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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 154 153 159
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 19 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.064% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.079% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Average salary £32,500 £24,750 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.31% -25.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £18,550 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £30,950 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
- -12.70%
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
3012 2530 2397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.51% 80.75% 75.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1647 1613
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
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 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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Security Testing Salary Histogram 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 22 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
Edinburgh +6 14 £25,000 +47.05%
Glasgow - 4 £48,000 -
Aberdeen +9 1 £32,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security
3 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security
4 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 4 (18.18%) QA
5 4 (18.18%) GCIA
5 4 (18.18%) C++
5 4 (18.18%) CEH
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Python
5 4 (18.18%) B2B
5 4 (18.18%) Dell
5 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) CISSP
5 4 (18.18%) Firewall
5 4 (18.18%) GIAC

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (13.64%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Network Security
2 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) tcpdump
4 1 (4.55%) SMTP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Account Manager
2 4 (18.18%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Internal Account Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Account Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance
1 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) B2B
3 4 (18.18%) Product Management
3 4 (18.18%) SIEM
3 4 (18.18%) Business Development
4 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (18.18%) GCIA
4 4 (18.18%) CEH
4 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 4 (18.18%) CISSP
4 4 (18.18%) GIAC
4 4 (18.18%) CISA
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Dell
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) VMware