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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 233 223 205
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 6 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 7
Average salary £36,250 £35,500 £51,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.11% -30.93%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,500 £49,250
% change year-on-year
-12.62% +4.56%
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
4982 5036 4206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 82.60% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4082 3701
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Dorset - 2 £32,500 -
Wiltshire -17 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Bristol - 1 £22,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (51.43%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Information Security
3 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 9 (25.71%) PCI DSS
4 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
4 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) Cyber Security
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
5 8 (22.86%) ISEB
6 7 (20.00%) C
6 7 (20.00%) Finance
6 7 (20.00%) Statistics
6 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (17.14%) Network Security
8 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
8 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 5 (14.29%) People Management
9 4 (11.43%) Qualys
9 4 (11.43%) SIEM
9 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (11.43%) Firewall
9 4 (11.43%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.71%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Network Security
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.71%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.86%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Security Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Penetration Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Consultant
6 5 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Software Tester
8 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
8 3 (8.57%) Security Manager
9 2 (5.71%) Applications Tester
9 2 (5.71%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Manager
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (5.71%) Operations Manager
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
10 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
1 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) WCF
2 1 (2.86%) AppFabric
2 1 (2.86%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Statistics
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Information Security
3 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Cyber Security
5 5 (14.29%) People Management
5 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (11.43%) SIEM
6 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.86%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) CISSP
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) RHCE
4 1 (2.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) PCI DSS
2 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Snort
2 1 (2.86%) Gluster
2 1 (2.86%) KVM
2 1 (2.86%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Nmap
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Pingdom
2 1 (2.86%) Graylog
2 1 (2.86%) Check_MK
2 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Qualys
2 3 (8.57%) McAfee
3 2 (5.71%) Splunk
4 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft