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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 725 821 831
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +10
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 211 116 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 162 87 82
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £32,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £53,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-20.93% -2.27%

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
87935 90766 89428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.27% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72987 74501 71137
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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
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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 +113 205 £50,000 -4.76% 32
London +35 98 £55,000 +4.76% 20
South East +44 49 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Surrey +32 22 £43,750 -2.77% 1
City of London +65 20 £65,000 +23.80% 4
Yorkshire +10 15 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Leeds +8 15 £42,500 +30.76% 1
West Yorkshire 0 15 £42,500 +30.76% 1
North West +40 14 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £55,000 - 1
Manchester +32 13 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Dagenham - 11 £55,000 -
East of England +6 9 £80,000 +60.00% 1
East Midlands - 8 £67,500 -
Guildford - 7 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £80,000 +60.00%
Cambridge +3 6 £80,000 +60.00%
South West -7 6 £70,000 +5.66% 1
West Midlands -9 6 £78,750 +31.25% 1
Leatherhead - 6 £40,000 -
Kent +6 5 £47,500 +12.04%
Berkshire -16 5 £30,000 -58.62% 1
Maidenhead -12 4 £30,000 -62.50%
Buxton - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £67,500 -
Derbyshire - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £67,500 -
Gloucestershire +6 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 - 1
Oldham - 3 £32,500 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 156 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (37.93%) SQL
3 142 (37.67%) .NET
4 120 (31.83%) Java
5 109 (28.91%) Information Security
6 108 (28.65%) Linux
7 106 (28.12%) Windows
8 96 (25.46%) C#
9 92 (24.40%) HTML
10 88 (23.34%) Microsoft
11 85 (22.55%) Penetration Testing
12 82 (21.75%) MVC
13 79 (20.95%) CISSP
13 79 (20.95%) Python
14 77 (20.42%) SQL Server
15 72 (19.10%) JavaScript
15 72 (19.10%) Scrum
16 71 (18.83%) CSS
17 69 (18.30%) Unix
18 68 (18.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 65 (17.24%) Degree
19 65 (17.24%) Security Testing
19 65 (17.24%) Firewall
20 64 (16.98%) E-Commerce
20 64 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
21 62 (16.45%) TDD
21 62 (16.45%) PCI DSS
22 59 (15.65%) HTML5
22 59 (15.65%) Management Information System
22 59 (15.65%) Finance

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 49 (13.00%) WebLogic
2 41 (10.88%) IIS
3 32 (8.49%) Apache
4 30 (7.96%) JBoss
5 29 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 28 (7.43%) CloudStack
6 28 (7.43%) OpenStack
7 19 (5.04%) MS Exchange
8 18 (4.77%) Tomcat
9 16 (4.24%) CMS
10 13 (3.45%) nginx
11 10 (2.65%) WordPress
12 8 (2.12%) Joomla!
13 7 (1.86%) Drupal
13 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
14 6 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.31%) SaaS
2 15 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.92%) Google App Engine
3 11 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.39%) IaaS
5 9 (2.39%) PaaS
6 5 (1.33%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.80%) Heroku
8 2 (0.53%) Datadog
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (17.24%) Firewall
2 34 (9.02%) Network Security
3 24 (6.37%) Internet
4 21 (5.57%) HTTP
5 20 (5.31%) DNS
6 13 (3.45%) LAN
7 11 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (2.39%) SSL
8 9 (2.39%) WAN
9 7 (1.86%) FTP
9 7 (1.86%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.86%) SMTP
10 6 (1.59%) Intranet
11 5 (1.33%) Wireless
12 4 (1.06%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.53%) IPsec
13 2 (0.53%) NAS
13 2 (0.53%) NNTP
13 2 (0.53%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (8.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (5.84%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.31%) MySQL
6 17 (4.51%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (3.71%) Big Data
8 14 (3.71%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.92%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.92%) Redis
10 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.59%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.33%) GIS
12 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.53%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 52 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 36 (9.55%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.90%) JIRA
3 26 (6.90%) Selenium
3 26 (6.90%) WebDriver
4 25 (6.63%) Subversion
5 24 (6.37%) JMeter
6 23 (6.10%) Cucumber
7 19 (5.04%) Mercurial
8 17 (4.51%) Burp Suite
9 15 (3.98%) WATIR
10 14 (3.71%) SoapUI
10 14 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (3.18%) Gerrit
12 11 (2.92%) IntelliJ
12 11 (2.92%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.12%) Appium
13 8 (2.12%) Paros
13 8 (2.12%) RubyMine
13 8 (2.12%) TestNG
General
1 59 (15.65%) Finance
2 26 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.63%) Legal
4 19 (5.04%) Retail
5 12 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.65%) Banking
7 5 (1.33%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.33%) Games
7 5 (1.33%) Military
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (28.65%) Developer
2 45 (11.94%) Tester
3 41 (10.88%) .NET Developer
4 32 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (8.22%) C# Developer
6 30 (7.96%) Analyst
6 30 (7.96%) Architect
6 30 (7.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 26 (6.90%) Security Engineer
8 25 (6.63%) Penetration Tester
8 25 (6.63%) Team Leader
9 22 (5.84%) Security Specialist
10 21 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (5.04%) Application Security Specialist
11 19 (5.04%) Applications Specialist
12 18 (4.77%) Applications Engineer
12 18 (4.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (4.51%) Graduate
13 17 (4.51%) PHP Developer
13 17 (4.51%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (37.67%) .NET
2 92 (24.40%) HTML
3 71 (18.83%) CSS
4 59 (15.65%) ASP.NET
4 59 (15.65%) HTML5
5 53 (14.06%) jQuery
6 47 (12.47%) RESTful
7 41 (10.88%) REST
7 41 (10.88%) Web Services
8 33 (8.75%) .NET Framework
9 31 (8.22%) AngularJS
10 26 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (6.90%) Entity Framework
10 26 (6.90%) SOAP
10 26 (6.90%) WCF
11 25 (6.63%) Ajax
11 25 (6.63%) CSS3
11 25 (6.63%) XML
12 24 (6.37%) Spring
13 20 (5.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.65%) Management Information System
2 51 (13.53%) Computer Science
3 35 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.31%) W3C
5 17 (4.51%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (3.71%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.39%) Clustering
8 9 (2.39%) Cryptography
9 8 (2.12%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.12%) Fintech
9 8 (2.12%) User Experience
10 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.86%) iPad
10 7 (1.86%) PKI
11 6 (1.59%) CESG
11 6 (1.59%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.59%) Semantic Web
11 6 (1.59%) Social Media
12 5 (1.33%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 108 (28.65%) Linux
2 106 (28.12%) Windows
3 69 (18.30%) Unix
4 31 (8.22%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.18%) Solaris
6 11 (2.92%) Android
6 11 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.65%) Kali Linux
7 10 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (2.12%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.86%) Debian
9 7 (1.86%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.33%) CentOS
11 4 (1.06%) AIX
12 2 (0.53%) HPUX
13 1 (0.27%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (28.91%) Information Security
3 85 (22.55%) Penetration Testing
4 82 (21.75%) MVC
5 72 (19.10%) Scrum
6 65 (17.24%) Security Testing
7 64 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
7 64 (16.98%) E-Commerce
8 62 (16.45%) TDD
9 56 (14.85%) SDLC
10 55 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (13.53%) ITIL
12 48 (12.73%) BDD
13 47 (12.47%) DevOps
14 44 (11.67%) OO
15 41 (10.88%) Mentoring
15 41 (10.88%) Secure Coding
16 33 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (8.75%) Security Management
16 33 (8.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 143 (37.93%) SQL
2 120 (31.83%) Java
3 96 (25.46%) C#
4 79 (20.95%) Python
5 72 (19.10%) JavaScript
6 57 (15.12%) Ruby
7 44 (11.67%) C
8 43 (11.41%) C++
9 39 (10.34%) PHP
10 37 (9.81%) Bash Shell
11 28 (7.43%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.71%) Perl
13 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.59%) R
15 5 (1.33%) Scala
16 4 (1.06%) F#
16 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (20.95%) CISSP
2 65 (17.24%) Degree
3 56 (14.85%) CISM
4 44 (11.67%) Security Cleared
5 42 (11.14%) CEH
6 34 (9.02%) CREST Certified
7 29 (7.69%) OSCP
8 26 (6.90%) SANS
9 25 (6.63%) CISA
9 25 (6.63%) GIAC
10 24 (6.37%) ISEB
11 21 (5.57%) ISTQB
12 18 (4.77%) SSCP
13 17 (4.51%) DV Cleared
14 14 (3.71%) CHECK Team Member
14 14 (3.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (3.18%) CHECK Team Leader
16 12 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (2.65%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (18.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (16.45%) PCI DSS
3 43 (11.41%) QA
4 11 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (2.65%) HIPAA
6 6 (1.59%) COBIT
7 5 (1.33%) GPG13
7 5 (1.33%) ISO22301
7 5 (1.33%) JSP 440
8 4 (1.06%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.53%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.53%) WCAG
10 1 (0.27%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 30 (7.96%) vSphere
2 28 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.43%) Xen
2 28 (7.43%) XenServer
3 3 (0.80%) Varnish
4 2 (0.53%) KVM
4 2 (0.53%) Snort
4 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (7.96%) Nessus
3 28 (7.43%) Cobbler
3 28 (7.43%) Puppet
3 28 (7.43%) Tivoli
4 24 (6.37%) Nmap
5 23 (6.10%) OpenVAS
6 12 (3.18%) HP Fortify
7 11 (2.92%) Ansible
7 11 (2.92%) Terraform
8 10 (2.65%) Salt
8 10 (2.65%) WebInspect
9 7 (1.86%) Zenoss
10 6 (1.59%) AppDetective
11 2 (0.53%) Nagios
12 1 (0.27%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 88 (23.34%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.00%) Oracle
3 26 (6.90%) EnterpriseDB
4 22 (5.84%) Qualys
5 17 (4.51%) Coverity
6 13 (3.45%) Google
7 11 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.65%) HP
9 9 (2.39%) Sun
9 9 (2.39%) VMware
10 8 (2.12%) SAP
11 7 (1.86%) Rally
11 7 (1.86%) Veeam
12 6 (1.59%) ATG
12 6 (1.59%) IBM
12 6 (1.59%) Sitecore
13 5 (1.33%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.06%) Sonatype
15 3 (0.80%) Apple
15 3 (0.80%) Telerik
London
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum dependent on experience
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
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 17 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Hounslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
Wimbledon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
Twickenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 24 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 24 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 25 days ago
Wembley
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 26 days ago