The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 560 674 657
Rank change year-on-year
+114 -17
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 318 216 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 221 150 134
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Security Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87852 89858 82379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.04% 82.89% 81.72%
Number of salaries quoted 73293 72362 68132
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,157 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the England region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in England

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in England

Security Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 2 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
London +22 107 £60,000 +4.34% 13
South East +5 75 £55,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire +57 57 £40,000 +5.26% 7
North West +17 36 £47,500 +26.66% 9
East Midlands -4 17 £47,500 -24.00% 3
East of England +9 12 £38,750 -38.00% 2
West Midlands -8 8 £19,000 -65.45% 2
South West -19 7 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Security Testing also 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 that cited Security Testing.

1 253 (41.27%) Information Security
2 170 (27.73%) CISSP
3 159 (25.94%) Finance
4 146 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (21.53%) Penetration Testing
6 129 (21.04%) C#
7 125 (20.39%) .NET
8 110 (17.94%) PCI DSS
9 106 (17.29%) Java
10 96 (15.66%) Degree
11 95 (15.50%) Security Cleared
12 94 (15.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 93 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 93 (15.17%) Cyber Security
14 90 (14.68%) Selenium
15 85 (13.87%) Automated Testing
15 85 (13.87%) Windows
16 81 (13.21%) Test Strategy
17 80 (13.05%) Software Testing
18 78 (12.72%) Manual Testing
19 75 (12.23%) SQL
20 74 (12.07%) OWASP
21 71 (11.58%) QA
22 69 (11.26%) Performance Testing
23 66 (10.77%) Microsoft
23 66 (10.77%) CISM
24 64 (10.44%) Management Information System
24 64 (10.44%) Risk Management
24 64 (10.44%) C
24 64 (10.44%) Analytical Skills

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Security Testing also 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 that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.61%) IIS
2 15 (2.45%) Apache
3 11 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.49%) JBoss
8 2 (0.33%) CMS
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Drupal
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (0.98%) MS Office
2 3 (0.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.82%) Maximo
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Primavera
3 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.14%) SaaS
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.14%) Firewall
2 52 (8.48%) Wireless
3 40 (6.53%) Network Security
4 25 (4.08%) HTTP
4 25 (4.08%) Internet
5 22 (3.59%) Wireless Security
6 11 (1.79%) SSL
7 9 (1.47%) VoIP
8 8 (1.31%) WAN
8 8 (1.31%) LAN
8 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.31%) Wireshark
9 7 (1.14%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.82%) DNS
10 5 (0.82%) Broadband
10 5 (0.82%) SAN
10 5 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.49%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.89%) Relational Database
2 23 (3.75%) RDBMS
3 11 (1.79%) Big Data
4 10 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.14%) MySQL
6 6 (0.98%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.16%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (14.68%) Selenium
2 36 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.87%) Visual Studio
3 33 (5.38%) WebDriver
4 31 (5.06%) HP UFT
5 28 (4.57%) SoapUI
6 21 (3.43%) JMeter
7 20 (3.26%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.10%) NUnit
9 18 (2.94%) SpecFlow
10 16 (2.61%) Git (software)
11 15 (2.45%) NSubstitute
12 11 (1.79%) JIRA
13 10 (1.63%) Capybara
13 10 (1.63%) Jenkins
14 9 (1.47%) Firebug
15 8 (1.31%) WATIR
15 8 (1.31%) Jasmine
15 8 (1.31%) Karma Test Runner
16 6 (0.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 159 (25.94%) Finance
2 21 (3.43%) Legal
3 19 (3.10%) Banking
4 18 (2.94%) Publishing
5 17 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.96%) Retail
8 11 (1.79%) Marketing
9 10 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.47%) Back Office
10 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.82%) Games
12 4 (0.65%) Local Government
12 4 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.49%) Law
14 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.33%) Automotive
14 2 (0.33%) Electronics
15 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 127 (20.72%) Analyst
2 75 (12.23%) Security Analyst
3 73 (11.91%) Consultant
4 59 (9.62%) Security Manager
5 57 (9.30%) Tester
6 49 (7.99%) Security Consultant
7 44 (7.18%) Test Manager
8 42 (6.85%) Penetration Tester
9 38 (6.20%) Security Specialist
10 34 (5.55%) Information Security Analyst
10 34 (5.55%) Information Analyst
11 31 (5.06%) IT Security Analyst
12 29 (4.73%) Applications Specialist
12 29 (4.73%) Application Security Specialist
13 28 (4.57%) Test Analyst
14 27 (4.40%) QA Engineer
15 25 (4.08%) Senior QA Engineer
16 23 (3.75%) Architect
16 23 (3.75%) Team Leader
17 22 (3.59%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (20.39%) .NET
2 40 (6.53%) ASP.NET
2 40 (6.53%) HTML
3 27 (4.40%) SOAP
3 27 (4.40%) Web Services
4 25 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 22 (3.59%) Struts
5 22 (3.59%) Spring
6 18 (2.94%) LAMP
7 17 (2.77%) JSP
8 15 (2.45%) XML
8 15 (2.45%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (1.96%) Ajax
11 11 (1.79%) CSS
12 9 (1.47%) RESTful
13 4 (0.65%) JSON
14 3 (0.49%) Regular Expression
15 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2 (0.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.44%) Management Information System
1 64 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.34%) Mobile App
3 44 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.43%) Cryptography
5 20 (3.26%) CESG
6 13 (2.12%) PKI
7 12 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
8 10 (1.63%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.47%) GIS
9 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.31%) Semantic Web
11 6 (0.98%) Statistics
12 5 (0.82%) SCADA
12 5 (0.82%) RMADS
12 5 (0.82%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.49%) User Experience
13 3 (0.49%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 85 (13.87%) Windows
2 33 (5.38%) Linux
3 32 (5.22%) UNIX
4 15 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.45%) Android
5 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.98%) Debian
8 5 (0.82%) AIX
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (41.27%) Information Security
2 146 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (21.53%) Penetration Testing
4 94 (15.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 93 (15.17%) Cyber Security
6 85 (13.87%) Automated Testing
7 81 (13.21%) Test Strategy
8 80 (13.05%) Software Testing
9 78 (12.72%) Manual Testing
10 74 (12.07%) OWASP
11 69 (11.26%) Performance Testing
12 64 (10.44%) Risk Management
13 62 (10.11%) Test Scripting
14 53 (8.65%) Information Assurance
14 53 (8.65%) Project Management
15 50 (8.16%) Test Automation
16 48 (7.83%) Software Engineering
16 48 (7.83%) Ethical Hacking
17 47 (7.67%) SDLC
18 46 (7.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (21.04%) C#
2 106 (17.29%) Java
3 75 (12.23%) SQL
4 64 (10.44%) C
5 52 (8.48%) C++
6 28 (4.57%) PHP
6 28 (4.57%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.75%) Python
8 20 (3.26%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.14%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 170 (27.73%) CISSP
2 96 (15.66%) Degree
3 95 (15.50%) Security Cleared
4 66 (10.77%) CISM
5 62 (10.11%) SC Cleared
6 54 (8.81%) DV Cleared
7 53 (8.65%) CISA
8 27 (4.40%) ISTQB
9 25 (4.08%) CEH
10 24 (3.92%) CISMP
11 22 (3.59%) GIAC
12 20 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (2.94%) GPEN
14 15 (2.45%) OSCP
15 14 (2.28%) CSSLP
16 13 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (1.79%) ISEB
18 10 (1.63%) GWAPT
19 9 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
19 9 (1.47%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (17.94%) PCI DSS
2 93 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (11.58%) QA
4 30 (4.89%) COBIT
5 18 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.79%) JSP 440
7 10 (1.63%) SLA
8 8 (1.31%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.82%) PAS 55
10 4 (0.65%) FATCA
System Software
1 28 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.14%) iptables
3 3 (0.49%) Snort
4 1 (0.16%) Gluster
4 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (5.55%) Nessus
2 26 (4.24%) Nmap
3 13 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.79%) WebInspect
5 8 (1.31%) AppDetective
6 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) Puppet
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.16%) Graylog
7 1 (0.16%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.22%) HP
3 26 (4.24%) VMware
4 23 (3.75%) IBM
5 21 (3.43%) Oracle
5 21 (3.43%) Coverity
6 6 (0.98%) Citrix
7 5 (0.82%) SAP
7 5 (0.82%) Cisco
7 5 (0.82%) webMethods
7 5 (0.82%) Syclo
7 5 (0.82%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.65%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.49%) Rapid7
9 3 (0.49%) Trustwave
9 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.49%) Google
10 2 (0.33%) Qualys
10 2 (0.33%) Sourcefire
10 2 (0.33%) Capita
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 320k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HP
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £50k (DOE) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + PLUS BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 9 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive basic salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago