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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 232 198 212
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 12 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.24% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.29% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 4
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +12.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
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
5004 4133 4365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.05% 81.60% 75.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4092 3558 3833
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 23 September 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
Somerset - 6 £31,000 -
Gloucestershire -7 1 - - 1
Bristol -12 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £37,500 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (33.33%) Test Management
3 10 (33.33%) ISEB
4 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Information Security
5 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.00%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) Line Management
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (16.67%) Network Security
6 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 5 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) Wireless
8 3 (10.00%) Internet
8 3 (10.00%) 3G
8 3 (10.00%) Broadband
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (10.00%) NGN
8 3 (10.00%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Network Security
2 4 (13.33%) Wireless
3 3 (10.00%) NGN
3 3 (10.00%) Broadband
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) 3G
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless Security
4 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Metasploit
1 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Testing Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Security Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Principal Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Test Management
4 9 (30.00%) Information Security
4 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.00%) Line Management
6 5 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.67%) Product Management
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
8 2 (6.67%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISEB
1 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) MBA
4 2 (6.67%) Postgraduate
5 1 (3.33%) ISSMP
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Nessus
1 1 (3.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Siebel
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) HP
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
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