The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 814 935 905
Rank change year-on-year
+121 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 76 28 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.026% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.027% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 60 22 64
Median salary £50,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £63,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Tester in the job title.

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 1 October 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +105 74 £50,000 +17.64% 11
South East +98 37 £48,500 +21.25% 4
Oxfordshire +24 23 £72,500 +93.33% 3
Banbury +19 22 £66,750 +66.87% 2
Reading - 12 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 12 £42,500 -
London - 10 £46,500 - 3
Yorkshire +38 8 £65,000 +160.00% 1
Leeds +29 5 - -
West Yorkshire +18 5 - -
South West +2 4 £50,000 -13.04%
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
North West 0 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Gloucestershire - 3 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £65,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £50,000 -
East of England +24 2 £32,625 -
Surrey +18 2 £42,500 -39.28%
East Midlands +7 2 £45,000 +63.63%
Manchester +2 2 £46,250 +8.82%
Leicestershire -9 2 £45,000 +63.63%
West Midlands -25 2 £45,000 -21.73% 3
Staffordshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £32,625 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £45,000 -
Chertsey - 2 £42,500 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £31,500 -
Oxford - 1 £72,500 -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Security Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 102 (71.83%) Penetration Testing
2 65 (45.77%) Java
3 56 (39.44%) Security Testing
3 56 (39.44%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (38.03%) Information Security
5 53 (37.32%) Windows
6 45 (31.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 44 (30.99%) Ethical Hacking
8 43 (30.28%) CREST Certified
9 38 (26.76%) C
10 37 (26.06%) C++
10 37 (26.06%) Telecoms
10 37 (26.06%) Nessus
11 36 (25.35%) Security Cleared
12 33 (23.24%) Linux
13 32 (22.54%) CISSP
13 32 (22.54%) OSCP
14 30 (21.13%) OWASP
14 30 (21.13%) Python
14 30 (21.13%) Nmap
14 30 (21.13%) Degree
15 29 (20.42%) TCP/IP
16 28 (19.72%) CEH
17 24 (16.90%) Metasploit
18 23 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (15.49%) Mobile App
20 20 (14.08%) CISM
21 19 (13.38%) Computer Science
22 18 (12.68%) Scrum
22 18 (12.68%) Finance

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.41%) Apache
2 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.42%) TCP/IP
2 17 (11.97%) SMTP
3 16 (11.27%) Wireless
4 13 (9.15%) Broadband
4 13 (9.15%) LTE
5 11 (7.75%) Internet
6 7 (4.93%) Firewall
7 5 (3.52%) Network Security
8 4 (2.82%) HTTP
9 2 (1.41%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.41%) DAB
9 2 (1.41%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.41%) NFC
9 2 (1.41%) VoIP
9 2 (1.41%) VPN
9 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.41%) Wireless Security
9 2 (1.41%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.70%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (16.90%) Metasploit
2 17 (11.97%) Cucumber
2 17 (11.97%) Eclipse
2 17 (11.97%) JUnit
2 17 (11.97%) Mockito
3 10 (7.04%) Burp Suite
4 6 (4.23%) Selenium
5 1 (0.70%) AppScan
5 1 (0.70%) GCC
General
1 37 (26.06%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.68%) Finance
3 3 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (1.41%) Automotive
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.97%) Gherkin
2 15 (10.56%) .NET
2 15 (10.56%) HTML
3 10 (7.04%) HTML5
4 5 (3.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.11%) J2EE
5 3 (2.11%) JNI
5 3 (2.11%) JSON
5 3 (2.11%) Middleware
5 3 (2.11%) RESTful
5 3 (2.11%) XML
6 2 (1.41%) JSP
6 2 (1.41%) Web Services
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) Mobile App
2 19 (13.38%) Computer Science
3 17 (11.97%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.34%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.63%) Virtual Team
7 7 (4.93%) CESG
8 4 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.41%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.41%) iPad
9 2 (1.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.70%) Blog
10 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.32%) Windows
2 33 (23.24%) Linux
3 14 (9.86%) VxWorks
4 8 (5.63%) Android
4 8 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.63%) Unix
5 5 (3.52%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.70%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (71.83%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (39.44%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (39.44%) Security Testing
3 54 (38.03%) Information Security
4 45 (31.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 44 (30.99%) Ethical Hacking
6 30 (21.13%) OWASP
7 23 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (12.68%) Scrum
9 17 (11.97%) Automation Testing
9 17 (11.97%) BDD
9 17 (11.97%) Data Loss Prevention
9 17 (11.97%) OO
9 17 (11.97%) OOP
9 17 (11.97%) Open Source
9 17 (11.97%) TDD
9 17 (11.97%) Test Strategy
10 14 (9.86%) Source Code Analysis
11 13 (9.15%) Static Code Analysis
12 11 (7.75%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 65 (45.77%) Java
2 38 (26.76%) C
3 37 (26.06%) C++
4 30 (21.13%) Python
5 17 (11.97%) Ruby
6 15 (10.56%) Perl
7 13 (9.15%) SQL
8 12 (8.45%) Bash Shell
9 11 (7.75%) C#
10 9 (6.34%) VB.NET
11 8 (5.63%) PHP
12 3 (2.11%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.11%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 43 (30.28%) CREST Certified
2 36 (25.35%) Security Cleared
3 32 (22.54%) CISSP
3 32 (22.54%) OSCP
4 30 (21.13%) Degree
5 28 (19.72%) CEH
6 20 (14.08%) CISM
7 17 (11.97%) DV Cleared
8 16 (11.27%) CHECK Team Leader
9 14 (9.86%) OSCE
9 14 (9.86%) SC Cleared
10 13 (9.15%) CISA
11 10 (7.04%) CGEIT
11 10 (7.04%) CRISC
12 8 (5.63%) GPEN
13 7 (4.93%) CHECK Team Member
14 6 (4.23%) GIAC
14 6 (4.23%) SANS
14 6 (4.23%) Tigerscheme
15 4 (2.82%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) COBIT
1 9 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (6.34%) Val IT
2 8 (5.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (5.63%) Solvency II
3 4 (2.82%) QA
4 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (26.06%) Nessus
2 30 (21.13%) Nmap
3 16 (11.27%) OpenVAS
4 2 (1.41%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.70%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (11.27%) Qualys
2 4 (2.82%) Coverity
3 2 (1.41%) hybris
3 2 (1.41%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle
3 2 (1.41%) QNX
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum + BENS, ETC
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £27000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 15 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £120000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 15 days ago