Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 381 413 364
Rank change year-on-year +32 -49 +1
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 706 1,078 1,516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.75% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.41% 5.37% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 582 820 1,277
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,125 £91,250 £85,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £53,113 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.67% +1.17% -

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 11,013 20,079 22,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.28% 13.97% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,371 14,526 17,116
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,688 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +21 640 £56,000 -6.67% 30
UK excluding London +31 432 £54,000 +1.67% 26
London +46 217 £65,000 -3.70% 5
North of England +121 152 £55,000 +22.22% 12
South East +58 136 £55,000 -4.35% 5
North West +76 103 £53,250 +18.33% 9
Midlands +56 79 £52,500 +7.69% 4
Work from Home +42 69 £77,500 +3.33% 2
West Midlands +58 57 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +110 49 £57,000 +14.00% 3
South West +45 29 £42,500 -12.37% 3
East of England -9 27 £51,000 -32.00% 1
East Midlands +55 21 £65,000 -16.13%
Scotland +52 8 £64,750 +83.12% 1
Wales 0 3 £52,500 -2.78% 1

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 396 (56.09%) Information Security
2 368 (52.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 220 (31.16%) Cybersecurity
4 207 (29.32%) Finance
5 201 (28.47%) GDPR
6 191 (27.05%) Firewall
7 184 (26.06%) CISSP
8 161 (22.80%) Risk Management
9 152 (21.53%) Azure
10 133 (18.84%) CISM
11 130 (18.41%) AWS
12 111 (15.72%) Penetration Testing
12 111 (15.72%) Microsoft
13 110 (15.58%) SIEM
14 109 (15.44%) NIST
15 100 (14.16%) Windows
16 95 (13.46%) Management Information System
17 89 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
17 89 (12.61%) ISMS
18 84 (11.90%) Data Protection
19 81 (11.47%) Linux
20 79 (11.19%) Cyber Essentials
21 78 (11.05%) COBIT
22 77 (10.91%) Security Architecture
23 74 (10.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
24 70 (9.92%) ITIL
25 66 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
26 65 (9.21%) Risk Assessment
26 65 (9.21%) Degree
27 63 (8.92%) Data Security

