The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank - 211 213
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 0 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.078% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.097% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 8
Average salary - £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £40,000 £50,300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.47%
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4883 4141 4280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.23% 80.58% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3948 3539 3773
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OWASP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OWASP
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OWASP across the South West region.

OWASP Salary Trend in the South West

OWASP
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing OWASP 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 OWASP.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) AppDetective
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (33.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Nessus

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing OWASP 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 OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Test Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) AppDetective
2 1 (33.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (33.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP