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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 225 239 238
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 21 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 9
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £44,000 £39,600
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
4896 5196 5218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.68% 87.28% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4095 4378 4286
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,100
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Somerset - 12 £32,233 -
Bristol - 8 £62,500 -
Dorset +8 1 £34,000 -2.85%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 24 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
5 17 (40.48%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (38.10%) ISEB
6 16 (38.10%) BDD
6 16 (38.10%) ISTQB
6 16 (38.10%) Load Testing
7 15 (35.71%) Test Management
7 15 (35.71%) Waterfall
7 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
7 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 15 (35.71%) Performance Testing
7 15 (35.71%) SpecFlow
7 15 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (35.71%) Line Management
8 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (28.57%) SOA
10 11 (26.19%) Selenium
11 10 (23.81%) Functional Testing
11 10 (23.81%) SoapUI
11 10 (23.81%) REST
11 10 (23.81%) Python
11 10 (23.81%) SOAP
11 10 (23.81%) Web Services
11 10 (23.81%) C#
11 10 (23.81%) SQL
12 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) Apache
1 2 (4.76%) Confluence
1 2 (4.76%) JBoss
1 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Infinispan
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 15 (35.71%) SpecFlow
3 11 (26.19%) Selenium
4 10 (23.81%) SoapUI
5 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 4 (9.52%) AppScan
7 3 (7.14%) Metasploit
8 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 15 (35.71%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (35.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 13 (30.95%) Tester
5 8 (19.05%) Web Tester
6 7 (16.67%) Automation Tester
6 7 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Senior IT Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Administrator
9 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.76%) Security Advisor
9 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) REST
1 10 (23.81%) SOAP
1 10 (23.81%) Web Services
2 4 (9.52%) Angular 2
2 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.76%) HornetQ
3 2 (4.76%) LAMP
3 2 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 17 (40.48%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (38.10%) BDD
5 16 (38.10%) Load Testing
6 15 (35.71%) Line Management
6 15 (35.71%) Performance Testing
6 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 15 (35.71%) Test Management
6 15 (35.71%) Waterfall
7 12 (28.57%) SOA
8 10 (23.81%) Functional Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (19.05%) Information Security
11 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Server Hardening
12 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
13 4 (9.52%) Scrum
13 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) C#
1 10 (23.81%) Python
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) C
3 3 (7.14%) C++
3 3 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) ISEB
1 16 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 15 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) CEH
5 4 (9.52%) CISSP
5 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) CISA
6 3 (7.14%) CISM
6 3 (7.14%) CREST Certified
6 3 (7.14%) CRISC
6 3 (7.14%) GIAC
7 2 (4.76%) CCNA
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.76%) OSCP
7 2 (4.76%) RHCE
7 2 (4.76%) RHCSA
8 1 (2.38%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Gluster
1 2 (4.76%) iptables
1 2 (4.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nessus
2 2 (4.76%) Check_MK
2 2 (4.76%) Graylog
2 2 (4.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (4.76%) Nagios
2 2 (4.76%) Pingdom
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) IBM
2 4 (9.52%) Veracode
3 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) Qualys
3 2 (4.76%) Splunk
4 1 (2.38%) New Relic