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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 803 822 838
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 67 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.033% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 48 30 30
Average salary £45,000 £40,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.80% -38.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,400 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,150 £63,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -36.53%
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
29114 27568 31825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 27.00% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22770 22597 27272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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 +28 39 £45,000 -25.61% 2
London -19 16 £66,250 +67.72% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £65,000 -
East of England - 4 £45,000 -
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 - 1
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 85 (79.44%) CISSP
2 74 (69.16%) PCI DSS
3 64 (59.81%) CISA
4 57 (53.27%) Information Security
5 56 (52.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (42.06%) Linux
7 44 (41.12%) Windows
7 44 (41.12%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (38.32%) CISM
9 36 (33.64%) ITIL
10 34 (31.78%) COBIT
11 32 (29.91%) PRINCE2
12 28 (26.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (22.43%) Degree
14 23 (21.50%) Microsoft
15 22 (20.56%) Internet
15 22 (20.56%) MS Excel
16 20 (18.69%) UNIX
17 18 (16.82%) EFT
17 18 (16.82%) Finance
17 18 (16.82%) MBA
18 15 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (14.02%) SQL
19 14 (13.08%) Database Security
20 13 (12.15%) VPN
21 12 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
21 12 (11.21%) Network Security
22 11 (10.28%) Enterprise Architecture
22 11 (10.28%) Relational Database
22 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (20.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.56%) Internet
2 13 (12.15%) VPN
3 12 (11.21%) Network Security
4 11 (10.28%) LAN
4 11 (10.28%) WAN
5 5 (4.67%) Firewall
6 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.80%) OSPF
7 3 (2.80%) BGP
7 3 (2.80%) Wireless
8 2 (1.87%) Wireless Security
8 2 (1.87%) PSTN
8 2 (1.87%) VoIP
9 1 (0.93%) DNS
9 1 (0.93%) WAAS
9 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) DB2
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Games
3 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Law
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (58.88%) Consultant
2 59 (55.14%) Security Consultant
3 18 (16.82%) Implementation Specialist
4 16 (14.95%) IT Security Consultant
4 16 (14.95%) IT Consultant
5 14 (13.08%) Senior Consultant
5 14 (13.08%) Senior Security Consultant
6 6 (5.61%) Security Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Analyst
7 3 (2.80%) Security Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Security Project Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (2.80%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (2.80%) Project Manager
8 2 (1.87%) Graduate
8 2 (1.87%) Architect
8 2 (1.87%) Sales Executive
8 2 (1.87%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (1.87%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (1.87%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) EFT
2 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.80%) CESG
3 3 (2.80%) Online Games
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.87%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Linux
2 44 (41.12%) Windows
3 20 (18.69%) UNIX
4 2 (1.87%) Android
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.27%) Information Security
2 44 (41.12%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (33.64%) ITIL
4 32 (29.91%) PRINCE2
5 15 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (13.08%) Database Security
7 12 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (10.28%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (7.48%) SIEM
10 7 (6.54%) Project Management
11 6 (5.61%) Cyber Security
12 5 (4.67%) Business Development
12 5 (4.67%) Time Management
12 5 (4.67%) Risk Management
13 4 (3.74%) Business Continuity
13 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
13 4 (3.74%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (3.74%) Security Testing
13 4 (3.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 3 (2.80%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.02%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (79.44%) CISSP
2 64 (59.81%) CISA
3 41 (38.32%) CISM
4 24 (22.43%) Degree
5 18 (16.82%) MBA
6 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.54%) CRISC
8 5 (4.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.74%) CCNA
10 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.93%) GIAC
11 1 (0.93%) GSEC
11 1 (0.93%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (69.16%) PCI DSS
2 56 (52.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (31.78%) COBIT
4 28 (26.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.93%) BS25999
5 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) LogRhythm
3 3 (2.80%) VMware
4 2 (1.87%) McAfee
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) Sybase
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