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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 245 226 236
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 16 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 18
Average salary £49,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.48% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,672 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
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 £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -3 8 £37,000 -12.94% 1
Cheshire -13 4 £67,500 +104.54%
Lancashire +2 2 £29,358 - 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (30.43%) Software Testing
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Network Security
3 12 (26.09%) Information Assurance
4 10 (21.74%) QA
4 10 (21.74%) Web Services
5 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.22%) Information Security
6 6 (13.04%) MVC
6 6 (13.04%) Java
6 6 (13.04%) Time Management
6 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
6 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (13.04%) TDD
6 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.87%) Business Development
7 5 (10.87%) Degree
7 5 (10.87%) HTML
7 5 (10.87%) MySQL
7 5 (10.87%) SOAP
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL
7 5 (10.87%) ISEB
7 5 (10.87%) Finance
7 5 (10.87%) Project Management
7 5 (10.87%) Internet
8 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
2 2 (4.35%) Drupal
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) Network Security
2 5 (10.87%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.87%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
1 4 (8.70%) Subversion
1 4 (8.70%) Hudson
1 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) TestComplete
2 2 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Consultant
2 9 (19.57%) Penetration Test Consultant
2 9 (19.57%) Testing Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Lead Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Security Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Development Executive
5 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) SOAP
3 4 (8.70%) MyBatis
3 4 (8.70%) Spring MVC
3 4 (8.70%) CSS
3 4 (8.70%) JSP
3 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.35%) Django
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) CESG
1 4 (8.70%) CESG CLAS
1 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.70%) RMADS
1 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Information Assurance
4 7 (15.22%) Information Security
5 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
5 6 (13.04%) TDD
5 6 (13.04%) MVC
5 6 (13.04%) Time Management
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Business Development
7 4 (8.70%) RUP
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps
7 4 (8.70%) ISMS
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 2 (4.35%) CEH
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SSCP
3 2 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) CIPD
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
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