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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 846 827 835
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 13 33 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.033% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.035% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 12 29 18
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £50,000 £36,825
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.17%
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
94041 93776 95543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.45% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 78141 76271 81456
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 4 March 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 4 March 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
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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
London +22 8 £50,000 -31.03% 2
North West -6 2 £37,000 -38.33% 1
South East -20 2 £50,000 - 1
South West - 1 £80,000 - 1
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 28 (75.68%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (51.35%) Information Security
3 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
4 12 (32.43%) OSCP
5 11 (29.73%) OWASP
6 10 (27.03%) OSCE
7 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
8 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (16.22%) Linux
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) CEH
9 6 (16.22%) Nessus
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (16.22%) Metasploit
9 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Retail
10 5 (13.51%) Firewall
10 5 (13.51%) CISSP
10 5 (13.51%) Windows
11 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.81%) C++
11 4 (10.81%) Java
11 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.81%) Finance
11 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (10.81%) SaaS
11 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
11 4 (10.81%) Banking

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Physics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (51.35%) Information Security
3 11 (29.73%) OWASP
4 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (8.11%) Test Management
7 3 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.70%) Cyber Security
9 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.70%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C++
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (32.43%) OSCP
3 10 (27.03%) OSCE
4 6 (16.22%) CEH
4 6 (16.22%) Degree
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.51%) CISSP
6 3 (8.11%) VCP4
7 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) GWAPT
8 1 (2.70%) GPEN
8 1 (2.70%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Nmap
2 1 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Nessus
2 4 (10.81%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Coverity
1 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) Juniper
1 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
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