The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 253 230 252
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 3 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.041% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 10
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +96.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £32,950 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.73%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6103 5604 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.66% 80.67% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5248 4693 5357
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OWASP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

OWASP Salary Trend in the North West

OWASP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OWASP across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

OWASP Salary Histogram in the North West

OWASP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Manchester -17 3 £47,500 +46.15% 1
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) .NET
3 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
3 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 11 (68.75%) CSS
3 11 (68.75%) Web Services
3 11 (68.75%) C#
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (68.75%) .NET Framework
3 11 (68.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (68.75%) Line Management
4 9 (56.25%) OO
5 8 (50.00%) UML
5 8 (50.00%) SOAP
5 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (50.00%) Internet
5 8 (50.00%) OOD
5 8 (50.00%) TDD
5 8 (50.00%) Pair Programming
5 8 (50.00%) NUnit
5 8 (50.00%) Billing
5 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Marketing
5 8 (50.00%) Refactoring
5 8 (50.00%) Selenium
5 8 (50.00%) WCF

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) NUnit
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
1 8 (50.00%) MSTest
1 8 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (18.75%) Subversion
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Billing
2 8 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) IT Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
1 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
1 11 (68.75%) CSS
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
1 11 (68.75%) .NET Framework
1 11 (68.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 8 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 8 (50.00%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (50.00%) LINQ
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (50.00%) WCF
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
3 3 (18.75%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Ajax
3 3 (18.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) EMV
1 3 (18.75%) W3C
1 3 (18.75%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Line Management
3 9 (56.25%) OO
4 8 (50.00%) UML
4 8 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 8 (50.00%) OOD
4 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Refactoring
4 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (50.00%) Coaching
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (50.00%) Time Management
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) OSCP
1 4 (25.00%) OSCE
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Capita