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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 789 753 786
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +33
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 104 158 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83 137 70
Average salary £52,500 £41,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.04% -13.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.73%

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
93682 90341 87311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.64% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 76768 73683 73829
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

OWASP Salary Histogram in the UK

OWASP
Top 27 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 21 November 2014. 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 -65 104 £52,500 +28.04% 12
London +10 40 £56,875 -12.50% 7
Yorkshire -17 25 £55,000 -5.17% 1
Leeds 0 22 £55,000 -5.17% 1
West Yorkshire -5 22 £55,000 -5.17% 1
South East -37 20 £45,000 +1.12% 1
Staffordshire +5 9 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +4 9 £60,000 +37.93% 1
Hampshire -8 8 £42,500 -34.61%
Leicester -7 6 £41,000 +7.89%
Leicestershire -18 6 £41,000 +7.89%
East Midlands -30 6 £41,000 +7.89%
City of London +27 5 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Surrey +14 5 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Reading +2 5 £62,500 -21.87%
Berkshire -10 5 £62,500 +38.88%
Manchester -21 4 £48,750 +50.00% 1
North West -30 4 £48,750 -7.14% 2
Southampton +9 3 £37,500 +7.14%
South Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +10 2 £60,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £52,500 +23.52%
High Wycombe 0 2 £52,500 +23.52%
Guildford - 2 £38,750 -
Redhill - 2 £52,500 -
Winchester - 2 £42,500 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 80 (38.46%) SQL
2 75 (36.06%) .NET
3 68 (32.69%) Information Security
4 57 (27.40%) Java
5 56 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (25.96%) HTML
7 52 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 51 (24.52%) JavaScript
8 51 (24.52%) Mentoring
9 49 (23.56%) Penetration Testing
10 47 (22.60%) CSS
11 46 (22.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 42 (20.19%) SQL Server
13 41 (19.71%) Web Services
13 41 (19.71%) Microsoft
13 41 (19.71%) CISSP
14 39 (18.75%) MySQL
14 39 (18.75%) C#
15 36 (17.31%) Linux
15 36 (17.31%) Management Information System
15 36 (17.31%) Finance
16 34 (16.35%) MVC
16 34 (16.35%) Selenium
16 34 (16.35%) PCI DSS
17 32 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
18 29 (13.94%) MS Excel
18 29 (13.94%) PHP
18 29 (13.94%) Windows
19 28 (13.46%) E-Commerce
20 26 (12.50%) XML

