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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 118 123 107
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Average salary £19,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.71% +6.06%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +7.22%
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
1504 1605 1303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.19% 83.99% 81.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1277 1035
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 9 (69.23%) PCI DSS
3 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 8 (61.54%) Risk Management
3 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Security Management
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) UNIX
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) Network Design
4 7 (53.85%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (53.85%) Server Hardening
4 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
5 4 (30.77%) Legal
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
6 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
6 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (7.69%) Publishing
8 1 (7.69%) Life Science

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) UNIX
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Security Management
2 8 (61.54%) Risk Management
2 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 7 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (53.85%) Server Hardening
3 7 (53.85%) Network Design
3 7 (53.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) PCI DSS
2 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001