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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 670 658 688
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +30
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 202 196 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 144 134 173
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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
87394 80699 88080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.00% 81.13% 79.20%
Number of salaries quoted 70405 66847 75264
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +11 83 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East -26 48 £58,000 +25.40% 5
West Midlands +14 21 £19,000 -60.00% 3
North West -19 13 £49,000 +48.48% 3
Yorkshire -36 13 £38,000 -10.58% 1
South West -21 10 £34,500 +3.75% 2
East Midlands -14 9 £62,500 +131.48% 1
East of England -54 7 £47,500 +5.55% 3
North East -2 2 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 181 (33.96%) Information Security
2 171 (32.08%) Penetration Testing
3 162 (30.39%) QA
4 161 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (23.45%) .NET
6 104 (19.51%) SQL
7 94 (17.64%) Security Cleared
8 92 (17.26%) CISSP
9 91 (17.07%) Software Testing
10 88 (16.51%) Degree
11 83 (15.57%) Java
11 83 (15.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 76 (14.26%) PCI DSS
12 76 (14.26%) Finance
13 75 (14.07%) Performance Testing
14 74 (13.88%) Selenium
15 72 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 72 (13.51%) C#
16 63 (11.82%) Test Management
17 61 (11.44%) Management Information System
18 57 (10.69%) Automated Testing
19 56 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
19 56 (10.51%) Test Scripting
20 55 (10.32%) Ethical Hacking
21 54 (10.13%) Risk Management
22 53 (9.94%) Microsoft
22 53 (9.94%) Test Strategy
23 52 (9.76%) Wireless
24 51 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
24 51 (9.57%) Test Automation

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (2.81%) Apache
2 11 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.31%) Lync
4 6 (1.13%) IIS
5 5 (0.94%) CICS
5 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.38%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) Drupal
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.88%) MS Office
3 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.00%) SaaS
2 6 (1.13%) GitHub
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.76%) Wireless
2 43 (8.07%) Firewall
3 41 (7.69%) Network Security
4 36 (6.75%) Internet
5 33 (6.19%) Wireshark
6 27 (5.07%) HTTP
7 26 (4.88%) VoIP
8 24 (4.50%) Wireless Security
9 19 (3.56%) VPN
10 12 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (2.06%) tcpdump
11 11 (2.06%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.88%) DNS
13 9 (1.69%) LAN
14 7 (1.31%) FTP
14 7 (1.31%) LDAP
14 7 (1.31%) WAN
14 7 (1.31%) SMTP
15 4 (0.75%) Broadband
15 4 (0.75%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.19%) MySQL
3 13 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.94%) DB2
5 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 74 (13.88%) Selenium
2 33 (6.19%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.82%) SoapUI
4 30 (5.63%) WebDriver
5 29 (5.44%) Cucumber
6 28 (5.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 25 (4.69%) Jenkins
8 23 (4.32%) JIRA
8 23 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (3.38%) SpecFlow
10 15 (2.81%) Git (software)
11 11 (2.06%) Hudson
11 11 (2.06%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.69%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.69%) WATIR
13 8 (1.50%) Bugzilla
13 8 (1.50%) Subversion
14 7 (1.31%) Metasploit
15 6 (1.13%) CruiseControl
16 5 (0.94%) Robotium
General
1 76 (14.26%) Finance
2 30 (5.63%) Retail
3 18 (3.38%) Games
4 13 (2.44%) Banking
5 12 (2.25%) Legal
6 10 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.69%) Law
8 8 (1.50%) Marketing
9 7 (1.31%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Military
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 113 (21.20%) Analyst
2 95 (17.82%) Security Analyst
3 94 (17.64%) Consultant
4 88 (16.51%) Tester
5 69 (12.95%) Test Manager
6 56 (10.51%) Penetration Tester
7 43 (8.07%) QA Manager
8 38 (7.13%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (6.75%) Information Analyst
9 36 (6.75%) Information Security Analyst
9 36 (6.75%) Security Tester
10 34 (6.38%) QA Test Manager
11 33 (6.19%) Testing Consultant
12 32 (6.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 31 (5.82%) Senior Security Analyst
13 31 (5.82%) Security Specialist
14 29 (5.44%) Security Consultant
15 23 (4.32%) Junior
16 22 (4.13%) Team Leader
17 20 (3.75%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (23.45%) .NET
2 32 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 30 (5.63%) SOAP
3 30 (5.63%) Web Services
4 25 (4.69%) Gherkin
5 19 (3.56%) HTML
6 15 (2.81%) CSS
7 11 (2.06%) RESTful
7 11 (2.06%) XML
8 8 (1.50%) JSON
9 6 (1.13%) SAML
9 6 (1.13%) HTML5
9 6 (1.13%) jQuery
9 6 (1.13%) Backbone.js
10 5 (0.94%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (0.94%) Ajax
10 5 (0.94%) WCF
10 5 (0.94%) CSS3
11 4 (0.75%) JSP
11 4 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.44%) Management Information System
2 44 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.50%) Open Source
6 18 (3.38%) RMADS
6 18 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (3.38%) CESG
7 14 (2.63%) Online Games
8 13 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
9 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.50%) PKI
11 6 (1.13%) AS400
12 5 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.56%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.56%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.56%) BBC
13 3 (0.56%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.50%) Linux
2 37 (6.94%) Windows
3 22 (4.13%) UNIX
4 16 (3.00%) Android
5 15 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.06%) Solaris
7 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.75%) OS/390
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (33.96%) Information Security
2 171 (32.08%) Penetration Testing
3 161 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (17.07%) Software Testing
5 75 (14.07%) Performance Testing
6 72 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 63 (11.82%) Test Management
8 57 (10.69%) Automated Testing
9 56 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 56 (10.51%) Test Scripting
10 55 (10.32%) Ethical Hacking
11 54 (10.13%) Risk Management
12 53 (9.94%) Test Strategy
13 51 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 51 (9.57%) Test Automation
14 49 (9.19%) E-Commerce
15 46 (8.63%) Migration
16 43 (8.07%) Data Migration
16 43 (8.07%) Integration Testing
16 43 (8.07%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 104 (19.51%) SQL
2 83 (15.57%) Java
3 72 (13.51%) C#
4 43 (8.07%) T-SQL
4 43 (8.07%) PHP
5 27 (5.07%) C
6 23 (4.32%) JavaScript
7 16 (3.00%) Objective-C
8 14 (2.63%) C++
9 12 (2.25%) Ruby
10 8 (1.50%) Python
11 6 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.94%) Scala
12 5 (0.94%) VB
13 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (17.64%) Security Cleared
2 92 (17.26%) CISSP
3 88 (16.51%) Degree
4 50 (9.38%) CEH
4 50 (9.38%) CISM
5 48 (9.01%) ISEB
6 46 (8.63%) SC Cleared
7 33 (6.19%) CISA
8 30 (5.63%) GIAC
9 28 (5.25%) ISTQB
10 25 (4.69%) GPEN
10 25 (4.69%) OSCP
11 24 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (4.50%) CISMP
12 16 (3.00%) DV Cleared
13 13 (2.44%) GCIH
14 10 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 9 (1.69%) CCNP
16 7 (1.31%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (30.39%) QA
2 83 (15.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (14.26%) PCI DSS
4 30 (5.63%) COBIT
5 21 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.56%) WCAG
7 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (1.88%) Snort
2 8 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) Nmap
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) XenServer
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.94%) Nessus
2 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.75%) WebInspect
3 3 (0.56%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.81%) Oracle
3 11 (2.06%) Sourcefire
4 10 (1.88%) Cisco
5 8 (1.50%) HP
5 8 (1.50%) VMware
6 6 (1.13%) IBM
7 4 (0.75%) Citrix
7 4 (0.75%) McAfee
7 4 (0.75%) hybris
8 3 (0.56%) Qualys
8 3 (0.56%) Splunk
8 3 (0.56%) Siebel
9 2 (0.38%) Progress
9 2 (0.38%) Dell
9 2 (0.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.38%) Google
10 1 (0.19%) Percona
10 1 (0.19%) LogRhythm
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car and benefits
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