Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1112 1083 1170
Rank change year-on-year -29 +87 -17
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 47 102 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.057% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 77 76
England median annual salary £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £52,500 £31,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £81,725 £78,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PCI QSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 19 £60,000 +24.35% 2
South East +26 6 £75,000 +18.58%
North of England -5 6 £75,000 +30.43% 2
Midlands +24 5 £62,500 +4.17%
West Midlands +13 4 £62,500 +4.17%
Yorkshire +33 2 £75,000 +25.00% 1
North East +11 2 £75,000 +20.00%
South West -13 2 £62,500 -
North West -32 2 £75,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £75,000 -
PCI QSA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 46 (97.87%) PCI DSS
2 34 (72.34%) Information Security
3 30 (63.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (61.70%) CISSP
5 17 (36.17%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (34.04%) Finance
7 14 (29.79%) CISM
8 13 (27.66%) Risk Management
9 10 (21.28%) GDPR
10 9 (19.15%) NIST 800
11 8 (17.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
12 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.77%) Business Development
13 6 (12.77%) Network Security
13 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
13 6 (12.77%) Security Architecture
14 5 (10.64%) PA-DSS
14 5 (10.64%) SailPoint
14 5 (10.64%) CyberArk
14 5 (10.64%) Data Privacy
14 5 (10.64%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (10.64%) Internal Audit
14 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
14 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (10.64%) CISA
14 5 (10.64%) NetIQ
15 4 (8.51%) COBIT
15 4 (8.51%) CLAS

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Network Security
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Consultant
1 27 (57.45%) Security Consultant
2 11 (23.40%) Senior Consultant
2 11 (23.40%) Senior Security Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) CISSP Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Governance Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Security Specialist
8 1 (2.13%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) CESG
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Information Security
2 17 (36.17%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (27.66%) Risk Management
4 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.77%) Business Development
5 6 (12.77%) Security Architecture
6 5 (10.64%) Data Privacy
6 5 (10.64%) Internal Audit
6 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.51%) Presales
8 3 (6.38%) ISMS
8 3 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.26%) Data Security
9 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) ITIL
9 2 (4.26%) Project Management
9 2 (4.26%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) CISSP
2 14 (29.79%) CISM
3 5 (10.64%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (10.64%) CISA
3 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) CLAS
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) SANS
6 2 (4.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (2.13%) CISMP
7 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (97.87%) PCI DSS
2 30 (63.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (21.28%) GDPR
4 9 (19.15%) NIST 800
5 8 (17.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (10.64%) PA-DSS
7 4 (8.51%) COBIT
8 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (4.26%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) CyberArk
1 5 (10.64%) NetIQ
2 1 (2.13%) SAP