The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 211 226 260
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +34
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 23 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.34% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.41% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 4
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £77,500 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
Security Testing
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
5157 5629 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.44% 82.60% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4526 5031
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 £58,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Security Testing
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 Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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 +13 12 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Cheshire +12 10 £52,500 -25.00%
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 27 (58.70%) Information Assurance
2 26 (56.52%) Finance
3 24 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 16 (34.78%) Banking
4 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
4 16 (34.78%) FATCA
5 15 (32.61%) Windows
6 14 (30.43%) Information Security
6 14 (30.43%) Risk Management
6 14 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (28.26%) ISEB
8 12 (26.09%) PCI DSS
9 11 (23.91%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (23.91%) Network Design
9 11 (23.91%) Security Architecture
9 11 (23.91%) Server Hardening
9 11 (23.91%) SDLC
9 11 (23.91%) UNIX
9 11 (23.91%) Web Services
9 11 (23.91%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (23.91%) Security Management
10 7 (15.22%) Legal
11 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 6 (13.04%) Coaching
12 5 (10.87%) Resource Management
13 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (6.52%) Portfolio Management
14 3 (6.52%) Project Planning

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Network Security
1 1 (2.17%) LAN
1 1 (2.17%) VoIP
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) AppScan
General
1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) Banking
3 7 (15.22%) Legal
4 3 (6.52%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Security Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Test Leader
3 5 (10.87%) Security Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Support Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Sales Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Support Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Account Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Account Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.52%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Information Assurance
2 24 (52.17%) Software Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Information Security
3 14 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 14 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (23.91%) Network Design
4 11 (23.91%) Security Architecture
4 11 (23.91%) Server Hardening
4 11 (23.91%) SDLC
4 11 (23.91%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (23.91%) Security Management
5 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.04%) Coaching
6 5 (10.87%) Resource Management
7 3 (6.52%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.52%) IT Governance
7 3 (6.52%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Python
1 2 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (2.17%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 13 (28.26%) ISEB
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) MCTS
6 1 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) FATCA
2 12 (26.09%) PCI DSS
3 11 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.35%) QA
5 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Nessus
1 2 (4.35%) Nmap
1 2 (4.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) HP
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
2 2 (4.35%) Rapid7
3 1 (2.17%) Citrix
3 1 (2.17%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago