Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 524 415 405
Rank change year-on-year -109 -10 -15
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 654 311 1,022
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.35% 5.03% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 494 225 735
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £49,063 £42,500 £44,296
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.98% +1.74%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 19,510 6,186 18,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.36% 12.49% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11,954 4,860 14,206
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.08% +8.89% -

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 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 17 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 27 October 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 -93 584 £60,000 +9.09% 104
UK excluding London -105 351 £55,000 +10.00% 60
London -107 254 £65,000 - 48
Work from Home -187 140 £65,000 +15.41% 18
South East -108 101 £60,000 +17.65% 20
South West -40 81 £55,000 - 5
North of England -130 72 £50,000 - 19
Midlands -100 60 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Yorkshire -92 38 £60,000 +20.00% 6
West Midlands -84 33 £57,500 +21.05% 4
North West -114 30 £43,750 -10.26% 12
East Midlands -42 27 £57,500 +29.94% 3
Wales -45 14 £49,500 -17.50% 2
Scotland -83 11 £70,000 +29.03% 1
East of England -89 11 £52,500 +45.83% 4
North East - 4 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -41 1 £64,500 +7.50% 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 370 (56.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 350 (53.52%) Information Security
3 254 (38.84%) GDPR
4 195 (29.82%) Azure
5 194 (29.66%) Cybersecurity
6 175 (26.76%) Risk Management
7 172 (26.30%) Finance
8 159 (24.31%) Social Skills
9 147 (22.48%) AWS
10 143 (21.87%) CISSP
11 139 (21.25%) NIST
12 121 (18.50%) Firewall
13 116 (17.74%) Management Information System
14 114 (17.43%) CISM
15 113 (17.28%) Linux
16 111 (16.97%) Microsoft
17 108 (16.51%) ITIL
18 102 (15.60%) Data Protection
18 102 (15.60%) Cyber Essentials
19 89 (13.61%) Security Operations
20 86 (13.15%) DevOps
20 86 (13.15%) Security Management
21 80 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
22 79 (12.08%) Vulnerability Management
23 76 (11.62%) SIEM
24 73 (11.16%) Risk Assessment
25 70 (10.70%) Degree
25 70 (10.70%) COBIT
25 70 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
26 68 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement

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 22 (3.36%) IIS
2 12 (1.83%) MTS
3 7 (1.07%) Apache
4 6 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.61%) nginx
6 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.31%) CICS
7 2 (0.31%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.31%) Commerce Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (2.75%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.61%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.31%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 195 (29.82%) Azure
2 147 (22.48%) AWS
3 55 (8.41%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (7.49%) SaaS
5 43 (6.57%) GCP
6 26 (3.98%) PaaS
7 22 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.21%) GitHub
9 18 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (2.75%) IaaS
10 16 (2.45%) Serverless
11 14 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (2.14%) Azure Sentinel
12 11 (1.68%) OpenShift
13 8 (1.22%) Pulumi
14 7 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (1.07%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.92%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 121 (18.50%) Firewall
2 47 (7.19%) Network Security
3 30 (4.59%) SSL
4 25 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (3.06%) DNS
7 19 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 19 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 17 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (2.45%) Internet
9 16 (2.45%) WAN
10 13 (1.99%) DHCP
10 13 (1.99%) LAN
10 13 (1.99%) Wireless
11 11 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (1.38%) SAN
13 8 (1.22%) MPLS
13 8 (1.22%) OSPF
13 8 (1.22%) VoIP
14 7 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.10%) MySQL
2 40 (6.12%) MariaDB
3 30 (4.59%) SQL Server
4 12 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (0.76%) Couchbase
8 5 (0.76%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.61%) Big Data
9 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.61%) OLAP
9 4 (0.61%) OLTP
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.52%) JIRA
3 19 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (2.14%) PHPUnit
6 8 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (1.22%) SonarQube
6 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.61%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.61%) gulp
8 3 (0.46%) Selenium
9 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.31%) Gatling
9 2 (0.31%) GitLab
9 2 (0.31%) JMeter
9 2 (0.31%) JUnit
9 2 (0.31%) Postman
9 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 172 (26.30%) Finance
2 159 (24.31%) Social Skills
3 51 (7.80%) Legal
4 41 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.05%) Banking
6 31 (4.74%) Retail
6 31 (4.74%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.36%) Marketing
7 22 (3.36%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (3.21%) Influencing Skills
9 20 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
10 19 (2.91%) Public Sector
11 17 (2.60%) Law
12 16 (2.45%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (1.22%) Games
14 7 (1.07%) Back Office
15 6 (0.92%) Electronics
16 4 (0.61%) Billing
16 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (15.75%) Analyst
2 72 (11.01%) Consultant
3 65 (9.94%) Security Analyst
4 60 (9.17%) Architect
4 60 (9.17%) Security Manager
5 54 (8.26%) Security Consultant
6 50 (7.65%) Developer
7 39 (5.96%) Security Officer
8 37 (5.66%) Security Specialist
9 35 (5.35%) Head of Security
10 34 (5.20%) Head of Information Security
11 33 (5.05%) Information Manager
12 32 (4.89%) Information Security Consultant
12 32 (4.89%) PHP Developer
12 32 (4.89%) Security Architect
13 31 (4.74%) Information Security Manager
14 30 (4.59%) Information Analyst
14 30 (4.59%) Information Security Analyst
14 30 (4.59%) Security Engineer
15 28 (4.28%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.73%) REST
2 39 (5.96%) CSS
2 39 (5.96%) HTML
3 38 (5.81%) jQuery
4 34 (5.20%) SOAP
5 33 (5.05%) LAMP
6 26 (3.98%) .NET
7 25 (3.82%) Middleware
8 23 (3.52%) Web Services
9 14 (2.14%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.83%) RESTful
11 10 (1.53%) JSON
11 10 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (1.38%) YAML
13 8 (1.22%) Kafka
13 8 (1.22%) Node.js
14 7 (1.07%) LDAP
15 6 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (0.76%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (17.74%) Management Information System
2 48 (7.34%) Public Cloud
3 45 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 45 (6.88%) Mobile App
4 39 (5.96%) Cyberthreat
5 28 (4.28%) Data Protection Act
6 25 (3.82%) PKI
7 15 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.14%) Cyberattack
8 14 (2.14%) Replication
9 12 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.83%) User Experience
10 10 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (1.22%) Smartcard
11 8 (1.22%) Tandem
12 4 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.28%) Linux
2 57 (8.72%) Windows
3 26 (3.98%) Unix
4 25 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.38%) Solaris
6 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.92%) Android
8 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.61%) CentOS
10 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.31%) zOS
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (53.52%) Information Security
2 194 (29.66%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (26.76%) Risk Management
4 108 (16.51%) ITIL
5 102 (15.60%) Data Protection
6 89 (13.61%) Security Operations
7 86 (13.15%) DevOps
7 86 (13.15%) Security Management
8 80 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (12.08%) Vulnerability Management
10 76 (11.62%) SIEM
11 73 (11.16%) Risk Assessment
12 70 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 66 (10.09%) Penetration Testing
15 65 (9.94%) Mentoring
16 60 (9.17%) ISMS
17 58 (8.87%) Data Privacy
17 58 (8.87%) Fintech
18 53 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.41%) SQL
2 51 (7.80%) Bash Shell
3 45 (6.88%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.96%) PHP
5 38 (5.81%) Java
6 28 (4.28%) Python
7 24 (3.67%) C#
8 23 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.14%) C
10 11 (1.68%) C++
10 11 (1.68%) Perl
11 9 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.07%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.61%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.31%) COBOL
14 2 (0.31%) Java 8
14 2 (0.31%) Scala
15 1 (0.15%) Bicep
15 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 143 (21.87%) CISSP
2 114 (17.43%) CISM
3 70 (10.70%) Degree
4 61 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (6.73%) CISA
6 36 (5.50%) CEH
7 22 (3.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 22 (3.36%) SANS
8 18 (2.75%) CCSP
8 18 (2.75%) GIAC
9 16 (2.45%) CCNA
9 16 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (2.45%) OSCP
10 15 (2.29%) CREST Certified
10 15 (2.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 14 (2.14%) IISP
12 13 (1.99%) CISMP
12 13 (1.99%) Security Cleared
13 11 (1.68%) CCNP
14 10 (1.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (56.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 254 (38.84%) GDPR
3 139 (21.25%) NIST
4 102 (15.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 70 (10.70%) COBIT
6 60 (9.17%) GRC
7 36 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 25 (3.82%) SLA
10 22 (3.36%) NCSC
11 21 (3.21%) SOC 2
12 18 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (2.75%) ISO 22301
12 18 (2.75%) PSD2
13 17 (2.60%) ISO 9001
14 16 (2.45%) HIPAA
15 14 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 13 (1.99%) ISAE 3402
17 12 (1.83%) NIST 800
18 11 (1.68%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 36 (5.50%) Docker
2 32 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.76%) XenApp
6 4 (0.61%) vSphere
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.31%) Firmware
8 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.52%) Ansible
3 21 (3.21%) Nessus
4 13 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (1.99%) Terraform
5 10 (1.53%) Grafana
6 9 (1.38%) SCCM
7 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 6 (0.92%) CASB
8 6 (0.92%) WSUS
9 4 (0.61%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.61%) Nagios
10 3 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.31%) Consul
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.31%) SCOM
12 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.15%) Puppet
12 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 111 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.48%) Cisco
3 33 (5.05%) VMware
4 32 (4.89%) F5
5 29 (4.43%) Google
6 26 (3.98%) CheckPoint
7 25 (3.82%) Apple
7 25 (3.82%) ServiceNow
8 20 (3.06%) Splunk
9 19 (2.91%) Zscaler
10 18 (2.75%) HP
10 18 (2.75%) Oracle
11 14 (2.14%) Aruba
12 13 (1.99%) Qualys
13 12 (1.83%) OneTrust
14 11 (1.68%) Okta
15 10 (1.53%) Rapid7
16 8 (1.22%) Imperva
16 8 (1.22%) Percona
16 8 (1.22%) Trend Micro