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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 256 311 325
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 52 32 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.25% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.30% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 45 20 6
Average salary £70,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,750 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,500 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-12.62% +4.56%
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
8846 10616 9965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.34% 83.90% 82.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7581 8841 8628
Average salary £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.60% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 49 (55.06%) Finance
2 31 (34.83%) CISSP
3 29 (32.58%) Java
4 28 (31.46%) C#
5 27 (30.34%) Information Security
6 25 (28.09%) C
7 24 (26.97%) .NET
8 21 (23.60%) C++
8 21 (23.60%) Relational Database
9 20 (22.47%) OWASP
9 20 (22.47%) Python
9 20 (22.47%) RDBMS
9 20 (22.47%) Project Management
10 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (20.22%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (20.22%) Spring
11 18 (20.22%) Struts
11 18 (20.22%) Selenium
11 18 (20.22%) Cyber Security
12 17 (19.10%) Problem Management
13 16 (17.98%) QA
14 15 (16.85%) Degree
14 15 (16.85%) Network Security
15 13 (14.61%) TDD
15 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
16 12 (13.48%) VMware
16 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
16 12 (13.48%) Cucumber
16 12 (13.48%) BDD
17 10 (11.24%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.37%) Apache
2 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.25%) nginx
3 2 (2.25%) Node.js
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.25%) Route 53
1 2 (2.25%) IaaS
1 2 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) Network Security
2 9 (10.11%) HTTP
3 6 (6.74%) Wireless
3 6 (6.74%) Wireless Security
4 4 (4.49%) Internet
5 2 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) Relational Database
2 20 (22.47%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.25%) SimpleDB
3 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.25%) Redis
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Selenium
2 12 (13.48%) Cucumber
3 10 (11.24%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.99%) Jasmine
4 8 (8.99%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (7.87%) Capybara
5 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.74%) WATIR
7 4 (4.49%) JMeter
8 3 (3.37%) JIRA
8 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.25%) QUnit
9 2 (2.25%) Mockito
9 2 (2.25%) jMock
9 2 (2.25%) Firebug
9 2 (2.25%) Appium
10 1 (1.12%) TestLink
10 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (55.06%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.62%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Applications Specialist
1 18 (20.22%) Security Specialist
1 18 (20.22%) Application Security Specialist
2 16 (17.98%) Analyst
3 11 (12.36%) Test Manager
3 11 (12.36%) Tester
4 8 (8.99%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (7.87%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (5.62%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.37%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.37%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Security Manager
9 2 (2.25%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Security Tester
9 2 (2.25%) Web Tester
9 2 (2.25%) Penetration Test Consultant
9 2 (2.25%) Senior Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.97%) .NET
2 18 (20.22%) Spring
2 18 (20.22%) Struts
3 7 (7.87%) HTML
4 6 (6.74%) RESTful
5 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.49%) CSS
5 4 (4.49%) Web Services
6 3 (3.37%) XML
6 3 (3.37%) SOAP
7 2 (2.25%) JSP
7 2 (2.25%) J2EE
7 2 (2.25%) XSL
7 2 (2.25%) Flash
7 2 (2.25%) XHTML
7 2 (2.25%) POSIX
7 2 (2.25%) WSDL
7 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Axis
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) CESG
4 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.12%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Linux
3 3 (3.37%) UNIX
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) Information Security
2 20 (22.47%) Project Management
2 20 (22.47%) OWASP
3 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.22%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (20.22%) Cyber Security
5 17 (19.10%) Problem Management
6 13 (14.61%) TDD
7 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.48%) BDD
8 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.11%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.11%) Test Strategy
10 8 (8.99%) Open Source
10 8 (8.99%) DevOps
10 8 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Load Testing
10 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.74%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) Java
2 28 (31.46%) C#
3 25 (28.09%) C
4 21 (23.60%) C++
5 20 (22.47%) Python
6 7 (7.87%) SQL
7 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.49%) PHP
9 3 (3.37%) Ruby
10 1 (1.12%) Scala
10 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) CISSP
2 15 (16.85%) Degree
3 10 (11.24%) GPEN
4 9 (10.11%) CEH
5 8 (8.99%) CISA
6 7 (7.87%) CISM
7 4 (4.49%) ISEB
7 4 (4.49%) OSCP
8 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.12%) GIAC
10 1 (1.12%) CSSLP
10 1 (1.12%) GWAPT
10 1 (1.12%) OSCE
10 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.98%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.12%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Nmap
2 2 (2.25%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.25%) HAProxy
2 2 (2.25%) Nessus
3 1 (1.12%) AppDetective
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) VMware
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle
2 5 (5.62%) WorldPay
3 4 (4.49%) IBM
4 3 (3.37%) Qualys
4 3 (3.37%) McAfee
5 2 (2.25%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.12%) Facebook
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) NetSuite
City, London
JWResource
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago