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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 738 791 813
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +22
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 132 99 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 90 76 70
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +30.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,750 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 3 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 3 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 +49 127 £55,000 - 23
London +70 81 £52,500 -14.28% 6
South East -21 26 £60,000 - 7
Berkshire +9 17 £61,250 +53.12% 3
City of London +18 11 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Yorkshire +5 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Maidenhead - 11 £80,000 - 1
Leeds +1 8 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Yorkshire -3 8 £32,500 -27.77% 1
East of England -4 5 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Wales -13 5 £35,000 +4.47%
South Wales -18 5 £35,000 +4.47%
Cardiff -18 5 £35,000 +4.47%
Milton Keynes - 5 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £60,000 -
Cambridge +7 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Reading -3 4 £50,000 -27.27% 2
West Midlands -28 4 £60,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £85,000 -
Slough +2 2 £55,000 +51.72%
Newbury -2 2 £56,250 +50.00%
Hampshire -10 2 £52,500 -16.00% 4
South West -21 2 £66,250 +51.42% 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £66,250 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £85,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £55,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £66,250 - 1
Manchester -1 1 £50,000 - 3
Surrey -1 1 £45,000 -10.00%

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 89 (38.03%) Information Security
2 81 (34.62%) SQL
3 65 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 61 (26.07%) Java
5 60 (25.64%) .NET
6 54 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 53 (22.65%) JavaScript
8 50 (21.37%) Finance
9 48 (20.51%) PCI DSS
10 47 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (19.66%) HTML
12 45 (19.23%) Security Testing
13 44 (18.80%) Linux
13 44 (18.80%) Firewall
14 35 (14.96%) CISSP
15 33 (14.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 33 (14.10%) Degree
15 33 (14.10%) CSS
15 33 (14.10%) Mentoring
16 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
17 31 (13.25%) Ethical Hacking
18 29 (12.39%) PHP
19 28 (11.97%) OSCP
20 27 (11.54%) Cyber Security
20 27 (11.54%) C#
20 27 (11.54%) Management Information System
20 27 (11.54%) Software Engineering
21 26 (11.11%) MVC
21 26 (11.11%) MySQL
21 26 (11.11%) Web Services

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 19 (8.12%) Apache
2 15 (6.41%) IIS
3 9 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.42%) CMS
5 7 (2.99%) Drupal
5 7 (2.99%) nginx
5 7 (2.99%) Node.js
6 6 (2.56%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.28%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.99%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.26%) SaaS
2 9 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.80%) Firewall
2 23 (9.83%) SSL
3 13 (5.56%) HTTP
4 10 (4.27%) Wireless
4 10 (4.27%) Network Security
5 8 (3.42%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (2.14%) DNS
6 5 (2.14%) FTP
7 3 (1.28%) IPsec
8 2 (0.85%) LDAP
8 2 (0.85%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.85%) Internet
9 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.11%) MySQL
2 24 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 10 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.27%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.99%) Couchbase
6 5 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.85%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.85%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) Big Data
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (7.26%) Subversion
2 14 (5.98%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (4.70%) Selenium
4 10 (4.27%) Metasploit
5 8 (3.42%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.56%) MSTest
6 6 (2.56%) Moq
6 6 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.56%) Hudson
6 6 (2.56%) JIRA
6 6 (2.56%) NUnit
6 6 (2.56%) CruiseControl
7 5 (2.14%) JUnit
8 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.28%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.28%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 50 (21.37%) Finance
2 14 (5.98%) Games
3 13 (5.56%) Marketing
4 5 (2.14%) Banking
4 5 (2.14%) Retail
4 5 (2.14%) Welsh Language
5 3 (1.28%) French Language
6 2 (0.85%) Law
6 2 (0.85%) Advertising
6 2 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (15.81%) Developer
2 34 (14.53%) Tester
2 34 (14.53%) Security Specialist
3 33 (14.10%) Consultant
3 33 (14.10%) Security Consultant
4 31 (13.25%) Applications Specialist
4 31 (13.25%) Application Security Specialist
5 27 (11.54%) Architect
6 23 (9.83%) Penetration Tester
7 16 (6.84%) Security Manager
8 14 (5.98%) Analyst
9 13 (5.56%) IT Consultant
9 13 (5.56%) Security Analyst
9 13 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
10 12 (5.13%) Security Engineer
10 12 (5.13%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.70%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.27%) Security Tester
13 9 (3.85%) Data Architect
13 9 (3.85%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (25.64%) .NET
2 46 (19.66%) HTML
3 33 (14.10%) CSS
4 26 (11.11%) Web Services
5 19 (8.12%) Ajax
5 19 (8.12%) REST
6 18 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 17 (7.26%) ASP.NET
8 16 (6.84%) XML
9 15 (6.41%) jQuery
10 11 (4.70%) Spring
10 11 (4.70%) CSS3
10 11 (4.70%) Sass
11 10 (4.27%) JSON
11 10 (4.27%) SOAP
12 9 (3.85%) Hibernate
12 9 (3.85%) HTML5
12 9 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 8 (3.42%) RESTful
14 7 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.83%) Mobile App
3 16 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.13%) Cryptography
4 12 (5.13%) W3C
5 9 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.85%) Data Integration
6 8 (3.42%) Open Source
6 8 (3.42%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (2.99%) Blog
8 6 (2.56%) User Experience
9 5 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.14%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.71%) PKI
10 4 (1.71%) Clustering
11 3 (1.28%) CESG
11 3 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.80%) Linux
2 24 (10.26%) Windows
3 18 (7.69%) UNIX
4 13 (5.56%) Solaris
5 11 (4.70%) AIX
6 7 (2.99%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.71%) Android
8 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) zOS
10 1 (0.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (38.03%) Information Security
2 65 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 47 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (19.23%) Security Testing
5 33 (14.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 33 (14.10%) Mentoring
6 31 (13.25%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 27 (11.54%) Cyber Security
8 26 (11.11%) MVC
8 26 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 25 (10.68%) Scrum
10 22 (9.40%) Security Architecture
11 19 (8.12%) OO
11 19 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (7.69%) TDD
12 18 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 17 (7.26%) SIEM
14 15 (6.41%) Project Management
14 15 (6.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.62%) SQL
2 61 (26.07%) Java
3 53 (22.65%) JavaScript
4 29 (12.39%) PHP
5 27 (11.54%) C#
6 22 (9.40%) C++
7 14 (5.98%) C
8 13 (5.56%) Python
9 8 (3.42%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.99%) PHP5
10 7 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.99%) Perl
11 6 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.56%) Ruby
12 5 (2.14%) Tcl
13 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.43%) VBA
14 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (14.96%) CISSP
2 33 (14.10%) Degree
3 28 (11.97%) OSCP
4 22 (9.40%) Security Cleared
5 19 (8.12%) CISM
6 15 (6.41%) CEH
7 12 (5.13%) VCP4
7 12 (5.13%) ISTQB
8 11 (4.70%) OSCE
8 11 (4.70%) ISEB
9 10 (4.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (4.27%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.42%) CCNA
10 8 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.42%) CISA
11 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.99%) MCSE
12 6 (2.56%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.28%) SSCP
13 3 (1.28%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (20.51%) PCI DSS
3 15 (6.41%) QA
4 6 (2.56%) COBIT
5 5 (2.14%) SLA
6 3 (1.28%) WAI
7 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.85%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (5.13%) Nessus
2 10 (4.27%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.12%) Oracle
3 16 (6.84%) Cisco
4 13 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 10 (4.27%) Google
6 8 (3.42%) Zend
7 7 (2.99%) F5
7 7 (2.99%) Facebook
7 7 (2.99%) Twitter
8 6 (2.56%) VMware
9 5 (2.14%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (2.14%) Imperva
10 4 (1.71%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.71%) IBM
10 4 (1.71%) Sun
11 3 (1.28%) Citrix
11 3 (1.28%) Juniper
11 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.85%) Apple
12 2 (0.85%) TippingPoint
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + good bens + OTE
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Spencer Rose
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum excellent benefits package and bonu
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum +5% bonus and corporate benefits
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Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus
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Portsmouth
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Leeds
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London
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City of London
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