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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 214 246 227
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -19
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 21 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 8
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,750 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £67,500 £38,950
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £45,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.89%
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
4656 5079 5146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.80% 85.91% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3902 4282 4202
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +14 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Bristol - 5 £42,500 - 2
Somerset - 5 - - 2
Wiltshire +10 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 18 (56.25%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (53.13%) Non-Functional Testing
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
6 10 (31.25%) SOAP
6 10 (31.25%) Web Services
6 10 (31.25%) SOA
6 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
6 10 (31.25%) REST
6 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (31.25%) Selenium
6 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
7 9 (28.13%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) Information Security
8 8 (25.00%) Test Management
9 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
9 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
9 7 (21.88%) ISEB
10 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
10 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
10 6 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (18.75%) Line Management
10 6 (18.75%) Load Testing
11 5 (15.63%) CEH

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.13%) IPsec
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) SMTP
2 1 (3.13%) SSH
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
3 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
4 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.50%) AppScan
6 3 (9.38%) Metasploit
7 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.13%) sqlmap
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Tester
2 12 (37.50%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Web Tester
4 7 (21.88%) Automation Tester
5 6 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Security Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Web Automation Tester
7 4 (12.50%) Consultant
7 4 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
9 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Security Advisor
9 2 (6.25%) Security Penetration Tester
9 2 (6.25%) Security Tester
10 1 (3.13%) Digital Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) Graduate Consultant
10 1 (3.13%) Graduate Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) REST
1 10 (31.25%) SOAP
1 10 (31.25%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) Angular 2
2 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.25%) Statistics
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (53.13%) Non-Functional Testing
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
4 10 (31.25%) SOA
5 8 (25.00%) Information Security
5 8 (25.00%) Test Management
6 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
7 6 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (18.75%) Line Management
7 6 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 5 (15.63%) BDD
8 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) C++
2 5 (15.63%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) Perl
4 3 (9.38%) C
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISEB
1 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (15.63%) CEH
4 4 (12.50%) CISSP
4 4 (12.50%) CREST Certified
5 3 (9.38%) CISA
5 3 (9.38%) CISM
5 3 (9.38%) CRISC
5 3 (9.38%) GIAC
6 2 (6.25%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) MCSA
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.25%) OSCP
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) Veracode
3 2 (6.25%) Qualys
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk
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