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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 859 853 881
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 45 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.008% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 35 6 10
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +51.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £50,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,250 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +42.85%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 2014 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 21 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 September 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 -8 45 £50,000 -9.09% 5
London -20 16 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Manchester - 13 £75,000 -
North West - 13 £75,000 -
South East -8 6 £34,125 -31.75% 1
West Midlands - 4 £20,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £20,250 -
Leicester - 4 £62,500 -
Folkestone - 4 £31,250 -
Kent - 4 £31,250 -
Leicestershire - 4 £62,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £20,250 -
East Midlands - 4 £62,500 - 1
Berkshire -5 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Reading -7 2 £47,500 -5.00%
City of London +3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £24,000 -
East of England - 1 £24,000 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 55 (67.07%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (46.34%) PCI DSS
3 35 (42.68%) Security Testing
4 32 (39.02%) Windows
5 29 (35.37%) CISSP
5 29 (35.37%) .NET
5 29 (35.37%) Information Security
6 27 (32.93%) OSCP
6 27 (32.93%) CEH
7 23 (28.05%) PHP
7 23 (28.05%) Linux
8 21 (25.61%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (23.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 19 (23.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (23.17%) Firewall
10 18 (21.95%) Open Source
11 17 (20.73%) Java
12 15 (18.29%) Wireless
12 15 (18.29%) OSCE
12 15 (18.29%) Degree
13 14 (17.07%) CISMP
13 14 (17.07%) VoIP
13 14 (17.07%) GPEN
14 13 (15.85%) Python
14 13 (15.85%) SQL
14 13 (15.85%) Ruby
15 12 (14.63%) Apple iOS
15 12 (14.63%) Windows Phone
15 12 (14.63%) Android
15 12 (14.63%) Apache

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (14.63%) Apache
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) Firewall
2 15 (18.29%) Wireless
3 14 (17.07%) VoIP
4 10 (12.20%) VPN
5 4 (4.88%) LAN
5 4 (4.88%) WAN
5 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
6 3 (3.66%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) MySQL
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) AppScan
2 2 (2.44%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Retail
3 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Games
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.37%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Open Source
2 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.88%) AS400
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Windows
2 23 (28.05%) Linux
3 12 (14.63%) Apple iOS
3 12 (14.63%) Windows Phone
3 12 (14.63%) Android
4 8 (9.76%) Ubuntu
4 8 (9.76%) CentOS
4 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.76%) Debian
5 5 (6.10%) UNIX
6 4 (4.88%) AIX
6 4 (4.88%) Solaris
6 4 (4.88%) OS/390
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (67.07%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (42.68%) Security Testing
3 29 (35.37%) Information Security
4 21 (25.61%) Ethical Hacking
5 19 (23.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (10.98%) Information Management
7 8 (9.76%) Test Management
8 7 (8.54%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.32%) OWASP
10 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (4.88%) ITIL
11 4 (4.88%) Data Security
11 4 (4.88%) Project Management
12 3 (3.66%) SIEM
12 3 (3.66%) Security Architecture
13 2 (2.44%) Data Protection
13 2 (2.44%) Test Strategy
13 2 (2.44%) Cyber Security
13 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) PHP
2 17 (20.73%) Java
3 13 (15.85%) Python
3 13 (15.85%) SQL
3 13 (15.85%) Ruby
4 10 (12.20%) Objective-C
4 10 (12.20%) C
5 8 (9.76%) Bash Shell
5 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.22%) VB
7 1 (1.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (35.37%) CISSP
2 27 (32.93%) OSCP
2 27 (32.93%) CEH
3 15 (18.29%) OSCE
3 15 (18.29%) Degree
4 14 (17.07%) CISMP
4 14 (17.07%) GPEN
5 10 (12.20%) GIAC
6 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) GWAPT
7 4 (4.88%) GCIH
7 4 (4.88%) CISA
7 4 (4.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (46.34%) PCI DSS
2 19 (23.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.88%) COBIT
4 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Snort
2 4 (4.88%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Nessus
2 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.22%) Apple
4 1 (1.22%) HP
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago