The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 848 847 845
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 22 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.014% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.015% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 21
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £47,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £64,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
Security Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100841 95105 100917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.52% 94.58% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83428 79799 86766
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester across the England region.

Security Tester Salary Trend in England

Security Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in England

Security Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
London +14 12 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands -11 4 £20,250 -63.18% 1
South East -7 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North West -11 2 £50,000 -16.66%
Yorkshire -27 2 £25,000 -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 52 (72.22%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (40.28%) PCI DSS
3 27 (37.50%) Information Security
4 26 (36.11%) Security Testing
5 24 (33.33%) OSCP
5 24 (33.33%) .NET
6 23 (31.94%) Windows
6 23 (31.94%) CEH
7 21 (29.17%) CISSP
8 18 (25.00%) Linux
8 18 (25.00%) PHP
8 18 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 17 (23.61%) Java
10 15 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 14 (19.44%) Firewall
12 13 (18.06%) OSCE
12 13 (18.06%) Open Source
13 12 (16.67%) Apple iOS
13 12 (16.67%) Windows Phone
13 12 (16.67%) Android
13 12 (16.67%) Finance
14 11 (15.28%) Degree
14 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
15 10 (13.89%) Wireless
16 9 (12.50%) GIAC
16 9 (12.50%) Objective-C
16 9 (12.50%) Python
16 9 (12.50%) VoIP
16 9 (12.50%) VPN

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.56%) IIS
1 4 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) Firewall
2 10 (13.89%) Wireless
3 9 (12.50%) VoIP
3 9 (12.50%) VPN
4 4 (5.56%) WAN
4 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Retail
3 8 (11.11%) Games
3 8 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Open Source
2 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Windows
2 18 (25.00%) Linux
3 12 (16.67%) Android
3 12 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 12 (16.67%) Windows Phone
4 8 (11.11%) CentOS
4 8 (11.11%) Debian
4 8 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.56%) AIX
5 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (72.22%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (37.50%) Information Security
3 26 (36.11%) Security Testing
4 18 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 18 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (11.11%) Information Management
5 8 (11.11%) Test Management
6 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.33%) OWASP
8 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (5.56%) Project Management
10 3 (4.17%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.17%) SIEM
11 2 (2.78%) Test Strategy
11 2 (2.78%) Cyber Security
11 2 (2.78%) Data Protection
11 2 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (1.39%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) PHP
2 17 (23.61%) Java
3 9 (12.50%) Objective-C
3 9 (12.50%) Ruby
3 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) C
3 9 (12.50%) Python
4 8 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (33.33%) OSCP
2 23 (31.94%) CEH
3 21 (29.17%) CISSP
4 13 (18.06%) OSCE
5 11 (15.28%) Degree
5 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
6 9 (12.50%) GPEN
6 9 (12.50%) GIAC
6 9 (12.50%) CISMP
7 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (40.28%) PCI DSS
2 15 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Nmap
2 4 (5.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Nessus
2 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.78%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.17%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.39%) Apple
3 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.39%) Coverity
3 1 (1.39%) HP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco
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