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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 889 934
Rank change year-on-year +52 +45  
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 27 78 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.075% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 25 51 39
Median salary £60,000 £60,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.82% -3.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £33,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,800 £77,500 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £65,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year -7.69% +6.12%  

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 21229 28425 31013
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.75% 27.26% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16676 22869 24295
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 £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,400 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for PCI QSA in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 27 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 3 months to 24 April 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
England +40 21 £60,000 -2.43% 3
West Midlands +39 12 £60,000 -4.00%
Warwickshire - 7 £57,500 -
Birmingham +32 5 £60,000 -4.00%
South East +62 4 £60,000 +2.12%
Hampshire +22 4 £60,000 +60.00%
South West +18 4 £60,000 -7.69%
London +15 4 £61,250 +26.94% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £60,000 -
East of England - 4 £60,000 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £46,500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £60,000 -
Surrey - 4 £60,000 -
Somerset - 4 £60,000 -
Coventry - 4 £60,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £60,000 -
Southampton - 4 £60,000 -
Oxford - 4 £60,000 -
Bath - 4 £60,000 -
Guildford - 4 £60,000 -
North West -18 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Manchester -25 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Edinburgh - 2 £51,250 -
Scotland - 2 £51,250 -
City of London +34 1 £65,000 +94.02%
Leamington Spa - 1 £60,000 -
Warwick - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (87.32%) PCI DSS
2 38 (53.52%) Information Security
3 37 (52.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (50.70%) CISA
5 35 (49.30%) Finance
6 33 (46.48%) CISSP
7 31 (43.66%) Risk Management
8 20 (28.17%) SQL
8 20 (28.17%) Data Analysis
8 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (28.17%) Compliance Audit
8 20 (28.17%) Single Customer View
9 17 (23.94%) CISM
10 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
11 13 (18.31%) CESG Certified Professional
11 13 (18.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (16.90%) Data Protection
12 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (16.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 11 (15.49%) Management Information System
13 11 (15.49%) Security Architecture
13 11 (15.49%) Presales
13 11 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (15.49%) GDPR
14 9 (12.68%) Line Management
14 9 (12.68%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (11.27%) Banking
15 8 (11.27%) Data Protection Act

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:

Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Network Security
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (2.82%) Internet
General
1 35 (49.30%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Marketing
4 5 (7.04%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) Law
5 2 (2.82%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Consultant
2 21 (29.58%) Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Security Consultant
4 12 (16.90%) Audit Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Security Manager
5 11 (15.49%) Data Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Data Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Audit Consultant
7 7 (9.86%) Compliance Consultant
7 7 (9.86%) Risk Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Chief Security Officer
8 5 (7.04%) CIO
8 5 (7.04%) Compliance Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Data Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Data Protection Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Information Manager
8 5 (7.04%) IT Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.49%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.27%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.63%) Cybercrime
5 4 (5.63%) iPad
6 3 (4.23%) CESG
7 1 (1.41%) Blog
7 1 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) Information Security
2 31 (43.66%) Risk Management
3 20 (28.17%) Compliance Audit
3 20 (28.17%) Data Analysis
3 20 (28.17%) Single Customer View
4 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (18.31%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (16.90%) Data Protection
7 11 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (15.49%) Presales
7 11 (15.49%) Security Architecture
8 9 (12.68%) Line Management
8 9 (12.68%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (9.86%) OWASP
10 6 (8.45%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (8.45%) Information Security Management
10 6 (8.45%) IT Audit
10 6 (8.45%) Regulatory Compliance
10 6 (8.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (50.70%) CISA
2 33 (46.48%) CISSP
3 17 (23.94%) CISM
4 13 (18.31%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (8.45%) CISMP
5 6 (8.45%) Degree
5 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.04%) CLAS
6 5 (7.04%) ISSAP
7 3 (4.23%) ISEB
8 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (87.32%) PCI DSS
2 37 (52.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (15.49%) GDPR
4 7 (9.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (8.45%) COBIT
5 6 (8.45%) ISO27002
6 5 (7.04%) ISO22301
7 4 (5.63%) PA-DSS
7 4 (5.63%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (1.41%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco
2 4 (5.63%) VMware
3 2 (2.82%) CA
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
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