The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 233 213 214
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 16 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 9
Average salary £40,000 £46,500 £48,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.97% -3.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £38,125 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £52,120
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £48,100
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.54%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5067 4725 4333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.55% 81.62% 78.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4135 3927 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 West

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Security Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Gloucestershire -15 5 £47,500 -20.83%
Wiltshire - 5 £40,000 -
Bristol -4 3 £22,000 -51.11%
Devon -10 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £32,500 - 1
Avon - 1 £55,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 19 (38.78%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (32.65%) Software Testing
2 16 (32.65%) PCI DSS
3 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 14 (28.57%) ISEB
4 13 (26.53%) Information Security
5 12 (24.49%) Firewall
5 12 (24.49%) SIEM
6 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
6 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.45%) Statistics
6 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
7 10 (20.41%) Load Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (20.41%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
8 9 (18.37%) C
9 8 (16.33%) ITIL
9 8 (16.33%) MCSA
9 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (16.33%) CISSP
9 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
9 8 (16.33%) Security Management
10 7 (14.29%) Cyber Security
10 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (14.29%) Aerospace
10 7 (14.29%) CCNP
10 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 (4.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (12.24%) Network Security
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Tester
3 10 (20.41%) Security Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Security Manager
5 8 (16.33%) Security Operations Manager
5 8 (16.33%) Operations Manager
6 7 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (10.20%) Consultant
7 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
7 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.12%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) IT Operations Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) WCF
3 1 (2.04%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Statistics
2 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (32.65%) Software Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Information Security
4 12 (24.49%) SIEM
5 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (20.41%) Load Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.33%) ITIL
8 8 (16.33%) Security Management
9 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 7 (14.29%) Cyber Security
9 7 (14.29%) People Management
10 6 (12.24%) Test Management
11 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (10.20%) Scrum
11 5 (10.20%) Coaching
12 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) C
2 4 (8.16%) C#
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) ISEB
1 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) CISSP
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (16.33%) MCSA
4 7 (14.29%) CCNP
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.24%) MCP
5 6 (12.24%) CHFI
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.08%) MCSE
8 2 (4.08%) CCNA
9 1 (2.04%) CISM
9 1 (2.04%) Degree
9 1 (2.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) PCI DSS
2 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Nmap
2 2 (4.08%) Nessus
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.12%) McAfee
4 3 (6.12%) Qualys
5 1 (2.04%) Splunk
5 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
South West
CPS Group UK
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago