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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 397 371 390
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 48 53 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 43
Average salary £58,000 £46,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.40% -11.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £73,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
Security Testing
England

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
17537 16397 17756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.80% 78.03% 77.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13519 13382 15071
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Hampshire -7 26 £58,000 +22.10% 2
Surrey +2 11 £72,500 +141.66% 1
Berkshire -10 3 £45,000 -48.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £55,000 -
Kent +5 2 £65,000 +145.28% 1
M4 Corridor +2 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 49 (48.51%) Information Security
2 36 (35.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (34.65%) Management Information System
4 34 (33.66%) Penetration Testing
5 31 (30.69%) Incident Management
5 31 (30.69%) CISSP
6 27 (26.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 26 (25.74%) Security Management
8 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
9 24 (23.76%) Information Assurance
9 24 (23.76%) CISM
10 23 (22.77%) Degree
11 22 (21.78%) CISA
11 22 (21.78%) ITIL
12 21 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 21 (20.79%) COBIT
13 19 (18.81%) Computer Science
14 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
15 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
16 13 (12.87%) Linux
17 12 (11.88%) SQL
17 12 (11.88%) Internet
17 12 (11.88%) Risk Analysis
17 12 (11.88%) QA
17 12 (11.88%) Time Management
18 11 (10.89%) Wireshark
18 11 (10.89%) tcpdump
18 11 (10.89%) SIEM
18 11 (10.89%) Change Control
18 11 (10.89%) Ethical Hacking

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.98%) Apache
1 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.98%) nginx
1 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Project
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.99%) GitHub
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Internet
2 11 (10.89%) Wireshark
2 11 (10.89%) tcpdump
3 10 (9.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (9.90%) Network Security
4 8 (7.92%) HTTP
4 8 (7.92%) DNS
5 7 (6.93%) FTP
5 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.93%) LAN
5 7 (6.93%) WAN
5 7 (6.93%) SMTP
5 7 (6.93%) LDAP
6 2 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.98%) Intranet
6 2 (1.98%) Extranet
7 1 (0.99%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.99%) DHCP
7 1 (0.99%) Wireless
7 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Selenium
2 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.97%) WebDriver
2 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Law
3 4 (3.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Analyst
2 34 (33.66%) Security Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) Consultant
4 21 (20.79%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (20.79%) Senior Security Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Testing Consultant
5 10 (9.90%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 8 (7.92%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Tester
8 5 (4.95%) Programme Test Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Programme Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.95%) Penetration Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (3.96%) Principal Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) QA Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) .NET
2 4 (3.96%) Web Services
3 3 (2.97%) LAMP
4 2 (1.98%) SOAP
4 2 (1.98%) JSF
5 1 (0.99%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.99%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (34.65%) Management Information System
2 19 (18.81%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.92%) RMADS
4 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.99%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.99%) CESG
4 1 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Linux
2 9 (8.91%) Windows
3 7 (6.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.99%) CentOS
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.99%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.99%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (48.51%) Information Security
2 34 (33.66%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (30.69%) Incident Management
4 27 (26.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 26 (25.74%) Security Management
6 24 (23.76%) Information Assurance
7 22 (21.78%) ITIL
8 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
9 12 (11.88%) Risk Analysis
9 12 (11.88%) Time Management
10 11 (10.89%) SIEM
10 11 (10.89%) Change Control
10 11 (10.89%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (9.90%) Risk Management
11 10 (9.90%) Test Strategy
11 10 (9.90%) Computer Forensics
12 9 (8.91%) Performance Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (7.92%) Information Security Management
14 7 (6.93%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) SQL
2 10 (9.90%) Java
3 8 (7.92%) PHP
4 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.96%) C
5 3 (2.97%) C#
6 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) VB
7 1 (0.99%) Perl
7 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (30.69%) CISSP
2 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
3 24 (23.76%) CISM
4 23 (22.77%) Degree
5 22 (21.78%) CISA
6 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
7 11 (10.89%) GIAC
8 9 (8.91%) DV Cleared
9 7 (6.93%) CEH
10 4 (3.96%) GCIA
10 4 (3.96%) GCIH
10 4 (3.96%) ISSMP
11 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.98%) ISEB
12 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (35.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 21 (20.79%) COBIT
3 12 (11.88%) QA
4 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) Snort
2 1 (0.99%) KVM
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.99%) Check_MK
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.99%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Sourcefire
2 5 (4.95%) HP
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 2 (1.98%) Citrix
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco
5 1 (0.99%) Percona
5 1 (0.99%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.99%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.99%) Qualys
5 1 (0.99%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (0.99%) IBM
5 1 (0.99%) Sun
5 1 (0.99%) McAfee
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.99%) VMware
5 1 (0.99%) Tripwire
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago