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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 813 896 866
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -30
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 43 34 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.034% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 73
Median salary £61,250 £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £42,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%
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
21609 27336 29933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.20% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17196 21840 24147
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +86 31 £32,500 -43.47% 5
North West -13 6 £47,500 -17.39% 1
South West +10 2 £62,500 +78.57% 1
West Midlands -23 1 £60,000 +4.34%
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 90 (89.11%) PCI DSS
2 55 (54.46%) CISSP
3 54 (53.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (48.51%) Information Security
5 45 (44.55%) Finance
6 38 (37.62%) CISA
7 31 (30.69%) Risk Management
8 30 (29.70%) CISM
9 27 (26.73%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (23.76%) Security Management
12 23 (22.77%) Presales
13 22 (21.78%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (19.80%) Compliance Audit
14 20 (19.80%) Management Information System
14 20 (19.80%) Information Security Management
14 20 (19.80%) SQL
14 20 (19.80%) Data Analysis
15 19 (18.81%) MS Excel
16 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
17 17 (16.83%) MS Office
17 17 (16.83%) MS PowerPoint
18 15 (14.85%) CESG Certified Professional
18 15 (14.85%) CLAS
19 14 (13.86%) Degree
19 14 (13.86%) CESG
20 13 (12.87%) Security Architecture
21 12 (11.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 12 (11.88%) Data Security
22 11 (10.89%) iPad

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.99%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) MS Excel
2 17 (16.83%) MS Office
2 17 (16.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.98%) MS Project
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) Firewall
2 3 (2.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.99%) Network Security
General
1 45 (44.55%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Marketing
3 8 (7.92%) Retail
4 6 (5.94%) Electronics
4 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.96%) Banking
6 3 (2.97%) Law
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 40 (39.60%) Consultant
2 31 (30.69%) Security Consultant
3 27 (26.73%) Analyst
4 17 (16.83%) Audit Analyst
5 15 (14.85%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 12 (11.88%) Security Manager
7 11 (10.89%) Senior Consultant
8 10 (9.90%) IT Analyst
8 10 (9.90%) Senior Security Consultant
9 8 (7.92%) Data Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) IT Consultant
10 7 (6.93%) IT Security Consultant
11 6 (5.94%) Compliance Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Compliance Consultant
12 5 (4.95%) Chief Information Officer
12 5 (4.95%) Chief Information Security Officer
12 5 (4.95%) Chief Security Officer
12 5 (4.95%) CIO
12 5 (4.95%) Information Security Officer
12 5 (4.95%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.78%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (19.80%) Management Information System
3 14 (13.86%) CESG
4 11 (10.89%) iPad
5 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.95%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.98%) Blog
7 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.99%) EPoS
8 1 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.92%) Windows
2 4 (3.96%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (48.51%) Information Security
2 31 (30.69%) Risk Management
3 27 (26.73%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (23.76%) Security Management
6 23 (22.77%) Presales
7 20 (19.80%) Compliance Audit
7 20 (19.80%) Data Analysis
7 20 (19.80%) Information Security Management
8 13 (12.87%) Security Architecture
9 12 (11.88%) Data Security
10 10 (9.90%) IT Audit
11 9 (8.91%) Business Continuity
12 8 (7.92%) Business Development
12 8 (7.92%) Data Loss Prevention
12 8 (7.92%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (7.92%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (7.92%) Remediation Plan
12 8 (7.92%) Resource Management
12 8 (7.92%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) C
3 2 (1.98%) Java
3 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (1.98%) Python
3 2 (1.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (54.46%) CISSP
2 38 (37.62%) CISA
3 30 (29.70%) CISM
4 15 (14.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 15 (14.85%) CLAS
5 14 (13.86%) Degree
6 9 (8.91%) CISMP
6 9 (8.91%) CREST Certified
7 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
8 5 (4.95%) GSNA
8 5 (4.95%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.98%) CCNA
9 2 (1.98%) CEH
9 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.98%) OSCP
10 1 (0.99%) CRISC
10 1 (0.99%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (89.11%) PCI DSS
2 54 (53.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (11.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (10.89%) COBIT
4 11 (10.89%) ISO22301
5 8 (7.92%) ISO27002
6 7 (6.93%) PA-DSS
7 3 (2.97%) BS25999
8 2 (1.98%) COSO
8 2 (1.98%) ISAE 3402
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) SAP
3 3 (2.97%) CA
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco
3 3 (2.97%) VMware
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