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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 408 407 413
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 33 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 28
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £26,350 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
17474 17251 18069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.97% 79.67% 77.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13945 13716 15547
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 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Surrey -3 12 £47,500 +58.33%
Hampshire -39 9 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Berkshire 0 6 £80,000 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £52,500 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 44 (54.32%) Information Security
2 34 (41.98%) Management Information System
3 30 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (35.80%) Information Assurance
5 27 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 27 (33.33%) CISSP
6 23 (28.40%) CISM
6 23 (28.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (28.40%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (27.16%) CISA
7 22 (27.16%) Security Cleared
8 21 (25.93%) COBIT
8 21 (25.93%) ITIL
8 21 (25.93%) Security Management
9 20 (24.69%) Degree
10 19 (23.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 18 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 17 (20.99%) Computer Science
12 17 (20.99%) Software Testing
13 15 (18.52%) Windows
13 15 (18.52%) Internet
14 13 (16.05%) SIEM
15 12 (14.81%) Linux
15 12 (14.81%) DNS
16 11 (13.58%) HTTP
16 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (13.58%) Finance
17 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
17 10 (12.35%) Web Services
17 10 (12.35%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (6.17%) Apache
2 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) Internet
2 12 (14.81%) DNS
3 11 (13.58%) HTTP
4 10 (12.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 8 (9.88%) tcpdump
7 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.41%) WAN
7 6 (7.41%) SMTP
7 6 (7.41%) LDAP
7 6 (7.41%) LAN
7 6 (7.41%) FTP
8 5 (6.17%) DHCP
9 3 (3.70%) Firewall
9 3 (3.70%) Network Security
10 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.47%) Wireless
10 2 (2.47%) Extranet
10 2 (2.47%) Intranet
11 1 (1.23%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) MySQL
2 3 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Selenium
2 5 (6.17%) WebDriver
2 5 (6.17%) JIRA
2 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.70%) JMeter
4 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Law
2 3 (3.70%) Marketing
2 3 (3.70%) French Language
3 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Analyst
2 33 (40.74%) Security Analyst
3 19 (23.46%) Senior Analyst
3 19 (23.46%) Senior Security Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Administrator
5 7 (8.64%) Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (7.41%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Forensic Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
8 4 (4.94%) QA Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Compliance Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) LAMP
3 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) JSP
3 2 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.98%) Management Information System
2 17 (20.99%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) CESG
3 4 (4.94%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (3.70%) Open Source
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 2 (2.47%) GIS
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) RMADS
6 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 12 (14.81%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Solaris
4 5 (6.17%) CentOS
5 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (54.32%) Information Security
2 29 (35.80%) Information Assurance
3 27 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 23 (28.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 23 (28.40%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (25.93%) ITIL
5 21 (25.93%) Security Management
6 17 (20.99%) Software Testing
7 13 (16.05%) SIEM
8 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.35%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Time Management
10 8 (9.88%) Change Control
10 8 (9.88%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.88%) Computer Forensics
10 8 (9.88%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (9.88%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (8.64%) Workflow
11 7 (8.64%) Load Testing
12 6 (7.41%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) PHP
2 8 (9.88%) SQL
3 6 (7.41%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.17%) Perl
4 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.94%) Python
6 3 (3.70%) Ruby
6 3 (3.70%) C#
7 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (33.33%) CISSP
2 23 (28.40%) CISM
3 22 (27.16%) CISA
3 22 (27.16%) Security Cleared
4 20 (24.69%) Degree
5 18 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
7 8 (9.88%) GIAC
8 5 (6.17%) GCIA
8 5 (6.17%) GCIH
8 5 (6.17%) ISTQB
9 4 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (4.94%) ISEB
10 3 (3.70%) CEH
11 2 (2.47%) ISSMP
12 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (25.93%) COBIT
3 19 (23.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 9 (11.11%) QA
5 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Snort
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.17%) KVM
3 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.94%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Nagios
2 4 (4.94%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) Check_MK
4 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Sourcefire
2 6 (7.41%) Citrix
3 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.17%) VMware
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.47%) Juniper
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee
5 2 (2.47%) Websense
5 2 (2.47%) Qualys
5 2 (2.47%) LogLogic
5 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.47%) GFI Software
6 1 (1.23%) Percona
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.23%) HP
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
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