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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 875 929 957
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 51 29 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.028% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 37
Median salary £62,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £51,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -22.72%

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
94959 103109 113376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79822 84547 92802
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 30 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 25 May 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 +46 51 £62,500 +31.57% 14
South East +29 16 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Surrey - 11 £42,500 - 1
London -2 10 £75,000 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire +10 6 £70,000 +40.00% 1
East of England +34 5 £30,000 -29.41% 1
North West +17 5 £46,250 +92.70% 1
Manchester +8 5 £46,250 +92.70% 1
Chertsey - 5 - -
Norfolk - 5 £30,000 -
South West +14 4 £68,750 +71.87% 2
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +1 3 £80,000 +60.00% 1
West Midlands -20 3 £65,000 +30.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 -
Leeds +7 2 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Cheltenham - 2 £53,750 - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £70,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £53,750 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Reading +18 1 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Berkshire +12 1 £75,000 +53.84% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Nuneaton - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -
Norwich - 1 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (76.27%) Penetration Testing
2 68 (57.63%) Information Security
3 56 (47.46%) Security Testing
4 54 (45.76%) Windows
5 38 (32.20%) TCP/IP
6 36 (30.51%) Linux
6 36 (30.51%) CREST Certified
7 34 (28.81%) CEH
8 31 (26.27%) OWASP
9 29 (24.58%) Mobile App
9 29 (24.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 28 (23.73%) Java
11 27 (22.88%) Wireless
11 27 (22.88%) Nessus
11 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
12 26 (22.03%) OSCP
12 26 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 25 (21.19%) Degree
14 24 (20.34%) Finance
14 24 (20.34%) C
15 22 (18.64%) CISSP
16 21 (17.80%) SQL
16 21 (17.80%) Python
17 20 (16.95%) C++
17 20 (16.95%) Firewall
17 20 (16.95%) QA
18 19 (16.10%) Nmap
19 18 (15.25%) Ethical Hacking
19 18 (15.25%) Reverse Engineering
20 17 (14.41%) Telecoms

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 (0.85%) Apache
1 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.20%) TCP/IP
2 27 (22.88%) Wireless
3 20 (16.95%) Firewall
4 14 (11.86%) Network Security
5 13 (11.02%) LAN
5 13 (11.02%) WAN
6 8 (6.78%) Wireless Security
7 5 (4.24%) HTTP
8 4 (3.39%) Internet
9 3 (2.54%) VoIP
10 2 (1.69%) Bluetooth
10 2 (1.69%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.85%) DAB
11 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.85%) NFC
11 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Metasploit
2 8 (6.78%) Burp Suite
3 6 (5.08%) AppScan
4 3 (2.54%) Paros
5 1 (0.85%) GCC
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 17 (14.41%) Telecoms
3 15 (12.71%) Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Law
4 4 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.39%) Publishing
5 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.54%) Games
5 3 (2.54%) Retail
6 2 (1.69%) Electronics
6 2 (1.69%) Military
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) Web Services
2 12 (10.17%) HTML
3 11 (9.32%) .NET
4 6 (5.08%) HTML5
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.85%) JSON
5 1 (0.85%) JSP
5 1 (0.85%) RESTful
5 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.58%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.32%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.24%) CESG
4 5 (4.24%) iPad
5 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.76%) Windows
2 36 (30.51%) Linux
3 17 (14.41%) Unix
4 13 (11.02%) Android
4 13 (11.02%) Apple iOS
5 12 (10.17%) Solaris
6 9 (7.63%) Kali Linux
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.85%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (76.27%) Penetration Testing
2 68 (57.63%) Information Security
3 56 (47.46%) Security Testing
4 31 (26.27%) OWASP
5 29 (24.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (15.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (15.25%) Reverse Engineering
7 16 (13.56%) Security Management
7 16 (13.56%) Social Engineering
8 14 (11.86%) Risk Management
8 14 (11.86%) Security Architecture
8 14 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (9.32%) Compliance Audit
10 11 (9.32%) Network Design
10 11 (9.32%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (9.32%) SDLC
10 11 (9.32%) Server Hardening
10 11 (9.32%) Software Audit
10 11 (9.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.73%) Java
2 24 (20.34%) C
3 21 (17.80%) Python
3 21 (17.80%) SQL
4 20 (16.95%) C++
5 6 (5.08%) Perl
6 5 (4.24%) C#
6 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.24%) PHP
7 4 (3.39%) Ruby
8 2 (1.69%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (30.51%) CREST Certified
2 34 (28.81%) CEH
3 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
4 26 (22.03%) OSCP
5 25 (21.19%) Degree
6 22 (18.64%) CISSP
7 14 (11.86%) CISM
8 12 (10.17%) DV Cleared
8 12 (10.17%) GIAC
9 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
10 9 (7.63%) CISA
10 9 (7.63%) OSCE
10 9 (7.63%) Tigerscheme
11 8 (6.78%) CHECK Team Member
12 7 (5.93%) CGEIT
12 7 (5.93%) CRISC
13 5 (4.24%) CHECK Team Leader
14 4 (3.39%) GWAPT
15 2 (1.69%) GPEN
15 2 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (16.95%) QA
3 14 (11.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (6.78%) PCI DSS
5 7 (5.93%) COBIT
5 7 (5.93%) Val IT
6 6 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (2.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Firmware
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (22.88%) Nessus
2 19 (16.10%) Nmap
3 12 (10.17%) OpenVAS
4 8 (6.78%) HP Fortify
5 4 (3.39%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.85%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Qualys
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.17%) Coverity
4 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco
4 1 (0.85%) HP
4 1 (0.85%) hybris
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle
4 1 (0.85%) QNX
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Leeds
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Birmingham
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