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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 230 230 230
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 23 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 9
Average salary £59,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.84% +12.22%
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
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +7 17 £62,750 +44.25%
Merseyside +16 2 £40,000 +37.93%
Cheshire +2 2 £19,000 -45.71%
Cumbria - 1 £59,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (61.02%) Information Assurance
2 29 (49.15%) Software Testing
3 24 (40.68%) Finance
4 20 (33.90%) Windows
5 18 (30.51%) Risk Management
6 16 (27.12%) Information Security
7 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
7 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (23.73%) PCI DSS
8 14 (23.73%) Banking
8 14 (23.73%) FATCA
9 13 (22.03%) ISEB
10 11 (18.64%) Security Management
10 11 (18.64%) UNIX
10 11 (18.64%) Web Services
10 11 (18.64%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (18.64%) Legal
10 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (18.64%) Network Design
10 11 (18.64%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (18.64%) Security Architecture
10 11 (18.64%) Server Hardening
10 11 (18.64%) SDLC
11 8 (13.56%) Degree
11 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
12 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.86%) IT Governance
12 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Primavera
1 1 (1.69%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) WAN
1 5 (8.47%) LAN
2 4 (6.78%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) AppScan
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 24 (40.68%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Banking
3 11 (18.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Security Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Security Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Technical Manager
5 5 (8.47%) IT Security Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Support Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (6.78%) Sales Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Support Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Account Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.78%) Account Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) CSS
3 1 (1.69%) SOAP
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) LAMP
3 1 (1.69%) JSON
3 1 (1.69%) jQuery
3 1 (1.69%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) EPoS
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) UNIX
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (61.02%) Information Assurance
2 29 (49.15%) Software Testing
3 18 (30.51%) Risk Management
4 16 (27.12%) Information Security
5 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (18.64%) Network Design
6 11 (18.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (18.64%) Security Architecture
6 11 (18.64%) Security Management
6 11 (18.64%) Server Hardening
6 11 (18.64%) SDLC
7 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.86%) IT Governance
8 5 (8.47%) Coaching
8 5 (8.47%) ITIL
9 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.78%) Resource Management
9 4 (6.78%) Time Management
9 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) C#
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) PHP
3 1 (1.69%) C++
3 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
2 13 (22.03%) ISEB
3 8 (13.56%) Degree
4 6 (10.17%) MCITP
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.78%) MCP
5 4 (6.78%) MCSA
6 2 (3.39%) MCTS
6 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CISSP
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCNP
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) PCI DSS
1 14 (23.73%) FATCA
2 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.47%) SLA
4 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Nessus
1 2 (3.39%) Nmap
1 2 (3.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.69%) SAP