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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 870 938 948
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +10
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 78 47 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.042% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 53 34 41
Median salary £60,000 £63,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £47,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £83,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £62,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +47.05%

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
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +67 73 £60,000 -5.88% 12
London +36 41 £37,000 -43.07% 3
City of London +73 13 £33,500 -53.79%
South West -3 9 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Cheltenham - 9 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire - 9 £65,000 -
East Midlands - 8 £42,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 - - 1
Nottingham - 7 - - 1
North West - 5 £52,500 - 1
South East -2 4 £58,750 -9.61% 3
Manchester - 4 £48,750 - 1
Hampshire +8 2 £37,500 -
Farnborough - 2 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +9 1 - - 1
Leeds +6 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Leicester - 1 £42,500 -
Warrington - 1 £75,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £75,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £62,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £62,500 - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 90 (68.18%) PCI DSS
2 86 (65.15%) CISSP
3 75 (56.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (53.03%) Information Security
5 65 (49.24%) Finance
6 60 (45.45%) CISA
7 46 (34.85%) CISM
8 44 (33.33%) Risk Management
9 35 (26.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (22.73%) MS Office
11 30 (22.73%) MS Excel
11 30 (22.73%) Microsoft
12 29 (21.97%) Presales
13 27 (20.45%) Compliance Audit
14 26 (19.70%) Degree
15 25 (18.94%) CLAS
16 24 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (18.18%) CESG
17 23 (17.42%) SQL
17 23 (17.42%) Management Information System
17 23 (17.42%) GAP Analysis
17 23 (17.42%) CESG Certified Professional
18 22 (16.67%) COBIT
19 21 (15.91%) Data Security
19 21 (15.91%) Security Management
19 21 (15.91%) Firewall
20 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
20 18 (13.64%) Data Analysis
21 17 (12.88%) MS PowerPoint

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:

Applications
1 30 (22.73%) MS Excel
1 30 (22.73%) MS Office
2 17 (12.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 65 (49.24%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Law
2 6 (4.55%) Legal
3 3 (2.27%) Banking
3 3 (2.27%) Electronics
3 3 (2.27%) French Language
3 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.27%) Marketing
3 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (55.30%) Consultant
2 48 (36.36%) Security Consultant
3 21 (15.91%) Analyst
4 15 (11.36%) Audit Analyst
4 15 (11.36%) Compliance Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Information Security Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Audit Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Security Consultant
7 7 (5.30%) Auditor
7 7 (5.30%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.55%) Data Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Principal Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) Administrator
9 5 (3.79%) Graduate
9 5 (3.79%) IT Auditor
9 5 (3.79%) Management Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.79%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) SAML
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
2 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.52%) CSS
2 2 (1.52%) jQuery
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (18.18%) CESG
2 23 (17.42%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
4 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Linux
2 3 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (53.03%) Information Security
2 44 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 35 (26.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (21.97%) Presales
6 27 (20.45%) Compliance Audit
7 23 (17.42%) GAP Analysis
8 21 (15.91%) Data Security
8 21 (15.91%) Security Management
9 18 (13.64%) Data Analysis
10 16 (12.12%) Information Assurance
11 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
11 15 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (9.85%) Business Development
12 13 (9.85%) Information Governance
12 13 (9.85%) Information Security Management
13 11 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (7.58%) Project Management
14 10 (7.58%) Security Architecture
15 9 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) C
2 2 (1.52%) C#
2 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (65.15%) CISSP
2 60 (45.45%) CISA
3 46 (34.85%) CISM
4 26 (19.70%) Degree
5 25 (18.94%) CLAS
6 23 (17.42%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
9 15 (11.36%) CISMP
10 11 (8.33%) CREST Certified
11 5 (3.79%) ISACA
12 4 (3.03%) CCIE
12 4 (3.03%) CCNA
12 4 (3.03%) CCNP
12 4 (3.03%) CEH
12 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.27%) CHECK Team Leader
13 3 (2.27%) Tigerscheme
14 2 (1.52%) GSNA
15 1 (0.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (68.18%) PCI DSS
2 75 (56.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (16.67%) COBIT
4 14 (10.61%) ISO27002
5 11 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (6.06%) PA-DSS
7 7 (5.30%) BS25999
7 7 (5.30%) ISO 9001
8 5 (3.79%) COSO
9 2 (1.52%) QA
10 1 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.79%) FireEye
3 3 (2.27%) Cisco
3 3 (2.27%) SAP
3 3 (2.27%) VMware
4 1 (0.76%) CA
4 1 (0.76%) IBM
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Car, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago