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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 240 231 237
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 23 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 15
Average salary £66,250 £41,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.58% +41.37%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -2 9 £42,500 +3.65% 4
Cheshire -10 8 £68,750 +61.76% 1
Lancashire +4 4 £29,358 - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 10 (23.26%) Information Security
3 10 (23.26%) Information Assurance
4 9 (20.93%) Network Security
4 9 (20.93%) Degree
4 9 (20.93%) Linux
5 8 (18.60%) Windows
5 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (16.28%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Resource Management
6 7 (16.28%) Project Management
6 7 (16.28%) Web Services
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.95%) Java
7 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (13.95%) MVC
7 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
7 6 (13.95%) Legal
7 6 (13.95%) QA
7 6 (13.95%) Supplier Management
7 6 (13.95%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (11.63%) Project Planning
8 5 (11.63%) Internet
8 5 (11.63%) ISEB
8 5 (11.63%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (9.30%) IIS
1 4 (9.30%) Apache
1 4 (9.30%) Drupal
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Network Security
2 5 (11.63%) Internet
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.65%) Subversion
1 2 (4.65%) Selenium
1 2 (4.65%) TestComplete
1 2 (4.65%) Hudson
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) AppScan
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Legal
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Consultant
2 7 (16.28%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Tester
3 5 (11.63%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Testing Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Security Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Business Development Executive
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.30%) Django
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) JSP
4 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
4 2 (4.65%) MyBatis
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) CESG
1 4 (9.30%) CESG CLAS
1 4 (9.30%) RMADS
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
2 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Information Security
3 10 (23.26%) Information Assurance
4 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.28%) Project Management
5 7 (16.28%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Resource Management
6 6 (13.95%) Supplier Management
6 6 (13.95%) MVC
6 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
6 6 (13.95%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (11.63%) Project Planning
8 4 (9.30%) Content Management
8 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
8 4 (9.30%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Time Management
8 4 (9.30%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) PHP
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (11.63%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.65%) CISSP
5 2 (4.65%) CEH
5 2 (4.65%) SSCP
5 2 (4.65%) CISM
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) CIPD
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.95%) QA
3 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Nessus
1 1 (2.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) Rapid7
2 1 (2.33%) IBM
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