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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 805 830 813
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 66 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.055% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 38
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
27681 29743 27688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.15% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22201 23491 22537
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
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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 +44 33 £60,000 -9.43% 4
South East -6 13 £58,750 +30.55% 3
South West - 7 £55,000 - 3
East of England 0 4 £72,500 +61.11% 3
West Midlands -9 4 £72,500 +7.40% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £67,500 +3.84% 1
North West - 2 £76,250 - 2
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PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 75 (69.44%) CISSP
2 73 (67.59%) Information Security
3 69 (63.89%) PCI DSS
4 60 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (45.37%) CISM
6 46 (42.59%) CISA
7 26 (24.07%) Business Continuity
8 24 (22.22%) Security Management
9 23 (21.30%) CRISC
10 22 (20.37%) Information Security Management
11 21 (19.44%) Security Architecture
12 18 (16.67%) Trustwave
13 17 (15.74%) Firewall
13 17 (15.74%) Risk Management
13 17 (15.74%) Project Management
14 16 (14.81%) Data Protection
14 16 (14.81%) SIEM
15 13 (12.04%) Ethical Hacking
15 13 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (12.04%) ITIL
15 13 (12.04%) Finance
15 13 (12.04%) Validation
16 12 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 12 (11.11%) Information Assurance
17 10 (9.26%) HIPAA
17 10 (9.26%) Customer Engagement
17 10 (9.26%) BS25999
17 10 (9.26%) Cybercrime
18 9 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
18 9 (8.33%) Retail

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) Firewall
2 3 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) VPN
2 3 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Retail
3 8 (7.41%) Law
4 5 (4.63%) Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.70%) Marketing
5 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.70%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (59.26%) Consultant
2 54 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 13 (12.04%) Security Manager
4 7 (6.48%) Senior Security Consultant
4 7 (6.48%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (5.56%) Security Advisor
5 6 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 6 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (3.70%) Principal Consultant
6 4 (3.70%) Principal Security Consultant
7 3 (2.78%) Security Architect
7 3 (2.78%) Security Analyst
7 3 (2.78%) Architect
7 3 (2.78%) Analyst
8 2 (1.85%) IT Consultant
8 2 (1.85%) Project Manager
8 2 (1.85%) IT Audit Consultant
8 2 (1.85%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (1.85%) Compliance Manager
8 2 (1.85%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) COM
1 1 (0.93%) SOAP
1 1 (0.93%) Middleware
1 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Cybercrime
2 9 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.48%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.70%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.85%) CESG
7 1 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.93%) Photography
7 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.78%) Windows
2 2 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (67.59%) Information Security
2 26 (24.07%) Business Continuity
3 24 (22.22%) Security Management
4 22 (20.37%) Information Security Management
5 21 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 17 (15.74%) Risk Management
6 17 (15.74%) Project Management
7 16 (14.81%) SIEM
7 16 (14.81%) Data Protection
8 13 (12.04%) ITIL
8 13 (12.04%) Validation
8 13 (12.04%) Ethical Hacking
8 13 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (11.11%) Information Assurance
10 10 (9.26%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (7.41%) Cyber Security
12 7 (6.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (6.48%) Business Development
12 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (6.48%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (69.44%) CISSP
2 49 (45.37%) CISM
3 46 (42.59%) CISA
4 23 (21.30%) CRISC
5 8 (7.41%) Degree
6 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.56%) CEH
8 4 (3.70%) ACCA
8 4 (3.70%) ICAEW
9 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.85%) ISACA
9 2 (1.85%) CISMP
9 2 (1.85%) GIAC
9 2 (1.85%) GSEC
10 1 (0.93%) CCNA
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.93%) OSCP
10 1 (0.93%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (63.89%) PCI DSS
2 60 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (9.26%) BS25999
4 10 (9.26%) HIPAA
5 4 (3.70%) COBIT
6 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Xen
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Trustwave
2 4 (3.70%) CA
3 3 (2.78%) Tripwire
3 3 (2.78%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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