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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 812 926 944
Rank change year-on-year
+114 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 53 43 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.040% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.041% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 34
Median salary £52,500 £51,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £25,750 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.88%

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 23 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 3 December 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 +89 53 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South East +83 25 £50,000 -14.89%
Oxfordshire +40 18 £74,250 +98.00%
Banbury +19 16 £74,250 +85.62%
Yorkshire +22 10 £65,000 +160.00%
London +66 8 £52,500 -4.54%
West Yorkshire +26 7 - -
Leeds +25 7 - -
Staffordshire - 5 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £57,500 -
Berkshire +44 4 £75,000 +15.38%
Reading +33 4 £75,000 +7.14%
South West +13 4 £50,000 +117.39%
Cheltenham - 4 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £50,000 -
Hampshire +13 3 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £65,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £45,000 -
Oxford - 2 - -
East Midlands +12 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Leicestershire -6 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
City of London - 1 - -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 90 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 67 (53.17%) Java
3 64 (50.79%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (43.65%) Windows
5 54 (42.86%) Information Security
6 50 (39.68%) Security Testing
7 49 (38.89%) Ethical Hacking
8 44 (34.92%) Nessus
8 44 (34.92%) Security Cleared
8 44 (34.92%) C
8 44 (34.92%) C++
9 43 (34.13%) CREST Certified
10 41 (32.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 34 (26.98%) Nmap
12 32 (25.40%) Linux
12 32 (25.40%) Python
12 32 (25.40%) Telecoms
13 31 (24.60%) OSCP
14 28 (22.22%) Degree
14 28 (22.22%) Metasploit
15 25 (19.84%) Computer Science
15 25 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (18.25%) SC Cleared
17 22 (17.46%) Finance
17 22 (17.46%) Perl
17 22 (17.46%) CHECK Team Leader
18 21 (16.67%) Ruby
19 18 (14.29%) Open Source
19 18 (14.29%) OWASP
20 17 (13.49%) DV Cleared

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 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
2 16 (12.70%) SMTP
3 15 (11.90%) Broadband
3 15 (11.90%) LTE
4 10 (7.94%) Wireless
5 9 (7.14%) Network Security
6 8 (6.35%) Internet
7 7 (5.56%) Firewall
7 7 (5.56%) HTTP
8 3 (2.38%) VoIP
8 3 (2.38%) VPN
8 3 (2.38%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.79%) Wideband
9 1 (0.79%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 28 (22.22%) Metasploit
2 16 (12.70%) Cucumber
2 16 (12.70%) Eclipse
2 16 (12.70%) JUnit
2 16 (12.70%) Mockito
3 11 (8.73%) Burp Suite
4 6 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 32 (25.40%) Telecoms
2 22 (17.46%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) .NET
2 16 (12.70%) Gherkin
3 8 (6.35%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.56%) HTML
5 3 (2.38%) HTML5
6 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.59%) JSON
6 2 (1.59%) RESTful
6 2 (1.59%) XML
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.79%) JNI
7 1 (0.79%) Middleware
7 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) Computer Science
2 16 (12.70%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (10.32%) Management Information System
4 12 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 11 (8.73%) CESG
6 9 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.97%) Virtual Team
9 4 (3.17%) iPad
10 1 (0.79%) Blog
10 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 55 (43.65%) Windows
2 32 (25.40%) Linux
3 16 (12.70%) VxWorks
4 14 (11.11%) Unix
5 8 (6.35%) Kali Linux
6 3 (2.38%) Android
6 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 64 (50.79%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (42.86%) Information Security
4 50 (39.68%) Security Testing
5 49 (38.89%) Ethical Hacking
6 41 (32.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 25 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (14.29%) Open Source
8 18 (14.29%) OWASP
9 16 (12.70%) Automation Testing
9 16 (12.70%) BDD
9 16 (12.70%) Data Loss Prevention
9 16 (12.70%) OO
9 16 (12.70%) OOP
9 16 (12.70%) Scrum
9 16 (12.70%) Source Code Analysis
9 16 (12.70%) TDD
9 16 (12.70%) Test Strategy
10 15 (11.90%) Static Code Analysis
11 13 (10.32%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (53.17%) Java
2 44 (34.92%) C
2 44 (34.92%) C++
3 32 (25.40%) Python
4 22 (17.46%) Perl
5 21 (16.67%) Ruby
6 15 (11.90%) Bash Shell
7 14 (11.11%) PHP
8 13 (10.32%) VB.NET
9 12 (9.52%) C#
10 11 (8.73%) SQL
11 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.79%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (34.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (34.13%) CREST Certified
3 31 (24.60%) OSCP
4 28 (22.22%) Degree
5 23 (18.25%) SC Cleared
6 22 (17.46%) CHECK Team Leader
7 17 (13.49%) CISSP
7 17 (13.49%) DV Cleared
8 16 (12.70%) CEH
9 13 (10.32%) OSCE
10 11 (8.73%) CISA
11 9 (7.14%) GPEN
12 7 (5.56%) CGEIT
12 7 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
12 7 (5.56%) CISM
12 7 (5.56%) CRISC
13 4 (3.17%) SANS
14 3 (2.38%) GCIH
14 3 (2.38%) GIAC
14 3 (2.38%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) COBIT
1 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (4.76%) Solvency II
1 6 (4.76%) Val IT
2 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (34.92%) Nessus
2 34 (26.98%) Nmap
3 15 (11.90%) OpenVAS
4 4 (3.17%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 15 (11.90%) Qualys
2 2 (1.59%) ION Trading
3 1 (0.79%) Coverity
3 1 (0.79%) IBM
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