The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 560 619 592
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -27
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 50 16 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.035% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.042% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 23
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £55,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £82,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £41,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+34.14% -11.35%
OWASP
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36936 38008 39307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.10% 83.52% 82.03%
Number of salaries quoted 31218 30941 33527
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in London

OWASP
Salary Trend in London

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

OWASP Salary Trend in London

OWASP
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OWASP across the London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

OWASP Salary Histogram in London

OWASP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the London region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
City of London +22 6 £62,500 -10.71% 3
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing OWASP 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 OWASP.

1 28 (34.15%) Mentoring
2 27 (32.93%) Information Security
3 23 (28.05%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (26.83%) CISSP
5 21 (25.61%) Java
6 20 (24.39%) SQL
6 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
6 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
7 17 (20.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
8 16 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (19.51%) .NET
8 16 (19.51%) MySQL
9 15 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (18.29%) Games
9 15 (18.29%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (18.29%) NoSQL
9 15 (18.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (18.29%) Data Integration
9 15 (18.29%) Data Architecture
9 15 (18.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (18.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 15 (18.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (18.29%) Kimball Methodology
10 14 (17.07%) HTML
11 13 (15.85%) C#
11 13 (15.85%) C++

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing OWASP 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 OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.76%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) CMS
2 6 (7.32%) Drupal
2 6 (7.32%) nginx
2 6 (7.32%) Node.js
2 6 (7.32%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) SaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) Firewall
2 3 (3.66%) SSL
2 3 (3.66%) Network Security
3 2 (2.44%) IPsec
3 2 (2.44%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.44%) LAN
3 2 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (1.22%) HTTP
4 1 (1.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.22%) WLAN
4 1 (1.22%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.51%) MySQL
3 15 (18.29%) NoSQL
3 15 (18.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 15 (18.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (18.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Metasploit
2 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.76%) Eclipse
2 8 (9.76%) Selenium
3 7 (8.54%) JIRA
3 7 (8.54%) Bugzilla
3 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.54%) CruiseControl
3 7 (8.54%) Hudson
4 6 (7.32%) Subversion
5 3 (3.66%) TestNG
6 1 (1.22%) Capybara
6 1 (1.22%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) Checkstyle
6 1 (1.22%) JUnit
6 1 (1.22%) JMeter
6 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.22%) MSTest
6 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (18.29%) Games
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Architect
2 15 (18.29%) Data Architect
3 13 (15.85%) Consultant
3 13 (15.85%) Security Consultant
4 12 (14.63%) Security Specialist
5 10 (12.20%) Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Applications Specialist
6 9 (10.98%) Application Security Specialist
7 8 (9.76%) Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Web Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Applications Consultant
9 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Penetration Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Security Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Security Architect
9 5 (6.10%) Web Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 4 (4.88%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 14 (17.07%) HTML
4 13 (15.85%) CSS
5 9 (10.98%) jQuery
5 9 (10.98%) REST
6 8 (9.76%) RESTful
6 8 (9.76%) SAML
7 7 (8.54%) Web Services
7 7 (8.54%) Ajax
7 7 (8.54%) Sass
8 6 (7.32%) CSS3
8 6 (7.32%) Open Graph
8 6 (7.32%) Memcached
9 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.10%) WCF
10 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.66%) SOAP
11 3 (3.66%) Spring
12 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Data Integration
2 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.98%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.32%) W3C
5 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.10%) User Experience
6 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.66%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.44%) CESG
8 2 (2.44%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.44%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.22%) PKI
9 1 (1.22%) DTV
9 1 (1.22%) RMADS
9 1 (1.22%) New Media
9 1 (1.22%) Open Source
9 1 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Ubuntu
2 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Windows
4 1 (1.22%) AIX
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
4 1 (1.22%) OS/400
4 1 (1.22%) zOS
4 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Mentoring
2 27 (32.93%) Information Security
3 23 (28.05%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.29%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (18.29%) Kimball Methodology
5 15 (18.29%) Data Architecture
6 11 (13.41%) Security Testing
7 10 (12.20%) MVC
8 8 (9.76%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Scrum
10 6 (7.32%) Web Development
10 6 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.32%) SEO
10 6 (7.32%) ITIL
10 6 (7.32%) ISMS
10 6 (7.32%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Java
2 20 (24.39%) SQL
3 13 (15.85%) PHP
3 13 (15.85%) C#
3 13 (15.85%) C++
4 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.41%) C
5 7 (8.54%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.66%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (1.22%) XQuery
8 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) CISSP
2 11 (13.41%) OSCP
3 10 (12.20%) CISM
4 9 (10.98%) Degree
5 6 (7.32%) CEH
5 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.32%) CCNA
6 5 (6.10%) MCSE
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.66%) GSEC
7 3 (3.66%) CISA
8 2 (2.44%) SSCP
8 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) OSCE
8 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.22%) GPEN
9 1 (1.22%) RHCE
9 1 (1.22%) CCNP
9 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.32%) QA
4 4 (4.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Nessus
1 6 (7.32%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) VMware
3 6 (7.32%) Zend
3 6 (7.32%) Facebook
3 6 (7.32%) Twitter
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (2.44%) Citrix
6 2 (2.44%) Juniper
6 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.44%) Google
7 1 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.22%) Akamai
7 1 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
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