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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 879 869 889
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 64 65 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.062% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 42 33
Average salary £57,625 £61,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.91% +11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,325 £52,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £66,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.00%

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
28495 29072 28437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.98% 27.68% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22780 23211 22322
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 26 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 14 February 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 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 +2 54 £61,250 -2.00% 19
London +7 23 £60,000 -4.00% 8
East of England - 13 £50,000 - 2
Bedford - 11 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 11 £50,000 -
West Midlands -28 8 £57,500 -2.12% 1
Staffordshire - 6 £57,500 -
Hampshire +14 5 £30,000 -45.45%
South East -7 5 £80,000 +45.45%
Stafford - 5 - -
City of London +58 4 £33,500 -48.46%
South West -10 3 £80,000 +14.28% 3
Farnborough - 3 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £80,000 - 2
Cheltenham - 3 £80,000 - 2
North West +31 2 £68,750 +19.56% 5
Manchester +24 2 £68,750 +19.56% 4
Portsmouth +19 2 £80,000 -
East Sussex +11 2 £80,000 -
Brighton -3 2 £80,000 -
Birmingham -11 2 - - 1
Hockley - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 73 (67.59%) PCI DSS
2 68 (62.96%) CISSP
3 58 (53.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (48.15%) Information Security
5 48 (44.44%) Finance
6 36 (33.33%) CISM
7 34 (31.48%) CISA
7 34 (31.48%) CLAS
8 32 (29.63%) Risk Management
9 25 (23.15%) Presales
10 24 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
11 23 (21.30%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (19.44%) Data Security
13 20 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (16.67%) Firewall
14 18 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 18 (16.67%) MS Office
14 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 18 (16.67%) Degree
14 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 18 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
14 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
16 16 (14.81%) CESG
16 16 (14.81%) Information Assurance
17 15 (13.89%) Mentoring
18 13 (12.04%) Information Governance
18 13 (12.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 12 (11.11%) Security Management
19 12 (11.11%) Management Information System

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (4.63%) IIS
2 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 18 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (4.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
General
1 48 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Legal
3 5 (4.63%) Law
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.85%) Games
6 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
Job Titles
1 63 (58.33%) Consultant
2 43 (39.81%) Security Consultant
3 12 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 12 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
4 8 (7.41%) Compliance Consultant
5 7 (6.48%) Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Principal Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Auditor
6 6 (5.56%) IT Auditor
6 6 (5.56%) Principal Security Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) Graduate
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.63%) Operations Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Trainee
8 4 (3.70%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) .NET
1 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (1.85%) CSS
1 2 (1.85%) jQuery
2 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.81%) CESG
3 12 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 11 (10.19%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (48.15%) Information Security
2 32 (29.63%) Risk Management
3 25 (23.15%) Presales
4 24 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
5 23 (21.30%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (19.44%) Data Security
7 20 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (14.81%) Information Assurance
10 15 (13.89%) Mentoring
11 13 (12.04%) Information Governance
12 12 (11.11%) Security Management
13 11 (10.19%) Compliance Audit
13 11 (10.19%) Validation
14 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (8.33%) Time Management
15 8 (7.41%) Project Management
15 8 (7.41%) Resource Management
15 8 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) C#
3 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.85%) C
4 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (62.96%) CISSP
2 36 (33.33%) CISM
3 34 (31.48%) CISA
3 34 (31.48%) CLAS
4 18 (16.67%) Degree
4 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
6 12 (11.11%) CREST Certified
7 8 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (6.48%) CISMP
9 5 (4.63%) CRISC
10 4 (3.70%) ISACA
11 3 (2.78%) CHECK Team Leader
11 3 (2.78%) SANS
11 3 (2.78%) Tigerscheme
12 2 (1.85%) GIAC
13 1 (0.93%) CEH
13 1 (0.93%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (67.59%) PCI DSS
2 58 (53.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (12.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (9.26%) PA-DSS
5 9 (8.33%) COBIT
6 6 (5.56%) ISO 9001
7 5 (4.63%) BS25999
8 4 (3.70%) COSO
9 2 (1.85%) ISO22301
9 2 (1.85%) ISO27002
9 2 (1.85%) QA
10 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.93%) RMADS
10 1 (0.93%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) VMware
3 5 (4.63%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco
4 1 (0.93%) IBM
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North West or South
Acumin Consulting
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
United Kingdom
ControlCase
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago