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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 426 411 435
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 16 38 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.16% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.48% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 6
Average salary £67,500 £45,000 £61,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £39,375
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £45,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6583 7918 7396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.41% 33.96% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5063 6237 5979
Average salary £43,000 £42,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% +3.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

PCI QSA Salary Trend in the South East

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the South East

PCI QSA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 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
(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
Berkshire -17 9 £67,500 +68.75%
Hampshire -8 3 £50,000 +11.11%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £82,500 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 23 (76.67%) PCI DSS
2 20 (66.67%) CISSP
3 19 (63.33%) Information Security
4 17 (56.67%) CISM
4 17 (56.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (53.33%) CISA
6 10 (33.33%) Business Continuity
6 10 (33.33%) BS25999
7 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 8 (26.67%) ITIL
7 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
8 7 (23.33%) Security Management
8 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
8 7 (23.33%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (20.00%) Information Assurance
9 6 (20.00%) Information Security Management
10 5 (16.67%) Data Security
10 5 (16.67%) CEH
11 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
11 4 (13.33%) COBIT
11 4 (13.33%) Marketing
11 4 (13.33%) Resource Management
11 4 (13.33%) Network Security
11 4 (13.33%) SIEM
11 4 (13.33%) CRISC
11 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 4 (13.33%) Games
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.33%) Banking
11 4 (13.33%) Retail

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Wireless
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 4 (13.33%) Games
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
1 4 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Consultant
2 15 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Security Advisor
4 4 (13.33%) Principal Security Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Information Security
2 10 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 7 (23.33%) Security Management
4 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
5 6 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 6 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 5 (16.67%) Data Security
7 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (13.33%) Resource Management
7 4 (13.33%) SIEM
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) CISSP
2 17 (56.67%) CISM
3 16 (53.33%) CISA
4 5 (16.67%) CEH
5 4 (13.33%) CRISC
6 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (76.67%) PCI DSS
2 17 (56.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (33.33%) BS25999
4 4 (13.33%) COBIT
5 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley