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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 296 344
Rank change year-on-year -72 +48  
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 684 1124 1022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.08% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.63% 8.30% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 548 918 770
Median salary £55,000 £54,000 £51,788
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +4.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,850
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10309 13543 14110
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.98% 13.05% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8084 10750 10944
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -73 644 £55,000 - 100
London -34 238 £62,500 +4.16% 27
South East -30 141 £50,000 -4.76% 22
West Midlands +28 83 £48,250 -12.27% 11
Yorkshire -46 55 £42,500 -7.60% 9
North West -24 53 £55,000 +15.78% 13
West Yorkshire -21 48 £45,000 -8.62% 9
Leeds -12 44 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Kent +13 40 £42,500 -19.04% 6
Manchester -32 31 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Hampshire +14 30 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Surrey +14 28 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Berkshire +6 26 £65,000 +23.80% 5
City of London -11 26 £39,125 -21.75% 2
East of England -5 25 £67,500 +12.50% 9
South West -8 24 £60,000 +5.02% 6
Birmingham -5 23 £45,000 -14.28% 4
East Midlands -6 21 £45,000 -16.27% 2
Warwickshire +35 16 £47,000 -10.47% 1
Hertfordshire +4 16 £70,000 +9.80% 7
Oxfordshire +16 13 £55,000 +22.22%
Scotland +4 13 £57,250 +9.04% 1
Oxford +3 13 £55,000 +22.22%
Solihull -13 13 £37,500 -42.30%
North East +14 12 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 12 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Cheshire -9 11 £57,500 +39.39%
Milton Keynes +9 10 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead +7 10 £70,000 -22.22% 3
Coventry +6 10 £60,000 +4.34%

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing PCI 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 PCI DSS.

1 682 (45.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 679 (45.36%) Information Security
3 537 (35.87%) CISSP
4 430 (28.72%) CISM
5 376 (25.12%) Firewall
6 351 (23.45%) ITIL
7 307 (20.51%) Finance
8 271 (18.10%) Risk Management
9 263 (17.57%) Cisco
10 256 (17.10%) Linux
11 243 (16.23%) CISA
12 236 (15.76%) Windows
13 229 (15.30%) Cybersecurity
14 225 (15.03%) Data Protection
15 224 (14.96%) Degree
16 213 (14.23%) SIEM
17 211 (14.09%) Active Directory
17 211 (14.09%) Retail
18 195 (13.03%) Microsoft
19 187 (12.49%) Management Information System
20 186 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
21 182 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
22 170 (11.36%) SQL
23 152 (10.15%) VMware
24 147 (9.82%) Security Operations
25 146 (9.75%) Network Security
26 143 (9.55%) Penetration Testing
27 139 (9.29%) Security Management
28 137 (9.15%) Computer Science
28 137 (9.15%) CCNP

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 53 (3.54%) Apache
2 52 (3.47%) IIS
3 48 (3.21%) Tomcat
4 43 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 41 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (2.54%) SharePoint
7 30 (2.00%) CMS
8 27 (1.80%) WebSphere
9 24 (1.60%) Jetty
10 23 (1.54%) CoreMedia CMS
11 15 (1.00%) Confluence
12 13 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.60%) JBoss
15 8 (0.53%) Skype for Business
16 6 (0.40%) nginx
17 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
18 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
18 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.33%) GIMP
4 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.13%) HipChat
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.47%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.73%) assyst
3 9 (0.60%) Infor CloudSuite
3 9 (0.60%) Infor M3
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.067%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 93 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (4.07%) Office 365
4 55 (3.67%) SaaS
5 38 (2.54%) IaaS
6 32 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (2.00%) PaaS
8 18 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.73%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.47%) GitHub
13 7 (0.47%) SoftLayer
14 4 (0.27%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
15 3 (0.20%) G Suite
15 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 376 (25.12%) Firewall
2 146 (9.75%) Network Security
3 136 (9.08%) DNS
4 120 (8.02%) WAN
5 119 (7.95%) LAN
6 108 (7.21%) Internet
7 107 (7.15%) VPN
8 100 (6.68%) TCP/IP
9 80 (5.34%) SAN
10 73 (4.88%) DHCP
11 69 (4.61%) MPLS
12 62 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (3.41%) OSPF
14 47 (3.14%) VoIP
15 44 (2.94%) HTTP
15 44 (2.94%) Wireless
16 41 (2.74%) BGP
17 36 (2.40%) SSL
18 35 (2.34%) LDAP
19 34 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.87%) MySQL
3 55 (3.67%) NoSQL
3 55 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.07%) RDBMS
5 41 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (1.07%) Redis
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.94%) Big Data
11 13 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.33%) ZAP BI
16 4 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 87 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 48 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.34%) JIRA
4 16 (1.07%) PHPUnit
5 13 (0.87%) Burp Suite
6 12 (0.80%) JUnit
6 12 (0.80%) Subversion
6 12 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.73%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.73%) WinDbg
8 10 (0.67%) Fiddler
9 8 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.53%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.33%) Gitweb
10 5 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.33%) Phing
10 5 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.27%) Selenium
12 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 307 (20.51%) Finance
2 211 (14.09%) Retail
3 58 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 53 (3.54%) Games
5 44 (2.94%) Banking
6 36 (2.40%) Legal
7 29 (1.94%) Marketing
8 23 (1.54%) Online Betting
9 22 (1.47%) Advertising
9 22 (1.47%) Back Office
10 20 (1.34%) Italian Language
11 18 (1.20%) French Language
11 18 (1.20%) Law
11 18 (1.20%) Spanish Language
12 17 (1.14%) Dutch Language
12 17 (1.14%) German Language
13 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.80%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.47%) Electronics
15 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 298 (19.91%) Analyst
2 237 (15.83%) Security Analyst
3 143 (9.55%) Architect
4 139 (9.29%) Security Manager
5 135 (9.02%) Consultant
6 96 (6.41%) Security Consultant
7 92 (6.15%) Information Analyst
7 92 (6.15%) Information Security Analyst
8 79 (5.28%) Information Manager
8 79 (5.28%) Security Specialist
9 78 (5.21%) Information Security Manager
9 78 (5.21%) IT Analyst
10 74 (4.94%) Network Engineer
11 72 (4.81%) Developer
12 67 (4.48%) Administrator
12 67 (4.48%) Security Engineer
13 65 (4.34%) IT Security Analyst
14 64 (4.28%) Security Architect
15 62 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
16 56 (3.74%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.27%) .NET
2 42 (2.81%) Web Services
3 38 (2.54%) ActiveMQ
4 37 (2.47%) RESTful
5 35 (2.34%) LAMP
5 35 (2.34%) XML
6 33 (2.20%) jQuery
7 30 (2.00%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.94%) Middleware
9 28 (1.87%) 802.1X
10 27 (1.80%) CSS
10 27 (1.80%) Spring
11 26 (1.74%) HTML
12 25 (1.67%) Java EE
12 25 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (1.54%) Apache Camel
13 23 (1.54%) Servlets
13 23 (1.54%) Spring Integration
14 22 (1.47%) JSON
14 22 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 187 (12.49%) Management Information System
2 137 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 103 (6.88%) Data Centre
4 95 (6.35%) Data Protection Act
5 94 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 32 (2.14%) EPoS
8 30 (2.00%) CESG
9 27 (1.80%) Online Games
9 27 (1.80%) PKI
10 26 (1.74%) Fintech
11 23 (1.54%) User Experience
12 21 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
13 20 (1.34%) Driving Licence
14 19 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
15 18 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.14%) Blackberry
17 16 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
18 15 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 256 (17.10%) Linux
2 236 (15.76%) Windows
3 106 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 89 (5.95%) Unix
5 71 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (2.40%) Mac OS X
9 31 (2.07%) CentOS
10 28 (1.87%) Ubuntu
11 27 (1.80%) Debian
12 25 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 25 (1.67%) Windows 7
13 20 (1.34%) Android
14 14 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.87%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.73%) Solaris
17 9 (0.60%) Kali Linux
18 8 (0.53%) AIX
18 8 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (45.36%) Information Security
2 351 (23.45%) ITIL
3 271 (18.10%) Risk Management
4 229 (15.30%) Cybersecurity
5 225 (15.03%) Data Protection
6 213 (14.23%) SIEM
7 186 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (9.82%) Security Operations
9 143 (9.55%) Penetration Testing
10 139 (9.29%) Security Management
11 133 (8.88%) E-Commerce
11 133 (8.88%) Security Architecture
12 129 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
13 120 (8.02%) Risk Assessment
14 108 (7.21%) Project Management
15 101 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 98 (6.55%) Incident Management
17 92 (6.15%) Business Continuity
17 92 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 91 (6.08%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 170 (11.36%) SQL
2 95 (6.35%) Java
3 92 (6.15%) Python
4 46 (3.07%) JavaScript
4 46 (3.07%) PowerShell
5 44 (2.94%) PHP
6 42 (2.81%) Ruby
7 39 (2.61%) Perl
8 30 (2.00%) C#
9 27 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 27 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.87%) C
11 11 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.73%) VBScript
12 10 (0.67%) BeanShell
13 5 (0.33%) Scala
13 5 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.20%) Elixir
14 3 (0.20%) Erlang
15 2 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 537 (35.87%) CISSP
2 430 (28.72%) CISM
3 243 (16.23%) CISA
4 224 (14.96%) Degree
5 182 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (9.15%) CCNP
7 100 (6.68%) CCNA
8 92 (6.15%) Security Cleared
9 78 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 68 (4.54%) CEH
11 65 (4.34%) PCI QSA
12 62 (4.14%) CISMP
13 60 (4.01%) SC Cleared
14 53 (3.54%) CRISC
14 53 (3.54%) GIAC
14 53 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
15 50 (3.34%) SANS
16 48 (3.21%) MCSE
17 44 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
17 44 (2.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (45.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (5.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 74 (4.94%) GDPR
4 67 (4.48%) QA
5 57 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 55 (3.67%) COBIT
7 45 (3.01%) SLA
8 34 (2.27%) ISO27002
9 23 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 19 (1.27%) GPG13
11 18 (1.20%) ISO 9001
12 17 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 15 (1.00%) ISO22301
14 13 (0.87%) SDET
15 12 (0.80%) ISO27005
16 10 (0.67%) PA-DSS
16 10 (0.67%) SSAE 16
17 9 (0.60%) RMADS
18 8 (0.53%) ISO 8583
18 8 (0.53%) SEPA
System Software
1 211 (14.09%) Active Directory
2 107 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.34%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.87%) VMware ESX
5 24 (1.60%) vSphere
6 13 (0.87%) Docker
6 13 (0.87%) XenApp
7 12 (0.80%) Snort
8 11 (0.73%) ISA Server
9 9 (0.60%) Xen
10 8 (0.53%) KVM
10 8 (0.53%) XenServer
11 6 (0.40%) vCloud
12 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.33%) pfSense
12 5 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.27%) PowerHA
13 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 127 (8.48%) Puppet
2 47 (3.14%) Ansible
3 39 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (2.47%) Nagios
4 37 (2.47%) SCCM
5 26 (1.74%) Nessus
6 19 (1.27%) OpenNMS
7 16 (1.07%) Grafana
8 14 (0.94%) RANCID
9 13 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.87%) StatsD
10 12 (0.80%) OSSEC
11 11 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.60%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.60%) Cacti
13 9 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
14 8 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (0.53%) SCOM
14 8 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 263 (17.57%) Cisco
2 195 (13.03%) Microsoft
3 152 (10.15%) VMware
4 74 (4.94%) CheckPoint
5 67 (4.48%) F5
6 66 (4.41%) Oracle
7 61 (4.07%) Juniper
8 55 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 45 (3.01%) HP
10 43 (2.87%) Splunk
11 39 (2.61%) Brocade
11 39 (2.61%) Palo Alto
12 34 (2.27%) LogRhythm
13 32 (2.14%) Qualys
14 28 (1.87%) Intel Security
15 22 (1.47%) Dell
15 22 (1.47%) NetApp
16 21 (1.40%) Citrix
16 21 (1.40%) Huawei
16 21 (1.40%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52400 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
PwC
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + exc benefits/ pen/ bonus/ flex work
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago