The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 139 112 161
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +49
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 2 21 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.086% 1.04% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 1.38% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 2
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £67,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -33.08%
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
+7.22% -12.70%
Security Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1846 1526 2167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.43% 75.40% 74.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1497 1190 1706
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (75.00%) Risk Assessment
1 9 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (75.00%) PKI
1 9 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
1 9 (75.00%) Security Architecture
1 9 (75.00%) Database Security
2 8 (66.67%) Lync
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) Legal
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Junos
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 8 (66.67%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Security Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Risk Assessment
1 9 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
1 9 (75.00%) Security Architecture
1 9 (75.00%) Database Security
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper