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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 866 868 887
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 41 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.006% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 37 3 5
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +75.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £53,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £57,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +64.28%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 19 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 2 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 41 £50,000 -23.07% 1
North West - 13 £75,000 -
Manchester - 13 £75,000 -
London +4 12 £50,000 -35.48% 1
South East - 8 £42,250 -
Leicestershire - 6 £62,500 -
Leicester - 6 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 6 £62,500 -
Folkestone - 4 £31,250 -
Kent - 4 £31,250 -
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £65,000 -
Reading - 2 £47,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £47,500 -
West Midlands -2 1 - -
East of England - 1 £24,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £24,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 (70.51%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (53.85%) PCI DSS
3 36 (46.15%) Security Testing
4 32 (41.03%) CISSP
5 31 (39.74%) Windows
6 30 (38.46%) CEH
7 29 (37.18%) .NET
8 27 (34.62%) OSCP
9 25 (32.05%) PHP
10 24 (30.77%) Information Security
11 22 (28.21%) Firewall
11 22 (28.21%) Linux
11 22 (28.21%) Ethical Hacking
12 20 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 20 (25.64%) Open Source
13 19 (24.36%) Java
13 19 (24.36%) Wireless
14 18 (23.08%) VoIP
14 18 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (23.08%) CISMP
15 16 (20.51%) GPEN
16 14 (17.95%) OSCE
17 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
17 13 (16.67%) Android
17 13 (16.67%) Ruby
17 13 (16.67%) Degree
17 13 (16.67%) Python
18 12 (15.38%) VPN
18 12 (15.38%) C
18 12 (15.38%) SQL

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (15.38%) Apache
2 8 (10.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) Firewall
2 19 (24.36%) Wireless
3 18 (23.08%) VoIP
4 12 (15.38%) VPN
5 4 (5.13%) Internet
6 3 (3.85%) LAN
6 3 (3.85%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.85%) WAN
6 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) AppScan
2 1 (1.28%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Retail
3 8 (10.26%) Games
3 8 (10.26%) Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.18%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Open Source
2 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.13%) AS400
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) Linux
3 13 (16.67%) Android
3 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Phone
5 8 (10.26%) CentOS
5 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (10.26%) Debian
5 8 (10.26%) Ubuntu
6 5 (6.41%) UNIX
7 4 (5.13%) OS/390
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.13%) AIX
7 4 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (70.51%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (46.15%) Security Testing
3 24 (30.77%) Information Security
4 22 (28.21%) Ethical Hacking
5 20 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (14.10%) Information Management
7 8 (10.26%) Test Management
8 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.41%) OWASP
10 4 (5.13%) Data Security
10 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.13%) ITIL
11 3 (3.85%) Project Management
11 3 (3.85%) SIEM
11 3 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
12 2 (2.56%) Cyber Security
12 2 (2.56%) Test Strategy
12 2 (2.56%) Security Architecture
12 2 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
12 2 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) PHP
2 19 (24.36%) Java
3 13 (16.67%) Ruby
3 13 (16.67%) Python
4 12 (15.38%) C
4 12 (15.38%) SQL
4 12 (15.38%) Objective-C
5 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) CISSP
2 30 (38.46%) CEH
3 27 (34.62%) OSCP
4 18 (23.08%) CISMP
5 16 (20.51%) GPEN
6 14 (17.95%) OSCE
7 13 (16.67%) Degree
8 12 (15.38%) GIAC
9 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 4 (5.13%) GWAPT
10 4 (5.13%) GCIH
10 4 (5.13%) CISA
10 4 (5.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (53.85%) PCI DSS
2 18 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Snort
2 3 (3.85%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Nessus
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco
4 1 (1.28%) HP
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