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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 833 927 875
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -52
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 49 37 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.035% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.13% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 80
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £65,000 £72,300
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -13.04%

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
23105 29059 31710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.78% 27.45% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18254 23020 25398
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 10 December 2016 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 10 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 10 December 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 +71 43 £32,500 -35.00% 5
London +62 34 £32,500 -50.00% 1
City of London - 17 £32,000 -
North West -12 6 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Cheshire - 5 - - 2
Chester - 5 - - 1
South West +12 1 - - 1
Cheltenham -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -9 1 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Gloucestershire -22 1 - - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 92 (88.46%) PCI DSS
2 58 (55.77%) CISSP
3 56 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (50.96%) Information Security
5 47 (45.19%) Finance
6 42 (40.38%) CISA
7 32 (30.77%) CISM
8 31 (29.81%) Risk Management
9 28 (26.92%) Presales
10 27 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (24.04%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (21.15%) Compliance Audit
13 22 (21.15%) SQL
13 22 (21.15%) Data Analysis
14 21 (20.19%) Security Management
15 19 (18.27%) Management Information System
15 19 (18.27%) MS Excel
15 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
16 18 (17.31%) MS Office
16 18 (17.31%) MS PowerPoint
17 17 (16.35%) Information Security Management
18 15 (14.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 15 (14.42%) Security Architecture
18 15 (14.42%) Degree
18 15 (14.42%) CESG
19 14 (13.46%) CESG Certified Professional
20 13 (12.50%) CLAS
21 12 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
21 12 (11.54%) Data Loss Prevention

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 (0.96%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (18.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.31%) MS Office
2 18 (17.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) Firewall
2 2 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) Network Security
General
1 47 (45.19%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Marketing
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
4 6 (5.77%) Electronics
4 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.81%) Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Law
7 1 (0.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 45 (43.27%) Consultant
2 37 (35.58%) Security Consultant
3 26 (25.00%) Analyst
4 18 (17.31%) Audit Analyst
5 15 (14.42%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 12 (11.54%) Security Manager
7 10 (9.62%) Data Analyst
7 10 (9.62%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (8.65%) IT Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) Senior Security Consultant
9 8 (7.69%) IT Consultant
9 8 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
10 6 (5.77%) Compliance Consultant
10 6 (5.77%) Information Security Consultant
11 5 (4.81%) Chief Information Officer
11 5 (4.81%) Chief Information Security Officer
11 5 (4.81%) Chief Security Officer
11 5 (4.81%) CIO
11 5 (4.81%) Information Security Officer
11 5 (4.81%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (18.27%) Management Information System
3 15 (14.42%) CESG
4 12 (11.54%) iPad
5 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.85%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.92%) Blog
7 2 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.96%) EPoS
8 1 (0.96%) PKI
8 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Unix
3 2 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.96%) Information Security
2 31 (29.81%) Risk Management
3 28 (26.92%) Presales
4 27 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (24.04%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (21.15%) Compliance Audit
6 22 (21.15%) Data Analysis
7 21 (20.19%) Security Management
8 17 (16.35%) Information Security Management
9 15 (14.42%) Security Architecture
10 12 (11.54%) Data Loss Prevention
10 12 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (10.58%) Data Security
12 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (8.65%) IT Audit
12 9 (8.65%) Validation
13 8 (7.69%) Business Continuity
13 8 (7.69%) Business Development
13 8 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) C
3 2 (1.92%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.92%) Perl
3 2 (1.92%) Python
3 2 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (55.77%) CISSP
2 42 (40.38%) CISA
3 32 (30.77%) CISM
4 15 (14.42%) Degree
5 14 (13.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 13 (12.50%) CLAS
7 9 (8.65%) CISMP
7 9 (8.65%) CREST Certified
8 5 (4.81%) ISSAP
8 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.88%) GSNA
10 2 (1.92%) CCNA
10 2 (1.92%) CEH
10 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.92%) OSCP
11 1 (0.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (88.46%) PCI DSS
2 56 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (14.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (11.54%) COBIT
5 10 (9.62%) ISO22301
5 10 (9.62%) ISO27002
6 7 (6.73%) PA-DSS
7 4 (3.85%) QA
8 3 (2.88%) BS25999
9 1 (0.96%) COSO
9 1 (0.96%) ISAE 3402
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) SAP
3 4 (3.85%) Cisco
3 4 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (1.92%) CA
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