The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / South East
Rank 334 391 447
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +56
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 51 60 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.32% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 49 19
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,300 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £65,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £48,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-11.34% +4.30%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
12646 16557 17488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.82% 86.95% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10304 14058 14168
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Security Testing
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 Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Berkshire +44 17 £53,000 +3.41% 3
Hampshire +11 7 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Oxfordshire +11 7 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Surrey +43 5 £37,500 -16.66% 3
East Sussex -2 5 £63,500 +130.90%
Buckinghamshire +29 4 £52,500 +23.52% 1
M4 Corridor -1 4 - -
West Sussex +5 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 43 (44.79%) Java
2 33 (34.38%) Computer Science
3 32 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (30.21%) Degree
5 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 28 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (25.00%) Windows
6 24 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 24 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 23 (23.96%) Python
8 21 (21.88%) C++
8 21 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 21 (21.88%) QA
9 19 (19.79%) Performance Testing
9 19 (19.79%) Risk Management
10 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 18 (18.75%) SQL
11 17 (17.71%) Finance
11 17 (17.71%) Selenium
11 17 (17.71%) Mathematics
12 16 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 16 (16.67%) C
13 15 (15.63%) Scrum
13 15 (15.63%) Management Information System
13 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
14 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
14 14 (14.58%) Firewall
14 14 (14.58%) Perl
14 14 (14.58%) ITIL

Security Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.21%) Confluence
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Project
3 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Maximo
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) Firewall
2 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.25%) Network Security
4 2 (2.08%) Wireless
4 2 (2.08%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.04%) Internet
5 1 (1.04%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.04%) LAN
5 1 (1.04%) SAN
5 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) MariaDB
4 4 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.08%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Selenium
2 10 (10.42%) Gatling
2 10 (10.42%) JMeter
2 10 (10.42%) WebDriver
3 9 (9.38%) JIRA
4 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.04%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (17.71%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.42%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Tester
2 22 (22.92%) Analyst
3 17 (17.71%) Security Analyst
4 16 (16.67%) Security Tester
5 15 (15.63%) Penetration Tester
6 14 (14.58%) QA Engineer
7 13 (13.54%) Consultant
7 13 (13.54%) Security Consultant
8 12 (12.50%) Product Analyst
8 12 (12.50%) Security Penetration Tester
8 12 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
8 12 (12.50%) Test Engineer
8 12 (12.50%) Testing Analyst
9 11 (11.46%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 11 (11.46%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (10.42%) QA Tester
11 9 (9.38%) Automation Tester
11 9 (9.38%) QA Automation Tester
12 7 (7.29%) Test Automation Engineer
13 6 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) HTML
2 7 (7.29%) HTML5
2 7 (7.29%) Web Services
3 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.21%) RESTful
4 3 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.04%) CSS
5 1 (1.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 15 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.42%) NHS
4 9 (9.38%) PKI
5 6 (6.25%) User Experience
6 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.21%) Life Science
7 4 (4.17%) Blog
7 4 (4.17%) CESG
7 4 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.04%) SCADA
9 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) AIX
4 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 24 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (19.79%) Performance Testing
5 19 (19.79%) Risk Management
6 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 17 (17.71%) Mathematics
8 15 (15.63%) Scrum
8 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
9 14 (14.58%) ITIL
9 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.54%) Information Assurance
10 13 (13.54%) Software Testing
11 12 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 12 (12.50%) SIEM
11 12 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 11 (11.46%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 43 (44.79%) Java
2 23 (23.96%) Python
3 21 (21.88%) C++
4 18 (18.75%) SQL
5 16 (16.67%) C
6 14 (14.58%) Perl
7 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 9 (9.38%) C#
9 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 7 (7.29%) Ruby
11 5 (5.21%) Groovy
11 5 (5.21%) Scala
12 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (30.21%) Degree
2 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.42%) CREST Certified
3 10 (10.42%) ISEB
3 10 (10.42%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.21%) CISSP
6 5 (5.21%) OSCP
7 4 (4.17%) CEH
7 4 (4.17%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (4.17%) CISM
8 3 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.08%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (1.04%) CISA
10 1 (1.04%) IISP
10 1 (1.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.88%) QA
2 16 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (9.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.04%) COSO
5 1 (1.04%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.04%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.04%) RMADS
5 1 (1.04%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) Nessus
2 12 (12.50%) Nmap
2 12 (12.50%) OpenVAS
3 2 (2.08%) Grafana
4 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Qualys
2 11 (11.46%) Oracle
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.29%) VMware
4 5 (5.21%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.04%) Capita
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) Syclo
7 1 (1.04%) webMethods
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