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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 837 851 841
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 65 25 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.023% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.087% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48 21 48
Average salary £52,500 £41,250 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -36.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £39,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £43,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -32.69%

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

PCI QSA Salary Histogram in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 23 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 September 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
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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 +18 57 £52,500 +31.66% 8
South East +8 26 £45,000 +8.76% 1
Berkshire +16 17 £52,500 +26.88%
London -26 17 £66,250 +67.72% 4
Newbury - 15 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 7 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £61,250 -
Yorkshire - 6 £61,250 -
East of England - 4 £45,000 -
Leeds - 3 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Norwich - 2 £45,000 -
Luton - 2 £45,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £45,000 -
Reading -4 1 £52,500 +23.52%
Milton Keynes - 1 £52,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £39,000 -
Harrow - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £52,500 - 2
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Kent - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Scotland - 1 £39,000 -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 90 (74.38%) CISSP
1 90 (74.38%) PCI DSS
2 67 (55.37%) CISA
2 67 (55.37%) Information Security
3 66 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (43.80%) Penetration Testing
5 44 (36.36%) CISM
5 44 (36.36%) Windows
5 44 (36.36%) Linux
6 33 (27.27%) ITIL
7 32 (26.45%) PRINCE2
8 31 (25.62%) COBIT
9 27 (22.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (19.01%) Degree
11 22 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 21 (17.36%) MS Excel
12 21 (17.36%) Finance
13 19 (15.70%) UNIX
14 18 (14.88%) Internet
15 17 (14.05%) EFT
15 17 (14.05%) MBA
16 15 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (12.40%) SQL
17 14 (11.57%) Database Security
18 13 (10.74%) VPN
18 13 (10.74%) Network Security
18 13 (10.74%) Vulnerability Management
19 12 (9.92%) WAN
19 12 (9.92%) LAN
20 11 (9.09%) GAP Analysis

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (17.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.88%) Internet
2 13 (10.74%) VPN
2 13 (10.74%) Network Security
3 12 (9.92%) LAN
3 12 (9.92%) WAN
4 6 (4.96%) Firewall
5 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.48%) OSPF
6 3 (2.48%) BGP
6 3 (2.48%) Wireless
7 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.65%) Wireless Security
7 2 (1.65%) PSTN
7 2 (1.65%) VoIP
8 1 (0.83%) DNS
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.83%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) DB2
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 7 (5.79%) Games
4 4 (3.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Law
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (59.50%) Consultant
2 67 (55.37%) Security Consultant
3 17 (14.05%) Senior Consultant
3 17 (14.05%) Senior Security Consultant
3 17 (14.05%) Implementation Specialist
4 16 (13.22%) IT Consultant
4 16 (13.22%) IT Security Consultant
5 6 (4.96%) Security Analyst
5 6 (4.96%) Analyst
6 4 (3.31%) Principal Consultant
6 4 (3.31%) Principal Security Consultant
7 3 (2.48%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (2.48%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (1.65%) Junior Consultant
8 2 (1.65%) Trainee
8 2 (1.65%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (1.65%) Information Analyst
8 2 (1.65%) Junior
8 2 (1.65%) Graduate
8 2 (1.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) EFT
2 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.13%) Online Games
4 4 (3.31%) CESG
5 2 (1.65%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.36%) Windows
1 44 (36.36%) Linux
2 19 (15.70%) UNIX
3 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.65%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (55.37%) Information Security
2 53 (43.80%) Penetration Testing
3 33 (27.27%) ITIL
4 32 (26.45%) PRINCE2
5 15 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (11.57%) Database Security
7 13 (10.74%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (7.44%) SIEM
10 8 (6.61%) Cyber Security
10 8 (6.61%) Business Continuity
10 8 (6.61%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
12 5 (4.13%) Business Development
12 5 (4.13%) Security Testing
12 5 (4.13%) Security Architecture
12 5 (4.13%) Security Management
13 4 (3.31%) Information Security Management
13 4 (3.31%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.40%) SQL
2 4 (3.31%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (74.38%) CISSP
2 67 (55.37%) CISA
3 44 (36.36%) CISM
4 23 (19.01%) Degree
5 17 (14.05%) MBA
6 11 (9.09%) CRISC
7 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.31%) CCNA
10 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.83%) GIAC
11 1 (0.83%) GSEC
11 1 (0.83%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (74.38%) PCI DSS
2 66 (54.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (25.62%) COBIT
4 27 (22.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.31%) BS25999
6 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.31%) VMware
2 4 (3.31%) LogRhythm
3 2 (1.65%) McAfee
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix
4 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
4 1 (0.83%) Sybase
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco
South East
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + OTE £85K +
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum plus car and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago