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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 778 807 775
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -32
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 72 39 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.041% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.15% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 45 27 85
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £43,750 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £51,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.65% +14.44%
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
27142 25948 28987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.47% 27.13% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 21880 20643 24475
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
London -2 25 £62,500 -3.84% 5
South East -14 21 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands - 16 £58,750 - 3
Yorkshire - 9 £65,000 -
North West - 5 £50,000 - 1
Midlands - 3 £60,000 -
South West - 2 £70,000 - 2
North East - 1 £52,500 -
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 104 (69.80%) PCI DSS
2 93 (62.42%) CISSP
3 81 (54.36%) Information Security
4 76 (51.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (35.57%) Penetration Testing
6 52 (34.90%) CISA
7 49 (32.89%) CISM
8 40 (26.85%) ITIL
9 35 (23.49%) Linux
10 33 (22.15%) CRISC
11 32 (21.48%) PRINCE2
12 31 (20.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 27 (18.12%) Security Management
14 24 (16.11%) SIEM
14 24 (16.11%) Cyber Security
15 21 (14.09%) Retail
16 20 (13.42%) COBIT
16 20 (13.42%) Risk Management
16 20 (13.42%) Finance
16 20 (13.42%) Windows
17 19 (12.75%) Games
18 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (11.41%) Banking
19 16 (10.74%) Degree
19 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
20 15 (10.07%) TOGAF
20 15 (10.07%) Network Security
21 14 (9.40%) Firewall
21 14 (9.40%) Manufacturing
21 14 (9.40%) LAN

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (6.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.07%) Network Security
2 14 (9.40%) Firewall
2 14 (9.40%) LAN
2 14 (9.40%) WAN
3 11 (7.38%) VPN
4 4 (2.68%) Wireless
5 3 (2.01%) Internet
5 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.34%) DNS
6 2 (1.34%) WAAS
7 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.03%) JIRA
General
1 21 (14.09%) Retail
2 20 (13.42%) Finance
3 19 (12.75%) Games
4 17 (11.41%) Banking
5 14 (9.40%) Manufacturing
6 8 (5.37%) Marketing
7 5 (3.36%) Legal
8 3 (2.01%) Law
9 2 (1.34%) International Banking
10 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 97 (65.10%) Consultant
2 86 (57.72%) Security Consultant
3 20 (13.42%) Senior Security Consultant
3 20 (13.42%) Senior Consultant
4 13 (8.72%) Risk Consultant
5 11 (7.38%) Principal Security Consultant
5 11 (7.38%) Principal Consultant
6 9 (6.04%) Security Manager
6 9 (6.04%) Security Officer
7 8 (5.37%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (4.70%) Information Security Officer
8 7 (4.70%) IT Consultant
8 7 (4.70%) IT Security Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Architect
10 4 (2.68%) Operations Manager
10 4 (2.68%) Technical Manager
10 4 (2.68%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.68%) Technical Operations Manager
10 4 (2.68%) E-Commerce Manager
11 3 (2.01%) Senior IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) SOAP
1 6 (4.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.70%) Open Source
3 5 (3.36%) CESG
3 5 (3.36%) Online Games
4 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.01%) EFT
6 2 (1.34%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.49%) Linux
2 20 (13.42%) Windows
3 9 (6.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.36%) Information Security
2 53 (35.57%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (26.85%) ITIL
4 32 (21.48%) PRINCE2
5 27 (18.12%) Security Management
6 24 (16.11%) SIEM
6 24 (16.11%) Cyber Security
7 20 (13.42%) Risk Management
8 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (10.07%) TOGAF
10 14 (9.40%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (8.72%) Business Continuity
11 13 (8.72%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (7.38%) Information Security Management
13 10 (6.71%) Security Architecture
13 10 (6.71%) Time Management
13 10 (6.71%) Resource Management
13 10 (6.71%) Project Planning
14 9 (6.04%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.01%) C
1 3 (2.01%) SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (62.42%) CISSP
2 52 (34.90%) CISA
3 49 (32.89%) CISM
4 33 (22.15%) CRISC
5 16 (10.74%) Degree
6 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.01%) CCNA
8 3 (2.01%) MBA
9 2 (1.34%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (69.80%) PCI DSS
2 76 (51.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (20.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (13.42%) COBIT
5 8 (5.37%) BS25999
6 6 (4.03%) QA
7 3 (2.01%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (4.03%) Hyper-V
1 6 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (4.03%) Xen
Vendors
1 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.37%) Cisco
3 7 (4.70%) VMware
4 2 (1.34%) Symantec
5 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.67%) Citrix
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Which?
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + 28 days hol + up to 11% pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance, 4500
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago