Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1118 1116 1172
Rank change year-on-year -2 +56 -19
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 56 80 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.045% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34 59 80
UK median annual salary £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,919 45,410 57,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 25.73% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 31,751 36,089 45,942
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98% +4.19%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for PCI QSA in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 14 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 16 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
England -15 51 £75,000 +87.50% 5
UK excluding London +39 31 £75,000 +20.00% 2
London -29 15 £78,750 +142.31% 3
South East +26 13 £60,000 -11.11%
North of England +8 9 £75,000 +13.21%
Midlands +20 5 £62,500 +4.17% 1
West Midlands +6 4 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £75,000 -
North West -11 3 £75,000 +13.21%
South West +18 2 £62,500 - 1
North East - 2 £75,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £72,500 -
East of England - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 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 with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 54 (96.43%) PCI DSS
2 40 (71.43%) Information Security
3 38 (67.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (62.50%) CISSP
5 25 (44.64%) GDPR
6 23 (41.07%) CISM
7 18 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (30.36%) Management Information System
9 16 (28.57%) CISA
9 16 (28.57%) Finance
10 15 (26.79%) Network Security
11 13 (23.21%) NIST 800
12 12 (21.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
12 12 (21.43%) Security Architecture
12 12 (21.43%) Risk Management
13 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
13 10 (17.86%) Data Privacy
14 9 (16.07%) Presales
14 9 (16.07%) SIEM
14 9 (16.07%) Business Development
14 9 (16.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (14.29%) NetIQ
15 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 8 (14.29%) ISMS
15 8 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (14.29%) IT Audit
15 8 (14.29%) CyberArk
15 8 (14.29%) SailPoint

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 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Network Security
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.50%) Retail
4 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
5 4 (7.14%) Advertising
5 4 (7.14%) Banking
5 4 (7.14%) Games
5 4 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Consultant
2 30 (53.57%) Security Consultant
3 10 (17.86%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 8 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 8 (14.29%) Security Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Principal Consultant
5 7 (12.50%) Principal Security Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) Governance Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Security Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Auditor
8 4 (7.14%) Compliance Auditor
8 4 (7.14%) IT Auditor
8 4 (7.14%) IT Security Auditor
8 4 (7.14%) Security Auditor
9 3 (5.36%) Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) IT Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.14%) Cyberattack
2 4 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) CESG
4 1 (1.79%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Linux
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (71.43%) Information Security
2 18 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (21.43%) Risk Management
3 12 (21.43%) Security Architecture
4 10 (17.86%) Data Privacy
5 9 (16.07%) Business Development
5 9 (16.07%) Presales
5 9 (16.07%) SIEM
6 8 (14.29%) ISMS
6 8 (14.29%) IT Audit
6 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
7 7 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 7 (12.50%) Internal Audit
7 7 (12.50%) Security Management
8 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (7.14%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) CISSP
2 23 (41.07%) CISM
3 16 (28.57%) CISA
4 12 (21.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.50%) Degree
7 6 (10.71%) SANS
8 4 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (7.14%) GIAC
8 4 (7.14%) GSNA
8 4 (7.14%) IRCA
8 4 (7.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 3 (5.36%) CRISC
10 2 (3.57%) CCIE
10 2 (3.57%) CCNA
10 2 (3.57%) CCSA
10 2 (3.57%) CISMP
10 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (96.43%) PCI DSS
2 38 (67.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (44.64%) GDPR
4 13 (23.21%) NIST 800
5 9 (16.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (10.71%) COBIT
8 5 (8.93%) PA-DSS
9 3 (5.36%) HIPAA
9 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) CyberArk
1 8 (14.29%) NetIQ
2 1 (1.79%) SAP