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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
UK
Rank 831 851 893
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 20 67 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.068% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.070% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 16 52 48
Median salary £47,250 £51,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.80% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £95,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +4.34%

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 21 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 23 January 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 +35 17 £48,500 -7.61% 4
South East +53 4 £75,000 +15.38%
London +27 4 £68,750 +37.50% 1
South West +16 4 £47,000 +104.34% 3
Leeds +30 3 - -
West Yorkshire +26 3 - -
Oxfordshire +24 3 £74,250 -
Yorkshire +23 3 - -
Scotland +21 3 £37,500 -
Bristol +8 3 £47,000 +104.34% 3
Edinburgh - 3 £37,500 -
Banbury - 2 £74,250 -
Reading +33 1 £75,000 +7.14%
Berkshire +27 1 £75,000 +15.38%
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £40,000 -
Oxford - 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 23 January 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 69 (73.40%) Penetration Testing
2 58 (61.70%) Java
3 50 (53.19%) Windows
4 49 (52.13%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (46.81%) C++
6 42 (44.68%) Ethical Hacking
7 41 (43.62%) C
8 40 (42.55%) Security Testing
9 36 (38.30%) Nessus
9 36 (38.30%) Information Security
10 33 (35.11%) Python
10 33 (35.11%) Security Cleared
11 32 (34.04%) CREST Certified
12 31 (32.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 29 (30.85%) Nmap
14 28 (29.79%) Telecoms
15 24 (25.53%) Linux
16 23 (24.47%) OSCP
17 22 (23.40%) Metasploit
17 22 (23.40%) Computer Science
18 20 (21.28%) SC Cleared
19 18 (19.15%) OWASP
19 18 (19.15%) Ruby
19 18 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (19.15%) Perl
19 18 (19.15%) CHECK Team Leader
20 15 (15.96%) C#
20 15 (15.96%) TCP/IP
20 15 (15.96%) Degree
20 15 (15.96%) Open Source

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 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.96%) TCP/IP
2 12 (12.77%) Broadband
2 12 (12.77%) LTE
3 9 (9.57%) Network Security
3 9 (9.57%) SMTP
4 8 (8.51%) Firewall
4 8 (8.51%) Wireless
5 7 (7.45%) HTTP
6 6 (6.38%) Internet
7 3 (3.19%) VoIP
7 3 (3.19%) VPN
7 3 (3.19%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.06%) Wideband
8 1 (1.06%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 22 (23.40%) Metasploit
2 11 (11.70%) Burp Suite
3 9 (9.57%) Cucumber
3 9 (9.57%) Eclipse
3 9 (9.57%) JUnit
3 9 (9.57%) Mockito
4 7 (7.45%) Selenium
5 3 (3.19%) JIRA
6 1 (1.06%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (29.79%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.83%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Electronics
4 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) .NET
2 9 (9.57%) Gherkin
3 8 (8.51%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.26%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.57%) CESG
2 9 (9.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.57%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) iPad
5 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Blog
5 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.19%) Windows
2 24 (25.53%) Linux
3 13 (13.83%) VxWorks
4 12 (12.77%) Unix
5 6 (6.38%) Kali Linux
6 3 (3.19%) Solaris
7 1 (1.06%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (73.40%) Penetration Testing
2 49 (52.13%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (44.68%) Ethical Hacking
4 40 (42.55%) Security Testing
5 36 (38.30%) Information Security
6 31 (32.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (19.15%) OWASP
8 15 (15.96%) Open Source
9 13 (13.83%) Source Code Analysis
10 12 (12.77%) Static Code Analysis
10 12 (12.77%) Threat Modelling
11 11 (11.70%) Remediation Plan
11 11 (11.70%) Social Engineering
12 10 (10.64%) Project Management
12 10 (10.64%) Scrum
12 10 (10.64%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (9.57%) OO
13 9 (9.57%) OOP
13 9 (9.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (61.70%) Java
2 44 (46.81%) C++
3 41 (43.62%) C
4 33 (35.11%) Python
5 18 (19.15%) Perl
5 18 (19.15%) Ruby
6 15 (15.96%) C#
7 13 (13.83%) Bash Shell
8 12 (12.77%) PHP
9 11 (11.70%) VB.NET
10 9 (9.57%) SQL
11 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
12 3 (3.19%) VB
13 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (35.11%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.04%) CREST Certified
3 23 (24.47%) OSCP
4 20 (21.28%) SC Cleared
5 18 (19.15%) CHECK Team Leader
6 15 (15.96%) Degree
7 14 (14.89%) CEH
7 14 (14.89%) DV Cleared
8 13 (13.83%) OSCE
9 6 (6.38%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (4.26%) CISA
10 4 (4.26%) CISSP
10 4 (4.26%) GPEN
11 3 (3.19%) CISM
11 3 (3.19%) GCIH
11 3 (3.19%) GWAPT
12 2 (2.13%) CISMP
12 2 (2.13%) GIAC
13 1 (1.06%) Cyber Scheme
13 1 (1.06%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 36 (38.30%) Nessus
2 29 (30.85%) Nmap
3 13 (13.83%) OpenVAS
4 4 (4.26%) Core Impact
5 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.06%) Nagios
6 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Qualys
2 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.06%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.06%) Coverity
3 1 (1.06%) IBM
3 1 (1.06%) New Relic
3 1 (1.06%) Splunk
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