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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 629 599 607
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +8
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 224 258 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 174 171 216
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
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
81768 78776 82778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.75% 82.36% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 67914 63526 70746
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -11 87 £52,500 -4.54% 25
Yorkshire +27 43 £45,000 - 4
South West +8 34 £42,500 +13.33% 3
South East -48 18 £57,500 +35.29% 2
East of England -30 16 £40,000 -27.27% 3
North West - 11 £61,250 - 9
East Midlands +5 7 £40,000 -33.33%
West Midlands -33 6 £50,000 -16.66%
North East - 2 £35,232 -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 156 (35.62%) Information Security
2 118 (26.94%) Penetration Testing
3 117 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (22.60%) QA
5 94 (21.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 76 (17.35%) Degree
7 71 (16.21%) PCI DSS
7 71 (16.21%) SQL
8 70 (15.98%) CISSP
8 70 (15.98%) Finance
9 68 (15.53%) Software Testing
10 63 (14.38%) Security Cleared
11 62 (14.16%) ISEB
12 60 (13.70%) Test Automation
13 58 (13.24%) ISTQB
14 56 (12.79%) Management Information System
14 56 (12.79%) Performance Testing
15 54 (12.33%) Java
16 53 (12.10%) Firewall
17 51 (11.64%) Selenium
18 50 (11.42%) Load Testing
18 50 (11.42%) Windows
19 49 (11.19%) Microsoft
20 47 (10.73%) C#
21 46 (10.50%) SC Cleared
21 46 (10.50%) Automated Testing
22 45 (10.27%) Ethical Hacking
22 45 (10.27%) ITIL
23 44 (10.05%) .NET
23 44 (10.05%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.65%) IIS
2 15 (3.42%) Apache
3 5 (1.14%) Drupal
4 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.68%) Node.js
4 3 (0.68%) nginx
5 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 21 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) RMDS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.60%) SaaS
1 7 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.68%) Route 53
2 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.10%) Firewall
2 38 (8.68%) Network Security
3 30 (6.85%) Internet
4 20 (4.57%) Wireshark
4 20 (4.57%) HTTP
5 18 (4.11%) Wireless
6 17 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.97%) DNS
8 10 (2.28%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.28%) SSL
9 8 (1.83%) tcpdump
10 7 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.37%) LDAP
11 6 (1.37%) SMTP
11 6 (1.37%) LAN
11 6 (1.37%) WAN
12 5 (1.14%) FTP
12 5 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.91%) Wireless Security
13 4 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.51%) MySQL
2 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.68%) Redis
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (11.64%) Selenium
2 33 (7.53%) JIRA
3 26 (5.94%) Visual Studio
4 25 (5.71%) Bugzilla
5 23 (5.25%) Jenkins
5 23 (5.25%) Cucumber
6 22 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (5.02%) WebDriver
7 21 (4.79%) JMeter
7 21 (4.79%) Git (software)
8 20 (4.57%) LoadRunner
9 15 (3.42%) SoapUI
10 14 (3.20%) Jasmine
10 14 (3.20%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.51%) WATIR
12 10 (2.28%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (2.05%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.83%) NUnit
14 8 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (1.37%) Metasploit
General
1 70 (15.98%) Finance
2 22 (5.02%) Legal
3 15 (3.42%) Games
4 14 (3.20%) Banking
5 10 (2.28%) Marketing
6 8 (1.83%) Retail
7 7 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.14%) Law
10 3 (0.68%) Electronics
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) French Language
11 2 (0.46%) Military
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 139 (31.74%) Analyst
2 84 (19.18%) Security Analyst
3 57 (13.01%) Tester
4 40 (9.13%) Consultant
5 36 (8.22%) Test Analyst
6 35 (7.99%) Penetration Tester
7 33 (7.53%) Information Analyst
7 33 (7.53%) Information Security Analyst
7 33 (7.53%) Test Manager
8 30 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
9 28 (6.39%) Security Manager
10 22 (5.02%) Security Consultant
10 22 (5.02%) Security Specialist
11 20 (4.57%) Junior
12 19 (4.34%) IT Security Analyst
13 18 (4.11%) Ethical Hacker
13 18 (4.11%) Test Engineer
14 17 (3.88%) QA Analyst
15 14 (3.20%) Junior Analyst
15 14 (3.20%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.05%) .NET
2 29 (6.62%) Web Services
3 21 (4.79%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.11%) SOAP
5 17 (3.88%) HTML
6 12 (2.74%) XML
7 11 (2.51%) WCF
8 10 (2.28%) REST
9 8 (1.83%) HTML5
9 8 (1.83%) JSP
9 8 (1.83%) COM
10 7 (1.60%) RESTful
10 7 (1.60%) Ajax
11 6 (1.37%) Regular Expression
11 6 (1.37%) SAML
12 5 (1.14%) DOM
12 5 (1.14%) CSS
12 5 (1.14%) Gherkin
12 5 (1.14%) Application Packaging
12 5 (1.14%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.79%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.76%) Computer Science
2 34 (7.76%) Mobile App
3 31 (7.08%) Open Source
4 28 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.57%) Data Protection Act
5 20 (4.57%) CESG
6 15 (3.42%) Cryptography
7 13 (2.97%) Online Games
8 12 (2.74%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (2.51%) Statistics
10 7 (1.60%) PKI
10 7 (1.60%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.60%) RMADS
11 6 (1.37%) User Experience
12 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.14%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.14%) GIS
13 4 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.42%) Windows
2 34 (7.76%) Linux
3 17 (3.88%) UNIX
4 8 (1.83%) Solaris
5 5 (1.14%) Android
6 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.91%) CentOS
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (35.62%) Information Security
2 118 (26.94%) Penetration Testing
3 117 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (15.53%) Software Testing
5 60 (13.70%) Test Automation
6 56 (12.79%) Performance Testing
7 50 (11.42%) Load Testing
8 46 (10.50%) Automated Testing
9 45 (10.27%) Ethical Hacking
9 45 (10.27%) ITIL
10 44 (10.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 43 (9.82%) SIEM
12 41 (9.36%) Test Scripting
13 40 (9.13%) Information Assurance
14 39 (8.90%) Risk Management
15 33 (7.53%) Scrum
16 32 (7.31%) Test Management
16 32 (7.31%) Mentoring
17 31 (7.08%) Data Protection
17 31 (7.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.21%) SQL
2 54 (12.33%) Java
3 47 (10.73%) C#
4 27 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.94%) C
5 26 (5.94%) PHP
6 19 (4.34%) C++
7 18 (4.11%) Python
8 15 (3.42%) Ruby
9 10 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.83%) Perl
11 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.91%) Scala
12 4 (0.91%) F#
13 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.23%) VB
14 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 76 (17.35%) Degree
2 70 (15.98%) CISSP
3 63 (14.38%) Security Cleared
4 62 (14.16%) ISEB
5 58 (13.24%) ISTQB
6 46 (10.50%) SC Cleared
7 32 (7.31%) CISM
8 29 (6.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (6.16%) CEH
10 23 (5.25%) GIAC
11 20 (4.57%) DV Cleared
12 18 (4.11%) CISA
13 14 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.51%) CHFI
15 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.28%) MCSA
16 9 (2.05%) OSCP
17 7 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (1.60%) CCNP
17 7 (1.60%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (22.60%) QA
2 94 (21.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (16.21%) PCI DSS
4 20 (4.57%) COBIT
5 17 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (1.60%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.91%) FATCA
8 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.68%) SLA
9 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 17 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.05%) Snort
2 9 (2.05%) Nmap
3 4 (0.91%) KVM
3 4 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.23%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (2.51%) Nessus
2 5 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.91%) WSUS
3 4 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.91%) Puppet
3 4 (0.91%) Nagios
4 3 (0.68%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.68%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.46%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.23%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.65%) Cisco
3 9 (2.05%) VMware
3 9 (2.05%) Sourcefire
4 8 (1.83%) Google
4 8 (1.83%) Oracle
5 7 (1.60%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.37%) Qualys
6 6 (1.37%) HP
6 6 (1.37%) McAfee
7 4 (0.91%) Citrix
7 4 (0.91%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.68%) Websense
8 3 (0.68%) Percona
8 3 (0.68%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.46%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.46%) GFI Software
9 2 (0.46%) LogLogic
9 2 (0.46%) IBM
9 2 (0.46%) Dell
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Nationwide
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + PENSION + EXCELLENT BENS
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Banking Bens
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Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £85000 per annum
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Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + Circa £150K total package
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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London
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
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London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Central London / West End
Broadmargins
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