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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 821 857 825
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -32
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 76 70 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.059% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 45 54 53
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -

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
30089 31964 29984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.26% 27.07% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24031 24956 24145
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 August 2015 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 29 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 5 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 +40 71 £60,000 +33.33% 26
London +39 38 £60,000 -11.11% 5
South East -21 13 £52,500 +16.66% 3
South West - 7 £55,000 - 3
Berkshire -13 6 £67,500 +145.45% 1
Hampshire -2 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Reading - 5 £68,750 -
West Midlands -5 4 £72,500 +7.40% 1
Bristol - 4 £50,000 -
East of England +7 3 £72,500 +61.11% 6
Gloucestershire - 3 £75,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £67,500 -
Cheltenham - 3 £75,000 -
Yorkshire 0 2 £67,500 +3.84% 2
West Yorkshire -3 2 £67,500 +3.84% 1
North West - 2 £76,250 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £76,250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Slough -8 1 £50,000 -29.07%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £82,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £72,500 - 3
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £77,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £82,500 -
Leeds - 1 £70,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £55,000 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £72,500 - 1
City of London - 1 £55,000 - 3

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 87 (71.31%) CISSP
2 84 (68.85%) Information Security
3 79 (64.75%) PCI DSS
4 71 (58.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (44.26%) CISM
6 51 (41.80%) CISA
7 26 (21.31%) Security Management
8 25 (20.49%) CRISC
9 24 (19.67%) Business Continuity
10 23 (18.85%) Information Security Management
10 23 (18.85%) Risk Management
10 23 (18.85%) Penetration Testing
10 23 (18.85%) Security Architecture
11 18 (14.75%) Trustwave
11 18 (14.75%) Data Protection
11 18 (14.75%) Project Management
12 17 (13.93%) Firewall
12 17 (13.93%) Cyber Security
13 16 (13.11%) SIEM
13 16 (13.11%) Ethical Hacking
14 15 (12.30%) Information Assurance
14 15 (12.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (11.48%) ITIL
16 13 (10.66%) Finance
16 13 (10.66%) Validation
17 10 (8.20%) HIPAA
17 10 (8.20%) BS25999
17 10 (8.20%) Customer Engagement
17 10 (8.20%) Cybercrime
18 9 (7.38%) Data Protection Act

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (3.28%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.93%) Firewall
2 4 (3.28%) Network Security
3 3 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.46%) VPN
3 3 (2.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.82%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Retail
3 8 (6.56%) Law
4 5 (4.10%) Banking
5 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.28%) Games
5 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.28%) Marketing
6 3 (2.46%) Advertising
7 2 (1.64%) German Language
8 1 (0.82%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.82%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.82%) Publishing
8 1 (0.82%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.82%) French Language
Job Titles
1 74 (60.66%) Consultant
2 64 (52.46%) Security Consultant
3 14 (11.48%) Security Manager
4 12 (9.84%) Senior Consultant
4 12 (9.84%) Senior Security Consultant
5 7 (5.74%) Information Manager
5 7 (5.74%) Principal Consultant
5 7 (5.74%) Principal Security Consultant
5 7 (5.74%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (4.92%) Security Advisor
7 4 (3.28%) Team Leader
7 4 (3.28%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (3.28%) Test Team Leader
7 4 (3.28%) Tester
8 3 (2.46%) Analyst
8 3 (2.46%) Architect
8 3 (2.46%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.46%) Security Architect
9 2 (1.64%) IT Audit Consultant
9 2 (1.64%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) COM
1 1 (0.82%) SOAP
1 1 (0.82%) Middleware
1 1 (0.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Cybercrime
2 9 (7.38%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.74%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.28%) Cryptography
6 4 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.64%) CESG
9 1 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.82%) PMI
9 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.82%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.46%) Windows
2 2 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (0.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (68.85%) Information Security
2 26 (21.31%) Security Management
3 24 (19.67%) Business Continuity
4 23 (18.85%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (18.85%) Risk Management
4 23 (18.85%) Information Security Management
4 23 (18.85%) Security Architecture
5 18 (14.75%) Data Protection
5 18 (14.75%) Project Management
6 17 (13.93%) Cyber Security
7 16 (13.11%) SIEM
7 16 (13.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (12.30%) Information Assurance
9 14 (11.48%) ITIL
10 13 (10.66%) Validation
11 10 (8.20%) Customer Engagement
12 9 (7.38%) Data Security
13 7 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (5.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (5.74%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (71.31%) CISSP
2 54 (44.26%) CISM
3 51 (41.80%) CISA
4 25 (20.49%) CRISC
5 9 (7.38%) CEH
6 8 (6.56%) Degree
6 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.28%) ICAEW
8 4 (3.28%) ACCA
9 2 (1.64%) CISMP
9 2 (1.64%) GIAC
9 2 (1.64%) GSEC
9 2 (1.64%) ISACA
10 1 (0.82%) OSCP
10 1 (0.82%) OSCE
10 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) CCNA
10 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (64.75%) PCI DSS
2 71 (58.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (12.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (8.20%) BS25999
4 10 (8.20%) HIPAA
5 5 (4.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Xen
1 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (14.75%) Trustwave
2 4 (3.28%) CA
3 3 (2.46%) Tripwire
3 3 (2.46%) Splunk
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco
5 1 (0.82%) VMware
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