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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 841 856 804
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -52
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 51 40 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.036% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 77
Average salary £61,250 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,750 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
29511 30422 30375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.17% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23175 24158 24577
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 27 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 27 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 +16 43 £61,250 +11.36% 14
London +39 16 £62,500 +4.16% 7
South East -13 12 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £62,500 +47.05% 1
West Midlands - 6 £58,750 -
Coventry - 5 £60,000 -
Hampshire 0 4 - -
Southampton - 4 - -
Newbury +8 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £57,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -
City of London +9 2 £76,250 -6.15% 3
Crawley - 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 £63,750 -
North West - 2 £57,500 - 2
South West - 2 £70,000 - 2
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £57,500 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
Manchester - 1 £57,500 - 2
Liverpool - 1 £57,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £57,500 -
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 104 (71.23%) PCI DSS
2 91 (62.33%) CISSP
3 80 (54.79%) Information Security
4 73 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (36.30%) CISA
6 51 (34.93%) CISM
7 45 (30.82%) Penetration Testing
8 40 (27.40%) ITIL
9 33 (22.60%) CRISC
10 30 (20.55%) Security Management
11 29 (19.86%) PRINCE2
12 27 (18.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 26 (17.81%) Linux
14 25 (17.12%) Retail
14 25 (17.12%) SIEM
15 20 (13.70%) Finance
15 20 (13.70%) Games
16 19 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (13.01%) Banking
17 17 (11.64%) TOGAF
17 17 (11.64%) Management Information System
17 17 (11.64%) Cyber Security
18 16 (10.96%) Manufacturing
18 16 (10.96%) Risk Management
18 16 (10.96%) Business Continuity
19 15 (10.27%) COBIT
20 14 (9.59%) Information Security Management
20 14 (9.59%) Windows
20 14 (9.59%) Degree
21 13 (8.90%) Project Planning

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) Network Security
2 11 (7.53%) Firewall
2 11 (7.53%) LAN
2 11 (7.53%) WAN
3 8 (5.48%) VPN
4 4 (2.74%) Wireless
5 1 (0.68%) WAAS
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) JIRA
General
1 25 (17.12%) Retail
2 20 (13.70%) Games
2 20 (13.70%) Finance
3 19 (13.01%) Banking
4 16 (10.96%) Manufacturing
5 11 (7.53%) Marketing
6 5 (3.42%) Law
6 5 (3.42%) Legal
7 2 (1.37%) Advertising
7 2 (1.37%) International Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (58.22%) Consultant
2 72 (49.32%) Security Consultant
3 15 (10.27%) Senior Consultant
3 15 (10.27%) Senior Security Consultant
4 14 (9.59%) Security Manager
5 11 (7.53%) Principal Security Consultant
5 11 (7.53%) Principal Consultant
6 10 (6.85%) Risk Consultant
7 7 (4.79%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (4.79%) Security Officer
7 7 (4.79%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (4.11%) IT Security Consultant
8 6 (4.11%) Architect
8 6 (4.11%) IT Consultant
9 4 (2.74%) Operations Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Information Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Technical Operations Manager
9 4 (2.74%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) SOAP
1 4 (2.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.42%) CESG
2 5 (3.42%) Open Source
3 4 (2.74%) Online Games
3 4 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.81%) Linux
2 14 (9.59%) Windows
3 6 (4.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (54.79%) Information Security
2 45 (30.82%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (27.40%) ITIL
4 30 (20.55%) Security Management
5 29 (19.86%) PRINCE2
6 25 (17.12%) SIEM
7 19 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (11.64%) TOGAF
8 17 (11.64%) Cyber Security
9 16 (10.96%) Business Continuity
9 16 (10.96%) Risk Management
10 14 (9.59%) Information Security Management
11 13 (8.90%) Data Security
11 13 (8.90%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.90%) Project Planning
11 13 (8.90%) Resource Management
12 11 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (6.85%) Time Management
14 9 (6.16%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.37%) C
2 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (62.33%) CISSP
2 53 (36.30%) CISA
3 51 (34.93%) CISM
4 33 (22.60%) CRISC
5 14 (9.59%) Degree
6 12 (8.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.05%) CISMP
9 2 (1.37%) ICAEW
9 2 (1.37%) ISACA
9 2 (1.37%) ACCA
9 2 (1.37%) GIAC
9 2 (1.37%) GSEC
9 2 (1.37%) CEH
10 1 (0.68%) MBA
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.68%) CCNA
10 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (71.23%) PCI DSS
2 73 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (18.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (10.27%) COBIT
5 4 (2.74%) QA
5 4 (2.74%) BS25999
6 3 (2.05%) HIPAA
6 3 (2.05%) FISMA
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) Xen
1 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.42%) Cisco
3 4 (2.74%) VMware
4 2 (1.37%) CA
4 2 (1.37%) Symantec
5 1 (0.68%) Tripwire
5 1 (0.68%) Splunk
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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ECS
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
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Salary: competitive
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Edinburgh
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Salary: competitive
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Crawley, Sussex
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City of London
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham
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Salary: competitive
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Manchester
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