The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 142 128
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14  
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.10% 0.042% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.15% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -3.84%  

PCI QSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 506 661 664
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.80% 28.02% 33.00%
Number of salaries quoted 387 434 520
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.52% -6.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in Birmingham

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for PCI QSA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 4 (66.67%) NIST 800
2 4 (66.67%) COBIT
2 4 (66.67%) CISMP
2 4 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Internal Audit
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Audit Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Compliance Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Information Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Internal Audit
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (66.67%) CISMP
2 4 (66.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (66.67%) COBIT
2 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (66.67%) NIST 800
3 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley