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

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 788 828 802
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -26
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 87 40 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.039% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 69 28 67
Average salary £61,250 £61,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,375 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £43,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -7.89%
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
29420 27661 30731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.54% 26.73% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 23697 22487 25928
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 £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +15 35 £65,000 +4.00% 3
South East +26 30 £55,000 +27.53%
West Midlands - 8 £57,500 - 1
North West - 7 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 £65,000 - 2
South West - 2 £68,750 -
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £52,500 - 1
PCI QSA
UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 112 (72.73%) CISSP
2 111 (72.08%) PCI DSS
3 81 (52.60%) Information Security
4 79 (51.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (46.10%) CISA
6 70 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
7 55 (35.71%) CISM
8 54 (35.06%) Linux
9 41 (26.62%) ITIL
9 41 (26.62%) Windows
10 40 (25.97%) PRINCE2
11 39 (25.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 30 (19.48%) COBIT
13 26 (16.88%) Cyber Security
14 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
14 25 (16.23%) MS Excel
15 23 (14.94%) Finance
16 21 (13.64%) Risk Management
17 20 (12.99%) UNIX
17 20 (12.99%) Degree
17 20 (12.99%) CRISC
18 19 (12.34%) SIEM
19 17 (11.04%) Security Management
20 16 (10.39%) VPN
20 16 (10.39%) Network Security
21 15 (9.74%) Banking
21 15 (9.74%) WAN
21 15 (9.74%) LAN
21 15 (9.74%) Games
21 15 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 25 (16.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.39%) VPN
1 16 (10.39%) Network Security
2 15 (9.74%) LAN
2 15 (9.74%) WAN
3 14 (9.09%) Internet
4 10 (6.49%) Firewall
5 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.30%) PSTN
6 2 (1.30%) VoIP
6 2 (1.30%) Wireless
6 2 (1.30%) Wireless Security
6 2 (1.30%) DNS
6 2 (1.30%) WAAS
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 23 (14.94%) Finance
2 15 (9.74%) Games
2 15 (9.74%) Banking
3 10 (6.49%) Retail
3 10 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.90%) Marketing
5 3 (1.95%) Law
6 2 (1.30%) Legal
6 2 (1.30%) International Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (70.13%) Consultant
2 99 (64.29%) Security Consultant
3 29 (18.83%) Senior Consultant
3 29 (18.83%) Senior Security Consultant
4 16 (10.39%) IT Security Consultant
4 16 (10.39%) IT Consultant
5 14 (9.09%) Implementation Specialist
6 11 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
7 10 (6.49%) Principal Security Consultant
7 10 (6.49%) Principal Consultant
8 6 (3.90%) Security Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (2.60%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Security Analyst
9 4 (2.60%) Architect
9 4 (2.60%) Analyst
10 3 (1.95%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (1.95%) Software Consultant
10 3 (1.95%) Implementation Consultant
10 3 (1.95%) Software Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) SOAP
1 6 (3.90%) REST
2 2 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) EFT
2 11 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.55%) Open Source
4 5 (3.25%) Online Games
5 4 (2.60%) CESG
6 3 (1.95%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.06%) Linux
2 41 (26.62%) Windows
3 20 (12.99%) UNIX
4 2 (1.30%) Android
4 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (52.60%) Information Security
2 70 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (26.62%) ITIL
4 40 (25.97%) PRINCE2
5 26 (16.88%) Cyber Security
6 21 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 19 (12.34%) SIEM
8 17 (11.04%) Security Management
9 15 (9.74%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (7.14%) TOGAF
12 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (7.14%) Database Security
13 9 (5.84%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (5.19%) Information Security Management
14 8 (5.19%) Security Architecture
15 7 (4.55%) Time Management
15 7 (4.55%) Business Continuity
15 7 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 112 (72.73%) CISSP
2 71 (46.10%) CISA
3 55 (35.71%) CISM
4 20 (12.99%) Degree
4 20 (12.99%) CRISC
5 14 (9.09%) MBA
6 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.95%) CCNA
8 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (72.08%) PCI DSS
2 79 (51.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (25.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 30 (19.48%) COBIT
5 7 (4.55%) BS25999
6 6 (3.90%) QA
7 3 (1.95%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) Xen
1 6 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.19%) Cisco
3 7 (4.55%) VMware
4 4 (2.60%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.30%) Symantec
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago