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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 867 895 863
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 23 38 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.032% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.033% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 22 32 23
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £50,000 £35,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +33.33%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 14 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 24 April 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
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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 0 22 £50,000 -16.66% 7
London +33 12 £50,000 -25.92% 3
South East +14 4 £50,000 -23.07% 1
City of London +36 3 £47,500 -34.48% 1
North West +16 3 £24,000 -60.00% 1
Manchester +11 3 £24,000 -28.35% 1
Berkshire -3 2 £48,750 -2.50%
Reading -4 2 £48,750 -2.50%
Hampshire -7 2 £55,000 -15.38% 1
West Midlands -33 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Swindon - 1 £40,000 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 31 (77.50%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
3 15 (37.50%) Information Security
4 13 (32.50%) OSCP
5 12 (30.00%) OWASP
6 10 (25.00%) OSCE
7 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
8 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) Nessus
8 8 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) Windows
10 6 (15.00%) Linux
10 6 (15.00%) CISSP
10 6 (15.00%) Retail
10 6 (15.00%) CEH
10 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (15.00%) Degree
11 5 (12.50%) Open Source
11 5 (12.50%) SaaS
11 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
11 5 (12.50%) GPEN
11 5 (12.50%) Banking
11 5 (12.50%) C++
12 4 (10.00%) Games
12 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (10.00%) Nmap
12 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
12 4 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) VPN
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Retail
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 4 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Open Source
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.00%) Physics
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) SCADA
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) CESG
3 1 (2.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (37.50%) Information Security
3 12 (30.00%) OWASP
4 8 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Test Management
5 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (7.50%) Cyber Security
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 2 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (2.50%) Project Management
8 1 (2.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) C++
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) C
3 3 (7.50%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) OSCP
3 10 (25.00%) OSCE
4 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) CEH
5 6 (15.00%) Degree
5 6 (15.00%) CISSP
6 5 (12.50%) GPEN
7 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) CISA
8 1 (2.50%) GIAC
8 1 (2.50%) GCIH
8 1 (2.50%) CGEIT
8 1 (2.50%) CRISC
8 1 (2.50%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
2 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) COBIT
3 1 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (2.50%) Val IT
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Nessus
2 4 (10.00%) Nmap
2 4 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Qualys
2 2 (5.00%) Intel
3 1 (2.50%) Juniper
3 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.50%) Sony
3 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.50%) Coverity
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30- £50,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Great benefits, see advert
Posted: 16 days ago
Kidderminster
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago