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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 246 311 328
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +17
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 59 45 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.34% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.41% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 50 33 2
Average salary £65,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.84% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £75,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +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
8703 10921 9676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 86.05% 83.69% 81.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7398 9143 8322
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,001 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 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 28 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 45 (55.56%) Finance
2 31 (38.27%) CISSP
3 26 (32.10%) Information Security
4 21 (25.93%) Java
5 20 (24.69%) Project Management
6 19 (23.46%) C#
7 18 (22.22%) C
7 18 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (22.22%) Network Security
8 17 (20.99%) Problem Management
9 16 (19.75%) Relational Database
9 16 (19.75%) .NET
10 15 (18.52%) Python
10 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 15 (18.52%) RDBMS
10 15 (18.52%) Selenium
10 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.28%) QA
11 14 (17.28%) Degree
11 14 (17.28%) C++
11 14 (17.28%) OWASP
12 13 (16.05%) Cyber Security
12 13 (16.05%) Struts
12 13 (16.05%) Spring
13 12 (14.81%) TDD
13 12 (14.81%) VMware
13 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
14 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
15 10 (12.35%) CEH
15 10 (12.35%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.47%) Node.js
1 2 (2.47%) nginx
1 2 (2.47%) Apache
1 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) IaaS
1 2 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.47%) Route 53
2 1 (1.23%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) Network Security
2 8 (9.88%) HTTP
3 6 (7.41%) Wireless Security
3 6 (7.41%) Wireless
4 5 (6.17%) Internet
5 2 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) Relational Database
2 15 (18.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.47%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.47%) SimpleDB
3 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.47%) Redis
3 2 (2.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) Selenium
2 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.88%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.64%) Jasmine
4 7 (8.64%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (7.41%) Capybara
5 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.17%) WATIR
6 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.94%) JMeter
8 3 (3.70%) JIRA
9 2 (2.47%) Appium
9 2 (2.47%) Mockito
9 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.47%) QUnit
9 2 (2.47%) jMock
10 1 (1.23%) JUnit
10 1 (1.23%) NUnit
10 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (55.56%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Analyst
2 13 (16.05%) Application Security Specialist
2 13 (16.05%) Applications Specialist
2 13 (16.05%) Security Specialist
3 11 (13.58%) Test Manager
4 9 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) Tester
5 6 (7.41%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (6.17%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.17%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) QA Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Information Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Security Manager
8 2 (2.47%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) Struts
2 13 (16.05%) Spring
3 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) HTML
3 5 (6.17%) RESTful
4 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.70%) XML
5 2 (2.47%) Apache Axis
5 2 (2.47%) Apache Flex
5 2 (2.47%) XSL
5 2 (2.47%) POSIX
5 2 (2.47%) XHTML
5 2 (2.47%) Flash
5 2 (2.47%) J2EE
5 2 (2.47%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) JSP
5 2 (2.47%) SOAP
5 2 (2.47%) WSDL
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.70%) CESG
5 2 (2.47%) User Experience
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Windows
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) Information Security
2 20 (24.69%) Project Management
3 18 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (20.99%) Problem Management
5 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.28%) OWASP
7 13 (16.05%) Cyber Security
8 12 (14.81%) TDD
8 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.35%) BDD
10 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
10 8 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Load Testing
11 7 (8.64%) Open Source
11 7 (8.64%) Test Strategy
11 7 (8.64%) DevOps
12 6 (7.41%) Automated Testing
13 5 (6.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (6.17%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) Java
2 19 (23.46%) C#
3 18 (22.22%) C
4 15 (18.52%) Python
5 14 (17.28%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.94%) PHP
7 3 (3.70%) SQL
7 3 (3.70%) Ruby
8 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (38.27%) CISSP
2 14 (17.28%) Degree
3 10 (12.35%) CEH
4 9 (11.11%) GPEN
4 9 (11.11%) CISA
5 8 (9.88%) CISM
6 4 (4.94%) ISEB
7 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.70%) OSCP
8 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.23%) GIAC
9 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.28%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Nmap
2 2 (2.47%) HAProxy
2 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.47%) Puppet
2 2 (2.47%) Nessus
3 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) VMware
2 5 (6.17%) McAfee
2 5 (6.17%) WorldPay
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle
4 3 (3.70%) Qualys
5 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.23%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.23%) Google
6 1 (1.23%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.23%) Facebook
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago