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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 865 887 865
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 70 50 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.047% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.049% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 53 46 58
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £62,500 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £71,250 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.91% +4.54%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 17 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 11 February 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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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 +33 61 £60,000 +4.34% 21
London +24 32 £50,000 - 7
South East +24 14 £58,750 +80.76% 4
North West +15 12 £95,000 +65.21% 2
Manchester +8 12 £95,000 +65.21% 2
Oxfordshire - 10 - -
Berkshire -8 4 £58,750 +80.76% 3
Reading +5 2 £70,000 +115.38% 2
City of London - 2 £62,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £63,750 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £63,750 - 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £67,500 - 3
Ipswich - 1 £50,000 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 90 (87.38%) Penetration Testing
2 61 (59.22%) Information Security
2 61 (59.22%) Windows
3 40 (38.83%) Security Cleared
4 39 (37.86%) Linux
4 39 (37.86%) CREST Certified
5 34 (33.01%) Security Testing
6 30 (29.13%) OSCP
7 28 (27.18%) TCP/IP
8 26 (25.24%) CEH
8 26 (25.24%) Nessus
9 25 (24.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (24.27%) Network Security
9 25 (24.27%) Wireless
10 22 (21.36%) Firewall
10 22 (21.36%) Risk Management
10 22 (21.36%) Unix
11 21 (20.39%) Java
11 21 (20.39%) DV Cleared
11 21 (20.39%) Nmap
12 20 (19.42%) SC Cleared
12 20 (19.42%) Python
13 19 (18.45%) SQL
14 18 (17.48%) C
14 18 (17.48%) C++
14 18 (17.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (17.48%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (16.50%) QA
15 17 (16.50%) Reverse Engineering
15 17 (16.50%) OWASP

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.18%) TCP/IP
2 25 (24.27%) Network Security
2 25 (24.27%) Wireless
3 22 (21.36%) Firewall
4 12 (11.65%) LAN
4 12 (11.65%) WAN
5 6 (5.83%) VoIP
6 5 (4.85%) Wireless Security
7 4 (3.88%) VPN
8 2 (1.94%) HTTP
9 1 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.97%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Metasploit
2 5 (4.85%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.94%) AppScan
4 1 (0.97%) Paros
General
1 17 (16.50%) Finance
2 15 (14.56%) Banking
3 12 (11.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Law
4 4 (3.88%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.88%) Publishing
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.91%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) Web Services
2 6 (5.83%) .NET
3 2 (1.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Mobile App
2 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.68%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (9.71%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.83%) CESG
6 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.97%) iPad
6 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.97%) SCADA
6 1 (0.97%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 61 (59.22%) Windows
2 39 (37.86%) Linux
3 22 (21.36%) Unix
4 11 (10.68%) Solaris
5 10 (9.71%) Android
5 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.85%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.91%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.97%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (87.38%) Penetration Testing
2 61 (59.22%) Information Security
3 34 (33.01%) Security Testing
4 25 (24.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 22 (21.36%) Risk Management
6 18 (17.48%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (16.50%) OWASP
7 17 (16.50%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (15.53%) Security Management
9 15 (14.56%) Social Engineering
10 13 (12.62%) Security Architecture
11 10 (9.71%) Compliance Audit
11 10 (9.71%) Network Design
11 10 (9.71%) Open Source
11 10 (9.71%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (9.71%) SDLC
11 10 (9.71%) Server Hardening
11 10 (9.71%) Software Audit
11 10 (9.71%) Time Management
12 7 (6.80%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) Java
2 20 (19.42%) Python
3 19 (18.45%) SQL
4 18 (17.48%) C
4 18 (17.48%) C++
5 8 (7.77%) Perl
6 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.88%) PHP
6 4 (3.88%) Ruby
7 3 (2.91%) C#
8 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (38.83%) Security Cleared
2 39 (37.86%) CREST Certified
3 30 (29.13%) OSCP
4 26 (25.24%) CEH
5 21 (20.39%) DV Cleared
6 20 (19.42%) SC Cleared
7 12 (11.65%) Degree
7 12 (11.65%) OSCE
8 11 (10.68%) GIAC
9 10 (9.71%) CHECK Team Member
10 9 (8.74%) GPEN
10 9 (8.74%) GWAPT
11 8 (7.77%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (5.83%) GCIH
13 5 (4.85%) Tigerscheme
14 4 (3.88%) CISSP
15 2 (1.94%) CISA
15 2 (1.94%) CISM
15 2 (1.94%) CISMP
15 2 (1.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (16.50%) QA
3 13 (12.62%) PCI DSS
4 12 (11.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (25.24%) Nessus
2 21 (20.39%) Nmap
3 12 (11.65%) OpenVAS
4 4 (3.88%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.94%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.97%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Qualys
2 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.68%) Coverity
4 1 (0.97%) Acunetix
4 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco
4 1 (0.97%) Huawei
4 1 (0.97%) Netsparker
4 1 (0.97%) Sony
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
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Bristol
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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London
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Salary: competitive
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Birmingham
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheltenham
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: competitive
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London
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