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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 832 897 919
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +22
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 67 80 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.073% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 50 52 56
Median salary £62,500 £67,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £82,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £67,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +50.00%

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
25367 30060 31540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.32% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20569 24250 24401
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 28 August 2016 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 27 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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +56 64 £62,500 -7.40% 5
London +30 24 £32,500 -45.83% 2
South East +26 14 £64,000 +16.36%
North West +24 8 £58,750 -16.07% 1
City of London +60 7 £32,500 -40.90%
Berkshire +8 7 £62,500 -9.09%
West Midlands -1 6 £60,000 -17.24%
Warwickshire +16 5 £60,000 -22.58%
Hampshire +10 5 £68,000 +36.00%
Manchester -5 4 £70,000 - 1
Leamington Spa - 4 £60,000 -
South West +7 3 £62,500 +4.16%
Bristol +10 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Basingstoke -18 2 £64,500 +17.27%
Kent - 2 £73,750 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Leeds +31 1 £62,500 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire +28 1 £62,500 -7.40% 1
West Yorkshire +14 1 £62,500 -7.40% 1
Reading +5 1 - -
Gloucestershire -6 1 £85,000 +13.33%
Cheltenham -10 1 £85,000 +13.33%
Birmingham -20 1 £62,500 -7.40%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £62,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £62,500 -
North East - 1 £62,500 -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 134 (82.72%) PCI DSS
2 109 (67.28%) CISSP
3 94 (58.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 88 (54.32%) Information Security
5 76 (46.91%) Finance
6 75 (46.30%) CISA
7 56 (34.57%) CISM
8 45 (27.78%) Risk Management
9 43 (26.54%) Presales
10 40 (24.69%) Security Management
11 37 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (19.75%) CESG
14 30 (18.52%) Information Security Management
14 30 (18.52%) Compliance Audit
15 29 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (17.28%) CESG Certified Professional
16 28 (17.28%) Management Information System
16 28 (17.28%) SQL
17 27 (16.67%) Data Analysis
18 25 (15.43%) MS Excel
19 24 (14.81%) COBIT
20 23 (14.20%) MS PowerPoint
20 23 (14.20%) MS Office
20 23 (14.20%) Microsoft
21 22 (13.58%) Security Architecture
22 21 (12.96%) Degree
22 21 (12.96%) ISO27002
23 19 (11.73%) iPad
24 17 (10.49%) CLAS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (15.43%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.20%) MS Office
2 23 (14.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.56%) Internet
2 6 (3.70%) Firewall
3 2 (1.23%) Network Security
General
1 76 (46.91%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Electronics
2 10 (6.17%) Manufacturing
2 10 (6.17%) Marketing
2 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.56%) Law
4 8 (4.94%) Retail
5 5 (3.09%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 83 (51.23%) Consultant
2 58 (35.80%) Security Consultant
3 35 (21.60%) Analyst
4 27 (16.67%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 23 (14.20%) Audit Analyst
6 20 (12.35%) Senior Consultant
7 18 (11.11%) IT Consultant
7 18 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
8 16 (9.88%) Senior Security Consultant
9 11 (6.79%) Compliance Consultant
9 11 (6.79%) Security Manager
10 9 (5.56%) IT Analyst
11 8 (4.94%) Audit Consultant
12 7 (4.32%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) Information Security Consultant
13 6 (3.70%) Compliance Analyst
13 6 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 5 (3.09%) Auditor
14 5 (3.09%) Compliance Specialist
14 5 (3.09%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.09%) SAML
2 2 (1.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.75%) CESG
2 29 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (17.28%) Management Information System
4 19 (11.73%) iPad
5 13 (8.02%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.94%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.32%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.23%) Blog
9 2 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.62%) EPoS
10 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.32%) Linux
2 5 (3.09%) Windows
3 4 (2.47%) Unix
4 2 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (54.32%) Information Security
2 45 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 43 (26.54%) Presales
4 40 (24.69%) Security Management
5 37 (22.84%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (18.52%) Compliance Audit
7 30 (18.52%) Information Security Management
8 27 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 22 (13.58%) Security Architecture
10 15 (9.26%) Business Development
11 12 (7.41%) Business Continuity
11 12 (7.41%) IT Audit
12 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.79%) Data Loss Prevention
12 11 (6.79%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (6.79%) Internal Audit
12 11 (6.79%) Programme Management
12 11 (6.79%) Resource Management
13 10 (6.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.28%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) C
3 2 (1.23%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.23%) Perl
3 2 (1.23%) Python
3 2 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (67.28%) CISSP
2 75 (46.30%) CISA
3 56 (34.57%) CISM
4 28 (17.28%) CESG Certified Professional
5 21 (12.96%) Degree
6 17 (10.49%) CLAS
7 15 (9.26%) CISMP
8 11 (6.79%) GSNA
9 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
9 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
10 8 (4.94%) CCNA
10 8 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (4.32%) CREST Certified
12 6 (3.70%) CEH
13 5 (3.09%) CCIE
13 5 (3.09%) CCNP
14 2 (1.23%) CRISC
14 2 (1.23%) OSCP
15 1 (0.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (82.72%) PCI DSS
2 94 (58.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (14.81%) COBIT
4 21 (12.96%) ISO27002
5 16 (9.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (4.94%) ISO22301
6 8 (4.94%) PA-DSS
7 2 (1.23%) BS25999
7 2 (1.23%) COSO
7 2 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.17%) SAP
3 9 (5.56%) CA
4 5 (3.09%) FireEye
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
England
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago