The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 812 903 933
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +30
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 104 67 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 78 45 57
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £70,200
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £63,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +41.66%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26007 30378 33083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.42% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21039 24079 26193
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PCI QSA
Salary Trend

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

PCI QSA Salary Trend in the UK

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PCI QSA over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 trends)
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
England +88 99 £57,500 -4.16% 19
London +64 46 £33,500 -44.16% 5
City of London +77 17 £33,500 -46.40%
North West +33 16 £55,000 -33.33% 4
South East +27 13 £62,500 -7.40% 1
Manchester +19 11 £57,500 -30.30% 4
Berkshire +11 8 £62,500 -7.40%
South West +9 6 £65,000 +30.00% 4
West Midlands -3 5 £53,250 -25.26% 1
Hampshire +3 4 £68,000 +36.00% 1
Gloucestershire -1 4 £65,000 -17.46% 3
Cheltenham -10 4 £65,000 -17.46% 3
East Midlands - 4 £48,750 -
Bristol +24 2 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £58,750 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £58,750 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £48,750 -
Leicester - 2 £48,750 -
Leeds - 2 £58,750 - 1
Leamington Spa - 2 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £41,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes +28 1 £62,500 -24.24%
Buckinghamshire +22 1 £62,500 -24.24%
Reading -1 1 £62,500 -7.40%

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 110 (61.45%) CISSP
2 104 (58.10%) PCI DSS
3 95 (53.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (51.40%) Information Security
5 90 (50.28%) CISA
6 82 (45.81%) Finance
7 56 (31.28%) CISM
8 46 (25.70%) Risk Management
9 43 (24.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (24.02%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (23.46%) Compliance Audit
11 41 (22.91%) Security Management
12 37 (20.67%) SQL
13 36 (20.11%) Presales
14 35 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (19.55%) CESG
15 32 (17.88%) Data Analysis
15 32 (17.88%) Degree
15 32 (17.88%) MS Excel
16 31 (17.32%) MS Office
16 31 (17.32%) Microsoft
17 29 (16.20%) COBIT
18 28 (15.64%) MS PowerPoint
18 28 (15.64%) Information Security Management
18 28 (15.64%) CESG Certified Professional
19 26 (14.53%) CLAS
20 24 (13.41%) Management Information System
21 21 (11.73%) ISO27002
22 20 (11.17%) Security Architecture
23 19 (10.61%) CISMP

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 32 (17.88%) MS Excel
2 31 (17.32%) MS Office
3 28 (15.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.15%) Firewall
2 9 (5.03%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
General
1 82 (45.81%) Finance
2 9 (5.03%) Law
3 8 (4.47%) Electronics
3 8 (4.47%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.47%) Marketing
3 8 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.35%) Banking
5 5 (2.79%) Retail
6 3 (1.68%) French Language
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (48.60%) Consultant
2 63 (35.20%) Security Consultant
3 39 (21.79%) Analyst
4 26 (14.53%) Audit Analyst
5 16 (8.94%) Senior Consultant
6 13 (7.26%) Information Security Consultant
6 13 (7.26%) Senior Security Consultant
7 11 (6.15%) Data Analyst
7 11 (6.15%) IT Consultant
7 11 (6.15%) IT Security Consultant
8 10 (5.59%) Auditor
8 10 (5.59%) Security Manager
9 9 (5.03%) Compliance Consultant
9 9 (5.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 7 (3.91%) Audit Consultant
10 7 (3.91%) IT Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Compliance Specialist
11 5 (2.79%) IT Auditor
12 4 (2.23%) Compliance Analyst
12 4 (2.23%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) SAML
2 3 (1.68%) CSS
3 2 (1.12%) .NET
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
1 35 (19.55%) CESG
2 24 (13.41%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.94%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.15%) iPad
5 9 (5.03%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (4.47%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.35%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.23%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.35%) Linux
2 4 (2.23%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Solaris
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (51.40%) Information Security
2 46 (25.70%) Risk Management
3 43 (24.02%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (24.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (23.46%) Compliance Audit
5 41 (22.91%) Security Management
6 36 (20.11%) Presales
7 32 (17.88%) Data Analysis
8 28 (15.64%) Information Security Management
9 20 (11.17%) Security Architecture
10 17 (9.50%) Business Development
11 15 (8.38%) Information Assurance
11 15 (8.38%) Internal Audit
11 15 (8.38%) IT Audit
12 13 (7.26%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (6.70%) GAP Analysis
14 11 (6.15%) Project Management
15 9 (5.03%) Data Protection
15 9 (5.03%) Programme Management
15 9 (5.03%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.67%) SQL
2 4 (2.23%) C
3 2 (1.12%) C#
3 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 110 (61.45%) CISSP
2 90 (50.28%) CISA
3 56 (31.28%) CISM
4 32 (17.88%) Degree
5 28 (15.64%) CESG Certified Professional
6 26 (14.53%) CLAS
7 19 (10.61%) CISMP
8 17 (9.50%) SC Cleared
8 17 (9.50%) Security Cleared
9 11 (6.15%) CREST Certified
10 10 (5.59%) GSNA
11 6 (3.35%) CCNA
11 6 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.79%) CCIE
12 5 (2.79%) CCNP
12 5 (2.79%) CEH
12 5 (2.79%) ISACA
13 2 (1.12%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (1.12%) CRISC
13 2 (1.12%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (58.10%) PCI DSS
2 95 (53.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (16.20%) COBIT
4 21 (11.73%) ISO27002
5 11 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (3.91%) BS25999
7 6 (3.35%) COSO
8 5 (2.79%) PA-DSS
9 4 (2.23%) ISO22301
10 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 6 (3.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.03%) CA
3 8 (4.47%) SAP
4 6 (3.35%) FireEye
5 3 (1.68%) Cisco
5 3 (1.68%) VMware
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