The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 877 844 916
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 40 39 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.035% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.037% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 33 23 7
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £35,700 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £61,100
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +34.32%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 27 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -47 37 £60,000 +33.33% 7
East Midlands - 13 £60,000 -
Leicestershire - 11 £60,000 -
Leicester - 11 £60,000 -
London -45 10 £67,500 +125.00% 2
West Midlands +10 7 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South East -26 6 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £40,750 - 3
Hampshire 0 4 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -4 4 £40,750 - 3
Basingstoke +6 3 £65,000 +30.00% 1
North West 0 3 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £55,000 -
Coventry - 2 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £55,000 -
Reading - 2 £52,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £60,000 -
Crewe - 1 £60,000 -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £33,500 -
City of London - 1 £72,500 -
East of England - 1 - -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (76.62%) Penetration Testing
2 48 (62.34%) PCI DSS
3 44 (57.14%) CEH
4 41 (53.25%) Security Testing
5 36 (46.75%) CISSP
6 35 (45.45%) OSCP
7 34 (44.16%) GPEN
8 30 (38.96%) CISMP
8 30 (38.96%) VoIP
8 30 (38.96%) Firewall
8 30 (38.96%) Wireless
9 26 (33.77%) .NET
9 26 (33.77%) Open Source
10 24 (31.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 22 (28.57%) Information Management
12 21 (27.27%) VPN
12 21 (27.27%) Windows
13 20 (25.97%) Java
13 20 (25.97%) Ethical Hacking
14 18 (23.38%) OSCE
14 18 (23.38%) CISM
15 17 (22.08%) GIAC
15 17 (22.08%) CISA
15 17 (22.08%) UNIX
15 17 (22.08%) Linux
15 17 (22.08%) GWAPT
15 17 (22.08%) Degree
15 17 (22.08%) GCIH
16 16 (20.78%) PHP
17 15 (19.48%) Information Security

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (9.09%) Apache
2 4 (5.19%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.96%) VoIP
1 30 (38.96%) Firewall
1 30 (38.96%) Wireless
2 21 (27.27%) VPN
3 6 (7.79%) Network Security
3 6 (7.79%) Wireshark
4 4 (5.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.19%) AppScan
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.77%) .NET
2 14 (18.18%) XML
3 11 (14.29%) Web Services
4 10 (12.99%) HTML
4 10 (12.99%) Ajax
5 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.19%) JSON
6 4 (5.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.77%) Open Source
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) AS400
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Social Media
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) UNIX
2 17 (22.08%) Linux
3 7 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 6 (7.79%) Android
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.19%) Solaris
5 4 (5.19%) OS/390
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (76.62%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (53.25%) Security Testing
3 24 (31.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (28.57%) Information Management
5 20 (25.97%) Ethical Hacking
6 15 (19.48%) Information Security
7 10 (12.99%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Web Development
8 8 (10.39%) Security Management
8 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
9 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.09%) OWASP
10 5 (6.49%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.19%) Data Security
11 4 (5.19%) Service Management
11 4 (5.19%) ITIL
12 3 (3.90%) Mobile Commerce
13 2 (2.60%) Transition Management
13 2 (2.60%) Business Development
13 2 (2.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) Java
2 16 (20.78%) PHP
3 13 (16.88%) SQL
4 11 (14.29%) C
5 10 (12.99%) Objective-C
6 6 (7.79%) Ruby
6 6 (7.79%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) C#
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (57.14%) CEH
2 36 (46.75%) CISSP
3 35 (45.45%) OSCP
4 34 (44.16%) GPEN
5 30 (38.96%) CISMP
6 18 (23.38%) OSCE
6 18 (23.38%) CISM
7 17 (22.08%) GIAC
7 17 (22.08%) CISA
7 17 (22.08%) GWAPT
7 17 (22.08%) Degree
7 17 (22.08%) GCIH
8 8 (10.39%) CHFI
9 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.30%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (62.34%) PCI DSS
2 10 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Nmap
2 3 (3.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) VMware
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.30%) HP
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Sky
Salary: Sky Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago