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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 236 225 237
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 16 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 12
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £48,500 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,600
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.06%
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
6094 5316 5702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.92% 77.61% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4851 4500 4956
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 £27,000 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -8 10 £41,750 -4.57% 1
Cheshire -11 3 £35,000 +6.06%
Merseyside - 2 £29,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
2 12 (30.77%) Information Assurance
3 11 (28.21%) QA
3 11 (28.21%) Web Services
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (17.95%) TDD
5 7 (17.95%) Load Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Network Security
5 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
6 6 (15.38%) MySQL
6 6 (15.38%) HTML
6 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.38%) SOAP
6 6 (15.38%) Time Management
7 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
7 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.82%) Hudson
7 5 (12.82%) DevOps
7 5 (12.82%) MyBatis
7 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
7 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (12.82%) Spring MVC
7 5 (12.82%) Business Development
7 5 (12.82%) Subversion
7 5 (12.82%) Spring
7 5 (12.82%) MVC
7 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Network Security
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
1 5 (12.82%) Subversion
1 5 (12.82%) Hudson
1 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
2 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Tester
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Testing Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
4 5 (12.82%) Lead Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Lead Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Security Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Business Development Executive
6 3 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Sales Executive
7 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Web Services
2 6 (15.38%) HTML
2 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 5 (12.82%) MyBatis
3 5 (12.82%) CSS
3 5 (12.82%) JSP
3 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
3 5 (12.82%) Spring
3 5 (12.82%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.56%) HTML5
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
1 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.69%) RMADS
2 3 (7.69%) CESG
2 3 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (5.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
2 12 (30.77%) Information Assurance
3 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Load Testing
4 7 (17.95%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) Time Management
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.82%) Business Development
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.82%) DevOps
7 4 (10.26%) Information Security
7 4 (10.26%) RUP
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
8 3 (7.69%) CRM
8 3 (7.69%) B2B
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) ISMS
8 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.82%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CEH
3 2 (5.13%) CISSP
3 2 (5.13%) SSCP
3 2 (5.13%) CISM
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CIPD
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 23 days ago