Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1137 1191 1261
Rank change year-on-year +54 +70 +50
Permanent jobs citing SSAE 16 26 26 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 41
UK median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,375 £41,000
90th Percentile £97,375 £87,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% -

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 21845 25080 27818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.08% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16220 19832 21995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SSAE 16 in the UK

SSAE 16
Top 9 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 18 October 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 +75 26 £80,000 +23.08% 2
London +1 15 £80,000 +16.79% 1
UK excluding London +65 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North of England +21 7 £37,500 -6.25%
Yorkshire +26 6 £37,500 -3.23%
South East +58 1 - - 1
North West -4 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 17 (65.38%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (46.15%) Firewall
4 12 (46.15%) Network Security
5 11 (42.31%) Linux
6 10 (38.46%) SaaS
7 9 (34.62%) DevOps
8 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (30.77%) Google
8 8 (30.77%) Identity Management
8 8 (30.77%) GDPR
8 8 (30.77%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (26.92%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) Degree
9 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
10 6 (23.08%) Force.com
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (23.08%) Splunk
10 6 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (19.23%) IT Audit
11 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
11 5 (19.23%) Ansible
11 5 (19.23%) Docker
11 5 (19.23%) Puppet
11 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
11 5 (19.23%) Data Security
11 5 (19.23%) Finance
11 5 (19.23%) Windows

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 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) SaaS
2 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (23.08%) Force.com
3 6 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (15.38%) IaaS
4 4 (15.38%) PaaS
5 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Firewall
1 12 (46.15%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) BGP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) Skype
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Economy
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
1 11 (42.31%) Security Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) IT Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) IT Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) IT Security Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) IT Security Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Compliance Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Security Compliance Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Governance Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Governance Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) PMO Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 3 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (11.54%) Fintech
3 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Debian
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) CentOS
4 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Information Security
2 9 (34.62%) DevOps
3 8 (30.77%) Identity Management
3 8 (30.77%) Security Monitoring
4 7 (26.92%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
5 5 (19.23%) Data Security
5 5 (19.23%) IT Audit
5 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 4 (15.38%) Service Management
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) BCP
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.54%) Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.54%) C
1 3 (11.54%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) Go
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) CISSP
3 2 (7.69%) CISA
3 2 (7.69%) CNE
3 2 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Novell Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (30.77%) GDPR
4 3 (11.54%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (11.54%) PMO
5 2 (7.69%) HIPAA
6 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
2 3 (11.54%) iptables
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Ansible
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
2 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.69%) Icinga
3 2 (7.69%) Nagios
3 2 (7.69%) Prometheus
3 2 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Google
2 6 (23.08%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) VMware