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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 793 831 799
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -32
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 77 30 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.030% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 61 21 58
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -10.52%
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
29144 26729 30476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.32% 26.58% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23278 21969 25637
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 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 30 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
London +12 32 £65,000 +4.00% 6
South East +18 29 £53,750 +33.54% 4
North West - 4 £68,750 - 3
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £52,500 - 2
South West - 2 £68,750 - 1
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 (75.74%) CISSP
1 103 (75.74%) PCI DSS
2 71 (52.21%) Information Security
3 70 (51.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (50.74%) Penetration Testing
5 67 (49.26%) CISA
6 54 (39.71%) Linux
7 48 (35.29%) CISM
8 44 (32.35%) Windows
9 38 (27.94%) ITIL
10 37 (27.21%) PRINCE2
11 32 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 31 (22.79%) COBIT
13 27 (19.85%) Microsoft
13 27 (19.85%) MS Excel
14 25 (18.38%) Cyber Security
15 23 (16.91%) UNIX
16 21 (15.44%) Risk Management
16 21 (15.44%) Degree
17 20 (14.71%) Finance
18 17 (12.50%) MBA
18 17 (12.50%) EFT
18 17 (12.50%) Internet
19 15 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (10.29%) SQL
20 14 (10.29%) Database Security
21 13 (9.56%) VPN
21 13 (9.56%) Network Security
22 12 (8.82%) SIEM
22 12 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (19.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.50%) Internet
2 13 (9.56%) VPN
2 13 (9.56%) Network Security
3 12 (8.82%) Firewall
3 12 (8.82%) LAN
3 12 (8.82%) WAN
4 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.21%) OSPF
5 3 (2.21%) BGP
6 2 (1.47%) DNS
6 2 (1.47%) PSTN
6 2 (1.47%) VoIP
6 2 (1.47%) Wireless
6 2 (1.47%) Wireless Security
6 2 (1.47%) WAAS
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) JIRA
General
1 20 (14.71%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Games
3 10 (7.35%) Banking
4 6 (4.41%) Retail
4 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.41%) Marketing
5 2 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) International Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 95 (69.85%) Consultant
2 88 (64.71%) Security Consultant
3 24 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
3 24 (17.65%) Senior Security Consultant
4 17 (12.50%) Implementation Specialist
4 17 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 17 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
5 11 (8.09%) Risk Consultant
6 10 (7.35%) Principal Security Consultant
6 10 (7.35%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (2.94%) Analyst
7 4 (2.94%) Security Manager
7 4 (2.94%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.21%) E-Commerce Manager
8 3 (2.21%) Software Consultant
8 3 (2.21%) Software Implementation Consultant
8 3 (2.21%) Implementation Consultant
8 3 (2.21%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (1.47%) Administrator
9 2 (1.47%) Junior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.68%) SOAP
1 5 (3.68%) REST
2 2 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) EFT
2 9 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.41%) Open Source
4 5 (3.68%) Online Games
5 4 (2.94%) CESG
6 3 (2.21%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (39.71%) Linux
2 44 (32.35%) Windows
3 23 (16.91%) UNIX
4 2 (1.47%) Android
4 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.21%) Information Security
2 69 (50.74%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (27.94%) ITIL
4 37 (27.21%) PRINCE2
5 25 (18.38%) Cyber Security
6 21 (15.44%) Risk Management
7 15 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.29%) Database Security
9 12 (8.82%) SIEM
9 12 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (8.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (6.62%) Security Management
12 8 (5.88%) Security Architecture
13 7 (5.15%) TOGAF
14 6 (4.41%) Business Continuity
14 6 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (4.41%) E-Commerce
14 6 (4.41%) GAP Analysis
15 5 (3.68%) Online Security
15 5 (3.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 2 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (75.74%) CISSP
2 67 (49.26%) CISA
3 48 (35.29%) CISM
4 21 (15.44%) Degree
5 17 (12.50%) MBA
6 12 (8.82%) CRISC
7 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.21%) CCNA
9 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (75.74%) PCI DSS
2 70 (51.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (22.79%) COBIT
5 6 (4.41%) BS25999
6 5 (3.68%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.62%) VMware
3 7 (5.15%) Cisco
4 4 (2.94%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.74%) Citrix
5 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Symantec
5 1 (0.74%) McAfee
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