Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 370 349 277
Rank change year-on-year -21 -72 +74
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 1,365 1,620 2,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.91% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.34% 7.26% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,319 1,890
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.99% -3.81% +5.00%

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 21,541 22,307 24,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 12.50% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,232 16,667 19,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -17 1,292 £57,500 +4.55% 153
UK excluding London +20 858 £50,000 -0.99% 115
London -75 440 £70,000 +16.18% 48
North of England +56 293 £45,000 -12.20% 41
South East -30 233 £60,000 +12.15% 27
North West +55 177 £45,000 -15.09% 18
Midlands +46 154 £47,500 -5.00% 17
West Midlands +55 122 £47,500 -9.52% 12
Yorkshire +35 101 £45,000 - 20
East of England +30 92 £54,000 -16.60% 12
South West -28 68 £57,500 +35.29% 8
East Midlands +9 35 £47,500 +5.56% 5
North East -13 15 £65,750 -2.59% 3
Scotland +4 13 £47,500 -18.45% 8
Wales +12 8 £42,500 -24.44% 2
Northern Ireland -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (63.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 776 (56.85%) Information Security
3 575 (42.12%) CISSP
4 489 (35.82%) GDPR
5 419 (30.70%) Finance
6 369 (27.03%) CISM
7 321 (23.52%) SIEM
8 312 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
9 308 (22.56%) Data Protection
10 301 (22.05%) Windows
11 276 (20.22%) Management Information System
12 257 (18.83%) Risk Management
13 241 (17.66%) Firewall
14 236 (17.29%) Network Security
15 235 (17.22%) Linux
16 221 (16.19%) Penetration Testing
17 219 (16.04%) VMware
18 218 (15.97%) ITIL
19 206 (15.09%) Microsoft
20 204 (14.95%) CISA
21 199 (14.58%) Cisco
22 195 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
23 172 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
24 165 (12.09%) Disaster Recovery
25 147 (10.77%) Business Continuity
26 145 (10.62%) SQL
27 137 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
28 136 (9.96%) Retail
29 135 (9.89%) Legal
30 133 (9.74%) Degree

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 49 (3.59%) IIS
2 32 (2.34%) Apache
3 22 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.81%) nginx
6 10 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.66%) JBoss
8 7 (0.51%) CMS
8 7 (0.51%) Confluence
9 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.29%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.073%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.073%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 86 (6.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.51%) assyst
3 6 (0.44%) Visualfiles
4 5 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) Shopify
6 1 (0.073%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 116 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (4.25%) Office 365
4 57 (4.18%) SaaS
5 16 (1.17%) IaaS
6 13 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.95%) PaaS
7 12 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.81%) Serverless
9 10 (0.73%) GitHub
10 8 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.29%) G Suite
13 3 (0.22%) Apigee
13 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.22%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.15%) Apple Pay
14 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (17.66%) Firewall
2 236 (17.29%) Network Security
3 115 (8.42%) Wi-Fi
4 84 (6.15%) LAN
5 82 (6.01%) WAN
6 74 (5.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 72 (5.27%) Wireless
8 70 (5.13%) TCP/IP
9 54 (3.96%) VPN
10 48 (3.52%) DNS
11 43 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (2.34%) SAN
13 32 (2.34%) VLAN
14 30 (2.20%) SSL
14 30 (2.20%) VoIP
15 29 (2.12%) Internet
16 27 (1.98%) BIG-IP
17 25 (1.83%) IP Telephony
17 25 (1.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 17 (1.25%) Big Data
4 17 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 16 (1.17%) MySQL
6 12 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.59%) InfluxDB
9 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.51%) MariaDB
10 7 (0.51%) Redis
11 5 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (2.56%) JIRA
2 27 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.81%) Artifactory
5 9 (0.66%) SonarQube
6 8 (0.59%) Gerrit
6 8 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.59%) git-flow
7 7 (0.51%) Gradle
8 6 (0.44%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.29%) Hudson
10 4 (0.29%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.22%) JUnit
11 3 (0.22%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.15%) Ant
12 2 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 419 (30.70%) Finance
2 136 (9.96%) Retail
3 135 (9.89%) Legal
4 44 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.42%) Marketing
6 30 (2.20%) Banking
7 21 (1.54%) Law
8 19 (1.39%) Back Office
9 14 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.88%) Local Government
10 12 (0.88%) Publishing
11 8 (0.59%) Games
11 8 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.44%) Advertising
12 6 (0.44%) Electronics
13 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.073%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.073%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.073%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 280 (20.51%) Analyst
2 227 (16.63%) Security Analyst
3 216 (15.82%) Security Manager
4 156 (11.43%) Information Manager
5 154 (11.28%) Information Security Manager
6 146 (10.70%) Consultant
7 120 (8.79%) Security Consultant
8 118 (8.64%) Senior Analyst
9 117 (8.57%) IT Analyst
10 116 (8.50%) Senior Security Analyst
11 110 (8.06%) Architect
12 108 (7.91%) IT Security Analyst
13 90 (6.59%) Senior IT Security Analyst
14 88 (6.45%) Security Architect
15 87 (6.37%) Security Engineer
16 84 (6.15%) Information Analyst
16 84 (6.15%) Information Security Analyst
17 60 (4.40%) Security Specialist
18 54 (3.96%) Security Officer
19 48 (3.52%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.76%) .NET
2 47 (3.44%) Web Services
3 31 (2.27%) CSS
4 24 (1.76%) Ajax
5 23 (1.68%) LDAP
6 22 (1.61%) WinForms
7 19 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 16 (1.17%) HTML
9 14 (1.03%) LAMP
9 14 (1.03%) Middleware
10 13 (0.95%) AngularJS
10 13 (0.95%) SailPoint
11 12 (0.88%) Symfony
12 11 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (0.81%) Laravel
12 11 (0.81%) Node.js
13 10 (0.73%) REST
13 10 (0.73%) Spring
13 10 (0.73%) XML
14 8 (0.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 276 (20.22%) Management Information System
2 137 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 90 (6.59%) Data Centre
5 84 (6.15%) Data Protection Act
6 56 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (3.96%) Fintech
8 51 (3.74%) Computer Science
9 37 (2.71%) CESG
10 35 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 32 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
12 30 (2.20%) PKI
13 27 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
14 24 (1.76%) Driving Licence
15 21 (1.54%) Public Cloud
16 18 (1.32%) Cyberattack
17 17 (1.25%) Private Cloud
18 16 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
18 16 (1.17%) Replication
19 15 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 301 (22.05%) Windows
2 235 (17.22%) Linux
3 66 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 54 (3.96%) Unix
5 21 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.17%) Android
9 15 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.66%) CentOS
12 9 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.51%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.44%) Debian
15 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.15%) Solaris
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 776 (56.85%) Information Security
2 321 (23.52%) SIEM
3 312 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
4 308 (22.56%) Data Protection
5 257 (18.83%) Risk Management
6 221 (16.19%) Penetration Testing
7 218 (15.97%) ITIL
8 195 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 165 (12.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 147 (10.77%) Business Continuity
11 130 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (9.45%) Security Management
13 128 (9.38%) Security Architecture
14 127 (9.30%) Security Operations
15 114 (8.35%) Mentoring
16 111 (8.13%) Risk Analysis
17 104 (7.62%) Due Diligence
17 104 (7.62%) Project Management
18 103 (7.55%) Web Development
19 94 (6.89%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (10.62%) SQL
2 64 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 64 (4.69%) Python
3 52 (3.81%) Java
4 47 (3.44%) JavaScript
5 40 (2.93%) Perl
6 38 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 32 (2.34%) PHP
8 31 (2.27%) C#
9 24 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 23 (1.68%) Ruby
11 15 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.73%) C
13 9 (0.66%) VBScript
14 8 (0.59%) Scala
15 7 (0.51%) VB
16 6 (0.44%) C++
17 3 (0.22%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.22%) VBA
18 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 575 (42.12%) CISSP
2 369 (27.03%) CISM
3 204 (14.95%) CISA
4 133 (9.74%) Degree
5 117 (8.57%) SANS
6 109 (7.99%) CREST Certified
7 90 (6.59%) CRISC
8 78 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
9 69 (5.05%) Security Cleared
10 62 (4.54%) CEH
11 49 (3.59%) PCI QSA
12 48 (3.52%) CCNA
12 48 (3.52%) SC Cleared
13 37 (2.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 37 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 37 (2.71%) SSCP
14 32 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (2.05%) GIAC
16 27 (1.98%) CISMP
17 23 (1.68%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 872 (63.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 489 (35.82%) GDPR
3 130 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 90 (6.59%) COBIT
5 81 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 61 (4.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 43 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 37 (2.71%) SLA
9 32 (2.34%) ISO 9001
10 27 (1.98%) QA
11 20 (1.47%) NIST 800
12 19 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 18 (1.32%) ISO 22301
14 17 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 11 (0.81%) ISAE 3402
15 11 (0.81%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 10 (0.73%) PMO
17 9 (0.66%) PA-DSS
18 7 (0.51%) RMADS
System Software
1 172 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.83%) Docker
4 21 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.47%) vSphere
6 19 (1.39%) Snort
7 12 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.66%) NFS
9 8 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.29%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.29%) Xen
12 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.15%) iptables
13 2 (0.15%) LXC
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (3.30%) Nessus
2 36 (2.64%) Ansible
3 30 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.83%) Puppet
5 22 (1.61%) Nagios
6 17 (1.25%) QRadar
6 17 (1.25%) Terraform
7 13 (0.95%) OpenVAS
7 13 (0.95%) SCOM
8 12 (0.88%) Core Impact
8 12 (0.88%) Nexpose
8 12 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.81%) Grafana
9 11 (0.81%) Nmap
9 11 (0.81%) SCCM
10 10 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (0.73%) vRealize
11 9 (0.66%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.59%) Capistrano
12 8 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 219 (16.04%) VMware
2 206 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 199 (14.58%) Cisco
4 57 (4.18%) Splunk
5 52 (3.81%) CheckPoint
6 51 (3.74%) LogRhythm
7 47 (3.44%) SolarWinds
8 41 (3.00%) HP
9 40 (2.93%) Dell
9 40 (2.93%) F5
9 40 (2.93%) Qualys
10 37 (2.71%) Juniper
11 34 (2.49%) Oracle
12 26 (1.90%) ArcSight
12 26 (1.90%) Citrix
13 24 (1.76%) Palo Alto
14 23 (1.68%) Google
15 17 (1.25%) WorldPay
16 16 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.95%) SAP