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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 226 211 222
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 16 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.38% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.47% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 7
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +12.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
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
5421 4689 4356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.22% 81.99% 77.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4057 3799
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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
(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
Wiltshire - 6 £38,500 - 1
Somerset - 5 £31,000 -
Gloucestershire -11 3 £55,000 +80.32% 1
Bristol -12 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Dorset -15 1 £32,500 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 13 (50.00%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (46.15%) Test Management
4 8 (30.77%) Line Management
5 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security
6 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) QA
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (15.38%) SIEM
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) MCSA
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) CCNP
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.54%) Security Management
8 3 (11.54%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) NGN
3 1 (3.85%) Broadband
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) 3G
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) QA Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Security Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Manager
6 2 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Operations Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Test Management
4 8 (30.77%) Line Management
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) SIEM
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) ISEB
1 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (15.38%) MCSA
3 4 (15.38%) CCNP
4 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CHFI
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CISSP
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) OSCP
6 1 (3.85%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
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