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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 817 906 925
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +19
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 101 69 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.063% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 77 42 54
Median salary £62,500 £66,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +47.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £50,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £67,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +50.00%

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
26044 29998 31950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.59% 27.33% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21071 23898 25011
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +64 95 £60,000 -7.69% 13
London +61 38 £39,000 -35.00% 4
South East +18 16 £62,500 +6.38%
North West +24 13 £57,500 -24.59% 2
City of London +57 10 £32,500 -40.90%
Berkshire +3 10 £62,500 -7.40%
West Midlands -1 9 £60,000 -17.24% 3
Manchester +9 8 £66,250 -13.11% 2
Warwickshire +8 5 £60,000 -22.58% 1
Hampshire +3 5 £68,000 +36.00%
South West +6 4 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Leamington Spa - 4 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +35 3 £60,000 -11.11%
Leeds +24 3 £60,000 -14.28%
West Yorkshire +23 3 £60,000 -11.11%
Bristol +17 3 £62,500 +25.00%
East Midlands - 3 £55,000 -
Birmingham -9 2 £61,250 -9.25% 1
Basingstoke - 2 £64,500 -
Coventry - 2 £41,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £60,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £61,250 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
North East - 2 £61,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £61,250 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +27 1 £62,500 -24.24%
Milton Keynes +14 1 £62,500 -24.24%

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 117 (65.36%) CISSP
2 102 (56.98%) PCI DSS
3 99 (55.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 94 (52.51%) Information Security
5 83 (46.37%) CISA
5 83 (46.37%) Finance
6 58 (32.40%) CISM
7 46 (25.70%) Risk Management
8 43 (24.02%) Security Management
8 43 (24.02%) Presales
9 41 (22.91%) Cybersecurity
10 38 (21.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (20.67%) Compliance Audit
12 35 (19.55%) CESG
13 32 (17.88%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (17.32%) Information Security Management
14 31 (17.32%) SQL
15 30 (16.76%) Data Analysis
15 30 (16.76%) CESG Certified Professional
16 29 (16.20%) Degree
16 29 (16.20%) COBIT
16 29 (16.20%) Management Information System
17 28 (15.64%) MS Excel
18 26 (14.53%) MS Office
18 26 (14.53%) Microsoft
18 26 (14.53%) MS PowerPoint
19 22 (12.29%) Security Architecture
19 22 (12.29%) CLAS
19 22 (12.29%) ISO27002
20 18 (10.06%) CISMP

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 28 (15.64%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.53%) MS Office
2 26 (14.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.03%) Firewall
1 9 (5.03%) Internet
2 2 (1.12%) Network Security
General
1 83 (46.37%) Finance
2 10 (5.59%) Electronics
2 10 (5.59%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.59%) Marketing
2 10 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.03%) Law
4 7 (3.91%) Retail
5 5 (2.79%) Banking
6 3 (1.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 93 (51.96%) Consultant
2 67 (37.43%) Security Consultant
3 37 (20.67%) Analyst
4 26 (14.53%) Audit Analyst
5 21 (11.73%) Senior Consultant
6 18 (10.06%) IT Consultant
6 18 (10.06%) IT Security Consultant
7 17 (9.50%) Senior Security Consultant
8 12 (6.70%) Security Manager
9 11 (6.15%) Compliance Consultant
9 11 (6.15%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (5.03%) Auditor
11 8 (4.47%) Audit Consultant
11 8 (4.47%) IT Analyst
12 7 (3.91%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 7 (3.91%) Data Analyst
13 6 (3.35%) Compliance Analyst
14 5 (2.79%) Compliance Specialist
15 4 (2.23%) Risk Consultant
15 4 (2.23%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) SAML
2 1 (0.56%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.55%) CESG
2 32 (17.88%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (16.20%) Management Information System
4 17 (9.50%) iPad
5 16 (8.94%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.35%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.35%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.68%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.56%) Blog
10 1 (0.56%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.56%) EPoS
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.91%) Linux
1 7 (3.91%) Windows
2 3 (1.68%) Unix
3 2 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (52.51%) Information Security
2 46 (25.70%) Risk Management
3 43 (24.02%) Presales
3 43 (24.02%) Security Management
4 41 (22.91%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (21.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (20.67%) Compliance Audit
7 31 (17.32%) Information Security Management
8 30 (16.76%) Data Analysis
9 22 (12.29%) Security Architecture
10 16 (8.94%) Business Development
11 15 (8.38%) Internal Audit
11 15 (8.38%) IT Audit
12 11 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.15%) Data Loss Prevention
12 11 (6.15%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (6.15%) Programme Management
12 11 (6.15%) Resource Management
13 10 (5.59%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.32%) SQL
2 6 (3.35%) C
3 1 (0.56%) Java
3 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.56%) Perl
3 1 (0.56%) Python
3 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 117 (65.36%) CISSP
2 83 (46.37%) CISA
3 58 (32.40%) CISM
4 30 (16.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 29 (16.20%) Degree
6 22 (12.29%) CLAS
7 18 (10.06%) CISMP
8 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
8 12 (6.70%) Security Cleared
9 11 (6.15%) GSNA
10 9 (5.03%) CREST Certified
11 7 (3.91%) CCNA
11 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.79%) CCIE
12 5 (2.79%) CCNP
12 5 (2.79%) CEH
13 4 (2.23%) ISACA
14 2 (1.12%) CRISC
15 1 (0.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (56.98%) PCI DSS
2 99 (55.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (16.20%) COBIT
4 22 (12.29%) ISO27002
5 16 (8.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (3.91%) ISO22301
7 6 (3.35%) COSO
7 6 (3.35%) PA-DSS
8 5 (2.79%) BS25999
9 2 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.59%) SAP
3 9 (5.03%) CA
4 6 (3.35%) FireEye
5 3 (1.68%) Cisco
5 3 (1.68%) VMware
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
England
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 days ago