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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 366 442 436
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -6
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 40 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 24
Median salary £48,500 £54,439 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.90% +8.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,150 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £70,000 £66,750
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £40,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -8.57%
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
14154 18888 18666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.87% 85.99% 83.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11668 15818 14757
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +34 14 £48,500 -1.02%
West Sussex - 10 £45,000 - 2
Surrey +30 9 £30,000 -52.00% 2
Hampshire -2 6 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +46 1 - - 3
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 41 (51.25%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (36.25%) Java
4 27 (33.75%) Computer Science
4 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
5 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (28.75%) Windows
6 23 (28.75%) Degree
7 21 (26.25%) Nessus
7 21 (26.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 19 (23.75%) Python
8 19 (23.75%) C++
9 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
10 17 (21.25%) Perl
10 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
11 16 (20.00%) C
11 16 (20.00%) Nmap
12 15 (18.75%) Mathematics
13 14 (17.50%) Qualys
13 14 (17.50%) Bash Shell
13 14 (17.50%) Risk Management
13 14 (17.50%) ITIL
13 14 (17.50%) OpenVAS
14 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
14 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
14 13 (16.25%) QA
15 12 (15.00%) Firewall
15 12 (15.00%) Scrum
16 11 (13.75%) Linux
16 11 (13.75%) Information Assurance

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 5 (6.25%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) CMS
3 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Maximo
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
2 12 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (3.75%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) Network Security
4 2 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) JIRA
1 7 (8.75%) Selenium
2 5 (6.25%) Burp Suite
2 5 (6.25%) Metasploit
2 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Tester
2 21 (26.25%) Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Security Tester
4 17 (21.25%) Penetration Tester
4 17 (21.25%) Security Penetration Tester
5 15 (18.75%) Security Analyst
6 14 (17.50%) Product Analyst
6 14 (17.50%) Testing Analyst
7 13 (16.25%) Consultant
7 13 (16.25%) Security Consultant
8 12 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (10.00%) Test Engineer
10 7 (8.75%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (8.75%) Test Manager
11 6 (7.50%) Testing Manager
12 5 (6.25%) Team Leader
12 5 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
13 4 (5.00%) Senior Manager
13 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) HTML
1 7 (8.75%) RESTful
2 6 (7.50%) HTML5
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.75%) .NET
5 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.50%) JSON
5 2 (2.50%) XML
6 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.25%) CSS
6 1 (1.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.75%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
4 10 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 10 (12.50%) NHS
4 10 (12.50%) Physics
5 9 (11.25%) PKI
6 8 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (6.25%) User Experience
9 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
10 2 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
10 2 (2.50%) SCADA
11 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.25%) Life Science
11 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.75%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Kali Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Android
5 3 (3.75%) Unix
6 2 (2.50%) AIX
6 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (17.50%) ITIL
5 14 (17.50%) Risk Management
6 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
7 12 (15.00%) Scrum
8 11 (13.75%) Information Assurance
9 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.50%) SIEM
9 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (11.25%) Business Analysis
10 9 (11.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (11.25%) Identity Management
10 9 (11.25%) Information Security
10 9 (11.25%) SABSA
10 9 (11.25%) Service Delivery
10 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) Java
2 19 (23.75%) C++
2 19 (23.75%) Python
3 17 (21.25%) Perl
4 16 (20.00%) C
5 14 (17.50%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.75%) C#
7 5 (6.25%) Groovy
7 5 (6.25%) Scala
7 5 (6.25%) SQL
8 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.75%) Ruby
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.75%) Degree
3 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) CISSP
4 8 (10.00%) CREST Certified
4 8 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) ISEB
4 8 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.75%) CISM
6 5 (6.25%) CHECK Team Leader
6 5 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (3.75%) CEH
7 3 (3.75%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.50%) IRCA
9 1 (1.25%) CCNP
9 1 (1.25%) CISA
9 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.25%) CRISC
9 1 (1.25%) GIAC
9 1 (1.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
2 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (11.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.50%) COSO
4 2 (2.50%) EFQM
5 1 (1.25%) COBIT
5 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (26.25%) Nessus
2 16 (20.00%) Nmap
3 14 (17.50%) OpenVAS
4 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Qualys
2 5 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) VMware
4 3 (3.75%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Coverity
5 2 (2.50%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) Syclo
5 2 (2.50%) webMethods
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