Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 353 301
Rank change year-on-year -3 -52 +52
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,523 1,483 2,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.75% 7.29% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,194 1,242 1,813
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 22,550 20,331 26,523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.03% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17,362 15,933 21,047
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,125 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 16 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 May 2018. 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 -8 1,443 £57,500 +4.55% 181
UK excluding London -10 847 £52,000 +4.00% 119
London +12 616 £65,000 +13.04% 69
North of England -3 264 £47,500 - 21
South East -10 260 £55,000 - 29
Yorkshire +53 157 £45,000 - 7
Midlands -33 142 £50,000 +11.11% 39
East of England +42 121 £57,500 -4.17% 12
West Midlands -30 102 £55,000 +15.79% 26
North West -21 98 £55,000 - 10
South West -31 40 £45,000 -25.00% 11
East Midlands -10 38 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Scotland -35 16 £60,000 +14.29% 6
North East -21 9 £69,750 +55.00% 4
Wales +11 8 £47,000 -6.00% 1
Northern Ireland +3 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 839 (55.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 768 (50.43%) Information Security
3 484 (31.78%) CISSP
4 463 (30.40%) Finance
5 355 (23.31%) CISM
6 354 (23.24%) GDPR
7 334 (21.93%) Firewall
8 301 (19.76%) Cybersecurity
9 293 (19.24%) Risk Management
10 270 (17.73%) ITIL
11 256 (16.81%) Windows
12 240 (15.76%) Management Information System
13 232 (15.23%) Data Protection
14 219 (14.38%) CISA
15 218 (14.31%) SIEM
16 211 (13.85%) Linux
17 200 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
18 196 (12.87%) Microsoft
19 174 (11.42%) SQL
20 173 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
21 168 (11.03%) VMware
22 167 (10.97%) Degree
23 164 (10.77%) DevOps
24 158 (10.37%) Cisco
25 157 (10.31%) Fintech
26 154 (10.11%) Network Security
27 150 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
28 147 (9.65%) Penetration Testing
29 140 (9.19%) Security Architecture
29 140 (9.19%) Vulnerability Management

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 32 (2.10%) MS Exchange
2 30 (1.97%) Apache
3 27 (1.77%) JBoss
3 27 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 26 (1.71%) IIS
5 25 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.66%) Confluence
8 10 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.39%) CMS
11 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.13%) nginx
13 2 (0.13%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.33%) Magento
2 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.20%) assyst
3 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.066%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 150 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (5.25%) SaaS
4 75 (4.92%) Office 365
5 56 (3.68%) GitHub
6 48 (3.15%) OpenShift
7 43 (2.82%) IaaS
8 34 (2.23%) PaaS
9 28 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.85%) Sage Pay
12 9 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.33%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
15 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.26%) Route 53
16 3 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 334 (21.93%) Firewall
2 154 (10.11%) Network Security
3 133 (8.73%) DNS
4 113 (7.42%) TCP/IP
5 109 (7.16%) VPN
6 96 (6.30%) WAN
7 82 (5.38%) LAN
8 76 (4.99%) Internet
9 72 (4.73%) DHCP
10 61 (4.01%) VoIP
10 61 (4.01%) Wireless
11 56 (3.68%) VLAN
12 53 (3.48%) HTTP
13 43 (2.82%) IPsec
14 37 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (2.30%) SSL
16 33 (2.17%) SAN
17 32 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
18 31 (2.04%) MPLS
19 30 (1.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.81%) MySQL
3 53 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 51 (3.35%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.84%) Big Data
6 24 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 21 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
9 19 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.59%) Redis
14 8 (0.53%) InfluxDB
14 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 55 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.09%) Cucumber
3 47 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 28 (1.84%) JIRA
5 16 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.79%) SonarQube
7 11 (0.72%) JUnit
7 11 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.66%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.59%) Artifactory
9 9 (0.59%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.53%) Gerrit
10 8 (0.53%) git-flow
11 7 (0.46%) Subversion
12 6 (0.39%) Ant
12 6 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 463 (30.40%) Finance
2 116 (7.62%) Retail
3 85 (5.58%) Games
4 83 (5.45%) Legal
5 58 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 54 (3.55%) Banking
7 39 (2.56%) Marketing
8 20 (1.31%) Advertising
8 20 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.12%) Law
10 14 (0.92%) Publishing
11 12 (0.79%) Local Government
12 9 (0.59%) Back Office
13 8 (0.53%) Electronics
13 8 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.33%) German Language
17 4 (0.26%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 278 (18.25%) Analyst
2 214 (14.05%) Security Analyst
3 190 (12.48%) Security Manager
4 162 (10.64%) Consultant
5 133 (8.73%) Architect
6 128 (8.40%) Security Consultant
7 117 (7.68%) Information Analyst
8 115 (7.55%) Information Security Analyst
9 107 (7.03%) Security Specialist
10 106 (6.96%) Information Manager
11 104 (6.83%) Developer
11 104 (6.83%) Information Security Manager
12 103 (6.76%) Security Architect
13 68 (4.46%) Administrator
14 65 (4.27%) IT Manager
15 52 (3.41%) Senior Developer
16 51 (3.35%) Security Engineer
17 49 (3.22%) IT Analyst
17 49 (3.22%) Java Developer
18 48 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.30%) .NET
2 95 (6.24%) Web Services
3 54 (3.55%) Spring
4 53 (3.48%) RESTful
5 52 (3.41%) .NET Framework
6 50 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 47 (3.09%) Akka
8 44 (2.89%) HTML
9 42 (2.76%) CSS
10 38 (2.50%) XML
11 36 (2.36%) REST
12 30 (1.97%) JSON
13 28 (1.84%) Middleware
14 25 (1.64%) ASP.NET
14 25 (1.64%) jQuery
15 24 (1.58%) SailPoint
16 23 (1.51%) SOAP
17 22 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
17 22 (1.44%) Node.js
18 21 (1.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 240 (15.76%) Management Information System
2 173 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (10.31%) Fintech
4 133 (8.73%) Data Centre
5 96 (6.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 79 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
7 77 (5.06%) Private Cloud
8 73 (4.79%) Computer Science
9 70 (4.60%) Public Cloud
10 61 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
11 51 (3.35%) Online Games
12 45 (2.95%) PKI
13 42 (2.76%) CESG
14 40 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
15 33 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
16 26 (1.71%) Virtual Team
17 25 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
18 21 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
19 20 (1.31%) Clustering
19 20 (1.31%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 256 (16.81%) Windows
2 211 (13.85%) Linux
3 101 (6.63%) Unix
4 97 (6.37%) Windows Server
5 55 (3.61%) Android
6 54 (3.55%) Apple iOS
7 38 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.64%) Solaris
11 24 (1.58%) CentOS
12 20 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 16 (1.05%) Debian
13 16 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.05%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.85%) AIX
15 10 (0.66%) Kali Linux
15 10 (0.66%) VMS
16 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (50.43%) Information Security
2 301 (19.76%) Cybersecurity
3 293 (19.24%) Risk Management
4 270 (17.73%) ITIL
5 232 (15.23%) Data Protection
6 218 (14.31%) SIEM
7 200 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
8 164 (10.77%) DevOps
9 147 (9.65%) Penetration Testing
10 140 (9.19%) Security Architecture
10 140 (9.19%) Security Operations
10 140 (9.19%) Vulnerability Management
11 130 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
12 127 (8.34%) E-Commerce
13 117 (7.68%) Data Security
14 110 (7.22%) OWASP
14 110 (7.22%) Security Management
15 101 (6.63%) Project Management
16 96 (6.30%) TOGAF
17 94 (6.17%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 174 (11.42%) SQL
2 107 (7.03%) Python
3 96 (6.30%) JavaScript
4 88 (5.78%) PowerShell
5 75 (4.92%) Java
6 73 (4.79%) PHP
7 69 (4.53%) Ruby
8 47 (3.09%) Scala
9 45 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 44 (2.89%) C#
11 41 (2.69%) Shell Script
12 40 (2.63%) Perl
13 21 (1.38%) C
14 20 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.25%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.39%) C++
17 5 (0.33%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.26%) Go
19 3 (0.20%) Java 8
19 3 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 484 (31.78%) CISSP
2 355 (23.31%) CISM
3 219 (14.38%) CISA
4 167 (10.97%) Degree
5 82 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (5.32%) Security Cleared
7 78 (5.12%) SANS
8 65 (4.27%) SC Cleared
9 60 (3.94%) PCI QSA
10 55 (3.61%) CRISC
11 51 (3.35%) CEH
12 50 (3.28%) GIAC
13 45 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 44 (2.89%) MCSE
15 41 (2.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 40 (2.63%) CCNP
17 38 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
18 31 (2.04%) CCNA
19 29 (1.90%) CREST Certified
20 26 (1.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (55.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 354 (23.24%) GDPR
3 138 (9.06%) COBIT
4 129 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 87 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 72 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 52 (3.41%) QA
8 47 (3.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 42 (2.76%) ISO 9001
10 37 (2.43%) SLA
11 22 (1.44%) JSP 440
11 22 (1.44%) PA-DSS
12 21 (1.38%) ISO 22301
12 21 (1.38%) PSD2
13 20 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (1.25%) ISO 31000
15 16 (1.05%) HIPAA
15 16 (1.05%) NIST 800
16 15 (0.98%) ISAE 3402
17 12 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 135 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (8.34%) Active Directory
3 88 (5.78%) Docker
4 28 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.64%) vSphere
5 25 (1.64%) Xen
6 22 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (1.05%) Snort
9 14 (0.92%) Firmware
10 13 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.59%) XenApp
12 8 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.46%) iptables
13 7 (0.46%) NFS
14 6 (0.39%) KVM
14 6 (0.39%) pfSense
14 6 (0.39%) QEMU
14 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 93 (6.11%) Puppet
2 84 (5.52%) Nessus
3 67 (4.40%) Ansible
4 59 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (2.43%) SCCM
5 37 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
6 31 (2.04%) Nagios
7 26 (1.71%) Terraform
8 21 (1.38%) OpenVAS
9 20 (1.31%) Data Guard
9 20 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 19 (1.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 18 (1.18%) FortiGate
11 18 (1.18%) logstash
11 18 (1.18%) QRadar
11 18 (1.18%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.92%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.85%) Cacti
13 13 (0.85%) OpenNMS
13 13 (0.85%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 196 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 168 (11.03%) VMware
3 158 (10.37%) Cisco
4 111 (7.29%) WorldPay
5 87 (5.71%) Juniper
6 78 (5.12%) Qualys
7 77 (5.06%) CheckPoint
8 71 (4.66%) Oracle
9 61 (4.01%) McAfee
10 50 (3.28%) Splunk
11 48 (3.15%) Citrix
12 45 (2.95%) Capita
13 44 (2.89%) F5
13 44 (2.89%) HP
14 37 (2.43%) Red Hat
15 35 (2.30%) LogRhythm
16 34 (2.23%) ArcSight
16 34 (2.23%) Symantec
17 30 (1.97%) Palo Alto
18 28 (1.84%) SolarWinds