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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 851 831 870
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 15 44 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.042% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.045% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 15 39 15
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £47,500 £35,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £70,000 £44,000
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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 12 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 29 January 2015. 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 -8 13 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Leicestershire +23 4 £42,500 -32.00%
East Midlands +3 4 £42,500 -29.16%
London -10 4 £52,500 -30.00% 3
Leicester +23 2 £36,250 -42.00%
North West -7 2 £37,000 -38.33%
South East -21 2 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Manchester - 2 £37,000 -
Hampshire -30 1 £50,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £80,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £80,000 -
South West - 1 £80,000 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 30 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (60.53%) Information Security
3 14 (36.84%) OSCP
4 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
5 12 (31.58%) OSCE
6 10 (26.32%) Linux
7 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
8 7 (18.42%) Firewall
8 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
8 7 (18.42%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) CISSP
8 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Security Testing
9 6 (15.79%) OWASP
9 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (15.79%) CEH
9 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.79%) Windows
10 5 (13.16%) LAN
10 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) WAN
10 5 (13.16%) Retail
10 5 (13.16%) Nessus
10 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.16%) Degree
10 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
11 4 (10.53%) Metasploit
11 4 (10.53%) Project Management
12 3 (7.89%) Games

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
5 1 (2.63%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Games
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
1 1 (2.63%) CESG
1 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Debian
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (60.53%) Information Security
3 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
3 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (15.79%) Security Testing
4 6 (15.79%) OWASP
4 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Test Management
8 2 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.63%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) OSCP
2 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) OSCE
4 7 (18.42%) CISSP
4 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) CEH
6 5 (13.16%) Degree
7 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) GCIH
8 1 (2.63%) GWAPT
8 1 (2.63%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
2 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Nmap
2 1 (2.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Nessus
2 2 (5.26%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) Juniper
1 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
1 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
1 1 (2.63%) Coverity
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