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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 779 779 806
Rank change year-on-year
0 +27
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 99 114 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 74 91 66
Average salary £51,250 £55,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +24.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £34,650
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +48.64%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
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 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 -13 97 £52,500 -4.54% 19
London +44 56 £50,000 -20.00% 10
South East -35 19 £60,000 - 5
Yorkshire +3 16 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Leeds +10 13 £32,500 -10.34% 1
West Yorkshire +5 13 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Berkshire -15 10 £80,000 +87.13% 3
Maidenhead - 8 £80,000 - 3
City of London +8 7 £51,250 -18.00% 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £60,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Surrey - 3 £45,000 -
Newbury -9 2 £56,250 +25.00%
Manchester -14 2 £48,750 +50.00% 1
South Wales -15 2 £32,500 -2.25% 1
Wales -16 2 £32,500 -2.25% 1
Cardiff -19 2 £32,500 -2.25% 1
North West -22 2 £48,750 -18.75% 1
Sheffield - 2 £85,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £60,000 -
Staffordshire -3 1 £60,000 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Cambridge -9 1 £50,000 -9.09%
South West -14 1 £80,000 +88.23% 2
East of England -16 1 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands -21 1 £60,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £80,000 - 1
Folkestone - 1 £42,392 -
Redhill - 1 £52,500 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 75 (36.59%) SQL
2 70 (34.15%) Information Security
3 60 (29.27%) .NET
4 53 (25.85%) Java
5 50 (24.39%) JavaScript
6 44 (21.46%) HTML
7 42 (20.49%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 40 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (19.51%) Mentoring
10 39 (19.02%) Linux
11 37 (18.05%) Firewall
11 37 (18.05%) Finance
12 36 (17.56%) Web Services
13 35 (17.07%) CSS
13 35 (17.07%) Microsoft
13 35 (17.07%) PCI DSS
14 34 (16.59%) CISSP
15 32 (15.61%) MySQL
16 30 (14.63%) MVC
16 30 (14.63%) Management Information System
16 30 (14.63%) Security Testing
17 28 (13.66%) PHP
18 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
19 26 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 25 (12.20%) ASP.NET
21 24 (11.71%) Windows
21 24 (11.71%) E-Commerce
21 24 (11.71%) Scrum
22 23 (11.22%) Ethical Hacking

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 22 (10.73%) Apache
2 11 (5.37%) IIS
3 9 (4.39%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.90%) CMS
5 7 (3.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (3.41%) Drupal
5 7 (3.41%) Apache Solr
5 7 (3.41%) nginx
5 7 (3.41%) Node.js
6 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.88%) SaaS
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.05%) Firewall
2 21 (10.24%) SSL
3 15 (7.32%) HTTP
4 10 (4.88%) Network Security
4 10 (4.88%) Wireless
5 6 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (2.44%) FTP
6 5 (2.44%) DNS
7 3 (1.46%) IPsec
8 2 (0.98%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.98%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.49%) Ethereal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.61%) MySQL
2 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 14 (6.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 13 (6.34%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.44%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.98%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.98%) Big Data
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.76%) Subversion
2 12 (5.85%) Hudson
2 12 (5.85%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.85%) CruiseControl
2 12 (5.85%) JIRA
3 10 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.88%) Selenium
4 8 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.90%) Metasploit
5 7 (3.41%) JUnit
5 7 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.44%) NUnit
6 5 (2.44%) Bugzilla
6 5 (2.44%) MSTest
6 5 (2.44%) Moq
7 1 (0.49%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.49%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.49%) TestNG
General
1 37 (18.05%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Games
3 11 (5.37%) Marketing
4 3 (1.46%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) French Language
4 3 (1.46%) Welsh Language
5 2 (0.98%) Banking
5 2 (0.98%) Publishing
5 2 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (19.02%) Developer
2 31 (15.12%) Security Specialist
3 28 (13.66%) Application Security Specialist
3 28 (13.66%) Applications Specialist
4 27 (13.17%) Consultant
4 27 (13.17%) Architect
4 27 (13.17%) Security Consultant
5 22 (10.73%) Tester
6 15 (7.32%) Analyst
7 14 (6.83%) Security Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.85%) Penetration Tester
9 12 (5.85%) Web Developer
9 12 (5.85%) Data Architect
10 11 (5.37%) IT Consultant
10 11 (5.37%) Security Manager
10 11 (5.37%) IT Security Consultant
10 11 (5.37%) J2EE Developer
11 10 (4.88%) Ethical Hacker
12 9 (4.39%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (29.27%) .NET
2 44 (21.46%) HTML
3 36 (17.56%) Web Services
4 35 (17.07%) CSS
5 25 (12.20%) ASP.NET
6 19 (9.27%) Hibernate
7 18 (8.78%) Spring
8 16 (7.80%) .NET Framework
9 15 (7.32%) XML
9 15 (7.32%) Ajax
9 15 (7.32%) REST
10 12 (5.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 12 (5.85%) NHibernate
11 11 (5.37%) J2EE
12 10 (4.88%) Sass
12 10 (4.88%) CSS3
13 9 (4.39%) jQuery
13 9 (4.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (3.90%) Lucene
14 8 (3.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.34%) W3C
3 12 (5.85%) Data Integration
3 12 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.37%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.39%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.90%) Open Source
6 8 (3.90%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.93%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.93%) User Experience
8 4 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.95%) PKI
8 4 (1.95%) Blog
9 3 (1.46%) CESG
9 3 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.46%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.98%) Online Games
10 2 (0.98%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.02%) Linux
2 24 (11.71%) Windows
3 13 (6.34%) UNIX
4 11 (5.37%) AIX
4 11 (5.37%) Solaris
5 7 (3.41%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) OS/400
6 1 (0.49%) zOS
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (34.15%) Information Security
2 42 (20.49%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.51%) Mentoring
4 30 (14.63%) MVC
4 30 (14.63%) Security Testing
5 26 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 24 (11.71%) E-Commerce
6 24 (11.71%) Scrum
7 23 (11.22%) Ethical Hacking
8 22 (10.73%) Security Architecture
9 19 (9.27%) Risk Management
10 18 (8.78%) Web Development
11 17 (8.29%) Software Engineering
11 17 (8.29%) Software Testing
11 17 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.32%) Project Management
12 15 (7.32%) Cyber Security
13 14 (6.83%) SIEM
13 14 (6.83%) UML
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.59%) SQL
2 53 (25.85%) Java
3 50 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 28 (13.66%) PHP
5 22 (10.73%) C#
6 16 (7.80%) C++
7 14 (6.83%) C
8 10 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.41%) PHP5
11 6 (2.93%) Python
12 5 (2.44%) Tcl
12 5 (2.44%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.46%) Perl
14 2 (0.98%) Ruby
15 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (16.59%) CISSP
2 21 (10.24%) Degree
3 17 (8.29%) OSCP
4 15 (7.32%) CISM
5 12 (5.85%) ISTQB
6 11 (5.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (5.37%) Security Cleared
7 10 (4.88%) ISEB
8 9 (4.39%) CISA
9 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.41%) MCSE
10 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.41%) Sun Certification
10 7 (3.41%) OSCE
11 6 (2.93%) CCNA
11 6 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.44%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.95%) CEH
14 3 (1.46%) SSCP
14 3 (1.46%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.39%) QA
4 4 (1.95%) COBIT
5 3 (1.46%) SLA
6 2 (0.98%) WAI
7 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.46%) Nmap
3 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) Nessus
2 8 (3.90%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 35 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.76%) Oracle
3 15 (7.32%) Cisco
4 13 (6.34%) CheckPoint
5 8 (3.90%) VMware
6 7 (3.41%) Sun
6 7 (3.41%) Zend
6 7 (3.41%) Google
6 7 (3.41%) Facebook
6 7 (3.41%) Twitter
6 7 (3.41%) F5
7 5 (2.44%) Imperva
7 5 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (1.46%) Citrix
8 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.46%) Juniper
8 3 (1.46%) Capita
9 2 (0.98%) TippingPoint
9 2 (0.98%) IBM
10 1 (0.49%) SAP
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evermore Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum (Neg.) + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Healthcare, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Church International
Salary: £50k-£55k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
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Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock Options
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Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock Options
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Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Stock
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Salary: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
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