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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 849 835 862
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 16 28 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.028% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.029% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 15
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £47,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £70,000 £65,000
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
98061 95266 102493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.72% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82304 78117 89013
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 £26,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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
East Midlands +13 4 £42,500 -30.61%
South East -8 4 £45,000 +12.50%
London -10 4 £52,500 -30.00% 2
North West -16 2 £37,000 -38.33%
Yorkshire -19 1 £25,000 -
West Midlands -22 1 - -
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (82.76%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (43.10%) Information Security
3 21 (36.21%) OSCP
4 20 (34.48%) Windows
5 19 (32.76%) PCI DSS
6 18 (31.03%) Linux
7 16 (27.59%) CEH
7 16 (27.59%) OSCE
8 13 (22.41%) CISSP
8 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (18.97%) .NET
10 11 (18.97%) Firewall
11 10 (17.24%) Java
11 10 (17.24%) SQL
11 10 (17.24%) Android
11 10 (17.24%) Apple iOS
11 10 (17.24%) Windows Phone
12 9 (15.52%) Finance
12 9 (15.52%) Retail
12 9 (15.52%) Security Testing
13 8 (13.79%) PHP
13 8 (13.79%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (13.79%) Degree
14 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
14 7 (12.07%) Games
14 7 (12.07%) Debian
14 7 (12.07%) Banking
14 7 (12.07%) Ubuntu

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.34%) VPN
3 5 (8.62%) LAN
3 5 (8.62%) WAN
4 4 (6.90%) Wireless
4 4 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
1 9 (15.52%) Retail
2 7 (12.07%) Games
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 18 (31.03%) Linux
3 10 (17.24%) Android
3 10 (17.24%) Apple iOS
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Phone
4 7 (12.07%) CentOS
4 7 (12.07%) Debian
4 7 (12.07%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.90%) AIX
6 3 (5.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (82.76%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (43.10%) Information Security
3 12 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (15.52%) Security Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (12.07%) Test Management
6 7 (12.07%) OWASP
7 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.62%) Security Architecture
8 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.90%) Project Management
10 3 (5.17%) Information Management
10 3 (5.17%) SIEM
11 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
12 1 (1.72%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
12 1 (1.72%) Test Strategy
12 1 (1.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) PHP
3 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.62%) Python
4 5 (8.62%) Ruby
5 3 (5.17%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.17%) C
6 1 (1.72%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) OSCP
2 16 (27.59%) OSCE
2 16 (27.59%) CEH
3 13 (22.41%) CISSP
3 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
5 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.90%) GPEN
7 3 (5.17%) GIAC
7 3 (5.17%) CISMP
8 1 (1.72%) GCIH
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) PCI DSS
2 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Nmap
2 1 (1.72%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Nessus
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) LogRhythm
2 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) Juniper
3 1 (1.72%) Apple
3 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.72%) Coverity
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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