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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 829 868 820
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -48
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 54 39 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.033% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 34 34 62
Average salary £61,250 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £71,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -5.55%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
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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
England +49 52 £60,000 +33.33% 12
London +56 25 £60,000 - 6
South East +1 18 £67,500 +66.66% 1
Berkshire -2 9 £67,500 +66.66%
Reading -4 8 £67,500 +68.75%
Crawley - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 - -
Hampshire -2 4 - -
Southampton - 4 - -
City of London +41 3 £72,500 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
South West - 3 £50,000 -
East of England - 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 £60,000 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £60,000 - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 85 (75.22%) PCI DSS
2 72 (63.72%) Information Security
3 71 (62.83%) CISSP
4 70 (61.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (41.59%) CISM
6 46 (40.71%) CISA
7 33 (29.20%) ITIL
8 30 (26.55%) Security Management
9 28 (24.78%) Business Continuity
10 24 (21.24%) CRISC
11 23 (20.35%) Information Security Management
12 20 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (15.93%) Retail
14 17 (15.04%) Finance
14 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
15 16 (14.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (14.16%) SIEM
16 15 (13.27%) Data Protection
17 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
18 12 (10.62%) Management Information System
18 12 (10.62%) COBIT
19 11 (9.73%) Degree
19 11 (9.73%) Data Security
19 11 (9.73%) Project Management
19 11 (9.73%) Firewall
19 11 (9.73%) Windows
19 11 (9.73%) Linux
20 10 (8.85%) Law
20 10 (8.85%) BS25999
20 10 (8.85%) Vulnerability Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.54%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) Firewall
2 9 (7.96%) Network Security
3 8 (7.08%) LAN
3 8 (7.08%) WAN
4 7 (6.19%) VPN
5 4 (3.54%) Wireless
6 3 (2.65%) DNS
6 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.88%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (15.93%) Retail
2 17 (15.04%) Finance
3 10 (8.85%) Law
4 8 (7.08%) Banking
4 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
4 8 (7.08%) Games
5 6 (5.31%) Marketing
6 3 (2.65%) Advertising
6 3 (2.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
7 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.88%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (51.33%) Consultant
2 50 (44.25%) Security Consultant
3 15 (13.27%) Security Manager
4 7 (6.19%) Information Security Officer
4 7 (6.19%) Security Officer
5 6 (5.31%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (5.31%) Senior Security Consultant
5 6 (5.31%) Principal Consultant
5 6 (5.31%) Principal Security Consultant
6 5 (4.42%) Security Advisor
7 4 (3.54%) Information Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Risk Consultant
8 3 (2.65%) IT Security Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Compliance Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) Compliance Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.08%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (5.31%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) CESG
5 3 (2.65%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.73%) Windows
1 11 (9.73%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (63.72%) Information Security
2 33 (29.20%) ITIL
3 30 (26.55%) Security Management
4 28 (24.78%) Business Continuity
5 23 (20.35%) Information Security Management
6 20 (17.70%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
8 16 (14.16%) SIEM
9 15 (13.27%) Data Protection
10 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
11 11 (9.73%) Data Security
11 11 (9.73%) Project Management
12 10 (8.85%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (7.96%) Service Delivery
14 8 (7.08%) Security Architecture
14 8 (7.08%) TOGAF
14 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Architecture
15 7 (6.19%) Resource Management
15 7 (6.19%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.65%) C
2 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (62.83%) CISSP
2 47 (41.59%) CISM
3 46 (40.71%) CISA
4 24 (21.24%) CRISC
5 11 (9.73%) Degree
6 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.42%) CEH
8 4 (3.54%) ACCA
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.54%) ICAEW
9 3 (2.65%) CISMP
10 2 (1.77%) GIAC
10 2 (1.77%) GSEC
10 2 (1.77%) ISACA
10 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) CCNA
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (75.22%) PCI DSS
2 70 (61.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (14.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (10.62%) COBIT
5 10 (8.85%) BS25999
6 3 (2.65%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 4 (3.54%) CA
2 3 (2.65%) Splunk
2 3 (2.65%) Tripwire
2 3 (2.65%) Trustwave
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
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