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 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
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 760 811 794
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -17
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 132 85 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.076% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.092% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 85 64 77
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £36,200
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +21.95%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 +60 128 £52,500 +5.00% 13
London +111 84 £52,500 -16.00% 8
South East -6 21 £60,000 +2.12% 4
Berkshire +9 11 £56,250 +32.35%
City of London +14 10 £68,750 +10.00% 2
East of England +11 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Cambridge +13 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Hampshire +2 6 £92,500 +54.16% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 6 £63,750 -
South West -22 5 £47,500 +5.55%
West Midlands -27 5 £60,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 4 £40,000 -33.33%
West Yorkshire - 4 £41,250 -
Reading - 4 £50,000 -
Leeds - 4 £41,250 -
Hook - 4 £92,500 -
Slough +10 3 £52,500 +31.25%
Milton Keynes - 3 £60,000 - 3
Letchworth - 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 £35,000 -
South Wales - 3 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 - 3
Wales - 3 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £60,000 -
Staffordshire -6 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £66,250 -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 - 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 88 (37.93%) Information Security
2 74 (31.90%) SQL
3 68 (29.31%) Penetration Testing
4 59 (25.43%) PCI DSS
5 58 (25.00%) .NET
6 56 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 55 (23.71%) Finance
8 53 (22.84%) Java
9 52 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (21.98%) Security Testing
11 45 (19.40%) JavaScript
12 42 (18.10%) Linux
12 42 (18.10%) Firewall
12 42 (18.10%) Degree
13 40 (17.24%) HTML
14 37 (15.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 36 (15.52%) CISSP
16 33 (14.22%) OSCP
17 31 (13.36%) Ethical Hacking
18 30 (12.93%) Scrum
18 30 (12.93%) Software Engineering
18 30 (12.93%) Microsoft
18 30 (12.93%) C#
18 30 (12.93%) CSS
19 29 (12.50%) Mobile App
20 27 (11.64%) Cyber Security
21 26 (11.21%) Mentoring
21 26 (11.21%) MVC
21 26 (11.21%) TDD
22 25 (10.78%) Management Information System

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (6.47%) IIS
2 13 (5.60%) Apache
3 9 (3.88%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.88%) CMS
4 7 (3.02%) Drupal
4 7 (3.02%) nginx
4 7 (3.02%) Node.js
5 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 22 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.02%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.76%) SaaS
2 6 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.10%) Firewall
2 19 (8.19%) SSL
3 11 (4.74%) Wireless
4 10 (4.31%) Network Security
5 8 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (2.59%) HTTP
7 4 (1.72%) LDAP
8 3 (1.29%) IPsec
9 2 (0.86%) Internet
10 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.43%) FTP
10 1 (0.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.33%) MySQL
3 9 (3.88%) Couchbase
4 7 (3.02%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.02%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.72%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.86%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.86%) Big Data
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.17%) Selenium
3 12 (5.17%) Subversion
4 9 (3.88%) Metasploit
4 9 (3.88%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.16%) NUnit
5 5 (2.16%) MSTest
5 5 (2.16%) Moq
5 5 (2.16%) Mockito
5 5 (2.16%) JUnit
6 4 (1.72%) Maven
6 4 (1.72%) HttpUnit
6 4 (1.72%) Log4j
6 4 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.72%) Grunt
7 3 (1.29%) Appium
7 3 (1.29%) Calabash
7 3 (1.29%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.29%) Hudson
General
1 55 (23.71%) Finance
2 15 (6.47%) Marketing
3 12 (5.17%) Games
4 8 (3.45%) Retail
5 7 (3.02%) Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Welsh Language
7 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Publishing
8 2 (0.86%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (18.10%) Developer
2 41 (17.67%) Tester
3 36 (15.52%) Security Specialist
4 33 (14.22%) Applications Specialist
4 33 (14.22%) Application Security Specialist
5 30 (12.93%) Consultant
5 30 (12.93%) Security Consultant
5 30 (12.93%) Penetration Tester
6 22 (9.48%) Architect
7 16 (6.90%) Security Manager
8 14 (6.03%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.17%) IT Consultant
9 12 (5.17%) IT Security Consultant
9 12 (5.17%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.74%) Security Tester
11 10 (4.31%) Web Developer
11 10 (4.31%) Analyst
12 9 (3.88%) Systems Tester
12 9 (3.88%) Security Analyst
13 8 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.00%) .NET
2 40 (17.24%) HTML
3 30 (12.93%) CSS
4 23 (9.91%) REST
5 22 (9.48%) jQuery
6 21 (9.05%) Ajax
7 17 (7.33%) Web Services
8 16 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 15 (6.47%) JSON
9 15 (6.47%) ASP.NET
10 13 (5.60%) SOAP
10 13 (5.60%) XML
11 12 (5.17%) RESTful
12 11 (4.74%) Spring
13 10 (4.31%) CSS3
13 10 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (4.31%) Sass
14 9 (3.88%) HTML5
15 7 (3.02%) Memcached
15 7 (3.02%) Open Graph
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 25 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.76%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.47%) Cryptography
5 9 (3.88%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.88%) W3C
6 8 (3.45%) Blog
7 7 (3.02%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (3.02%) User Experience
8 6 (2.59%) Data Integration
8 6 (2.59%) Clustering
9 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.72%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.72%) PKI
11 3 (1.29%) Open Source
11 3 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.29%) CESG
11 3 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.10%) Linux
2 24 (10.34%) Windows
3 19 (8.19%) UNIX
4 14 (6.03%) Solaris
5 11 (4.74%) AIX
6 7 (3.02%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.16%) Android
8 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) zOS
9 1 (0.43%) OS/400
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (37.93%) Information Security
2 68 (29.31%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (21.98%) Security Testing
5 37 (15.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 31 (13.36%) Ethical Hacking
7 30 (12.93%) Software Engineering
7 30 (12.93%) Scrum
8 27 (11.64%) Cyber Security
9 26 (11.21%) Mentoring
9 26 (11.21%) TDD
9 26 (11.21%) MVC
10 24 (10.34%) Security Architecture
11 22 (9.48%) E-Commerce
12 19 (8.19%) Risk Management
12 19 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (7.33%) Unit Testing
13 17 (7.33%) Test Management
13 17 (7.33%) SIEM
14 16 (6.90%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 74 (31.90%) SQL
2 53 (22.84%) Java
3 45 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 30 (12.93%) C#
5 18 (7.76%) PHP
6 15 (6.47%) C++
7 14 (6.03%) Python
8 8 (3.45%) C
9 7 (3.02%) Ruby
9 7 (3.02%) Perl
10 5 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.16%) VBA
11 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.43%) Tcl
14 1 (0.43%) R
14 1 (0.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 42 (18.10%) Degree
2 36 (15.52%) CISSP
3 33 (14.22%) OSCP
4 25 (10.78%) Security Cleared
5 19 (8.19%) CISM
6 16 (6.90%) CEH
7 15 (6.47%) ISEB
8 13 (5.60%) ISTQB
8 13 (5.60%) OSCE
9 10 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (4.31%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.45%) CISA
11 7 (3.02%) CCNA
11 7 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.59%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.16%) MCSE
14 4 (1.72%) SSCP
15 3 (1.29%) GCIA
15 3 (1.29%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (25.43%) PCI DSS
2 56 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (7.76%) QA
4 5 (2.16%) COBIT
4 5 (2.16%) SLA
5 4 (1.72%) WAI
6 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) FISMA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.31%) Nessus
2 9 (3.88%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.47%) Cisco
3 13 (5.60%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.17%) Google
5 11 (4.74%) Oracle
6 9 (3.88%) Zend
7 7 (3.02%) Facebook
7 7 (3.02%) Twitter
8 6 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.16%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (2.16%) IBM
10 4 (1.72%) VMware
11 3 (1.29%) Sun
11 3 (1.29%) Citrix
11 3 (1.29%) Juniper
11 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.29%) F5
12 2 (0.86%) Apple
12 2 (0.86%) TippingPoint
13 1 (0.43%) Capita
Birmingham
Church International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Banking Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Posted: 16 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Arqiva
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum +5% bonus and corporate benefits
Posted: 26 days ago