The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 175 137 151
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 6 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.16% 0.68% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.80% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 3
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.94%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -12.70%
Security Testing
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3141 2238 2250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.32% 84.26% 81.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2400 1709 1858
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 Leeds

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Apache
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) Change Control
3 4 (25.00%) Release Management
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (25.00%) Middleware
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) WinForms
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) MySQL
4 3 (18.75%) NHS
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (31.25%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Testing Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) WinForms
2 3 (18.75%) WPF
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) RMADS
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Change Control
3 4 (25.00%) Release Management
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) OWASP
4 3 (18.75%) Information Governance
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 1 (6.25%) GIAC
4 1 (6.25%) CEH
4 1 (6.25%) SSCP
4 1 (6.25%) CISA
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee
2 1 (6.25%) Websense
2 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago