Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1165 1134 1223
Rank change year-on-year -31 +89 +51
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 34 37 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.15% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 60
UK median annual salary £72,500 £57,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.09% +30.68% -16.19%
10th Percentile £55,750 £42,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £110,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +25.00% -26.67%

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 22,754 21,753 27,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 12.39% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,737 17,213 21,634
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,594 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SSAE 16 over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Top 6 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 February 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 34 £72,500 +26.09% 1
London +6 23 £76,250 -11.59% 1
UK excluding London -1 11 £52,500 -4.55%
South East -11 10 - -
Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 23 (67.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 22 (64.71%) Finance
3 21 (61.76%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (55.88%) Information Security
5 17 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (44.12%) Validation
7 14 (41.18%) Risk Management
7 14 (41.18%) ISAE 3402
8 13 (38.24%) Threat Modelling
9 11 (32.35%) Line Management
9 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
9 11 (32.35%) Linux
10 10 (29.41%) Python
10 10 (29.41%) Windows
10 10 (29.41%) Sophos
10 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (29.41%) Security Testing
10 10 (29.41%) Open Source
10 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
10 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (29.41%) Security Operations
10 10 (29.41%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (29.41%) IT Strategy
11 6 (17.65%) GDPR
11 6 (17.65%) SaaS
12 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
12 5 (14.71%) C
13 4 (11.76%) ITIL
13 4 (11.76%) CISSP
13 4 (11.76%) 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 6 (17.65%) SaaS
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
3 2 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) BGP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (64.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Risk Manager
2 12 (35.29%) Technology Risk Manager
3 10 (29.41%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 10 (29.41%) IT Security Specialist
3 10 (29.41%) Security Specialist
3 10 (29.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 10 (29.41%) Senior Security Specialist
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Compliance Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Governance Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Finance Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Governance Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Finance Manager
5 3 (8.82%) IT Governance Manager
5 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (8.82%) PMO Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Equities
5 1 (2.94%) Fintech
5 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 21 (61.76%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (55.88%) Information Security
4 15 (44.12%) Validation
5 14 (41.18%) Risk Management
6 13 (38.24%) Threat Modelling
7 11 (32.35%) Line Management
8 10 (29.41%) IT Strategy
8 10 (29.41%) Open Source
8 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (29.41%) Security Operations
8 10 (29.41%) Security Testing
8 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (11.76%) Change Management
9 4 (11.76%) Data Security
9 4 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (11.76%) ITIL
9 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.82%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
2 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 10 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) CISA
1 4 (11.76%) CISSP
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) CISM
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.88%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.94%) CNE
4 1 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (41.18%) ISAE 3402
3 6 (17.65%) GDPR
4 3 (8.82%) PMO
5 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
1 1 (2.94%) iptables
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Sophos