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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 236 224 247
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 14 41 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.61% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.69% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 9
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -13.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £27,650 £30,672
10% offered a salary of more than £59,900 £63,050 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
5520 5983 6392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.12% 88.41% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4606 4968 5212
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -27 7 £59,000 +38.82% 3
Cheshire +30 4 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 22 (62.86%) Information Security
2 14 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (37.14%) C#
4 12 (34.29%) .NET
5 11 (31.43%) SQL
5 11 (31.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.86%) HTTPS
7 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
7 8 (22.86%) Black-Box Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) Security Management
9 5 (14.29%) Legal
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.29%) Internet
9 5 (14.29%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) Wireshark
10 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (11.43%) QA
10 4 (11.43%) ISMS
10 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (11.43%) BCP
10 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
10 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
10 4 (11.43%) ISO27002
11 3 (8.57%) Windows Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) HTTPS
2 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 5 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) JMeter
1 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) Burp Suite
General
1 5 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Tester
2 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Security Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Security Specialist
4 5 (14.29%) Application Security Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Web Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Application Security Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Information Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Security Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Web Applications Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Web Applications Security Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Web Applications Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Web Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (8.57%) IT Support Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) .NET
2 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) CESG
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Information Security
2 14 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (22.86%) Black-Box Testing
5 5 (14.29%) SDLC
5 5 (14.29%) Security Management
5 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.43%) BCP
6 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
6 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
6 4 (11.43%) ISMS
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) C#
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CREST Certified
3 1 (2.86%) OSCE
3 1 (2.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (11.43%) ISO27002
1 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Facebook
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