The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 614 643 594
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -49
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 19 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.035% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 19
Average salary £63,750 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £60,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £64,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.55%
PCI QSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11629 12565 11690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.14% 25.67% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9543 10213 9563
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,600 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in London

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the London region.

PCI QSA Salary Trend in London

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in London

PCI QSA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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
City of London +30 3 £72,500 - 3
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 31 (68.89%) Information Security
2 28 (62.22%) PCI DSS
3 21 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (37.78%) Business Continuity
5 16 (35.56%) CISSP
6 14 (31.11%) Finance
7 12 (26.67%) Retail
8 11 (24.44%) Information Security Management
8 11 (24.44%) Security Management
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
9 10 (22.22%) CISM
10 9 (20.00%) CISA
11 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
11 8 (17.78%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
12 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
12 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
13 5 (11.11%) Linux
13 5 (11.11%) Project Management
14 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
14 4 (8.89%) Identity Management
14 4 (8.89%) Banking
14 4 (8.89%) Law
14 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
14 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
14 4 (8.89%) Time Management
14 4 (8.89%) Computer Security
14 4 (8.89%) Degree

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 12 (26.67%) Retail
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Law
4 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.67%) Games
5 2 (4.44%) Advertising
6 1 (2.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Security Manager
2 12 (26.67%) Consultant
3 11 (24.44%) Security Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) Security Officer
4 7 (15.56%) Information Security Officer
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Operations Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Operations Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Information Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) IT Security Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) REST
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Information Security
2 17 (37.78%) Business Continuity
3 11 (24.44%) Information Security Management
3 11 (24.44%) Security Management
3 11 (24.44%) ITIL
4 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
4 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
5 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.11%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.89%) Time Management
7 4 (8.89%) Computer Security
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.89%) People Management
8 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) CISSP
2 10 (22.22%) CISM
3 9 (20.00%) CISA
4 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (8.89%) Degree
6 2 (4.44%) GIAC
6 2 (4.44%) GSEC
6 2 (4.44%) ISACA
7 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) CRISC
7 1 (2.22%) CISMP
7 1 (2.22%) CCNA
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (62.22%) PCI DSS
2 21 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) COBIT
3 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Xen
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) VMware
1 1 (2.22%) Symantec
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
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