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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 210 246 249
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +3
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 34 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 7
Average salary £52,500 £72,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.58% +61.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £48,600 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £74,500 £45,800
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +21.05%
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
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
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 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +26 21 £51,500 -6.36% 2
Cheshire +14 13 £52,500 -27.58%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (59.26%) Finance
2 22 (40.74%) Information Assurance
3 20 (37.04%) Software Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Windows
5 17 (31.48%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (29.63%) Information Security
7 14 (25.93%) Banking
7 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
7 14 (25.93%) FATCA
8 13 (24.07%) Legal
9 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
9 12 (22.22%) ISEB
9 12 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (20.37%) Resource Management
10 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
11 10 (18.52%) PCI DSS
11 10 (18.52%) Supplier Management
11 10 (18.52%) Portfolio Management
11 10 (18.52%) Project Planning
11 10 (18.52%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (18.52%) Network Design
11 10 (18.52%) Project Management
11 10 (18.52%) UNIX
11 10 (18.52%) Web Services
11 10 (18.52%) Security Management
11 10 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (16.67%) ITIL
12 9 (16.67%) Degree
13 8 (14.81%) Linux
13 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
1 3 (5.56%) Apache
1 3 (5.56%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Network Security
2 3 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) AppScan
General
1 32 (59.26%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Banking
3 13 (24.07%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 5 (9.26%) Technical Manager
2 5 (9.26%) Test Leader
2 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
2 5 (9.26%) Programme Manager
2 5 (9.26%) Developer
2 5 (9.26%) Test Manager
2 5 (9.26%) Consultant
3 4 (7.41%) Account Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Senior Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Technical Support
3 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Support Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Sales Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Technical Support Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Technical Account Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Testing Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Security Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.56%) Django
3 2 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) UNIX
3 8 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) Information Assurance
2 20 (37.04%) Software Testing
3 17 (31.48%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (29.63%) Information Security
5 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
6 11 (20.37%) Resource Management
7 10 (18.52%) Portfolio Management
7 10 (18.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (18.52%) Project Planning
7 10 (18.52%) Security Management
7 10 (18.52%) Project Management
7 10 (18.52%) Supplier Management
7 10 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (18.52%) Network Design
8 9 (16.67%) ITIL
9 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.11%) Programme Management
12 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Python
2 4 (7.41%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.56%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 12 (22.22%) ISEB
3 9 (16.67%) Degree
4 7 (12.96%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CISSP
6 1 (1.85%) OSCP
6 1 (1.85%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) FATCA
2 12 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (18.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
1 2 (3.70%) Nmap
1 2 (3.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) HP
2 2 (3.70%) Rapid7
2 2 (3.70%) IBM
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago