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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 863 873 843
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 20 34 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.031% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 19
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +10.00%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 17 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 22 May 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 +22 20 £47,500 -20.83% 2
London +49 9 £50,000 -25.92% 1
Manchester +18 4 £25,250 -24.62%
North West 0 4 £25,250 -24.62%
City of London - 3 £47,500 -
South East 0 2 £51,250 -21.15%
Birmingham -11 2 £50,000 +108.33%
West Midlands -17 2 £50,000 +119.78%
East of England - 2 £42,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £42,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -
Wiltshire -4 1 £40,000 +15.94%
Hampshire -5 1 £55,000 -15.38%
South West -10 1 £40,000 +15.94% 1
Reading - 1 £47,500 -
Swindon - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (67.57%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
3 17 (45.95%) Information Security
4 12 (32.43%) OWASP
5 10 (27.03%) OSCP
6 9 (24.32%) Nessus
7 8 (21.62%) Degree
7 8 (21.62%) Finance
7 8 (21.62%) Security Testing
8 7 (18.92%) OSCE
8 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
9 6 (16.22%) Open Source
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) Windows
9 6 (16.22%) Linux
9 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.51%) Banking
10 5 (13.51%) CEH
10 5 (13.51%) Nmap
10 5 (13.51%) CISSP
10 5 (13.51%) SaaS
10 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
10 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) Qualys
11 4 (10.81%) Test Management
11 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
11 4 (10.81%) CORE IMPACT
11 4 (10.81%) Metasploit
11 4 (10.81%) GPEN

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Games
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.22%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Physics
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Statistics
4 1 (2.70%) CESG
4 1 (2.70%) SCADA
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (45.95%) Information Security
3 12 (32.43%) OWASP
4 8 (21.62%) Security Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Test Management
5 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.41%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.41%) Analytics
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.70%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Security Management
8 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C++
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C
3 3 (8.11%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) OSCP
3 8 (21.62%) Degree
4 7 (18.92%) OSCE
5 5 (13.51%) CEH
5 5 (13.51%) CISSP
5 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) GPEN
7 1 (2.70%) GIAC
7 1 (2.70%) CISA
7 1 (2.70%) CGEIT
7 1 (2.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (8.11%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) COBIT
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
4 1 (2.70%) Val IT
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Nessus
2 5 (13.51%) Nmap
3 4 (10.81%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Qualys
2 2 (5.41%) Intel
3 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Juniper
3 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.70%) Sony
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago