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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 215 223 241
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 19 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.43% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 9
Average salary £53,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.75% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £29,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,950 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,500 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +2.53%
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
5493 5767 6043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.72% 82.72% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4452 4575 5171
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 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 7 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
(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 +4 15 £62,000 +48.50% 2
Merseyside +12 2 £40,000 +37.93%
Cheshire -3 1 £19,000 -62.92%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 33 (61.11%) Information Assurance
2 26 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 24 (44.44%) Finance
4 19 (35.19%) Windows
5 18 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 15 (27.78%) Information Security
7 14 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Banking
7 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
7 14 (25.93%) FATCA
8 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
8 13 (24.07%) ISEB
9 11 (20.37%) UNIX
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) Legal
9 11 (20.37%) Security Management
9 11 (20.37%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
9 11 (20.37%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (20.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (20.37%) Network Design
9 11 (20.37%) Server Hardening
9 11 (20.37%) SDLC
10 7 (12.96%) IT Governance
10 7 (12.96%) Degree
10 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) LAN
1 4 (7.41%) VoIP
1 4 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) AppScan
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Banking
3 11 (20.37%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Security Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Technical Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Account Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (7.41%) Sales Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Support Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Account Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Support Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) LAMP
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) UNIX
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Information Assurance
2 26 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 15 (27.78%) Information Security
5 14 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
6 11 (20.37%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (20.37%) Security Management
6 11 (20.37%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (20.37%) Network Design
6 11 (20.37%) Server Hardening
6 11 (20.37%) SDLC
7 7 (12.96%) IT Governance
8 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 5 (9.26%) Coaching
10 4 (7.41%) ITIL
10 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
11 3 (5.56%) Time Management
11 3 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C#
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Python
2 1 (1.85%) C++
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 13 (24.07%) ISEB
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.11%) MCITP
5 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (7.41%) MCP
5 4 (7.41%) MCSA
6 2 (3.70%) MCTS
6 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) FATCA
2 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
3 11 (20.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (7.41%) SLA
5 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
1 2 (3.70%) Nmap
1 2 (3.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Citrix
2 4 (7.41%) VMware
3 2 (3.70%) Rapid7
3 2 (3.70%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
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Manchester
Computer Futures
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