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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 836 810 858
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 14 36 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.038% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.040% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 15
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £47,500 £35,950
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
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
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
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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 -4 5 £55,000 -26.66% 3
East Midlands +10 4 £42,500 -29.16%
North West -14 2 £37,000 -38.33%
South East -26 2 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West - 1 £80,000 -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 28 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (55.56%) Information Security
3 13 (36.11%) OSCP
4 11 (30.56%) OSCE
5 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 9 (25.00%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) Firewall
7 7 (19.44%) SQL
7 7 (19.44%) CISSP
7 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
8 6 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 6 (16.67%) OWASP
8 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.89%) WAN
9 5 (13.89%) LAN
9 5 (13.89%) CEH
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (11.11%) Metasploit
10 4 (11.11%) Nessus
10 4 (11.11%) Retail
10 4 (11.11%) Finance
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.33%) VPN
11 3 (8.33%) Java

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
1 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (55.56%) Information Security
3 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 6 (16.67%) OWASP
4 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.56%) Test Management
8 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) OSCP
2 11 (30.56%) OSCE
3 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) CISSP
5 5 (13.89%) CEH
5 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) GCIH
6 1 (2.78%) GWAPT
6 1 (2.78%) GPEN
6 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Nmap
2 1 (2.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Nessus
2 2 (5.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) Juniper
1 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
1 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
1 1 (2.78%) Coverity
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