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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 220 234 226
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 35 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 9
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,100 £70,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
5783 6159 5426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.01% 83.58% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4813 4927 4607
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +19 24 £62,000 +54.03% 4
Merseyside +15 5 £40,000 +37.93% 4
Cheshire -5 4 £33,250 -5.00%
Cumbria - 1 £59,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 22 (42.31%) Software Testing
3 17 (32.69%) Information Security
3 17 (32.69%) Windows
4 16 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 11 (21.15%) Security Management
5 11 (21.15%) Finance
5 11 (21.15%) Legal
5 11 (21.15%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS
6 10 (19.23%) SDLC
6 10 (19.23%) Degree
6 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (15.38%) SLA
8 8 (15.38%) ITIL
8 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.46%) MCITP
9 7 (13.46%) Network Design
9 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (13.46%) Web Services
9 7 (13.46%) SQL
9 7 (13.46%) Security Architecture
10 6 (11.54%) Server Hardening

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Primavera
1 1 (1.92%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) WAN
1 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 5 (9.62%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.92%) DMVPN
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) OSPF
4 1 (1.92%) BGP
4 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.92%) VLAN
4 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) AppScan
2 2 (3.85%) Sahi
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
1 11 (21.15%) Legal
2 4 (7.69%) Publishing
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Security Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Information Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Help Desk Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Information Security Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (9.62%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (5.77%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) SOAP
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) LAMP
3 1 (1.92%) jQuery
3 1 (1.92%) REST
3 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Life Science
3 2 (3.85%) EPoS
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (11.54%) UNIX
4 5 (9.62%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 22 (42.31%) Software Testing
3 17 (32.69%) Information Security
4 16 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 11 (21.15%) Security Management
5 11 (21.15%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) SDLC
7 8 (15.38%) ITIL
7 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.46%) Network Design
8 7 (13.46%) Security Architecture
9 6 (11.54%) Server Hardening
9 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.54%) IT Governance
9 6 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.62%) Supplier Management
11 4 (7.69%) Data Privacy
11 4 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) MCITP
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.62%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (9.62%) MCP
3 5 (9.62%) MCSA
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.69%) ISEB
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) MCTS
7 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS
2 8 (15.38%) SLA
2 8 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.62%) QA
4 2 (3.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Nessus
1 3 (5.77%) Nmap
1 3 (5.77%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) HP
2 6 (11.54%) IBM
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) Rapid7
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
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