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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Tester
Rank 870 955 951
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 66 20 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.018% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.019% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 42 19 41
Median salary £47,750 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,250 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -29.16%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 30 June 2016 within the UK.

Security Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Tester
Top 30 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 30 June 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 +86 65 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South East +60 26 £42,500 -17.07% 3
London +39 16 £72,500 +48.71% 3
Surrey - 13 £42,500 -
Chertsey - 7 - -
Oxfordshire - 7 £85,000 - 2
East of England +32 6 £31,500 -25.88%
North West +25 6 £62,500 +135.84%
Reading +20 6 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Manchester +13 6 £62,500 +135.84%
Berkshire +11 6 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Norfolk - 6 £31,500 -
Norwich - 5 £31,500 -
Yorkshire +29 4 £80,000 +100.00%
West Midlands -12 4 £65,000 +30.00%
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Banbury - 3 £85,000 - 2
South Yorkshire +22 2 - -
Sheffield +18 2 - -
Nuneaton - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £80,000 -
South West +17 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Cheltenham -7 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Nottingham - 1 £70,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 84 (71.19%) Penetration Testing
2 62 (52.54%) Information Security
3 52 (44.07%) Security Testing
4 42 (35.59%) Windows
5 36 (30.51%) Java
6 35 (29.66%) CREST Certified
7 31 (26.27%) TCP/IP
7 31 (26.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 29 (24.58%) Degree
8 29 (24.58%) OWASP
9 28 (23.73%) CEH
9 28 (23.73%) CISSP
10 27 (22.88%) Wireless
10 27 (22.88%) Mobile App
11 26 (22.03%) Nessus
11 26 (22.03%) Linux
12 24 (20.34%) Finance
12 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
13 23 (19.49%) C
14 21 (17.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 21 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (16.95%) OSCP
15 20 (16.95%) Ethical Hacking
16 19 (16.10%) C++
17 18 (15.25%) Python
17 18 (15.25%) Nmap
17 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
18 17 (14.41%) Reverse Engineering
19 16 (13.56%) Metasploit
19 16 (13.56%) CISM

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 (2.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.69%) Apache
2 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.27%) TCP/IP
2 27 (22.88%) Wireless
3 14 (11.86%) Firewall
4 9 (7.63%) Network Security
5 8 (6.78%) Wireless Security
6 7 (5.93%) LAN
6 7 (5.93%) WAN
7 5 (4.24%) HTTP
7 5 (4.24%) Internet
7 5 (4.24%) SMTP
8 3 (2.54%) Bluetooth
8 3 (2.54%) VoIP
9 2 (1.69%) Broadband
9 2 (1.69%) DAB
9 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.69%) LTE
9 2 (1.69%) NFC
9 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.69%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.56%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.63%) Burp Suite
3 6 (5.08%) AppScan
4 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.24%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.24%) JUnit
4 5 (4.24%) Mockito
5 3 (2.54%) Paros
6 1 (0.85%) GCC
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.93%) Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Publishing
5 2 (1.69%) Automotive
5 2 (1.69%) Electronics
5 2 (1.69%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) HTML
2 12 (10.17%) .NET
3 11 (9.32%) Web Services
4 8 (6.78%) HTML5
5 5 (4.24%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.54%) J2EE
6 3 (2.54%) JNI
6 3 (2.54%) Middleware
7 2 (1.69%) JSP
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.85%) JSON
8 1 (0.85%) RESTful
8 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.88%) Mobile App
2 15 (12.71%) Virtual Team
3 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (5.93%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.24%) iPad
7 4 (3.39%) CESG
8 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.69%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.69%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.59%) Windows
2 26 (22.03%) Linux
3 13 (11.02%) Android
3 13 (11.02%) Apple iOS
4 12 (10.17%) Unix
5 9 (7.63%) Kali Linux
6 6 (5.08%) Solaris
7 3 (2.54%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.85%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (71.19%) Penetration Testing
2 62 (52.54%) Information Security
3 52 (44.07%) Security Testing
4 31 (26.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 29 (24.58%) OWASP
6 21 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (16.95%) Ethical Hacking
8 17 (14.41%) Reverse Engineering
9 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (10.17%) Internal Audit
10 12 (10.17%) ITIL
11 11 (9.32%) Security Management
11 11 (9.32%) Social Engineering
12 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.63%) Security Architecture
14 8 (6.78%) Change Control
14 8 (6.78%) Open Source
14 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 8 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (5.93%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.51%) Java
2 23 (19.49%) C
3 19 (16.10%) C++
4 18 (15.25%) Python
5 13 (11.02%) SQL
6 9 (7.63%) Ruby
7 6 (5.08%) C#
7 6 (5.08%) Perl
8 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.24%) PHP
9 3 (2.54%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.54%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.69%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (29.66%) CREST Certified
2 29 (24.58%) Degree
3 28 (23.73%) CEH
3 28 (23.73%) CISSP
4 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
5 20 (16.95%) OSCP
6 16 (13.56%) CISM
7 14 (11.86%) CISA
8 12 (10.17%) CGEIT
8 12 (10.17%) CRISC
8 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
9 10 (8.47%) DV Cleared
10 8 (6.78%) CHECK Team Leader
10 8 (6.78%) GIAC
11 5 (4.24%) OSCE
11 5 (4.24%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (3.39%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (3.39%) GWAPT
12 4 (3.39%) SANS
13 3 (2.54%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.17%) COBIT
2 12 (10.17%) Val IT
3 11 (9.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (8.47%) QA
5 9 (7.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (6.78%) Solvency II
7 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (22.03%) Nessus
2 18 (15.25%) Nmap
3 9 (7.63%) OpenVAS
4 8 (6.78%) HP Fortify
5 4 (3.39%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.85%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 11 (9.32%) Qualys
2 8 (6.78%) Coverity
3 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.69%) hybris
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) QNX
5 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) HP
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