The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 845 821 870
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 50 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.016% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 46 4 7
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,625 £36,000 £36,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,750 £58,100
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102690 95590 105693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 84523 79913 91207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Security Tester
UK

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 1 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 1 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 - 15 £75,000 -
South East - 10 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands -9 9 £62,500 -3.84%
West Midlands +12 7 £21,500 -57.00%
London -25 6 £50,000 -6.97%
South West - 2 £34,750 -
East of England - 1 £24,000 - 1
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 57 (71.25%) Penetration Testing
2 47 (58.75%) PCI DSS
3 43 (53.75%) Security Testing
4 36 (45.00%) CISSP
5 35 (43.75%) CEH
6 34 (42.50%) .NET
7 31 (38.75%) Windows
8 30 (37.50%) PHP
8 30 (37.50%) OSCP
9 27 (33.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 25 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (31.25%) Open Source
10 25 (31.25%) Java
10 25 (31.25%) Firewall
10 25 (31.25%) Wireless
11 24 (30.00%) VoIP
11 24 (30.00%) CISMP
12 23 (28.75%) GPEN
13 19 (23.75%) Information Security
13 19 (23.75%) Linux
14 18 (22.50%) GIAC
14 18 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (21.25%) Objective-C
15 17 (21.25%) VPN
15 17 (21.25%) C
16 16 (20.00%) Information Management
17 15 (18.75%) Degree
18 14 (17.50%) Apple iOS
18 14 (17.50%) Android
19 13 (16.25%) Ruby

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (16.25%) Apache
2 8 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.25%) Firewall
1 25 (31.25%) Wireless
2 24 (30.00%) VoIP
3 17 (21.25%) VPN
4 5 (6.25%) Internet
5 4 (5.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) AppScan
2 2 (2.50%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Retail
3 7 (8.75%) Banking
4 6 (7.50%) Games
5 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (42.50%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.25%) RESTful
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.25%) Open Source
2 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.25%) AS400
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Linux
3 14 (17.50%) Apple iOS
3 14 (17.50%) Android
4 12 (15.00%) Windows Phone
5 8 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
6 6 (7.50%) CentOS
6 6 (7.50%) UNIX
6 6 (7.50%) Debian
7 5 (6.25%) OS/390
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.25%) Solaris
8 4 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (71.25%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (53.75%) Security Testing
3 27 (33.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 25 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (23.75%) Information Security
6 16 (20.00%) Information Management
7 6 (7.50%) Test Management
8 5 (6.25%) Data Security
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) OWASP
9 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.75%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (3.75%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.75%) SIEM
11 2 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (2.50%) Test Strategy
11 2 (2.50%) Cyber Security
11 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.50%) PHP
2 25 (31.25%) Java
3 17 (21.25%) Objective-C
3 17 (21.25%) C
4 13 (16.25%) Ruby
4 13 (16.25%) Python
5 12 (15.00%) SQL
6 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) CISSP
2 35 (43.75%) CEH
3 30 (37.50%) OSCP
4 24 (30.00%) CISMP
5 23 (28.75%) GPEN
6 18 (22.50%) GIAC
7 15 (18.75%) Degree
8 11 (13.75%) OSCE
9 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
10 5 (6.25%) CISA
10 5 (6.25%) CISM
10 5 (6.25%) GWAPT
10 5 (6.25%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (58.75%) PCI DSS
2 18 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Snort
2 4 (5.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Nessus
2 2 (2.50%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.25%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco
4 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
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