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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 85 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 4 12 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.42% 1.32% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.57% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 21
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,800 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +21.05%
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
789 766 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.97% 84.45% 77.70%
Number of salaries quoted 616 664 570
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £63,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 7 (87.50%) Wireshark
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (87.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (87.50%) CEH
2 7 (87.50%) Sourcefire
2 7 (87.50%) Snort
2 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (87.50%) Internet
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) tcpdump
2 7 (87.50%) SIEM
2 7 (87.50%) Change Control
2 7 (87.50%) GIAC
2 7 (87.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (62.50%) Law
3 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Information Assurance
4 4 (50.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) LDAP
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SMTP
5 3 (37.50%) FTP
5 3 (37.50%) HTTP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Internet
1 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (87.50%) Wireshark
1 7 (87.50%) tcpdump
2 3 (37.50%) LDAP
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) SMTP
2 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 3 (37.50%) HTTP
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Compliance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (87.50%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (87.50%) SIEM
2 7 (87.50%) Change Control
3 5 (62.50%) Information Assurance
4 4 (50.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (12.50%) OWASP
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) GIAC
1 7 (87.50%) CEH
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Snort
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Sourcefire
2 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm