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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 848 881 857
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 61 48 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.048% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.050% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 50 44 47
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £71,250 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.91% +4.54%
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
90816 95785 94380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.15% 96.49% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77032 80058 76663
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 +24 32 £50,000 - 7
South East +24 14 £58,750 +80.76% 4
North West +15 12 £95,000 +65.21% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £63,750 - 2
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 78 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (58.24%) Windows
3 52 (57.14%) Information Security
4 39 (42.86%) Linux
5 34 (37.36%) Security Testing
6 29 (31.87%) CREST Certified
7 28 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 28 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 26 (28.57%) Nessus
8 26 (28.57%) OSCP
9 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 23 (25.27%) Network Security
11 22 (24.18%) CEH
11 22 (24.18%) Risk Management
12 21 (23.08%) Nmap
12 21 (23.08%) DV Cleared
13 20 (21.98%) Firewall
14 19 (20.88%) Wireless
14 19 (20.88%) SQL
15 18 (19.78%) Vulnerability Management
16 17 (18.68%) Reverse Engineering
16 17 (18.68%) QA
16 17 (18.68%) Java
17 16 (17.58%) Python
17 16 (17.58%) Unix
17 16 (17.58%) Security Management
17 16 (17.58%) Qualys
18 14 (15.38%) Finance
18 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 14 (15.38%) C

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 23 (25.27%) Network Security
3 20 (21.98%) Firewall
4 19 (20.88%) Wireless
5 12 (13.19%) LAN
5 12 (13.19%) WAN
6 6 (6.59%) VoIP
7 4 (4.40%) VPN
8 2 (2.20%) HTTP
9 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.10%) Internet
9 1 (1.10%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Metasploit
2 5 (5.49%) Burp Suite
3 2 (2.20%) AppScan
4 1 (1.10%) Paros
General
1 14 (15.38%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.99%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Law
4 4 (4.40%) Marketing
4 4 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (6.59%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.09%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (10.99%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.10%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) SCADA
6 1 (1.10%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 53 (58.24%) Windows
2 39 (42.86%) Linux
3 16 (17.58%) Unix
4 11 (12.09%) Solaris
5 10 (10.99%) Android
5 10 (10.99%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.49%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.30%) Kali Linux
9 1 (1.10%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 52 (57.14%) Information Security
3 34 (37.36%) Security Testing
4 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 22 (24.18%) Risk Management
6 18 (19.78%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (18.68%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (17.58%) Security Management
9 13 (14.29%) OWASP
10 11 (12.09%) Security Architecture
10 11 (12.09%) Social Engineering
11 10 (10.99%) Compliance Audit
11 10 (10.99%) Network Design
11 10 (10.99%) Open Source
11 10 (10.99%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (10.99%) SDLC
11 10 (10.99%) Server Hardening
11 10 (10.99%) Software Audit
11 10 (10.99%) Time Management
12 7 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) SQL
2 17 (18.68%) Java
3 16 (17.58%) Python
4 14 (15.38%) C
4 14 (15.38%) C++
5 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) Perl
6 3 (3.30%) C#
7 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (31.87%) CREST Certified
2 28 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 26 (28.57%) OSCP
4 22 (24.18%) CEH
5 21 (23.08%) DV Cleared
6 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.09%) GIAC
8 9 (9.89%) GPEN
8 9 (9.89%) GWAPT
9 8 (8.79%) Degree
9 8 (8.79%) OSCE
10 6 (6.59%) CHECK Team Leader
10 6 (6.59%) GCIH
11 4 (4.40%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (2.20%) CISA
12 2 (2.20%) CISM
12 2 (2.20%) CISMP
12 2 (2.20%) CISSP
13 1 (1.10%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.68%) QA
2 14 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (13.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 9 (9.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (28.57%) Nessus
2 21 (23.08%) Nmap
3 12 (13.19%) OpenVAS
4 4 (4.40%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (2.20%) HP Fortify
6 1 (1.10%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Qualys
2 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.09%) Coverity
4 1 (1.10%) Acunetix
4 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco
4 1 (1.10%) Huawei
4 1 (1.10%) Netsparker
4 1 (1.10%) Sony
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 + an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago