Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 372 423
Rank change year-on-year -121 +51 -53
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 635 534 1,069
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.91% 6.01% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 445 391 793
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £53,113
% change year-on-year +6.80% -3.04% -3.43%

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 16,227 8,883 20,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 12.87% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 10,068 6,848 15,052
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,590 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.08% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -101 579 £60,000 +9.09% 124
UK excluding London -92 353 £55,000 +6.80% 93
London -52 245 £65,000 - 42
Work from Home -173 124 £65,000 +8.33% 26
South East -95 84 £55,000 +13.40% 25
Midlands -49 78 £55,000 +10.00% 14
South West -35 77 £50,000 -9.09% 4
North of England -126 67 £54,500 -0.91% 34
West Midlands -49 51 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Yorkshire -74 41 £60,000 +6.19% 12
East Midlands -30 27 £43,000 -33.85% 3
East of England -23 23 £52,500 +2.94% 5
North West -120 22 £40,000 -20.00% 22
Scotland -54 20 £65,000 +0.39% 4
Wales -25 4 £58,500 +29.28% 6
North East - 4 £38,250 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £64,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 313 (49.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 309 (48.66%) Information Security
3 257 (40.47%) GDPR
4 189 (29.76%) Cybersecurity
5 187 (29.45%) Azure
6 167 (26.30%) Social Skills
7 151 (23.78%) Finance
8 145 (22.83%) AWS
9 134 (21.10%) CISSP
10 133 (20.94%) Risk Management
11 123 (19.37%) Firewall
12 112 (17.64%) Linux
13 105 (16.54%) Microsoft
14 102 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
15 100 (15.75%) Security Operations
16 96 (15.12%) NIST
16 96 (15.12%) ITIL
17 95 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
17 95 (14.96%) Cyber Essentials
18 94 (14.80%) CISM
19 93 (14.65%) Vulnerability Management
20 88 (13.86%) DevOps
21 85 (13.39%) SIEM
22 83 (13.07%) Penetration Testing
23 76 (11.97%) Data Protection
24 75 (11.81%) Management Information System
25 67 (10.55%) Security Management
26 65 (10.24%) Microsoft 365
27 64 (10.08%) Degree
28 63 (9.92%) 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 10 (1.57%) IIS
1 10 (1.57%) MTS
2 8 (1.26%) Apache
3 6 (0.94%) CMS
3 6 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.63%) nginx
4 4 (0.63%) WordPress
5 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.31%) CICS
6 2 (0.31%) Commerce Server
6 2 (0.31%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.79%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.31%) Cloudability
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 187 (29.45%) Azure
2 145 (22.83%) AWS
3 65 (10.24%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (8.35%) SaaS
5 51 (8.03%) GCP
6 27 (4.25%) GitHub
7 26 (4.09%) PaaS
8 17 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (2.52%) OpenShift
10 15 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (2.36%) Azure Sentinel
11 14 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.73%) Serverless
13 7 (1.10%) Apple Pay
13 7 (1.10%) Google Pay
14 6 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.79%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.79%) Datadog
15 5 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (19.37%) Firewall
2 46 (7.24%) Network Security
3 29 (4.57%) SSL
4 26 (4.09%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (2.68%) DNS
8 15 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 15 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (2.20%) DHCP
9 14 (2.20%) WAN
10 11 (1.73%) LAN
10 11 (1.73%) VoIP
11 10 (1.57%) Internet
12 8 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.10%) HSRP
13 7 (1.10%) HTTP
13 7 (1.10%) OSPF
14 6 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.56%) MySQL
2 36 (5.67%) MariaDB
3 27 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 14 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2019
9 7 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.63%) Redis
12 3 (0.47%) Big Data
12 3 (0.47%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.47%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.31%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 46 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.25%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (2.36%) JIRA
5 11 (1.73%) PHPUnit
6 7 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.94%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.63%) gulp
8 4 (0.63%) Selenium
9 3 (0.47%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.47%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.47%) webpack
10 2 (0.31%) AppScan
10 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.31%) GitLab
10 2 (0.31%) Maven
10 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.16%) JUnit
General
1 167 (26.30%) Social Skills
2 151 (23.78%) Finance
3 43 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.30%) Retail
5 38 (5.98%) Legal
6 33 (5.20%) Marketing
7 32 (5.04%) Telecoms
8 25 (3.94%) Public Sector
9 21 (3.31%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.83%) Banking
11 17 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
12 15 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
12 15 (2.36%) Law
13 11 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.79%) Billing
15 5 (0.79%) Electronics
15 5 (0.79%) Public Speaking
16 4 (0.63%) Games
16 4 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 107 (16.85%) Analyst
2 82 (12.91%) Consultant
3 69 (10.87%) Security Consultant
4 67 (10.55%) Security Analyst
5 64 (10.08%) Architect
6 61 (9.61%) Developer
7 52 (8.19%) Security Specialist
8 38 (5.98%) Information Security Consultant
8 38 (5.98%) Security Manager
9 33 (5.20%) Information Analyst
9 33 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
9 33 (5.20%) Security Architect
9 33 (5.20%) Security Engineer
10 32 (5.04%) Information Security Specialist
10 32 (5.04%) Information Specialist
10 32 (5.04%) PHP Developer
10 32 (5.04%) Senior Developer
11 29 (4.57%) Head of Information Security
11 29 (4.57%) Head of Security
12 24 (3.78%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.40%) CSS
1 47 (7.40%) HTML
2 44 (6.93%) jQuery
3 43 (6.77%) REST
4 34 (5.35%) Web Services
5 33 (5.20%) .NET
5 33 (5.20%) LAMP
6 30 (4.72%) SOAP
7 28 (4.41%) Middleware
8 22 (3.46%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.05%) JSON
10 11 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.57%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (1.42%) RESTful
13 8 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.26%) Spring
13 8 (1.26%) XML
14 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 7 (1.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.81%) Management Information System
2 63 (9.92%) Public Cloud
3 58 (9.13%) Mobile App
4 37 (5.83%) Cyberthreat
5 36 (5.67%) Data Centre
6 26 (4.09%) Data Protection Act
7 23 (3.62%) PKI
8 17 (2.68%) Replication
9 15 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 14 (2.20%) IVR
10 14 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (2.05%) EPoS
12 12 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.42%) Cyberattack
14 9 (1.42%) Tandem
15 7 (1.10%) Graphic Design
16 6 (0.94%) CESG
17 4 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 112 (17.64%) Linux
2 62 (9.76%) Windows
3 31 (4.88%) Unix
4 21 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.26%) CentOS
6 7 (1.10%) AIX
6 7 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.79%) Android
9 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.31%) zOS
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (48.66%) Information Security
2 189 (29.76%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (20.94%) Risk Management
4 102 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (15.75%) Security Operations
6 96 (15.12%) ITIL
7 95 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
8 93 (14.65%) Vulnerability Management
9 88 (13.86%) DevOps
10 85 (13.39%) SIEM
11 83 (13.07%) Penetration Testing
12 76 (11.97%) Data Protection
13 67 (10.55%) Security Management
14 63 (9.92%) Security Architecture
15 62 (9.76%) Mentoring
16 59 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 53 (8.35%) ISMS
18 48 (7.56%) OWASP
19 47 (7.40%) Data Security
20 45 (7.09%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.82%) SQL
2 50 (7.87%) JavaScript
3 43 (6.77%) Bash Shell
4 41 (6.46%) PHP
5 29 (4.57%) Java
6 27 (4.25%) C#
6 27 (4.25%) Python
7 19 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.68%) T-SQL
9 15 (2.36%) C
10 7 (1.10%) C++
10 7 (1.10%) Perl
11 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.47%) Go
12 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.31%) COBOL
13 2 (0.31%) Groovy
13 2 (0.31%) Java 8
13 2 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 134 (21.10%) CISSP
2 94 (14.80%) CISM
3 64 (10.08%) Degree
4 52 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (5.35%) CISA
6 23 (3.62%) Security Cleared
7 20 (3.15%) CEH
7 20 (3.15%) GIAC
8 17 (2.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 17 (2.68%) OSCP
8 17 (2.68%) PCI QSA
9 16 (2.52%) SC Cleared
10 14 (2.20%) CCSP
10 14 (2.20%) SANS
11 12 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.73%) SSCP
13 10 (1.57%) CompTIA Security+
14 9 (1.42%) CCNA
14 9 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (49.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 257 (40.47%) GDPR
3 96 (15.12%) NIST
4 95 (14.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 55 (8.66%) GRC
6 46 (7.24%) COBIT
7 34 (5.35%) SLA
8 27 (4.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 22 (3.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 21 (3.31%) NCSC
10 21 (3.31%) QA
11 19 (2.99%) SOC 2
12 14 (2.20%) NIST 800
13 13 (2.05%) ISO 22301
14 12 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (1.57%) PA-DSS
16 9 (1.42%) ISO 9001
17 8 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (1.26%) ITGC
18 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 44 (6.93%) Docker
2 35 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.31%) XenApp
6 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (6.77%) Kubernetes
2 36 (5.67%) Ansible
3 22 (3.46%) Terraform
4 13 (2.05%) CASB
4 13 (2.05%) Nessus
5 12 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.42%) Grafana
6 9 (1.42%) Puppet
7 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.94%) Rundeck
7 6 (0.94%) SCCM
7 6 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
8 5 (0.79%) Nagios
9 4 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.63%) WSUS
10 3 (0.47%) Consul
10 3 (0.47%) linkerd
10 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.47%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 105 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.29%) Cisco
3 29 (4.57%) Google
4 27 (4.25%) ServiceNow
5 25 (3.94%) CheckPoint
6 23 (3.62%) VMware
7 22 (3.46%) Splunk
8 18 (2.83%) Apple
8 18 (2.83%) F5
9 15 (2.36%) Zscaler
10 13 (2.05%) Avaya
11 11 (1.73%) Palo Alto
12 10 (1.57%) Genesys
12 10 (1.57%) Rapid7
13 9 (1.42%) Percona
14 8 (1.26%) PayPal
14 8 (1.26%) Qualys
15 7 (1.10%) Klarna
15 7 (1.10%) OneTrust
15 7 (1.10%) WorldPay