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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 861 862 896
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 43 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.009% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 39 3 4
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +63.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £53,000 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 19 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 22 August 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 +19 43 £50,000 -23.07% 1
North West - 13 £75,000 -
Manchester - 13 £75,000 -
London +3 11 £50,000 -35.48% 1
South East - 8 £42,250 -
Leicestershire - 8 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 8 £62,500 -
Leicester - 7 £62,500 -
Folkestone - 4 £31,250 -
Kent - 4 £31,250 -
West Midlands -6 2 £21,500 -57.00%
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £21,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 £65,000 -
Reading - 2 £47,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £21,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £24,000 -
East of England - 1 £24,000 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (70.51%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (55.13%) PCI DSS
3 38 (48.72%) Security Testing
4 32 (41.03%) CISSP
5 31 (39.74%) .NET
5 31 (39.74%) CEH
6 30 (38.46%) Windows
7 27 (34.62%) OSCP
8 26 (33.33%) PHP
9 24 (30.77%) Ethical Hacking
10 23 (29.49%) Information Security
11 22 (28.21%) Firewall
12 21 (26.92%) Linux
12 21 (26.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (26.92%) Open Source
13 20 (25.64%) Java
13 20 (25.64%) Wireless
14 19 (24.36%) VoIP
14 19 (24.36%) CISMP
15 18 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 17 (21.79%) GPEN
17 13 (16.67%) OSCE
17 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
17 13 (16.67%) Android
17 13 (16.67%) Ruby
17 13 (16.67%) Degree
17 13 (16.67%) Python
17 13 (16.67%) VPN
17 13 (16.67%) C
17 13 (16.67%) GIAC

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (15.38%) Apache
2 8 (10.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) Firewall
2 20 (25.64%) Wireless
3 19 (24.36%) VoIP
4 13 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (5.13%) Internet
5 4 (5.13%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.56%) LAN
6 2 (2.56%) WAN
6 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) MySQL
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) AppScan
2 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.28%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Retail
3 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Games
4 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.74%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Open Source
2 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.13%) AS400
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.46%) Windows
2 21 (26.92%) Linux
3 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 13 (16.67%) Android
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Phone
5 8 (10.26%) Ubuntu
5 8 (10.26%) CentOS
5 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (10.26%) Debian
6 5 (6.41%) UNIX
7 4 (5.13%) AIX
7 4 (5.13%) Solaris
7 4 (5.13%) OS/390
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (70.51%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (48.72%) Security Testing
3 24 (30.77%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (29.49%) Information Security
5 21 (26.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (15.38%) Information Management
7 8 (10.26%) Test Management
8 5 (6.41%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.13%) ITIL
9 4 (5.13%) Data Security
9 4 (5.13%) OWASP
10 3 (3.85%) Web Development
10 3 (3.85%) SIEM
11 2 (2.56%) Project Management
11 2 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (2.56%) Cyber Security
11 2 (2.56%) Test Strategy
11 2 (2.56%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
12 1 (1.28%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) PHP
2 20 (25.64%) Java
3 13 (16.67%) Ruby
3 13 (16.67%) Python
3 13 (16.67%) C
3 13 (16.67%) Objective-C
4 12 (15.38%) SQL
5 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) CISSP
2 31 (39.74%) CEH
3 27 (34.62%) OSCP
4 19 (24.36%) CISMP
5 17 (21.79%) GPEN
6 13 (16.67%) OSCE
6 13 (16.67%) Degree
6 13 (16.67%) GIAC
7 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.13%) CISA
8 4 (5.13%) CISM
8 4 (5.13%) GWAPT
8 4 (5.13%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (55.13%) PCI DSS
2 18 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Snort
2 3 (3.85%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Nessus
2 2 (2.56%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco
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