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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 861 857 896
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 50 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.018% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 46 6 8
Average salary £50,000 £67,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.92% +33.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,625 £40,000 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +3.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 31 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -6 50 £50,000 -13.04% 2
North West - 15 £75,000 -
Manchester - 15 £75,000 -
South East - 10 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands -4 9 £62,500 -3.84%
Leicestershire - 9 £62,500 -
Leicester - 8 £62,500 -
West Midlands -2 7 £21,500 -57.00%
London -37 6 £50,000 -6.97%
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 6 £21,500 -
Folkestone - 4 £31,250 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £65,000 -
Kent - 4 £31,250 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £65,000 -
Reading - 2 £47,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £34,750 -
South West - 2 £34,750 -
Birmingham +6 1 £24,000 -52.00%
Swindon - 1 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £24,000 -
East of England - 1 £24,000 - 1

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (71.60%) Penetration Testing
2 47 (58.02%) PCI DSS
3 44 (54.32%) Security Testing
4 36 (44.44%) CISSP
5 35 (43.21%) .NET
5 35 (43.21%) CEH
6 31 (38.27%) Windows
7 30 (37.04%) PHP
7 30 (37.04%) OSCP
8 28 (34.57%) Ethical Hacking
9 25 (30.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (30.86%) Open Source
9 25 (30.86%) Java
9 25 (30.86%) Firewall
9 25 (30.86%) Wireless
10 24 (29.63%) VoIP
10 24 (29.63%) CISMP
11 23 (28.40%) GPEN
12 20 (24.69%) Information Security
13 19 (23.46%) Linux
14 18 (22.22%) GIAC
14 18 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (20.99%) Objective-C
15 17 (20.99%) VPN
15 17 (20.99%) C
16 16 (19.75%) Information Management
17 15 (18.52%) Degree
18 14 (17.28%) Apple iOS
18 14 (17.28%) Android
19 13 (16.05%) Ruby

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (16.05%) Apache
2 8 (9.88%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.86%) Firewall
1 25 (30.86%) Wireless
2 24 (29.63%) VoIP
3 17 (20.99%) VPN
4 5 (6.17%) Internet
4 5 (6.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) MySQL
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) AppScan
2 2 (2.47%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Retail
3 7 (8.64%) Banking
4 6 (7.41%) Games
5 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) XML
4 1 (1.23%) RESTful
4 1 (1.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.86%) Open Source
2 9 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.17%) AS400
4 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Social Media
5 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 19 (23.46%) Linux
3 14 (17.28%) Apple iOS
3 14 (17.28%) Android
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Phone
5 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 6 (7.41%) CentOS
6 6 (7.41%) UNIX
6 6 (7.41%) Debian
7 5 (6.17%) OS/390
7 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.17%) Solaris
8 4 (4.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (71.60%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (54.32%) Security Testing
3 28 (34.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 25 (30.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 20 (24.69%) Information Security
6 16 (19.75%) Information Management
7 6 (7.41%) Test Management
8 5 (6.17%) Data Security
8 5 (6.17%) ITIL
9 4 (4.94%) OWASP
9 4 (4.94%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (3.70%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.70%) SIEM
10 3 (3.70%) Web Development
11 2 (2.47%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (2.47%) Test Strategy
11 2 (2.47%) Cyber Security
11 2 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) PHP
2 25 (30.86%) Java
3 17 (20.99%) Objective-C
3 17 (20.99%) C
4 13 (16.05%) Ruby
4 13 (16.05%) SQL
4 13 (16.05%) Python
5 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) C#
8 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (44.44%) CISSP
2 35 (43.21%) CEH
3 30 (37.04%) OSCP
4 24 (29.63%) CISMP
5 23 (28.40%) GPEN
6 18 (22.22%) GIAC
7 15 (18.52%) Degree
8 11 (13.58%) OSCE
9 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
10 5 (6.17%) CISA
10 5 (6.17%) CISM
10 5 (6.17%) GWAPT
10 5 (6.17%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (58.02%) PCI DSS
2 18 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Snort
2 4 (4.94%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Nessus
2 2 (2.47%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.23%) HP
4 1 (1.23%) Apple
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco
4 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
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