Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1158 1145 1232
Rank change year-on-year -13 +87 +43
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 28 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 38 36
UK median annual salary £65,000 £61,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +37.22% -35.02%
10th Percentile £57,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,375 £101,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary - £55,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -20.00%

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 22,908 20,876 26,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 12.07% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17,533 16,108 20,947
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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
Top 5 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 23 June 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 -4 27 £65,000 +5.26% 5
London +12 25 £65,000 -23.53% 5
UK excluding London -30 3 - -
South East -4 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 24 (85.71%) Information Security
2 23 (82.14%) Finance
2 23 (82.14%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (78.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 22 (78.57%) ISAE 3402
3 22 (78.57%) Risk Management
4 20 (71.43%) Validation
5 19 (67.86%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (67.86%) Line Management
6 11 (39.29%) Tandem
7 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (21.43%) GDPR
9 5 (17.86%) Due Diligence
10 3 (10.71%) SaaS
10 3 (10.71%) Banking
10 3 (10.71%) ITIL
11 2 (7.14%) Windows
11 2 (7.14%) Linux
11 2 (7.14%) Python
11 2 (7.14%) CISSP
11 2 (7.14%) Sophos
11 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
11 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
11 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
11 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
11 2 (7.14%) Open Source
11 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (7.14%) Security Operations
11 2 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre

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 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
General
1 23 (82.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Risk Manager
2 20 (71.43%) Technology Risk Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Compliance Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Governance Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Information Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.57%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Security Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Tandem
2 2 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Information Security
2 23 (82.14%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (78.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 22 (78.57%) Risk Management
4 20 (71.43%) Validation
5 19 (67.86%) Line Management
5 19 (67.86%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (17.86%) Due Diligence
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 2 (7.14%) Open Source
8 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Security Operations
8 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
8 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
9 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) CISA
2 1 (3.57%) CISM
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (78.57%) ISAE 3402
2 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (21.43%) GDPR
4 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
5 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Sophos