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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 762 831 779
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -52
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 142 89 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.074% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 102 79 80
Average salary £55,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,232 £36,950
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% +2.38%

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
91992 98335 88405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.29% 81.99% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74417 79340 72665
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +94 135 £55,000 +27.90% 39
London +85 86 £60,000 +33.33% 10
South East +22 21 £60,000 +20.00% 3
City of London +42 14 £75,000 +42.85% 2
East of England +21 11 £45,000 +32.35% 5
Hampshire +10 10 £78,750 +36.95% 2
Berkshire +5 10 £52,500 +23.52% 1
South West -3 10 £49,500 +10.00% 10
West Midlands - 9 £53,750 - 7
Birmingham - 7 £52,500 - 7
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £50,000 +47.05% 3
South Wales - 6 £36,250 -
Cambridge - 6 £50,000 - 2
Cardiff - 6 £36,250 -
Wales - 6 £36,250 -
Slough +12 5 £52,500 +31.25%
Bristol -1 5 £51,500 +14.44% 6
Hook - 5 £92,500 -
Hertfordshire -4 4 £40,000 -27.92%
Reading - 4 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +20 3 £55,000 +6.38% 1
Edinburgh +11 3 £55,000 +6.38% 1
Letchworth - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £65,000 -
Southampton - 3 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 - 2
Basingstoke +24 2 £65,000 +13.04%
Belfast - 2 £65,000 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 - 2
Cheltenham - 2 £53,750 - 4

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 98 (40.00%) Information Security
2 75 (30.61%) SQL
3 70 (28.57%) Finance
4 69 (28.16%) Penetration Testing
5 67 (27.35%) Java
6 64 (26.12%) Security Testing
6 64 (26.12%) PCI DSS
7 63 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (25.31%) .NET
9 54 (22.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 53 (21.63%) Cyber Security
11 51 (20.82%) HTML
12 50 (20.41%) CISSP
13 49 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 46 (18.78%) Degree
15 43 (17.55%) C#
16 41 (16.73%) Linux
17 38 (15.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 36 (14.69%) CSS
19 35 (14.29%) Firewall
20 34 (13.88%) Scrum
20 34 (13.88%) OSCP
21 33 (13.47%) Software Engineering
22 30 (12.24%) Python
22 30 (12.24%) Security Cleared
23 29 (11.84%) MVC
24 28 (11.43%) TDD
24 28 (11.43%) Ajax
24 28 (11.43%) E-Commerce
24 28 (11.43%) REST

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (7.35%) IIS
2 13 (5.31%) Apache
3 11 (4.49%) CMS
4 10 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.86%) Node.js
5 7 (2.86%) Drupal
5 7 (2.86%) nginx
6 5 (2.04%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.22%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.22%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.22%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.27%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.94%) SaaS
2 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.29%) Firewall
2 11 (4.49%) SSL
3 9 (3.67%) Network Security
4 8 (3.27%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (2.86%) Internet
6 5 (2.04%) HTTP
6 5 (2.04%) Wireless
7 4 (1.63%) LDAP
8 3 (1.22%) IPsec
9 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.41%) VPN
9 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.53%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.71%) MySQL
4 11 (4.49%) Couchbase
5 10 (4.08%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.04%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.63%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.82%) Redis
9 2 (0.82%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.82%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.82%) Big Data
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.90%) Selenium
3 12 (4.90%) Subversion
4 10 (4.08%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.86%) Metasploit
6 5 (2.04%) JUnit
6 5 (2.04%) NUnit
6 5 (2.04%) MSTest
6 5 (2.04%) Moq
6 5 (2.04%) Mockito
7 4 (1.63%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.63%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.63%) Grunt
7 4 (1.63%) Log4j
7 4 (1.63%) HttpUnit
7 4 (1.63%) Maven
8 3 (1.22%) Calabash
8 3 (1.22%) Appium
8 3 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (28.57%) Finance
2 15 (6.12%) Marketing
3 13 (5.31%) Banking
4 8 (3.27%) Retail
5 5 (2.04%) Games
5 5 (2.04%) Welsh Language
6 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.22%) Advertising
8 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (19.18%) Developer
2 45 (18.37%) Tester
3 37 (15.10%) Consultant
3 37 (15.10%) Security Consultant
4 36 (14.69%) Applications Specialist
4 36 (14.69%) Security Specialist
4 36 (14.69%) Application Security Specialist
5 34 (13.88%) Penetration Tester
6 16 (6.53%) Architect
7 15 (6.12%) Security Engineer
8 14 (5.71%) IT Security Consultant
8 14 (5.71%) Java Developer
8 14 (5.71%) IT Consultant
9 13 (5.31%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.90%) Security Tester
11 11 (4.49%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.08%) Analyst
13 9 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.67%) Security Analyst
13 9 (3.67%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.31%) .NET
2 51 (20.82%) HTML
3 36 (14.69%) CSS
4 28 (11.43%) Ajax
4 28 (11.43%) REST
5 25 (10.20%) jQuery
6 23 (9.39%) Web Services
7 21 (8.57%) Spring
8 20 (8.16%) .NET Framework
9 19 (7.76%) SOAP
10 17 (6.94%) JSON
11 16 (6.53%) RESTful
12 13 (5.31%) XML
13 12 (4.90%) WCF
13 12 (4.90%) Struts
14 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET
14 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (4.49%) CSS3
15 10 (4.08%) HTML5
15 10 (4.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 19 (7.76%) Cryptography
2 19 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.67%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.67%) W3C
4 9 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.27%) Blog
5 8 (3.27%) User Experience
5 8 (3.27%) Clustering
6 7 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.45%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.04%) BYOD
9 4 (1.63%) PKI
10 3 (1.22%) CESG
10 3 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.82%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.73%) Linux
2 21 (8.57%) Windows
3 12 (4.90%) UNIX
4 8 (3.27%) Solaris
5 7 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.45%) Android
7 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.63%) AIX
8 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) VMS
9 1 (0.41%) OS/400
9 1 (0.41%) zOS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (40.00%) Information Security
2 69 (28.16%) Penetration Testing
3 64 (26.12%) Security Testing
4 63 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (21.63%) Cyber Security
6 38 (15.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 34 (13.88%) Scrum
8 33 (13.47%) Software Engineering
9 29 (11.84%) MVC
10 28 (11.43%) TDD
10 28 (11.43%) E-Commerce
11 25 (10.20%) Ethical Hacking
12 23 (9.39%) Security Architecture
13 20 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (8.16%) Risk Management
14 19 (7.76%) Unit Testing
15 18 (7.35%) OO
16 17 (6.94%) Test Management
17 16 (6.53%) ISMS
17 16 (6.53%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.61%) SQL
2 67 (27.35%) Java
3 49 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.55%) C#
5 30 (12.24%) Python
6 23 (9.39%) C++
7 16 (6.53%) PHP
8 13 (5.31%) C
9 8 (3.27%) Perl
10 6 (2.45%) Ruby
11 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.04%) VBA
12 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.22%) R
14 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (20.41%) CISSP
2 46 (18.78%) Degree
3 34 (13.88%) OSCP
4 30 (12.24%) Security Cleared
5 26 (10.61%) CISM
6 19 (7.76%) CEH
7 15 (6.12%) ISEB
7 15 (6.12%) CISA
7 15 (6.12%) OSCE
8 13 (5.31%) ISTQB
9 11 (4.49%) SC Cleared
10 10 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.86%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (2.45%) CCNA
13 5 (2.04%) MCSE
14 4 (1.63%) GIAC
14 4 (1.63%) SSCP
15 3 (1.22%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (26.12%) PCI DSS
2 54 (22.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (8.57%) QA
4 10 (4.08%) COBIT
5 5 (2.04%) SLA
6 3 (1.22%) WAI
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.41%) FISMA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.27%) Nessus
2 7 (2.86%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 2 (0.82%) StatsD
3 2 (0.82%) Ansible
3 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.90%) Google
3 10 (4.08%) Zend
4 9 (3.67%) Oracle
4 9 (3.67%) Cisco
5 7 (2.86%) Facebook
5 7 (2.86%) Twitter
5 7 (2.86%) WorldPay
5 7 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (2.45%) IBM
6 6 (2.45%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.63%) Sun
8 3 (1.22%) Citrix
8 3 (1.22%) Juniper
8 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.22%) VMware
9 2 (0.82%) TippingPoint
9 2 (0.82%) F5
9 2 (0.82%) New Relic
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Stanton House
Salary: excellent Pension and other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Modis International - London
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35K to 75K + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NEC Group
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 10 days ago