Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1133 1158 1222
Rank change year-on-year +25 +64 +48
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 26 35 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 28
UK median annual salary £65,000 £56,250 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% -11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £74,750 £96,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £37,500 £61,250
% change year-on-year - -38.78% -

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 21,907 21,616 25,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.25% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16,641 16,030 19,928
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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
London +47 25 £65,000 -20.00% 1
England +13 25 £65,000 +15.56% 1
UK excluding London +14 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 25 (96.15%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
3 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (57.69%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (57.69%) ISAE 3402
3 15 (57.69%) GDPR
4 12 (46.15%) Finance
5 9 (34.62%) Tandem
5 9 (34.62%) Validation
5 9 (34.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (34.62%) Line Management
5 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (30.77%) NIST 800
6 8 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (30.77%) Data Security
6 8 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
6 8 (30.77%) Data Protection
7 7 (26.92%) CISSP
8 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Market Research
8 6 (23.08%) Due Diligence
8 6 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
9 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (19.23%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (19.23%) Fintech
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) CISA

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Remote Desktop
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security Specialist
1 13 (50.00%) Information Specialist
1 13 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 11 (42.31%) Risk Manager
3 9 (34.62%) Technology Risk Manager
4 8 (30.77%) Compliance Specialist
4 8 (30.77%) Security Compliance Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Associate Director
6 1 (3.85%) Associate Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Compliance Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Tandem
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Fintech
3 4 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.69%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
3 15 (57.69%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (34.62%) Line Management
4 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (34.62%) Validation
5 8 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 8 (30.77%) Data Security
5 8 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (23.08%) Due Diligence
6 6 (23.08%) Market Research
7 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) Global Marketing
9 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
9 1 (3.85%) CRM
9 1 (3.85%) ERP
9 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CISSP
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) CISA
3 5 (19.23%) CISM
4 1 (3.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) GDPR
1 15 (57.69%) ISAE 3402
1 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (30.77%) NIST 800
4 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.85%) FedRAMP
5 1 (3.85%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft