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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 827 847 869
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 43 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.009% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 40 3 4
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +63.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £53,000 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
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
101684 96224 107055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 83079 80543 92244
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
North West - 13 £75,000 -
London -4 10 £50,000 -35.48% 2
East Midlands - 8 £62,500 -
South East - 8 £42,250 -
West Midlands +3 2 £21,500 -57.00%
East of England - 1 £24,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 54 (70.13%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 38 (49.35%) Security Testing
4 33 (42.86%) CISSP
5 32 (41.56%) CEH
6 31 (40.26%) .NET
7 30 (38.96%) Windows
8 28 (36.36%) OSCP
9 27 (35.06%) PHP
10 24 (31.17%) Ethical Hacking
11 22 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 22 (28.57%) Open Source
11 22 (28.57%) Firewall
12 21 (27.27%) Information Security
12 21 (27.27%) Wireless
12 21 (27.27%) Java
12 21 (27.27%) Linux
13 20 (25.97%) VoIP
13 20 (25.97%) CISMP
14 18 (23.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (23.38%) GPEN
15 14 (18.18%) VPN
15 14 (18.18%) C
15 14 (18.18%) GIAC
15 14 (18.18%) Objective-C
16 13 (16.88%) Python
16 13 (16.88%) OSCE
16 13 (16.88%) Android
16 13 (16.88%) Apple iOS
16 13 (16.88%) Ruby

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (15.58%) Apache
2 8 (10.39%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) Firewall
2 21 (27.27%) Wireless
3 20 (25.97%) VoIP
4 14 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (5.19%) Internet
6 3 (3.90%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.30%) LAN
7 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.30%) WAN
7 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) MySQL
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) AppScan
2 1 (1.30%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Retail
3 8 (10.39%) Games
3 8 (10.39%) Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.26%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.57%) Open Source
2 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.19%) AS400
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) Linux
3 13 (16.88%) Android
3 13 (16.88%) Apple iOS
4 12 (15.58%) Windows Phone
5 8 (10.39%) CentOS
5 8 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (10.39%) Debian
5 8 (10.39%) Ubuntu
6 5 (6.49%) UNIX
7 4 (5.19%) OS/390
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) AIX
7 4 (5.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (70.13%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (49.35%) Security Testing
3 24 (31.17%) Ethical Hacking
4 22 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 21 (27.27%) Information Security
6 13 (16.88%) Information Management
7 8 (10.39%) Test Management
8 4 (5.19%) ITIL
8 4 (5.19%) Data Security
8 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.19%) OWASP
9 3 (3.90%) SIEM
10 2 (2.60%) Test Strategy
10 2 (2.60%) Cyber Security
10 2 (2.60%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (2.60%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.60%) Web Development
11 1 (1.30%) Manual Testing
11 1 (1.30%) Computer Security
11 1 (1.30%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) PHP
2 21 (27.27%) Java
3 14 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 14 (18.18%) C
4 13 (16.88%) Python
4 13 (16.88%) Ruby
5 11 (14.29%) SQL
6 8 (10.39%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) CISSP
2 32 (41.56%) CEH
3 28 (36.36%) OSCP
4 20 (25.97%) CISMP
5 18 (23.38%) GPEN
6 14 (18.18%) GIAC
7 13 (16.88%) Degree
7 13 (16.88%) OSCE
8 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (5.19%) GWAPT
9 4 (5.19%) GCIH
9 4 (5.19%) CISA
9 4 (5.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 18 (23.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Snort
2 3 (3.90%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Nessus
2 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.39%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.30%) Apple
4 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco
4 1 (1.30%) HP
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