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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 852 846 853
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 14 41 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.038% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.040% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 11 37 3
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,400 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +8.69%
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
95842 101955 94501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.21% 94.45% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 80836 83289 79215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
(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
West Midlands +12 4 £57,500 -
North West -10 4 £26,500 -64.66%
East of England +11 2 - -
East Midlands +8 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 17 (54.84%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) OSCP
3 10 (32.26%) Open Source
3 10 (32.26%) Information Security
4 9 (29.03%) Nessus
4 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Degree
4 9 (29.03%) Linux
5 8 (25.81%) OSCE
6 7 (22.58%) CISSP
6 7 (22.58%) Nmap
6 7 (22.58%) Qualys
7 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
7 6 (19.35%) GPEN
8 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
8 5 (16.13%) Security Architecture
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 4 (12.90%) Java
9 4 (12.90%) CEH
9 4 (12.90%) OWASP
9 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
10 3 (9.68%) UNIX
10 3 (9.68%) GIAC
10 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
10 3 (9.68%) C
10 3 (9.68%) C++
10 3 (9.68%) Wireless

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Xbox
4 1 (3.23%) DTV
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Physics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (32.26%) Information Security
2 10 (32.26%) Open Source
3 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (16.13%) Security Architecture
6 4 (12.90%) OWASP
7 3 (9.68%) Security Management
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.45%) Web Development
8 2 (6.45%) Information Management
9 1 (3.23%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.23%) Test Management
9 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.23%) ITIL
9 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C
3 3 (9.68%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) OSCP
2 9 (29.03%) Degree
3 8 (25.81%) OSCE
4 7 (22.58%) CISSP
5 6 (19.35%) GPEN
6 4 (12.90%) CEH
7 3 (9.68%) GIAC
8 2 (6.45%) GCIH
8 2 (6.45%) CISA
8 2 (6.45%) GWAPT
9 1 (3.23%) CGEIT
9 1 (3.23%) CRISC
9 1 (3.23%) CISM
9 1 (3.23%) CISMP
9 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) COBIT
3 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
3 1 (3.23%) Val IT
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Nessus
2 7 (22.58%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Qualys
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Intel
2 1 (3.23%) Sony
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
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