The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 799 838 823
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -15
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 77 24 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.024% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.089% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59 20 58
Average salary £62,500 £56,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,400 £37,650
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £43,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -12.50%
PCI QSA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28950 26864 31333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.10% 26.59% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23058 22142 26394
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 England

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

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in England

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

PCI QSA Salary Trend in England

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in England

PCI QSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the England region over the 3 months to 20 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
South East +23 29 £55,000 +39.68% 6
London +17 29 £67,500 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 - 2
North West - 4 £68,750 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
East of England - 2 £45,000 -
South West - 2 £68,750 - 2
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 103 (76.87%) CISSP
2 101 (75.37%) PCI DSS
3 69 (51.49%) Information Security
4 68 (50.75%) Penetration Testing
4 68 (50.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 67 (50.00%) CISA
6 54 (40.30%) Linux
7 46 (34.33%) CISM
8 45 (33.58%) Windows
9 38 (28.36%) ITIL
10 37 (27.61%) PRINCE2
11 32 (23.88%) COBIT
12 30 (22.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 27 (20.15%) Microsoft
13 27 (20.15%) MS Excel
14 24 (17.91%) UNIX
14 24 (17.91%) Cyber Security
15 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
16 20 (14.93%) Degree
17 19 (14.18%) Finance
18 18 (13.43%) MBA
18 18 (13.43%) Internet
18 18 (13.43%) EFT
19 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (10.45%) SQL
20 14 (10.45%) Database Security
21 13 (9.70%) VPN
22 12 (8.96%) WAN
22 12 (8.96%) LAN
22 12 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

Applications
1 27 (20.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) Internet
2 13 (9.70%) VPN
3 12 (8.96%) LAN
3 12 (8.96%) WAN
3 12 (8.96%) Network Security
4 11 (8.21%) Firewall
5 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.24%) OSPF
6 3 (2.24%) BGP
7 2 (1.49%) DNS
7 2 (1.49%) PSTN
7 2 (1.49%) VoIP
7 2 (1.49%) Wireless
7 2 (1.49%) Wireless Security
7 2 (1.49%) WAAS
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) JIRA
General
1 19 (14.18%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Games
3 8 (5.97%) Banking
4 6 (4.48%) Retail
4 6 (4.48%) Marketing
4 6 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 93 (69.40%) Consultant
2 86 (64.18%) Security Consultant
3 24 (17.91%) Senior Consultant
3 24 (17.91%) Senior Security Consultant
4 18 (13.43%) Implementation Specialist
5 17 (12.69%) IT Consultant
5 17 (12.69%) IT Security Consultant
6 11 (8.21%) Risk Consultant
7 10 (7.46%) Principal Security Consultant
7 10 (7.46%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (2.99%) Security Analyst
8 4 (2.99%) Analyst
9 3 (2.24%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (2.24%) Implementation Consultant
9 3 (2.24%) Software Implementation Consultant
9 3 (2.24%) Software Consultant
9 3 (2.24%) Security Manager
10 2 (1.49%) E-Commerce Manager
10 2 (1.49%) Trainee
10 2 (1.49%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) SOAP
1 4 (2.99%) REST
2 2 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.43%) EFT
2 7 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.73%) Online Games
3 5 (3.73%) Open Source
4 4 (2.99%) CESG
5 3 (2.24%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (40.30%) Linux
2 45 (33.58%) Windows
3 24 (17.91%) UNIX
4 2 (1.49%) Android
4 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.49%) Information Security
2 68 (50.75%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (28.36%) ITIL
4 37 (27.61%) PRINCE2
5 24 (17.91%) Cyber Security
6 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
7 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.45%) Database Security
9 12 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (8.21%) SIEM
10 11 (8.21%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (5.97%) Security Architecture
11 8 (5.97%) Security Management
12 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.48%) TOGAF
12 6 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (4.48%) Business Continuity
13 5 (3.73%) Incident Management
13 5 (3.73%) Project Planning
13 5 (3.73%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.45%) SQL
2 2 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (76.87%) CISSP
2 67 (50.00%) CISA
3 46 (34.33%) CISM
4 20 (14.93%) Degree
5 18 (13.43%) MBA
6 10 (7.46%) CRISC
7 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.24%) CCNA
9 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (75.37%) PCI DSS
2 68 (50.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (23.88%) COBIT
4 30 (22.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (4.48%) BS25999
6 4 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (5.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (20.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.97%) VMware
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco
4 4 (2.99%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.49%) McAfee
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix
6 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: £65,000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 26 days ago