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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 703 807 759
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -48
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 196 103 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 160 84 79
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £33,950 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%

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
94518 96399 86950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.80% 81.73%
Number of salaries quoted 77981 76960 71128
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 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 1 September 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 +113 187 £55,000 +10.00% 36
London +41 79 £55,000 - 13
South East +28 38 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Dagenham +15 20 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North West +6 17 £40,500 +1.25% 3
City of London +37 14 £66,250 -1.85% 3
East Midlands +15 14 £72,500 +76.82% 2
West Midlands -1 13 £55,000 -8.33% 2
East of England +12 12 £31,500 -40.00% 4
Hampshire +27 10 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Surrey - 10 £72,500 -
Birmingham - 9 £57,500 - 2
Staines - 9 £72,500 -
South West - 9 £60,000 - 4
Manchester -1 8 £37,500 -7.40% 2
Leicestershire +11 7 £28,000 -31.70%
Leicester +6 7 £28,000 -31.70%
Buckinghamshire -19 7 £60,000 +14.28%
Nottinghamshire - 7 £75,000 - 2
Southport - 7 - - 1
Merseyside - 7 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £60,000 -
Southampton - 6 £52,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 - - 1
Scotland - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £31,000 - 2
Yorkshire +5 5 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Leeds +5 5 £32,500 -23.52% 2
West Yorkshire +4 5 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Kent 0 5 £40,000 +28.00% 2

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 160 (48.78%) Information Security
2 135 (41.16%) .NET
3 123 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (36.59%) C#
5 104 (31.71%) SQL
6 103 (31.40%) Java
7 98 (29.88%) Finance
8 89 (27.13%) Cyber Security
9 88 (26.83%) Penetration Testing
10 87 (26.52%) HTML
11 76 (23.17%) Scrum
12 75 (22.87%) Security Testing
13 74 (22.56%) PCI DSS
14 73 (22.26%) CISSP
15 72 (21.95%) Degree
16 68 (20.73%) MVC
17 61 (18.60%) JavaScript
17 61 (18.60%) SQL Server
18 56 (17.07%) SOAP
19 55 (16.77%) CSS
19 55 (16.77%) Linux
20 52 (15.85%) QA
21 51 (15.55%) jQuery
21 51 (15.55%) Windows
22 45 (13.72%) TDD
23 44 (13.41%) Management Information System
23 44 (13.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 43 (13.11%) WCF
24 43 (13.11%) CISM
25 42 (12.80%) IIS

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (12.80%) IIS
2 25 (7.62%) Apache
3 18 (5.49%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.44%) JBoss
5 8 (2.44%) CMS
5 8 (2.44%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.52%) Alfresco
7 5 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.22%) Node.js
8 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.91%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.91%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.30%) CICS
10 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.35%) MS Office
3 4 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.79%) Internet
2 17 (5.18%) Firewall
3 11 (3.35%) Wireless
4 9 (2.74%) Network Security
5 8 (2.44%) HTTP
6 7 (2.13%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.22%) SAN
7 4 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.91%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.91%) SSL
9 2 (0.61%) WAN
9 2 (0.61%) LDAP
9 2 (0.61%) LAN
10 1 (0.30%) SMS
10 1 (0.30%) VoIP
10 1 (0.30%) VPN
10 1 (0.30%) DNS
10 1 (0.30%) SMTP
10 1 (0.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (10.67%) Relational Database
4 31 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (8.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (7.01%) MySQL
7 22 (6.71%) RDBMS
8 13 (3.96%) NoSQL
9 10 (3.05%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.44%) Big Data
11 7 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.22%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.22%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.22%) Redis
13 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.61%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (5.79%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.96%) Maven
5 11 (3.35%) Selenium
6 10 (3.05%) Metasploit
7 8 (2.44%) Ant
7 8 (2.44%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.13%) NUnit
9 6 (1.83%) Subversion
10 5 (1.52%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.22%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.91%) Mockito
12 3 (0.91%) GitLab
12 3 (0.91%) JUnit
12 3 (0.91%) JIRA
12 3 (0.91%) JMeter
13 2 (0.61%) Log4j
General
1 98 (29.88%) Finance
2 19 (5.79%) Banking
3 12 (3.66%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.74%) Marketing
5 8 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.83%) Retail
6 6 (1.83%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (23.78%) Developer
2 47 (14.33%) Tester
3 42 (12.80%) Consultant
3 42 (12.80%) Penetration Tester
4 39 (11.89%) Security Consultant
5 33 (10.06%) Security Specialist
6 29 (8.84%) Team Leader
7 26 (7.93%) Applications Specialist
7 26 (7.93%) Application Security Specialist
8 24 (7.32%) Security Manager
8 24 (7.32%) Analyst
9 22 (6.71%) .NET Developer
10 21 (6.40%) Security Engineer
11 20 (6.10%) .NET Team Leader
12 19 (5.79%) Software Developer
13 17 (5.18%) Web Developer
14 14 (4.27%) Architect
14 14 (4.27%) Security Analyst
15 13 (3.96%) C# Developer
15 13 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (41.16%) .NET
2 87 (26.52%) HTML
3 56 (17.07%) SOAP
4 55 (16.77%) CSS
5 51 (15.55%) jQuery
6 43 (13.11%) WCF
7 40 (12.20%) ASP.NET
7 40 (12.20%) Web Services
8 37 (11.28%) Spring
9 34 (10.37%) XML
10 33 (10.06%) .NET Framework
10 33 (10.06%) RESTful
11 32 (9.76%) REST
12 26 (7.93%) JSON
13 25 (7.62%) AngularJS
14 24 (7.32%) Entity Framework
14 24 (7.32%) Ajax
14 24 (7.32%) Struts
15 21 (6.40%) HTML5
15 21 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.41%) Management Information System
2 31 (9.45%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.71%) Cryptography
4 20 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 17 (5.18%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.35%) User Experience
7 10 (3.05%) Clustering
8 9 (2.74%) W3C
9 8 (2.44%) Semantic Web
10 7 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.83%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.83%) BYOD
12 5 (1.52%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.22%) Graphic Design
13 4 (1.22%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.77%) Linux
2 51 (15.55%) Windows
3 23 (7.01%) Android
4 22 (6.71%) UNIX
5 21 (6.40%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (2.74%) Solaris
8 4 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (48.78%) Information Security
2 123 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (27.13%) Cyber Security
4 88 (26.83%) Penetration Testing
5 76 (23.17%) Scrum
6 75 (22.87%) Security Testing
7 68 (20.73%) MVC
8 45 (13.72%) TDD
9 40 (12.20%) Mentoring
9 40 (12.20%) SDLC
10 37 (11.28%) E-Commerce
11 36 (10.98%) Security Management
12 35 (10.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 35 (10.67%) Software Engineering
13 31 (9.45%) RAD
14 30 (9.15%) ISMS
15 29 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (8.84%) Project Management
16 27 (8.23%) Information Security Management
17 24 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (36.59%) C#
2 104 (31.71%) SQL
3 103 (31.40%) Java
4 61 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 37 (11.28%) C++
5 37 (11.28%) Python
6 35 (10.67%) C
7 15 (4.57%) PHP
8 11 (3.35%) VBA
9 8 (2.44%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.52%) XQuery
10 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.22%) Ruby
11 4 (1.22%) R
11 4 (1.22%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.91%) Perl
13 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.61%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (22.26%) CISSP
2 72 (21.95%) Degree
3 43 (13.11%) CISM
4 32 (9.76%) OSCP
5 25 (7.62%) CISA
6 18 (5.49%) CEH
7 17 (5.18%) OSCE
8 16 (4.88%) ISEB
9 14 (4.27%) CSSLP
10 12 (3.66%) Security Cleared
10 12 (3.66%) GWAPT
11 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.74%) GIAC
13 6 (1.83%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.52%) ISACA
14 5 (1.52%) PCI QSA
15 4 (1.22%) GPEN
16 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
17 2 (0.61%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (22.56%) PCI DSS
2 52 (15.85%) QA
3 44 (13.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.44%) HIPAA
6 7 (2.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.30%) WCAG
8 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.52%) vSphere
2 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (5.18%) Nessus
2 9 (2.74%) CORE IMPACT
2 9 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.44%) AppDetective
4 7 (2.13%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.22%) StatsD
5 4 (1.22%) Ansible
5 4 (1.22%) Puppet
6 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.30%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 39 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.79%) HP
3 16 (4.88%) Oracle
4 11 (3.35%) IBM
5 8 (2.44%) Zend
5 8 (2.44%) Sun
6 6 (1.83%) F5
7 5 (1.52%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.52%) WorldPay
7 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.22%) Adobe
8 4 (1.22%) Trustwave
8 4 (1.22%) New Relic
9 2 (0.61%) VMware
9 2 (0.61%) Google
9 2 (0.61%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (0.61%) Cisco
10 1 (0.30%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Citrix
10 1 (0.30%) Juniper
Dagenham, Essex
MAPP Ltd.
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Badenoch & Clark
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Technology People UK
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
JWResource
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
UK
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Salary: £55,676 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
MetaPack
Posted: 25 days ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
IT Governance Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: 26 days ago