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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 830 913 961
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +48
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 91 54 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.050% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 68 33 37
Median salary £58,750 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.08% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £51,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £84,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,500 £62,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.20% +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
26629 29765 33279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.53% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21456 23390 26676
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
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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 +84 88 £57,500 -4.16% 19
London +50 43 £39,000 -35.00% 7
City of London +62 14 £33,500 -52.98% 1
South West +17 10 £65,000 +30.00% 1
North West - 10 £53,750 - 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £65,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 9 £65,000 - 1
South East +24 8 £62,500 -7.40% 5
Manchester - 8 £52,500 - 3
East Midlands - 7 £48,750 -
Berkshire +15 5 £62,500 -7.40% 1
Nottingham - 5 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
West Midlands -13 4 £53,250 -11.25%
West Yorkshire +16 3 £58,750 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £58,750 -
Leeds 0 3 £58,750 -
Birmingham -4 2 £61,250 +2.08%
Leicestershire - 2 £48,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 £60,000 -
Leicester - 2 £48,750 -
Coventry - 2 £41,500 -
Reading +6 1 £62,500 -7.40% 1
Bristol +5 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
Warrington - 1 £75,000 -
Slough - 1 - -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 104 (63.41%) CISSP
2 94 (57.32%) PCI DSS
3 86 (52.44%) Information Security
4 85 (51.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 80 (48.78%) Finance
6 79 (48.17%) CISA
7 54 (32.93%) CISM
8 44 (26.83%) Risk Management
9 39 (23.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (22.56%) Compliance Audit
11 34 (20.73%) Presales
11 34 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (19.51%) CESG
12 32 (19.51%) SQL
13 31 (18.90%) MS Office
13 31 (18.90%) MS Excel
13 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
13 31 (18.90%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (18.29%) Security Management
15 29 (17.68%) Degree
16 27 (16.46%) Data Analysis
17 23 (14.02%) MS PowerPoint
17 23 (14.02%) CESG Certified Professional
17 23 (14.02%) CLAS
18 21 (12.80%) COBIT
18 21 (12.80%) Management Information System
19 20 (12.20%) GAP Analysis
20 19 (11.59%) Information Security Management
20 19 (11.59%) SC Cleared
20 19 (11.59%) Security Cleared

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 31 (18.90%) MS Excel
1 31 (18.90%) MS Office
2 23 (14.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) Firewall
2 6 (3.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.22%) SQL Server
General
1 80 (48.78%) Finance
2 11 (6.71%) Law
3 6 (3.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.66%) Legal
4 4 (2.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.83%) Electronics
5 3 (1.83%) French Language
5 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.83%) Marketing
5 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (51.83%) Consultant
2 62 (37.80%) Security Consultant
3 30 (18.29%) Analyst
4 21 (12.80%) Audit Analyst
5 12 (7.32%) Information Security Consultant
5 12 (7.32%) Senior Consultant
6 11 (6.71%) Data Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) IT Consultant
6 11 (6.71%) IT Security Consultant
7 10 (6.10%) Compliance Consultant
7 10 (6.10%) Senior Security Consultant
8 9 (5.49%) Security Manager
9 8 (4.88%) Audit Consultant
9 8 (4.88%) Auditor
9 8 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (3.66%) Principal Consultant
11 5 (3.05%) Administrator
11 5 (3.05%) IT Auditor
11 5 (3.05%) Management Consultant
11 5 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.66%) SAML
2 3 (1.83%) CSS
3 2 (1.22%) .NET
3 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.51%) CESG
2 31 (18.90%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (12.80%) Management Information System
4 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.71%) iPad
6 10 (6.10%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.66%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.66%) Linux
2 3 (1.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.44%) Information Security
2 44 (26.83%) Risk Management
3 39 (23.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (22.56%) Compliance Audit
5 34 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (20.73%) Presales
6 30 (18.29%) Security Management
7 27 (16.46%) Data Analysis
8 20 (12.20%) GAP Analysis
9 19 (11.59%) Information Security Management
10 17 (10.37%) Data Security
11 15 (9.15%) Information Assurance
11 15 (9.15%) Mentoring
12 14 (8.54%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (7.93%) Business Development
14 12 (7.32%) Security Architecture
15 11 (6.71%) Internal Audit
15 11 (6.71%) Project Management
16 10 (6.10%) IT Audit
16 10 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.51%) SQL
2 3 (1.83%) C
3 2 (1.22%) C#
3 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 104 (63.41%) CISSP
2 79 (48.17%) CISA
3 54 (32.93%) CISM
4 29 (17.68%) Degree
5 23 (14.02%) CESG Certified Professional
5 23 (14.02%) CLAS
6 19 (11.59%) SC Cleared
6 19 (11.59%) Security Cleared
7 15 (9.15%) CISMP
8 10 (6.10%) CREST Certified
9 6 (3.66%) CCNA
9 6 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.05%) CCIE
10 5 (3.05%) CCNP
10 5 (3.05%) CEH
10 5 (3.05%) ISACA
11 4 (2.44%) GSNA
12 2 (1.22%) CHECK Team Leader
12 2 (1.22%) Tigerscheme
13 1 (0.61%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (57.32%) PCI DSS
2 85 (51.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (12.80%) COBIT
4 14 (8.54%) ISO27002
5 11 (6.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (5.49%) PA-DSS
7 7 (4.27%) BS25999
7 7 (4.27%) ISO 9001
8 5 (3.05%) COSO
9 1 (0.61%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.66%) CA
2 6 (3.66%) FireEye
3 3 (1.83%) Cisco
3 3 (1.83%) SAP
3 3 (1.83%) VMware
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
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England
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + pension
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Manchester
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Manchester
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Salary: competitive
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Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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London
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Kent
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Surrey
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