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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 159 170 180
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 13 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.50% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.60% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 5
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
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
2753 3171 3320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.83% 83.10% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2263 2592 2877
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (85.71%) Information Assurance
2 22 (78.57%) Software Testing
3 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (50.00%) Banking
3 14 (50.00%) FATCA
4 12 (42.86%) ISEB
5 10 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.86%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Legal
7 3 (10.71%) Information Security
7 3 (10.71%) Windows
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.14%) C++
8 2 (7.14%) Python
8 2 (7.14%) Linux
8 2 (7.14%) OOP
8 2 (7.14%) MySQL
8 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
8 2 (7.14%) XML
8 2 (7.14%) IBM
8 2 (7.14%) HP
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.14%) Retail
8 2 (7.14%) Nessus
8 2 (7.14%) Nmap
8 2 (7.14%) WebInspect
8 2 (7.14%) AppScan
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) VoIP
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) AppScan
General
1 14 (50.00%) Banking
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Legal
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Technical Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
2 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Account Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 4 (14.29%) Support Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Sales Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Support Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Account Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Information Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Testing Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XML
1 2 (7.14%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Information Assurance
2 22 (78.57%) Software Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.86%) Coaching
4 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) OOP
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C++
1 2 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) FATCA
2 2 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nessus
1 2 (7.14%) Nmap
1 2 (7.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Rapid7
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
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