Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 374 407 357
Rank change year-on-year +33 -50 +17
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 467 1,049 1,543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.74% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.18% 5.54% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 371 791 1,325
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £39,600
90th Percentile £81,250 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 7,553 18,927 22,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.16% 13.34% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5,735 13,955 16,881
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 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 15 August 2020. 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 +28 413 £55,000 -8.33% 50
UK excluding London +61 283 £50,000 -9.09% 40
London +35 135 £60,000 -17.24% 15
North of England +168 123 £55,000 +22.22% 16
North West +138 84 £50,000 +10.50% 9
South East +78 79 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Work from Home +83 43 £57,500 -23.33% 6
Yorkshire +123 39 £56,500 +31.40% 7
Midlands +42 35 £50,000 -5.99% 4
South West +84 29 £55,000 +22.22% 4
West Midlands +34 26 £47,500 -6.29% 3
East of England +25 11 £45,000 -30.77% 3
East Midlands +67 9 £60,000 +23.08% 1
Scotland +65 5 £64,750 +85.00% 4
Wales +28 2 £38,000 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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.

1 285 (61.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 256 (54.82%) Information Security
3 169 (36.19%) Cybersecurity
4 147 (31.48%) Finance
5 140 (29.98%) Firewall
6 132 (28.27%) Risk Management
7 107 (22.91%) CISSP
8 103 (22.06%) GDPR
9 99 (21.20%) Microsoft
10 95 (20.34%) NIST
11 90 (19.27%) Azure
12 80 (17.13%) CISM
13 79 (16.92%) Management Information System
14 76 (16.27%) ISMS
15 71 (15.20%) AWS
15 71 (15.20%) Cyber Essentials
16 64 (13.70%) SIEM
17 63 (13.49%) Penetration Testing
18 62 (13.28%) Data Protection
19 60 (12.85%) Data Privacy
20 56 (11.99%) Security Testing
21 55 (11.78%) Security Management
21 55 (11.78%) Risk Assessment
22 54 (11.56%) Vulnerability Management
23 53 (11.35%) Active Directory
24 52 (11.13%) ITIL
25 51 (10.92%) GAP Analysis
26 50 (10.71%) Windows
26 50 (10.71%) SaaS
27 47 (10.06%) Degree

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 27 (5.78%) IIS
2 4 (0.86%) Apache
2 4 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.64%) SAS
4 2 (0.43%) Confluence
4 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 90 (19.27%) Azure
2 71 (15.20%) AWS
3 50 (10.71%) SaaS
4 36 (7.71%) PaaS
5 34 (7.28%) Office 365
6 24 (5.14%) IaaS
7 13 (2.78%) GCP
8 8 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.07%) G Suite
11 4 (0.86%) Heroku
12 3 (0.64%) Akamai
12 3 (0.64%) Apple Pay
13 2 (0.43%) Google Pay
13 2 (0.43%) npm
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.21%) GitHub
14 1 (0.21%) Route 53
14 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 140 (29.98%) Firewall
2 47 (10.06%) VPN
3 45 (9.64%) Network Security
4 35 (7.49%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.93%) LAN
6 20 (4.28%) MPLS
7 19 (4.07%) Wireless
8 18 (3.85%) WAN
9 15 (3.21%) SAN
10 13 (2.78%) DNS
10 13 (2.78%) Internet
11 11 (2.36%) HTTP
12 10 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.93%) DHCP
14 8 (1.71%) BGP
15 7 (1.50%) VoIP
15 7 (1.50%) Wireless Security
16 6 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.21%) MySQL
3 8 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.71%) MariaDB
4 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.43%) Redis
6 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.21%) Informix
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (3.43%) JIRA
2 12 (2.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.43%) Cypress.io
4 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.43%) Protractor
4 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.43%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
5 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 147 (31.48%) Finance
2 41 (8.78%) Manufacturing
3 36 (7.71%) Legal
4 35 (7.49%) Retail
5 17 (3.64%) Marketing
6 16 (3.43%) Banking
7 9 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.71%) Law
9 7 (1.50%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.86%) Games
11 3 (0.64%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.21%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (14.78%) Consultant
2 63 (13.49%) Analyst
3 58 (12.42%) Security Consultant
4 55 (11.78%) Security Analyst
5 52 (11.13%) Security Engineer
6 48 (10.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 38 (8.14%) Architect
7 38 (8.14%) Security Specialist
8 29 (6.21%) Information Analyst
8 29 (6.21%) Security Officer
9 25 (5.35%) Information Security Analyst
9 25 (5.35%) Senior Consultant
10 24 (5.14%) Security Manager
11 22 (4.71%) Developer
11 22 (4.71%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
11 22 (4.71%) Senior Security Consultant
12 21 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (4.50%) Network Engineer
13 20 (4.28%) Information Security Officer
14 19 (4.07%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.57%) .NET
2 11 (2.36%) Web Services
3 10 (2.14%) REST
4 9 (1.93%) RESTful
5 8 (1.71%) HTML
6 7 (1.50%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.50%) CSS
7 6 (1.28%) .NET Core
7 6 (1.28%) LAMP
7 6 (1.28%) SOAP
8 5 (1.07%) JSON
9 4 (0.86%) Django
9 4 (0.86%) Flask
10 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.64%) HTML5
10 3 (0.64%) jQuery
10 3 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.64%) WCF
11 2 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.92%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.28%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (3.43%) Blog
5 16 (3.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (3.00%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (3.00%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.36%) Replication
8 9 (1.93%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.93%) Clustering
9 8 (1.71%) PKI
10 7 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.28%) CESG
11 6 (1.28%) Cyberattack
11 6 (1.28%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.28%) Social Media
11 6 (1.28%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.71%) Windows
2 45 (9.64%) Linux
3 17 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.43%) Unix
5 10 (2.14%) Solaris
6 4 (0.86%) HPUX
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.64%) Debian
8 2 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (54.82%) Information Security
2 169 (36.19%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (28.27%) Risk Management
4 76 (16.27%) ISMS
5 64 (13.70%) SIEM
6 63 (13.49%) Penetration Testing
7 62 (13.28%) Data Protection
8 60 (12.85%) Data Privacy
9 56 (11.99%) Security Testing
10 55 (11.78%) Risk Assessment
10 55 (11.78%) Security Management
11 54 (11.56%) Vulnerability Management
12 52 (11.13%) ITIL
13 51 (10.92%) GAP Analysis
14 46 (9.85%) Business Development
15 45 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (9.42%) Security Architecture
17 40 (8.57%) Security Operations
18 38 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.64%) SQL
2 26 (5.57%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.28%) Python
4 16 (3.43%) PHP
5 13 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.36%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.36%) Java
7 8 (1.71%) Perl
8 6 (1.28%) VBScript
9 5 (1.07%) C#
10 4 (0.86%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.64%) C
11 3 (0.64%) Ruby
11 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) ABAP
12 1 (0.21%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.21%) Go
12 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (22.91%) CISSP
2 80 (17.13%) CISM
3 47 (10.06%) Degree
4 42 (8.99%) CISA
5 38 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.14%) CEH
7 17 (3.64%) DBS Check
8 16 (3.43%) CRISC
9 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
10 14 (3.00%) CCNP
11 11 (2.36%) CCNA
11 11 (2.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 11 (2.36%) OSCP
12 10 (2.14%) PCI QSA
13 9 (1.93%) SC Cleared
14 8 (1.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (1.71%) GIAC
14 8 (1.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 7 (1.50%) MCSE
15 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (61.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (22.06%) GDPR
3 95 (20.34%) NIST
4 71 (15.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 42 (8.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 41 (8.78%) COBIT
7 21 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 15 (3.21%) SLA
10 14 (3.00%) ISO 22301
11 13 (2.78%) ISO 31000
11 13 (2.78%) NCSC
12 12 (2.57%) HIPAA
12 12 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (1.93%) BS7799
14 7 (1.50%) GLBA
14 7 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (1.50%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (1.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.50%) Docker
5 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.93%) RSA enVision
2 8 (1.71%) Ansible
2 8 (1.71%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.71%) Terraform
3 6 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 6 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.86%) Puppet
6 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.64%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.43%) CASB
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.43%) SCCM
8 1 (0.21%) Grafana
8 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 99 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.85%) Cisco
3 22 (4.71%) VMware
4 17 (3.64%) Fortinet
5 16 (3.43%) Splunk
6 14 (3.00%) ArcSight
6 14 (3.00%) HP
6 14 (3.00%) Palo Alto
7 11 (2.36%) McAfee
7 11 (2.36%) SAP
8 10 (2.14%) Citrix
9 9 (1.93%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.93%) Google
9 9 (1.93%) Oracle
9 9 (1.93%) Zscaler
10 8 (1.71%) Percona
10 8 (1.71%) Sophos
10 8 (1.71%) Unisys
11 7 (1.50%) Apple
11 7 (1.50%) Meraki