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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 800 736 746
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +10
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 103 128 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 84 80 104
Average salary £48,750 £40,600 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.07% -22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £32,500 £37,150
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%

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
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014 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 20 August 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 -34 95 £48,750 +20.07% 12
London +6 44 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South East -17 15 £42,500 -32.00% 3
North West -5 12 £39,500 +12.85% 3
Manchester 0 11 £40,000 +14.28% 1
City of London +1 10 £67,500 +6.29%
West Midlands +8 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Staffordshire -4 8 £60,000 -
Rochdale - 8 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire -23 7 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Yorkshire -29 7 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Leeds -22 6 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Leicester -23 6 £41,000 +7.89%
Leicestershire -26 6 £41,000 +7.89%
East Midlands -42 6 £41,000 +7.89%
Kent - 6 £31,250 -
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
High Wycombe - 5 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £52,500 -
Hampshire -19 3 £45,000 -30.76% 2
Dagenham - 3 £55,000 -
East of England -6 2 £52,500 +45.83% 2
Wales -5 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Cardiff -8 1 £35,000 +7.69%
South Wales -10 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Berkshire -22 1 £55,000 - 1
Essex - 1 £55,000 - 1
Wetherby - 1 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Newbury - 1 £55,000 - 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 97 (50.26%) SQL
2 88 (45.60%) .NET
3 81 (41.97%) HTML
4 76 (39.38%) CSS
5 73 (37.82%) ASP.NET
6 67 (34.72%) Java
7 65 (33.68%) C#
8 61 (31.61%) SQL Server
9 54 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (26.42%) Finance
10 51 (26.42%) Information Security
11 50 (25.91%) RESTful
12 49 (25.39%) Microsoft
13 46 (23.83%) MVC
13 46 (23.83%) HTML5
14 45 (23.32%) Ajax
15 44 (22.80%) Web Services
16 42 (21.76%) XML
16 42 (21.76%) Scrum
16 42 (21.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (21.76%) jQuery
17 41 (21.24%) Penetration Testing
18 40 (20.73%) JavaScript
18 40 (20.73%) CISSP
18 40 (20.73%) Selenium
18 40 (20.73%) CSS3
19 38 (19.69%) E-Commerce
20 36 (18.65%) MySQL
21 35 (18.13%) Linux
22 32 (16.58%) ISO/IEC 27001

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (5.70%) Tomcat
1 11 (5.70%) Apache Solr
2 7 (3.63%) Apache
3 6 (3.11%) CMS
4 5 (2.59%) IIS
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.04%) Node.js
6 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.04%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.81%) SaaS
2 7 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.99%) Internet
2 19 (9.84%) HTTP
3 15 (7.77%) Firewall
4 14 (7.25%) Wireshark
5 11 (5.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (4.66%) LAN
6 9 (4.66%) WAN
7 8 (4.15%) Network Security
8 7 (3.63%) SSL
9 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.59%) Ethereal
11 4 (2.07%) VPN
12 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.04%) LDAP
13 2 (1.04%) DNS
13 2 (1.04%) WLAN
14 1 (0.52%) FTP
14 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
14 1 (0.52%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (31.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (18.65%) MySQL
3 10 (5.18%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.66%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (20.73%) Selenium
2 22 (11.40%) Subversion
3 21 (10.88%) JIRA
4 19 (9.84%) Metasploit
5 17 (8.81%) NUnit
6 16 (8.29%) Jenkins
7 15 (7.77%) Visual Studio
8 13 (6.74%) Eclipse
8 13 (6.74%) MSTest
9 11 (5.70%) AppScan
10 10 (5.18%) JUnit
10 10 (5.18%) SpecFlow
11 9 (4.66%) PHPUnit
11 9 (4.66%) Hudson
12 8 (4.15%) Maven
13 7 (3.63%) Ant
13 7 (3.63%) Git (software)
14 6 (3.11%) CruiseControl
15 5 (2.59%) TestNG
16 4 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (26.42%) Finance
2 24 (12.44%) Retail
2 24 (12.44%) Marketing
3 15 (7.77%) Billing
4 13 (6.74%) Advertising
5 11 (5.70%) Games
6 7 (3.63%) Back Office
7 6 (3.11%) Banking
8 4 (2.07%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.55%) Electronics
9 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (37.31%) Developer
2 29 (15.03%) .NET Developer
3 20 (10.36%) C# Developer
3 20 (10.36%) Tester
3 20 (10.36%) Security Specialist
3 20 (10.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
4 19 (9.84%) Analyst
5 16 (8.29%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.29%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.29%) Penetration Tester
5 16 (8.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (6.22%) Software Developer
6 12 (6.22%) Architect
7 11 (5.70%) Consultant
7 11 (5.70%) Applications Specialist
7 11 (5.70%) Security Consultant
7 11 (5.70%) Application Security Specialist
8 10 (5.18%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.18%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (45.60%) .NET
2 81 (41.97%) HTML
3 76 (39.38%) CSS
4 73 (37.82%) ASP.NET
5 50 (25.91%) RESTful
6 46 (23.83%) HTML5
7 45 (23.32%) Ajax
8 44 (22.80%) Web Services
9 42 (21.76%) XML
9 42 (21.76%) jQuery
9 42 (21.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (20.73%) CSS3
11 29 (15.03%) XHTML
12 26 (13.47%) XSLT
13 25 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 22 (11.40%) JSON
15 21 (10.88%) SOAP
15 21 (10.88%) REST
16 19 (9.84%) WCF
16 19 (9.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.47%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.88%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.77%) Open Source
4 9 (4.66%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.63%) Cryptography
5 7 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.11%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.59%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.59%) Online Games
7 5 (2.59%) Economics
8 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.55%) NHS
8 3 (1.55%) W3C
8 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.04%) DTV
9 2 (1.04%) APACS
9 2 (1.04%) EMV
9 2 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.52%) New Media
10 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.13%) Linux
2 28 (14.51%) Windows
3 10 (5.18%) UNIX
4 7 (3.63%) AIX
5 3 (1.55%) Android
5 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.04%) Solaris
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.52%) OS/400
7 1 (0.52%) zOS
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.42%) Information Security
3 46 (23.83%) MVC
4 42 (21.76%) Scrum
5 41 (21.24%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (19.69%) E-Commerce
7 30 (15.54%) UML
8 28 (14.51%) Web Accessibility
9 24 (12.44%) Automated Testing
10 23 (11.92%) Ethical Hacking
11 22 (11.40%) Software Testing
11 22 (11.40%) OO
12 21 (10.88%) Web Development
13 20 (10.36%) Security Testing
13 20 (10.36%) TDD
14 19 (9.84%) Test Strategy
15 17 (8.81%) Performance Testing
16 16 (8.29%) BDD
17 15 (7.77%) Test Automation
17 15 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 97 (50.26%) SQL
2 67 (34.72%) Java
3 65 (33.68%) C#
4 40 (20.73%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.92%) Python
6 22 (11.40%) PHP
7 18 (9.33%) C
7 18 (9.33%) Ruby
8 15 (7.77%) C++
9 10 (5.18%) Perl
9 10 (5.18%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.66%) Scala
11 6 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.52%) PHP5
14 1 (0.52%) XQuery
14 1 (0.52%) VB
14 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (20.73%) CISSP
2 30 (15.54%) Degree
3 13 (6.74%) CISM
3 13 (6.74%) CEH
4 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.70%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.18%) MCSE
7 8 (4.15%) GSEC
7 8 (4.15%) OSCP
8 7 (3.63%) GPEN
8 7 (3.63%) CISA
8 7 (3.63%) RHCE
8 7 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.63%) CCNP
8 7 (3.63%) CCNA
9 5 (2.59%) GIAC
9 5 (2.59%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.07%) CSSLP
10 4 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (15.54%) QA
3 22 (11.40%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.55%) WCAG
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (7.77%) Nmap
2 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) Docker
4 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (8.29%) Nessus
2 6 (3.11%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (2.59%) WebInspect
4 3 (1.55%) Puppet
4 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.04%) AppDetective
Vendors
1 49 (25.39%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.51%) Oracle
3 12 (6.22%) IBM
3 12 (6.22%) Google
4 7 (3.63%) Intershop
4 7 (3.63%) ATG
4 7 (3.63%) hybris
4 7 (3.63%) Demandware
5 6 (3.11%) LogRhythm
6 5 (2.59%) VMware
6 5 (2.59%) Sun
7 3 (1.55%) JBoss
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco
8 2 (1.04%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) SAP
8 2 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.04%) Apple
9 1 (0.52%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) Lumesse
9 1 (0.52%) Akamai
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