Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1145 1211 1257
Rank change year-on-year +66 +46 +50
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 36 38 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 29 35 44
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -20.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £45,525
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -34.78% +4.55% +37.50%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21589 26099 28063
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.21% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16166 20731 22027
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Top 7 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 18 August 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 +65 36 £55,000 -8.33% 1
UK excluding London +62 20 £37,500 -34.78%
London +43 14 £80,000 +28.00% 1
South East +74 11 £55,000 -15.38%
North of England -8 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Yorkshire +25 8 £37,500 -
North West -25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing SSAE 16 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 SSAE 16.

1 25 (69.44%) Information Security
2 20 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (47.22%) Network Security
4 15 (41.67%) Linux
5 14 (38.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (38.89%) Firewall
6 13 (36.11%) SaaS
6 13 (36.11%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (33.33%) ITIL
8 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
9 10 (27.78%) CISSP
9 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (27.78%) Google
9 10 (27.78%) Mentoring
10 9 (25.00%) Degree
10 9 (25.00%) Data Protection
10 9 (25.00%) Identity Management
10 9 (25.00%) CISM
11 8 (22.22%) PCI DSS
11 8 (22.22%) Force.com
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (22.22%) Splunk
11 8 (22.22%) DevOps
12 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (19.44%) Security Monitoring
12 7 (19.44%) Security Management
12 7 (19.44%) Finance
12 7 (19.44%) Windows
13 6 (16.67%) Unix

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) CMS
1 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
1 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) SaaS
2 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (22.22%) Force.com
3 8 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (13.89%) IaaS
4 5 (13.89%) PaaS
5 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) Network Security
2 14 (38.89%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) BGP
5 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.56%) Skype
5 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.11%) Digital Economy
4 3 (8.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
1 15 (41.67%) Security Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) IT Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) IT Security Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Information Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Information Security Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) IT Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Compliance Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Information Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Governance Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Governance Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Risk Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Risk Manager
5 3 (8.33%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.11%) User Experience
5 3 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (5.56%) Fintech
6 2 (5.56%) HP Storage
6 2 (5.56%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (5.56%) Replication
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 6 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 2 (5.56%) Debian
4 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Information Security
2 13 (36.11%) Identity Access Management
3 12 (33.33%) ITIL
4 10 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 9 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 9 (25.00%) Identity Management
6 8 (22.22%) DevOps
7 7 (19.44%) Security Management
7 7 (19.44%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (16.67%) Project Management
8 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.67%) Service Management
9 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
10 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
10 4 (11.11%) Threat Management
10 4 (11.11%) Transition Management
10 4 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.56%) Go
1 2 (5.56%) Java
1 2 (5.56%) Perl
1 2 (5.56%) Python
1 2 (5.56%) Ruby
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) CISSP
2 9 (25.00%) CISM
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
3 6 (16.67%) CISA
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) CCAA
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CCA
6 1 (2.78%) CNA
6 1 (2.78%) CNE
6 1 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.78%) Novell Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (38.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (13.89%) GDPR
6 3 (8.33%) COBIT
7 2 (5.56%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (5.56%) Solvency II
8 1 (2.78%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) iptables
2 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Ansible
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.56%) Icinga
3 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Nagios
3 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.56%) Prometheus
3 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.56%) Terraform
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Google
2 8 (22.22%) Splunk
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
4 2 (5.56%) Brocade
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) NetApp
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat