Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 378 386 355
Rank change year-on-year +8 -31 -47
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 988 1,203 1,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.44% 5.79% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 749 918 1,216
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.98% +6.36%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 15,347 20,780 22,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.93% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11,862 15,196 17,444
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 917 £58,500 +6.36% 130
UK excluding London +1 621 £55,000 +10.00% 100
London +62 318 £70,000 +3.70% 34
South East +40 219 £55,000 - 29
North of England -16 162 £55,000 +22.22% 31
Midlands +11 124 £55,000 +10.00% 15
West Midlands +20 92 £55,000 +15.79% 10
North West -33 91 £57,500 +27.78% 12
Yorkshire +41 71 £55,000 +10.00% 19
South West +5 51 £43,750 -12.50% 13
East of England -3 43 £55,000 -23.40% 8
East Midlands +12 31 £65,000 +18.18% 5
Scotland +44 18 £70,000 +75.00% 2
Wales -10 4 £43,250 -3.89% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 574 (58.10%) Information Security
2 502 (50.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 321 (32.49%) GDPR
4 294 (29.76%) Cybersecurity
5 290 (29.35%) CISSP
6 271 (27.43%) Finance
7 251 (25.40%) Firewall
8 232 (23.48%) CISM
9 193 (19.53%) Azure
10 177 (17.91%) NIST
11 170 (17.21%) Windows
12 169 (17.11%) Risk Management
13 168 (17.00%) SIEM
14 157 (15.89%) AWS
15 155 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
16 148 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
17 141 (14.27%) Data Protection
18 130 (13.16%) Microsoft
19 122 (12.35%) Management Information System
20 120 (12.15%) ITIL
21 110 (11.13%) Degree
22 109 (11.03%) Linux
22 109 (11.03%) Security Architecture
23 108 (10.93%) CISA
24 105 (10.63%) Vulnerability Management
25 104 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
26 102 (10.32%) Cisco Certification
27 91 (9.21%) Active Directory
28 90 (9.11%) Legal
29 89 (9.01%) 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 35 (3.54%) IIS
2 24 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.71%) Confluence
6 3 (0.30%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.20%) Apache
7 2 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.10%) nginx
8 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 193 (19.53%) Azure
2 157 (15.89%) AWS
3 72 (7.29%) Office 365
4 56 (5.67%) SaaS
5 35 (3.54%) PaaS
6 30 (3.04%) IaaS
7 25 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.72%) Akamai
9 17 (1.72%) GCP
10 13 (1.32%) G Suite
11 12 (1.21%) Serverless
11 12 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.81%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 8 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
13 8 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 251 (25.40%) Firewall
2 73 (7.39%) Network Security
3 68 (6.88%) LAN
4 66 (6.68%) TCP/IP
5 61 (6.17%) DNS
6 60 (6.07%) WAN
7 48 (4.86%) VPN
8 44 (4.45%) DHCP
9 41 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 32 (3.24%) Internet
11 29 (2.94%) FTP
12 25 (2.53%) HTTP
13 17 (1.72%) MPLS
13 17 (1.72%) Wireless
14 16 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (1.62%) SMTP
15 15 (1.52%) SAN
16 13 (1.32%) NAS
17 12 (1.21%) VoIP
18 11 (1.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.14%) MySQL
3 19 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 19 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.61%) Maltego
9 5 (0.51%) Big Data
10 3 (0.30%) ArangoDB
10 3 (0.30%) GIS
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.20%) Power BI
11 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 35 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.52%) JIRA
3 11 (1.11%) Burp Suite
3 11 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.91%) Maven
5 8 (0.81%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.81%) Gatling
5 8 (0.81%) Gradle
5 8 (0.81%) JUnit
5 8 (0.81%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.61%) CircleCI
7 5 (0.51%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.30%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.30%) Subversion
9 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 271 (27.43%) Finance
2 90 (9.11%) Legal
3 78 (7.89%) Retail
4 50 (5.06%) Banking
5 42 (4.25%) Law
6 30 (3.04%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.82%) Marketing
9 14 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.71%) Advertising
11 5 (0.51%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) Back Office
12 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (15.89%) Analyst
2 112 (11.34%) Security Analyst
2 112 (11.34%) Security Engineer
3 110 (11.13%) Architect
4 109 (11.03%) Security Manager
5 92 (9.31%) Information Security Manager
6 88 (8.91%) Information Manager
7 83 (8.40%) Consultant
8 81 (8.20%) Security Architect
9 79 (8.00%) Security Consultant
10 69 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (6.48%) Security Officer
12 61 (6.17%) Information Security Officer
13 60 (6.07%) Information Officer
14 55 (5.57%) Information Analyst
15 53 (5.36%) Information Security Analyst
16 51 (5.16%) Developer
17 30 (3.04%) Information Security Consultant
17 30 (3.04%) IT Analyst
18 29 (2.94%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.24%) Web Services
2 25 (2.53%) HTML
3 23 (2.33%) .NET
4 20 (2.02%) REST
5 17 (1.72%) HTML5
6 16 (1.62%) JSON
6 16 (1.62%) RESTful
7 15 (1.52%) SOAP
8 14 (1.42%) CSS
8 14 (1.42%) Django
9 13 (1.32%) Flask
10 11 (1.11%) jQuery
10 11 (1.11%) XML
11 10 (1.01%) Spring
12 9 (0.91%) OAuth
13 8 (0.81%) AngularJS
13 8 (0.81%) Dropwizard
13 8 (0.81%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.81%) iOS SDK
13 8 (0.81%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 122 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 60 (6.07%) Data Protection Act
3 44 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
5 32 (3.24%) CESG
6 25 (2.53%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.52%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.32%) SWIFT
10 11 (1.11%) PKI
11 10 (1.01%) BYOD
11 10 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) Cyberattack
12 9 (0.91%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (0.91%) W3C
13 8 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.21%) Windows
2 109 (11.03%) Linux
3 79 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.14%) Unix
5 28 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.01%) Android
8 10 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.81%) CentOS
9 8 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.40%) HPUX
10 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.30%) Debian
11 3 (0.30%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (58.10%) Information Security
2 294 (29.76%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (17.11%) Risk Management
4 168 (17.00%) SIEM
5 155 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
6 148 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
7 141 (14.27%) Data Protection
8 120 (12.15%) ITIL
9 109 (11.03%) Security Architecture
10 105 (10.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 104 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 89 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 85 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 81 (8.20%) Data Security
15 80 (8.10%) Security Operations
16 79 (8.00%) ISMS
17 78 (7.89%) Security Management
18 69 (6.98%) Threat Intelligence
19 67 (6.78%) OWASP
19 67 (6.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (5.97%) SQL
2 46 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 44 (4.45%) Python
4 29 (2.94%) Java
5 26 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.52%) PHP
7 14 (1.42%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.01%) Java 8
9 9 (0.91%) C#
10 8 (0.81%) Kotlin
10 8 (0.81%) Objective-C
10 8 (0.81%) VBScript
11 6 (0.61%) Ruby
11 6 (0.61%) Scala
12 5 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.40%) VB
14 3 (0.30%) C
14 3 (0.30%) Go
14 3 (0.30%) R
15 2 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 290 (29.35%) CISSP
2 232 (23.48%) CISM
3 110 (11.13%) Degree
4 108 (10.93%) CISA
5 102 (10.32%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (4.76%) CEH
7 37 (3.74%) CRISC
8 35 (3.54%) Security Cleared
9 29 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 29 (2.94%) SC Cleared
10 28 (2.83%) GIAC
10 28 (2.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 25 (2.53%) CCNA
12 21 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
12 21 (2.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 20 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (1.92%) CISMP
14 19 (1.92%) CREST Certified
15 17 (1.72%) MCSA
15 17 (1.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (50.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 321 (32.49%) GDPR
3 177 (17.91%) NIST
4 85 (8.60%) COBIT
5 84 (8.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 61 (6.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 51 (5.16%) SLA
8 40 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 38 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 28 (2.83%) NCSC
11 23 (2.33%) JSP 440
12 17 (1.72%) QA
13 15 (1.52%) NIST 800
14 14 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 14 (1.42%) PSD2
15 12 (1.21%) ISO 9001
16 11 (1.11%) ISO 22301
16 11 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
17 9 (0.91%) PA-DSS
18 8 (0.81%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 91 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.63%) Docker
4 17 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.81%) Firmware
7 7 (0.71%) vSphere
8 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.10%) Postfix
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (4.66%) SCCM
2 37 (3.74%) Nessus
3 26 (2.63%) Terraform
4 22 (2.23%) Puppet
5 18 (1.82%) Ansible
6 14 (1.42%) SCOM
6 14 (1.42%) SCOrch
7 13 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.91%) CASB
9 9 (0.91%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.81%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.81%) Nmap
11 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (0.61%) OpenVAS
11 6 (0.61%) Salt
12 5 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.30%) OSSEC
14 3 (0.30%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 130 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.07%) Cisco
3 48 (4.86%) VMware
4 39 (3.95%) Splunk
5 31 (3.14%) Palo Alto
6 30 (3.04%) HP
6 30 (3.04%) Qualys
7 23 (2.33%) Fortinet
8 20 (2.02%) Google
8 20 (2.02%) SolarWinds
9 19 (1.92%) IBM
9 19 (1.92%) WorldPay
10 18 (1.82%) ArcSight
11 17 (1.72%) Apple
12 16 (1.62%) Intel
13 15 (1.52%) McAfee
13 15 (1.52%) Meraki
14 14 (1.42%) FIS
15 13 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.32%) Juniper