The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 222 239 250
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 20 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.15% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.19% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 4
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5698 5700 5697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.91% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4534 4846 5017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Security Testing
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 +10 17 £43,500 -0.57%
Merseyside - 2 £29,000 -
Cheshire -6 1 £35,000 +6.06%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (36.84%) Software Testing
2 12 (31.58%) QA
2 12 (31.58%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) Information Assurance
4 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) TDD
5 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Load Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 7 (18.42%) MySQL
6 7 (18.42%) HTML
6 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
6 7 (18.42%) SOAP
7 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
7 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
7 6 (15.79%) CSS
7 6 (15.79%) JSP
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) MVC
7 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Spring
7 6 (15.79%) Subversion
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
7 6 (15.79%) MyBatis
7 6 (15.79%) Hudson
7 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
7 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.79%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Network Security
2 3 (7.89%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 7 (18.42%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
1 6 (15.79%) Subversion
1 6 (15.79%) Hudson
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) TestComplete
2 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
2 7 (18.42%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Lead Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Technical Leader
3 6 (15.79%) Lead Java Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Technical Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Testing Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Security Tester
5 3 (7.89%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Business Development Executive
5 3 (7.89%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Sales Executive
6 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) SOAP
3 6 (15.79%) MyBatis
3 6 (15.79%) CSS
3 6 (15.79%) JSP
3 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
3 6 (15.79%) Spring
3 6 (15.79%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
1 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Software Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Information Assurance
3 8 (21.05%) Load Testing
3 8 (21.05%) TDD
3 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) MVC
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.79%) Time Management
4 6 (15.79%) DevOps
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.16%) Business Development
6 4 (10.53%) Resource Management
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) RUP
7 3 (7.89%) CRM
7 3 (7.89%) B2B
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) CIPD
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft