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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 791 731 806
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +75
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 106 159 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.15% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.18% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 83 136 59
Average salary £52,500 £41,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.04% -13.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,650
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £41,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+34.14% -11.35%

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -52 104 £55,000 +34.14% 23
London +59 51 £50,000 -23.07% 12
Yorkshire -6 21 £45,000 +63.63% 2
Leeds +10 18 £55,000 +100.00% 2
West Yorkshire +1 18 £55,000 +100.00% 2
South East -17 18 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Staffordshire +3 8 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands -9 8 £60,000 - 2
Berkshire -21 8 £80,000 +97.53% 5
City of London +32 6 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Surrey - 5 £45,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 5 £80,000 - 4
Leicester -9 4 £41,000 +7.89%
East Midlands -18 4 £41,000 +4.45%
Leicestershire -20 4 £41,000 +7.89%
South Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £60,000 -
South Wales +10 2 £32,500 -0.76%
Wales +7 2 £32,500 -0.76%
Southampton +6 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Stoke-on-Trent +6 2 £60,000 - 2
Cardiff +4 2 £32,500 -0.76%
Reading 0 2 £62,500 -16.66%
Manchester -21 2 £48,750 +50.00%
North West -21 2 £48,750 -18.75% 1
Hampshire -30 2 £37,500 -42.30%
Redhill - 2 £52,500 -
Newbury -4 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 84 (39.25%) SQL
2 70 (32.71%) .NET
3 66 (30.84%) Information Security
4 54 (25.23%) JavaScript
5 51 (23.83%) Java
5 51 (23.83%) Mentoring
6 49 (22.90%) HTML
6 49 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (21.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (21.50%) Penetration Testing
9 43 (20.09%) ASP.NET
9 43 (20.09%) Linux
10 42 (19.63%) CSS
10 42 (19.63%) Microsoft
11 41 (19.16%) Web Services
11 41 (19.16%) CISSP
12 38 (17.76%) Finance
13 37 (17.29%) SQL Server
14 36 (16.82%) MySQL
14 36 (16.82%) PCI DSS
15 34 (15.89%) Management Information System
16 33 (15.42%) MVC
17 32 (14.95%) Firewall
18 31 (14.49%) C#
18 31 (14.49%) Ethical Hacking
19 30 (14.02%) PHP
20 29 (13.55%) Windows
21 28 (13.08%) MS Excel
22 27 (12.62%) Scrum
23 25 (11.68%) Security Testing

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (9.81%) Apache
2 9 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (3.27%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.80%) Node.js
5 6 (2.80%) Drupal
5 6 (2.80%) nginx
5 6 (2.80%) CMS
5 6 (2.80%) IIS
6 4 (1.87%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.61%) SaaS
3 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.95%) Firewall
2 22 (10.28%) SSL
3 18 (8.41%) HTTP
4 10 (4.67%) Wireless
4 10 (4.67%) Network Security
5 7 (3.27%) Internet
6 6 (2.80%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.34%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (2.34%) FTP
7 5 (2.34%) DNS
8 4 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.93%) Ethereal
9 2 (0.93%) IPsec
9 2 (0.93%) LAN
9 2 (0.93%) WAN
10 1 (0.47%) LDAP
10 1 (0.47%) WLAN
10 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.47%) VPN
10 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.82%) MySQL
3 18 (8.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 18 (8.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 18 (8.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (7.01%) NoSQL
4 15 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.47%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (11.21%) Selenium
2 22 (10.28%) Subversion
3 16 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 15 (7.01%) Hudson
4 15 (7.01%) CruiseControl
4 15 (7.01%) JIRA
5 12 (5.61%) NUnit
5 12 (5.61%) MSTest
6 10 (4.67%) Metasploit
7 9 (4.21%) JUnit
8 8 (3.74%) Eclipse
8 8 (3.74%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.27%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.27%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.27%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.80%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.34%) Moq
12 3 (1.40%) TestNG
13 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (17.76%) Finance
2 18 (8.41%) Games
3 12 (5.61%) Marketing
4 8 (3.74%) Billing
5 7 (3.27%) Retail
6 3 (1.40%) French Language
6 3 (1.40%) Welsh Language
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (19.63%) Developer
2 30 (14.02%) Security Specialist
3 28 (13.08%) Architect
4 27 (12.62%) Consultant
4 27 (12.62%) Security Consultant
5 25 (11.68%) Applications Specialist
5 25 (11.68%) Application Security Specialist
6 23 (10.75%) Tester
7 19 (8.88%) Analyst
8 16 (7.48%) Penetration Tester
9 15 (7.01%) Data Architect
10 14 (6.54%) Senior Developer
10 14 (6.54%) Security Analyst
10 14 (6.54%) Ethical Hacker
11 12 (5.61%) Security Manager
11 12 (5.61%) Java Developer
12 11 (5.14%) IT Consultant
12 11 (5.14%) IT Security Consultant
13 10 (4.67%) Web Developer
13 10 (4.67%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.71%) .NET
2 49 (22.90%) HTML
3 43 (20.09%) ASP.NET
4 42 (19.63%) CSS
5 41 (19.16%) Web Services
6 22 (10.28%) XML
7 19 (8.88%) Hibernate
7 19 (8.88%) Spring
8 18 (8.41%) .NET Framework
9 17 (7.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 15 (7.01%) REST
10 15 (7.01%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 13 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (6.07%) NHibernate
11 13 (6.07%) Ajax
11 13 (6.07%) jQuery
12 12 (5.61%) WCF
13 11 (5.14%) RESTful
14 10 (4.67%) CSS3
14 10 (4.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.89%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.01%) Data Integration
3 12 (5.61%) W3C
4 11 (5.14%) Open Source
5 10 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.27%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.34%) User Experience
9 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.40%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.40%) EMV
10 3 (1.40%) NHS
10 3 (1.40%) APACS
10 3 (1.40%) Online Games
11 2 (0.93%) CESG
11 2 (0.93%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.93%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.09%) Linux
2 29 (13.55%) Windows
3 17 (7.94%) AIX
4 12 (5.61%) Solaris
4 12 (5.61%) UNIX
5 6 (2.80%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) CentOS
6 1 (0.47%) OS/400
6 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.84%) Information Security
2 51 (23.83%) Mentoring
3 49 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (21.50%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (15.42%) MVC
6 31 (14.49%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (12.62%) Scrum
8 25 (11.68%) Security Testing
9 22 (10.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 22 (10.28%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.81%) Software Testing
10 21 (9.81%) Security Architecture
11 20 (9.35%) SIEM
11 20 (9.35%) UML
12 19 (8.88%) OO
12 19 (8.88%) Risk Management
13 18 (8.41%) Web Development
13 18 (8.41%) Coaching
13 18 (8.41%) Line Management
14 16 (7.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (39.25%) SQL
2 54 (25.23%) JavaScript
3 51 (23.83%) Java
4 31 (14.49%) C#
5 30 (14.02%) PHP
6 19 (8.88%) C++
6 19 (8.88%) C
7 12 (5.61%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.74%) PHP5
9 7 (3.27%) Python
9 7 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.34%) Tcl
10 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.87%) Perl
12 3 (1.40%) Ruby
13 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.47%) XQuery
14 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (19.16%) CISSP
2 20 (9.35%) Degree
3 16 (7.48%) OSCP
4 14 (6.54%) CISM
5 12 (5.61%) CEH
6 10 (4.67%) ISTQB
7 9 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (3.74%) ISEB
8 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.74%) MCSE
9 7 (3.27%) CISA
9 7 (3.27%) Sun Certification
9 7 (3.27%) OSCE
9 7 (3.27%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.80%) CCNA
10 6 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.34%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.34%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.40%) MCP
12 3 (1.40%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (21.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (16.82%) PCI DSS
3 13 (6.07%) QA
4 4 (1.87%) COBIT
5 3 (1.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.47%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.80%) Nmap
3 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) Nessus
2 6 (2.80%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.93%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 42 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.81%) Oracle
3 14 (6.54%) Cisco
4 12 (5.61%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.21%) VMware
6 7 (3.27%) Sun
6 7 (3.27%) F5
7 6 (2.80%) Facebook
7 6 (2.80%) Twitter
7 6 (2.80%) LogRhythm
7 6 (2.80%) Zend
8 5 (2.34%) Imperva
9 3 (1.40%) Capita
10 2 (0.93%) Google
10 2 (0.93%) TippingPoint
10 2 (0.93%) Citrix
10 2 (0.93%) Juniper
10 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.47%) IBM
11 1 (0.47%) SAP
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