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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
UK
Rank 840 882 901
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 22 70 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.068% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.071% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 21 55 45
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £95,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £81,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-50.76% +41.30%

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 16 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +27 15 £47,000 -18.26% 3
Scotland +26 7 £37,500 -
South West - 7 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 7 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 4 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £40,000 -
South East +70 3 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Berkshire +47 3 £55,000 +4.76% 1
London +33 3 £82,500 +65.00%
Bristol - 3 £47,000 -
Reading - 2 £55,000 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £57,500 -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 62 (72.09%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (62.79%) Java
3 50 (58.14%) Windows
4 45 (52.33%) C++
5 44 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (48.84%) C
7 39 (45.35%) Security Testing
8 37 (43.02%) Python
9 36 (41.86%) Nessus
10 35 (40.70%) Ethical Hacking
11 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
12 29 (33.72%) Nmap
12 29 (33.72%) Information Security
13 28 (32.56%) Telecoms
14 27 (31.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 25 (29.07%) CREST Certified
16 22 (25.58%) Metasploit
17 21 (24.42%) Linux
18 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
19 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
19 19 (22.09%) Computer Science
20 18 (20.93%) Ruby
20 18 (20.93%) Perl
21 17 (19.77%) CHECK Team Leader
22 16 (18.60%) OWASP
23 15 (17.44%) Open Source
23 15 (17.44%) OSCP
24 14 (16.28%) DV Cleared
24 14 (16.28%) CEH
24 14 (16.28%) Finance

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 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.95%) Broadband
2 12 (13.95%) Firewall
2 12 (13.95%) LTE
3 10 (11.63%) Wireless
4 8 (9.30%) HTTP
5 6 (6.98%) SMTP
6 5 (5.81%) Internet
6 5 (5.81%) Network Security
7 3 (3.49%) VoIP
7 3 (3.49%) VPN
7 3 (3.49%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.16%) Wideband
8 1 (1.16%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Metasploit
2 8 (9.30%) Burp Suite
3 6 (6.98%) Selenium
4 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.81%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.81%) JUnit
4 5 (5.81%) Mockito
5 4 (4.65%) JIRA
6 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (32.56%) Telecoms
2 14 (16.28%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 3 (3.49%) Electronics
4 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.16%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.65%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.81%) CESG
3 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.65%) iPad
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Blog
6 1 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.14%) Windows
2 21 (24.42%) Linux
3 13 (15.12%) VxWorks
4 8 (9.30%) Solaris
4 8 (9.30%) Unix
5 6 (6.98%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.16%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (72.09%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (45.35%) Security Testing
4 35 (40.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 29 (33.72%) Information Security
6 27 (31.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (18.60%) OWASP
8 15 (17.44%) Open Source
9 13 (15.12%) Source Code Analysis
10 12 (13.95%) Static Code Analysis
11 10 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (9.30%) Social Engineering
12 8 (9.30%) Threat Modelling
13 7 (8.14%) Project Management
13 7 (8.14%) Remediation Plan
14 6 (6.98%) Scrum
14 6 (6.98%) Security Management
14 6 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
15 5 (5.81%) BDD
15 5 (5.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 54 (62.79%) Java
2 45 (52.33%) C++
3 42 (48.84%) C
4 37 (43.02%) Python
5 18 (20.93%) Perl
5 18 (20.93%) Ruby
6 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
7 11 (12.79%) C#
8 8 (9.30%) PHP
9 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.14%) VB
9 7 (8.14%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.49%) SQL
11 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 25 (29.07%) CREST Certified
3 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
4 17 (19.77%) CHECK Team Leader
5 15 (17.44%) OSCP
6 14 (16.28%) CEH
6 14 (16.28%) DV Cleared
7 13 (15.12%) Degree
8 9 (10.47%) CHECK Team Member
9 6 (6.98%) OSCE
10 4 (4.65%) CISA
10 4 (4.65%) CISSP
10 4 (4.65%) GPEN
11 3 (3.49%) CISM
11 3 (3.49%) GCIH
11 3 (3.49%) GWAPT
12 2 (2.33%) CISMP
12 2 (2.33%) GIAC
13 1 (1.16%) Cyber Scheme
13 1 (1.16%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (41.86%) Nessus
2 29 (33.72%) Nmap
3 13 (15.12%) OpenVAS
4 4 (4.65%) Core Impact
5 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.16%) Nagios
6 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Qualys
2 7 (8.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.16%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.16%) Coverity
4 1 (1.16%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) New Relic
4 1 (1.16%) Splunk
4 1 (1.16%) VMware
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago