Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 403 395 373
Rank change year-on-year -8 -22 -7
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 308 1,028 1,404
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.34% 5.69% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 255 758 1,262
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 5,773 18,069 21,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.79% 13.21% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4,509 13,523 16,505
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,350 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 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 -6 276 £55,000 -8.33% 60
UK excluding London +30 188 £50,000 -9.09% 52
London +34 90 £65,000 -7.14% 12
North of England +129 80 £50,000 -4.76% 13
North West +115 52 £50,000 -5.17% 8
South East +70 48 £48,000 -12.73% 16
Work from Home +32 38 £55,000 -26.67% 13
Yorkshire +93 28 £50,000 -4.76% 5
South West +101 27 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Midlands +39 27 £48,750 -11.36% 7
West Midlands +39 23 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +67 4 £44,250 -6.84% 4
Scotland +62 3 £59,500 +19.00% 1
Wales +35 2 £38,000 -5.00% 3
East of England +63 1 £36,000 -34.55% 7
Northern Ireland +17 1 £60,000 +71.43%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 188 (61.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 163 (52.92%) Information Security
3 111 (36.04%) Cybersecurity
4 97 (31.49%) Firewall
5 96 (31.17%) Finance
6 83 (26.95%) Microsoft
7 79 (25.65%) CISSP
8 76 (24.68%) NIST
9 75 (24.35%) Risk Management
10 73 (23.70%) Azure
11 72 (23.38%) GDPR
12 61 (19.81%) Management Information System
13 59 (19.16%) AWS
14 56 (18.18%) CISM
15 51 (16.56%) Data Protection
16 47 (15.26%) Active Directory
17 46 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (14.94%) Network Security
17 46 (14.94%) Cyber Essentials
18 45 (14.61%) Vulnerability Management
19 44 (14.29%) ISMS
19 44 (14.29%) VPN
20 42 (13.64%) SIEM
21 41 (13.31%) Data Privacy
22 40 (12.99%) ITIL
23 39 (12.66%) Security Testing
23 39 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
24 37 (12.01%) Security Management
25 35 (11.36%) GAP Analysis
26 34 (11.04%) SaaS

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 16 (5.19%) IIS
2 5 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Drupal
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) nginx
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (0.65%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.70%) Azure
2 59 (19.16%) AWS
3 34 (11.04%) SaaS
4 31 (10.06%) Office 365
5 20 (6.49%) PaaS
6 16 (5.19%) IaaS
7 12 (3.90%) GCP
8 7 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.62%) npm
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.97%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (0.97%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.65%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.65%) Serverless
11 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.32%) GitHub
12 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 97 (31.49%) Firewall
2 46 (14.94%) Network Security
3 44 (14.29%) VPN
4 29 (9.42%) TCP/IP
5 26 (8.44%) LAN
6 21 (6.82%) WAN
7 17 (5.52%) Wireless
8 16 (5.19%) DNS
9 13 (4.22%) MPLS
10 12 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (3.90%) SAN
11 11 (3.57%) DHCP
11 11 (3.57%) HTTP
12 10 (3.25%) Internet
13 8 (2.60%) VLAN
13 8 (2.60%) Wireless Security
14 5 (1.62%) EIGRP
14 5 (1.62%) NAS
15 4 (1.30%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.30%) MariaDB
2 4 (1.30%) MySQL
3 3 (0.97%) Big Data
3 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.97%) Redis
4 2 (0.65%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.65%) Tableau
5 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.97%) Chocolatey
3 3 (0.97%) JIRA
4 2 (0.65%) Ant
4 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.65%) Cypress.io
4 2 (0.65%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.65%) JUnit
4 2 (0.65%) Protractor
4 2 (0.65%) Subversion
4 2 (0.65%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 96 (31.17%) Finance
2 29 (9.42%) Manufacturing
3 22 (7.14%) Legal
4 20 (6.49%) Retail
5 16 (5.19%) Marketing
6 11 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.92%) Banking
8 6 (1.95%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.62%) Games
9 5 (1.62%) Law
10 4 (1.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.65%) Back Office
11 2 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Military
12 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 54 (17.53%) Security Engineer
2 48 (15.58%) Consultant
3 41 (13.31%) Security Consultant
4 39 (12.66%) Analyst
5 29 (9.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 29 (9.42%) Security Analyst
6 24 (7.79%) Network Engineer
7 21 (6.82%) Architect
8 20 (6.49%) Security Specialist
9 19 (6.17%) Senior Security Engineer
10 16 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (4.87%) Information Analyst
11 15 (4.87%) Senior Consultant
12 13 (4.22%) Senior Security Consultant
13 12 (3.90%) Developer
13 12 (3.90%) Security Manager
14 11 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
14 11 (3.57%) IT Analyst
14 11 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.92%) .NET
2 8 (2.60%) Web Services
3 5 (1.62%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.62%) CSS
4 4 (1.30%) .NET Core
4 4 (1.30%) HTML
4 4 (1.30%) JSON
5 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.97%) RESTful
6 2 (0.65%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) OAuth
6 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.65%) React
6 2 (0.65%) REST
6 2 (0.65%) RxJS
6 2 (0.65%) Spring
6 2 (0.65%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (19.81%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.22%) Cloud Native
5 11 (3.57%) Blog
5 11 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.60%) Replication
6 8 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.27%) Cyberattack
7 7 (2.27%) PKI
7 7 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.95%) Clustering
9 5 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.62%) Social Media
9 5 (1.62%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.06%) Linux
2 28 (9.09%) Windows
3 12 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.62%) Unix
4 5 (1.62%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.97%) CentOS
6 2 (0.65%) AIX
6 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (52.92%) Information Security
2 111 (36.04%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (24.35%) Risk Management
4 51 (16.56%) Data Protection
5 46 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (14.61%) Vulnerability Management
7 44 (14.29%) ISMS
8 42 (13.64%) SIEM
9 41 (13.31%) Data Privacy
10 40 (12.99%) ITIL
11 39 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
11 39 (12.66%) Security Testing
12 37 (12.01%) Security Management
13 35 (11.36%) GAP Analysis
14 31 (10.06%) Security Architecture
15 30 (9.74%) OWASP
15 30 (9.74%) Security Operations
16 28 (9.09%) DevOps
17 26 (8.44%) Business Development
17 26 (8.44%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.14%) Python
2 19 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.84%) SQL
4 13 (4.22%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.25%) Go
6 6 (1.95%) Java
7 5 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.62%) PHP
8 4 (1.30%) Perl
8 4 (1.30%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.97%) C#
10 1 (0.32%) ABAP
10 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (25.65%) CISSP
2 56 (18.18%) CISM
3 33 (10.71%) Degree
4 27 (8.77%) CISA
4 27 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.52%) DBS Check
6 14 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.22%) CCNP
7 13 (4.22%) CEH
8 12 (3.90%) CRISC
8 12 (3.90%) OSCP
9 9 (2.92%) CCNA
9 9 (2.92%) PCI QSA
9 9 (2.92%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.27%) GIAC
10 7 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 7 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 7 (2.27%) JNCIP
11 6 (1.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (1.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (61.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (24.68%) NIST
3 72 (23.38%) GDPR
4 46 (14.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (5.52%) COBIT
6 16 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (5.19%) SLA
7 13 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (3.90%) ISO 31000
8 12 (3.90%) NCSC
9 11 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 10 (3.25%) ISO 22301
11 7 (2.27%) HIPAA
12 5 (1.62%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (1.62%) NIST 800
13 4 (1.30%) QA
14 3 (0.97%) BS7799
14 3 (0.97%) GAMP
System Software
1 47 (15.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.95%) Docker
5 4 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.60%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (2.27%) Terraform
4 6 (1.95%) Ansible
4 6 (1.95%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (1.62%) CASB
5 5 (1.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.30%) Puppet
7 3 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.97%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.97%) yum
8 2 (0.65%) Consul
8 2 (0.65%) linkerd
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.65%) SCCM
9 1 (0.32%) Nessus
9 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 83 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.47%) Cisco
3 15 (4.87%) Fortinet
3 15 (4.87%) SAP
4 12 (3.90%) Palo Alto
5 11 (3.57%) HP
5 11 (3.57%) VMware
6 10 (3.25%) CheckPoint
6 10 (3.25%) Juniper
7 8 (2.60%) Unisys
8 7 (2.27%) Aruba
9 6 (1.95%) Splunk
10 5 (1.62%) Google
10 5 (1.62%) McAfee
10 5 (1.62%) Oracle
11 4 (1.30%) IronPort
11 4 (1.30%) Percona
12 3 (0.97%) Meraki
12 3 (0.97%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.97%) Veeam