Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 371 288
Rank change year-on-year +14 -83 +63
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,548 1,541 2,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.86% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.60% 7.08% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,221 1,302 1,964
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +9.09%

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 23,443 21,772 26,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.40% 12.19% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,830 16,472 21,137
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +2 1,462 £59,000 +7.27% 150
UK excluding London -5 874 £54,000 -1.82% 97
London +15 611 £67,500 +12.50% 59
South East 0 277 £58,500 +6.36% 29
North of England -8 257 £50,000 -9.09% 19
Midlands -13 160 £50,000 +4.71% 30
Yorkshire +48 151 £45,000 -5.26% 8
West Midlands +5 122 £55,000 +10.00% 23
East of England +45 111 £54,000 -10.00% 8
North West -33 88 £52,500 -4.55% 10
South West -3 52 £55,000 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +4 40 £45,000 - 7
Scotland -9 20 £60,000 +9.34% 5
North East -32 18 £68,250 +51.67% 1
Wales +15 4 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Northern Ireland -2 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 862 (55.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 812 (52.45%) Information Security
3 527 (34.04%) CISSP
4 469 (30.30%) Finance
5 394 (25.45%) CISM
6 384 (24.81%) GDPR
7 320 (20.67%) Cybersecurity
8 298 (19.25%) Firewall
9 292 (18.86%) Risk Management
10 270 (17.44%) ITIL
11 245 (15.83%) SIEM
12 243 (15.70%) Windows
13 240 (15.50%) Data Protection
14 238 (15.37%) CISA
15 214 (13.82%) Management Information System
16 193 (12.47%) Linux
17 189 (12.21%) Microsoft
18 183 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
19 176 (11.37%) Degree
19 176 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
20 173 (11.18%) VMware
21 168 (10.85%) Network Security
22 159 (10.27%) Fintech
23 155 (10.01%) Security Architecture
24 153 (9.88%) DevOps
25 151 (9.75%) Cisco
26 150 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
26 150 (9.69%) Security Operations
27 145 (9.37%) SQL
28 144 (9.30%) 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 35 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.20%) Apache
3 31 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (1.74%) JBoss
5 25 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.36%) IIS
7 17 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.58%) Confluence
9 9 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.45%) CMS
10 7 (0.45%) nginx
11 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.26%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.13%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (2.58%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.45%) assyst
3 6 (0.39%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.26%) Magento
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.065%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 150 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (4.26%) SaaS
4 63 (4.07%) Office 365
5 44 (2.84%) GitHub
6 30 (1.94%) OpenShift
7 28 (1.81%) IaaS
8 25 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.49%) PaaS
10 14 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.58%) Sage Pay
11 9 (0.58%) Serverless
12 5 (0.32%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.19%) Route 53
15 2 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.065%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 298 (19.25%) Firewall
2 168 (10.85%) Network Security
3 103 (6.65%) WAN
4 93 (6.01%) DNS
4 93 (6.01%) LAN
5 90 (5.81%) TCP/IP
6 82 (5.30%) VPN
7 73 (4.72%) Internet
8 64 (4.13%) Wireless
9 44 (2.84%) DHCP
10 43 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 40 (2.58%) SAN
12 36 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (2.26%) VLAN
14 34 (2.20%) SSL
14 34 (2.20%) VoIP
15 33 (2.13%) HTTP
16 32 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (1.94%) IPsec
18 29 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.04%) MySQL
3 38 (2.45%) NoSQL
4 36 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 21 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
10 20 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.23%) Big Data
12 18 (1.16%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.90%) InfluxDB
14 13 (0.84%) Redis
14 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 37 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.94%) Cucumber
4 28 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (1.42%) JIRA
6 18 (1.16%) SonarQube
7 16 (1.03%) Artifactory
7 16 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (0.90%) Gerrit
8 14 (0.90%) git-flow
9 11 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 11 (0.71%) JUnit
10 9 (0.58%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.52%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.45%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.45%) Subversion
13 6 (0.39%) Ant
13 6 (0.39%) Gradle
General
1 469 (30.30%) Finance
2 118 (7.62%) Retail
3 65 (4.20%) Legal
4 64 (4.13%) Games
5 56 (3.62%) Banking
6 39 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.33%) Marketing
8 22 (1.42%) Back Office
9 16 (1.03%) Advertising
9 16 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.03%) Publishing
10 13 (0.84%) Law
10 13 (0.84%) Local Government
11 10 (0.65%) Electronics
12 8 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.26%) Billing
14 4 (0.26%) German Language
14 4 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 262 (16.93%) Analyst
2 234 (15.12%) Security Manager
3 197 (12.73%) Security Analyst
4 157 (10.14%) Consultant
5 144 (9.30%) Information Manager
6 140 (9.04%) Information Security Manager
7 134 (8.66%) Architect
8 124 (8.01%) Security Consultant
9 115 (7.43%) Information Analyst
9 115 (7.43%) Information Security Analyst
10 104 (6.72%) Security Architect
11 98 (6.33%) Security Specialist
12 80 (5.17%) Developer
13 72 (4.65%) Administrator
14 69 (4.46%) IT Manager
15 65 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
16 63 (4.07%) Senior Security Analyst
17 56 (3.62%) Security Officer
18 54 (3.49%) Security Engineer
19 50 (3.23%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (5.75%) .NET
2 78 (5.04%) Web Services
3 41 (2.65%) HTML
4 40 (2.58%) RESTful
5 39 (2.52%) CSS
6 38 (2.45%) AngularJS
6 38 (2.45%) REST
6 38 (2.45%) Spring
7 34 (2.20%) .NET Framework
7 34 (2.20%) ASP.NET
8 32 (2.07%) XML
9 30 (1.94%) Akka
10 29 (1.87%) Middleware
10 29 (1.87%) SailPoint
11 25 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
11 25 (1.61%) JSON
12 21 (1.36%) jQuery
12 21 (1.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 20 (1.29%) LDAP
13 20 (1.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 214 (13.82%) Management Information System
2 176 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (10.27%) Fintech
4 137 (8.85%) Data Centre
5 74 (4.78%) Data Protection Act
6 73 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 73 (4.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 65 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
8 59 (3.81%) Public Cloud
9 47 (3.04%) CESG
9 47 (3.04%) Private Cloud
10 34 (2.20%) Online Games
10 34 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 33 (2.13%) Virtual Team
12 32 (2.07%) PKI
13 27 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
14 23 (1.49%) Cyberattack
15 21 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
16 20 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 243 (15.70%) Windows
2 193 (12.47%) Linux
3 95 (6.14%) Unix
4 81 (5.23%) Windows Server
5 40 (2.58%) Android
6 37 (2.39%) Apple iOS
7 32 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (1.42%) Solaris
11 17 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.90%) CentOS
12 14 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.84%) Windows 10
14 12 (0.78%) AIX
14 12 (0.78%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.65%) Debian
16 8 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (52.45%) Information Security
2 320 (20.67%) Cybersecurity
3 292 (18.86%) Risk Management
4 270 (17.44%) ITIL
5 245 (15.83%) SIEM
6 240 (15.50%) Data Protection
7 183 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
8 155 (10.01%) Security Architecture
9 153 (9.88%) DevOps
10 150 (9.69%) Security Operations
11 144 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 129 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
13 114 (7.36%) Data Security
14 113 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
15 112 (7.24%) Security Management
16 107 (6.91%) E-Commerce
17 102 (6.59%) Project Management
18 92 (5.94%) TOGAF
19 89 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 87 (5.62%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (9.37%) SQL
2 89 (5.75%) Python
3 80 (5.17%) PowerShell
4 77 (4.97%) JavaScript
5 73 (4.72%) Java
6 59 (3.81%) Ruby
7 57 (3.68%) C#
8 51 (3.29%) Bash Shell
9 49 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 36 (2.33%) PHP
11 31 (2.00%) Scala
12 30 (1.94%) Perl
13 20 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.10%) C
14 17 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.58%) C++
16 5 (0.32%) Go
17 4 (0.26%) Java 8
17 4 (0.26%) VB
17 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 527 (34.04%) CISSP
2 394 (25.45%) CISM
3 238 (15.37%) CISA
4 176 (11.37%) Degree
5 88 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (4.97%) Security Cleared
7 63 (4.07%) PCI QSA
8 62 (4.01%) CRISC
9 57 (3.68%) CEH
10 55 (3.55%) SANS
11 53 (3.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 51 (3.29%) SC Cleared
13 43 (2.78%) CCNA
13 43 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (2.45%) MCSE
16 34 (2.20%) GIAC
17 33 (2.13%) CCNP
18 29 (1.87%) CREST Certified
19 27 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 862 (55.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 384 (24.81%) GDPR
3 129 (8.33%) COBIT
4 107 (6.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 102 (6.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 77 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 51 (3.29%) QA
8 43 (2.78%) SLA
9 33 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 31 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 27 (1.74%) ISO 9001
12 19 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
12 19 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 18 (1.16%) PA-DSS
13 18 (1.16%) PSD2
14 16 (1.03%) NIST 800
15 15 (0.97%) ISO 22301
16 11 (0.71%) JSP 440
17 10 (0.65%) PMO
18 8 (0.52%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 135 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 127 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (5.23%) Docker
4 24 (1.55%) vSphere
5 20 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.78%) Firmware
7 12 (0.78%) Snort
7 12 (0.78%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.78%) Xen
8 10 (0.65%) XenApp
9 7 (0.45%) iptables
9 7 (0.45%) NFS
10 6 (0.39%) KVM
10 6 (0.39%) QEMU
10 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.26%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (4.91%) Nessus
2 51 (3.29%) Puppet
3 50 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (3.17%) Ansible
5 32 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
6 25 (1.61%) OpenVAS
6 25 (1.61%) QRadar
7 24 (1.55%) logstash
8 22 (1.42%) Terraform
9 21 (1.36%) Core Impact
9 21 (1.36%) Data Guard
9 21 (1.36%) Nexpose
9 21 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 21 (1.36%) SCCM
10 20 (1.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 20 (1.29%) Nagios
11 16 (1.03%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.03%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.97%) FortiGate
12 15 (0.97%) Grafana
Vendors
1 189 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 173 (11.18%) VMware
3 151 (9.75%) Cisco
4 91 (5.88%) WorldPay
5 86 (5.56%) Qualys
6 79 (5.10%) Oracle
7 72 (4.65%) CheckPoint
8 69 (4.46%) Splunk
9 52 (3.36%) Juniper
10 51 (3.29%) SolarWinds
11 48 (3.10%) Capita
12 47 (3.04%) F5
13 46 (2.97%) LogRhythm
14 45 (2.91%) Citrix
14 45 (2.91%) McAfee
15 43 (2.78%) ArcSight
16 33 (2.13%) HP
17 29 (1.87%) Apple
17 29 (1.87%) Symantec
18 28 (1.81%) Red Hat