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 31 (4.39%) IIS
2 7 (0.99%) Confluence
3 5 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.57%) Apache
5 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.42%) SAS
6 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 152 (21.53%) Azure
2 130 (18.41%) AWS
3 49 (6.94%) SaaS
4 41 (5.81%) PaaS
5 38 (5.38%) Office 365
6 32 (4.53%) IaaS
7 12 (1.70%) GCP
8 11 (1.56%) Akamai
9 10 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.99%) G Suite
10 7 (0.99%) Serverless
11 6 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.57%) Apple Pay
13 4 (0.57%) Heroku
13 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.42%) Google Pay
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 191 (27.05%) Firewall
2 57 (8.07%) Network Security
3 39 (5.52%) TCP/IP
4 37 (5.24%) VPN
5 26 (3.68%) DNS
6 23 (3.26%) Internet
6 23 (3.26%) Wireless
7 22 (3.12%) LAN
8 21 (2.97%) MPLS
9 20 (2.83%) HTTP
10 18 (2.55%) DHCP
10 18 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (2.41%) SAN
12 16 (2.27%) WAN
13 11 (1.56%) FTP
13 11 (1.56%) SMTP
13 11 (1.56%) Wireshark
14 9 (1.27%) BGP
14 9 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 17 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.84%) MySQL
5 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.57%) Big Data
8 4 (0.57%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.14%) Redis
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (2.97%) JIRA
2 18 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.99%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.57%) CircleCI
7 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.42%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.28%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.28%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.28%) Protractor
9 1 (0.14%) Maven
9 1 (0.14%) Snyk
9 1 (0.14%) Xcode
General
1 207 (29.32%) Finance
2 63 (8.92%) Legal
3 50 (7.08%) Retail
4 34 (4.82%) Banking
5 30 (4.25%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.83%) Law
7 17 (2.41%) Marketing
8 15 (2.12%) Public Sector
9 13 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.42%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (15.30%) Analyst
2 93 (13.17%) Architect
3 89 (12.61%) Security Analyst
4 88 (12.46%) Security Engineer
5 67 (9.49%) Consultant
6 61 (8.64%) Security Manager
7 58 (8.22%) Security Consultant
8 57 (8.07%) Security Architect
9 48 (6.80%) Information Analyst
9 48 (6.80%) Security Officer
10 45 (6.37%) Information Security Analyst
11 44 (6.23%) Information Manager
11 44 (6.23%) Security Specialist
12 43 (6.09%) Information Security Manager
13 41 (5.81%) Information Security Officer
13 41 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (5.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 34 (4.82%) Developer
15 34 (4.82%) Information Officer
16 29 (4.11%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.97%) RESTful
2 19 (2.69%) REST
3 17 (2.41%) .NET
4 16 (2.27%) Web Services
5 13 (1.84%) Django
5 13 (1.84%) Flask
6 10 (1.42%) SOAP
7 9 (1.27%) HTML
8 8 (1.13%) CSS
9 7 (0.99%) .NET Core
9 7 (0.99%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.85%) JSON
10 6 (0.85%) LAMP
11 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.57%) WCF
13 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
13 3 (0.42%) MDX
13 3 (0.42%) OAuth
14 2 (0.28%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 37 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 36 (5.10%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.82%) CESG
7 25 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (3.12%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.83%) Cloud Native
10 17 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (1.42%) Clustering
12 10 (1.42%) PKI
13 9 (1.27%) SWIFT
14 8 (1.13%) Blog
14 8 (1.13%) BYOD
14 8 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (1.13%) Handset
14 8 (1.13%) Social Media
15 7 (0.99%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 100 (14.16%) Windows
2 81 (11.47%) Linux
3 43 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.40%) Unix
5 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (1.56%) Solaris
7 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.99%) HPUX
8 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.57%) Debian
9 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.28%) Android
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (56.09%) Information Security
2 220 (31.16%) Cybersecurity
3 161 (22.80%) Risk Management
4 111 (15.72%) Penetration Testing
5 110 (15.58%) SIEM
6 89 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (12.61%) ISMS
7 84 (11.90%) Data Protection
8 77 (10.91%) Security Architecture
9 70 (9.92%) ITIL
10 65 (9.21%) Risk Assessment
11 63 (8.92%) Data Security
11 63 (8.92%) Security Management
12 62 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 61 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
14 55 (7.79%) OWASP
15 54 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (7.51%) DevOps
16 53 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 51 (7.22%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (6.37%) SQL
2 42 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.24%) Python
4 18 (2.55%) Java
5 13 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.84%) VBScript
6 12 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.56%) C#
7 11 (1.56%) PHP
8 7 (0.99%) Ruby
8 7 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.57%) Perl
9 4 (0.57%) Scala
10 3 (0.42%) R
10 3 (0.42%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.28%) C
11 2 (0.28%) VB
12 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 184 (26.06%) CISSP
2 133 (18.84%) CISM
3 66 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (9.21%) Degree
5 60 (8.50%) CISA
6 33 (4.67%) CEH
7 25 (3.54%) CRISC
8 21 (2.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 18 (2.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 17 (2.41%) GIAC
11 16 (2.27%) CCNA
11 16 (2.27%) Security Cleared
12 13 (1.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 13 (1.84%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.70%) AWS Certification
13 12 (1.70%) CISMP
13 12 (1.70%) PCI QSA
14 11 (1.56%) IISP
15 10 (1.42%) CCSP
16 9 (1.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (52.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 201 (28.47%) GDPR
3 109 (15.44%) NIST
4 79 (11.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 78 (11.05%) COBIT
6 74 (10.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (5.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 32 (4.53%) SLA
9 27 (3.82%) JSP 440
10 23 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 21 (2.97%) NCSC
12 16 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 14 (1.98%) QA
14 9 (1.27%) HIPAA
15 7 (0.99%) BS7799
16 6 (0.85%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.85%) PSD2
17 5 (0.71%) GLBA
17 5 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
17 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 59 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.70%) Docker
4 5 (0.71%) Firmware
4 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.42%) vSphere
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.14%) Postfix
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (3.26%) Terraform
2 17 (2.41%) Ansible
3 13 (1.84%) Puppet
4 12 (1.70%) Nessus
4 12 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.27%) RSA enVision
6 6 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.85%) SCCM
7 5 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.57%) Salt
9 3 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.42%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.42%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.42%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.42%) SCOM
9 3 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.28%) QRadar
Vendors
1 111 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.94%) Cisco
3 38 (5.38%) VMware
4 26 (3.68%) Splunk
5 24 (3.40%) HP
6 20 (2.83%) ArcSight
7 18 (2.55%) McAfee
8 17 (2.41%) Fortinet
9 15 (2.12%) IBM
10 14 (1.98%) Palo Alto
10 14 (1.98%) WorldPay
11 13 (1.84%) Qualys
11 13 (1.84%) Sophos
11 13 (1.84%) Zscaler
12 12 (1.70%) Intel
13 11 (1.56%) Meraki
14 10 (1.42%) Capita
14 10 (1.42%) Google
14 10 (1.42%) Oracle
15 9 (1.27%) Citrix