Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 373 403
Rank change year-on-year -81 +30 -45
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 468 899 1,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.60% 6.40% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 350 692 820
10th Percentile £38,000 £39,050 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,625 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,497 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.51% +4.35% -0.86%
75th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £87,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.40% -7.62%

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 10,183 14,050 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.34% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,119 10,931 15,430
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -88 423 £57,500 - 84
UK excluding London -79 262 £50,000 -9.09% 62
London +5 171 £65,000 -3.70% 26
Work from Home -97 93 £72,500 -7.94% 10
North of England -32 79 £45,000 -19.64% 18
Midlands +4 70 £47,500 -13.64% 12
South East -45 54 £70,000 +35.92% 12
North West -17 44 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East Midlands +34 39 £44,000 -32.31% 1
Yorkshire -24 31 £50,000 -10.71% 9
West Midlands -24 31 £55,000 - 10
South West +2 27 £50,000 +17.65% 9
East of England +35 14 £55,000 +7.84% 7
Scotland +19 14 £47,500 -32.14% 3
Wales +33 4 £59,250 +12.86%
North East - 4 £38,250 - 2
Northern Ireland +3 1 £60,000 +71.43% 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 255 (54.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 241 (51.50%) Information Security
3 210 (44.87%) GDPR
4 154 (32.91%) Cybersecurity
5 129 (27.56%) Firewall
6 126 (26.92%) Azure
7 115 (24.57%) Finance
8 106 (22.65%) NIST
9 105 (22.44%) AWS
10 92 (19.66%) CISSP
11 83 (17.74%) Linux
11 83 (17.74%) SIEM
12 78 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 77 (16.45%) Security Architecture
14 76 (16.24%) Risk Management
15 75 (16.03%) Microsoft
15 75 (16.03%) Cyber Essentials
16 67 (14.32%) Cisco
16 67 (14.32%) Windows
17 65 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
17 65 (13.89%) Security Operations
18 64 (13.68%) Penetration Testing
19 63 (13.46%) CISM
19 63 (13.46%) Data Protection
20 59 (12.61%) ITIL
21 56 (11.97%) DevOps
22 54 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
23 53 (11.32%) SaaS
24 52 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
24 52 (11.11%) OWASP

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 11 (2.35%) IIS
2 10 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.85%) CMS
4 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.64%) WordPress
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.21%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) nginx
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.21%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.28%) Sentinel
3 5 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 126 (26.92%) Azure
2 105 (22.44%) AWS
3 53 (11.32%) SaaS
4 40 (8.55%) Microsoft 365
5 39 (8.33%) GCP
6 17 (3.63%) PaaS
7 13 (2.78%) IaaS
8 9 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.50%) GitHub
10 6 (1.28%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.85%) Apple Pay
12 4 (0.85%) Google Pay
12 4 (0.85%) Serverless
12 4 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.64%) OpenDNS
14 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 129 (27.56%) Firewall
2 48 (10.26%) Network Security
3 30 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (4.49%) WAN
6 18 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 17 (3.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (3.21%) VPN
9 14 (2.99%) LAN
10 13 (2.78%) DNS
10 13 (2.78%) Wireless
11 11 (2.35%) SSL
12 10 (2.14%) DHCP
12 10 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (2.14%) Internet
13 9 (1.92%) VoIP
14 6 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (1.28%) VLAN
15 5 (1.07%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.35%) Redis
5 10 (2.14%) MySQL
6 9 (1.92%) Big Data
6 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.85%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2019
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 24 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 11 (2.35%) Travis CI
4 10 (2.14%) JIRA
5 9 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.85%) Subversion
7 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) AppScan
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) GitLab
8 1 (0.21%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.21%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 115 (24.57%) Finance
2 35 (7.48%) Legal
3 34 (7.26%) Retail
4 29 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.91%) Public Sector
6 21 (4.49%) Marketing
7 20 (4.27%) Manufacturing
8 15 (3.21%) Banking
9 6 (1.28%) Electronics
10 5 (1.07%) Law
11 3 (0.64%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (13.68%) Consultant
2 58 (12.39%) Security Consultant
3 56 (11.97%) Analyst
4 55 (11.75%) Architect
5 54 (11.54%) Security Engineer
6 50 (10.68%) Security Specialist
7 37 (7.91%) Information Security Specialist
7 37 (7.91%) Information Specialist
8 36 (7.69%) Security Architect
9 34 (7.26%) Security Analyst
10 27 (5.77%) Network Engineer
10 27 (5.77%) Security Manager
11 22 (4.70%) Developer
11 22 (4.70%) Head of Information
11 22 (4.70%) Head of Information Security
11 22 (4.70%) Head of Security
11 22 (4.70%) Information Security Consultant
11 22 (4.70%) IT Engineer
12 21 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (4.06%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.56%) Web Services
2 23 (4.91%) .NET
3 22 (4.70%) Middleware
4 16 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.99%) CSS
5 14 (2.99%) HTML
6 13 (2.78%) jQuery
7 9 (1.92%) REST
8 8 (1.71%) HTML5
9 7 (1.50%) XML
10 6 (1.28%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.28%) JSON
11 5 (1.07%) CSS3
11 5 (1.07%) LAMP
11 5 (1.07%) SOAP
12 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (0.85%) MDX
12 4 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 45 (9.62%) Public Cloud
3 28 (5.98%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 23 (4.91%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.14%) IVR
10 9 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.92%) EPoS
11 7 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.50%) Replication
12 6 (1.28%) CESG
12 6 (1.28%) PKI
13 5 (1.07%) FMCG
14 4 (0.85%) Graphic Design
15 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (17.74%) Linux
2 67 (14.32%) Windows
3 33 (7.05%) Unix
4 30 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.56%) AIX
6 11 (2.35%) CentOS
7 8 (1.71%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.07%) Android
10 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.64%) Solaris
12 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.43%) MVS
12 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (51.50%) Information Security
2 154 (32.91%) Cybersecurity
3 83 (17.74%) SIEM
4 77 (16.45%) Security Architecture
5 76 (16.24%) Risk Management
6 65 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (13.89%) Security Operations
7 64 (13.68%) Penetration Testing
8 63 (13.46%) Data Protection
9 59 (12.61%) ITIL
10 56 (11.97%) DevOps
11 54 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (11.11%) OWASP
12 52 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
13 46 (9.83%) Security Management
14 42 (8.97%) Data Security
15 35 (7.48%) DevSecOps
16 33 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (6.84%) Internal Audit
18 31 (6.62%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.48%) SQL
2 26 (5.56%) Python
3 20 (4.27%) Bash Shell
3 20 (4.27%) C#
4 17 (3.63%) Java
5 15 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.35%) Go
7 9 (1.92%) PHP
7 9 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.71%) C
9 4 (0.85%) R
10 2 (0.43%) Groovy
10 2 (0.43%) Java 8
10 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (19.66%) CISSP
2 63 (13.46%) CISM
3 48 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (8.97%) Degree
5 31 (6.62%) CISA
6 27 (5.77%) PCI QSA
7 20 (4.27%) CCNA
8 16 (3.42%) OSCP
9 13 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.56%) SSCP
11 11 (2.35%) CCSA
11 11 (2.35%) CEH
12 10 (2.14%) CCNP
12 10 (2.14%) OSCE
12 10 (2.14%) SANS
13 9 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (1.71%) DBS Check
14 8 (1.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 8 (1.71%) ISSAP
14 8 (1.71%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (54.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (44.87%) GDPR
3 106 (22.65%) NIST
4 75 (16.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 50 (10.68%) GRC
6 26 (5.56%) NCSC
7 25 (5.34%) COBIT
7 25 (5.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (4.06%) SOC 2
9 18 (3.85%) SLA
10 16 (3.42%) QA
11 13 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (2.56%) ISO 22301
12 12 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (2.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (2.14%) SOC 1
15 9 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 9 (1.92%) NIST 800
16 8 (1.71%) GAMP
16 8 (1.71%) HIPAA
System Software
1 38 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.70%) Docker
3 11 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.64%) Firmware
5 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (4.91%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.06%) Terraform
3 16 (3.42%) Ansible
4 13 (2.78%) Puppet
5 12 (2.56%) CASB
6 10 (2.14%) Consul
6 10 (2.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (2.14%) linkerd
6 10 (2.14%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.92%) Nessus
7 9 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.71%) FortiGate
9 6 (1.28%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.85%) SCCM
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.64%) SCOM
11 3 (0.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.32%) Cisco
3 40 (8.55%) CheckPoint
4 21 (4.49%) Google
5 19 (4.06%) Oracle
6 17 (3.63%) ServiceNow
6 17 (3.63%) VMware
7 14 (2.99%) HP
8 13 (2.78%) OneTrust
8 13 (2.78%) Splunk
9 12 (2.56%) F5
10 11 (2.35%) Apple
10 11 (2.35%) SAP
11 10 (2.14%) Fortinet
11 10 (2.14%) Juniper
11 10 (2.14%) Zscaler
12 9 (1.92%) Avaya
12 9 (1.92%) IBM
13 8 (1.71%) Genesys
13 8 (1.71%) Palo Alto