Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SSAE 16 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SSAE 16 over the 6 months to 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1038 1150 1172
Rank change year-on-year +112 +22 +65
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 32 21 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 24
UK median annual salary £66,250 £65,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £53,750 £41,375 £33,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £97,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 - £37,500

SSAE 16 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 18,163 21,708 21,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 13.20% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13,553 16,482 16,171
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SSAE 16
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSAE 16 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SSAE 16.

Salary trend for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSAE 16 over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SSAE 16 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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 +126 32 £66,250 +1.92% 1
London +96 29 £75,000 +15.38% 1
UK excluding London +86 3 £57,500 - 1
South East - 3 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT jobs citing SSAE 16 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for SSAE 16.

1 31 (96.88%) Risk Management
2 30 (93.75%) Finance
3 29 (90.63%) ISAE 3402
4 28 (87.50%) Line Management
5 27 (84.38%) Information Security
6 26 (81.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (81.25%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (81.25%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (12.50%) COBIT
8 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (9.38%) NIST
9 2 (6.25%) GDPR
9 2 (6.25%) Data Privacy
9 2 (6.25%) Data Governance
9 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
9 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (6.25%) Legal
10 1 (3.13%) ITIL
10 1 (3.13%) CISSP
10 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (3.13%) CISM
10 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
10 1 (3.13%) QA
10 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (3.13%) Remediation Plan
10 1 (3.13%) Due Diligence

SSAE 16
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:

General
1 30 (93.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (87.50%) Risk Manager
2 19 (59.38%) Technology Risk Manager
3 11 (34.38%) IT Manager
3 11 (34.38%) IT Risk Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) IT Governance Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) Risk Management
2 28 (87.50%) Line Management
3 27 (84.38%) Information Security
4 26 (81.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 26 (81.25%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (81.25%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.25%) Data Governance
5 2 (6.25%) Data Privacy
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.13%) Due Diligence
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL
6 1 (3.13%) Remediation Plan
6 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CISM
1 1 (3.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (90.63%) ISAE 3402
2 4 (12.50%) COBIT
2 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (9.38%) NIST
4 2 (6.25%) GDPR
5 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.13%) QA
5 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley