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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16
UK
Rank 843 930 932
Rank change year-on-year +87 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 21 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 19
Median salary £66,000 £44,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -23.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £59,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% +10.00%  

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 10240 13615 13571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.11% 13.17% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8081 10764 10499
Median salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

SSAE 16
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSAE 16 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Top 8 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +92 21 £66,000 +50.00% 2
South East +72 11 £55,000 +25.00% 2
London +85 10 £85,000 +58.13%
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £55,000 +25.00%
High Wycombe +9 7 £55,000 +46.66%
Surrey +41 1 £57,500 - 1
Abingdon - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

SSAE 16
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (84.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (63.16%) Finance
3 16 (42.11%) Management Information System
4 15 (39.47%) Windows
5 13 (34.21%) Linux
5 13 (34.21%) Degree
6 12 (31.58%) COBIT
7 11 (28.95%) Supplier Management
8 10 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (26.32%) Information Security
8 10 (26.32%) Internal Audit
9 9 (23.68%) CREST Certified
9 9 (23.68%) SANS
9 9 (23.68%) Threat Modelling
9 9 (23.68%) GIAC
9 9 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
10 6 (15.79%) Open Source
10 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
10 6 (15.79%) logstash
10 6 (15.79%) Splunk
10 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (15.79%) GPEN
10 6 (15.79%) OSCP
10 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (15.79%) WMI
10 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
10 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
10 6 (15.79%) GCFA

SSAE 16
Top Related 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (15.79%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (63.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) IT Manager
1 16 (42.11%) IT Risk Manager
1 16 (42.11%) Risk Manager
2 11 (28.95%) Governance Manager
2 11 (28.95%) IT Governance Manager
3 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 8 (21.05%) Information Risk Manager
4 8 (21.05%) Information Systems Manager
5 6 (15.79%) Architect
5 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 6 (15.79%) Principal Architect
5 6 (15.79%) SOC Manager
6 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (10.53%) COBIT Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Operations Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Security Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (10.53%) HP Storage
3 4 (10.53%) HP StoreVirtual
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Supplier Management
2 10 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (26.32%) Information Security
2 10 (26.32%) Internal Audit
3 9 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Threat Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (15.79%) Open Source
4 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
4 6 (15.79%) Security Operations
4 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.16%) Change Management
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.53%) IT Audit
6 4 (10.53%) IT Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
1 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 6 (15.79%) Python
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) CREST Certified
2 9 (23.68%) GIAC
2 9 (23.68%) SANS
3 6 (15.79%) GCFA
3 6 (15.79%) GPEN
3 6 (15.79%) OSCP
4 4 (10.53%) CCAA
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (10.53%) MCSE
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.89%) CISSP
6 1 (2.63%) CCA
6 1 (2.63%) CISA
6 1 (2.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (84.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (31.58%) COBIT
3 5 (13.16%) QA
4 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
5 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.63%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.53%) Terminal Services
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) logstash
1 6 (15.79%) WMI
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) SCOM
2 4 (10.53%) SCVMM
2 4 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Sophos
1 6 (15.79%) Splunk
2 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
2 4 (10.53%) Brocade
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
2 4 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
3 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL
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