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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 202 237 243
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 37 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 7
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £39,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,850 £77,500 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £48,100
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.54%
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
5433 5856 5892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 82.49% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4331 4729 4868
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +18 23 £51,500 -6.36% 1
Cheshire +22 14 £52,500 -27.58%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (58.33%) Finance
2 23 (47.92%) Information Assurance
3 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 17 (35.42%) Windows
5 16 (33.33%) Information Security
5 16 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
6 14 (29.17%) FATCA
6 14 (29.17%) Banking
7 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
8 12 (25.00%) ISEB
8 12 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (25.00%) Security Architecture
9 11 (22.92%) PCI DSS
9 11 (22.92%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (22.92%) Network Design
9 11 (22.92%) Web Services
9 11 (22.92%) UNIX
9 11 (22.92%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (22.92%) Security Management
10 9 (18.75%) Legal
11 7 (14.58%) Resource Management
12 6 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
12 6 (12.50%) Supplier Management
12 6 (12.50%) Project Planning
12 6 (12.50%) Linux
12 6 (12.50%) Project Management
13 5 (10.42%) Degree
13 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
13 5 (10.42%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) AppScan
General
1 28 (58.33%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Banking
3 9 (18.75%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Technical Manager
2 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
2 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
2 5 (10.42%) Consultant
3 4 (8.33%) Account Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Support Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 4 (8.33%) Sales Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Support Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Technical Account Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Testing Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) Django
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) UNIX
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Information Assurance
2 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 16 (33.33%) Information Security
3 16 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
5 12 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 11 (22.92%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (22.92%) Security Management
6 11 (22.92%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (22.92%) Network Design
7 7 (14.58%) Resource Management
8 6 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 6 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (12.50%) Supplier Management
8 6 (12.50%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.42%) Coaching
10 4 (8.33%) ITIL
10 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) C++
2 2 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
2 12 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) OSCP
6 1 (2.08%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) FATCA
2 12 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (22.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Nessus
1 3 (6.25%) Nmap
1 3 (6.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) IBM
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.25%) HP
1 3 (6.25%) Rapid7
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 10 days ago