Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1125 1092 1199
Rank change year-on-year -33 +107 +46
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 52 182 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.090% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 63 132 83
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.41% -3.60% +38.89%
10th Percentile £51,500 £32,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +38.89%

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43458 54468 60879
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.46% 26.99% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33612 43941 48021
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in the UK

PCI QSA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PCI QSA in the UK

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PCI QSA over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for PCI QSA in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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
England -57 46 £60,000 - 1
London +6 25 £62,500 +60.26%
UK excluding London +21 19 £60,000 -4.00% 1
West Midlands +40 11 £60,000 -
Midlands +30 11 £60,000 +4.35%
South East +64 7 £60,000 -4.00%
South West 0 4 £60,000 -7.69%
East of England - 4 £60,000 -
North of England -21 3 £55,000 -6.38% 1
North West -44 3 £55,000 -
Scotland +16 2 £51,250 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 43 (82.69%) CISSP
1 43 (82.69%) PCI DSS
2 35 (67.31%) Information Security
3 33 (63.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (57.69%) Finance
5 23 (44.23%) CISM
6 21 (40.38%) Risk Management
7 14 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (23.08%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (23.08%) PA-DSS
9 12 (23.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 11 (21.15%) Security Architecture
11 10 (19.23%) CISA
12 9 (17.31%) Data Security
12 9 (17.31%) COBIT
12 9 (17.31%) Data Protection
12 9 (17.31%) GDPR
13 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
13 7 (13.46%) Presales
14 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.54%) NIST 800
14 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
14 6 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
14 6 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (11.54%) CISMP
15 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
15 5 (9.62%) Internal Audit

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
General
1 30 (57.69%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Consultant
2 23 (44.23%) Security Consultant
3 13 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
4 12 (23.08%) Compliance Manager
5 10 (19.23%) Senior Security Consultant
6 8 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (13.46%) Audit Consultant
7 7 (13.46%) Compliance Consultant
7 7 (13.46%) Risk Consultant
8 5 (9.62%) Security Manager
9 4 (7.69%) CISSP Consultant
9 4 (7.69%) IT Consultant
9 4 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) Data Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) Governance Manager
11 2 (3.85%) Principal Security Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) Senior Information Security Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.69%) Cybercrime
3 4 (7.69%) iPad
4 2 (3.85%) CESG
5 1 (1.92%) Blog
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Unix
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Information Security
2 21 (40.38%) Risk Management
3 14 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (21.15%) Security Architecture
6 9 (17.31%) Data Protection
6 9 (17.31%) Data Security
7 7 (13.46%) Presales
8 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.62%) Internal Audit
9 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
11 3 (5.77%) ISMS
11 3 (5.77%) ITIL
11 3 (5.77%) Line Management
11 3 (5.77%) Security Management
12 2 (3.85%) Information Security Management
12 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
12 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 43 (82.69%) CISSP
2 23 (44.23%) CISM
3 12 (23.08%) CESG Certified Professional
3 12 (23.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 10 (19.23%) CISA
5 6 (11.54%) CISMP
5 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) CLAS
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 2 (3.85%) ISEB
8 1 (1.92%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (82.69%) PCI DSS
2 33 (63.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (23.08%) PA-DSS
4 9 (17.31%) COBIT
4 9 (17.31%) GDPR
5 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (11.54%) NIST 800
5 6 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.85%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) SAP
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