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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 843 858 827
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -31
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 40 46 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.041% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 27 40 32
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £40,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.55%
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
28136 30223 29203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.37% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22164 24418 23847
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 1 May 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 1 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
London +29 19 £63,750 +6.25% 6
South East -3 17 £65,000 +52.94%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West - 1 £40,000 - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 79 (69.91%) PCI DSS
2 70 (61.95%) CISSP
3 67 (59.29%) Information Security
4 65 (57.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (41.59%) CISM
6 46 (40.71%) CISA
7 37 (32.74%) ITIL
8 32 (28.32%) Security Management
9 27 (23.89%) CRISC
10 24 (21.24%) Business Continuity
10 24 (21.24%) PRINCE2
11 21 (18.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (18.58%) Information Security Management
11 21 (18.58%) Retail
12 20 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (17.70%) SIEM
13 17 (15.04%) Finance
13 17 (15.04%) Linux
14 15 (13.27%) Data Security
14 15 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (13.27%) COBIT
15 14 (12.39%) Management Information System
16 13 (11.50%) Banking
17 12 (10.62%) TOGAF
17 12 (10.62%) Network Security
17 12 (10.62%) Manufacturing
17 12 (10.62%) Games
17 12 (10.62%) Windows
17 12 (10.62%) Data Protection
18 11 (9.73%) Vulnerability Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.77%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) Network Security
2 11 (9.73%) LAN
2 11 (9.73%) WAN
3 8 (7.08%) VPN
4 7 (6.19%) Firewall
5 4 (3.54%) Wireless
6 1 (0.88%) WAAS
6 1 (0.88%) DNS
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 21 (18.58%) Retail
2 17 (15.04%) Finance
3 13 (11.50%) Banking
4 12 (10.62%) Manufacturing
4 12 (10.62%) Games
5 9 (7.96%) Law
6 6 (5.31%) Marketing
7 5 (4.42%) Legal
8 2 (1.77%) Advertising
9 1 (0.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (53.10%) Consultant
2 52 (46.02%) Security Consultant
3 15 (13.27%) Security Manager
4 9 (7.96%) Senior Security Consultant
4 9 (7.96%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (6.19%) Security Officer
5 7 (6.19%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (5.31%) Principal Consultant
6 6 (5.31%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (5.31%) Principal Security Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) IT Security Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) IT Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Information Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Technical Operations Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Compliance Consultant
9 3 (2.65%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) REST
1 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.08%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.54%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) CESG
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Linux
2 12 (10.62%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.29%) Information Security
2 37 (32.74%) ITIL
3 32 (28.32%) Security Management
4 24 (21.24%) Business Continuity
4 24 (21.24%) PRINCE2
5 21 (18.58%) Information Security Management
6 20 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (17.70%) SIEM
7 15 (13.27%) Data Security
7 15 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (10.62%) TOGAF
8 12 (10.62%) Data Protection
9 11 (9.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (9.73%) Service Delivery
9 11 (9.73%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (8.85%) Time Management
11 9 (7.96%) Resource Management
11 9 (7.96%) Project Planning
12 8 (7.08%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.77%) C
2 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (61.95%) CISSP
2 47 (41.59%) CISM
3 46 (40.71%) CISA
4 27 (23.89%) CRISC
5 11 (9.73%) Degree
6 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.42%) CEH
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.65%) CISMP
10 2 (1.77%) ACCA
10 2 (1.77%) GIAC
10 2 (1.77%) ICAEW
10 2 (1.77%) GSEC
10 2 (1.77%) ISACA
11 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) CCNA
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (69.91%) PCI DSS
2 65 (57.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (18.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (13.27%) COBIT
5 8 (7.08%) BS25999
6 3 (2.65%) FISMA
6 3 (2.65%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Xen
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (1.77%) CA
2 1 (0.88%) Splunk
2 1 (0.88%) Tripwire
2 1 (0.88%) VMware
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.88%) Symantec
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