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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 814 834 839
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 79 73 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.064% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 52 54 30
Average salary £67,500 £45,000 £39,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £38,400
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.09%

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 28 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 August 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 +13 73 £67,500 +50.00% 9
London +35 38 £60,000 -7.69% 2
South East -6 16 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hampshire +3 7 £50,000 +11.11%
Berkshire -10 5 £68,750 +150.00%
South West - 5 £60,000 -
Reading +3 4 £70,000 +33.33%
West Midlands -2 4 £72,500 +7.40%
Yorkshire +9 3 £67,500 +3.84% 1
West Yorkshire +2 3 £67,500 +3.84%
Manchester - 3 £70,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £75,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £55,000 -
North West - 3 £70,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £75,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £67,500 -
Leeds +13 2 £68,750 +30.95%
East of England -3 2 £72,500 +61.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £75,000 +42.85%
Milton Keynes -10 2 £75,000 +42.85%
Surrey - 2 £56,250 -
Bristol - 2 £50,000 -
Slough -5 1 £50,000 -29.07%
Cambridge - 1 £72,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £77,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £72,500 - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 93 (69.92%) CISSP
2 84 (63.16%) Information Security
3 78 (58.65%) PCI DSS
4 74 (55.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 51 (38.35%) CISM
6 47 (35.34%) CISA
7 28 (21.05%) Security Management
8 26 (19.55%) Penetration Testing
9 25 (18.80%) Risk Management
10 24 (18.05%) Information Security Management
10 24 (18.05%) CRISC
11 22 (16.54%) Security Architecture
12 21 (15.79%) Business Continuity
13 20 (15.04%) Cyber Security
14 18 (13.53%) Trustwave
14 18 (13.53%) Ethical Hacking
15 17 (12.78%) Information Assurance
15 17 (12.78%) Finance
15 17 (12.78%) Project Management
15 17 (12.78%) Data Protection
16 16 (12.03%) SIEM
16 16 (12.03%) Firewall
17 15 (11.28%) Validation
17 15 (11.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 12 (9.02%) ITIL
19 11 (8.27%) CEH
20 10 (7.52%) HIPAA
20 10 (7.52%) Customer Engagement
20 10 (7.52%) BS25999
20 10 (7.52%) Cybercrime

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (3.01%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) Firewall
2 4 (3.01%) Network Security
3 3 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.50%) VPN
4 2 (1.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Law
2 8 (6.02%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Marketing
4 4 (3.01%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.01%) Games
4 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 82 (61.65%) Consultant
2 67 (50.38%) Security Consultant
3 15 (11.28%) Senior Consultant
3 15 (11.28%) Senior Security Consultant
4 14 (10.53%) Security Manager
5 8 (6.02%) Principal Security Consultant
5 8 (6.02%) Principal Consultant
6 7 (5.26%) Information Manager
6 7 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (4.51%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (4.51%) Team Leader
7 6 (4.51%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (4.51%) Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Tester
7 6 (4.51%) Security Advisor
8 4 (3.01%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.01%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.01%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.01%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) COM
1 1 (0.75%) SOAP
1 1 (0.75%) Middleware
1 1 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Cybercrime
2 9 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.01%) Cryptography
6 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.50%) CESG
9 1 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.75%) PMI
9 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.75%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.76%) Linux
2 3 (2.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (63.16%) Information Security
2 28 (21.05%) Security Management
3 26 (19.55%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (18.80%) Risk Management
5 24 (18.05%) Information Security Management
6 22 (16.54%) Security Architecture
7 21 (15.79%) Business Continuity
8 20 (15.04%) Cyber Security
9 18 (13.53%) Ethical Hacking
10 17 (12.78%) Project Management
10 17 (12.78%) Information Assurance
10 17 (12.78%) Data Protection
11 16 (12.03%) SIEM
12 15 (11.28%) Validation
13 12 (9.02%) ITIL
14 10 (7.52%) Customer Engagement
15 8 (6.02%) Data Security
15 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
16 7 (5.26%) Business Development
16 7 (5.26%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.50%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (69.92%) CISSP
2 51 (38.35%) CISM
3 47 (35.34%) CISA
4 24 (18.05%) CRISC
5 11 (8.27%) CEH
6 8 (6.02%) Degree
7 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) ICAEW
8 4 (3.01%) ACCA
9 2 (1.50%) CISMP
10 1 (0.75%) GIAC
10 1 (0.75%) GSEC
10 1 (0.75%) CCNA
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.75%) ISACA
10 1 (0.75%) OSCP
10 1 (0.75%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (58.65%) PCI DSS
2 74 (55.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (11.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (7.52%) BS25999
4 10 (7.52%) HIPAA
5 4 (3.01%) COBIT
6 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Xen
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (13.53%) Trustwave
2 4 (3.01%) CA
3 3 (2.26%) Tripwire
3 3 (2.26%) Splunk
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco
5 1 (0.75%) VMware
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