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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 181 186 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.025% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.027% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £25,250 £33,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +21.05%
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
3395 3752 4003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.69% 95.06% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2770 3106 3451
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,500
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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Degree
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (66.67%) Qualys
2 4 (66.67%) Nessus
2 4 (66.67%) Nmap
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) OSCE
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) OSCP
2 1 (16.67%) OSCE
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Nessus
1 4 (66.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Qualys