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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 744 831 767
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -64
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 129 88 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.090% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 107 76 87
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £35,232 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £41,000 £40,800
% change year-on-year
+28.04% +0.49%

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
88868 97779 88218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.13% 82.70% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72292 79425 72637
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 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 29 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 +87 124 £55,000 +29.41% 38
London +93 70 £60,000 +33.33% 12
South East +21 19 £58,750 +17.50% 7
City of London +47 18 £75,000 +50.00% 3
Hampshire +14 13 £65,000 +13.04% 2
East of England +31 12 £50,000 -9.90% 3
West Midlands +7 10 £52,500 +25.00% 1
South West -3 10 £49,500 +10.00% 6
Birmingham -10 9 £52,500 +118.75% 1
Cambridge - 7 £80,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 £80,000 - 3
Bristol -2 6 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Hook - 5 £92,500 -
Basingstoke +25 4 £65,000 +13.04%
Berkshire +8 4 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Slough 0 4 £52,500 -
Cardiff - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
North West +16 3 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Hertfordshire +6 3 £40,000 -27.92%
Southampton - 3 £52,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £55,000 -
Scotland - 3 £55,000 -
Manchester +22 2 £37,500 -3.84% 3
County Antrim - 2 £65,000 -
Dagenham - 2 £57,500 -
Cheadle - 2 £37,500 -
Belfast - 2 £65,000 -
Letchworth - 2 - -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 107 (41.00%) Information Security
2 82 (31.42%) Finance
3 81 (31.03%) Java
4 75 (28.74%) SQL
5 74 (28.35%) Security Testing
6 71 (27.20%) Penetration Testing
7 70 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (24.90%) .NET
9 64 (24.52%) Cyber Security
10 61 (23.37%) PCI DSS
11 58 (22.22%) C#
12 56 (21.46%) HTML
13 53 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 51 (19.54%) Degree
15 50 (19.16%) SDLC
16 49 (18.77%) JavaScript
16 49 (18.77%) CISSP
17 44 (16.86%) Linux
18 42 (16.09%) Python
19 38 (14.56%) Software Engineering
20 36 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 35 (13.41%) CSS
22 34 (13.03%) OSCP
22 34 (13.03%) Scrum
22 34 (13.03%) MVC
23 33 (12.64%) Firewall
24 31 (11.88%) C++
24 31 (11.88%) jQuery
24 31 (11.88%) Security Cleared
25 30 (11.49%) TDD

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 20 (7.66%) IIS
2 14 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.98%) Apache
4 8 (3.07%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.07%) CMS
5 5 (1.92%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.53%) Node.js
6 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.53%) Drupal
6 4 (1.53%) nginx
7 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.15%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.77%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.07%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.30%) MS Office
4 4 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.51%) SaaS
2 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.64%) Firewall
2 11 (4.21%) Internet
3 10 (3.83%) Network Security
4 9 (3.45%) SSL
5 8 (3.07%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (2.30%) HTTP
7 4 (1.53%) LDAP
7 4 (1.53%) Wireless
8 3 (1.15%) IPsec
9 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.38%) VPN
9 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.81%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.90%) MySQL
4 17 (6.51%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.83%) Couchbase
5 10 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.53%) MariaDB
8 4 (1.53%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.77%) Redis
9 2 (0.77%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.77%) Big Data
10 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.36%) Selenium
3 13 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.83%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.45%) Subversion
6 7 (2.68%) Metasploit
6 7 (2.68%) NUnit
7 6 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.92%) MSTest
8 5 (1.92%) Moq
8 5 (1.92%) Mockito
8 5 (1.92%) JUnit
9 4 (1.53%) Maven
9 4 (1.53%) Log4j
9 4 (1.53%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.53%) Grunt
9 4 (1.53%) HttpUnit
10 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.15%) Calabash
10 3 (1.15%) Appium
General
1 82 (31.42%) Finance
2 18 (6.90%) Banking
3 15 (5.75%) Marketing
4 8 (3.07%) Retail
5 5 (1.92%) Welsh Language
5 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.92%) Games
6 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) Advertising
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (18.77%) Developer
2 43 (16.48%) Consultant
2 43 (16.48%) Security Consultant
3 42 (16.09%) Tester
4 36 (13.79%) Penetration Tester
5 35 (13.41%) Security Specialist
5 35 (13.41%) Applications Specialist
5 35 (13.41%) Application Security Specialist
6 20 (7.66%) Architect
7 19 (7.28%) Security Engineer
8 15 (5.75%) IT Security Consultant
8 15 (5.75%) IT Consultant
9 13 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.98%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.60%) Security Tester
11 11 (4.21%) Analyst
12 10 (3.83%) Security Manager
13 9 (3.45%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.45%) Web Developer
14 8 (3.07%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.90%) .NET
2 56 (21.46%) HTML
3 35 (13.41%) CSS
4 31 (11.88%) jQuery
5 29 (11.11%) REST
6 28 (10.73%) Ajax
7 27 (10.34%) Spring
8 26 (9.96%) SOAP
9 22 (8.43%) Web Services
10 21 (8.05%) RESTful
11 19 (7.28%) Struts
12 18 (6.90%) .NET Framework
12 18 (6.90%) JSON
13 17 (6.51%) WCF
14 16 (6.13%) XML
14 16 (6.13%) ASP.NET
15 15 (5.75%) HTML5
16 13 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (4.60%) J2EE
18 9 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 23 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.66%) Cryptography
4 16 (6.13%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.60%) Clustering
6 11 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.45%) User Experience
8 8 (3.07%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (3.07%) Blog
9 7 (2.68%) Internet of Things
10 6 (2.30%) W3C
10 6 (2.30%) BYOD
10 6 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.92%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.53%) PKI
12 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.53%) Graphic Design
13 3 (1.15%) Social Media
13 3 (1.15%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.86%) Linux
2 20 (7.66%) Windows
3 14 (5.36%) UNIX
4 10 (3.83%) Solaris
5 8 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (2.68%) Android
7 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.77%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) VMS
10 1 (0.38%) OS/400
10 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (41.00%) Information Security
2 74 (28.35%) Security Testing
3 71 (27.20%) Penetration Testing
4 70 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (24.52%) Cyber Security
6 50 (19.16%) SDLC
7 38 (14.56%) Software Engineering
8 36 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 34 (13.03%) Scrum
9 34 (13.03%) MVC
10 30 (11.49%) TDD
11 29 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 25 (9.58%) OO
13 24 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (8.81%) Security Architecture
14 23 (8.81%) Ethical Hacking
15 20 (7.66%) Unit Testing
16 19 (7.28%) Risk Management
17 18 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
17 18 (6.90%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.03%) Java
2 75 (28.74%) SQL
3 58 (22.22%) C#
4 49 (18.77%) JavaScript
5 42 (16.09%) Python
6 31 (11.88%) C++
7 20 (7.66%) C
8 15 (5.75%) PHP
9 8 (3.07%) Perl
10 6 (2.30%) Ruby
11 5 (1.92%) R
11 5 (1.92%) VBA
11 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.77%) XQuery
13 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (19.54%) Degree
2 49 (18.77%) CISSP
3 34 (13.03%) OSCP
4 31 (11.88%) Security Cleared
5 28 (10.73%) CISM
6 18 (6.90%) CISA
6 18 (6.90%) CEH
7 16 (6.13%) OSCE
8 11 (4.21%) SC Cleared
9 10 (3.83%) ISEB
10 8 (3.07%) ISTQB
11 7 (2.68%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.92%) GIAC
13 5 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.92%) CCNA
14 4 (1.53%) SSCP
14 4 (1.53%) MCSE
15 3 (1.15%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (23.37%) PCI DSS
2 53 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (8.81%) QA
4 10 (3.83%) COBIT
5 5 (1.92%) SLA
6 3 (1.15%) WAI
7 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.38%) FISMA
8 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) vSphere
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.07%) Nessus
2 7 (2.68%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (1.53%) StatsD
3 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.77%) Ansible
4 2 (0.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.60%) Google
2 12 (4.60%) Oracle
3 9 (3.45%) Zend
4 8 (3.07%) Sun
4 8 (3.07%) WorldPay
4 8 (3.07%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.68%) IBM
6 6 (2.30%) Cisco
6 6 (2.30%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (1.53%) Adobe
7 4 (1.53%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.53%) New Relic
7 4 (1.53%) Facebook
7 4 (1.53%) Twitter
8 3 (1.15%) VMware
8 3 (1.15%) Juniper
8 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.15%) Citrix
9 2 (0.77%) Apple
London
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to 30 - 50k plus package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago