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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 93 108 122
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.82% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.90% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 4
Average salary £65,000 £52,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -27.58%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
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
1003 1562 1501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.65% 91.13% 84.28%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1175 1101
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 2016.

Security Testing Salary Histogram 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 28 April 2016. 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 +15 2 £65,000 +21.49%
Security Testing
North West

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
3 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Software Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Management
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001