Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1085 1172 1130
Rank change year-on-year +87 -42 +113
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 13 34 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.065% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 37
UK median annual salary £130,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% +13.04% +29.21%
10th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £135,000 £73,375 £96,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £130,000 - £55,000

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 20,015 22,013 20,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 12.82% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14,521 16,973 15,882
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,625 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +73 13 £130,000 +100.00% 1
London +76 11 £57,500 -11.54% 1
UK excluding London +69 2 £130,000 -
South East +30 2 £130,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (92.31%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (84.62%) ISAE 3402
4 10 (76.92%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (76.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (76.92%) Line Management
4 10 (76.92%) Risk Management
4 10 (76.92%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
6 2 (15.38%) HIPAA
6 2 (15.38%) NAS
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (15.38%) SIEM
6 2 (15.38%) Taxonomies
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Coaching
6 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (15.38%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (15.38%) SABSA
6 2 (15.38%) Internet of Things
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services

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 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Risk Manager
1 10 (76.92%) Technology Risk Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Internet of Things
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (92.31%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (76.92%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (76.92%) Line Management
3 10 (76.92%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (76.92%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Data Encryption
5 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) SABSA
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISM
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (15.38%) GAMP
3 2 (15.38%) GDPR
3 2 (15.38%) HIPAA
3 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines