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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 200 247 -
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 31 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 0
Average salary £95,000 £61,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.10% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 +41 28 £95,000 +61.01% 6
Merseyside - 3 £47,500 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 28 (42.42%) Information Security
2 25 (37.88%) Information Assurance
3 24 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 22 (33.33%) Windows
5 21 (31.82%) Management Information System
6 20 (30.30%) Security Management
7 17 (25.76%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 16 (24.24%) Network Security
8 16 (24.24%) SDLC
9 15 (22.73%) Banking
9 15 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (21.21%) Risk Management
10 14 (21.21%) Web Services
10 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (21.21%) QA
11 13 (19.70%) Android
11 13 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (19.70%) Degree
11 13 (19.70%) Security Architecture
11 13 (19.70%) Apple iOS
11 13 (19.70%) Unix
12 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (18.18%) Time Management
13 11 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
13 11 (16.67%) Social Engineering
13 11 (16.67%) Server Hardening
13 11 (16.67%) Network Design
13 11 (16.67%) Wireless
13 11 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) Network Security
2 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 11 (16.67%) Wireless
3 5 (7.58%) Internet
4 4 (6.06%) Intranet
5 2 (3.03%) DNS
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
5 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.03%) LAN
5 2 (3.03%) S/MIME
5 2 (3.03%) SMTP
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP
5 2 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Sahi
1 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.55%) Fiddler
2 3 (4.55%) Firebug
2 3 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.03%) JIRA
3 2 (3.03%) MSTest
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) AppScan
4 1 (1.52%) Hudson
4 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (22.73%) Banking
2 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Retail
3 7 (10.61%) Legal
4 5 (7.58%) Publishing
5 4 (6.06%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (4.55%) Law
6 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Analyst
1 16 (24.24%) Tester
2 11 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Applications Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Mobile Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Security Manager
3 10 (15.15%) Security Penetration Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Security Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Information Manager
5 8 (12.12%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Applications Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.58%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) CSS
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
2 5 (7.58%) Middleware
3 3 (4.55%) JSON
3 3 (4.55%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.03%) JSP
4 2 (3.03%) MyBatis
4 2 (3.03%) SOAP
4 2 (3.03%) Spring
4 2 (3.03%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 10 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (12.12%) EPoS
6 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (4.55%) Life Science
7 3 (4.55%) W3C
8 2 (3.03%) Clustering
8 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Android
2 13 (19.70%) Apple iOS
2 13 (19.70%) Unix
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Linux
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Information Security
2 25 (37.88%) Information Assurance
3 24 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 20 (30.30%) Security Management
5 17 (25.76%) Risk Assessment
6 16 (24.24%) SDLC
7 15 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (21.21%) Risk Management
9 13 (19.70%) Security Architecture
10 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (18.18%) Time Management
11 11 (16.67%) Compliance Audit
11 11 (16.67%) Network Design
11 11 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (16.67%) Server Hardening
11 11 (16.67%) Social Engineering
11 11 (16.67%) Software Audit
12 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.64%) Defect Management
13 9 (13.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (1.52%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Degree
2 10 (15.15%) ISEB
2 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) CISM
4 7 (10.61%) CISSP
5 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.06%) CEH
6 4 (6.06%) GIAC
6 4 (6.06%) SANS
7 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.03%) MCITP
7 2 (3.03%) MCP
7 2 (3.03%) MCSA
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.21%) QA
2 13 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (6.06%) COBIT
4 4 (6.06%) SLA
5 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Nessus
2 1 (1.52%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.52%) Nmap
2 1 (1.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) HP
2 6 (9.09%) IBM
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 5 (7.58%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) Citrix
4 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Rapid7
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