The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 434 458 430
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 14 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.073% 0.029% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.030% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 8
Average salary £58,750 £32,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.76% -45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £32,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £48,000 £65,750
UK excluding London average salary £71,250 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.91% +4.54%
Security Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Security Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Security Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Security Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
Oxfordshire - 10 - -
Berkshire -8 4 £58,750 +80.76% 3
Security Tester
England

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 19 (86.36%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (81.82%) CREST Certified
3 15 (68.18%) Nessus
3 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
4 14 (63.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (63.64%) Windows
5 13 (59.09%) DV Cleared
6 12 (54.55%) OpenVAS
6 12 (54.55%) OWASP
6 12 (54.55%) Python
6 12 (54.55%) Qualys
6 12 (54.55%) C
6 12 (54.55%) C++
6 12 (54.55%) Java
6 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
6 12 (54.55%) Nmap
6 12 (54.55%) CEH
7 11 (50.00%) GIAC
7 11 (50.00%) Coverity
7 11 (50.00%) OSCP
7 11 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (45.45%) Linux
9 8 (36.36%) Information Security
10 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Metasploit
10 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Network Security
11 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
11 2 (9.09%) QA
11 2 (9.09%) Degree

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (63.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 12 (54.55%) OWASP
4 8 (36.36%) Information Security
5 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Presales
7 1 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C
1 12 (54.55%) C++
1 12 (54.55%) Java
1 12 (54.55%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) CREST Certified
2 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (59.09%) DV Cleared
4 12 (54.55%) CEH
5 11 (50.00%) GIAC
5 11 (50.00%) OSCP
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) Nessus
2 12 (54.55%) Nmap
2 12 (54.55%) OpenVAS
3 1 (4.55%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Qualys
2 11 (50.00%) Coverity
3 1 (4.55%) Huawei
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