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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 815 847 791
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -56
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 55 43 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.040% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.15% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 87
Average salary £61,250 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.36% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.72% +2.77%

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 23 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 3 March 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 +21 47 £61,250 +11.36% 10
London +2 20 £62,500 -3.84% 4
South East -28 12 £62,500 +38.88% 2
West Midlands - 10 £58,750 -
Berkshire +1 9 £66,250 +55.88% 1
Newbury -2 7 - -
Coventry - 7 £60,000 -
Hampshire -8 3 £55,000 +22.22%
West Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -
Leeds - 3 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £57,500 -
City of London +11 2 £65,000 -27.77% 1
South West - 2 £70,000 - 2
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
North West - 2 £57,500 - 1
Southampton - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £57,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £55,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £57,500 -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -
Manchester - 1 £57,500 - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 111 (70.70%) PCI DSS
2 95 (60.51%) CISSP
3 87 (55.41%) Information Security
4 80 (50.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (36.31%) Penetration Testing
6 54 (34.39%) CISA
7 47 (29.94%) CISM
8 37 (23.57%) ITIL
9 35 (22.29%) CRISC
10 31 (19.75%) Linux
11 29 (18.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 28 (17.83%) PRINCE2
12 28 (17.83%) Security Management
13 24 (15.29%) Cyber Security
13 24 (15.29%) SIEM
14 22 (14.01%) Retail
15 21 (13.38%) Risk Management
16 20 (12.74%) Finance
17 19 (12.10%) Games
18 17 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (10.83%) Banking
18 17 (10.83%) Management Information System
19 16 (10.19%) Business Continuity
19 16 (10.19%) Windows
20 15 (9.55%) TOGAF
20 15 (9.55%) COBIT
21 14 (8.92%) Degree
21 14 (8.92%) Manufacturing
21 14 (8.92%) Firewall
22 13 (8.28%) Service Delivery

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Applications
1 10 (6.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.92%) Firewall
2 13 (8.28%) Network Security
3 12 (7.64%) LAN
3 12 (7.64%) WAN
4 9 (5.73%) VPN
5 4 (2.55%) Wireless
6 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.91%) Internet
7 2 (1.27%) WAAS
7 2 (1.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) JIRA
General
1 22 (14.01%) Retail
2 20 (12.74%) Finance
3 19 (12.10%) Games
4 17 (10.83%) Banking
5 14 (8.92%) Manufacturing
6 8 (5.10%) Marketing
7 5 (3.18%) Legal
8 3 (1.91%) Law
9 2 (1.27%) Advertising
9 2 (1.27%) International Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.64%) French Language
10 1 (0.64%) German Language
10 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.64%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (62.42%) Consultant
2 82 (52.23%) Security Consultant
3 19 (12.10%) Senior Consultant
3 19 (12.10%) Senior Security Consultant
4 11 (7.01%) Security Manager
4 11 (7.01%) Principal Consultant
4 11 (7.01%) Principal Security Consultant
5 10 (6.37%) Risk Consultant
6 9 (5.73%) Security Officer
6 9 (5.73%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (4.46%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (3.82%) Architect
9 5 (3.18%) IT Consultant
9 5 (3.18%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (2.55%) Technical Operations Manager
10 4 (2.55%) E-Commerce Manager
10 4 (2.55%) Operations Manager
10 4 (2.55%) Technical Manager
10 4 (2.55%) Security Specialist
11 3 (1.91%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) SOAP
1 6 (3.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.46%) Open Source
3 5 (3.18%) Online Games
4 4 (2.55%) CESG
4 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.91%) EFT
5 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.75%) Linux
2 16 (10.19%) Windows
3 9 (5.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (55.41%) Information Security
2 57 (36.31%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (23.57%) ITIL
4 28 (17.83%) PRINCE2
4 28 (17.83%) Security Management
5 24 (15.29%) SIEM
5 24 (15.29%) Cyber Security
6 21 (13.38%) Risk Management
7 17 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.19%) Business Continuity
9 15 (9.55%) TOGAF
10 13 (8.28%) Service Delivery
10 13 (8.28%) Security Architecture
11 12 (7.64%) Information Security Management
12 11 (7.01%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (7.01%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (6.37%) Project Planning
13 10 (6.37%) Resource Management
13 10 (6.37%) Time Management
13 10 (6.37%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.27%) C
2 1 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (60.51%) CISSP
2 54 (34.39%) CISA
3 47 (29.94%) CISM
4 35 (22.29%) CRISC
5 14 (8.92%) Degree
6 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.91%) MBA
8 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) CISMP
10 1 (0.64%) ISACA
10 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) VCP4
10 1 (0.64%) GIAC
10 1 (0.64%) GSEC
10 1 (0.64%) CCNA
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (70.70%) PCI DSS
2 80 (50.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (18.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (9.55%) COBIT
5 9 (5.73%) BS25999
6 6 (3.82%) QA
7 3 (1.91%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Xen
1 6 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.82%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (6.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.10%) Cisco
3 7 (4.46%) VMware
4 2 (1.27%) Symantec
5 1 (0.64%) Citrix
5 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
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