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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 780 820 798
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -22
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 91 47 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.046% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 66 32 77
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.94% +8.33%
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
28725 27364 30672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.56% 26.89% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 23141 21834 25967
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +21 36 £55,000 +25.71% 1
London -8 34 £63,750 -1.92% 4
West Midlands - 12 £57,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £65,000 -
North West - 7 £50,000 - 1
South West - 2 £68,750 -
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £52,500 -
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 102 (70.34%) PCI DSS
2 96 (66.21%) CISSP
3 80 (55.17%) Information Security
4 76 (52.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 62 (42.76%) CISA
6 61 (42.07%) Penetration Testing
7 53 (36.55%) CISM
8 45 (31.03%) Linux
9 40 (27.59%) ITIL
10 38 (26.21%) PRINCE2
11 37 (25.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 30 (20.69%) Windows
13 25 (17.24%) CRISC
14 24 (16.55%) SIEM
14 24 (16.55%) COBIT
14 24 (16.55%) Cyber Security
15 21 (14.48%) Security Management
16 19 (13.10%) Games
16 19 (13.10%) Risk Management
17 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
17 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
18 17 (11.72%) Finance
18 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (11.72%) Banking
19 16 (11.03%) Network Security
19 16 (11.03%) VPN
20 15 (10.34%) LAN
20 15 (10.34%) WAN
20 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
20 15 (10.34%) Retail

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) VPN
1 16 (11.03%) Network Security
2 15 (10.34%) LAN
2 15 (10.34%) WAN
3 10 (6.90%) Firewall
4 7 (4.83%) Internet
5 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.38%) DNS
6 2 (1.38%) WAAS
7 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) JIRA
General
1 19 (13.10%) Games
2 17 (11.72%) Banking
2 17 (11.72%) Finance
3 15 (10.34%) Retail
4 14 (9.66%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.52%) Marketing
6 3 (2.07%) Legal
7 2 (1.38%) International Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Law
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 100 (68.97%) Consultant
2 91 (62.76%) Security Consultant
3 26 (17.93%) Senior Consultant
3 26 (17.93%) Senior Security Consultant
4 12 (8.28%) IT Security Consultant
4 12 (8.28%) IT Consultant
5 11 (7.59%) Principal Consultant
5 11 (7.59%) Risk Consultant
5 11 (7.59%) Principal Security Consultant
6 9 (6.21%) Security Manager
7 7 (4.83%) Implementation Specialist
8 5 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (3.45%) Architect
9 4 (2.76%) Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Operations Manager
9 4 (2.76%) Security Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.76%) Technical Operations Manager
9 4 (2.76%) E-Commerce Manager
10 3 (2.07%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) SOAP
1 6 (4.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.83%) EFT
2 7 (4.83%) Open Source
3 5 (3.45%) Online Games
4 4 (2.76%) CESG
5 3 (2.07%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.03%) Linux
2 30 (20.69%) Windows
3 13 (8.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.17%) Information Security
2 61 (42.07%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (27.59%) ITIL
4 38 (26.21%) PRINCE2
5 24 (16.55%) SIEM
5 24 (16.55%) Cyber Security
6 21 (14.48%) Security Management
7 19 (13.10%) Risk Management
8 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (10.34%) TOGAF
9 15 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (9.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (8.28%) Business Continuity
12 11 (7.59%) Incident Management
12 11 (7.59%) Information Security Management
13 10 (6.90%) Project Planning
13 10 (6.90%) Resource Management
13 10 (6.90%) Time Management
14 9 (6.21%) GAP Analysis
14 9 (6.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) SQL
2 3 (2.07%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (66.21%) CISSP
2 62 (42.76%) CISA
3 53 (36.55%) CISM
4 25 (17.24%) CRISC
5 15 (10.34%) Degree
6 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.83%) MBA
8 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.07%) CCNA
9 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (70.34%) PCI DSS
2 76 (52.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (25.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (16.55%) COBIT
5 8 (5.52%) BS25999
6 6 (4.14%) QA
7 3 (2.07%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Xen
1 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (4.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.52%) Cisco
3 7 (4.83%) VMware
4 4 (2.76%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.38%) Symantec
6 1 (0.69%) Citrix
6 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
North West London
Which?
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago