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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 796 840 790
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -50
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 101 50 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.046% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75 35 76
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,250 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,300 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.05% +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
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 19 December 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +44 94 £62,500 - 11
South East +38 37 £55,000 +25.71% 2
London +22 36 £65,000 - 6
Berkshire +13 20 £51,250 +17.14%
Hampshire -12 14 £55,000 +10.00% 1
West Midlands - 12 £57,500 -
Reading - 11 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 8 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £65,000 -
Newbury +9 7 - -
Leeds - 7 £65,000 -
North West - 7 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 6 £50,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 5 £55,000 - 1
Coventry - 4 £57,500 -
Brighton - 4 £65,000 - 1
City of London - 4 £65,000 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £65,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 £65,000 -
Bristol - 2 £68,750 -
Guildford - 2 £68,750 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £85,000 -
Surrey - 2 £68,750 -
South West - 2 £68,750 -
Farnborough - 2 £30,000 -
Scotland - 1 £65,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £52,500 -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 118 (71.08%) PCI DSS
2 113 (68.07%) CISSP
3 88 (53.01%) Information Security
4 86 (51.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 75 (45.18%) Penetration Testing
6 74 (44.58%) CISA
7 59 (35.54%) CISM
8 48 (28.92%) Linux
9 41 (24.70%) ITIL
10 39 (23.49%) PRINCE2
11 38 (22.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 33 (19.88%) Windows
13 31 (18.67%) CRISC
14 26 (15.66%) Cyber Security
15 25 (15.06%) COBIT
16 24 (14.46%) SIEM
17 22 (13.25%) Risk Management
18 21 (12.65%) Security Management
19 20 (12.05%) MS Excel
19 20 (12.05%) Microsoft
19 20 (12.05%) Banking
20 19 (11.45%) Games
20 19 (11.45%) Finance
21 17 (10.24%) Degree
21 17 (10.24%) Network Security
21 17 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
22 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
22 16 (9.64%) VPN
22 16 (9.64%) Management Information System
23 15 (9.04%) Retail

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 20 (12.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.24%) Network Security
2 16 (9.64%) VPN
3 15 (9.04%) LAN
3 15 (9.04%) WAN
4 10 (6.02%) Firewall
5 9 (5.42%) Internet
6 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.20%) DNS
7 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.20%) WAAS
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) JIRA
General
1 20 (12.05%) Banking
2 19 (11.45%) Finance
2 19 (11.45%) Games
3 15 (9.04%) Retail
4 14 (8.43%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.82%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) International Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (68.67%) Consultant
2 103 (62.05%) Security Consultant
3 29 (17.47%) Senior Consultant
3 29 (17.47%) Senior Security Consultant
4 12 (7.23%) Principal Consultant
4 12 (7.23%) IT Security Consultant
4 12 (7.23%) IT Consultant
4 12 (7.23%) Principal Security Consultant
5 11 (6.63%) Risk Consultant
6 10 (6.02%) Security Manager
7 9 (5.42%) Implementation Specialist
8 7 (4.22%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (3.01%) Architect
10 4 (2.41%) Analyst
10 4 (2.41%) Security Analyst
10 4 (2.41%) Operations Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Technical Operations Manager
10 4 (2.41%) E-Commerce Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Technical Manager
11 3 (1.81%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.61%) SOAP
1 6 (3.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.42%) EFT
3 7 (4.22%) Open Source
4 5 (3.01%) Online Games
4 5 (3.01%) CESG
5 3 (1.81%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.92%) Linux
2 33 (19.88%) Windows
3 15 (9.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.01%) Information Security
2 75 (45.18%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (24.70%) ITIL
4 39 (23.49%) PRINCE2
5 26 (15.66%) Cyber Security
6 24 (14.46%) SIEM
7 22 (13.25%) Risk Management
8 21 (12.65%) Security Management
9 17 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (9.04%) TOGAF
12 14 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (7.83%) Business Continuity
13 13 (7.83%) GAP Analysis
14 12 (7.23%) Incident Management
14 12 (7.23%) Security Architecture
15 11 (6.63%) Information Security Management
16 10 (6.02%) Project Planning
16 10 (6.02%) Resource Management
16 10 (6.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.82%) SQL
2 5 (3.01%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (68.07%) CISSP
2 74 (44.58%) CISA
3 59 (35.54%) CISM
4 31 (18.67%) CRISC
5 17 (10.24%) Degree
6 9 (5.42%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.42%) MBA
7 5 (3.01%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.81%) CCNA
8 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (71.08%) PCI DSS
2 86 (51.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (22.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (15.06%) COBIT
5 8 (4.82%) BS25999
6 6 (3.61%) QA
7 3 (1.81%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) Xen
1 6 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.82%) Cisco
3 7 (4.22%) VMware
4 4 (2.41%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.20%) Symantec
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix
6 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
Central London / West End
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
Which?
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Wales
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago