The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 214 228 220
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 16 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.085% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.25% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Average salary £55,000 £39,375 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.68% -31.52%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £43,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -7.89%
PCI QSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2163 1986 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.06% 33.87% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1389 1584
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the Berkshire region.

PCI QSA Salary Trend in Berkshire

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in Berkshire

PCI QSA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 8 £52,500 +23.52%
Newbury +10 6 - -
PCI QSA
South East

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PCI QSA.

1 38 (97.44%) CISSP
2 35 (89.74%) CISA
2 35 (89.74%) CISM
2 35 (89.74%) ITIL
2 35 (89.74%) PRINCE2
3 31 (79.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (76.92%) COBIT
5 27 (69.23%) Linux
6 26 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
7 25 (64.10%) Windows
7 25 (64.10%) Information Security
8 20 (51.28%) PCI DSS
9 15 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (35.90%) SQL
10 14 (35.90%) Database Security
11 13 (33.33%) VPN
12 11 (28.21%) LAN
12 11 (28.21%) WAN
12 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
12 11 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (28.21%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (28.21%) Network Security
13 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (12.82%) Banking
13 5 (12.82%) Retail
13 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
13 5 (12.82%) Games
13 5 (12.82%) Firewall
13 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PCI QSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) VPN
2 11 (28.21%) LAN
2 11 (28.21%) WAN
2 11 (28.21%) Network Security
3 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) BGP
4 3 (7.69%) OSPF
5 2 (5.13%) WAAS
5 2 (5.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (12.82%) Banking
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
1 5 (12.82%) Games
1 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
1 5 (12.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (94.87%) Consultant
1 37 (94.87%) Security Consultant
2 15 (38.46%) IT Consultant
2 15 (38.46%) IT Security Consultant
3 11 (28.21%) Senior Security Consultant
3 11 (28.21%) Senior Consultant
4 8 (20.51%) Principal Security Consultant
4 8 (20.51%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Linux
2 25 (64.10%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) ITIL
1 35 (89.74%) PRINCE2
2 26 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 25 (64.10%) Information Security
4 15 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (35.90%) Database Security
6 11 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (28.21%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.82%) SIEM
7 5 (12.82%) Resource Management
7 5 (12.82%) Project Planning
8 4 (10.26%) Project Management
9 2 (5.13%) Business Development
9 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (97.44%) CISSP
2 35 (89.74%) CISA
2 35 (89.74%) CISM
3 5 (12.82%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (79.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (76.92%) COBIT
3 26 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (51.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (2.56%) McAfee