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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 410 414 339
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -75
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 36 51 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 74
Average salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
17290 18921 17393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.42% 80.01% 77.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13604 15066 14100
Average salary £47,250 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -1 21 £57,500 +22.34% 1
Surrey +6 9 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Berkshire - 4 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £52,500 -32.25%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 35 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (48.21%) Information Security
3 26 (46.43%) CISSP
4 22 (39.29%) Management Information System
5 20 (35.71%) SIEM
6 16 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 16 (28.57%) CISA
6 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 15 (26.79%) Internet
7 15 (26.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (26.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (23.21%) DV Cleared
9 12 (21.43%) Information Assurance
9 12 (21.43%) PCI DSS
9 12 (21.43%) Malware Analysis
9 12 (21.43%) CISM
10 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (17.86%) Finance
11 10 (17.86%) Cyber Security
11 10 (17.86%) OWASP
11 10 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
12 9 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (16.07%) COBIT
12 9 (16.07%) ITIL
13 8 (14.29%) CEH
13 8 (14.29%) Sourcefire
13 8 (14.29%) Snort
13 8 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
13 8 (14.29%) GIAC

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (3.57%) Apache
1 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Internet
2 10 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 8 (14.29%) tcpdump
4 6 (10.71%) HTTP
4 6 (10.71%) DNS
5 5 (8.93%) Firewall
5 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.36%) FTP
6 3 (5.36%) LDAP
6 3 (5.36%) LAN
6 3 (5.36%) WAN
6 3 (5.36%) SMTP
7 2 (3.57%) DHCP
8 1 (1.79%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security
8 1 (1.79%) Wireless
8 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Selenium
2 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Law
3 5 (8.93%) Marketing
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Analyst
2 18 (32.14%) Security Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Security Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Head of Security
5 5 (8.93%) Head of Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Compliance Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.36%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) JSP
4 1 (1.79%) HTML5
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) LAMP
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Management Information System
2 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.36%) Statistics
4 3 (5.36%) CESG
4 3 (5.36%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.57%) GIS
5 2 (3.57%) PKI
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Open Source
6 1 (1.79%) iSeries
6 1 (1.79%) RMADS
6 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Solaris
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) CentOS
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (48.21%) Information Security
3 20 (35.71%) SIEM
4 16 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 15 (26.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (21.43%) Information Assurance
6 12 (21.43%) Malware Analysis
7 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (17.86%) Cyber Security
8 10 (17.86%) OWASP
9 9 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (16.07%) ITIL
10 8 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
10 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.29%) Change Control
11 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
12 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
12 5 (8.93%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (8.93%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) Java
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.36%) PHP
3 3 (5.36%) C
3 3 (5.36%) C#
4 2 (3.57%) Perl
4 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) CISSP
2 16 (28.57%) CISA
2 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (23.21%) DV Cleared
4 12 (21.43%) CISM
5 8 (14.29%) CEH
5 8 (14.29%) GIAC
6 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.36%) Degree
7 3 (5.36%) PhD
8 1 (1.79%) GPEN
8 1 (1.79%) OSCP
8 1 (1.79%) ISSMP
8 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 9 (16.07%) COBIT
4 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (3.57%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Snort
2 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.57%) KVM
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Nagios
1 2 (3.57%) WSUS
1 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.79%) Nessus
2 1 (1.79%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Sourcefire
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco
3 2 (3.57%) Citrix
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
3 2 (3.57%) Tripwire
3 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.79%) Coverity
4 1 (1.79%) LogRhythm
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