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

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 872 874 863
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 23 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.021% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.022% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 23
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £47,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +62.16%

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
107943 103220 105048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89300 85015 89847
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 20 November 2014 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 15 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 20 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 -16 23 £45,000 -25.00% 9
London +6 8 £73,750 +34.09% 5
Leicestershire +22 4 £42,500 -39.28%
East Midlands +14 4 £42,500 -20.93%
Stoke-on-Trent +13 4 £20,250 -66.25% 1
Staffordshire 0 4 £20,250 -66.25% 1
West Midlands -5 4 £20,250 -66.25% 1
South East -11 3 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Leicester +25 2 £36,250 -48.21%
North West -14 2 £50,000 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -20 2 £25,000 -
Leeds -21 2 £25,000 -
Yorkshire -37 2 £25,000 -
Manchester - 2 £50,000 -
City of London +15 1 - - 2

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 52 (78.79%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (42.42%) PCI DSS
3 25 (37.88%) OSCP
4 24 (36.36%) Information Security
5 22 (33.33%) CEH
6 21 (31.82%) Windows
7 18 (27.27%) .NET
7 18 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (27.27%) Security Testing
8 17 (25.76%) CISSP
9 16 (24.24%) Linux
10 15 (22.73%) Java
10 15 (22.73%) PHP
10 15 (22.73%) Firewall
10 15 (22.73%) OSCE
11 14 (21.21%) Ethical Hacking
11 14 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.18%) Android
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Phone
12 12 (18.18%) Apple iOS
13 11 (16.67%) Retail
13 11 (16.67%) Finance
14 10 (15.15%) Wireless
14 10 (15.15%) VPN
14 10 (15.15%) Open Source
15 9 (13.64%) GPEN
15 9 (13.64%) VoIP
16 8 (12.12%) Games
16 8 (12.12%) GIAC

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.03%) IIS
1 2 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) Firewall
2 10 (15.15%) Wireless
2 10 (15.15%) VPN
3 9 (13.64%) VoIP
4 4 (6.06%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.06%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
1 11 (16.67%) Retail
2 8 (12.12%) Games
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Open Source
2 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 16 (24.24%) Linux
3 12 (18.18%) Android
3 12 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Phone
4 8 (12.12%) CentOS
4 8 (12.12%) Debian
4 8 (12.12%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.06%) AIX
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (78.79%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (36.36%) Information Security
3 18 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 18 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (21.21%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
5 8 (12.12%) Test Management
6 7 (10.61%) Information Management
7 5 (7.58%) OWASP
7 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (6.06%) Project Management
9 3 (4.55%) Security Architecture
9 3 (4.55%) SIEM
10 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.52%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (1.52%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (1.52%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.52%) Network Architecture
11 1 (1.52%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Java
1 15 (22.73%) PHP
2 8 (12.12%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Shell Script
2 8 (12.12%) Objective-C
2 8 (12.12%) C
3 7 (10.61%) Ruby
3 7 (10.61%) Python
4 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) OSCP
2 22 (33.33%) CEH
3 17 (25.76%) CISSP
4 15 (22.73%) OSCE
5 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 9 (13.64%) GPEN
7 8 (12.12%) GIAC
7 8 (12.12%) CISMP
7 8 (12.12%) Degree
8 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) GCIH
9 1 (1.52%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (42.42%) PCI DSS
2 14 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Nmap
2 2 (3.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Nessus
2 1 (1.52%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) LogRhythm
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.52%) Apple
3 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.52%) Coverity
3 1 (1.52%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco
London
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25K to 65K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago