NIST
10 80 (23.32%) CISSP
11 71 (20.70%) AWS
12 68 (19.83%) SIEM
13 62 (18.08%) Cyber Essentials
14 58 (16.91%) Linux
14 58 (16.91%) Risk Management
15 57 (16.62%) Microsoft
16 54 (15.74%) CISM
17 52 (15.16%) Security Architecture
18 49 (14.29%) Network Security
18 49 (14.29%) Data Protection
19 48 (13.99%) Cisco
20 47 (13.70%) Security Management
21 46 (13.41%) Windows
22 41 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
23 40 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
23 40 (11.66%) Vulnerability Management
24 39 (11.37%) DevOps
25 38 (11.08%) ITIL
26 36 (10.50%) Active Directory
27 35 (10.20%) CheckPoint

PCI 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 9 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.87%) IIS
2 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Drupal
4 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.58%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (24.49%) Azure
2 71 (20.70%) AWS
3 34 (9.91%) SaaS
4 23 (6.71%) Office 365
5 16 (4.66%) GCP
6 12 (3.50%) IaaS
7 10 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.33%) PaaS
9 4 (1.17%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.17%) OpenDNS
10 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.87%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (0.87%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (0.87%) npm
10 3 (0.87%) Pulumi
10 3 (0.87%) Serverless
10 3 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (32.36%) Firewall
2 49 (14.29%) Network Security
3 29 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 25 (7.29%) VPN
5 25 (7.29%) WAN
6 19 (5.54%) LAN
7 18 (5.25%) TCP/IP
7 18 (5.25%) Wireless
8 13 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (3.79%) DNS
9 10 (2.92%) DHCP
10 8 (2.33%) Internet
10 8 (2.33%) VLAN
10 8 (2.33%) VoIP
11 7 (2.04%) HTTP
12 6 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (1.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.21%) Big Data
2 9 (2.62%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.04%) Redis
4 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.33%) JIRA
3 6 (1.75%) Travis CI
4 4 (1.17%) Subversion
4 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.87%) Chocolatey
5 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.58%) JUnit
6 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 90 (26.24%) Finance
2 34 (9.91%) Legal
3 23 (6.71%) Retail
4 21 (6.12%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.66%) Banking
5 16 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.08%) Public Sector
7 11 (3.21%) Marketing
8 7 (2.04%) Electronics
9 5 (1.46%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (17.49%) Consultant
2 58 (16.91%) Security Engineer
3 54 (15.74%) Security Consultant
4 34 (9.91%) Analyst
5 32 (9.33%) Architect
6 29 (8.45%) Network Engineer
7 26 (7.58%) Security Specialist
8 24 (7.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 24 (7.00%) Security Analyst
8 24 (7.00%) Security Architect
9 21 (6.12%) Senior Consultant
10 20 (5.83%) IT Engineer
11 19 (5.54%) Information Security Consultant
11 19 (5.54%) Information Security Specialist
11 19 (5.54%) Information Specialist
11 19 (5.54%) Senior Security Consultant
12 18 (5.25%) Security Manager
13 17 (4.96%) IT Security Engineer
14 16 (4.66%) IT Manager
14 16 (4.66%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.92%) Middleware
2 9 (2.62%) .NET
3 7 (2.04%) Web Services
4 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.87%) CSS
5 3 (0.87%) CSS3
5 3 (0.87%) HTML
5 3 (0.87%) HTML5
5 3 (0.87%) jQuery
5 3 (0.87%) JSON
5 3 (0.87%) Material Design
5 3 (0.87%) Node.js
5 3 (0.87%) REST
5 3 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (0.87%) XML
6 2 (0.58%) Backbone.js
6 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.58%) MDX
6 2 (0.58%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (25.07%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.96%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (4.96%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.79%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (3.21%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.75%) Replication
6 6 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.17%) FMCG
8 4 (1.17%) PKI
8 4 (1.17%) SCADA
9 3 (0.87%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.58%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.91%) Linux
2 46 (13.41%) Windows
3 23 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.96%) Unix
5 7 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.75%) AIX
6 6 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.46%) CentOS
7 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.87%) Solaris
9 2 (0.58%) Android
9 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.58%) MVS
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (52.48%) Information Security
2 115 (33.53%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (19.83%) SIEM
4 58 (16.91%) Risk Management
5 52 (15.16%) Security Architecture
6 49 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 47 (13.70%) Security Management
8 40 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (11.66%) Vulnerability Management
9 39 (11.37%) DevOps
10 38 (11.08%) ITIL
11 35 (10.20%) OWASP
11 35 (10.20%) Security Operations
12 34 (9.91%) Penetration Testing
13 33 (9.62%) Data Security
14 31 (9.04%) Internal Audit
15 27 (7.87%) Data Privacy
15 27 (7.87%) Information Security Management
16 26 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (7.58%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.29%) Python
2 22 (6.41%) SQL
3 18 (5.25%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.37%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.08%) Go
6 11 (3.21%) Java
7 5 (1.46%) C#
7 5 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.58%) R
8 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (23.32%) CISSP
2 54 (15.74%) CISM
3 41 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (6.71%) Degree
5 22 (6.41%) CISA
6 21 (6.12%) CCNA
7 19 (5.54%) PCI QSA
8 16 (4.66%) CEH
9 13 (3.79%) CCNP
10 12 (3.50%) CCSA
11 10 (2.92%) DBS Check
11 10 (2.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 10 (2.92%) JNCIP
11 10 (2.92%) OSCP
12 9 (2.62%) SSCP
13 6 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (1.75%) MCSE
13 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (1.75%) OSCE
13 6 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (59.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (37.90%) GDPR
3 81 (23.62%) NIST
4 62 (18.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (6.12%) COBIT
6 20 (5.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (5.54%) NCSC
8 13 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (3.50%) SLA
10 9 (2.62%) GAMP
10 9 (2.62%) HIPAA
11 7 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (2.04%) QA
12 6 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (1.75%) ISO 22301
12 6 (1.75%) NIST 800
13 5 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.87%) BS25999
14 3 (0.87%) ISO 31000
14 3 (0.87%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 36 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.50%) Docker
4 7 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.87%) Firmware
6 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.29%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.21%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.21%) Terraform
3 9 (2.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (2.33%) Puppet
5 7 (2.04%) Ansible
5 7 (2.04%) Prometheus
6 6 (1.75%) CASB
6 6 (1.75%) Consul
6 6 (1.75%) linkerd
7 4 (1.17%) SCCM
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.87%) Nessus
8 3 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.87%) SCOM
8 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.87%) yum
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 57 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.99%) Cisco
3 35 (10.20%) CheckPoint
4 19 (5.54%) VMware
5 18 (5.25%) Oracle
6 16 (4.66%) Fortinet
6 16 (4.66%) HP
7 12 (3.50%) Juniper
8 11 (3.21%) SAP
9 10 (2.92%) Aruba
9 10 (2.92%) OneTrust
10 8 (2.33%) Google
11 7 (2.04%) IBM
11 7 (2.04%) Splunk
12 6 (1.75%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.75%) Darktrace
12 6 (1.75%) F5
12 6 (1.75%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.75%) Zscaler
13 5 (1.46%) ServiceNow