Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 270 349
Rank change year-on-year -74 +79 -19
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1619 2405 2017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.25% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.41% 9.59% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1332 1946 1602
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%

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 21849 25080 27828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.49% 13.07% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16225 19848 21997
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -69 1561 £55,000 - 100
UK excluding London -96 871 £52,500 - 51
London -17 698 £62,000 -0.80% 50
South East -59 303 £55,000 +1.85% 15
North of England -83 245 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Midlands -66 129 £50,000 -9.09% 10
North West -42 123 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Yorkshire -85 102 £45,000 -10.89% 5
West Midlands -48 94 £50,000 -9.09% 9
East of England +1 90 £64,500 +17.27% 6
South West -15 85 £42,500 -26.09% 5
East Midlands -8 35 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North East +29 20 £67,500 +141.07% 2
Scotland -41 11 £66,250 +26.19%
Wales 0 4 £47,500 -19.83% 1
Northern Ireland -30 1 £57,500 +4.55%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 904 (55.84%) Information Security
2 891 (55.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 560 (34.59%) CISSP
4 377 (23.29%) Data Protection
5 372 (22.98%) Finance
6 364 (22.48%) CISM
7 356 (21.99%) Windows
8 341 (21.06%) Risk Management
9 337 (20.82%) Firewall
10 323 (19.95%) Cybersecurity
11 316 (19.52%) GDPR
12 301 (18.59%) ITIL
13 242 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
14 215 (13.28%) Cisco
15 208 (12.85%) CISA
16 207 (12.79%) Microsoft
16 207 (12.79%) Active Directory
17 193 (11.92%) Linux
18 185 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
19 177 (10.93%) Management Information System
20 175 (10.81%) VMware
20 175 (10.81%) SIEM
21 170 (10.50%) SQL
22 165 (10.19%) Windows Server
23 154 (9.51%) Degree
24 147 (9.08%) LAN
25 145 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
26 144 (8.89%) Retail
26 144 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
27 143 (8.83%) SQL Server

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 47 (2.90%) IIS
1 47 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 32 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 16 (0.99%) CMS
5 15 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.86%) Apache
7 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.74%) Jetty
8 10 (0.62%) CoreMedia CMS
9 9 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.49%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.25%) JBoss
12 3 (0.19%) Confluence
12 3 (0.19%) nginx
12 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.062%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.062%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.062%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.49%) Magento
2 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.25%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.062%) Exstream
4 1 (0.062%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.062%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.32%) SaaS
4 41 (2.53%) Office 365
5 33 (2.04%) IaaS
6 22 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.99%) PaaS
8 13 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.80%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (0.62%) iPaaS
11 9 (0.56%) Cloudflare
12 4 (0.25%) GitHub
12 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.062%) AdWords
14 1 (0.062%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 337 (20.82%) Firewall
2 147 (9.08%) LAN
3 129 (7.97%) VPN
3 129 (7.97%) WAN
4 114 (7.04%) Network Security
5 102 (6.30%) DNS
6 89 (5.50%) Internet
7 77 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 63 (3.89%) DHCP
9 62 (3.83%) Wireless
10 56 (3.46%) SAN
11 55 (3.40%) VoIP
12 52 (3.21%) VLAN
13 51 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
14 49 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (2.78%) BGP
16 43 (2.66%) MPLS
17 39 (2.41%) SSL
18 36 (2.22%) HTTP
19 32 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.69%) MySQL
3 61 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.27%) RDBMS
5 44 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 42 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (1.24%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
14 19 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (0.93%) Big Data
15 15 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 54 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 44 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.36%) JIRA
4 21 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.17%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.05%) Metasploit
7 15 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (0.74%) Appium
8 12 (0.74%) Artifactory
8 12 (0.74%) Gatling
8 12 (0.74%) Gradle
8 12 (0.74%) JUnit
8 12 (0.74%) Maven
8 12 (0.74%) Spock
8 12 (0.74%) TestNG
9 6 (0.37%) PHPUnit
10 5 (0.31%) AppScan
10 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 372 (22.98%) Finance
2 144 (8.89%) Retail
3 98 (6.05%) Legal
4 95 (5.87%) Telecoms
5 89 (5.50%) Banking
6 54 (3.34%) Marketing
7 45 (2.78%) Law
8 30 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.73%) Electronics
10 24 (1.48%) Games
11 18 (1.11%) Automotive
12 14 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.68%) Advertising
13 11 (0.68%) Digital Economy
14 10 (0.62%) Online Betting
15 8 (0.49%) French Language
16 7 (0.43%) German Language
17 6 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.37%) Local Government
17 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 289 (17.85%) Analyst
2 219 (13.53%) Security Manager
3 211 (13.03%) Security Analyst
4 210 (12.97%) Consultant
5 166 (10.25%) Security Consultant
6 153 (9.45%) Architect
7 122 (7.54%) Information Security Manager
8 117 (7.23%) Information Manager
9 108 (6.67%) IT Analyst
10 102 (6.30%) Information Analyst
11 98 (6.05%) Information Security Analyst
12 88 (5.44%) IT Manager
13 85 (5.25%) Developer
14 80 (4.94%) IT Security Analyst
15 73 (4.51%) Security Architect
16 69 (4.26%) Security Specialist
17 62 (3.83%) Compliance Manager
17 62 (3.83%) Security Officer
18 58 (3.58%) Security Engineer
19 57 (3.52%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (4.39%) .NET
2 47 (2.90%) Web Services
3 34 (2.10%) XML
4 30 (1.85%) CSS
5 24 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.42%) HTML
7 22 (1.36%) Spring
8 16 (0.99%) jQuery
8 16 (0.99%) SOAP
9 15 (0.93%) Middleware
10 14 (0.86%) LAMP
11 13 (0.80%) JSON
12 12 (0.74%) 802.1X
12 12 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
12 12 (0.74%) Ajax
12 12 (0.74%) Dropwizard
12 12 (0.74%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.74%) HTML5
12 12 (0.74%) RESTful
13 11 (0.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 185 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
2 177 (10.93%) Management Information System
3 109 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 62 (3.83%) Fintech
6 60 (3.71%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.59%) Clustering
8 36 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 34 (2.10%) CESG
10 32 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
11 31 (1.91%) PKI
12 24 (1.48%) Public Cloud
13 23 (1.42%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.24%) User Experience
15 19 (1.17%) Driving Licence
15 19 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.99%) Contactless
16 16 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
17 15 (0.93%) Internet of Things
17 15 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 356 (21.99%) Windows
2 193 (11.92%) Linux
3 165 (10.19%) Windows Server
4 94 (5.81%) Unix
5 67 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.98%) CentOS
9 30 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 29 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.17%) Debian
12 18 (1.11%) Kali Linux
13 16 (0.99%) Android
13 16 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 15 (0.93%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.74%) Windows 10
16 11 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 904 (55.84%) Information Security
2 377 (23.29%) Data Protection
3 341 (21.06%) Risk Management
4 323 (19.95%) Cybersecurity
5 301 (18.59%) ITIL
6 242 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
7 175 (10.81%) SIEM
8 145 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
9 132 (8.15%) Security Architecture
10 129 (7.97%) ISMS
11 126 (7.78%) Risk Assessment
12 123 (7.60%) Vulnerability Management
13 118 (7.29%) Project Management
14 114 (7.04%) Security Management
15 113 (6.98%) Security Operations
16 110 (6.79%) Data Security
17 104 (6.42%) E-Commerce
18 103 (6.36%) Business Development
19 101 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
19 101 (6.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 170 (10.50%) SQL
2 68 (4.20%) Java
3 61 (3.77%) Python
4 58 (3.58%) PowerShell
5 55 (3.40%) C#
6 47 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 46 (2.84%) PHP
8 43 (2.66%) C
9 40 (2.47%) Perl
10 39 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 36 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 34 (2.10%) JavaScript
13 24 (1.48%) Ruby
14 12 (0.74%) C++
15 9 (0.56%) VBScript
16 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.31%) C-shell
17 5 (0.31%) Korn
18 3 (0.19%) VB
19 2 (0.12%) AWK
Qualifications
1 560 (34.59%) CISSP
2 364 (22.48%) CISM
3 208 (12.85%) CISA
4 154 (9.51%) Degree
5 144 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (5.62%) CCNA
7 90 (5.56%) CEH
8 77 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (4.57%) CCNP
10 66 (4.08%) SSCP
11 50 (3.09%) CRISC
12 48 (2.96%) Security Cleared
13 47 (2.90%) SANS
14 46 (2.84%) MCSE
15 37 (2.29%) CISMP
16 36 (2.22%) PCI QSA
17 35 (2.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 34 (2.10%) CREST Certified
18 34 (2.10%) MCITP
19 32 (1.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 891 (55.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 316 (19.52%) GDPR
3 111 (6.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 95 (5.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 84 (5.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 83 (5.13%) COBIT
7 53 (3.27%) ISO 9001
8 50 (3.09%) ISO 22301
9 40 (2.47%) SEPA
10 39 (2.41%) SLA
11 28 (1.73%) Data Quality
11 28 (1.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 25 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 25 (1.54%) QA
13 21 (1.30%) HIPAA
14 19 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (1.17%) PMO
15 17 (1.05%) PA-DSS
16 16 (0.99%) JSP 440
16 16 (0.99%) NIST 800
System Software
1 207 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 128 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.47%) vSphere
5 25 (1.54%) Docker
6 21 (1.30%) XenApp
7 17 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.93%) Xen
9 10 (0.62%) pfSense
10 8 (0.49%) Snort
10 8 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.25%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.19%) KVM
14 3 (0.19%) Varnish
15 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.12%) XenServer
16 1 (0.062%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 74 (4.57%) Puppet
2 46 (2.84%) Nessus
3 40 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (2.35%) Opsview
5 28 (1.73%) SCCM
6 18 (1.11%) Nmap
7 17 (1.05%) Ansible
8 16 (0.99%) FortiGate
8 16 (0.99%) Nagios
9 14 (0.86%) OpenNMS
10 13 (0.80%) Cacti
10 13 (0.80%) RANCID
11 9 (0.56%) Terraform
11 9 (0.56%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.49%) Pingdom
12 8 (0.49%) WSUS
13 7 (0.43%) WebInspect
14 6 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 215 (13.28%) Cisco
2 207 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 175 (10.81%) VMware
4 74 (4.57%) Splunk
5 72 (4.45%) Oracle
6 51 (3.15%) Citrix
7 48 (2.96%) Juniper
8 43 (2.66%) CheckPoint
9 42 (2.59%) Palo Alto
10 41 (2.53%) LogRhythm
11 39 (2.41%) SolarWinds
12 36 (2.22%) SAP
13 35 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 30 (1.85%) HP
15 26 (1.61%) McAfee
15 26 (1.61%) Qualys
16 24 (1.48%) F5
17 22 (1.36%) SonicWALL
18 17 (1.05%) Dell
19 16 (0.99%) IBM