The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 241 222
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19  
Permanent jobs citing PCI QSA 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.058% 0.066% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Median salary £60,000 £53,250 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.67% -25.26%  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -3.84%  

PCI QSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1242 1585 1493
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.96% 26.02% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1138 1155
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in the West Midlands

PCI QSA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PCI QSA in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for PCI QSA in the West Midlands

PCI QSA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PCI QSA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PCI QSA in the West Midlands

PCI QSA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Birmingham +9 2 £60,000 -
Coventry -4 2 £60,000 +44.57%
Warwickshire +14 1 £75,000 +25.00%
PCI QSA
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 12 (92.31%) Information Security
1 12 (92.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (92.31%) PCI DSS
2 9 (69.23%) Risk Management
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) CISSP
4 6 (46.15%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (46.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 5 (38.46%) Regulatory Compliance
5 5 (38.46%) GDPR
5 5 (38.46%) Security Architecture
5 5 (38.46%) Data Protection
5 5 (38.46%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (30.77%) COBIT
6 4 (30.77%) CISMP
6 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (30.77%) CISM
6 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (30.77%) NIST 800
7 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (23.08%) ISEB
7 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (15.38%) Service Management
8 2 (15.38%) ITSM
8 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco IPT
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Audit Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Compliance Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Data Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Information Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Information Security
2 9 (69.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (38.46%) Data Protection
3 5 (38.46%) Regulatory Compliance
3 5 (38.46%) Security Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 2 (15.38%) Internal Audit
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) ITSM
6 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
7 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Presales
7 1 (7.69%) Security Auditing
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CISSP
2 6 (46.15%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (46.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 4 (30.77%) CISM
3 4 (30.77%) CISMP
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) CISA
6 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (92.31%) PCI DSS
2 5 (38.46%) GDPR
3 4 (30.77%) COBIT
3 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (30.77%) NIST 800
4 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (7.69%) PA-DSS