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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 202 210 223
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 34 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 3
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 £34,625 £33,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,000 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
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
5041 4401 4420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.45% 81.74% 78.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 3715 3901
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Wiltshire - 17 £46,250 - 1
Devon - 7 - -
Somerset - 4 £35,500 -
Bristol -12 2 £43,750 +16.66%
Dorset - 1 £32,500 - 1
Avon - 1 £55,000 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (51.02%) ISEB
1 25 (51.02%) Software Testing
1 25 (51.02%) ISTQB
2 21 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) Test Management
5 15 (30.61%) Load Testing
6 14 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 11 (22.45%) SIEM
7 11 (22.45%) Statistics
7 11 (22.45%) Firewall
8 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
8 10 (20.41%) Scrum
8 10 (20.41%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (18.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.37%) QA
9 9 (18.37%) Security Management
10 8 (16.33%) Information Security
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (16.33%) MCSA
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) C
10 8 (16.33%) ITIL
10 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
10 8 (16.33%) Line Management
11 7 (14.29%) People Management
11 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.08%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Test Manager
5 9 (18.37%) Security Manager
6 8 (16.33%) Operations Manager
6 8 (16.33%) Security Analyst
6 8 (16.33%) Security Operations Manager
7 7 (14.29%) QA Manager
8 5 (10.20%) QA Test Manager
8 5 (10.20%) Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
9 3 (6.12%) IT Security Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) IT Operations Manager
10 2 (4.08%) Applications Tester
10 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
11 1 (2.04%) Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Risk Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) JDBC
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) AppFabric
3 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Statistics
2 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) SCADA
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Software Testing
2 21 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) Test Management
5 15 (30.61%) Load Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 11 (22.45%) SIEM
8 10 (20.41%) Scrum
8 10 (20.41%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (18.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (18.37%) Security Management
10 8 (16.33%) Information Security
10 8 (16.33%) ITIL
10 8 (16.33%) Line Management
11 7 (14.29%) People Management
11 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.20%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) C
2 3 (6.12%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) ISEB
1 25 (51.02%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (16.33%) MCSA
3 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (14.29%) CCNP
4 7 (14.29%) CISSP
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.24%) MCP
5 6 (12.24%) CHFI
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.08%) MCSE
7 2 (4.08%) CCNA
8 1 (2.04%) CISM
8 1 (2.04%) OSCP
8 1 (2.04%) OSCE
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 9 (18.37%) QA
3 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Nmap
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
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