The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 893 930 947
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 55 41 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.038% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 44 31 40
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,750 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Security Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Tester over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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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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 +19 53 £60,000 +20.00% 14
London +3 15 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Yorkshire +24 10 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +24 8 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South Yorkshire - 8 £60,000 -
North West +28 7 £65,000 +170.83% 1
Manchester +2 7 £65,000 +170.83% 1
East of England +18 5 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Norfolk - 5 £30,000 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £57,500 -
South West +5 4 £68,750 +71.87% 1
Surrey - 4 £43,750 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 3
City of London +44 2 £51,250 +7.89%
Gloucestershire +11 2 £53,750 - 1
West Yorkshire +9 2 £52,500 -4.54%
Cheltenham +1 2 £53,750 - 1
West Midlands -22 2 £65,000 +26.82% 2
Bristol - 2 £70,000 -
Berkshire +13 1 £75,000 +50.00%
Reading +12 1 £75,000 +50.00%
Leeds +5 1 £80,000 +45.45%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Norwich - 1 £40,000 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 97 (77.60%) Penetration Testing
2 77 (61.60%) Information Security
3 62 (49.60%) Windows
4 50 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 42 (33.60%) Linux
5 42 (33.60%) CREST Certified
6 33 (26.40%) Nessus
7 32 (25.60%) TCP/IP
7 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
7 32 (25.60%) OSCP
8 27 (21.60%) Finance
8 27 (21.60%) CEH
9 26 (20.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (20.80%) Wireless
9 26 (20.80%) Java
10 25 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 24 (19.20%) C
12 23 (18.40%) SQL
12 23 (18.40%) Nmap
12 23 (18.40%) OWASP
13 22 (17.60%) Mobile App
13 22 (17.60%) Degree
14 21 (16.80%) QA
14 21 (16.80%) Python
15 20 (16.00%) Unix
15 20 (16.00%) C++
15 20 (16.00%) Network Security
16 19 (15.20%) Risk Management
16 19 (15.20%) Firewall
16 19 (15.20%) Vulnerability Management

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.60%) TCP/IP
2 26 (20.80%) Wireless
3 20 (16.00%) Network Security
4 19 (15.20%) Firewall
5 13 (10.40%) LAN
5 13 (10.40%) WAN
6 8 (6.40%) Wireless Security
7 5 (4.00%) HTTP
8 4 (3.20%) VoIP
9 3 (2.40%) Internet
10 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.80%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.20%) Burp Suite
3 6 (4.80%) AppScan
4 3 (2.40%) Paros
5 1 (0.80%) GCC
General
1 27 (21.60%) Finance
2 16 (12.80%) Banking
3 13 (10.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.20%) Law
4 4 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.20%) Publishing
5 3 (2.40%) Games
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
6 2 (1.60%) Electronics
6 2 (1.60%) Military
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.00%) Web Services
2 12 (9.60%) .NET
3 7 (5.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) HTML5
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.80%) JSON
5 1 (0.80%) RESTful
5 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.60%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.80%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.00%) CESG
4 5 (4.00%) iPad
5 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.80%) SCADA
7 1 (0.80%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 62 (49.60%) Windows
2 42 (33.60%) Linux
3 20 (16.00%) Unix
4 12 (9.60%) Android
4 12 (9.60%) Apple iOS
4 12 (9.60%) Solaris
5 9 (7.20%) Kali Linux
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.60%) KNOPPIX
7 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.80%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (77.60%) Penetration Testing
2 77 (61.60%) Information Security
3 50 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 25 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 23 (18.40%) OWASP
6 19 (15.20%) Risk Management
6 19 (15.20%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (13.60%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (12.80%) Ethical Hacking
8 16 (12.80%) Security Management
8 16 (12.80%) Social Engineering
9 15 (12.00%) Security Architecture
10 12 (9.60%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (8.80%) Compliance Audit
11 11 (8.80%) Network Design
11 11 (8.80%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (8.80%) SDLC
11 11 (8.80%) Server Hardening
11 11 (8.80%) Software Audit
11 11 (8.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.80%) Java
2 24 (19.20%) C
3 23 (18.40%) SQL
4 21 (16.80%) Python
5 20 (16.00%) C++
6 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.80%) Perl
8 5 (4.00%) C#
8 5 (4.00%) PHP
9 4 (3.20%) Ruby
10 2 (1.60%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (33.60%) CREST Certified
2 32 (25.60%) OSCP
2 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
3 27 (21.60%) CEH
4 22 (17.60%) Degree
5 15 (12.00%) CISSP
6 14 (11.20%) DV Cleared
6 14 (11.20%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.60%) GIAC
8 10 (8.00%) OSCE
9 9 (7.20%) CHECK Team Member
9 9 (7.20%) CISA
10 7 (5.60%) CGEIT
10 7 (5.60%) CRISC
10 7 (5.60%) GWAPT
10 7 (5.60%) Tigerscheme
11 6 (4.80%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (4.80%) CISM
12 5 (4.00%) GPEN
13 3 (2.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (16.80%) QA
3 14 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 9 (7.20%) PCI DSS
5 7 (5.60%) COBIT
5 7 (5.60%) Val IT
6 6 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (2.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Firmware
2 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (26.40%) Nessus
2 23 (18.40%) Nmap
3 12 (9.60%) OpenVAS
4 7 (5.60%) HP Fortify
5 4 (3.20%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (3.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
1 16 (12.80%) Qualys
2 12 (9.60%) Coverity
3 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco
3 1 (0.80%) HP
3 1 (0.80%) Sony
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