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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 122 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.15% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.39% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.06%
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
1596 1270 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.35% 79.82% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1011 1433
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014. 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 -16 2 - -
Knutsford -10 1 £35,000 +19.14%
Security Testing
North West

Security Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) SSCP
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
1 2 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) CEH
1 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) ISMS
1 2 (40.00%) RMADS
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Testing Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
1 2 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (40.00%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) ISMS
1 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) SSCP
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS