The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 848 810 855
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +45
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 67 59 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.054% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 53 53 47
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,500 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31918 29701 33012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.28% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25035 23900 28313
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 24 July 2014 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 17 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 24 July 2014. 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
England -8 59 £45,000 - 14
South East +5 39 £45,000 -28.00%
Berkshire +29 24 £27,500 -45.40%
Newbury - 21 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 15 £45,000 -
London -50 14 £66,250 +47.22% 5
West Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 - 2
East of England - 2 £45,000 - 3
Slough - 2 £70,500 -
Scotland -24 1 £39,000 +32.20% 1
Glasgow - 1 £39,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £45,000 - 1
Luton - 1 £45,000 - 1
Norwich - 1 £45,000 - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 92 (80.00%) CISSP
2 83 (72.17%) PCI DSS
3 70 (60.87%) CISA
4 64 (55.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (49.57%) Information Security
6 43 (37.39%) CISM
6 43 (37.39%) Windows
7 42 (36.52%) Linux
8 37 (32.17%) Penetration Testing
9 33 (28.70%) ITIL
10 31 (26.96%) COBIT
11 29 (25.22%) Internet
12 27 (23.48%) Degree
13 26 (22.61%) PRINCE2
14 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
15 23 (20.00%) MS Excel
15 23 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 22 (19.13%) UNIX
17 21 (18.26%) EFT
17 21 (18.26%) Finance
17 21 (18.26%) MBA
18 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
18 12 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (10.43%) SQL
19 11 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
19 11 (9.57%) Database Security
20 10 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
20 10 (8.70%) Network Security
20 10 (8.70%) VPN
20 10 (8.70%) Project Management

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 23 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.22%) Internet
2 10 (8.70%) Network Security
2 10 (8.70%) VPN
3 9 (7.83%) LAN
3 9 (7.83%) WAN
4 4 (3.48%) Firewall
5 3 (2.61%) Wireless
5 3 (2.61%) BGP
5 3 (2.61%) OSPF
5 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.74%) Wireless Security
6 2 (1.74%) PSTN
6 2 (1.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) DB2
General
1 21 (18.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Banking
3 8 (6.96%) Games
4 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.35%) Retail
6 2 (1.74%) Law
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (50.43%) Consultant
2 53 (46.09%) Security Consultant
3 21 (18.26%) Implementation Specialist
4 14 (12.17%) IT Security Consultant
4 14 (12.17%) IT Consultant
5 13 (11.30%) Senior Consultant
5 13 (11.30%) Senior Security Consultant
6 8 (6.96%) Security Manager
7 7 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.09%) Security Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Analyst
9 2 (1.74%) Information Analyst
9 2 (1.74%) Trainee
9 2 (1.74%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (1.74%) Risk Consultant
9 2 (1.74%) Graduate
9 2 (1.74%) Architect
9 2 (1.74%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) EFT
2 9 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.22%) Online Games
4 3 (2.61%) CESG
5 2 (1.74%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.87%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) Windows
2 42 (36.52%) Linux
3 22 (19.13%) UNIX
4 2 (1.74%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.57%) Information Security
2 37 (32.17%) Penetration Testing
3 33 (28.70%) ITIL
4 26 (22.61%) PRINCE2
5 12 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
6 11 (9.57%) Database Security
7 10 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (8.70%) Project Management
8 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (5.22%) Security Testing
9 6 (5.22%) SIEM
10 5 (4.35%) Cyber Security
10 5 (4.35%) Time Management
10 5 (4.35%) Business Development
11 4 (3.48%) Validation
11 4 (3.48%) Data Security
12 3 (2.61%) Security Management
12 3 (2.61%) Risk Management
12 3 (2.61%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (80.00%) CISSP
2 70 (60.87%) CISA
3 43 (37.39%) CISM
4 27 (23.48%) Degree
5 21 (18.26%) MBA
6 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.48%) CRISC
9 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) CCNA
9 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.87%) GIAC
10 1 (0.87%) CEH
10 1 (0.87%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (72.17%) PCI DSS
2 64 (55.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (26.96%) COBIT
4 23 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (5.22%) BS25999
6 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.87%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.61%) VMware
3 2 (1.74%) McAfee
3 2 (1.74%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle
4 1 (0.87%) Sybase
Norwich, Norfolk
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Three People
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + dep on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Midlands - home or office based with UK Travel
Trinity
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago