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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
Rank 360 304 333
Rank change year-on-year -56 +29  
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 676 1094 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.06% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.63% 8.03% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 539 901 770
Median salary £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,300 £36,775
10% offered a salary of more than £72,700 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.61% +5.00%  

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 10193 13618 13349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.14% 13.17% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8039 10773 10320
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 642 £52,500 -2.77% 90
London -12 247 £60,000 +3.44% 31
South East -35 125 £47,500 -9.52% 22
West Midlands +39 78 £45,000 -16.27% 13
North West -2 66 £55,000 +6.28% 3
Yorkshire -54 41 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Manchester -22 39 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Hampshire +34 37 £40,000 -20.00% 5
West Yorkshire -24 34 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Kent +13 31 £42,500 -19.04% 3
East of England -7 30 £70,000 +7.69% 3
Leeds -26 30 £42,500 -5.55% 3
East Midlands -16 28 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Birmingham 0 23 £45,000 -5.26% 5
City of London +4 22 £45,500 -11.21% 4
Berkshire -2 21 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Buckinghamshire +22 19 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Hertfordshire +3 19 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Milton Keynes +21 18 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Solihull +5 18 £42,500 -34.61%
South West -7 17 £52,500 +2.94% 7
Rochdale +5 14 £40,000 -25.92% 1
Fareham - 13 £40,000 - 2
Warwickshire +36 12 £45,000 -2.70%
Northamptonshire +29 12 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East +18 12 £45,000 - 1
Chatham +9 12 £32,000 -
Surrey 0 12 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Hemel Hempstead -4 12 £70,000 -13.84%
Fleet +4 11 £38,750 -38.00%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 736 (44.44%) Information Security
2 709 (42.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 577 (34.84%) CISSP
4 449 (27.11%) CISM
5 399 (24.09%) ITIL
6 385 (23.25%) Finance
7 376 (22.71%) Firewall
8 353 (21.32%) Risk Management
9 298 (18.00%) Linux
10 269 (16.24%) Degree
11 265 (16.00%) Cisco
12 260 (15.70%) CISA
13 259 (15.64%) SIEM
14 258 (15.58%) Data Protection
15 256 (15.46%) Windows
16 234 (14.13%) Management Information System
17 230 (13.89%) Retail
18 225 (13.59%) Cybersecurity
19 221 (13.35%) Active Directory
20 216 (13.04%) Microsoft
21 198 (11.96%) SQL
21 198 (11.96%) VMware
21 198 (11.96%) Security Operations
22 195 (11.78%) Data Centre
23 190 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
24 189 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
25 180 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
26 172 (10.39%) DNS
27 163 (9.84%) Network Security
28 158 (9.54%) Security Management

PCI DSS
Top Related 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 82 (4.95%) Apache
2 80 (4.83%) IIS
3 74 (4.47%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 37 (2.23%) JBoss
6 34 (2.05%) MS Exchange
7 31 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (1.69%) CMS
8 28 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.39%) CoreMedia CMS
9 23 (1.39%) Jetty
10 18 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.91%) Confluence
12 10 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.48%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.30%) nginx
15 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.18%) OpenCms
16 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 126 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.05%) MS Office
3 16 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) GIMP
4 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.18%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) HipChat
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.87%) Sentinel
2 14 (0.85%) assyst
2 14 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.48%) Infor CloudSuite
3 8 (0.48%) Infor M3
4 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.060%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (4.35%) SaaS
3 71 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (4.17%) Office 365
5 49 (2.96%) IaaS
6 41 (2.48%) PaaS
7 29 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.54%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.54%) SoftLayer
11 8 (0.48%) GitHub
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.18%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.18%) G Suite
12 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 376 (22.71%) Firewall
2 172 (10.39%) DNS
3 163 (9.84%) Network Security
4 151 (9.12%) TCP/IP
5 122 (7.37%) WAN
6 121 (7.31%) LAN
7 114 (6.88%) Internet
8 93 (5.62%) DHCP
9 88 (5.31%) VPN
10 84 (5.07%) SAN
11 76 (4.59%) MPLS
12 64 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (3.44%) SSL
14 55 (3.32%) LDAP
15 54 (3.26%) OSPF
16 46 (2.78%) Wireless
17 44 (2.66%) BGP
17 44 (2.66%) Ethernet
18 42 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
19 41 (2.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.53%) MySQL
3 62 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 56 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 45 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 43 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 37 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.91%) Big Data
13 14 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.85%) Redis
14 13 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
18 5 (0.30%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 98 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 62 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.21%) JIRA
4 17 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.91%) PHPUnit
5 15 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.66%) Burp Suite
6 11 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 11 (0.66%) JUnit
6 11 (0.66%) Subversion
7 10 (0.60%) Fiddler
8 9 (0.54%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.42%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.30%) Gitweb
10 5 (0.30%) Phing
11 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.12%) NUnit
General
1 385 (23.25%) Finance
2 230 (13.89%) Retail
3 67 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 56 (3.38%) Banking
5 50 (3.02%) Games
6 37 (2.23%) Legal
7 30 (1.81%) Law
8 27 (1.63%) Marketing
9 23 (1.39%) Online Betting
10 18 (1.09%) Back Office
10 18 (1.09%) French Language
10 18 (1.09%) German Language
10 18 (1.09%) Spanish Language
11 17 (1.03%) Advertising
11 17 (1.03%) Dutch Language
11 17 (1.03%) Italian Language
12 14 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.85%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.54%) Electronics
14 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 299 (18.06%) Analyst
2 238 (14.37%) Security Analyst
3 163 (9.84%) Consultant
4 160 (9.66%) Architect
5 157 (9.48%) Security Manager
6 117 (7.07%) Security Consultant
7 102 (6.16%) Security Specialist
8 96 (5.80%) Information Manager
9 94 (5.68%) Information Security Manager
10 89 (5.37%) Network Engineer
11 88 (5.31%) Administrator
12 79 (4.77%) Information Analyst
12 79 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
13 78 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
14 73 (4.41%) Developer
14 73 (4.41%) Security Architect
14 73 (4.41%) Senior Security Analyst
15 70 (4.23%) IT Analyst
16 67 (4.05%) Security Engineer
17 66 (3.99%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.32%) .NET
2 47 (2.84%) Middleware
2 47 (2.84%) XML
3 43 (2.60%) Web Services
4 42 (2.54%) LAMP
5 39 (2.36%) ActiveMQ
6 37 (2.23%) 802.1X
7 36 (2.17%) RESTful
8 33 (1.99%) jQuery
9 32 (1.93%) ASP.NET
10 29 (1.75%) HTML
10 29 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
11 28 (1.69%) CSS
11 28 (1.69%) SailPoint
12 26 (1.57%) Spring
13 25 (1.51%) Java EE
14 24 (1.45%) AngularJS
14 24 (1.45%) JSON
15 23 (1.39%) REST
15 23 (1.39%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 234 (14.13%) Management Information System
2 195 (11.78%) Data Centre
3 142 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 117 (7.07%) Data Protection Act
5 107 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 35 (2.11%) CESG
8 34 (2.05%) Fintech
9 32 (1.93%) EPoS
10 31 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.81%) Driving Licence
12 29 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
13 27 (1.63%) Online Games
14 26 (1.57%) User Experience
15 23 (1.39%) PKI
16 21 (1.27%) Mainframe
17 19 (1.15%) Blackberry
17 19 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
18 18 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
19 16 (0.97%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 298 (18.00%) Linux
2 256 (15.46%) Windows
3 121 (7.31%) Unix
4 95 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 82 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (2.23%) Mac OS X
9 30 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 20 (1.21%) Android
12 19 (1.15%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.91%) CentOS
14 14 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.72%) AIX
16 10 (0.60%) Debian
16 10 (0.60%) Solaris
17 8 (0.48%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 736 (44.44%) Information Security
2 399 (24.09%) ITIL
3 353 (21.32%) Risk Management
4 259 (15.64%) SIEM
5 258 (15.58%) Data Protection
6 225 (13.59%) Cybersecurity
7 198 (11.96%) Security Operations
8 190 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
9 189 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
10 158 (9.54%) Security Management
11 149 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 147 (8.88%) Security Architecture
13 146 (8.82%) E-Commerce
14 144 (8.70%) Project Management
15 140 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
16 135 (8.15%) Risk Assessment
17 124 (7.49%) Change Management
18 107 (6.46%) Incident Management
18 107 (6.46%) Information Security Management
19 105 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 198 (11.96%) SQL
2 133 (8.03%) Java
3 89 (5.37%) Python
4 67 (4.05%) Perl
5 56 (3.38%) PHP
6 54 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 53 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 42 (2.54%) Ruby
9 31 (1.87%) C#
10 30 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.21%) BeanShell
13 11 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.60%) C
14 10 (0.60%) Scala
15 7 (0.42%) VBScript
16 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.18%) Elixir
17 3 (0.18%) Erlang
18 2 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 577 (34.84%) CISSP
2 449 (27.11%) CISM
3 269 (16.24%) Degree
4 260 (15.70%) CISA
5 180 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
6 128 (7.73%) CCNP
7 115 (6.94%) Security Cleared
8 104 (6.28%) CCNA
9 94 (5.68%) GIAC
10 90 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 86 (5.19%) SC Cleared
12 85 (5.13%) CEH
13 80 (4.83%) CISMP
14 73 (4.41%) PCI QSA
15 68 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
16 64 (3.86%) SANS
17 60 (3.62%) MCSE
18 57 (3.44%) CRISC
19 41 (2.48%) MCSA
20 40 (2.42%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 709 (42.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (5.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 75 (4.53%) QA
4 63 (3.80%) GDPR
5 60 (3.62%) SLA
6 56 (3.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 46 (2.78%) COBIT
8 42 (2.54%) ISO27002
9 37 (2.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 29 (1.75%) GPG13
11 28 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 22 (1.33%) ISO22301
13 21 (1.27%) ISO 9001
14 18 (1.09%) RMADS
15 14 (0.85%) ISO27005
16 13 (0.79%) SDET
17 9 (0.54%) BS25999
18 8 (0.48%) PA-DSS
19 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
19 7 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 221 (13.35%) Active Directory
2 155 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.51%) VMware ESX
5 20 (1.21%) vSphere
6 17 (1.03%) Firmware
7 16 (0.97%) XenApp
8 13 (0.79%) Docker
9 10 (0.60%) vCloud
10 9 (0.54%) Xen
11 8 (0.48%) KVM
11 8 (0.48%) Snort
12 7 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.36%) XenServer
14 4 (0.24%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.24%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.18%) Ceph
15 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 144 (8.70%) Puppet
2 52 (3.14%) Nagios
3 49 (2.96%) Ansible
4 44 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (2.23%) Nessus
5 37 (2.23%) SCCM
6 36 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
7 26 (1.57%) WSUS
8 19 (1.15%) OpenNMS
9 16 (0.97%) Grafana
10 15 (0.91%) RANCID
10 15 (0.91%) SELinux
11 14 (0.85%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.79%) StatsD
13 12 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
14 11 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
15 10 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
15 10 (0.60%) RSA Security Analytics
15 10 (0.60%) SCOM
16 9 (0.54%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 265 (16.00%) Cisco
2 216 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 198 (11.96%) VMware
4 82 (4.95%) CheckPoint
5 80 (4.83%) F5
6 74 (4.47%) Red Hat
7 71 (4.29%) Oracle
8 62 (3.74%) Splunk
9 60 (3.62%) Juniper
10 53 (3.20%) HP
11 49 (2.96%) Qualys
12 44 (2.66%) Palo Alto
13 43 (2.60%) NetApp
14 40 (2.42%) Brocade
15 29 (1.75%) IBM
16 28 (1.69%) TOWER Software
17 25 (1.51%) Huawei
18 23 (1.39%) FireEye
19 21 (1.27%) Cyberoam
19 21 (1.27%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65500 per annum + Car allowance 5.5k, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-55,000k base, 10% bonus and strong package
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum c£40k
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension. Healthcare, Prof Dev
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance, Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum £65,000 - £70,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance, Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago