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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 577 643 616
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -27
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 314 259 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 218 166 140
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.84% +12.22%
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
86640 90513 82524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71744 73516 68202
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +48 128 £65,000 +13.04% 22
South East +20 72 £47,500 -18.10% 12
Yorkshire +47 48 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West 0 23 £59,000 +47.50%
East of England +9 16 £27,500 -52.17% 6
East Midlands -7 11 £47,500 -24.00%
West Midlands -28 10 £19,000 -19.14% 1
South West -12 7 £35,000 -1.40% 2
Midlands - 1 £38,500 -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 250 (39.62%) Information Security
2 162 (25.67%) CISSP
3 161 (25.52%) Finance
4 156 (24.72%) Penetration Testing
5 145 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (18.86%) Java
7 118 (18.70%) C#
8 111 (17.59%) .NET
9 106 (16.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 105 (16.64%) Software Testing
11 102 (16.16%) PCI DSS
12 100 (15.85%) Cyber Security
13 97 (15.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 96 (15.21%) Security Cleared
15 95 (15.06%) Selenium
16 94 (14.90%) Degree
17 83 (13.15%) OWASP
18 82 (13.00%) Automated Testing
18 82 (13.00%) Windows
19 78 (12.36%) Information Assurance
20 74 (11.73%) Manual Testing
21 71 (11.25%) SQL
22 69 (10.94%) C
23 67 (10.62%) Performance Testing
24 66 (10.46%) Test Strategy
25 65 (10.30%) SC Cleared
26 64 (10.14%) QA
27 63 (9.98%) Test Scripting
28 62 (9.83%) Microsoft
28 62 (9.83%) CISM

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (2.06%) Apache
2 10 (1.58%) IIS
3 9 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.48%) JBoss
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.32%) CMS
7 2 (0.32%) Node.js
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.32%) nginx
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (0.63%) MS Office
1 4 (0.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.11%) SaaS
2 5 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.32%) Route 53
4 2 (0.32%) IaaS
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.16%) Veeva
5 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 60 (9.51%) Firewall
2 52 (8.24%) Wireless
3 44 (6.97%) Network Security
4 28 (4.44%) Wireless Security
5 27 (4.28%) Internet
6 25 (3.96%) HTTP
7 13 (2.06%) SSL
8 11 (1.74%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.58%) Wireshark
10 9 (1.43%) LAN
10 9 (1.43%) WAN
11 6 (0.95%) DNS
11 6 (0.95%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.95%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.79%) VoIP
12 5 (0.79%) Broadband
13 3 (0.48%) SMTP
13 3 (0.48%) FTP
13 3 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.91%) Relational Database
2 25 (3.96%) RDBMS
3 11 (1.74%) MySQL
4 8 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.11%) SQL Server
6 6 (0.95%) Big Data
7 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.32%) Redis
9 2 (0.32%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.32%) SimpleDB
10 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 95 (15.06%) Selenium
2 38 (6.02%) WebDriver
3 31 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (4.75%) Visual Studio
5 26 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.96%) HP UFT
7 24 (3.80%) SoapUI
8 20 (3.17%) JMeter
9 19 (3.01%) NUnit
10 15 (2.38%) Git (software)
10 15 (2.38%) NSubstitute
11 14 (2.22%) SpecFlow
11 14 (2.22%) JIRA
12 10 (1.58%) Capybara
13 9 (1.43%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.43%) Firebug
14 8 (1.27%) Jasmine
14 8 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (1.11%) WATIR
15 7 (1.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 161 (25.52%) Finance
2 40 (6.34%) Banking
3 20 (3.17%) Legal
4 15 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.22%) Publishing
6 11 (1.74%) Retail
6 11 (1.74%) Marketing
7 9 (1.43%) Back Office
8 7 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.95%) Local Government
9 6 (0.95%) Advertising
10 4 (0.63%) Law
10 4 (0.63%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 129 (20.44%) Analyst
2 92 (14.58%) Consultant
3 73 (11.57%) Security Analyst
4 61 (9.67%) Tester
4 61 (9.67%) Security Consultant
4 61 (9.67%) Security Manager
5 48 (7.61%) Security Specialist
6 46 (7.29%) Penetration Tester
7 40 (6.34%) Test Analyst
8 39 (6.18%) Test Manager
8 39 (6.18%) Applications Specialist
8 39 (6.18%) Application Security Specialist
9 33 (5.23%) IT Security Analyst
10 25 (3.96%) Information Security Analyst
10 25 (3.96%) Information Analyst
11 24 (3.80%) QA Engineer
12 22 (3.49%) Senior QA Engineer
12 22 (3.49%) Team Leader
13 21 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
13 21 (3.33%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.59%) .NET
2 43 (6.81%) HTML
3 35 (5.55%) ASP.NET
4 28 (4.44%) Web Services
5 25 (3.96%) SOAP
6 22 (3.49%) Struts
6 22 (3.49%) Spring
7 21 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 19 (3.01%) XML
9 18 (2.85%) Ajax
10 15 (2.38%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.22%) JSP
12 12 (1.90%) CSS
13 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.43%) RESTful
15 8 (1.27%) LAMP
16 6 (0.95%) JSON
17 5 (0.79%) Application Packaging
18 3 (0.48%) Flash
19 2 (0.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.40%) Management Information System
1 53 (8.40%) Mobile App
2 46 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.80%) Cryptography
5 21 (3.33%) CESG
6 13 (2.06%) PKI
7 12 (1.90%) CESG CLAS
8 11 (1.74%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.74%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.43%) GIS
10 6 (0.95%) Statistics
11 5 (0.79%) RMADS
11 5 (0.79%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.79%) User Experience
11 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.63%) Semantic Web
13 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.32%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 82 (13.00%) Windows
2 34 (5.39%) UNIX
3 29 (4.60%) Linux
4 11 (1.74%) Android
4 11 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.95%) Debian
8 3 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (39.62%) Information Security
2 156 (24.72%) Penetration Testing
3 145 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (16.64%) Software Testing
5 100 (15.85%) Cyber Security
6 97 (15.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 83 (13.15%) OWASP
8 82 (13.00%) Automated Testing
9 78 (12.36%) Information Assurance
10 74 (11.73%) Manual Testing
11 67 (10.62%) Performance Testing
12 66 (10.46%) Test Strategy
13 63 (9.98%) Test Scripting
14 62 (9.83%) Risk Management
15 59 (9.35%) SDLC
16 57 (9.03%) Ethical Hacking
17 56 (8.87%) Project Management
18 55 (8.72%) Software Engineering
19 50 (7.92%) Test Automation
20 44 (6.97%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 119 (18.86%) Java
2 118 (18.70%) C#
3 71 (11.25%) SQL
4 69 (10.94%) C
5 53 (8.40%) C++
6 26 (4.12%) Python
7 23 (3.65%) T-SQL
8 22 (3.49%) PHP
9 21 (3.33%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.74%) Ruby
11 7 (1.11%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.16%) Groovy
14 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 162 (25.67%) CISSP
2 96 (15.21%) Security Cleared
3 94 (14.90%) Degree
4 65 (10.30%) SC Cleared
5 62 (9.83%) CISM
6 51 (8.08%) CISA
7 50 (7.92%) ISTQB
8 48 (7.61%) DV Cleared
9 36 (5.71%) ISEB
10 26 (4.12%) CEH
11 21 (3.33%) CISMP
12 20 (3.17%) GIAC
12 20 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (2.69%) GPEN
14 16 (2.54%) OSCP
15 12 (1.90%) CHFI
15 12 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.43%) CSSLP
17 8 (1.27%) SSCP
18 7 (1.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (16.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (16.16%) PCI DSS
3 64 (10.14%) QA
4 30 (4.75%) COBIT
5 27 (4.28%) FATCA
6 14 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.74%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.95%) SLA
10 5 (0.79%) PAS 55
11 4 (0.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 28 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.11%) iptables
3 6 (0.95%) Snort
4 1 (0.16%) Gluster
4 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (3.49%) Nmap
2 21 (3.33%) Nessus
3 7 (1.11%) WebInspect
4 6 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.63%) AppDetective
6 3 (0.48%) Puppet
7 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.32%) SCCM
8 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.16%) Graylog
8 1 (0.16%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 62 (9.83%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.96%) VMware
3 21 (3.33%) HP
4 18 (2.85%) Oracle
5 12 (1.90%) IBM
5 12 (1.90%) Coverity
6 8 (1.27%) Google
7 7 (1.11%) Qualys
7 7 (1.11%) McAfee
8 6 (0.95%) WorldPay
9 5 (0.79%) Sourcefire
9 5 (0.79%) Citrix
10 3 (0.48%) BT
10 3 (0.48%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.48%) Telerik
11 2 (0.32%) Hyland
11 2 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.32%) SAP
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum +18% bonus + car allowance + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Runpath
Salary: Great benefits - 30 days holiday, BUPA, Cycle to Work and more!
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum good bonus and benefits offered
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £565000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Discount, Life, Health
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Kainos Software
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus 27 Days holiday + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 16 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Pension, Bonus, Holidays
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago