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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 667 676 648
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 212 186 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 153 138 212
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 £21,500 £32,500 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
87519 82414 85838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.06% 81.55% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 71255 68412 72904
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,673
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 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 21 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 -1 64 £57,500 +6.48% 12
South East -15 45 £50,000 +25.00% 8
West Midlands -1 23 £19,000 -62.00%
North West +4 22 £66,250 +61.58% 4
Yorkshire -11 21 £38,000 -26.21% 7
East of England -33 19 £41,250 -8.33% 4
South West -25 15 £35,000 -6.66% 5
North East - 2 - -
South Coast -2 1 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 181 (37.17%) Information Security
2 135 (27.72%) QA
3 134 (27.52%) Penetration Testing
4 131 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 94 (19.30%) .NET
7 88 (18.07%) Software Testing
8 86 (17.66%) Java
9 83 (17.04%) Security Cleared
10 79 (16.22%) Degree
11 78 (16.02%) CISSP
12 77 (15.81%) Finance
13 75 (15.40%) SQL
14 72 (14.78%) PCI DSS
15 69 (14.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 58 (11.91%) Management Information System
16 58 (11.91%) C#
17 57 (11.70%) Performance Testing
18 54 (11.09%) Test Automation
19 53 (10.88%) Selenium
20 51 (10.47%) Ethical Hacking
20 51 (10.47%) Test Management
21 50 (10.27%) Risk Management
21 50 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
22 49 (10.06%) ITIL
23 48 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
24 46 (9.45%) ISEB
24 46 (9.45%) CISM
25 45 (9.24%) Microsoft
25 45 (9.24%) PHP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 16 (3.29%) Apache
2 9 (1.85%) IIS
3 8 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.03%) CICS
5 4 (0.82%) Drupal
5 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.62%) Lync
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.05%) SaaS
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Route 53
4 1 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.80%) Firewall
2 32 (6.57%) Wireless
3 31 (6.37%) Network Security
4 29 (5.95%) Internet
5 28 (5.75%) Wireshark
6 22 (4.52%) HTTP
7 16 (3.29%) VoIP
7 16 (3.29%) VPN
8 13 (2.67%) Wireless Security
8 13 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (2.26%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.26%) DNS
10 8 (1.64%) tcpdump
10 8 (1.64%) LAN
11 7 (1.44%) SMTP
11 7 (1.44%) WAN
11 7 (1.44%) LDAP
12 6 (1.23%) FTP
13 4 (0.82%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.29%) MySQL
3 8 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.03%) DB2
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.21%) Redis
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (10.88%) Selenium
2 27 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.13%) WebDriver
3 25 (5.13%) JIRA
4 24 (4.93%) Visual Studio
5 23 (4.72%) Cucumber
6 17 (3.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 16 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (3.29%) SoapUI
8 12 (2.46%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.26%) Jasmine
9 11 (2.26%) Hudson
9 11 (2.26%) Git (software)
10 10 (2.05%) WATIR
10 10 (2.05%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.85%) Metasploit
12 8 (1.64%) Subversion
12 8 (1.64%) Bugzilla
13 7 (1.44%) CruiseControl
14 6 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 77 (15.81%) Finance
2 17 (3.49%) Banking
3 14 (2.87%) Retail
4 13 (2.67%) Legal
5 11 (2.26%) Games
6 7 (1.44%) Back Office
7 5 (1.03%) Marketing
8 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.82%) Law
9 3 (0.62%) Advertising
9 3 (0.62%) French Language
9 3 (0.62%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (24.02%) Analyst
2 94 (19.30%) Security Analyst
3 87 (17.86%) Tester
4 66 (13.55%) Consultant
5 61 (12.53%) Test Manager
6 59 (12.11%) Penetration Tester
7 40 (8.21%) Senior Analyst
8 37 (7.60%) Information Analyst
8 37 (7.60%) Information Security Analyst
9 36 (7.39%) QA Manager
10 31 (6.37%) Senior Security Analyst
11 29 (5.95%) QA Test Manager
12 28 (5.75%) Security Consultant
13 27 (5.54%) Security Tester
14 26 (5.34%) Junior
15 24 (4.93%) Security Specialist
16 21 (4.31%) Team Leader
17 19 (3.90%) Junior Analyst
18 18 (3.70%) Junior Information Analyst
19 16 (3.29%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (19.30%) .NET
2 29 (5.95%) ASP.NET
3 27 (5.54%) Web Services
4 20 (4.11%) SOAP
5 16 (3.29%) Gherkin
6 14 (2.87%) HTML
7 10 (2.05%) RESTful
7 10 (2.05%) CSS
8 9 (1.85%) XML
9 8 (1.64%) SAML
10 7 (1.44%) JSP
11 6 (1.23%) Regular Expression
12 5 (1.03%) LAMP
12 5 (1.03%) JSON
13 4 (0.82%) Django
13 4 (0.82%) Spring
13 4 (0.82%) StructureMap
13 4 (0.82%) Middleware
13 4 (0.82%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.62%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.91%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.60%) Computer Science
4 26 (5.34%) Open Source
5 23 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (4.52%) Mobile App
7 20 (4.11%) CESG
8 15 (3.08%) CESG CLAS
9 13 (2.67%) RMADS
10 9 (1.85%) Online Games
11 6 (1.23%) PKI
11 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.82%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.82%) Cryptography
14 3 (0.62%) User Experience
14 3 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.62%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.01%) Windows
2 36 (7.39%) Linux
3 22 (4.52%) UNIX
4 17 (3.49%) Android
5 15 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.05%) Solaris
7 2 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.21%) OS/390
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (37.17%) Information Security
2 134 (27.52%) Penetration Testing
3 131 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (18.07%) Software Testing
5 69 (14.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 57 (11.70%) Performance Testing
7 54 (11.09%) Test Automation
8 51 (10.47%) Ethical Hacking
8 51 (10.47%) Test Management
9 50 (10.27%) Risk Management
9 50 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (10.06%) ITIL
11 48 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (9.03%) Test Scripting
12 44 (9.03%) Information Assurance
13 39 (8.01%) Migration
14 37 (7.60%) Automated Testing
15 36 (7.39%) Data Migration
16 34 (6.98%) Incident Management
17 33 (6.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (17.66%) Java
2 75 (15.40%) SQL
3 58 (11.91%) C#
4 45 (9.24%) PHP
5 27 (5.54%) T-SQL
6 25 (5.13%) C
7 23 (4.72%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.70%) C++
9 15 (3.08%) Python
10 14 (2.87%) Ruby
11 10 (2.05%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.85%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.03%) Perl
14 5 (1.03%) VB
15 4 (0.82%) Scala
15 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.62%) F#
17 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 83 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 79 (16.22%) Degree
3 78 (16.02%) CISSP
4 46 (9.45%) ISEB
4 46 (9.45%) CISM
5 41 (8.42%) SC Cleared
6 34 (6.98%) ISTQB
7 33 (6.78%) CEH
7 33 (6.78%) CISA
8 24 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (4.31%) GIAC
10 16 (3.29%) DV Cleared
10 16 (3.29%) GPEN
10 16 (3.29%) OSCP
11 14 (2.87%) CISMP
12 11 (2.26%) GCIH
13 9 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (1.44%) GCIA
15 6 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (27.72%) QA
2 95 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (14.78%) PCI DSS
4 32 (6.57%) COBIT
5 23 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.62%) SLA
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.62%) WCAG
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.64%) Snort
4 4 (0.82%) Nmap
5 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) KVM
7 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.23%) Nessus
2 4 (0.82%) WebInspect
3 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.62%) Puppet
3 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.62%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.21%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.67%) Oracle
3 10 (2.05%) Cisco
4 9 (1.85%) VMware
5 7 (1.44%) HP
5 7 (1.44%) Qualys
5 7 (1.44%) Sourcefire
6 6 (1.23%) IBM
7 4 (0.82%) McAfee
8 3 (0.62%) Citrix
8 3 (0.62%) Websense
8 3 (0.62%) Splunk
9 2 (0.41%) Progress
9 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.41%) Dell
9 2 (0.41%) Juniper
9 2 (0.41%) LogLogic
9 2 (0.41%) Percona
9 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.41%) GFI Software
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
DCV Technologies
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £260.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: + Double OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Double OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £55,000 Package + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Salt
Salary: Upto £60K Basic + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
IRM Plc
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car + More
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