The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 668 839 907
Rank change year-on-year
+171 +68
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 283 146 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.13% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.15% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 256 105 75
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,000 £35,232
10% offered a salary of more than £77,900 £85,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +22.09%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90489 96461 102042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.62% 85.98% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75205 77953 82278
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OWASP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK.

OWASP Salary Trend in the UK

OWASP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OWASP over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

OWASP Salary Histogram in the UK

OWASP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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
England +172 281 £52,500 - 28
London +49 125 £61,250 +6.52% 13
South East +48 58 £52,500 -12.50% 6
City of London +81 30 £66,250 -11.66% 2
Yorkshire +35 24 £42,500 -22.72% 3
East of England +27 23 £80,000 +77.77% 2
North West - 20 £42,500 - 2
Manchester - 20 £42,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +27 19 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Leeds +24 19 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Tunbridge Wells - 17 £52,500 -
Kent - 17 £52,500 -
Cambridge +16 14 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 14 £80,000 +60.00% 1
West Sussex - 14 £52,500 - 1
East Midlands - 13 £49,500 -
Leicestershire - 12 £49,500 -
Leicester - 12 £49,500 -
West Midlands -17 11 £52,500 -2.32%
South West -10 9 £67,500 +42.10% 2
Surrey - 9 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire +16 8 £42,500 -19.04%
Reading +21 7 £42,500 -15.00%
Bristol 0 7 £70,000 +35.92% 1
Crawley - 7 £52,500 -
East Grinstead - 6 £50,000 -
Coventry - 6 £52,500 -
Suffolk - 5 £65,000 -
Dagenham - 5 £45,000 -
Hampshire +4 4 £56,250 -13.46% 3

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing OWASP 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 OWASP.

1 237 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (36.91%) .NET
3 169 (34.85%) SQL
4 151 (31.13%) Linux
5 138 (28.45%) Microsoft
6 132 (27.22%) Information Security
7 131 (27.01%) Java
8 130 (26.80%) Firewall
9 125 (25.77%) Windows
10 124 (25.57%) Python
11 115 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
12 110 (22.68%) Ruby
13 109 (22.47%) Unix
14 105 (21.65%) Scrum
15 100 (20.62%) Oracle
16 99 (20.41%) Security Testing
17 98 (20.21%) Penetration Testing
17 98 (20.21%) CISSP
17 98 (20.21%) C#
18 95 (19.59%) DevOps
19 92 (18.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 92 (18.97%) Bash Shell
20 86 (17.73%) WebLogic
21 81 (16.70%) Git (software)
22 80 (16.49%) ITIL
23 77 (15.88%) JavaScript
24 76 (15.67%) HTML
24 76 (15.67%) MVC
24 76 (15.67%) Jenkins
25 75 (15.46%) ASP.NET

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing OWASP 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 OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 86 (17.73%) WebLogic
2 68 (14.02%) JBoss
3 66 (13.61%) CloudStack
3 66 (13.61%) OpenStack
3 66 (13.61%) WebSphere
4 33 (6.80%) Apache
5 27 (5.57%) SharePoint
6 26 (5.36%) IIS
7 21 (4.33%) Tomcat
7 21 (4.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (3.51%) MS Exchange
9 16 (3.30%) CMS
10 15 (3.09%) nginx
11 12 (2.47%) Drupal
12 10 (2.06%) WordPress
13 9 (1.86%) Node.js
14 8 (1.65%) Joomla!
15 6 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.82%) Umbraco
17 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.41%) MS Office
2 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (7.63%) SaaS
3 23 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.92%) IaaS
4 19 (3.92%) PaaS
5 17 (3.51%) Office 365
6 11 (2.27%) Google App Engine
6 11 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.03%) Rackspace Cloud
8 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.62%) Datadog
9 3 (0.62%) Heroku
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.21%) Force.com
10 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 130 (26.80%) Firewall
2 34 (7.01%) Network Security
3 31 (6.39%) Internet
4 29 (5.98%) HTTP
5 28 (5.77%) LAN
6 20 (4.12%) Wireless
7 19 (3.92%) DNS
8 16 (3.30%) WAN
9 14 (2.89%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.24%) Intranet
11 5 (1.03%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.82%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.62%) SMTP
13 3 (0.62%) SSL
14 2 (0.41%) IPsec
14 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.41%) NNTP
14 2 (0.41%) SAN
14 2 (0.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (5.36%) MySQL
4 26 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.33%) NoSQL
6 16 (3.30%) RDBMS
7 15 (3.09%) Redis
8 14 (2.89%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.03%) GIS
14 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.62%) Big Data
15 3 (0.62%) SQLPlus
16 2 (0.41%) SQLite
17 1 (0.21%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 81 (16.70%) Git (software)
2 76 (15.67%) Jenkins
3 45 (9.28%) Subversion
4 43 (8.87%) Selenium
5 39 (8.04%) Cucumber
5 39 (8.04%) JIRA
5 39 (8.04%) JMeter
6 34 (7.01%) Mercurial
7 33 (6.80%) Burp Suite
8 28 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 28 (5.77%) WebDriver
9 22 (4.54%) Gerrit
9 22 (4.54%) Metasploit
9 22 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (4.33%) WATIR
11 18 (3.71%) Visual Studio
12 14 (2.89%) SoapUI
13 13 (2.68%) Appium
13 13 (2.68%) Paros
14 12 (2.47%) Hudson
General
1 69 (14.23%) Finance
2 25 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.92%) Legal
4 16 (3.30%) Banking
5 13 (2.68%) Retail
6 12 (2.47%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.65%) Marketing
8 7 (1.44%) Games
9 3 (0.62%) Advertising
9 3 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.41%) Electronics
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 99 (20.41%) Developer
2 78 (16.08%) Architect
3 70 (14.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (13.40%) Tester
5 52 (10.72%) Analyst
6 48 (9.90%) Security Architect
7 40 (8.25%) Penetration Tester
8 36 (7.42%) .NET Developer
9 31 (6.39%) Security Specialist
10 27 (5.57%) Security Analyst
11 26 (5.36%) Application Security Specialist
11 26 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
11 26 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 26 (5.36%) C# Developer
12 25 (5.15%) Senior Developer
13 24 (4.95%) Security Manager
14 23 (4.74%) Consultant
14 23 (4.74%) Security Engineer
14 23 (4.74%) Security Tester
14 23 (4.74%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (36.91%) .NET
2 76 (15.67%) HTML
3 75 (15.46%) ASP.NET
4 69 (14.23%) CSS
5 59 (12.16%) HTML5
6 40 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (8.25%) RESTful
7 38 (7.84%) Web Services
8 36 (7.42%) jQuery
9 35 (7.22%) REST
10 34 (7.01%) AngularJS
11 30 (6.19%) J2EE
11 30 (6.19%) LAMP
12 29 (5.98%) Ajax
13 28 (5.77%) CSS3
14 25 (5.15%) JSON
15 23 (4.74%) .NET Framework
16 22 (4.54%) SOAP
16 22 (4.54%) Spring
16 22 (4.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 44 (9.07%) Mobile App
3 39 (8.04%) Management Information System
4 32 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.71%) Clustering
6 16 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (3.30%) Fintech
7 14 (2.89%) iPad
8 11 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.65%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.24%) BYOD
10 6 (1.24%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.24%) Social Media
11 5 (1.03%) PKI
11 5 (1.03%) Social Network
12 4 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.82%) User Experience
13 3 (0.62%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.62%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 151 (31.13%) Linux
2 125 (25.77%) Windows
3 109 (22.47%) Unix
4 27 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.12%) Solaris
6 18 (3.71%) Oracle Linux
7 15 (3.09%) Kali Linux
8 11 (2.27%) Windows Server
9 10 (2.06%) Android
10 9 (1.86%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.86%) Debian
10 9 (1.86%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.24%) CentOS
12 4 (0.82%) AIX
12 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.62%) KNOPPIX
14 2 (0.41%) HPUX
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (27.22%) Information Security
3 115 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
4 105 (21.65%) Scrum
5 99 (20.41%) Security Testing
6 98 (20.21%) Penetration Testing
7 95 (19.59%) DevOps
8 80 (16.49%) ITIL
9 76 (15.67%) MVC
10 70 (14.43%) SDLC
11 69 (14.23%) Configuration Management
12 64 (13.20%) DSDM
12 64 (13.20%) RUP
12 64 (13.20%) TDD
13 58 (11.96%) BDD
14 53 (10.93%) Secure Coding
14 53 (10.93%) Web Development
15 51 (10.52%) Cybersecurity
16 47 (9.69%) Risk Management
17 45 (9.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 169 (34.85%) SQL
2 131 (27.01%) Java
3 124 (25.57%) Python
4 110 (22.68%) Ruby
5 98 (20.21%) C#
6 92 (18.97%) Bash Shell
7 77 (15.88%) JavaScript
8 70 (14.43%) Shell Script
9 42 (8.66%) PHP
10 40 (8.25%) C++
11 39 (8.04%) C
12 26 (5.36%) PowerShell
13 15 (3.09%) Perl
14 14 (2.89%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.65%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.44%) Scala
17 6 (1.24%) Apple Swift
18 5 (1.03%) VB
19 4 (0.82%) F#
19 4 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (20.21%) CISSP
2 72 (14.85%) CISM
3 59 (12.16%) Degree
4 54 (11.13%) CEH
5 51 (10.52%) CREST Certified
6 34 (7.01%) OSCP
7 30 (6.19%) Security Cleared
8 29 (5.98%) GIAC
9 28 (5.77%) ISEB
10 27 (5.57%) ISTQB
11 26 (5.36%) SANS
12 21 (4.33%) CISA
13 19 (3.92%) DV Cleared
14 15 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (3.09%) SSCP
15 14 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 9 (1.86%) CCDP
18 8 (1.65%) MCP
19 7 (1.44%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (18.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (14.02%) PCI DSS
3 53 (10.93%) QA
4 10 (2.06%) COBIT
5 4 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 67 (13.81%) vSphere
2 66 (13.61%) Xen
2 66 (13.61%) XenServer
3 36 (7.42%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.62%) Varnish
6 2 (0.41%) KVM
6 2 (0.41%) Snort
7 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 68 (14.02%) Opscode Chef
2 67 (13.81%) Puppet
3 66 (13.61%) Cobbler
3 66 (13.61%) Tivoli
4 50 (10.31%) Nessus
5 38 (7.84%) Nmap
6 27 (5.57%) Ansible
6 27 (5.57%) Terraform
7 24 (4.95%) Salt
8 23 (4.74%) OpenVAS
9 18 (3.71%) HP Fortify
10 7 (1.44%) WebInspect
11 6 (1.24%) RSA Archer
12 5 (1.03%) Nagios
13 3 (0.62%) CORE IMPACT
14 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
14 1 (0.21%) EnCase
14 1 (0.21%) FTK
14 1 (0.21%) logstash
14 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 138 (28.45%) Microsoft
2 100 (20.62%) Oracle
3 64 (13.20%) EnterpriseDB
4 29 (5.98%) Qualys
5 27 (5.57%) Red Hat
6 20 (4.12%) SAP
7 18 (3.71%) Juniper
7 18 (3.71%) Sun
8 17 (3.51%) Cisco
8 17 (3.51%) Fortinet
8 17 (3.51%) Nokia
9 16 (3.30%) Coverity
10 12 (2.47%) Google
10 12 (2.47%) HP
10 12 (2.47%) Rally
11 7 (1.44%) VMware
12 5 (1.03%) ATG
12 5 (1.03%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.03%) IBM
12 5 (1.03%) Rackspace
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
SQ Computer Personnel
Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 days ago
Croydon, Greater London
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £38,000 - £44,000 per Annum (DOE)
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 27 days ago