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (6.73%) Apache
2 9 (4.33%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (3.37%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.88%) IIS
6 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.44%) Node.js
8 2 (0.96%) Drupal
8 2 (0.96%) nginx
8 2 (0.96%) CMS
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (13.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.81%) SaaS
3 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.50%) Firewall
2 20 (9.62%) SSL
3 16 (7.69%) HTTP
4 12 (5.77%) Internet
5 9 (4.33%) Wireless
6 8 (3.85%) Wireshark
6 8 (3.85%) Network Security
7 6 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.40%) DNS
8 5 (2.40%) LAN
8 5 (2.40%) WAN
8 5 (2.40%) FTP
9 3 (1.44%) Ethereal
10 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.96%) WLAN
10 2 (0.96%) VPN
11 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.48%) IPsec
11 1 (0.48%) LDAP
11 1 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 39 (18.75%) MySQL
3 18 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 18 (8.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (7.21%) NoSQL
4 15 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.48%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.48%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (16.35%) Selenium
2 19 (9.13%) JIRA
3 18 (8.65%) Metasploit
3 18 (8.65%) Subversion
4 16 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 15 (7.21%) Hudson
5 15 (7.21%) CruiseControl
6 14 (6.73%) NUnit
6 14 (6.73%) MSTest
7 9 (4.33%) JUnit
8 8 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 8 (3.85%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.85%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.37%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.88%) TestNG
11 5 (2.40%) Moq
12 4 (1.92%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.92%) AppScan
General
1 36 (17.31%) Finance
2 18 (8.65%) Games
3 11 (5.29%) Billing
3 11 (5.29%) Marketing
4 10 (4.81%) Retail
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) French Language
6 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Publishing
6 2 (0.96%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.48%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 44 (21.15%) Developer
2 28 (13.46%) Security Specialist
3 26 (12.50%) Tester
4 24 (11.54%) Architect
4 24 (11.54%) Consultant
4 24 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 21 (10.10%) Applications Specialist
5 21 (10.10%) Application Security Specialist
6 20 (9.62%) Analyst
7 19 (9.13%) Penetration Tester
8 15 (7.21%) Data Architect
9 14 (6.73%) Senior Developer
9 14 (6.73%) Ethical Hacker
10 13 (6.25%) Security Manager
11 12 (5.77%) Security Analyst
12 11 (5.29%) Java Developer
13 9 (4.33%) Test Analyst
13 9 (4.33%) IT Consultant
13 9 (4.33%) IT Security Consultant
13 9 (4.33%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (36.06%) .NET
2 54 (25.96%) HTML
3 52 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 47 (22.60%) CSS
5 41 (19.71%) Web Services
6 26 (12.50%) XML
7 20 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (9.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 19 (9.13%) .NET Framework
9 18 (8.65%) Spring
9 18 (8.65%) Hibernate
9 18 (8.65%) RESTful
10 17 (8.17%) jQuery
11 15 (7.21%) Ajax
11 15 (7.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 14 (6.73%) HTML5
12 14 (6.73%) WCF
13 13 (6.25%) NHibernate
13 13 (6.25%) REST
14 12 (5.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.17%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.21%) Data Integration
4 11 (5.29%) Open Source
5 8 (3.85%) W3C
6 7 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.92%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.44%) Economics
10 3 (1.44%) Online Games
10 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.44%) APACS
10 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.44%) EMV
10 3 (1.44%) NHS
11 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.31%) Linux
2 29 (13.94%) Windows
3 16 (7.69%) AIX
4 13 (6.25%) UNIX
5 11 (5.29%) Solaris
6 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Android
7 1 (0.48%) CentOS
7 1 (0.48%) OS/400
7 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.69%) Information Security
2 56 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (24.52%) Mentoring
4 49 (23.56%) Penetration Testing
5 34 (16.35%) MVC
6 32 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 28 (13.46%) E-Commerce
8 24 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 24 (11.54%) Software Testing
9 23 (11.06%) Scrum
10 22 (10.58%) UML
10 22 (10.58%) Coaching
11 21 (10.10%) OO
12 20 (9.62%) Risk Management
13 19 (9.13%) Automated Testing
13 19 (9.13%) Security Testing
13 19 (9.13%) Line Management
14 16 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (7.69%) Incident Management
14 16 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.46%) SQL
2 57 (27.40%) Java
3 51 (24.52%) JavaScript
4 39 (18.75%) C#
5 29 (13.94%) PHP
6 22 (10.58%) C
7 21 (10.10%) C++
8 12 (5.77%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.33%) Python
10 8 (3.85%) PHP5
11 7 (3.37%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.88%) Ruby
13 5 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.40%) Tcl
14 4 (1.92%) Perl
15 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.48%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 41 (19.71%) CISSP
2 23 (11.06%) Degree
3 15 (7.21%) CEH
4 14 (6.73%) CISM
4 14 (6.73%) OSCP
5 10 (4.81%) ISTQB
6 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.33%) MCSE
6 9 (4.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.37%) CCNA
7 7 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.37%) Sun Certification
8 6 (2.88%) ISEB
8 6 (2.88%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.40%) OSCE
9 5 (2.40%) GSEC
9 5 (2.40%) CISA
10 3 (1.44%) MCP
10 3 (1.44%) CCNP
10 3 (1.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (22.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (16.35%) PCI DSS
3 20 (9.62%) QA
4 4 (1.92%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) Nmap
2 7 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (7.69%) Nessus
2 9 (4.33%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (1.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 41 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.58%) Oracle
3 12 (5.77%) Cisco
4 10 (4.81%) CheckPoint
5 8 (3.85%) VMware
6 7 (3.37%) Sun
7 6 (2.88%) F5
7 6 (2.88%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.40%) IBM
8 5 (2.40%) Imperva
9 3 (1.44%) Capita
10 2 (0.96%) Zend
10 2 (0.96%) Facebook
10 2 (0.96%) Twitter
11 1 (0.48%) Lumesse
11 1 (0.48%) TippingPoint
11 1 (0.48%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.48%) Akamai
11 1 (0.48%) BT
11 1 (0.48%) SAP
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + On application
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Associates in Advertising (AIA)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
DP Connect
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Holiday, Pension, Bonus,
Posted: 9 days ago
London
AIA
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
AIA
Posted: 11 days ago