The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 81 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.63% 1.32% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.59% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 20
Average salary £55,000 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% -1.05%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
Security Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
657 755 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 83.38% 83.15% 81.60%
Number of salaries quoted 501 659 612
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,200 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Southampton region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Southampton

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (77.78%) Internet
1 7 (77.78%) GIAC
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Forensics
1 7 (77.78%) Ethical Hacking
1 7 (77.78%) CEH
1 7 (77.78%) Incident Management
1 7 (77.78%) Wireshark
1 7 (77.78%) Snort
1 7 (77.78%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) tcpdump
1 7 (77.78%) SIEM
1 7 (77.78%) Change Control
1 7 (77.78%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Sourcefire
2 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (44.44%) Law
3 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Cyber Security
3 4 (44.44%) Information Assurance
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) SMTP
4 3 (33.33%) FTP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Internet
1 7 (77.78%) Wireshark
1 7 (77.78%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (77.78%) tcpdump
2 3 (33.33%) LDAP
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) SMTP
2 3 (33.33%) FTP
2 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (44.44%) Law
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Forensics
1 7 (77.78%) Ethical Hacking
1 7 (77.78%) Incident Management
1 7 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (77.78%) SIEM
1 7 (77.78%) Change Control
1 7 (77.78%) Malware Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Cyber Security
2 4 (44.44%) Information Assurance
3 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) GIAC
1 7 (77.78%) CEH
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Sourcefire
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) Capita
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP