Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 273 338
Rank change year-on-year -86 +65 +16
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1560 2438 2061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.23% 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.24% 9.33% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1316 2004 1644
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21555 26127 28080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.19% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16117 20724 22058
UK median annual salary £48,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -81 1498 £55,000 - 111
UK excluding London -91 884 £55,000 +4.76% 67
London -40 622 £60,000 - 46
South East -65 302 £55,000 +3.29% 32
North of England -78 268 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Midlands -55 162 £50,000 -4.76% 10
West Midlands -49 125 £54,250 -1.36% 9
North West -56 124 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Yorkshire -88 115 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England -31 79 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South West -38 67 £55,000 - 6
East Midlands -26 37 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East +50 29 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Scotland -15 13 £57,250 +9.05% 1
Wales -13 1 £47,500 -2.06% 1
Northern Ireland -15 1 £57,500 +17.95%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 854 (54.74%) Information Security
2 846 (54.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 546 (35.00%) CISSP
4 389 (24.94%) Firewall
5 358 (22.95%) CISM
6 333 (21.35%) Windows
7 329 (21.09%) ITIL
8 324 (20.77%) Cybersecurity
9 319 (20.45%) Risk Management
10 316 (20.26%) Finance
11 305 (19.55%) Data Protection
12 243 (15.58%) Cisco
13 237 (15.19%) GDPR
14 219 (14.04%) Active Directory
15 208 (13.33%) Linux
16 201 (12.88%) Penetration Testing
17 198 (12.69%) CISA
18 194 (12.44%) Microsoft
19 178 (11.41%) SIEM
20 176 (11.28%) Management Information System
21 171 (10.96%) VMware
22 169 (10.83%) Windows Server
23 165 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
24 164 (10.51%) Degree
25 161 (10.32%) SQL
26 160 (10.26%) Security Architecture
27 153 (9.81%) Retail
28 150 (9.62%) Data Protection Act
29 144 (9.23%) VPN
30 142 (9.10%) Agile Software Development

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 55 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 52 (3.33%) IIS
3 43 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (1.79%) CMS
4 28 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.28%) Jetty
7 19 (1.22%) Apache
8 17 (1.09%) CoreMedia CMS
9 13 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.32%) JBoss
13 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.19%) nginx
15 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.13%) Confluence
15 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.064%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) HipChat
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.58%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.45%) Magento
3 5 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite
3 5 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.26%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.064%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 101 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.33%) SaaS
4 34 (2.18%) IaaS
5 31 (1.99%) Office 365
6 27 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.96%) PaaS
8 12 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.64%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.58%) iPaaS
11 7 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.26%) GitHub
12 4 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.19%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 389 (24.94%) Firewall
2 144 (9.23%) VPN
3 140 (8.97%) LAN
4 126 (8.08%) WAN
5 119 (7.63%) Network Security
6 116 (7.44%) DNS
7 88 (5.64%) Internet
8 74 (4.74%) TCP/IP
9 66 (4.23%) DHCP
10 64 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
10 64 (4.10%) SAN
11 50 (3.21%) VLAN
11 50 (3.21%) Wireless
12 49 (3.14%) VoIP
13 45 (2.88%) MPLS
14 42 (2.69%) SSL
15 40 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
16 39 (2.50%) BGP
17 38 (2.44%) SNMP
18 34 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.10%) MySQL
3 63 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 62 (3.97%) RDBMS
5 45 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (2.12%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (1.22%) Hadoop
15 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
16 16 (1.03%) Big Data
17 14 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
19 10 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
19 10 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.24%) Jenkins
2 35 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.28%) TeamCity
3 20 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (0.77%) JIRA
6 10 (0.64%) Metasploit
7 9 (0.58%) PHPUnit
8 7 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.38%) Appium
9 6 (0.38%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.38%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.38%) Gatling
9 6 (0.38%) Gradle
9 6 (0.38%) JUnit
9 6 (0.38%) Maven
9 6 (0.38%) Spock
9 6 (0.38%) TestNG
9 6 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 316 (20.26%) Finance
2 153 (9.81%) Retail
3 83 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 76 (4.87%) Banking
5 69 (4.42%) Legal
6 48 (3.08%) Marketing
7 38 (2.44%) Games
8 32 (2.05%) Law
9 22 (1.41%) Advertising
9 22 (1.41%) Electronics
9 22 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.09%) Online Betting
11 13 (0.83%) Back Office
12 11 (0.71%) Automotive
13 10 (0.64%) Digital Economy
13 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.32%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.26%) Military
16 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 292 (18.72%) Analyst
2 225 (14.42%) Security Analyst
3 186 (11.92%) Consultant
4 167 (10.71%) Architect
5 163 (10.45%) Security Manager
6 146 (9.36%) Security Consultant
7 112 (7.18%) Information Analyst
8 108 (6.92%) Information Security Analyst
9 85 (5.45%) IT Analyst
9 85 (5.45%) Security Architect
10 84 (5.38%) Information Security Manager
11 83 (5.32%) Information Manager
12 81 (5.19%) Security Specialist
13 78 (5.00%) Developer
14 71 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
15 68 (4.36%) Information Specialist
16 65 (4.17%) Compliance Manager
16 65 (4.17%) IT Manager
17 63 (4.04%) Development Manager
18 62 (3.97%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.42%) .NET
2 44 (2.82%) Web Services
3 36 (2.31%) XML
4 27 (1.73%) LAMP
5 24 (1.54%) Spring
6 23 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 21 (1.35%) 802.1X
7 21 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
8 19 (1.22%) RESTful
9 18 (1.15%) CSS
9 18 (1.15%) Java EE
10 17 (1.09%) Apache Camel
10 17 (1.09%) Servlets
10 17 (1.09%) Spring Integration
11 14 (0.90%) jQuery
12 12 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.71%) HTML
13 11 (0.71%) Middleware
14 10 (0.64%) ZeroMQ
15 9 (0.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 176 (11.28%) Management Information System
2 150 (9.62%) Data Protection Act
3 92 (5.90%) Data Centre
4 84 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.27%) Fintech
7 40 (2.56%) PKI
8 28 (1.79%) CESG
9 26 (1.67%) Clustering
9 26 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 25 (1.60%) User Experience
11 22 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.09%) Contactless
13 17 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
13 17 (1.09%) Online Games
13 17 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.03%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 333 (21.35%) Windows
2 208 (13.33%) Linux
3 169 (10.83%) Windows Server
4 78 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (4.94%) Unix
6 62 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (3.14%) CentOS
8 43 (2.76%) Ubuntu
9 40 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 34 (2.18%) Debian
11 27 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (1.60%) Kali Linux
13 17 (1.09%) Android
13 17 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.58%) Solaris
15 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (54.74%) Information Security
2 329 (21.09%) ITIL
3 324 (20.77%) Cybersecurity
4 319 (20.45%) Risk Management
5 305 (19.55%) Data Protection
6 201 (12.88%) Penetration Testing
7 178 (11.41%) SIEM
8 160 (10.26%) Security Architecture
9 142 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (8.33%) Project Management
11 129 (8.27%) Vulnerability Management
12 125 (8.01%) ISMS
13 122 (7.82%) Security Management
14 121 (7.76%) Security Operations
15 119 (7.63%) Risk Assessment
16 112 (7.18%) Business Development
17 108 (6.92%) High Availability
18 107 (6.86%) Mentoring
19 100 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
20 98 (6.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 161 (10.32%) SQL
2 81 (5.19%) Python
3 72 (4.62%) Java
4 52 (3.33%) C#
4 52 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 44 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 43 (2.76%) Perl
7 41 (2.63%) C
8 39 (2.50%) PHP
8 39 (2.50%) Ruby
9 34 (2.18%) Bash Shell
10 33 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 25 (1.60%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.83%) VBScript
13 10 (0.64%) C++
14 6 (0.38%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.32%) C-shell
15 5 (0.32%) Korn
16 3 (0.19%) VB
17 1 (0.064%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 546 (35.00%) CISSP
2 358 (22.95%) CISM
3 198 (12.69%) CISA
4 165 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
5 164 (10.51%) Degree
6 109 (6.99%) CCNP
7 93 (5.96%) CCNA
8 92 (5.90%) CEH
9 83 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 67 (4.29%) SSCP
11 66 (4.23%) Security Cleared
12 51 (3.27%) CRISC
12 51 (3.27%) SANS
13 50 (3.21%) CISMP
14 44 (2.82%) MCSE
15 42 (2.69%) PCI QSA
15 42 (2.69%) SC Cleared
16 36 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
17 35 (2.24%) GIAC
17 35 (2.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 846 (54.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 237 (15.19%) GDPR
3 118 (7.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 109 (6.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 92 (5.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 67 (4.29%) COBIT
7 54 (3.46%) ISO 9001
8 40 (2.56%) SEPA
9 38 (2.44%) SLA
10 32 (2.05%) ISO 22301
11 31 (1.99%) QA
12 28 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 27 (1.73%) Data Quality
14 25 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 17 (1.09%) NIST 800
15 17 (1.09%) PA-DSS
16 16 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 14 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 12 (0.77%) JSP 440
18 12 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 219 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 121 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.69%) vSphere
5 24 (1.54%) Docker
6 21 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.09%) Snort
8 13 (0.83%) pfSense
9 11 (0.71%) XenApp
10 8 (0.51%) KVM
10 8 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.45%) Xen
12 6 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.26%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.13%) iptables
14 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 83 (5.32%) Puppet
2 38 (2.44%) Opsview
3 36 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (2.24%) Nessus
5 27 (1.73%) Nagios
6 24 (1.54%) Ansible
6 24 (1.54%) SCCM
7 17 (1.09%) FortiGate
8 16 (1.03%) OpenNMS
8 16 (1.03%) OSSEC
9 13 (0.83%) Cacti
9 13 (0.83%) RANCID
10 12 (0.77%) Nmap
11 10 (0.64%) Pingdom
12 7 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.45%) SCOM
12 7 (0.45%) WSUS
13 6 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.38%) QRadar
14 5 (0.32%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 243 (15.58%) Cisco
2 194 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 171 (10.96%) VMware
4 69 (4.42%) Oracle
5 66 (4.23%) Splunk
6 61 (3.91%) CheckPoint
7 57 (3.65%) Juniper
8 51 (3.27%) Palo Alto
9 49 (3.14%) Red Hat
10 42 (2.69%) McAfee
11 40 (2.56%) F5
12 38 (2.44%) Citrix
12 38 (2.44%) LogRhythm
13 30 (1.92%) SolarWinds
14 29 (1.86%) HP
15 27 (1.73%) Qualys
15 27 (1.73%) SAP
16 25 (1.60%) Dell
16 25 (1.60%) SonicWALL
17 20 (1.28%) Sourcefire