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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 207 243 231
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -12
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 20 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.26% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 17
Median salary £60,000 £48,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.43%
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
4856 5680 5951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.76% 88.32% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4102 4620 4736
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +1 15 £60,000 -3.22% 4
Cheshire +37 3 £30,000 -42.85%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 31 (70.45%) Information Security
2 23 (52.27%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Windows
4 13 (29.55%) Security Management
4 13 (29.55%) Network Security
4 13 (29.55%) SDLC
5 11 (25.00%) Time Management
5 11 (25.00%) Unix
5 11 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 10 (22.73%) .NET
6 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
6 10 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (22.73%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (22.73%) Security Architecture
6 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (20.45%) Network Design
7 9 (20.45%) Apple iOS
7 9 (20.45%) Android
7 9 (20.45%) Wireless
7 9 (20.45%) Web Services
7 9 (20.45%) Blackberry
7 9 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
7 9 (20.45%) Social Engineering
7 9 (20.45%) Server Hardening
7 9 (20.45%) Compliance Audit
7 9 (20.45%) Software Audit
7 9 (20.45%) Virtual Team

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 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) Network Security
2 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
2 9 (20.45%) Wireless
3 7 (15.91%) HTTPS
4 6 (13.64%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
2 2 (4.55%) Firebug
2 2 (4.55%) MSTest
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (18.18%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Law
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Tester
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Applications Tester
3 10 (22.73%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (22.73%) Security Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Mobile Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Security Penetration Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Application Security Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Security Specialist
5 5 (11.36%) Web Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Information Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Web Applications Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Web Applications Security Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Web Applications Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) .NET
1 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) JSON
3 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 9 (20.45%) Blackberry
2 9 (20.45%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) EPoS
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.55%) W3C
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Unix
3 9 (20.45%) Android
3 9 (20.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.55%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Information Security
2 23 (52.27%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (29.55%) SDLC
3 13 (29.55%) Security Management
4 11 (25.00%) Time Management
5 10 (22.73%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (22.73%) Security Architecture
6 9 (20.45%) Compliance Audit
6 9 (20.45%) Network Design
6 9 (20.45%) Server Hardening
6 9 (20.45%) Social Engineering
6 9 (20.45%) Software Audit
7 8 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.91%) Black-Box Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Security Operations
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) CISM
1 5 (11.36%) CISSP
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 6 (13.64%) QA
4 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.27%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Facebook
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