The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 254 324
Rank change year-on-year +27 +70  
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 1 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.019% 0.17% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.68% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 2
Median salary £65,000 £33,500 £76,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +94.02% -56.06%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £63,750 £61,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.08%  

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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1329 1756 2722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.27% 24.73% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1563 2289
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for PCI QSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 21 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 20 (95.24%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (95.24%) Compliance Audit
2 20 (95.24%) Single Customer View
2 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 20 (95.24%) CISA
2 20 (95.24%) Finance
2 20 (95.24%) Data Analysis
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (38.10%) Line Management
4 8 (38.10%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) IT Audit
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security
6 1 (4.76%) Validation

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 20 (95.24%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Audit Analyst
3 11 (52.38%) Data Analyst
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Analyst
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Data Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) IT Analyst
6 4 (19.05%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 20 (95.24%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Compliance Audit
1 20 (95.24%) Data Analysis
1 20 (95.24%) Single Customer View
2 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (38.10%) Line Management
3 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
4 5 (23.81%) IT Audit
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft