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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 588 682 644
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -38
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 344 238 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 256 182 179
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £30,300 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,250 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
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
82148 84660 81634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.84% 85.19% 84.95%
Number of salaries quoted 69057 70179 65752
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +56 150 £65,000 +23.80% 30
South East +57 58 £46,250 -15.90% 22
West Midlands +11 37 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North West +39 31 £95,000 +58.33% 8
East of England +15 31 £50,000 +25.00% 1
South West -22 13 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire -23 11 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands -3 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 283 (42.81%) Information Security
2 172 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (24.51%) Finance
4 150 (22.69%) Penetration Testing
5 140 (21.18%) Windows
6 133 (20.12%) SQL
6 133 (20.12%) CISSP
7 128 (19.36%) Management Information System
8 126 (19.06%) Selenium
9 120 (18.15%) Java
10 116 (17.55%) Software Testing
11 114 (17.25%) C#
12 113 (17.10%) QA
13 108 (16.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 103 (15.58%) Degree
15 102 (15.43%) Risk Management
16 97 (14.67%) Firewall
17 94 (14.22%) .NET
18 92 (13.92%) Security Management
19 88 (13.31%) Security Cleared
19 88 (13.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 86 (13.01%) Automated Testing
20 86 (13.01%) PCI DSS
21 85 (12.86%) SDLC
22 83 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
23 79 (11.95%) Web Services
23 79 (11.95%) Microsoft
24 78 (11.80%) CISM
25 75 (11.35%) Performance Testing
26 74 (11.20%) Network Security

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 31 (4.69%) IIS
2 18 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.12%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.66%) Apache
6 8 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.45%) CMS
8 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.15%) Confluence
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.06%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.91%) Maximo
2 6 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.66%) SaaS
2 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (14.67%) Firewall
2 74 (11.20%) Network Security
3 72 (10.89%) TCP/IP
4 64 (9.68%) Wireless
5 40 (6.05%) HTTP
6 33 (4.99%) DNS
7 32 (4.84%) WAN
8 26 (3.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 22 (3.33%) LAN
10 21 (3.18%) SAN
11 20 (3.03%) Internet
12 12 (1.82%) VPN
13 11 (1.66%) BGP
14 10 (1.51%) HTTPS
14 10 (1.51%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.51%) MPLS
14 10 (1.51%) VPLS
15 9 (1.36%) VoIP
16 6 (0.91%) SMTP
16 6 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.54%) Relational Database
2 22 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.18%) Big Data
4 16 (2.42%) GIS
5 13 (1.97%) MySQL
6 10 (1.51%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.15%) Infinispan
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 126 (19.06%) Selenium
2 55 (8.32%) WebDriver
3 47 (7.11%) JIRA
4 45 (6.81%) Visual Studio
5 41 (6.20%) Cucumber
6 36 (5.45%) SoapUI
7 33 (4.99%) JMeter
7 33 (4.99%) Metasploit
8 32 (4.84%) Firebug
9 31 (4.69%) Burp Suite
10 28 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (3.33%) Jenkins
11 22 (3.33%) SpecFlow
12 21 (3.18%) Git (software)
13 18 (2.72%) Appium
14 15 (2.27%) HP UFT
14 15 (2.27%) LoadRunner
14 15 (2.27%) sqlmap
15 13 (1.97%) IntelliJ
15 13 (1.97%) WATIR
General
1 162 (24.51%) Finance
2 41 (6.20%) Banking
3 32 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.39%) Retail
5 24 (3.63%) Legal
6 22 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.72%) Marketing
8 14 (2.12%) Electronics
9 12 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.82%) Publishing
10 10 (1.51%) Law
11 9 (1.36%) Games
12 6 (0.91%) Military
13 4 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.61%) Local Government
13 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.30%) Back Office
15 2 (0.30%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (25.87%) Analyst
2 108 (16.34%) Tester
3 81 (12.25%) Security Analyst
4 67 (10.14%) Penetration Tester
5 66 (9.98%) Test Analyst
6 59 (8.93%) Architect
6 59 (8.93%) Security Manager
7 54 (8.17%) Security Architect
8 46 (6.96%) Information Analyst
8 46 (6.96%) Information Security Analyst
9 40 (6.05%) Test Manager
10 39 (5.90%) Test Leader
11 38 (5.75%) Consultant
12 36 (5.45%) Security Engineer
13 33 (4.99%) Security Penetration Tester
13 33 (4.99%) Security Tester
14 32 (4.84%) Information Security Manager
15 29 (4.39%) Security Consultant
16 24 (3.63%) Information Manager
16 24 (3.63%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.22%) .NET
2 79 (11.95%) Web Services
3 61 (9.23%) HTML
4 39 (5.90%) ASP.NET
5 36 (5.45%) CSS
6 29 (4.39%) SOAP
7 26 (3.93%) REST
8 16 (2.42%) XML
9 15 (2.27%) LAMP
10 14 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.82%) Spring
12 10 (1.51%) Struts
13 9 (1.36%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.36%) HTML5
13 9 (1.36%) JSON
14 8 (1.21%) RESTful
15 7 (1.06%) JSP
15 7 (1.06%) Middleware
16 5 (0.76%) Ajax
17 4 (0.61%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 128 (19.36%) Management Information System
2 83 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.33%) CESG
6 20 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 19 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.87%) N-Tier
8 18 (2.72%) Data Centre
9 17 (2.57%) Cryptography
10 15 (2.27%) PKI
11 13 (1.97%) CESG CLAS
11 13 (1.97%) W3C
12 12 (1.82%) Clustering
13 11 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (1.51%) EPoS
15 9 (1.36%) Mainframe
16 8 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 6 (0.91%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 140 (21.18%) Windows
2 67 (10.14%) Linux
3 46 (6.96%) Unix
4 34 (5.14%) Android
4 34 (5.14%) Apple iOS
5 33 (4.99%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.42%) Solaris
7 15 (2.27%) Kali Linux
8 12 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.51%) AIX
10 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.61%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.15%) HPUX
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (42.81%) Information Security
2 172 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (22.69%) Penetration Testing
4 116 (17.55%) Software Testing
5 102 (15.43%) Risk Management
6 92 (13.92%) Security Management
7 88 (13.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 86 (13.01%) Automated Testing
9 85 (12.86%) SDLC
10 75 (11.35%) Performance Testing
11 74 (11.20%) Cybersecurity
12 70 (10.59%) Test Strategy
13 69 (10.44%) Test Automation
14 66 (9.98%) Manual Testing
15 63 (9.53%) Test Management
16 62 (9.38%) OWASP
17 61 (9.23%) Test Scripting
18 60 (9.08%) E-Commerce
18 60 (9.08%) Information Assurance
18 60 (9.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 133 (20.12%) SQL
2 120 (18.15%) Java
3 114 (17.25%) C#
4 58 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 51 (7.72%) C
6 45 (6.81%) C++
6 45 (6.81%) Python
7 34 (5.14%) PHP
7 34 (5.14%) PowerShell
8 28 (4.24%) Perl
9 14 (2.12%) Ruby
10 10 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.21%) Groovy
11 8 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.30%) AWK
15 2 (0.30%) sed
16 1 (0.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 133 (20.12%) CISSP
2 103 (15.58%) Degree
3 88 (13.31%) Security Cleared
4 78 (11.80%) CISM
5 74 (11.20%) ISEB
6 61 (9.23%) ISTQB
7 51 (7.72%) CISA
8 48 (7.26%) SC Cleared
9 47 (7.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 44 (6.66%) CEH
10 44 (6.66%) CREST Certified
11 27 (4.08%) CHECK Team Leader
11 27 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (4.08%) SANS
12 25 (3.78%) DV Cleared
13 23 (3.48%) GIAC
14 18 (2.72%) OSCP
15 17 (2.57%) CESG Certified Professional
15 17 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (2.12%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (17.10%) QA
2 108 (16.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (13.01%) PCI DSS
4 37 (5.60%) COBIT
5 25 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 18 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (1.51%) ISO27002
8 10 (1.51%) JSP 440
9 8 (1.21%) SLA
10 7 (1.06%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.91%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.91%) PA-DSS
11 6 (0.91%) RMADS
12 5 (0.76%) SDET
13 3 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.45%) ISO27005
14 1 (0.15%) FATCA
14 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 30 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (1.51%) vSphere
3 4 (0.61%) Firmware
4 2 (0.30%) Snort
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
5 1 (0.15%) Gluster
5 1 (0.15%) iptables
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (7.87%) Nessus
2 20 (3.03%) Nmap
3 17 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (2.27%) HP Fortify
5 14 (2.12%) WebInspect
6 13 (1.97%) OpenVAS
7 12 (1.82%) Nagios
8 10 (1.51%) SCCM
9 6 (0.91%) AppDetective
10 3 (0.45%) WMI
11 2 (0.30%) Puppet
12 1 (0.15%) Check_MK
12 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.15%) Graylog
12 1 (0.15%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.15%) Opsview
12 1 (0.15%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 79 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.14%) HP
3 30 (4.54%) IBM
4 28 (4.24%) Oracle
5 27 (4.08%) Qualys
6 21 (3.18%) SAP
7 18 (2.72%) Coverity
7 18 (2.72%) Sourcefire
8 16 (2.42%) Splunk
9 15 (2.27%) Cisco
10 14 (2.12%) Riverbed
11 13 (1.97%) ArcSight
11 13 (1.97%) Juniper
11 13 (1.97%) VMware
12 12 (1.82%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.66%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.51%) NetApp
15 7 (1.06%) Veracode
16 6 (0.91%) Syclo
16 6 (0.91%) webMethods
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Holidays, Bonus, Pension.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: £200K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Transactor Global Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: + benefits (pension, life assurance, company car/allowance etc)
Posted: 14 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £39,685 - 45,954 per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 19 days ago