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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 879 860 867
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 18 30 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.029% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 17
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £47,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 15 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 19 December 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 -12 17 £45,000 -25.00% 2
London +25 5 £55,000 -26.66% 2
East Midlands +22 4 £42,500 -30.61%
Leicestershire +19 4 £42,500 -35.84%
South East +13 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicester +27 2 £36,250 -45.28%
North West -8 2 £37,000 -38.33%
Manchester - 2 £37,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +8 1 - -
Staffordshire -1 1 - -
Leeds -9 1 £25,000 -
West Midlands -13 1 - -
West Yorkshire -18 1 £25,000 -
Hampshire -25 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire -28 1 £25,000 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 50 (81.97%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (44.26%) Information Security
3 22 (36.07%) OSCP
4 21 (34.43%) PCI DSS
5 20 (32.79%) Windows
6 19 (31.15%) Linux
7 17 (27.87%) OSCE
7 17 (27.87%) CEH
8 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
9 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (21.31%) CISSP
10 13 (21.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (19.67%) .NET
12 11 (18.03%) Firewall
13 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
13 10 (16.39%) Windows Phone
13 10 (16.39%) Android
13 10 (16.39%) Java
13 10 (16.39%) SQL
13 10 (16.39%) Security Testing
13 10 (16.39%) Finance
13 10 (16.39%) Retail
14 8 (13.11%) SaaS
14 8 (13.11%) Games
14 8 (13.11%) Banking
14 8 (13.11%) Test Management
14 8 (13.11%) Ethical Hacking
14 8 (13.11%) Debian
14 8 (13.11%) Ubuntu
14 8 (13.11%) Shell Script

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) VPN
3 5 (8.20%) LAN
3 5 (8.20%) WAN
4 4 (6.56%) Wireless
4 4 (6.56%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
1 10 (16.39%) Retail
2 8 (13.11%) Games
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) CESG
3 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Linux
3 10 (16.39%) Android
3 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
3 10 (16.39%) Windows Phone
4 8 (13.11%) CentOS
4 8 (13.11%) Debian
4 8 (13.11%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.56%) AIX
6 3 (4.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (81.97%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (44.26%) Information Security
3 13 (21.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (16.39%) Security Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Test Management
5 8 (13.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (11.48%) OWASP
7 6 (9.84%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.20%) Security Architecture
8 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.56%) Project Management
10 3 (4.92%) Information Management
10 3 (4.92%) SIEM
11 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
12 1 (1.64%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
12 1 (1.64%) Test Strategy
12 1 (1.64%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) Java
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
2 8 (13.11%) PHP
3 5 (8.20%) Python
3 5 (8.20%) Ruby
4 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
4 3 (4.92%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) OSCP
2 17 (27.87%) OSCE
2 17 (27.87%) CEH
3 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
4 13 (21.31%) CISSP
5 8 (13.11%) Degree
6 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) GPEN
8 3 (4.92%) GIAC
8 3 (4.92%) CISMP
9 1 (1.64%) GCIH
9 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) PCI DSS
2 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Nmap
2 1 (1.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Nessus
2 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) LogRhythm
2 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Juniper
3 1 (1.64%) Apple
3 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.64%) Coverity
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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