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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 579 595 611
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 295 318 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 211 223 163
Average salary £55,250 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.45% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,050 £33,225 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
83276 90851 80863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.09% 82.74% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 68571 74463 67326
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +62 150 £65,000 +23.80% 16
South East +15 54 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire +28 34 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East of England +4 18 £38,250 -24.25% 2
North West -3 16 £52,500 -4.54% 3
West Midlands -37 12 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South West -19 9 £40,000 -12.56% 1
East Midlands -10 2 £57,500 -4.16%
Midlands -8 1 £38,500 -35.83%
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 214 (37.61%) Information Security
2 154 (27.07%) Penetration Testing
3 150 (26.36%) Finance
3 150 (26.36%) CISSP
4 129 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (18.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 104 (18.28%) Java
7 100 (17.57%) Software Testing
8 93 (16.34%) PCI DSS
9 91 (15.99%) .NET
10 85 (14.94%) C#
10 85 (14.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 82 (14.41%) Security Cleared
11 82 (14.41%) Degree
12 79 (13.88%) Cyber Security
13 77 (13.53%) Selenium
14 76 (13.36%) OWASP
15 71 (12.48%) ISTQB
15 71 (12.48%) Automated Testing
16 70 (12.30%) Information Assurance
17 65 (11.42%) QA
18 61 (10.72%) Management Information System
18 61 (10.72%) Performance Testing
19 59 (10.37%) SC Cleared
20 58 (10.19%) SDLC
21 57 (10.02%) Test Scripting
21 57 (10.02%) ISEB
21 57 (10.02%) SQL
21 57 (10.02%) C
21 57 (10.02%) CISM

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4 (0.70%) IIS
2 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.35%) nginx
3 2 (0.35%) Node.js
3 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.35%) Apache
3 2 (0.35%) JBoss
4 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.18%) CMS
4 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.23%) SaaS
2 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (0.35%) Route 53
3 2 (0.35%) IaaS
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.18%) Veeva
4 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.49%) Firewall
2 42 (7.38%) Wireless
3 40 (7.03%) Network Security
4 27 (4.75%) Wireless Security
5 25 (4.39%) Internet
6 20 (3.51%) HTTP
7 13 (2.28%) SSL
8 12 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (1.41%) Wireshark
9 8 (1.41%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.23%) tcpdump
11 5 (0.88%) DNS
12 4 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.70%) LAN
12 4 (0.70%) WAN
13 3 (0.53%) LDAP
13 3 (0.53%) SMTP
13 3 (0.53%) FTP
13 3 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.57%) Relational Database
2 22 (3.87%) RDBMS
3 9 (1.58%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.88%) MySQL
4 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.35%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.35%) Redis
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.35%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (13.53%) Selenium
2 32 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.92%) WebDriver
4 27 (4.75%) Cucumber
5 24 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (3.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (3.34%) SoapUI
7 14 (2.46%) JIRA
8 12 (2.11%) Firebug
9 11 (1.93%) LoadRunner
9 11 (1.93%) JMeter
10 9 (1.58%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.58%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.41%) Capybara
12 7 (1.23%) NUnit
12 7 (1.23%) Bugzilla
12 7 (1.23%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.05%) NSubstitute
General
1 150 (26.36%) Finance
2 43 (7.56%) Banking
3 19 (3.34%) Legal
4 14 (2.46%) Retail
5 10 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.58%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.41%) Marketing
8 7 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.23%) Publishing
9 5 (0.88%) Advertising
9 5 (0.88%) Local Government
10 4 (0.70%) Law
11 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.53%) Electronics
11 3 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 125 (21.97%) Analyst
2 79 (13.88%) Consultant
3 64 (11.25%) Security Analyst
4 61 (10.72%) Tester
5 50 (8.79%) Security Specialist
5 50 (8.79%) Security Consultant
6 49 (8.61%) Security Manager
7 46 (8.08%) Test Analyst
8 44 (7.73%) Penetration Tester
9 43 (7.56%) Applications Specialist
9 43 (7.56%) Application Security Specialist
10 41 (7.21%) Test Manager
11 29 (5.10%) IT Security Analyst
12 20 (3.51%) Information Security Manager
12 20 (3.51%) Information Manager
13 18 (3.16%) Penetration Test Consultant
14 17 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.99%) Testing Consultant
15 16 (2.81%) Security Engineer
16 15 (2.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (15.99%) .NET
2 41 (7.21%) HTML
3 36 (6.33%) ASP.NET
4 21 (3.69%) Web Services
5 19 (3.34%) Spring
5 19 (3.34%) Struts
5 19 (3.34%) Ajax
6 17 (2.99%) SOAP
7 15 (2.64%) XML
7 15 (2.64%) Gherkin
8 14 (2.46%) CSS
8 14 (2.46%) JSP
9 8 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (1.41%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.23%) RESTful
11 5 (0.88%) COM
11 5 (0.88%) DOM
11 5 (0.88%) Application Packaging
12 4 (0.70%) HTML5
12 4 (0.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.72%) Management Information System
2 52 (9.14%) Mobile App
3 36 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.39%) CESG
6 19 (3.34%) Cryptography
7 15 (2.64%) Statistics
8 14 (2.46%) CESG CLAS
9 13 (2.28%) PKI
10 11 (1.93%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.58%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.58%) GIS
12 6 (1.05%) RMADS
13 5 (0.88%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.70%) User Experience
15 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
15 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
16 2 (0.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.49%) Windows
2 23 (4.04%) UNIX
3 12 (2.11%) Linux
4 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.70%) Android
5 3 (0.53%) Solaris
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (37.61%) Information Security
2 154 (27.07%) Penetration Testing
3 129 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (17.57%) Software Testing
5 85 (14.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 79 (13.88%) Cyber Security
7 76 (13.36%) OWASP
8 71 (12.48%) Automated Testing
9 70 (12.30%) Information Assurance
10 61 (10.72%) Performance Testing
11 58 (10.19%) SDLC
12 57 (10.02%) Test Scripting
12 57 (10.02%) Ethical Hacking
13 56 (9.84%) Project Management
14 53 (9.31%) Risk Management
15 52 (9.14%) Manual Testing
16 50 (8.79%) Test Automation
17 48 (8.44%) SIEM
17 48 (8.44%) Software Engineering
18 39 (6.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 104 (18.28%) Java
2 85 (14.94%) C#
3 57 (10.02%) SQL
3 57 (10.02%) C
4 47 (8.26%) C++
5 25 (4.39%) JavaScript
6 24 (4.22%) Python
7 17 (2.99%) PHP
8 16 (2.81%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.41%) Ruby
10 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.18%) Groovy
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 150 (26.36%) CISSP
2 82 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 82 (14.41%) Degree
3 71 (12.48%) ISTQB
4 59 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 57 (10.02%) ISEB
5 57 (10.02%) CISM
6 43 (7.56%) CISA
7 33 (5.80%) CEH
8 32 (5.62%) DV Cleared
9 21 (3.69%) GIAC
9 21 (3.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (2.64%) GPEN
11 14 (2.46%) OSCP
12 13 (2.28%) CHFI
13 12 (2.11%) CISMP
14 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.41%) SSCP
15 6 (1.05%) PhD
16 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (18.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (16.34%) PCI DSS
3 65 (11.42%) QA
4 31 (5.45%) COBIT
5 30 (5.27%) FATCA
6 18 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 11 (1.93%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.88%) PAS 55
9 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (2.11%) Nmap
2 10 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.58%) Nessus
4 3 (0.53%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.35%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.35%) Puppet
5 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.64%) HP
3 14 (2.46%) Google
4 13 (2.28%) VMware
5 10 (1.76%) McAfee
5 10 (1.76%) Oracle
6 7 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.23%) Sourcefire
7 6 (1.05%) Qualys
8 5 (0.88%) Cisco
8 5 (0.88%) IBM
9 4 (0.70%) WorldPay
9 4 (0.70%) BT
10 3 (0.53%) Telerik
10 3 (0.53%) Coverity
11 2 (0.35%) Rapid7
11 2 (0.35%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.35%) Capita
11 2 (0.35%) Tripwire
12 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Tessella Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oracle
Salary: excellent salary - negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: £130,000 per annum good bonuses and bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capgemini
Posted: 7 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago