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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 571 616 582
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -34
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 311 297 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.33% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 208 232 217
Average salary £53,500 £55,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% +12.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £48,537
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +18.46%
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
86077 90866 83159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.18% 82.10% 80.31%
Number of salaries quoted 70343 73703 69036
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +68 145 £60,000 +20.00% 23
Yorkshire +48 39 £45,000 +31.12% 2
North West +23 37 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South East -7 34 £55,000 +4.76% 5
West Midlands -27 24 £60,000 - 2
South West -24 16 £40,000 -13.97% 3
East of England -9 10 £42,500 -26.08% 3
East Midlands -7 2 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 200 (37.66%) Information Security
2 155 (29.19%) Penetration Testing
3 131 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (24.48%) CISSP
5 113 (21.28%) Finance
6 99 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 91 (17.14%) Software Testing
8 88 (16.57%) Degree
9 86 (16.20%) Java
10 82 (15.44%) PCI DSS
11 77 (14.50%) QA
11 77 (14.50%) SQL
12 73 (13.75%) ISEB
12 73 (13.75%) Information Assurance
13 72 (13.56%) Security Cleared
13 72 (13.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 71 (13.37%) .NET
15 68 (12.81%) Selenium
16 67 (12.62%) Automated Testing
17 66 (12.43%) Ethical Hacking
18 65 (12.24%) ISTQB
19 64 (12.05%) C#
20 63 (11.86%) Management Information System
20 63 (11.86%) OWASP
21 62 (11.68%) Firewall
22 60 (11.30%) Mobile App
23 57 (10.73%) Cyber Security
23 57 (10.73%) Windows
23 57 (10.73%) CISM
24 55 (10.36%) SC Cleared

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (1.69%) IIS
2 7 (1.32%) Apache
3 4 (0.75%) nginx
3 4 (0.75%) Node.js
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.75%) Route 53
2 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
2 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (0.56%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.19%) Veeva
5 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.68%) Firewall
2 38 (7.16%) Wireless
3 32 (6.03%) Network Security
4 30 (5.65%) Internet
5 24 (4.52%) Wireless Security
6 21 (3.95%) HTTP
7 16 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (2.26%) SSL
9 11 (2.07%) Wireshark
9 11 (2.07%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.69%) DNS
10 9 (1.69%) tcpdump
11 7 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.75%) FTP
13 4 (0.75%) LDAP
13 4 (0.75%) LAN
13 4 (0.75%) WAN
13 4 (0.75%) SMTP
14 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.45%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.88%) RDBMS
3 9 (1.69%) MySQL
4 7 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.75%) Redis
5 4 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.38%) SimpleDB
7 2 (0.38%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (12.81%) Selenium
2 30 (5.65%) JIRA
3 29 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.08%) Visual Studio
5 22 (4.14%) LoadRunner
5 22 (4.14%) SoapUI
6 21 (3.95%) WebDriver
6 21 (3.95%) Bugzilla
7 20 (3.77%) Git (software)
8 19 (3.58%) JMeter
9 16 (3.01%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (2.64%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.64%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.26%) Firebug
12 7 (1.32%) NUnit
12 7 (1.32%) Capybara
12 7 (1.32%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.32%) Appium
13 6 (1.13%) Jasmine
General
1 113 (21.28%) Finance
2 38 (7.16%) Banking
3 23 (4.33%) Legal
4 13 (2.45%) Games
5 12 (2.26%) Marketing
6 11 (2.07%) Retail
7 9 (1.69%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.32%) Law
9 5 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.75%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Local Government
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 128 (24.11%) Analyst
2 69 (12.99%) Consultant
3 65 (12.24%) Tester
4 63 (11.86%) Security Analyst
5 50 (9.42%) Test Analyst
6 46 (8.66%) Penetration Tester
7 45 (8.47%) Security Manager
8 42 (7.91%) Security Consultant
9 41 (7.72%) Security Specialist
10 33 (6.21%) Applications Specialist
10 33 (6.21%) Test Manager
10 33 (6.21%) Application Security Specialist
11 24 (4.52%) IT Security Analyst
12 23 (4.33%) Information Manager
12 23 (4.33%) Information Security Manager
13 20 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (3.58%) Security Engineer
15 18 (3.39%) Test Engineer
16 17 (3.20%) Penetration Test Consultant
16 17 (3.20%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.37%) .NET
2 43 (8.10%) HTML
3 38 (7.16%) Web Services
4 34 (6.40%) ASP.NET
5 24 (4.52%) SOAP
6 17 (3.20%) Ajax
7 16 (3.01%) XML
8 14 (2.64%) CSS
8 14 (2.64%) JSP
9 12 (2.26%) Gherkin
10 11 (2.07%) WCF
11 10 (1.88%) REST
12 9 (1.69%) HTML5
13 8 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.51%) Application Packaging
13 8 (1.51%) Spring
13 8 (1.51%) Struts
14 7 (1.32%) COM
15 5 (0.94%) DOM
15 5 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 60 (11.30%) Mobile App
3 35 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.14%) CESG
6 20 (3.77%) Open Source
7 19 (3.58%) Cryptography
8 13 (2.45%) Statistics
8 13 (2.45%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.26%) CESG CLAS
10 11 (2.07%) Online Games
10 11 (2.07%) PKI
11 8 (1.51%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.51%) GIS
12 5 (0.94%) User Experience
13 4 (0.75%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.75%) RMADS
13 4 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.73%) Windows
2 29 (5.46%) UNIX
3 26 (4.90%) Linux
4 7 (1.32%) Android
4 7 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.75%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (37.66%) Information Security
2 155 (29.19%) Penetration Testing
3 131 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (17.14%) Software Testing
5 73 (13.75%) Information Assurance
6 72 (13.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 67 (12.62%) Automated Testing
8 66 (12.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 63 (11.86%) OWASP
10 57 (10.73%) Cyber Security
11 54 (10.17%) Performance Testing
12 53 (9.98%) SIEM
12 53 (9.98%) Risk Management
13 51 (9.60%) Software Engineering
13 51 (9.60%) Test Automation
14 48 (9.04%) Test Scripting
15 45 (8.47%) Manual Testing
16 44 (8.29%) E-Commerce
17 41 (7.72%) Load Testing
17 41 (7.72%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 86 (16.20%) Java
2 77 (14.50%) SQL
3 64 (12.05%) C#
4 45 (8.47%) C
5 35 (6.59%) JavaScript
6 33 (6.21%) C++
7 23 (4.33%) PHP
8 18 (3.39%) Python
9 12 (2.26%) Ruby
9 12 (2.26%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.94%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.75%) Perl
12 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.19%) Scala
14 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 130 (24.48%) CISSP
2 88 (16.57%) Degree
3 73 (13.75%) ISEB
4 72 (13.56%) Security Cleared
5 65 (12.24%) ISTQB
6 57 (10.73%) CISM
7 55 (10.36%) SC Cleared
8 38 (7.16%) CEH
9 37 (6.97%) CISA
10 28 (5.27%) GIAC
11 26 (4.90%) DV Cleared
12 18 (3.39%) OSCP
12 18 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (3.01%) GPEN
14 14 (2.64%) CHFI
15 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.51%) MCSA
16 7 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (1.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (15.44%) PCI DSS
3 77 (14.50%) QA
4 28 (5.27%) FATCA
5 27 (5.08%) COBIT
6 19 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 11 (2.07%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.75%) PAS 55
9 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.38%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.88%) Snort
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.38%) KVM
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (2.45%) Nmap
2 10 (1.88%) Nessus
3 7 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.75%) Puppet
4 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.75%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.56%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.38%) WSUS
6 2 (0.38%) SCCM
6 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.82%) Google
3 12 (2.26%) HP
4 10 (1.88%) Oracle
4 10 (1.88%) Sourcefire
4 10 (1.88%) McAfee
5 9 (1.69%) VMware
5 9 (1.69%) Cisco
5 9 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.13%) Qualys
7 5 (0.94%) WorldPay
7 5 (0.94%) IBM
8 3 (0.56%) Telerik
8 3 (0.56%) BT
8 3 (0.56%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.38%) Percona
9 2 (0.38%) Tripwire
9 2 (0.38%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.38%) Citrix
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + min 18% bonus + car allow + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits and career development
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Unrivalled pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago