Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 358 271
Rank change year-on-year 0 -87 +89
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,479 1,616 2,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.92% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.48% 7.44% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,217 1,354 1,981
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +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 22,824 21,729 25,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.61% 12.32% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17,305 16,140 20,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,818 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 18 September 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 September 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 -11 1,394 £57,500 +4.55% 142
UK excluding London +1 872 £52,500 -4.55% 108
London -27 532 £67,803 +13.00% 39
North of England +34 286 £45,000 -18.18% 38
South East -45 231 £60,000 +9.09% 26
Midlands +31 172 £50,000 - 22
Yorkshire +42 139 £45,000 - 13
West Midlands +34 132 £50,000 -9.09% 19
North West +23 128 £45,000 -18.18% 23
East of England +49 118 £54,000 -10.00% 8
South West -35 45 £60,000 +26.32% 9
East Midlands +15 43 £45,000 - 3
North East -28 19 £67,000 -0.74% 2
Scotland -1 14 £55,250 -10.34% 3
Wales +12 7 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Northern Ireland +1 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 872 (58.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 802 (54.23%) Information Security
3 572 (38.67%) CISSP
4 450 (30.43%) GDPR
5 449 (30.36%) Finance
6 403 (27.25%) CISM
7 304 (20.55%) Cybersecurity
8 299 (20.22%) SIEM
9 287 (19.41%) Risk Management
10 277 (18.73%) Data Protection
11 275 (18.59%) Windows
12 270 (18.26%) Firewall
13 250 (16.90%) Management Information System
13 250 (16.90%) ITIL
14 249 (16.84%) CISA
15 211 (14.27%) Linux
15 211 (14.27%) Network Security
16 189 (12.78%) VMware
17 183 (12.37%) Microsoft
18 166 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
19 163 (11.02%) Degree
20 161 (10.89%) Penetration Testing
21 157 (10.62%) Cisco
22 153 (10.34%) Active Directory
23 149 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
24 144 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
25 143 (9.67%) Retail
26 141 (9.53%) Cyber Essentials
27 139 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
28 137 (9.26%) Security Architecture

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 (2.37%) IIS
2 28 (1.89%) Apache
3 23 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.01%) JBoss
7 11 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.68%) nginx
9 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.47%) CMS
11 7 (0.47%) Confluence
11 7 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.27%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.14%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.068%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 29 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (1.83%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.61%) assyst
3 7 (0.47%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.068%) BASE24
6 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 114 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.99%) SaaS
4 49 (3.31%) Office 365
5 24 (1.62%) GitHub
6 21 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.42%) IaaS
7 19 (1.28%) PaaS
8 14 (0.95%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.88%) Serverless
10 10 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.34%) G Suite
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.14%) Datadog
14 1 (0.068%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.068%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 270 (18.26%) Firewall
2 211 (14.27%) Network Security
3 87 (5.88%) WAN
4 86 (5.81%) LAN
5 76 (5.14%) TCP/IP
6 72 (4.87%) Wireless
7 69 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
8 62 (4.19%) VPN
9 61 (4.12%) DNS
10 58 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
11 57 (3.85%) Internet
12 41 (2.77%) VLAN
13 39 (2.64%) SAN
14 35 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (2.16%) VoIP
17 29 (1.96%) SSL
18 28 (1.89%) DHCP
19 27 (1.83%) BIG-IP
20 26 (1.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.03%) NoSQL
3 26 (1.76%) MySQL
4 21 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 19 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (1.08%) Big Data
8 16 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
10 14 (0.95%) Redis
11 12 (0.81%) InfluxDB
12 11 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.69%) JIRA
3 21 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 15 (1.01%) Artifactory
6 15 (1.01%) SonarQube
7 12 (0.81%) Gerrit
7 12 (0.81%) git-flow
7 12 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.34%) Subversion
8 5 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.27%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.27%) Gradle
9 4 (0.27%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.20%) Ant
10 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 449 (30.36%) Finance
2 143 (9.67%) Retail
3 91 (6.15%) Legal
4 38 (2.57%) Banking
5 37 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.37%) Marketing
7 31 (2.10%) Games
8 23 (1.56%) Publishing
9 18 (1.22%) Back Office
10 13 (0.88%) Law
11 12 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.54%) Local Government
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.41%) Electronics
15 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.27%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.20%) Billing
17 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 280 (18.93%) Analyst
2 232 (15.69%) Security Manager
3 208 (14.06%) Security Analyst
4 164 (11.09%) Information Manager
5 158 (10.68%) Information Security Manager
6 143 (9.67%) Consultant
7 124 (8.38%) Architect
8 110 (7.44%) Security Consultant
9 104 (7.03%) Security Architect
10 103 (6.96%) Information Analyst
10 103 (6.96%) Information Security Analyst
11 89 (6.02%) Security Specialist
11 89 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
12 86 (5.81%) Senior Security Analyst
13 73 (4.94%) IT Analyst
14 69 (4.67%) IT Manager
15 68 (4.60%) Security Engineer
16 64 (4.33%) IT Security Analyst
17 62 (4.19%) Security Officer
18 56 (3.79%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (5.34%) .NET
2 48 (3.25%) Web Services
3 34 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 29 (1.96%) CSS
5 28 (1.89%) LDAP
6 27 (1.83%) AngularJS
6 27 (1.83%) SailPoint
7 24 (1.62%) HTML
8 23 (1.56%) Spring
9 22 (1.49%) REST
10 20 (1.35%) Ajax
10 20 (1.35%) RESTful
11 19 (1.28%) Middleware
12 17 (1.15%) .NET Framework
13 15 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (0.95%) Akka
14 14 (0.95%) LAMP
14 14 (0.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 13 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
16 12 (0.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 250 (16.90%) Management Information System
2 149 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (7.98%) Data Centre
4 100 (6.76%) Fintech
5 86 (5.81%) Data Protection Act
6 68 (4.60%) Computer Science
7 64 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (3.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 53 (3.58%) CESG
10 42 (2.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 34 (2.30%) Private Cloud
11 34 (2.30%) Virtual Team
12 33 (2.23%) Public Cloud
12 33 (2.23%) Security Operations Centre
13 28 (1.89%) PKI
14 20 (1.35%) Cyberattack
15 18 (1.22%) Driving Licence
15 18 (1.22%) Online Games
16 17 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 275 (18.59%) Windows
2 211 (14.27%) Linux
3 84 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 78 (5.27%) Unix
5 26 (1.76%) Android
6 25 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.22%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.95%) CentOS
11 14 (0.95%) Solaris
12 13 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.81%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.61%) Debian
16 7 (0.47%) Kali Linux
17 6 (0.41%) AIX
17 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (54.23%) Information Security
2 304 (20.55%) Cybersecurity
3 299 (20.22%) SIEM
4 287 (19.41%) Risk Management
5 277 (18.73%) Data Protection
6 250 (16.90%) ITIL
7 166 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
8 161 (10.89%) Penetration Testing
9 139 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
10 137 (9.26%) Security Architecture
11 129 (8.72%) Security Operations
12 125 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 121 (8.18%) Data Security
14 119 (8.05%) Security Management
15 108 (7.30%) Project Management
16 107 (7.23%) DevOps
17 104 (7.03%) Business Continuity
18 99 (6.69%) Mentoring
18 99 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
19 93 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (8.99%) SQL
2 72 (4.87%) Python
3 70 (4.73%) PowerShell
4 61 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 56 (3.79%) Java
6 46 (3.11%) C#
7 44 (2.97%) Bash Shell
8 42 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 34 (2.30%) Perl
9 34 (2.30%) Ruby
10 31 (2.10%) PHP
11 17 (1.15%) Scala
12 14 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 14 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.88%) C
14 9 (0.61%) VB
14 9 (0.61%) VBScript
15 6 (0.41%) C++
15 6 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.34%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 572 (38.67%) CISSP
2 403 (27.25%) CISM
3 249 (16.84%) CISA
4 163 (11.02%) Degree
5 86 (5.81%) SANS
6 76 (5.14%) CRISC
7 74 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (4.87%) PCI QSA
9 66 (4.46%) Security Cleared
10 63 (4.26%) CREST Certified
11 61 (4.12%) CEH
12 47 (3.18%) CCNA
12 47 (3.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 44 (2.97%) SC Cleared
14 42 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 37 (2.50%) SSCP
16 36 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (2.23%) GIAC
18 29 (1.96%) MCSE
19 25 (1.69%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 872 (58.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 450 (30.43%) GDPR
3 141 (9.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 113 (7.64%) COBIT
5 88 (5.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 75 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 43 (2.91%) QA
7 43 (2.91%) SLA
8 42 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 35 (2.37%) ISO 9001
10 28 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 22 (1.49%) ISO 22301
12 20 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (1.08%) NIST 800
14 13 (0.88%) ISAE 3402
15 12 (0.81%) PA-DSS
16 11 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 11 (0.74%) PMO
17 9 (0.61%) ISO 31000
18 8 (0.54%) COSO
System Software
1 153 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 144 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.52%) Docker
4 30 (2.03%) vSphere
5 22 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.95%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.74%) Firmware
8 11 (0.74%) Snort
9 8 (0.54%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.47%) iptables
10 7 (0.47%) XenApp
11 6 (0.41%) NFS
11 6 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.34%) KVM
12 5 (0.34%) QEMU
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (3.85%) Nessus
2 37 (2.50%) Ansible
3 27 (1.83%) QRadar
4 26 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.62%) OpenVAS
6 22 (1.49%) Core Impact
6 22 (1.49%) Nexpose
6 22 (1.49%) Puppet
6 22 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.42%) Nagios
8 20 (1.35%) SCCM
9 15 (1.01%) Grafana
10 14 (0.95%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 14 (0.95%) logstash
10 14 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (0.95%) Terraform
10 14 (0.95%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.95%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 189 (12.78%) VMware
2 183 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 157 (10.62%) Cisco
4 78 (5.27%) Splunk
5 66 (4.46%) LogRhythm
6 61 (4.12%) Oracle
7 58 (3.92%) Qualys
8 56 (3.79%) CheckPoint
9 53 (3.58%) SolarWinds
9 53 (3.58%) WorldPay
10 45 (3.04%) ArcSight
11 42 (2.84%) Capita
11 42 (2.84%) F5
12 41 (2.77%) HP
13 37 (2.50%) Dell
13 37 (2.50%) Juniper
14 34 (2.30%) Citrix
15 24 (1.62%) CyberArk
15 24 (1.62%) Google
15 24 (1.62%) McAfee