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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK
Rank 808 867 867
Rank change year-on-year
+59 0
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 43 51 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 33 37 46
Median salary £32,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-43.47% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £25,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £80,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £50,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -14.89%

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
21265 27805 29415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16834 22231 23556
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 12 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +73 41 £32,500 -45.94% 4
London +73 32 £32,500 -50.00%
City of London +35 20 £32,000 -4.47%
North West -7 6 £85,000 +47.82%
Chester - 5 - -
Cheshire - 5 - -
South East +62 1 £80,000 - 2
Birmingham -4 1 £61,000 -
West Midlands -7 1 £61,000 +6.08%
Manchester -20 1 £85,000 +47.82%
Reading - 1 £80,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £80,000 -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 76 (93.83%) PCI DSS
2 43 (53.09%) CISA
3 37 (45.68%) Finance
3 37 (45.68%) Information Security
4 35 (43.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (40.74%) CISSP
6 27 (33.33%) SQL
6 27 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 27 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
7 24 (29.63%) Risk Management
8 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
9 19 (23.46%) MS Excel
9 19 (23.46%) MS Office
9 19 (23.46%) CISM
9 19 (23.46%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (17.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (17.28%) Presales
11 13 (16.05%) Security Management
11 13 (16.05%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (14.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (13.58%) Information Security Management
13 11 (13.58%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (13.58%) Data Loss Prevention
14 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
14 10 (12.35%) Degree
15 9 (11.11%) Banking
15 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
15 9 (11.11%) Data Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (23.46%) MS Excel
1 19 (23.46%) MS Office
1 19 (23.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
General
1 37 (45.68%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Banking
3 8 (9.88%) Marketing
4 5 (6.17%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Law
6 2 (2.47%) Electronics
6 2 (2.47%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Analyst
2 22 (27.16%) Consultant
3 19 (23.46%) Audit Analyst
3 19 (23.46%) Security Consultant
4 14 (17.28%) Data Analyst
5 10 (12.35%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Security Manager
6 8 (9.88%) IT Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) SQL Data Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Chief Information Officer
7 6 (7.41%) Chief Information Security Officer
7 6 (7.41%) Chief Security Officer
7 6 (7.41%) CIO
7 6 (7.41%) Information Security Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Information Security Officer
7 6 (7.41%) Security Officer
8 5 (6.17%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.94%) Compliance Manager
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
3 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.41%) iPad
5 5 (6.17%) CESG
6 4 (4.94%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.23%) Blog
8 1 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Linux
2 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.68%) Information Security
2 27 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
2 27 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 27 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (29.63%) Risk Management
4 14 (17.28%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (17.28%) Presales
5 13 (16.05%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (16.05%) Security Management
6 11 (13.58%) Data Loss Prevention
6 11 (13.58%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (13.58%) Information Security Management
7 9 (11.11%) Data Security
7 9 (11.11%) IT Audit
8 8 (9.88%) Line Management
8 8 (9.88%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (9.88%) Validation
9 6 (7.41%) Data Protection
9 6 (7.41%) ISMS
9 6 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) C
2 1 (1.23%) Java
2 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.23%) Perl
2 1 (1.23%) Python
2 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (53.09%) CISA
2 33 (40.74%) CISSP
3 19 (23.46%) CISM
4 10 (12.35%) Degree
5 8 (9.88%) CLAS
6 6 (7.41%) ISSAP
7 5 (6.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (4.94%) CISMP
9 3 (3.70%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.47%) CEH
11 1 (1.23%) CCNA
11 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.23%) OSCP
11 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (93.83%) PCI DSS
2 35 (43.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (14.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (8.64%) ISO22301
5 6 (7.41%) GDPR
6 4 (4.94%) QA
6 4 (4.94%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 3 (3.70%) COBIT
7 3 (3.70%) ISO27002
7 3 (3.70%) PA-DSS
8 2 (2.47%) BS25999
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Cisco
2 4 (4.94%) VMware
3 3 (3.70%) CA
4 2 (2.47%) SAP
West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago