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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 820 843 830
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 73 34 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.032% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 54 30 55
Average salary £45,000 £39,875 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -38.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £38,400 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -36.53%

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
31039 28809 33399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.13% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 24047 23396 28270
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +12 64 £45,000 +13.92% 9
South East +3 37 £45,000 -10.66% 1
Berkshire +21 26 £27,500 -31.67%
Newbury - 22 £27,500 -
London -9 15 £65,000 +64.55% 3
Hampshire - 10 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £65,000 -
East of England - 4 £45,000 -
Leeds - 2 £52,500 -
Norfolk - 2 £45,000 -
Luton - 2 £45,000 -
Norwich - 2 £45,000 -
Slough - 2 £70,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Reading -1 1 £52,500 +4.21%
Scotland -10 1 £39,000 +32.20% 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £52,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £39,000 - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 88 (77.19%) CISSP
2 82 (71.93%) PCI DSS
3 67 (58.77%) CISA
4 63 (55.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (53.51%) Information Security
6 48 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
7 44 (38.60%) CISM
8 43 (37.72%) Linux
9 42 (36.84%) Windows
10 34 (29.82%) ITIL
11 32 (28.07%) PRINCE2
11 32 (28.07%) COBIT
12 28 (24.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 23 (20.18%) Degree
14 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
15 20 (17.54%) MS Excel
16 19 (16.67%) Finance
17 18 (15.79%) UNIX
17 18 (15.79%) Internet
18 16 (14.04%) EFT
18 16 (14.04%) MBA
19 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (13.16%) SQL
20 14 (12.28%) Database Security
21 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
21 13 (11.40%) Network Security
21 13 (11.40%) VPN
22 11 (9.65%) LAN
22 11 (9.65%) WAN
22 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (17.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.79%) Internet
2 13 (11.40%) Network Security
2 13 (11.40%) VPN
3 11 (9.65%) LAN
3 11 (9.65%) WAN
4 5 (4.39%) Firewall
5 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.63%) OSPF
6 3 (2.63%) Wireless
6 3 (2.63%) BGP
7 2 (1.75%) Wireless Security
7 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.75%) PSTN
7 2 (1.75%) VoIP
8 1 (0.88%) DNS
8 1 (0.88%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) DB2
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Games
4 4 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Law
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (58.77%) Consultant
2 62 (54.39%) Security Consultant
3 16 (14.04%) IT Consultant
3 16 (14.04%) Implementation Specialist
3 16 (14.04%) IT Security Consultant
4 14 (12.28%) Senior Consultant
4 14 (12.28%) Senior Security Consultant
5 6 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 6 (5.26%) Analyst
6 4 (3.51%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (2.63%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (1.75%) Principal Security Consultant
8 2 (1.75%) Junior Consultant
8 2 (1.75%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (1.75%) Information Analyst
8 2 (1.75%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (1.75%) Security Manager
8 2 (1.75%) Trainee
8 2 (1.75%) Junior
8 2 (1.75%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) EFT
2 9 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) Online Games
3 4 (3.51%) CESG
4 2 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.72%) Linux
2 42 (36.84%) Windows
3 18 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (1.75%) Android
4 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (53.51%) Information Security
2 48 (42.11%) Penetration Testing
3 34 (29.82%) ITIL
4 32 (28.07%) PRINCE2
5 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (12.28%) Database Security
7 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (9.65%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (8.77%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (7.02%) SIEM
11 6 (5.26%) Cyber Security
12 5 (4.39%) Project Management
12 5 (4.39%) Risk Management
12 5 (4.39%) Business Continuity
12 5 (4.39%) Incident Management
12 5 (4.39%) Business Development
12 5 (4.39%) Security Testing
12 5 (4.39%) Time Management
13 4 (3.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 3 (2.63%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (77.19%) CISSP
2 67 (58.77%) CISA
3 44 (38.60%) CISM
4 23 (20.18%) Degree
5 16 (14.04%) MBA
6 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.89%) CRISC
8 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.51%) CCNA
9 4 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) GIAC
11 1 (0.88%) CEH
11 1 (0.88%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (71.93%) PCI DSS
2 63 (55.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (28.07%) COBIT
4 28 (24.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.75%) BS25999
6 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) LogRhythm
3 3 (2.63%) VMware
4 2 (1.75%) McAfee
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) Sybase
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