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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 851 882 839
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -43
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 45 47 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.039% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 55
Average salary £63,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £64,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.55%

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
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 1 May 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 19 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 1 May 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 +15 40 £62,500 +38.88% 11
London +29 19 £63,750 +6.25% 6
South East -3 17 £65,000 +52.94%
Berkshire -12 8 £65,000 +56.62%
Reading +2 7 £67,500 +68.75%
Crawley - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 - -
Hampshire -6 4 - -
Southampton - 4 - -
City of London +30 3 £72,500 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 - 1
South West - 1 £40,000 - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 90 (72.58%) PCI DSS
2 76 (61.29%) CISSP
2 76 (61.29%) Information Security
3 72 (58.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (41.13%) CISA
5 49 (39.52%) CISM
6 39 (31.45%) ITIL
7 32 (25.81%) Security Management
8 28 (22.58%) CRISC
9 25 (20.16%) Business Continuity
10 24 (19.35%) PRINCE2
10 24 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (18.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (16.94%) Information Security Management
12 21 (16.94%) Retail
13 20 (16.13%) SIEM
14 17 (13.71%) Finance
14 17 (13.71%) Linux
15 16 (12.90%) Data Security
16 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (12.10%) COBIT
16 15 (12.10%) Management Information System
17 13 (10.48%) Banking
17 13 (10.48%) Data Protection
18 12 (9.68%) TOGAF
18 12 (9.68%) Network Security
18 12 (9.68%) Manufacturing
18 12 (9.68%) Games
18 12 (9.68%) Windows
19 11 (8.87%) LAN

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.68%) Network Security
2 11 (8.87%) LAN
2 11 (8.87%) WAN
3 8 (6.45%) VPN
4 7 (5.65%) Firewall
5 4 (3.23%) Wireless
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 21 (16.94%) Retail
2 17 (13.71%) Finance
3 13 (10.48%) Banking
4 12 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 12 (9.68%) Games
5 9 (7.26%) Law
6 6 (4.84%) Marketing
7 5 (4.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.81%) French Language
9 1 (0.81%) German Language
9 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.81%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.81%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (53.23%) Consultant
2 55 (44.35%) Security Consultant
3 16 (12.90%) Security Manager
4 9 (7.26%) Senior Security Consultant
4 9 (7.26%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (5.65%) Security Officer
5 7 (5.65%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (4.84%) Principal Security Consultant
6 6 (4.84%) Principal Consultant
6 6 (4.84%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (4.03%) IT Security Consultant
7 5 (4.03%) IT Consultant
7 5 (4.03%) Architect
8 4 (3.23%) Compliance Consultant
8 4 (3.23%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Technical Operations Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Information Manager
9 3 (2.42%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) SOAP
1 1 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (2.42%) CESG
5 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.71%) Linux
2 12 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.29%) Information Security
2 39 (31.45%) ITIL
3 32 (25.81%) Security Management
4 25 (20.16%) Business Continuity
5 24 (19.35%) PRINCE2
5 24 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (16.94%) Information Security Management
7 20 (16.13%) SIEM
8 16 (12.90%) Data Security
9 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (10.48%) Data Protection
11 12 (9.68%) TOGAF
12 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
12 11 (8.87%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (8.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (8.06%) Time Management
14 9 (7.26%) Resource Management
14 9 (7.26%) Project Planning
14 9 (7.26%) Incident Management
14 9 (7.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.61%) C
2 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (61.29%) CISSP
2 51 (41.13%) CISA
3 49 (39.52%) CISM
4 28 (22.58%) CRISC
5 11 (8.87%) Degree
6 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.03%) CEH
8 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.42%) CISMP
10 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.61%) ISACA
10 2 (1.61%) ACCA
10 2 (1.61%) GIAC
10 2 (1.61%) ICAEW
10 2 (1.61%) GSEC
11 1 (0.81%) CCNA
11 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (72.58%) PCI DSS
2 72 (58.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (18.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (12.10%) COBIT
5 9 (7.26%) BS25999
6 3 (2.42%) FISMA
6 3 (2.42%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Xen
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (1.61%) CA
2 1 (0.81%) Tripwire
2 1 (0.81%) VMware
2 1 (0.81%) Cisco
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.81%) Symantec
2 1 (0.81%) Splunk
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