The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 152 162 152
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 7 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.19% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £34,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Security Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2786 2522 2414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.07% 80.22% 76.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1785 1596 1661
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Scotland region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Scotland

Security Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Edinburgh -10 7 £34,000 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 8 (34.78%) Information Assurance
3 6 (26.09%) Network Security
3 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
4 5 (21.74%) CISSP
4 5 (21.74%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security
4 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Product Management
5 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) Big Data
5 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
5 4 (17.39%) GIAC

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Network Security
2 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Account Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Network Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) QA Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) QA Automation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Internal Account Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Account Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Information Assurance
3 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Product Management
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) B2B
5 4 (17.39%) Business Development
5 4 (17.39%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) Perl
2 4 (17.39%) PHP
2 4 (17.39%) C++
2 4 (17.39%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) ISEB
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) CISSP
4 4 (17.39%) CISA
4 4 (17.39%) GIAC
4 4 (17.39%) GCIA
4 4 (17.39%) CEH
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (4.35%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) VMware