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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 853 956 913
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 65 19 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.017% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.018% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 46 17 70
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £47,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -20.83%

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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 29 July 2016 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 25 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 29 July 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 +79 62 £42,500 -5.55% 16
South East - 28 £42,500 - 6
London +70 17 £46,500 +6.28% 1
Surrey - 11 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 9 £42,500 - 1
Reading - 9 £42,500 - 1
Chertsey - 8 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £78,750 - 2
East of England +41 7 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Norfolk - 7 £31,500 - 1
Banbury - 5 £85,000 -
Norwich - 5 £31,500 -
North West +13 3 £70,000 +164.15% 2
Manchester +3 3 £70,000 +164.15% 1
West Midlands -8 2 - - 2
Nuneaton - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +32 1 £80,000 +100.00% 1
West Yorkshire +22 1 £80,000 - 1
South West +7 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £72,500 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £80,000 - 1

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 81 (67.50%) Penetration Testing
2 58 (48.33%) Information Security
3 53 (44.17%) Security Testing
4 38 (31.67%) CREST Certified
4 38 (31.67%) Java
5 35 (29.17%) CISSP
6 34 (28.33%) Windows
7 32 (26.67%) Degree
7 32 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 28 (23.33%) CEH
8 28 (23.33%) OWASP
9 27 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (22.50%) Mobile App
10 26 (21.67%) Nessus
10 26 (21.67%) Finance
10 26 (21.67%) TCP/IP
11 24 (20.00%) Linux
11 24 (20.00%) OSCP
11 24 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
12 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
13 21 (17.50%) Wireless
14 20 (16.67%) C
15 19 (15.83%) CISM
15 19 (15.83%) Metasploit
16 18 (15.00%) Telecoms
17 17 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 17 (14.17%) HTML
18 16 (13.33%) C++
18 16 (13.33%) CISA
19 15 (12.50%) Nmap

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 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.67%) Apache
2 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.67%) TCP/IP
2 21 (17.50%) Wireless
3 11 (9.17%) Firewall
4 9 (7.50%) SMTP
5 7 (5.83%) Internet
6 6 (5.00%) Wireless Security
7 5 (4.17%) HTTP
8 4 (3.33%) LAN
8 4 (3.33%) Network Security
8 4 (3.33%) WAN
9 3 (2.50%) Bluetooth
9 3 (2.50%) Broadband
9 3 (2.50%) LTE
9 3 (2.50%) VoIP
10 2 (1.67%) DAB
10 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.67%) NFC
10 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.67%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (15.83%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.50%) Burp Suite
2 9 (7.50%) Cucumber
2 9 (7.50%) Eclipse
2 9 (7.50%) JUnit
2 9 (7.50%) Mockito
3 6 (5.00%) AppScan
4 3 (2.50%) Paros
5 1 (0.83%) GCC
General
1 26 (21.67%) Finance
2 18 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Automotive
4 2 (1.67%) Electronics
4 2 (1.67%) Military
4 2 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) HTML
2 13 (10.83%) .NET
3 10 (8.33%) HTML5
4 9 (7.50%) Gherkin
5 7 (5.83%) Web Services
6 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.50%) J2EE
6 3 (2.50%) JNI
6 3 (2.50%) JSON
6 3 (2.50%) Middleware
6 3 (2.50%) RESTful
6 3 (2.50%) XML
7 2 (1.67%) JSP
8 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.33%) CESG
7 4 (3.33%) iPad
8 3 (2.50%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.67%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.33%) Windows
2 24 (20.00%) Linux
3 11 (9.17%) Android
3 11 (9.17%) Apple iOS
3 11 (9.17%) Kali Linux
4 8 (6.67%) Unix
5 4 (3.33%) VxWorks
6 3 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (67.50%) Penetration Testing
2 58 (48.33%) Information Security
3 53 (44.17%) Security Testing
4 32 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 28 (23.33%) OWASP
6 27 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (12.50%) Internal Audit
9 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.83%) ITIL
11 12 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.33%) Scrum
13 9 (7.50%) BDD
13 9 (7.50%) Change Control
13 9 (7.50%) OO
13 9 (7.50%) OOP
13 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 9 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.67%) Java
2 20 (16.67%) C
3 16 (13.33%) C++
4 13 (10.83%) Python
5 12 (10.00%) SQL
6 11 (9.17%) Ruby
7 7 (5.83%) Perl
8 6 (5.00%) C#
9 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.17%) PHP
10 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.50%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.50%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 38 (31.67%) CREST Certified
2 35 (29.17%) CISSP
3 32 (26.67%) Degree
4 28 (23.33%) CEH
5 24 (20.00%) OSCP
6 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
7 19 (15.83%) CISM
8 16 (13.33%) CISA
9 14 (11.67%) CGEIT
9 14 (11.67%) CRISC
10 10 (8.33%) SC Cleared
11 9 (7.50%) CHECK Team Leader
12 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
13 7 (5.83%) GPEN
14 6 (5.00%) GIAC
14 6 (5.00%) OSCE
14 6 (5.00%) SANS
15 5 (4.17%) Tigerscheme
16 4 (3.33%) CHECK Team Member
16 4 (3.33%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.83%) COBIT
2 13 (10.83%) Val IT
3 12 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (7.50%) Solvency II
5 6 (5.00%) QA
6 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (21.67%) Nessus
2 15 (12.50%) Nmap
3 8 (6.67%) HP Fortify
4 7 (5.83%) OpenVAS
5 4 (3.33%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.83%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 8 (6.67%) Qualys
2 5 (4.17%) Coverity
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.67%) hybris
4 2 (1.67%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle
4 2 (1.67%) QNX
5 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco
5 1 (0.83%) HP
North West
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Metaskil Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Norfolk
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £22500.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago