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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 128 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £67,500 £33,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+104.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
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
1630 1285 1623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.33% 82.32% 77.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1033 1381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £25,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 -11 3 £67,500 +114.28%
Security Testing
North West

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CESG
2 2 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) CEH
2 2 (33.33%) SSCP
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) MS Project Server
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (33.33%) ISMS
2 2 (33.33%) RMADS
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) CLAS Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Testing Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) IT Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CESG
1 2 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (33.33%) RMADS
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) ISMS
2 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) SSCP
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft