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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 206 204 220
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 9 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.26% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.74% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 1
Average salary £67,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -5.55%
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
1779 1890 1830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.37% 34.62% 35.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1254 1374
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 22 May 2015. 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 -4 8 £67,500 +68.75%
PCI QSA
South East

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 18 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (65.00%) CISSP
3 12 (60.00%) CISA
4 11 (55.00%) Information Security
5 10 (50.00%) CISM
5 10 (50.00%) ITIL
5 10 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (50.00%) PCI DSS
6 9 (45.00%) BS25999
6 9 (45.00%) COBIT
6 9 (45.00%) Network Security
6 9 (45.00%) Linux
6 9 (45.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (40.00%) LAN
7 8 (40.00%) WAN
7 8 (40.00%) Windows
7 8 (40.00%) Business Continuity
7 8 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (30.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
8 6 (30.00%) Security Management
8 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
9 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (25.00%) VPN
10 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (20.00%) Wireless

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (45.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Games
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Consultant
2 16 (80.00%) Security Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Security Advisor
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 8 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
4 6 (30.00%) Security Management
4 6 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CISSP
2 12 (60.00%) CISA
3 10 (50.00%) CISM
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 9 (45.00%) BS25999
3 9 (45.00%) COBIT
3 9 (45.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley