Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 277 348
Rank change year-on-year -63 +71 +3
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1634 2387 2038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.25% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.16% 9.69% 7.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 1911 1655
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +9.38%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,375 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.14% +5.00% +11.11%

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 22834 24645 27722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 12.96% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 17126 19487 21908
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -74 1573 £55,000 - 116
UK excluding London -86 870 £51,375 -2.14% 74
London -44 703 £61,500 -1.60% 43
South East -64 304 £54,250 -1.36% 16
North of England -106 248 £52,500 - 33
North West -61 126 £52,750 -0.47% 11
Midlands -71 123 £50,000 - 9
South West -1 95 £42,500 -26.09% 6
Yorkshire -101 94 £45,000 -10.89% 15
West Midlands -75 91 £52,500 - 6
East of England -2 85 £65,000 +23.81% 9
East Midlands 0 32 £45,000 - 3
North East +30 28 £67,500 +68.75% 7
Scotland -49 7 £65,000 +23.81%
Wales -4 3 £56,250 -29.69% 1
Northern Ireland -23 2 £62,500 +13.64%
Channel Islands +1 1 £67,500 +22.73%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 923 (56.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 905 (55.39%) Information Security
3 554 (33.90%) CISSP
4 410 (25.09%) Finance
5 365 (22.34%) Data Protection
6 364 (22.28%) CISM
7 329 (20.13%) Cybersecurity
8 328 (20.07%) Windows
9 324 (19.83%) GDPR
10 317 (19.40%) Risk Management
11 301 (18.42%) Firewall
12 279 (17.07%) ITIL
13 231 (14.14%) Penetration Testing
14 221 (13.53%) CISA
15 210 (12.85%) Microsoft
16 189 (11.57%) Linux
17 181 (11.08%) Data Protection Act
18 175 (10.71%) Active Directory
19 173 (10.59%) SQL
20 172 (10.53%) Cisco
21 169 (10.34%) VMware
22 165 (10.10%) Degree
23 164 (10.04%) SIEM
24 161 (9.85%) Management Information System
25 148 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
26 147 (9.00%) Windows Server
27 141 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
28 139 (8.51%) Retail
29 135 (8.26%) Project Management
30 134 (8.20%) Security Architecture

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 48 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 39 (2.39%) IIS
3 29 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (1.04%) Apache
4 17 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.61%) CMS
6 10 (0.61%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.43%) Jetty
9 6 (0.37%) Confluence
9 6 (0.37%) JBoss
10 5 (0.31%) CoreMedia CMS
11 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.061%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.061%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.061%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.061%) HipChat
6 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Magento
2 4 (0.24%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Exstream
4 1 (0.061%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.061%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 118 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (5.08%) SaaS
3 74 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.94%) Office 365
5 30 (1.84%) IaaS
6 16 (0.98%) PaaS
7 13 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.61%) iPaaS
9 9 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.55%) Cloudflare
10 7 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.31%) GitHub
12 4 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.061%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.061%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.061%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 301 (18.42%) Firewall
2 132 (8.08%) LAN
3 118 (7.22%) WAN
4 112 (6.85%) VPN
5 110 (6.73%) Network Security
6 97 (5.94%) DNS
7 83 (5.08%) TCP/IP
8 76 (4.65%) Internet
9 71 (4.35%) DHCP
10 59 (3.61%) VoIP
11 55 (3.37%) SAN
11 55 (3.37%) Wireless
12 50 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (2.63%) VLAN
14 41 (2.51%) BGP
14 41 (2.51%) MPLS
15 38 (2.33%) HTTP
16 35 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (2.14%) SSL
17 33 (2.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.47%) MySQL
3 42 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 16 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.86%) Big Data
12 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.73%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 45 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (2.57%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.26%) JIRA
4 18 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.98%) Metasploit
6 15 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.43%) Appium
9 7 (0.43%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.43%) Gatling
9 7 (0.43%) Gradle
9 7 (0.43%) JUnit
9 7 (0.43%) Maven
9 7 (0.43%) PHPUnit
9 7 (0.43%) Spock
9 7 (0.43%) TestNG
9 7 (0.43%) Zephyr
10 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 410 (25.09%) Finance
2 139 (8.51%) Retail
3 107 (6.55%) Legal
4 100 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 78 (4.77%) Banking
6 58 (3.55%) Marketing
7 46 (2.82%) Law
8 37 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 35 (2.14%) Electronics
10 19 (1.16%) Games
11 18 (1.10%) Automotive
12 14 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.67%) Advertising
14 9 (0.55%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.49%) Digital Economy
15 8 (0.49%) French Language
15 8 (0.49%) German Language
16 7 (0.43%) Back Office
17 6 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 257 (15.73%) Analyst
2 235 (14.38%) Security Manager
3 208 (12.73%) Consultant
4 188 (11.51%) Security Analyst
5 171 (10.47%) Security Consultant
6 139 (8.51%) Information Security Manager
7 134 (8.20%) Information Manager
8 131 (8.02%) Architect
9 96 (5.88%) Information Analyst
9 96 (5.88%) IT Analyst
10 92 (5.63%) Information Security Analyst
11 88 (5.39%) Developer
11 88 (5.39%) IT Manager
12 83 (5.08%) Security Specialist
13 81 (4.96%) Security Officer
14 67 (4.10%) IT Security Analyst
15 66 (4.04%) Security Architect
16 61 (3.73%) Information Security Officer
17 60 (3.67%) Information Officer
18 54 (3.30%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.73%) .NET
2 45 (2.75%) Web Services
3 31 (1.90%) CSS
4 29 (1.77%) XML
5 25 (1.53%) HTML
6 21 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 21 (1.29%) Middleware
7 19 (1.16%) SOAP
8 18 (1.10%) jQuery
9 16 (0.98%) JSON
9 16 (0.98%) Spring
10 12 (0.73%) Ajax
10 12 (0.73%) HTML5
10 12 (0.73%) LAMP
11 9 (0.55%) REST
11 9 (0.55%) RESTful
12 8 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (0.49%) SailPoint
12 8 (0.49%) WinForms
13 7 (0.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 181 (11.08%) Data Protection Act
2 161 (9.85%) Management Information System
3 115 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 72 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 60 (3.67%) Fintech
7 49 (3.00%) Clustering
8 37 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 35 (2.14%) CESG
10 27 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
11 26 (1.59%) Public Cloud
12 25 (1.53%) Driving Licence
13 24 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.47%) PKI
14 21 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.29%) User Experience
15 15 (0.92%) Contactless
16 14 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
17 13 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
17 13 (0.80%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 328 (20.07%) Windows
2 189 (11.57%) Linux
3 147 (9.00%) Windows Server
4 83 (5.08%) Unix
5 62 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 29 (1.77%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.59%) CentOS
10 23 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (1.10%) Android
12 16 (0.98%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.92%) Debian
14 14 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.80%) Kali Linux
16 10 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.55%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.49%) Solaris
18 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (55.39%) Information Security
2 365 (22.34%) Data Protection
3 329 (20.13%) Cybersecurity
4 317 (19.40%) Risk Management
5 279 (17.07%) ITIL
6 231 (14.14%) Penetration Testing
7 164 (10.04%) SIEM
8 148 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
9 135 (8.26%) Project Management
10 134 (8.20%) Security Architecture
11 123 (7.53%) ISMS
12 122 (7.47%) Risk Assessment
13 120 (7.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 109 (6.67%) Security Operations
15 96 (5.88%) DevOps
15 96 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 94 (5.75%) Business Development
17 92 (5.63%) Data Security
17 92 (5.63%) Security Management
18 90 (5.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 173 (10.59%) SQL
2 65 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 63 (3.86%) Python
4 58 (3.55%) Java
5 57 (3.49%) PHP
6 50 (3.06%) Bash Shell
7 46 (2.82%) C
8 45 (2.75%) C#
8 45 (2.75%) T-SQL
9 42 (2.57%) Perl
10 41 (2.51%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.84%) VB.NET
12 29 (1.77%) Ruby
13 11 (0.67%) C++
14 10 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.55%) VBScript
16 7 (0.43%) C-shell
16 7 (0.43%) Korn
17 3 (0.18%) VB
18 2 (0.12%) AWK
Qualifications
1 554 (33.90%) CISSP
2 364 (22.28%) CISM
3 221 (13.53%) CISA
4 165 (10.10%) Degree
5 141 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (6.00%) CCNA
7 77 (4.71%) CEH
8 69 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 60 (3.67%) CCNP
10 59 (3.61%) Security Cleared
11 57 (3.49%) SSCP
12 52 (3.18%) PCI QSA
13 51 (3.12%) SANS
14 48 (2.94%) MCSE
15 46 (2.82%) CRISC
16 44 (2.69%) SC Cleared
17 42 (2.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 36 (2.20%) CREST Certified
19 34 (2.08%) CISMP
20 33 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 923 (56.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 324 (19.83%) GDPR
3 115 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 110 (6.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 98 (6.00%) COBIT
6 71 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 53 (3.24%) ISO 9001
8 51 (3.12%) ISO 22301
9 39 (2.39%) SLA
10 33 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 33 (2.02%) SEPA
11 30 (1.84%) QA
12 28 (1.71%) Data Quality
12 28 (1.71%) HIPAA
12 28 (1.71%) NIST 800
13 25 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 20 (1.22%) JSP 440
14 20 (1.22%) PMO
15 16 (0.98%) PA-DSS
16 15 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 175 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 121 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.14%) vSphere
5 23 (1.41%) Xen
6 21 (1.29%) Docker
7 17 (1.04%) XenApp
8 14 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.43%) Snort
10 6 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.31%) pfSense
12 4 (0.24%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.18%) KVM
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.12%) Varnish
14 2 (0.12%) vCloud
14 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (4.22%) Puppet
2 52 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.84%) Nessus
3 30 (1.84%) Opsview
4 28 (1.71%) SCCM
5 27 (1.65%) Ansible
6 17 (1.04%) Nagios
7 15 (0.92%) FortiGate
7 15 (0.92%) Nmap
8 14 (0.86%) Terraform
9 13 (0.80%) WebInspect
10 11 (0.67%) Cacti
10 11 (0.67%) OpenNMS
10 11 (0.67%) RANCID
11 10 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.55%) Pingdom
12 9 (0.55%) SCOM
12 9 (0.55%) WSUS
13 5 (0.31%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 210 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 172 (10.53%) Cisco
3 169 (10.34%) VMware
4 69 (4.22%) Oracle
5 61 (3.73%) Splunk
6 51 (3.12%) Citrix
7 43 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 42 (2.57%) SAP
9 39 (2.39%) Juniper
10 37 (2.26%) HP
11 34 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.77%) CheckPoint
13 23 (1.41%) Palo Alto
14 22 (1.35%) LogRhythm
15 21 (1.29%) SonicWALL
16 20 (1.22%) F5
17 19 (1.16%) Atlassian
18 18 (1.10%) Google
19 17 (1.04%) Dell
19 17 (1.04%) IBM