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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 221 215 220
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 19 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 5
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,950 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,950 £37,750 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
5223 4869 4410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.54% 82.19% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 4110 3882
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,925
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,050 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 - 10 £47,500 -
Somerset - 4 £31,000 -
Gloucestershire -14 3 £55,000 +66.66% 1
Dorset -6 1 £32,500 - 1
Bristol -7 1 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
2 14 (48.28%) ISEB
2 14 (48.28%) ISTQB
3 13 (44.83%) Waterfall
3 13 (44.83%) Test Management
4 8 (27.59%) SIEM
4 8 (27.59%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (27.59%) Line Management
4 8 (27.59%) ITIL
4 8 (27.59%) MCSA
4 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
5 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (24.14%) CCNP
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco
5 7 (24.14%) Security Management
5 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) CISSP
6 6 (20.69%) CHFI
6 6 (20.69%) MCP
6 6 (20.69%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Security Manager
3 6 (20.69%) QA Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Operations Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Security Operations Manager
4 4 (13.79%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) IT Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) SCADA
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Waterfall
3 13 (44.83%) Test Management
4 8 (27.59%) SIEM
4 8 (27.59%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (27.59%) Line Management
4 8 (27.59%) ITIL
5 7 (24.14%) Security Management
5 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
7 5 (17.24%) Information Security
7 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (17.24%) Coaching
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) ISEB
1 14 (48.28%) ISTQB
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) MCSA
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (20.69%) CHFI
4 6 (20.69%) MCP
4 6 (20.69%) CISSP
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (6.90%) MCSE
7 2 (6.90%) CCNA
8 1 (3.45%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) OSCP
8 1 (3.45%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
2 6 (20.69%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
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