The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 109 116 121
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 11 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 2
Average salary £52,500 £70,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +51.35%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
Security Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1394 1373 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.94% 79.97% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1020 1101
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Cheshire region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Security Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £53,500 -
Security Testing
North West

Security Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) Security Management
2 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
2 11 (73.33%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (73.33%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) UNIX
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Network Design
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (73.33%) PCI DSS
2 11 (73.33%) Security Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
3 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Degree

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) UNIX
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Security Management
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Assessment
1 11 (73.33%) Information Security
1 11 (73.33%) Network Design
1 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (73.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 11 (73.33%) Security Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
2 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
2 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (73.33%) PCI DSS