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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 670 646 737
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +91
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 222 207 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 153 133 134
Average salary £56,250 £45,000 £50,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.06%
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
87806 79197 86082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.80% 79.57% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 70655 65397 73602
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +36 97 £57,500 - 3
South East -18 54 £57,750 +5.00% 2
North West -11 16 £37,500 +13.63% 2
East Midlands -10 15 £62,500 +131.48%
Yorkshire -51 13 £38,000 -5.00% 2
West Midlands -8 11 £55,000 +10.00%
South West -15 11 £31,500 -16.00% 1
East of England -42 8 £62,500 +38.88%
North East -6 2 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 176 (32.71%) Information Security
1 176 (32.71%) Penetration Testing
2 174 (32.34%) QA
3 132 (24.54%) .NET
4 111 (20.63%) SQL
5 97 (18.03%) CISSP
6 91 (16.91%) Software Testing
7 89 (16.54%) Degree
8 87 (16.17%) Java
9 85 (15.80%) Security Cleared
10 84 (15.61%) Selenium
11 82 (15.24%) Finance
12 81 (15.06%) Performance Testing
13 79 (14.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 79 (14.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 74 (13.75%) C#
15 73 (13.57%) PCI DSS
16 68 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
17 66 (12.27%) Automated Testing
18 63 (11.71%) Management Information System
19 62 (11.52%) Test Scripting
20 61 (11.34%) Test Management
21 60 (11.15%) Ethical Hacking
22 57 (10.59%) Test Strategy
23 56 (10.41%) CEH
23 56 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
24 54 (10.04%) Wireless
24 54 (10.04%) E-Commerce
25 53 (9.85%) Microsoft
25 53 (9.85%) Risk Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (2.42%) Apache
2 12 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.49%) Lync
4 5 (0.93%) CICS
4 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.74%) IIS
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) nginx
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.86%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.97%) SaaS
2 7 (1.30%) GitHub
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.04%) Wireless
2 44 (8.18%) Firewall
3 39 (7.25%) Network Security
4 37 (6.88%) Internet
5 30 (5.58%) VoIP
6 29 (5.39%) Wireshark
7 28 (5.20%) HTTP
8 22 (4.09%) Wireless Security
9 21 (3.90%) VPN
10 12 (2.23%) tcpdump
10 12 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (2.04%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.86%) DNS
13 9 (1.67%) LAN
14 7 (1.30%) LDAP
14 7 (1.30%) WAN
14 7 (1.30%) SMTP
14 7 (1.30%) FTP
15 4 (0.74%) Broadband
15 4 (0.74%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.16%) MySQL
3 16 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.93%) DB2
6 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 84 (15.61%) Selenium
2 34 (6.32%) WebDriver
2 34 (6.32%) SoapUI
3 32 (5.95%) Cucumber
3 32 (5.95%) Visual Studio
4 31 (5.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.46%) Jenkins
7 21 (3.90%) JIRA
8 17 (3.16%) SpecFlow
9 16 (2.97%) Git (software)
10 11 (2.04%) WATIR
11 10 (1.86%) Hudson
11 10 (1.86%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.86%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.67%) Subversion
13 6 (1.12%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.12%) Metasploit
14 5 (0.93%) RSpec
14 5 (0.93%) Robotium
General
1 82 (15.24%) Finance
2 36 (6.69%) Retail
3 20 (3.72%) Games
4 16 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.42%) Banking
6 12 (2.23%) Legal
7 9 (1.67%) Law
8 7 (1.30%) Back Office
8 7 (1.30%) Marketing
9 3 (0.56%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Military
10 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 105 (19.52%) Analyst
2 96 (17.84%) Tester
3 90 (16.73%) Consultant
4 88 (16.36%) Security Analyst
5 68 (12.64%) Test Manager
6 65 (12.08%) Penetration Tester
7 45 (8.36%) QA Manager
8 41 (7.62%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (6.69%) Security Tester
10 35 (6.51%) Senior Security Analyst
11 34 (6.32%) QA Test Manager
12 32 (5.95%) Security Specialist
13 29 (5.39%) Testing Consultant
14 28 (5.20%) Penetration Test Consultant
15 27 (5.02%) Security Consultant
16 25 (4.65%) Information Analyst
16 25 (4.65%) Information Security Analyst
17 22 (4.09%) Test Engineer
18 21 (3.90%) Applications Specialist
18 21 (3.90%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (24.54%) .NET
2 35 (6.51%) Web Services
3 34 (6.32%) ASP.NET
4 32 (5.95%) SOAP
5 27 (5.02%) Gherkin
6 22 (4.09%) HTML
7 18 (3.35%) CSS
8 14 (2.60%) XML
9 13 (2.42%) RESTful
10 11 (2.04%) JSON
11 7 (1.30%) HTML5
11 7 (1.30%) jQuery
11 7 (1.30%) Backbone.js
12 6 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (1.12%) WCF
12 6 (1.12%) Ajax
12 6 (1.12%) CSS3
13 5 (0.93%) MyBatis
13 5 (0.93%) Spring
13 5 (0.93%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.71%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.02%) Open Source
4 23 (4.28%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.16%) RMADS
5 17 (3.16%) CESG
6 14 (2.60%) Online Games
7 12 (2.23%) CESG CLAS
8 11 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.67%) PKI
10 6 (1.12%) AS400
11 5 (0.93%) BBC
11 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.74%) NHS
13 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.56%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.56%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.56%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.06%) Linux
2 35 (6.51%) Windows
3 24 (4.46%) UNIX
4 17 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.16%) Android
5 11 (2.04%) Solaris
6 4 (0.74%) OS/390
6 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (32.71%) Information Security
1 176 (32.71%) Penetration Testing
2 91 (16.91%) Software Testing
3 81 (15.06%) Performance Testing
4 79 (14.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 68 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (12.27%) Automated Testing
7 62 (11.52%) Test Scripting
8 61 (11.34%) Test Management
9 60 (11.15%) Ethical Hacking
10 57 (10.59%) Test Strategy
11 56 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 54 (10.04%) E-Commerce
13 53 (9.85%) Risk Management
14 52 (9.67%) Test Automation
15 49 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (8.74%) Integration Testing
17 46 (8.55%) Scrum
17 46 (8.55%) Migration
18 43 (7.99%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 111 (20.63%) SQL
2 87 (16.17%) Java
3 74 (13.75%) C#
4 44 (8.18%) T-SQL
5 42 (7.81%) PHP
6 27 (5.02%) C
7 24 (4.46%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.35%) Objective-C
9 14 (2.60%) Ruby
10 12 (2.23%) C++
11 7 (1.30%) Python
12 5 (0.93%) Scala
12 5 (0.93%) VB
13 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.56%) Perl
15 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 97 (18.03%) CISSP
2 89 (16.54%) Degree
3 85 (15.80%) Security Cleared
4 56 (10.41%) CEH
5 53 (9.85%) CISM
6 50 (9.29%) ISEB
7 39 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 36 (6.69%) CISA
9 33 (6.13%) GIAC
10 28 (5.20%) GPEN
10 28 (5.20%) OSCP
10 28 (5.20%) ISTQB
11 27 (5.02%) CISMP
12 24 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (2.60%) GCIH
13 14 (2.60%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 9 (1.67%) CCNP
16 8 (1.49%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (32.34%) QA
2 79 (14.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (13.57%) PCI DSS
4 33 (6.13%) COBIT
5 23 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.56%) WCAG
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (1.86%) Snort
2 8 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Nmap
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
4 1 (0.19%) XenServer
4 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Nessus
1 4 (0.74%) WebInspect
1 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.56%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.37%) AppDetective
3 2 (0.37%) Puppet
3 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.60%) Oracle
3 12 (2.23%) Sourcefire
4 10 (1.86%) HP
5 9 (1.67%) Cisco
6 6 (1.12%) IBM
6 6 (1.12%) VMware
6 6 (1.12%) hybris
7 4 (0.74%) Citrix
7 4 (0.74%) McAfee
8 3 (0.56%) Siebel
8 3 (0.56%) Splunk
8 3 (0.56%) Qualys
9 2 (0.37%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.37%) Google
9 2 (0.37%) Progress
9 2 (0.37%) Dell
9 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.37%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
BEConsultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Steria
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago