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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 370 399 389
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -10
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 73 55 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 50 40 27
Average salary £47,500 £58,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.10% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £42,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £70,250 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.42% +11.66%
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
17182 18222 16905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.94% 80.56% 76.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13987 14262 13741
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +3 23 £47,500 -18.10% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £60,000 +33.33%
Oxfordshire - 11 £62,500 -
Berkshire +19 10 £53,750 - 5
Surrey +11 9 £50,000 -31.03% 2
Kent - 6 £32,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £55,500 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 44 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (38.18%) Information Security
3 38 (34.55%) CISSP
4 31 (28.18%) Security Cleared
5 30 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 30 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (23.64%) Selenium
7 24 (21.82%) Software Testing
7 24 (21.82%) PCI DSS
7 24 (21.82%) C#
8 23 (20.91%) Automated Testing
9 22 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 22 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (20.00%) SIEM
10 21 (19.09%) DV Cleared
10 21 (19.09%) Degree
11 19 (17.27%) Incident Management
11 19 (17.27%) Performance Testing
12 18 (16.36%) Test Automation
12 18 (16.36%) CISA
12 18 (16.36%) Cyber Security
13 17 (15.45%) Coaching
13 17 (15.45%) WebDriver
14 16 (14.55%) Unit Testing
14 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
14 16 (14.55%) ISTQB
14 16 (14.55%) Management Information System
14 16 (14.55%) JMeter
14 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.64%) CISM

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) SaaS
2 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) Internet
2 6 (5.45%) Firewall
2 6 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.55%) tcpdump
3 5 (4.55%) Wireshark
3 5 (4.55%) Network Security
3 5 (4.55%) Wireless
4 4 (3.64%) HTTP
4 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.64%) Wireless Security
5 3 (2.73%) DNS
5 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.73%) LAN
5 3 (2.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) SMTP
6 2 (1.82%) FTP
6 2 (1.82%) LDAP
6 2 (1.82%) Broadband
7 1 (0.91%) GSM
7 1 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (23.64%) Selenium
2 17 (15.45%) WebDriver
3 16 (14.55%) JMeter
4 15 (13.64%) NUnit
4 15 (13.64%) NSubstitute
5 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.91%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (11.82%) Publishing
2 12 (10.91%) Finance
3 11 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.27%) Legal
5 6 (5.45%) Marketing
6 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.73%) Law
7 2 (1.82%) Banking
8 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (21.82%) Analyst
1 24 (21.82%) Security Manager
2 18 (16.36%) Consultant
2 18 (16.36%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.45%) Test Manager
3 17 (15.45%) Product Manager
4 16 (14.55%) Test Team Leader
4 16 (14.55%) Team Leader
5 15 (13.64%) Automation Team Leader
6 13 (11.82%) Security Consultant
7 8 (7.27%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (6.36%) Testing Manager
8 7 (6.36%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Head of Security
10 5 (4.55%) Certification Manager
10 5 (4.55%) Security Product Manager
10 5 (4.55%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) .NET
2 8 (7.27%) XML
3 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (0.91%) RESTful
6 1 (0.91%) HTML5
6 1 (0.91%) Flash
6 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.82%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.36%) Mathematics
4 6 (5.45%) Statistics
5 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.73%) CESG
6 2 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.82%) RMADS
6 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.91%) iSeries
7 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.91%) Xbox
7 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (1.82%) Solaris
2 2 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (38.18%) Information Security
3 30 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 24 (21.82%) Software Testing
5 23 (20.91%) Automated Testing
6 22 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (20.00%) SIEM
7 19 (17.27%) Incident Management
7 19 (17.27%) Performance Testing
8 18 (16.36%) Test Automation
8 18 (16.36%) Cyber Security
9 17 (15.45%) Coaching
10 16 (14.55%) Unit Testing
10 16 (14.55%) Manual Testing
11 15 (13.64%) TDD
11 15 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (10.91%) Test Management
12 12 (10.91%) OWASP
13 11 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) C#
2 11 (10.00%) Java
3 7 (6.36%) SQL
3 7 (6.36%) C
4 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (34.55%) CISSP
2 31 (28.18%) Security Cleared
3 21 (19.09%) Degree
3 21 (19.09%) DV Cleared
4 18 (16.36%) CISA
5 16 (14.55%) ISTQB
6 15 (13.64%) CISM
7 14 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
9 10 (9.09%) CEH
10 6 (5.45%) PhD
10 6 (5.45%) SSCP
11 5 (4.55%) GIAC
11 5 (4.55%) CHFI
12 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.82%) CISMP
14 1 (0.91%) MCITP
14 1 (0.91%) ISSMP
14 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.82%) PCI DSS
2 22 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (8.18%) COBIT
4 6 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.82%) QA
5 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Snort
2 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) Nessus
1 12 (10.91%) Nmap
2 4 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.91%) Coverity
3 4 (3.64%) Sourcefire
4 3 (2.73%) HP
5 2 (1.82%) Capita
6 1 (0.91%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco
6 1 (0.91%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.91%) Citrix
6 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.91%) McAfee
6 1 (0.91%) Anite
6 1 (0.91%) VMware
6 1 (0.91%) Tripwire
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