The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 868 900
Rank change year-on-year +32 +32  
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 23 67 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.068% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20 49 26
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +6.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £33,500 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19871 27024 27770
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.75% 27.56% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15780 21884 21988
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for PCI QSA in England

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PCI QSA in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PCI QSA in England

PCI QSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +39 10 £60,000 -4.00% 1
London +35 7 £61,250 +2.08% 1
South East +55 3 £60,000 -25.00%
North West -13 3 £55,000 -31.25%
East of England +32 2 £60,000 -14.28%
South West +28 2 £60,000 -7.69%
PCI QSA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 64 (92.75%) PCI DSS
2 38 (55.07%) Information Security
3 37 (53.62%) Finance
4 33 (47.83%) CISA
5 30 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (39.13%) CISSP
7 25 (36.23%) Risk Management
8 22 (31.88%) SQL
8 22 (31.88%) Data Analysis
8 22 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (31.88%) Compliance Audit
8 22 (31.88%) Single Customer View
9 18 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 14 (20.29%) MS Office
11 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
11 14 (20.29%) MS PowerPoint
11 14 (20.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (15.94%) Presales
13 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
13 10 (14.49%) CISM
14 9 (13.04%) Banking
14 9 (13.04%) Data Protection
14 9 (13.04%) Marketing
15 8 (11.59%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (11.59%) Line Management
15 8 (11.59%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (11.59%) Security Management
16 7 (10.14%) Information Security Management

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
1 14 (20.29%) MS Office
1 14 (20.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
1 3 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
General
1 37 (53.62%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
2 9 (13.04%) Marketing
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Electronics
4 3 (4.35%) Law
4 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Consultant
2 23 (33.33%) Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) Security Consultant
4 14 (20.29%) Audit Analyst
5 12 (17.39%) Data Analyst
6 10 (14.49%) Security Manager
7 8 (11.59%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (11.59%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) SQL Data Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Chief Information Officer
8 6 (8.70%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 6 (8.70%) Chief Security Officer
8 6 (8.70%) CIO
8 6 (8.70%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (8.70%) IT Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Security Officer
9 5 (7.25%) Data Consultant
9 5 (7.25%) Data Protection Consultant
9 5 (7.25%) Information Manager
9 5 (7.25%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.25%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (7.25%) iPad
5 4 (5.80%) CESG
6 1 (1.45%) Blog
6 1 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Information Security
2 25 (36.23%) Risk Management
3 22 (31.88%) Compliance Audit
3 22 (31.88%) Data Analysis
3 22 (31.88%) Single Customer View
4 18 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (20.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (15.94%) Presales
7 9 (13.04%) Data Protection
8 8 (11.59%) Line Management
8 8 (11.59%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (11.59%) Security Management
9 7 (10.14%) Information Security Management
9 7 (10.14%) IT Audit
10 6 (8.70%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (8.70%) ISMS
10 6 (8.70%) Personalization
10 6 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (47.83%) CISA
2 27 (39.13%) CISSP
3 10 (14.49%) CISM
4 8 (11.59%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (10.14%) Degree
6 6 (8.70%) CLAS
6 6 (8.70%) ISSAP
7 5 (7.25%) CISMP
8 3 (4.35%) ISEB
9 2 (2.90%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) CEH
10 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (92.75%) PCI DSS
2 30 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (10.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (8.70%) GDPR
4 6 (8.70%) ISO22301
5 4 (5.80%) COBIT
5 4 (5.80%) ISO27002
5 4 (5.80%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (1.45%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco
2 4 (5.80%) VMware
3 3 (4.35%) CA
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
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Salary: 50,000 to 65,00 + Benefits
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