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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 270 306 315
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +9
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 32 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 15
Average salary £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £57,500 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £83,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
8165 9829 9913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 84.82% 83.13% 82.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7000 8160 8736
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 51 (57.30%) Finance
2 38 (42.70%) C#
3 33 (37.08%) Java
4 31 (34.83%) .NET
4 31 (34.83%) Information Security
4 31 (34.83%) CISSP
5 29 (32.58%) C++
5 29 (32.58%) C
6 27 (30.34%) OWASP
7 19 (21.35%) Degree
7 19 (21.35%) Relational Database
8 18 (20.22%) Cyber Security
8 18 (20.22%) Spring
8 18 (20.22%) Struts
8 18 (20.22%) Python
8 18 (20.22%) RDBMS
8 18 (20.22%) Project Management
9 17 (19.10%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (19.10%) Problem Management
10 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
11 15 (16.85%) Windows
12 14 (15.73%) QA
12 14 (15.73%) Selenium
13 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
14 12 (13.48%) VMware
15 11 (12.36%) IBM
15 11 (12.36%) Apache
15 11 (12.36%) WebLogic
15 11 (12.36%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (12.36%) WebLogic
1 11 (12.36%) Apache
2 8 (8.99%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) HTTP
2 9 (10.11%) Network Security
3 6 (6.74%) Wireless Security
3 6 (6.74%) Wireless
4 5 (5.62%) Internet
5 3 (3.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) Relational Database
2 18 (20.22%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.99%) Big Data
4 3 (3.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Selenium
2 11 (12.36%) WebDriver
3 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
3 9 (10.11%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.11%) SpecFlow
3 9 (10.11%) Capybara
3 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.99%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (8.99%) WATIR
4 8 (8.99%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.37%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.25%) Firebug
6 2 (2.25%) JIRA
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.12%) JMeter
7 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.12%) Behat
7 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (57.30%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Applications Specialist
1 18 (20.22%) Security Specialist
1 18 (20.22%) Application Security Specialist
2 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Tester
4 7 (7.87%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (6.74%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.62%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (5.62%) Team Leader
6 5 (5.62%) QA Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Security Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Information Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Tester
7 4 (4.49%) Application Security Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.49%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.83%) .NET
2 18 (20.22%) Struts
2 18 (20.22%) Spring
3 8 (8.99%) RESTful
4 6 (6.74%) HTML
5 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.37%) CSS
7 2 (2.25%) JSP
7 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
8 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.12%) Web Services
8 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.99%) Semantic Web
4 7 (7.87%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.49%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.25%) CESG
6 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.25%) DTV
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) RMADS
7 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.85%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Android
2 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
3 8 (8.99%) UNIX
4 7 (7.87%) Linux
5 3 (3.37%) Debian
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Information Security
2 27 (30.34%) OWASP
3 18 (20.22%) Cyber Security
3 18 (20.22%) Project Management
4 17 (19.10%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (19.10%) Problem Management
5 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
7 11 (12.36%) Open Source
7 11 (12.36%) BDD
7 11 (12.36%) Automated Testing
8 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.24%) TDD
8 10 (11.24%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.11%) Load Testing
10 8 (8.99%) DevOps
11 7 (7.87%) Manual Testing
11 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.62%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.70%) C#
2 33 (37.08%) Java
3 29 (32.58%) C++
3 29 (32.58%) C
4 18 (20.22%) Python
5 6 (6.74%) SQL
6 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) CISSP
2 19 (21.35%) Degree
3 11 (12.36%) GPEN
4 8 (8.99%) CEH
4 8 (8.99%) CSSLP
4 8 (8.99%) GWAPT
5 7 (7.87%) CISA
5 7 (7.87%) CISM
6 5 (5.62%) OSCP
7 1 (1.12%) OSCE
7 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) GIAC
7 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.12%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) CCNA
7 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) QA
2 9 (10.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (8.99%) HIPAA
4 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) AppDetective
2 2 (2.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) VMware
2 11 (12.36%) IBM
3 8 (8.99%) HP
4 4 (4.49%) WorldPay
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco
7 1 (1.12%) Yahoo!
7 1 (1.12%) SOASTA, Inc
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