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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 412 369 400
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +31
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 18 41 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.088% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 33
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £26,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
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
16532 16239 17318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.91% 80.24% 77.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13340 12832 14779
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 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 -45 6 £55,000 +29.41%
Surrey -18 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £60,000 -
Berkshire -8 3 £80,000 +23.07%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 30 (51.72%) Information Security
2 22 (37.93%) Management Information System
2 22 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (36.21%) Information Assurance
4 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
4 18 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (27.59%) CISSP
6 14 (24.14%) Internet
6 14 (24.14%) Incident Management
7 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
7 13 (22.41%) SIEM
8 12 (20.69%) CISA
8 12 (20.69%) CISM
9 11 (18.97%) Finance
9 11 (18.97%) Windows
9 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
10 10 (17.24%) DV Cleared
10 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (15.52%) ITIL
11 9 (15.52%) DNS
11 9 (15.52%) COBIT
12 8 (13.79%) Wireshark
12 8 (13.79%) OWASP
12 8 (13.79%) HTTP
12 8 (13.79%) Linux
12 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (12.07%) Computer Forensics
13 7 (12.07%) Ethical Hacking
13 7 (12.07%) Sourcefire

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (6.90%) IIS
1 4 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) Internet
2 10 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (15.52%) DNS
4 8 (13.79%) HTTP
4 8 (13.79%) Wireshark
5 7 (12.07%) tcpdump
6 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.90%) LDAP
6 4 (6.90%) LAN
6 4 (6.90%) WAN
6 4 (6.90%) SMTP
6 4 (6.90%) DHCP
6 4 (6.90%) FTP
7 3 (5.17%) Firewall
7 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (5.17%) Network Security
8 1 (1.72%) HSPA
8 1 (1.72%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.72%) Wireless
8 1 (1.72%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Selenium
2 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.17%) JMeter
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Marketing
3 4 (6.90%) Law
4 3 (5.17%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Analyst
2 21 (36.21%) Security Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) Senior Security Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Test Team Leader
4 6 (10.34%) Team Leader
5 5 (8.62%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Tester
6 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Forensic Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) LAMP
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) JSP
3 2 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) CESG
3 3 (5.17%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (5.17%) Open Source
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) RMADS
5 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) CentOS
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Information Security
2 22 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (36.21%) Information Assurance
4 14 (24.14%) Incident Management
5 13 (22.41%) SIEM
6 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (15.52%) ITIL
9 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.79%) OWASP
10 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Change Control
10 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (12.07%) Security Management
10 7 (12.07%) Computer Forensics
10 7 (12.07%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (10.34%) Information Security Management
11 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.62%) Security Architecture
12 5 (8.62%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) PHP
2 5 (8.62%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) Perl
3 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.17%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.59%) CISSP
3 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 12 (20.69%) CISA
4 12 (20.69%) CISM
5 10 (17.24%) DV Cleared
6 7 (12.07%) GIAC
6 7 (12.07%) Degree
7 4 (6.90%) CEH
8 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
8 3 (5.17%) ISEB
8 3 (5.17%) GCIA
8 3 (5.17%) GCIH
8 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.52%) COBIT
3 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (8.62%) QA
5 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (3.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Snort
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) KVM
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Nagios
1 4 (6.90%) WSUS
2 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.45%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Sourcefire
2 4 (6.90%) VMware
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Citrix
2 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.17%) McAfee
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) Websense
4 2 (3.45%) Juniper
4 2 (3.45%) Qualys
4 2 (3.45%) LogLogic
4 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.45%) GFI Software
5 1 (1.72%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint