Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1152 1205 1207
Rank change year-on-year +53 +2 +98
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 28 27 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 67
UK median annual salary £80,000 £64,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.51% +28.50% -
10th Percentile £40,750 £42,125 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,250 £87,500 £82,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +25.00% -2.22%

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 22803 23882 27600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.82% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17241 18914 21886
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +13 28 £80,000 +24.51% 2
London +3 18 £80,000 +4.23%
UK excluding London +25 8 £52,500 -4.55% 2
South East +27 7 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 19 (67.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (53.57%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) Information Security
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (39.29%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) Finance
6 10 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
7 9 (32.14%) Python
7 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
7 9 (32.14%) Open Source
7 9 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (28.57%) Firewall
8 8 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 8 (28.57%) GDPR
9 7 (25.00%) IT Strategy
9 7 (25.00%) Security Operations
9 7 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (25.00%) Sophos
9 7 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
9 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (21.43%) Degree
10 6 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (21.43%) DevOps
11 5 (17.86%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (17.86%) IaaS
11 5 (17.86%) SaaS
11 5 (17.86%) Data Protection

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) IaaS
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
2 4 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) Skype
5 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 7 (25.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 7 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 7 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 7 (25.00%) Senior Security Specialist
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Compliance Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Governance Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Security Compliance Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Finance Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Governance Manager
3 3 (10.71%) IT Manager
3 3 (10.71%) IT Security Manager
3 3 (10.71%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 7 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (7.14%) Fintech
5 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
5 2 (7.14%) Replication
5 2 (7.14%) User Experience
6 1 (3.57%) Equities
6 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Debian
3 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Information Security
2 12 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
4 9 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (32.14%) Open Source
5 7 (25.00%) IT Strategy
5 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (21.43%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
7 5 (17.86%) Validation
8 4 (14.29%) Change Management
8 4 (14.29%) Data Security
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.29%) Security Management
8 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
1 9 (32.14%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (17.86%) C
4 2 (7.14%) Go
4 2 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) CISA
2 4 (14.29%) CISSP
3 3 (10.71%) CISM
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (7.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CNE
5 1 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (67.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (28.57%) GDPR
3 7 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (17.86%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (10.71%) PMO
6 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) iptables
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (7.14%) Icinga
3 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Prometheus
3 2 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Sophos
2 2 (7.14%) Google
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) VMware