The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
England / North West
Rank 239 230 253
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 7 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.018% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.065% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Median salary £85,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.82% +15.00%
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -13.04%

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1342 1527 1728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.55% 27.45% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1021 1186 1447
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

PCI QSA Salary Trend in the North West

PCI QSA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire - 6 - -
Manchester -20 1 £85,000 +47.82%
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (87.50%) CISSP
3 6 (75.00%) BCP
3 6 (75.00%) CISA
3 6 (75.00%) CISM
3 6 (75.00%) Data Security
3 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (75.00%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (75.00%) Information Security
3 6 (75.00%) ISSAP
3 6 (75.00%) Marketing
3 6 (75.00%) Degree
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (75.00%) ISMS
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (75.00%) ISO22301
3 6 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (12.50%) CLAS
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 6 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Chief Information Officer
1 6 (75.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
1 6 (75.00%) Chief Security Officer
1 6 (75.00%) CIO
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security Officer
1 6 (75.00%) Security Officer
2 1 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) BCP
1 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (75.00%) Data Security
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) ISMS
1 6 (75.00%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) CISA
2 6 (75.00%) CISM
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (12.50%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (75.00%) ISO22301
4 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley