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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 855 849 870
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 15 41 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.038% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.041% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 14 36 18
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £50,000 £36,825
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.17%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 11 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 3 March 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 -7 12 £50,000 -16.66% 5
London -3 7 £50,000 -31.03% 2
North West -16 2 £37,000 -38.33% 1
South East -23 2 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 £37,000 - 1
Berkshire -2 1 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Reading -6 1 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Hampshire -6 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £80,000 -
South West - 1 £80,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £80,000 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 30 (76.92%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (51.28%) Information Security
3 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) OSCP
5 10 (25.64%) OWASP
6 9 (23.08%) OSCE
7 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
7 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (17.95%) Nessus
8 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) Metasploit
9 6 (15.38%) Linux
10 5 (12.82%) Firewall
10 5 (12.82%) CISSP
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) CEH
10 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
11 4 (10.26%) CORE IMPACT
11 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (10.26%) Finance
11 4 (10.26%) Retail
11 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (10.26%) C++
11 4 (10.26%) Java
11 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
12 3 (7.69%) VPN

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) CESG
2 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.56%) Statistics
2 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.56%) Physics
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (51.28%) Information Security
3 10 (25.64%) OWASP
4 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Test Management
9 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.56%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (2.56%) Analytics
9 1 (2.56%) Cyber Security
9 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C++
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.21%) OSCP
3 9 (23.08%) OSCE
4 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.38%) Degree
6 5 (12.82%) CEH
6 5 (12.82%) CISSP
7 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) VCP4
9 1 (2.56%) GWAPT
9 1 (2.56%) GPEN
9 1 (2.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Nmap
2 1 (2.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Nessus
2 4 (10.26%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Intel
1 1 (2.56%) Juniper
1 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
1 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
1 1 (2.56%) Coverity
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Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: 40,000 to 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, pension, flexi-time
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago