The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 253 303 325
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +22
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 51 36 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.29% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.34% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 6
Average salary £65,000 £47,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.84% +31.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £73,250 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Security Testing
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
8932 10457 9598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.51% 82.87% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7510 8717 8338
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,875 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in the City of London

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the City of London

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 32 (49.23%) Finance
2 26 (40.00%) CISSP
3 20 (30.77%) Information Security
4 16 (24.62%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (24.62%) Project Management
5 15 (23.08%) Network Security
6 14 (21.54%) Java
7 13 (20.00%) Selenium
7 13 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (18.46%) Degree
8 12 (18.46%) QA
9 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
9 11 (16.92%) C
9 11 (16.92%) C#
10 10 (15.38%) .NET
10 10 (15.38%) CEH
10 10 (15.38%) Relational Database
11 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
11 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
11 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
11 9 (13.85%) TDD
11 9 (13.85%) VMware
11 9 (13.85%) RDBMS
11 9 (13.85%) Python
12 8 (12.31%) CISA
12 8 (12.31%) CISM
12 8 (12.31%) BDD
12 8 (12.31%) GPEN
12 8 (12.31%) OWASP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 (3.08%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.08%) Apache
1 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.08%) nginx
1 2 (3.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.08%) Route 53
1 2 (3.08%) IaaS
1 2 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.54%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) Network Security
2 6 (9.23%) Wireless Security
2 6 (9.23%) Wireless
2 6 (9.23%) HTTP
3 5 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.85%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.08%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Redis
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Selenium
2 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.69%) Jasmine
4 5 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (6.15%) Capybara
5 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.15%) JMeter
6 3 (4.62%) JIRA
6 3 (4.62%) WATIR
6 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.08%) QUnit
7 2 (3.08%) Mockito
7 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.08%) jMock
7 2 (3.08%) Appium
8 1 (1.54%) TestLink
8 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 32 (49.23%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 9 (13.85%) Tester
4 8 (12.31%) Security Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Applications Specialist
5 7 (10.77%) Security Specialist
5 7 (10.77%) Application Security Specialist
6 6 (9.23%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Senior QA Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Penetration Test Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) Spring
2 7 (10.77%) Struts
3 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) RESTful
4 3 (4.62%) XML
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) JSP
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) Apache Axis
5 2 (3.08%) Apache Flex
5 2 (3.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.08%) XSL
5 2 (3.08%) Flash
5 2 (3.08%) XHTML
5 2 (3.08%) POSIX
5 2 (3.08%) WSDL
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.69%) Open Source
3 3 (4.62%) CESG
3 3 (4.62%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
1 5 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) UNIX
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Information Security
2 16 (24.62%) Project Management
2 16 (24.62%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.85%) TDD
4 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.31%) BDD
5 8 (12.31%) OWASP
5 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.77%) Cyber Security
7 6 (9.23%) Load Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (7.69%) DevOps
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) Java
2 11 (16.92%) C
2 11 (16.92%) C#
3 9 (13.85%) Python
4 7 (10.77%) C++
5 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.15%) PHP
6 3 (4.62%) SQL
6 3 (4.62%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) Scala
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) CISSP
2 12 (18.46%) Degree
3 10 (15.38%) CEH
4 8 (12.31%) CISA
4 8 (12.31%) CISM
4 8 (12.31%) GPEN
5 4 (6.15%) ISEB
6 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) OSCP
7 2 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.54%) GIAC
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.54%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Nmap
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.08%) Nessus
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) VMware
2 5 (7.69%) McAfee
2 5 (7.69%) WorldPay
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) Qualys
5 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) Facebook
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) NetSuite
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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HFG
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago