The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 180 - 180
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 11 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% - 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 1
Average salary £50,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
Security Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3840 3470 3654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.40% 94.11% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3228 3003 3221
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Security Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Security Tester Salary Trend in Manchester

Security Tester
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in Manchester

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Android
3 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Phone
4 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Ruby
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Nessus
6 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (11.11%) Nmap
6 2 (11.11%) OSCP
6 2 (11.11%) OSCE
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) OWASP
6 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) CISSP
6 2 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) PHP
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 2 (11.11%) Telecoms

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Android
2 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Phone
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 2 (11.11%) OWASP
3 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) PHP
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) OSCP
1 2 (11.11%) OSCE
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nessus
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) CORE IMPACT