Period
to 27 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 252 254
Rank change year-on-year -115 +2 -39
Permanent jobs citing PCI DSS 168 55 31
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.58% 0.67% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.06% 6.69% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 155 44 28
10th Percentile £47,100 £41,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £43,438 £55,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £57,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.39% -23.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £82,000 £79,375 £78,438
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,750 £86,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,141 822 840
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.20% 9.95% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,873 689 699
10th Percentile £33,321 £31,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

PCI DSS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

PCI DSS trend for jobs with a WFH option

PCI DSS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing PCI DSS.

PCI DSS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

PCI DSS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

PCI DSS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, PCI DSS job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 133 (79.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (67.86%) Information Security
3 83 (49.40%) GDPR
4 63 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 63 (37.50%) CISSP
5 62 (36.90%) Management Information System
5 62 (36.90%) NIST
6 58 (34.52%) Finance
7 53 (31.55%) Azure
7 53 (31.55%) Cybersecurity
8 50 (29.76%) CISM
8 50 (29.76%) Firewall
9 48 (28.57%) ITIL
10 47 (27.98%) Data Protection
11 44 (26.19%) COBIT
11 44 (26.19%) Microsoft
12 41 (24.40%) Linux
13 36 (21.43%) AWS
14 35 (20.83%) Security Management
15 33 (19.64%) Cyberthreat
16 32 (19.05%) Social Skills
16 32 (19.05%) Windows
16 32 (19.05%) Security Architecture
17 28 (16.67%) GRC
17 28 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
18 27 (16.07%) Security Operations
18 27 (16.07%) Cisco
19 26 (15.48%) CISA
20 25 (14.88%) Degree
20 25 (14.88%) Data Privacy

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 8 (4.76%) IIS
2 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.60%) CICS
3 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 53 (31.55%) Azure
2 36 (21.43%) AWS
3 14 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (7.14%) GCP
5 8 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.98%) Datadog
6 5 (2.98%) IaaS
6 5 (2.98%) OneDrive
7 4 (2.38%) SaaS
8 3 (1.79%) GitHub
9 2 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.19%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.19%) Route 53
9 2 (1.19%) Serverless
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.60%) Apigee
10 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.60%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.76%) Firewall
2 16 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 16 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (5.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.76%) Network Security
5 6 (3.57%) DNS
6 5 (2.98%) DHCP
6 5 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (2.98%) VPN
7 4 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (1.79%) LAN
8 3 (1.79%) WAN
9 2 (1.19%) VoIP
10 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2019
3 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.98%) MySQL
5 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.19%) Power BI
6 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) DataStage
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) JIRA
1 8 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (4.76%) SonarQube
1 8 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.19%) Gatling
2 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.19%) GitLab
2 2 (1.19%) JMeter
2 2 (1.19%) JUnit
2 2 (1.19%) Postman
2 2 (1.19%) Selenium
3 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (34.52%) Finance
2 32 (19.05%) Social Skills
3 15 (8.93%) Banking
4 12 (7.14%) Retail
5 11 (6.55%) Legal
6 10 (5.95%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.76%) Manufacturing
7 8 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
9 6 (3.57%) Back Office
10 5 (2.98%) Law
11 2 (1.19%) Public Speaking
12 1 (0.60%) French Language
12 1 (0.60%) Marketing
12 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.02%) Consultant
2 30 (17.86%) Security Consultant
3 23 (13.69%) Architect
3 23 (13.69%) Security Specialist
4 19 (11.31%) Analyst
4 19 (11.31%) Security Manager
5 18 (10.71%) Information Security Specialist
5 18 (10.71%) Information Specialist
6 17 (10.12%) Security Architect
7 16 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (9.52%) Security Operations Specialist
8 14 (8.33%) Security Analyst
9 13 (7.74%) Information Manager
9 13 (7.74%) Information Security Manager
10 11 (6.55%) Risk Consultant
11 8 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
12 7 (4.17%) DBA
12 7 (4.17%) Information Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.52%) Middleware
2 8 (4.76%) Web Services
3 7 (4.17%) .NET
4 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.19%) GraphQL
5 2 (1.19%) Node.js
5 2 (1.19%) OAuth
5 2 (1.19%) OpenID
5 2 (1.19%) SAML
5 2 (1.19%) Spring
5 2 (1.19%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.19%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.60%) NLTK
6 1 (0.60%) Pandas
6 1 (0.60%) scikit-learn
6 1 (0.60%) SciPy
6 1 (0.60%) Seaborn
6 1 (0.60%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 62 (36.90%) Management Information System
2 33 (19.64%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
5 8 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.76%) Smartcard
6 7 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.57%) Cyberattack
7 6 (3.57%) Replication
8 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.19%) Legacy Applications
10 1 (0.60%) BYOD
10 1 (0.60%) CCTV
10 1 (0.60%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.60%) Equities
10 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.40%) Linux
2 32 (19.05%) Windows
3 24 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 18 (10.71%) Unix
5 8 (4.76%) Solaris
6 5 (2.98%) CentOS
6 5 (2.98%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Android
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) Debian
7 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (67.86%) Information Security
2 63 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 53 (31.55%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (28.57%) ITIL
5 47 (27.98%) Data Protection
6 35 (20.83%) Security Management
7 32 (19.05%) Security Architecture
8 27 (16.07%) Security Operations
9 25 (14.88%) Data Privacy
10 23 (13.69%) DevOps
11 22 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (13.10%) Information Security Management
11 22 (13.10%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (12.50%) Internal Audit
12 21 (12.50%) ISMS
12 21 (12.50%) OWASP
12 21 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (10.71%) SIEM
13 18 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (10.12%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.71%) Java
2 14 (8.33%) C#
3 13 (7.74%) SQL
4 8 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.76%) Python
5 7 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.57%) C
6 6 (3.57%) C++
6 6 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.57%) Perl
6 6 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.98%) Bicep
8 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.19%) Java 8
10 1 (0.60%) COBOL
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (37.50%) CISSP
2 50 (29.76%) CISM
3 26 (15.48%) CISA
4 25 (14.88%) Degree
5 16 (9.52%) PCI QSA
6 15 (8.93%) CREST Certified
6 15 (8.93%) CRISC
7 11 (6.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (5.36%) CCSP
8 9 (5.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (4.76%) CLAS
9 8 (4.76%) IISP
9 8 (4.76%) OSCP
9 8 (4.76%) SANS
10 7 (4.17%) CEH
10 7 (4.17%) GIAC
10 7 (4.17%) GSNA
10 7 (4.17%) IRCA
11 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (79.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (49.40%) GDPR
3 62 (36.90%) NIST
4 44 (26.19%) COBIT
5 28 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (16.67%) GRC
6 18 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (5.95%) NIST 800
9 9 (5.36%) ISO 31000
9 9 (5.36%) ISO 9001
9 9 (5.36%) NCSC
10 8 (4.76%) HIPAA
10 8 (4.76%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (4.17%) Actionable Recommendations
11 7 (4.17%) GAMP
12 6 (3.57%) COSO
12 6 (3.57%) PSD2
13 5 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 13 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.76%) ISA Server
3 5 (2.98%) Docker
3 5 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Nessus
1 8 (4.76%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (1.79%) Terraform
3 2 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.60%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 44 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.07%) Cisco
3 24 (14.29%) F5
4 16 (9.52%) Apple
4 16 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 16 (9.52%) ServiceNow
4 16 (9.52%) Zscaler
5 12 (7.14%) Splunk
6 11 (6.55%) Oracle
7 10 (5.95%) Google
8 8 (4.76%) Centrify
8 8 (4.76%) CrowdStrike
8 8 (4.76%) Imperva
8 8 (4.76%) Okta
8 8 (4.76%) OneTrust
8 8 (4.76%) Trend Micro
8 8 (4.76%) Tripwire
9 6 (3.57%) Sybase
10 5 (2.98%) Cubic Transportation
11 3 (1.79%) VMware