Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 298 332
Rank change year-on-year -58 +34 +15
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,476 1,871 2,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.07% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.59% 8.63% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 1,475 1,664
UK median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +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 22,383 21,691 27,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.85% 12.42% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,382 17,187 21,576
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -61 1,404 £57,750 +5.00% 172
UK excluding London -76 791 £52,500 +3.96% 111
London -30 626 £65,000 +8.33% 65
South East -48 269 £50,000 -4.76% 39
North of England -62 229 £48,511 -4.88% 33
North West -59 110 £52,500 - 14
Yorkshire -34 108 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Midlands -79 105 £50,000 +9.89% 18
East of England +17 97 £65,000 +18.18% 7
West Midlands -51 78 £50,000 +9.89% 13
South West +7 72 £45,000 -20.00% 10
East Midlands -11 27 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Scotland -44 14 £67,500 +35.00% 3
North East -23 11 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Wales +5 9 £47,000 -39.35% 1
Northern Ireland -18 1 £67,500 +125.00%

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 845 (57.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 765 (51.83%) Information Security
3 469 (31.78%) CISSP
4 447 (30.28%) Finance
5 334 (22.63%) GDPR
6 331 (22.43%) CISM
7 302 (20.46%) Data Protection
8 288 (19.51%) Firewall
9 285 (19.31%) Risk Management
10 274 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
11 273 (18.50%) Windows
12 225 (15.24%) ITIL
13 216 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 216 (14.63%) CISA
14 205 (13.89%) Linux
15 192 (13.01%) SIEM
16 190 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
17 189 (12.80%) Management Information System
18 187 (12.67%) Penetration Testing
19 154 (10.43%) Cisco
20 147 (9.96%) SQL
20 147 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
21 141 (9.55%) VMware
22 140 (9.49%) Degree
23 137 (9.28%) Retail
24 135 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
25 133 (9.01%) Vulnerability Management
25 133 (9.01%) Data Protection Act
26 128 (8.67%) Security Architecture
27 127 (8.60%) Network 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 26 (1.76%) Apache
2 24 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.42%) IIS
4 17 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.02%) JBoss
7 14 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.75%) Confluence
9 9 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.27%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.14%) CMS
12 2 (0.14%) nginx
12 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.068%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.068%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.068%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.068%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.068%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.068%) HipChat
5 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) Magento
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.068%) Exstream
6 1 (0.068%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 135 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (7.52%) SaaS
3 77 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (4.47%) Office 365
5 36 (2.44%) IaaS
6 29 (1.96%) GitHub
6 29 (1.96%) PaaS
7 25 (1.69%) OpenShift
8 21 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.61%) Cloudflare
11 9 (0.61%) Sage Pay
12 8 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.34%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
15 4 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 288 (19.51%) Firewall
2 127 (8.60%) Network Security
3 124 (8.40%) DNS
4 117 (7.93%) WAN
5 108 (7.32%) VPN
6 104 (7.05%) LAN
7 102 (6.91%) TCP/IP
8 79 (5.35%) DHCP
9 77 (5.22%) VoIP
10 70 (4.74%) Wireless
11 62 (4.20%) HTTP
12 58 (3.93%) Internet
13 55 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
14 52 (3.52%) MPLS
15 50 (3.39%) IPsec
16 47 (3.18%) VLAN
17 41 (2.78%) SSL
18 39 (2.64%) BGP
18 39 (2.64%) OSPF
19 33 (2.24%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.01%) MySQL
2 72 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 30 (2.03%) NoSQL
3 30 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
5 27 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (1.49%) Big Data
7 17 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.20%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 42 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.57%) JIRA
4 30 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 26 (1.76%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.02%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.81%) JUnit
9 10 (0.68%) Gradle
9 10 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.61%) Metasploit
10 9 (0.61%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.54%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.54%) Maven
12 6 (0.41%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.41%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.41%) Gatling
12 6 (0.41%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.41%) TestNG
General
1 447 (30.28%) Finance
2 137 (9.28%) Retail
3 101 (6.84%) Legal
4 65 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 48 (3.25%) Games
6 43 (2.91%) Banking
7 35 (2.37%) Marketing
8 28 (1.90%) Law
9 21 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.88%) Advertising
10 13 (0.88%) Electronics
11 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.75%) Local Government
12 8 (0.54%) Back Office
12 8 (0.54%) French Language
12 8 (0.54%) German Language
13 7 (0.47%) Automotive
14 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 239 (16.19%) Analyst
2 214 (14.50%) Security Manager
3 186 (12.60%) Security Analyst
4 185 (12.53%) Consultant
5 147 (9.96%) Security Consultant
6 114 (7.72%) Information Security Manager
7 108 (7.32%) Architect
7 108 (7.32%) Information Manager
8 106 (7.18%) Developer
9 93 (6.30%) Information Analyst
10 91 (6.17%) Information Security Analyst
11 84 (5.69%) Security Specialist
12 81 (5.49%) IT Manager
13 75 (5.08%) Security Architect
14 69 (4.67%) IT Analyst
15 64 (4.34%) Security Officer
16 57 (3.86%) IT Security Manager
17 49 (3.32%) Network Engineer
18 47 (3.18%) Information Security Officer
19 44 (2.98%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.54%) Web Services
2 65 (4.40%) .NET
3 40 (2.71%) CSS
4 37 (2.51%) HTML
5 35 (2.37%) Spring
6 33 (2.24%) XML
7 31 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 29 (1.96%) jQuery
8 29 (1.96%) RESTful
9 28 (1.90%) Akka
10 27 (1.83%) Middleware
11 26 (1.76%) AngularJS
11 26 (1.76%) JSON
12 25 (1.69%) SOAP
13 22 (1.49%) REST
14 18 (1.22%) ASP.NET
14 18 (1.22%) OAuth
15 17 (1.15%) Node.js
16 14 (0.95%) SailPoint
16 14 (0.95%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 189 (12.80%) Management Information System
2 147 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (9.01%) Data Protection Act
4 89 (6.03%) Fintech
5 86 (5.83%) Data Centre
6 71 (4.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 59 (4.00%) Computer Science
8 48 (3.25%) Private Cloud
9 45 (3.05%) Public Cloud
10 42 (2.85%) Clustering
11 36 (2.44%) CESG
11 36 (2.44%) PKI
12 31 (2.10%) Cyberthreat
13 30 (2.03%) Cyber Defence
14 28 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
15 26 (1.76%) Online Games
16 23 (1.56%) Driving Licence
17 20 (1.36%) Cyberattack
17 20 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
18 19 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 273 (18.50%) Windows
2 205 (13.89%) Linux
3 111 (7.52%) Windows Server
4 88 (5.96%) Unix
5 38 (2.57%) Android
6 37 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (2.30%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.56%) CentOS
11 22 (1.49%) Windows 10
12 19 (1.29%) Ubuntu
13 18 (1.22%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.15%) Debian
15 15 (1.02%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.88%) Solaris
17 7 (0.47%) AIX
17 7 (0.47%) Kali Linux
18 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (51.83%) Information Security
2 302 (20.46%) Data Protection
3 285 (19.31%) Risk Management
4 274 (18.56%) Cybersecurity
5 225 (15.24%) ITIL
6 192 (13.01%) SIEM
7 190 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
8 187 (12.67%) Penetration Testing
9 133 (9.01%) Vulnerability Management
10 128 (8.67%) Security Architecture
11 124 (8.40%) DevOps
12 120 (8.13%) Security Operations
13 99 (6.71%) Security Management
13 99 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 97 (6.57%) Data Security
14 97 (6.57%) E-Commerce
15 93 (6.30%) Project Management
16 90 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
17 88 (5.96%) ISMS
18 86 (5.83%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 147 (9.96%) SQL
2 93 (6.30%) PHP
3 78 (5.28%) Python
4 77 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 74 (5.01%) PowerShell
6 54 (3.66%) Java
7 50 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 47 (3.18%) Perl
9 42 (2.85%) Ruby
10 34 (2.30%) C#
11 30 (2.03%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.90%) C
13 25 (1.69%) Scala
14 8 (0.54%) C++
14 8 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.54%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.20%) AWK
16 2 (0.14%) C-shell
16 2 (0.14%) Korn
16 2 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 469 (31.78%) CISSP
2 331 (22.43%) CISM
3 216 (14.63%) CISA
4 140 (9.49%) Degree
5 100 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (4.74%) SANS
7 53 (3.59%) PCI QSA
7 53 (3.59%) Security Cleared
8 51 (3.46%) CCNA
9 50 (3.39%) CEH
9 50 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (3.25%) CRISC
10 48 (3.25%) SC Cleared
11 46 (3.12%) GIAC
11 46 (3.12%) MCSE
12 42 (2.85%) CCNP
13 37 (2.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 36 (2.44%) CREST Certified
14 36 (2.44%) MCITP
15 34 (2.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 845 (57.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 334 (22.63%) GDPR
3 121 (8.20%) COBIT
4 116 (7.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 88 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 56 (3.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (2.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 38 (2.57%) QA
9 36 (2.44%) HIPAA
10 34 (2.30%) SLA
11 33 (2.24%) ISO 22301
12 30 (2.03%) NIST 800
13 27 (1.83%) JSP 440
14 26 (1.76%) ISO 9001
15 24 (1.63%) PA-DSS
16 13 (0.88%) ISO 31000
17 12 (0.81%) PSD2
18 11 (0.75%) RMADS
19 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 9 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 109 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (6.71%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.91%) Docker
3 43 (2.91%) Xen
4 35 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.36%) vSphere
6 19 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.95%) Snort
8 11 (0.75%) XenApp
9 6 (0.41%) pfSense
10 5 (0.34%) Squid
11 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.27%) vCloud
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.20%) Firmware
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.14%) Varnish
13 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 101 (6.84%) Puppet
2 69 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (4.07%) Ansible
4 52 (3.52%) Nessus
5 33 (2.24%) SCCM
6 29 (1.96%) Terraform
7 27 (1.83%) Nagios
8 16 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.95%) Cacti
9 14 (0.95%) OpenNMS
9 14 (0.95%) RANCID
10 13 (0.88%) SCOM
10 13 (0.88%) WebInspect
10 13 (0.88%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.54%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.54%) Kibana
11 8 (0.54%) logstash
11 8 (0.54%) OSSEC
11 8 (0.54%) Salt
12 7 (0.47%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 216 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.43%) Cisco
3 141 (9.55%) VMware
4 68 (4.61%) Juniper
5 57 (3.86%) CheckPoint
6 54 (3.66%) Oracle
7 46 (3.12%) HP
8 44 (2.98%) Citrix
8 44 (2.98%) WorldPay
9 41 (2.78%) Splunk
10 36 (2.44%) McAfee
11 35 (2.37%) Qualys
12 32 (2.17%) Capita
13 31 (2.10%) F5
13 31 (2.10%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.83%) LogRhythm
14 27 (1.83%) Palo Alto
15 25 (1.69%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.29%) SAP
17 18 (1.22%) Symantec