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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 271 341
Rank change year-on-year -67 +70  
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 829 1210 1001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.23% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.73% 9.42% 7.17%
Number of salaries quoted 690 994 741
Median salary £56,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +6.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  

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 10723 12840 13959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.06% 13.05% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8090 10255 11002
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -64 799 £56,000 +1.81% 110
London -22 313 £60,000 - 35
South East -51 156 £55,750 +1.36% 23
Yorkshire -44 79 £55,000 +7.84% 5
West Midlands -16 76 £50,000 -14.89% 6
West Yorkshire -17 75 £55,000 +7.84% 4
North West -35 74 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Leeds -19 58 £62,500 +22.54% 2
Manchester -19 52 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Surrey -3 45 £68,750 +34.80% 5
East of England -9 45 £65,000 +18.18% 14
Hampshire +5 35 £62,000 +3.33% 5
City of London -19 31 £48,750 -4.41% 3
South West -29 30 £55,000 +3.28% 3
Oxfordshire +37 29 £55,000 -
Oxford +31 29 £55,000 -
Birmingham -19 27 £50,000 -18.03% 1
Hertfordshire -9 20 £65,000 +8.33% 8
East Midlands +6 18 £41,250 -25.00% 5
Kent -11 18 £45,000 - 4
Berkshire -39 18 £58,000 -3.33% 6
Cheshire -29 17 £57,500 +39.39% 3
Staines +13 14 £75,000 -11.76% 3
Rochdale +4 14 £52,250 -5.00% 3
Essex +8 12 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Coventry +1 12 £55,000 +4.76%
Bedfordshire +22 11 £70,000 +30.23% 3
Reading +19 11 £58,000 -17.14% 1
North East +17 11 £67,500 +141.07% 1
Luton +10 11 £70,000 +47.36% 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 767 (50.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 763 (49.93%) Information Security
3 554 (36.26%) CISSP
4 406 (26.57%) CISM
5 390 (25.52%) Firewall
6 331 (21.66%) ITIL
7 320 (20.94%) Windows
8 317 (20.75%) Finance
9 308 (20.16%) Risk Management
10 300 (19.63%) Cybersecurity
11 258 (16.88%) Cisco
12 248 (16.23%) Data Protection
13 234 (15.31%) Active Directory
14 227 (14.86%) Linux
15 209 (13.68%) Microsoft
16 207 (13.55%) CISA
17 206 (13.48%) SIEM
18 200 (13.09%) Retail
19 184 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
19 184 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
20 180 (11.78%) Degree
21 178 (11.65%) Management Information System
22 173 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
23 170 (11.13%) VMware
24 162 (10.60%) SQL
25 160 (10.47%) Security Architecture
26 158 (10.34%) GDPR
27 153 (10.01%) Windows Server
28 151 (9.88%) Security Operations
29 145 (9.49%) Security Management

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 52 (3.40%) IIS
1 52 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 42 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (2.42%) CMS
4 35 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 27 (1.77%) Apache
7 24 (1.57%) Jetty
8 23 (1.51%) CoreMedia CMS
9 20 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 14 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.52%) JBoss
12 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.26%) Commerce Server
15 4 (0.26%) Confluence
15 4 (0.26%) nginx
15 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.13%) HipChat
4 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.79%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.59%) Infor CloudSuite
3 9 (0.59%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.26%) Magento
5 3 (0.20%) assyst
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.065%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (3.21%) Office 365
4 44 (2.88%) SaaS
5 38 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.44%) IaaS
7 17 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (0.65%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.59%) PaaS
11 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.52%) GitHub
12 6 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.26%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.20%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 390 (25.52%) Firewall
2 135 (8.84%) LAN
3 134 (8.77%) VPN
4 132 (8.64%) WAN
5 129 (8.44%) Network Security
6 121 (7.92%) DNS
7 108 (7.07%) Internet
8 92 (6.02%) TCP/IP
9 73 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (4.65%) DHCP
11 62 (4.06%) SAN
12 54 (3.53%) MPLS
13 52 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
14 50 (3.27%) VoIP
15 49 (3.21%) VLAN
16 47 (3.08%) Wireless
17 43 (2.81%) HTTP
17 43 (2.81%) SSL
18 40 (2.62%) BGP
18 40 (2.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.78%) Relational Database
3 67 (4.38%) RDBMS
4 59 (3.86%) MySQL
5 53 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 38 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 31 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.11%) Big Data
13 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.98%) Redis
15 14 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
17 11 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
18 10 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 43 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (0.85%) PHPUnit
5 13 (0.85%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.72%) Burp Suite
7 10 (0.65%) WinDbg
8 9 (0.59%) JUnit
9 8 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.52%) Fiddler
9 8 (0.52%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.39%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.33%) Gradle
11 5 (0.33%) JIRA
11 5 (0.33%) Maven
11 5 (0.33%) Selenium
11 5 (0.33%) TestNG
General
1 317 (20.75%) Finance
2 200 (13.09%) Retail
3 67 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 66 (4.32%) Banking
5 46 (3.01%) Legal
6 45 (2.95%) Games
7 43 (2.81%) Marketing
8 23 (1.51%) Online Betting
9 20 (1.31%) Back Office
9 20 (1.31%) Italian Language
10 18 (1.18%) Spanish Language
11 17 (1.11%) Advertising
11 17 (1.11%) French Language
11 17 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.05%) Dutch Language
12 16 (1.05%) Electronics
12 16 (1.05%) German Language
13 12 (0.79%) Law
14 10 (0.65%) Digital Economy
15 8 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 296 (19.37%) Analyst
2 233 (15.25%) Security Analyst
3 162 (10.60%) Architect
4 160 (10.47%) Consultant
5 153 (10.01%) Security Manager
6 121 (7.92%) Security Consultant
7 107 (7.00%) Information Analyst
7 107 (7.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 89 (5.82%) Developer
9 81 (5.30%) Security Specialist
10 78 (5.10%) Information Security Manager
11 77 (5.04%) Information Manager
11 77 (5.04%) Security Architect
12 72 (4.71%) IT Analyst
13 63 (4.12%) Information Specialist
13 63 (4.12%) Network Engineer
14 60 (3.93%) Information Security Consultant
14 60 (3.93%) Information Security Specialist
14 60 (3.93%) IT Security Analyst
14 60 (3.93%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.91%) .NET
2 42 (2.75%) Web Services
3 38 (2.49%) ASP.NET
4 37 (2.42%) XML
5 33 (2.16%) LAMP
6 32 (2.09%) RESTful
7 30 (1.96%) Spring
8 29 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
9 28 (1.83%) 802.1X
9 28 (1.83%) jQuery
10 25 (1.64%) Java EE
11 23 (1.51%) Apache Camel
11 23 (1.51%) Servlets
11 23 (1.51%) Spring Integration
12 22 (1.44%) CSS
13 19 (1.24%) HTML
14 18 (1.18%) Middleware
15 17 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 178 (11.65%) Management Information System
2 113 (7.40%) Data Protection Act
3 103 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 92 (6.02%) Data Centre
5 71 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (2.88%) Fintech
7 37 (2.42%) PKI
8 30 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 28 (1.83%) CESG
10 27 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
11 26 (1.70%) User Experience
12 24 (1.57%) Online Games
13 22 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
14 20 (1.31%) Clustering
14 20 (1.31%) EPoS
15 19 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
15 19 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.11%) Driving Licence
17 16 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
18 15 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 320 (20.94%) Windows
2 227 (14.86%) Linux
3 153 (10.01%) Windows Server
4 89 (5.82%) Unix
5 79 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (3.14%) CentOS
8 44 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (2.49%) Ubuntu
10 35 (2.29%) Windows 7
11 33 (2.16%) Debian
12 27 (1.77%) Mac OS X
13 24 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.44%) Android
16 21 (1.37%) Kali Linux
17 13 (0.85%) Solaris
18 8 (0.52%) MVS
19 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
19 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (49.93%) Information Security
2 331 (21.66%) ITIL
3 308 (20.16%) Risk Management
4 300 (19.63%) Cybersecurity
5 248 (16.23%) Data Protection
6 206 (13.48%) SIEM
7 184 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
8 173 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 160 (10.47%) Security Architecture
10 151 (9.88%) Security Operations
11 145 (9.49%) Security Management
12 126 (8.25%) Vulnerability Management
13 123 (8.05%) E-Commerce
14 118 (7.72%) Project Management
15 116 (7.59%) Risk Assessment
16 107 (7.00%) ISMS
17 104 (6.81%) Scrum
18 103 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
19 98 (6.41%) High Availability
20 96 (6.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 162 (10.60%) SQL
2 81 (5.30%) Python
3 78 (5.10%) Java
4 61 (3.99%) C#
5 44 (2.88%) Ruby
6 42 (2.75%) PowerShell
7 39 (2.55%) Perl
7 39 (2.55%) PHP
8 35 (2.29%) JavaScript
9 34 (2.23%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.09%) T-SQL
11 28 (1.83%) C
12 23 (1.51%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.92%) VBScript
14 11 (0.72%) C++
15 5 (0.33%) C-shell
15 5 (0.33%) Korn
16 4 (0.26%) VB
17 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.065%) VBA
Qualifications
1 554 (36.26%) CISSP
2 406 (26.57%) CISM
3 207 (13.55%) CISA
4 184 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
5 180 (11.78%) Degree
6 124 (8.12%) CCNP
7 108 (7.07%) CCNA
8 90 (5.89%) CEH
9 83 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 83 (5.43%) Security Cleared
10 66 (4.32%) SANS
11 52 (3.40%) CRISC
11 52 (3.40%) SSCP
12 51 (3.34%) MCSE
13 50 (3.27%) CISMP
14 48 (3.14%) GIAC
15 46 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 46 (3.01%) SC Cleared
16 45 (2.95%) CompTIA Security+
16 45 (2.95%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 767 (50.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 158 (10.34%) GDPR
3 112 (7.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 87 (5.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 74 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
6 47 (3.08%) COBIT
7 37 (2.42%) QA
8 36 (2.36%) ISO 9001
9 35 (2.29%) SLA
10 28 (1.83%) SEPA
11 25 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 24 (1.57%) NIST 800
13 20 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 19 (1.24%) ISO 22301
15 17 (1.11%) Data Quality
16 16 (1.05%) PA-DSS
17 13 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 10 (0.65%) SSAE 16
20 9 (0.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 234 (15.31%) Active Directory
2 125 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 38 (2.49%) vSphere
5 21 (1.37%) Docker
5 21 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.11%) Snort
7 14 (0.92%) XenApp
8 13 (0.85%) pfSense
9 10 (0.65%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.59%) KVM
10 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.59%) Xen
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.20%) iptables
13 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.13%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 96 (6.28%) Puppet
2 36 (2.36%) Nagios
3 34 (2.23%) Nessus
4 33 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (2.09%) SCCM
6 31 (2.03%) Ansible
7 22 (1.44%) Opsview
8 20 (1.31%) OpenNMS
9 19 (1.24%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.05%) OSSEC
11 15 (0.98%) RANCID
12 13 (0.85%) Cacti
13 11 (0.72%) Pingdom
14 10 (0.65%) Nmap
15 9 (0.59%) Backup Exec
16 8 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
17 7 (0.46%) AirWatch
17 7 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
17 7 (0.46%) Grafana
18 6 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 258 (16.88%) Cisco
2 209 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 170 (11.13%) VMware
4 78 (5.10%) CheckPoint
5 72 (4.71%) Oracle
6 65 (4.25%) Splunk
7 58 (3.80%) Juniper
8 56 (3.66%) Palo Alto
9 54 (3.53%) F5
10 53 (3.47%) Red Hat
11 40 (2.62%) HP
11 40 (2.62%) LogRhythm
12 39 (2.55%) McAfee
13 35 (2.29%) Citrix
14 33 (2.16%) Qualys
15 25 (1.64%) Dell
15 25 (1.64%) Sophos
16 24 (1.57%) SolarWinds
17 22 (1.44%) SAP
17 22 (1.44%) SonicWALL
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redhill, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Bulletproof
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Networking People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car allowance + On call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum £52,000 plus 15% bonus and much more
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + 20% Bonus, Pension, Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £62000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Remote working
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: 6 days ago