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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 685 673 656
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 196 184 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 138 134 195
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £33,500 £33,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
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
86490 81595 87043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.11% 81.34% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69851 67651 73993
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +7 63 £57,500 +4.54% 8
South East +2 48 £55,000 +37.50% 4
West Midlands +3 23 £19,000 -62.00%
North West -3 17 £55,000 +31.73% 3
South West -15 14 £32,500 -13.33% 3
East of England -31 13 £41,250 -8.33% 9
Yorkshire -33 13 £38,000 -15.55% 5
East Midlands -11 5 £60,000 +106.89%
North East -9 2 - -
South Coast +1 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 188 (37.38%) Information Security
2 148 (29.42%) Penetration Testing
3 147 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (28.63%) QA
5 115 (22.86%) .NET
6 95 (18.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 93 (18.49%) Security Cleared
8 91 (18.09%) Software Testing
9 89 (17.69%) SQL
10 88 (17.50%) CISSP
11 85 (16.90%) Java
12 83 (16.50%) Degree
13 79 (15.71%) PCI DSS
14 76 (15.11%) Finance
15 75 (14.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 64 (12.72%) C#
17 63 (12.52%) Performance Testing
18 62 (12.33%) Management Information System
19 61 (12.13%) Selenium
20 59 (11.73%) Test Management
21 57 (11.33%) Risk Management
22 55 (10.93%) Test Automation
23 53 (10.54%) User Acceptance Testing
24 52 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
24 52 (10.34%) Test Scripting
25 50 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
26 49 (9.74%) CISM
27 47 (9.34%) ISEB
27 47 (9.34%) Microsoft
27 47 (9.34%) Information Assurance

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 14 (2.78%) Apache
2 10 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.39%) IIS
4 5 (0.99%) CICS
4 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.99%) Lync
5 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.40%) Drupal
7 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.19%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.58%) SaaS
2 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.80%) GitHub
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.75%) Wireless
2 41 (8.15%) Firewall
3 34 (6.76%) Wireshark
4 28 (5.57%) Network Security
5 27 (5.37%) Internet
6 23 (4.57%) VoIP
6 23 (4.57%) HTTP
7 19 (3.78%) Wireless Security
8 18 (3.58%) VPN
9 10 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.99%) DNS
10 9 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.79%) tcpdump
11 8 (1.59%) LAN
12 6 (1.19%) LDAP
12 6 (1.19%) WAN
12 6 (1.19%) FTP
12 6 (1.19%) SMTP
13 3 (0.60%) Intranet
13 3 (0.60%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.38%) MySQL
3 9 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.99%) DB2
5 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (12.13%) Selenium
2 28 (5.57%) Visual Studio
3 25 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.97%) Cucumber
4 24 (4.77%) WebDriver
4 24 (4.77%) JIRA
5 22 (4.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 21 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 20 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (3.18%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.39%) Git (software)
10 11 (2.19%) Hudson
11 10 (1.99%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.99%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.79%) WATIR
13 8 (1.59%) Subversion
13 8 (1.59%) Metasploit
13 8 (1.59%) Bugzilla
14 6 (1.19%) CruiseControl
15 5 (0.99%) Calabash
General
1 76 (15.11%) Finance
2 19 (3.78%) Retail
3 15 (2.98%) Games
3 15 (2.98%) Banking
4 11 (2.19%) Legal
5 7 (1.39%) Back Office
6 6 (1.19%) Marketing
6 6 (1.19%) Law
7 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.60%) Advertising
8 3 (0.60%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.40%) French Language
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (23.86%) Analyst
2 98 (19.48%) Security Analyst
3 81 (16.10%) Tester
4 75 (14.91%) Consultant
5 66 (13.12%) Test Manager
6 52 (10.34%) Penetration Tester
7 41 (8.15%) Information Analyst
7 41 (8.15%) Information Security Analyst
8 40 (7.95%) Senior Analyst
9 39 (7.75%) QA Manager
10 32 (6.36%) Security Tester
10 32 (6.36%) QA Test Manager
11 31 (6.16%) Senior Security Analyst
12 30 (5.96%) Security Specialist
13 29 (5.77%) Security Consultant
14 26 (5.17%) Junior
15 21 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
15 21 (4.17%) Team Leader
16 19 (3.78%) Junior Information Analyst
17 18 (3.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (22.86%) .NET
2 32 (6.36%) ASP.NET
3 27 (5.37%) Web Services
4 25 (4.97%) SOAP
5 21 (4.17%) Gherkin
6 18 (3.58%) HTML
7 14 (2.78%) CSS
8 10 (1.99%) RESTful
9 9 (1.79%) XML
10 7 (1.39%) JSP
10 7 (1.39%) JSON
11 6 (1.19%) SAML
11 6 (1.19%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.99%) HTML5
13 4 (0.80%) jQuery
13 4 (0.80%) WCF
13 4 (0.80%) Spring MVC
13 4 (0.80%) Ajax
13 4 (0.80%) Spring
13 4 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.33%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.16%) Computer Science
4 27 (5.37%) Open Source
5 24 (4.77%) Mobile App
6 23 (4.57%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (3.98%) CESG
8 16 (3.18%) RMADS
9 14 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
10 13 (2.58%) Online Games
11 8 (1.59%) PKI
11 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.99%) AS400
12 5 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.80%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.60%) NHS
14 3 (0.60%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.60%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.75%) Linux
2 37 (7.36%) Windows
3 22 (4.37%) UNIX
4 17 (3.38%) Android
5 15 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.19%) Solaris
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.60%) OS/390
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (37.38%) Information Security
2 148 (29.42%) Penetration Testing
3 147 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (18.09%) Software Testing
5 75 (14.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 63 (12.52%) Performance Testing
7 59 (11.73%) Test Management
8 57 (11.33%) Risk Management
9 55 (10.93%) Test Automation
10 53 (10.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
11 52 (10.34%) Test Scripting
12 50 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (9.34%) Information Assurance
14 44 (8.75%) Automated Testing
14 44 (8.75%) ITIL
14 44 (8.75%) Test Strategy
15 42 (8.35%) Migration
16 39 (7.75%) Scrum
16 39 (7.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 89 (17.69%) SQL
2 85 (16.90%) Java
3 64 (12.72%) C#
4 43 (8.55%) PHP
5 37 (7.36%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.37%) C
7 22 (4.37%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.98%) Objective-C
9 14 (2.78%) C++
10 11 (2.19%) Ruby
11 9 (1.79%) Python
12 8 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.99%) VB
15 4 (0.80%) Scala
16 2 (0.40%) F#
16 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.40%) Perl
17 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 88 (17.50%) CISSP
3 83 (16.50%) Degree
4 49 (9.74%) CISM
5 47 (9.34%) ISEB
6 44 (8.75%) SC Cleared
7 43 (8.55%) CEH
8 33 (6.56%) CISA
9 32 (6.36%) ISTQB
10 27 (5.37%) GIAC
11 26 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (4.57%) GPEN
12 23 (4.57%) OSCP
13 21 (4.17%) CISMP
14 17 (3.38%) DV Cleared
15 13 (2.58%) GCIH
16 9 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 8 (1.59%) CCNP
17 8 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
18 7 (1.39%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (28.63%) QA
2 95 (18.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 79 (15.71%) PCI DSS
4 33 (6.56%) COBIT
5 22 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.60%) WCAG
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.79%) Snort
2 7 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.80%) Nmap
5 1 (0.20%) KVM
5 1 (0.20%) Firmware
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) XenServer
5 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.19%) Nessus
2 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.80%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.60%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.20%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) Nagios
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.18%) Oracle
3 9 (1.79%) HP
3 9 (1.79%) Sourcefire
4 8 (1.59%) Cisco
5 7 (1.39%) VMware
6 6 (1.19%) IBM
7 4 (0.80%) Qualys
8 3 (0.60%) Citrix
8 3 (0.60%) Splunk
9 2 (0.40%) Google
9 2 (0.40%) Progress
9 2 (0.40%) Dell
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.40%) McAfee
10 1 (0.20%) Percona
10 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.20%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.20%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.20%) Sun
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
ISL
Salary: £3700.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton
Hudson - London
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Epsilium Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £26000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55,000 Package + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens + shift allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago