The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 176 - 186
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% - 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% - 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 6
Average salary £53,750 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 - £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
Security Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3196 3085 3432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.68% 82.18% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2765 2693 3025
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (58.82%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Information Security
4 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
5 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) FATCA
7 2 (11.76%) Rapid7
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Nessus
7 2 (11.76%) Nmap
7 2 (11.76%) WebInspect
7 2 (11.76%) AppScan
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.88%) Data Security
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.88%) Legal

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Network Security
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) AppScan
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) Testing Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
3 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.88%) OWASP
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) OSCP
2 1 (5.88%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nessus
1 2 (11.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Rapid7
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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