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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 789 833 775
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -58
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 77 42 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.040% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.15% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 50 30 90
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,750 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £51,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +14.44%

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
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 £27,500 £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 28 January 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 30 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 28 January 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 72 £60,000 +9.09% 9
London -7 25 £62,500 -3.84% 5
South East -9 21 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands - 16 £58,750 - 2
Berkshire +2 15 - -
Newbury +3 11 - -
Coventry - 10 £60,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 9 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 9 £65,000 -
Hampshire -23 8 £55,000 +15.78%
Leeds - 8 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 6 £57,500 -
North West - 5 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 4 £50,000 - 1
Reading - 4 - -
Brighton -9 3 - -
East Sussex -15 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £55,000 -
Bradford - 3 £65,000 -
Midlands - 3 £60,000 -
South West - 2 £70,000 - 1
City of London - 2 £65,000 - 1
Southampton - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £85,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £52,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £57,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £57,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £52,500 -
North East - 1 £52,500 -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 114 (69.94%) PCI DSS
2 102 (62.58%) CISSP
3 89 (54.60%) Information Security
4 82 (50.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 65 (39.88%) Penetration Testing
6 59 (36.20%) CISA
7 52 (31.90%) CISM
8 40 (24.54%) ITIL
9 39 (23.93%) CRISC
10 35 (21.47%) Linux
11 32 (19.63%) PRINCE2
12 31 (19.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 27 (16.56%) Security Management
14 25 (15.34%) Cyber Security
15 24 (14.72%) SIEM
16 22 (13.50%) Risk Management
17 21 (12.88%) Retail
18 20 (12.27%) COBIT
18 20 (12.27%) Windows
18 20 (12.27%) Finance
19 19 (11.66%) Games
20 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
20 17 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (10.43%) Banking
21 16 (9.82%) Degree
22 15 (9.20%) Network Security
22 15 (9.20%) TOGAF
23 14 (8.59%) Security Architecture
23 14 (8.59%) Firewall
23 14 (8.59%) Business Continuity

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (6.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.20%) Network Security
2 14 (8.59%) Firewall
2 14 (8.59%) LAN
2 14 (8.59%) WAN
3 11 (6.75%) VPN
4 4 (2.45%) Wireless
5 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.84%) Internet
6 2 (1.23%) WAAS
6 2 (1.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) JIRA
General
1 21 (12.88%) Retail
2 20 (12.27%) Finance
3 19 (11.66%) Games
4 17 (10.43%) Banking
5 14 (8.59%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.91%) Marketing
7 5 (3.07%) Legal
8 3 (1.84%) Law
9 2 (1.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 109 (66.87%) Consultant
2 94 (57.67%) Security Consultant
3 22 (13.50%) Senior Consultant
3 22 (13.50%) Senior Security Consultant
4 13 (7.98%) Risk Consultant
5 12 (7.36%) Principal Security Consultant
5 12 (7.36%) Principal Consultant
6 10 (6.13%) Information Security Consultant
6 10 (6.13%) Security Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Security Officer
8 7 (4.29%) Information Security Officer
8 7 (4.29%) IT Security Consultant
8 7 (4.29%) IT Consultant
9 5 (3.07%) Architect
10 4 (2.45%) Operations Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Technical Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.45%) Technical Operations Manager
10 4 (2.45%) E-Commerce Manager
11 3 (1.84%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) SOAP
1 6 (3.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.29%) Open Source
3 5 (3.07%) Online Games
3 5 (3.07%) CESG
4 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) EFT
5 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.47%) Linux
2 20 (12.27%) Windows
3 9 (5.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (54.60%) Information Security
2 65 (39.88%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (24.54%) ITIL
4 32 (19.63%) PRINCE2
5 27 (16.56%) Security Management
6 25 (15.34%) Cyber Security
7 24 (14.72%) SIEM
8 22 (13.50%) Risk Management
9 17 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (9.20%) TOGAF
11 14 (8.59%) Business Continuity
11 14 (8.59%) Security Architecture
11 14 (8.59%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (7.98%) Service Delivery
12 13 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (6.75%) Information Security Management
14 10 (6.13%) Project Planning
14 10 (6.13%) Resource Management
14 10 (6.13%) Time Management
15 9 (5.52%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.07%) C
2 3 (1.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (62.58%) CISSP
2 59 (36.20%) CISA
3 52 (31.90%) CISM
4 39 (23.93%) CRISC
5 16 (9.82%) Degree
6 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.84%) CCNA
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.84%) MBA
8 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.23%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (69.94%) PCI DSS
2 82 (50.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (19.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (12.27%) COBIT
5 8 (4.91%) BS25999
6 6 (3.68%) QA
7 3 (1.84%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (3.68%) Xen
1 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (6.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.91%) Cisco
3 7 (4.29%) VMware
4 2 (1.23%) Symantec
5 1 (0.61%) Citrix
5 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Which?
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + 28 days hol + up to 11% pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance, 4500
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago