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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Tester
Rank 890 869 872
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 14 40 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.035% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.037% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 11 36 3
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,375 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +8.69%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 13 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 4 September 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 -17 14 £40,000 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -1 4 £57,500 -
Manchester -7 4 £26,500 -64.66%
North West -16 4 £26,500 -64.66%
Birmingham - 4 £57,500 -
Leicestershire +10 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Leicester +2 2 £28,785 -53.94%
East of England 0 2 - -
East Midlands -6 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (54.84%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) OSCP
3 10 (32.26%) Open Source
3 10 (32.26%) Information Security
4 9 (29.03%) Nessus
4 9 (29.03%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) Degree
4 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
5 8 (25.81%) OSCE
6 7 (22.58%) Nmap
6 7 (22.58%) Qualys
6 7 (22.58%) CISSP
7 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
7 6 (19.35%) GPEN
8 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
8 5 (16.13%) Security Architecture
8 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 4 (12.90%) Java
9 4 (12.90%) CEH
9 4 (12.90%) OWASP
9 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
10 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
10 3 (9.68%) Firewall
10 3 (9.68%) Security Management
10 3 (9.68%) GIAC
10 3 (9.68%) C
10 3 (9.68%) C++

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.45%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Xbox
4 1 (3.23%) DTV
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Physics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (32.26%) Information Security
2 10 (32.26%) Open Source
3 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (16.13%) Security Architecture
6 4 (12.90%) OWASP
7 3 (9.68%) Security Management
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.45%) Web Development
8 2 (6.45%) Information Management
9 1 (3.23%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.23%) Test Management
9 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.23%) ITIL
9 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C
3 3 (9.68%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) OSCP
2 9 (29.03%) Degree
3 8 (25.81%) OSCE
4 7 (22.58%) CISSP
5 6 (19.35%) GPEN
6 4 (12.90%) CEH
7 3 (9.68%) GIAC
8 2 (6.45%) GCIH
8 2 (6.45%) CISA
8 2 (6.45%) GWAPT
9 1 (3.23%) CGEIT
9 1 (3.23%) CRISC
9 1 (3.23%) CISM
9 1 (3.23%) CISMP
9 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) COBIT
3 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
3 1 (3.23%) Val IT
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Nessus
2 7 (22.58%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Qualys
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Intel
2 1 (3.23%) Sony
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday