The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 204 - 198
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 10 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% - 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% - 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 3
Average salary £58,750 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.72% +2.77%
PCI QSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1497 1189 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.37% 28.39% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1242 899 1083
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the West Midlands region.

PCI QSA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

PCI QSA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
(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
Coventry - 7 £60,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £57,500 -
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 18 (94.74%) CISSP
2 17 (89.47%) PCI DSS
3 15 (78.95%) CRISC
4 11 (57.89%) Security Management
5 10 (52.63%) SIEM
6 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (42.11%) Information Security
7 7 (36.84%) CISM
7 7 (36.84%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (26.32%) CISA
8 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
8 5 (26.32%) Games
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) Banking
8 5 (26.32%) Retail
8 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
8 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (26.32%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Legal
9 4 (21.05%) Data Security
10 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
10 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
10 3 (15.79%) Law
10 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (15.79%) Time Management
11 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
11 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
11 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Marketing

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

General
1 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
1 5 (26.32%) Games
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Legal
3 3 (15.79%) Law
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Consultant
1 13 (68.42%) Security Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Security Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Security Management
2 10 (52.63%) SIEM
3 8 (42.11%) Information Security
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
5 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (21.05%) Data Security
7 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
7 3 (15.79%) Time Management
8 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
9 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) CISSP
2 15 (78.95%) CRISC
3 7 (36.84%) CISM
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 5 (26.32%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (89.47%) PCI DSS
2 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley