Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 350 348
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +32
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 3 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.024% 0.065% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.29% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
North West median annual salary £75,000 £66,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £70,000 £49,875 £56,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,625 £72,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £53,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +39.53% -10.42% -

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,549 2,781 3,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.05% 22.55% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,937 2,143 2,492
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PCI QSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in the North West

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for PCI QSA in the North West

PCI QSA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Manchester +5 3 £75,000 +13.21% 1
PCI QSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) SailPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) CyberArk
2 2 (66.67%) Data Privacy
2 2 (66.67%) GDPR
2 2 (66.67%) NIST 800
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) NetIQ
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) Business Development
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SailPoint
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Development
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (66.67%) Data Privacy
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) GDPR
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) NIST 800
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CyberArk
1 2 (66.67%) NetIQ