The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Security Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
England / South East
Rank 381 432 451
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 4 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.027% 0.082% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.085% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 6
Median salary £75,000 £65,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +67.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £52,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £75,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +4.34%

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
14228 18927 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.80% 96.75% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11793 16094 16196
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Security Tester in the job title.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Oxfordshire +18 3 £74,250 -
Berkshire +42 1 £75,000 +15.38%
Security Tester
England

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Security Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 35 (89.74%) Java
2 29 (74.36%) Penetration Testing
3 27 (69.23%) Nessus
4 26 (66.67%) Nmap
4 26 (66.67%) Windows
4 26 (66.67%) C
4 26 (66.67%) C++
4 26 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
5 25 (64.10%) Python
6 16 (41.03%) Ethical Hacking
6 16 (41.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (38.46%) Security Testing
7 15 (38.46%) Metasploit
8 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
8 14 (35.90%) Perl
9 13 (33.33%) Linux
9 13 (33.33%) VxWorks
9 13 (33.33%) DV Cleared
9 13 (33.33%) Bash Shell
9 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 13 (33.33%) Qualys
9 13 (33.33%) Source Code Analysis
9 13 (33.33%) OpenVAS
10 12 (30.77%) Static Code Analysis
10 12 (30.77%) Open Source
10 12 (30.77%) LTE
10 12 (30.77%) Broadband
10 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
11 10 (25.64%) Ruby

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Broadband
1 12 (30.77%) LTE
1 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.08%) SMTP
3 6 (15.38%) Internet
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Metasploit
2 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 9 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 9 (23.08%) JUnit
2 9 (23.08%) Mockito
3 6 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.56%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Penetration Testing
2 26 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (41.03%) Ethical Hacking
3 16 (41.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 15 (38.46%) Security Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Source Code Analysis
6 12 (30.77%) Open Source
6 12 (30.77%) Static Code Analysis
7 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 9 (23.08%) BDD
7 9 (23.08%) Data Loss Prevention
7 9 (23.08%) OO
7 9 (23.08%) OOP
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 6 (15.38%) OWASP
9 3 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
10 2 (5.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) Java
2 26 (66.67%) C
2 26 (66.67%) C++
3 25 (64.10%) Python
4 14 (35.90%) Perl
5 13 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 10 (25.64%) Ruby
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 13 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CEH
3 2 (5.13%) CREST Certified
3 2 (5.13%) OSCP
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Scheme
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) GIAC
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 27 (69.23%) Nessus
2 26 (66.67%) Nmap
3 13 (33.33%) OpenVAS
4 1 (2.56%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Qualys
2 1 (2.56%) Coverity