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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 228 234 241
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 23 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.045% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.054% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 6
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 £48,700 £58,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,800 £72,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £56,250 £47,250
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +19.04%
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
5727 5529 6065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.10% 82.86% 80.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4754 4573 5059
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 3 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 3 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 +18 19 £58,000 +5.45% 5
Cheshire +3 4 £52,500 -27.58%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 18 (36.00%) Information Assurance
3 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (32.00%) Windows
4 15 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Information Security
6 13 (26.00%) ITIL
7 12 (24.00%) Linux
7 12 (24.00%) Legal
8 11 (22.00%) Banking
8 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
8 11 (22.00%) Degree
8 11 (22.00%) FATCA
9 10 (20.00%) Resource Management
9 10 (20.00%) Network Security
10 9 (18.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (18.00%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (18.00%) Supplier Management
10 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.00%) ISEB
10 9 (18.00%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (16.00%) Project Management
11 8 (16.00%) Programme Management
11 8 (16.00%) Project Planning
12 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
12 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
12 7 (14.00%) Python
13 6 (12.00%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 5 (10.00%) IIS
1 5 (10.00%) Apache
1 5 (10.00%) Drupal
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Network Security
2 5 (10.00%) Internet
3 4 (8.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) AppScan
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Legal
3 11 (22.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) Security Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Programme Manager
3 7 (14.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Testing Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Sales Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Account Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Support Manager
7 3 (6.00%) IT Programme Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
1 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (10.00%) Django
2 4 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) CESG
1 1 (2.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (2.00%) RMADS
1 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Information Assurance
2 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Information Security
5 13 (26.00%) ITIL
6 10 (20.00%) Resource Management
7 9 (18.00%) Portfolio Management
7 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (18.00%) Supplier Management
8 8 (16.00%) Programme Management
8 8 (16.00%) Project Management
8 8 (16.00%) Project Planning
9 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
10 6 (12.00%) Security Architecture
11 5 (10.00%) Content Management
11 5 (10.00%) MVC
12 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
12 4 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Python
2 6 (12.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
1 11 (22.00%) Degree
2 9 (18.00%) ISEB
2 9 (18.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) OSCP
4 1 (2.00%) OSCE
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) FATCA
2 9 (18.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Nessus
1 2 (4.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) Rapid7
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
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