The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 589 648 697
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +49
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 371 351 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 265 219 249
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90249 96307 103353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.63% 85.97% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75115 77827 83349
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK.

Security Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Security Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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 +40 359 £57,500 +4.54% 45
London +15 154 £65,000 +8.33% 22
South East +65 78 £52,500 -4.54% 6
Surrey +20 37 £68,750 +37.50% 3
West Midlands 0 37 £53,750 -10.41% 4
Yorkshire +10 31 £43,750 -2.77% 3
Birmingham -8 26 £50,000 -9.09% 1
City of London +23 24 £60,000 -7.69% 2
North West +8 24 £60,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire +32 20 £53,750 +4.87% 1
West Yorkshire +15 19 £33,500 -25.55% 3
Leeds +2 19 £33,500 -25.55% 3
Manchester 0 16 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Guildford +12 14 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire +6 13 £45,000 -18.18%
East of England +17 12 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 11 £50,000 +66.66% 1
South West -7 10 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Scotland -18 9 £55,000 +34.96% 1
Cambridge +7 8 £50,000 +61.29% 1
Edinburgh -10 8 £55,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +20 7 £60,000 +118.18%
Leatherhead +24 6 £72,500 +45.00%
Coventry - 6 £52,500 - 2
York -6 5 £35,000 +27.27%
North Yorkshire -9 5 £35,000 +27.27%
Sheffield +17 4 £56,250 +104.54%
Bristol +4 4 £53,750 +144.31%
West Sussex - 4 £37,500 - 1
Winchester - 4 £41,500 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 303 (41.51%) Information Security
2 223 (30.55%) Penetration Testing
3 173 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (23.15%) Finance
5 161 (22.05%) Windows
6 139 (19.04%) Java
7 136 (18.63%) Management Information System
8 132 (18.08%) CISSP
9 127 (17.40%) Cybersecurity
10 119 (16.30%) C#
11 117 (16.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 114 (15.62%) SDLC
13 112 (15.34%) Degree
14 110 (15.07%) Firewall
15 108 (14.79%) QA
16 104 (14.25%) SQL
17 100 (13.70%) Risk Management
18 99 (13.56%) OWASP
19 98 (13.42%) Linux
20 97 (13.29%) Security Cleared
21 94 (12.88%) Microsoft
21 94 (12.88%) TCP/IP
22 91 (12.47%) Selenium
23 89 (12.19%) ISEB
23 89 (12.19%) CISM
23 89 (12.19%) CREST Certified
24 84 (11.51%) .NET
25 81 (11.10%) Network Security
26 77 (10.55%) Software Testing
27 75 (10.27%) Performance Testing

Security Testing
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 38 (5.21%) IIS
2 19 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.96%) Jetty
6 4 (0.55%) Apache
6 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.27%) CMS
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) nginx
9 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.33%) SaaS
2 14 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.82%) Office 365
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 110 (15.07%) Firewall
2 94 (12.88%) TCP/IP
3 81 (11.10%) Network Security
4 60 (8.22%) Wireless
5 52 (7.12%) HTTP
6 39 (5.34%) DNS
7 38 (5.21%) WAN
8 35 (4.79%) Internet
9 31 (4.25%) LAN
10 30 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (2.47%) SAN
12 15 (2.05%) HTTPS
12 15 (2.05%) VPN
13 11 (1.51%) IPsec
13 11 (1.51%) SSL
13 11 (1.51%) Wireshark
14 9 (1.23%) Wireless Security
15 8 (1.10%) SMTP
16 7 (0.96%) FTP
16 7 (0.96%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.25%) Relational Database
2 25 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.33%) Big Data
4 15 (2.05%) RDBMS
5 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.37%) MySQL
8 7 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.68%) GIS
11 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.55%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
13 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 91 (12.47%) Selenium
2 61 (8.36%) Metasploit
3 55 (7.53%) Burp Suite
4 52 (7.12%) Cucumber
5 49 (6.71%) JIRA
6 41 (5.62%) WebDriver
7 39 (5.34%) JMeter
7 39 (5.34%) Visual Studio
8 29 (3.97%) Appium
8 29 (3.97%) Jenkins
9 26 (3.56%) Git (software)
9 26 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (3.15%) SoapUI
11 22 (3.01%) sqlmap
12 19 (2.60%) AppScan
12 19 (2.60%) LoadRunner
13 16 (2.19%) Paros
14 15 (2.05%) WATIR
15 14 (1.92%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.78%) Gerrit
General
1 169 (23.15%) Finance
2 64 (8.77%) Banking
3 44 (6.03%) Retail
4 30 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.84%) Legal
6 25 (3.42%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.74%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.92%) Marketing
9 12 (1.64%) Publishing
10 11 (1.51%) Electronics
11 10 (1.37%) Back Office
12 9 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
12 9 (1.23%) Law
13 8 (1.10%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.82%) Games
14 6 (0.82%) Military
15 3 (0.41%) Local Government
16 2 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
16 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.14%) Hebrew Language
Job Titles
1 165 (22.60%) Tester
2 148 (20.27%) Analyst
3 112 (15.34%) Penetration Tester
4 74 (10.14%) Security Analyst
5 67 (9.18%) Consultant
6 58 (7.95%) Architect
7 56 (7.67%) Security Consultant
8 55 (7.53%) Security Manager
9 53 (7.26%) Security Architect
10 51 (6.99%) Security Tester
11 49 (6.71%) Test Analyst
12 46 (6.30%) Test Manager
13 43 (5.89%) Security Engineer
14 40 (5.48%) Security Penetration Tester
14 40 (5.48%) Test Leader
15 36 (4.93%) Information Analyst
15 36 (4.93%) Information Security Analyst
15 36 (4.93%) Team Leader
16 35 (4.79%) Security Specialist
17 30 (4.11%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.51%) .NET
2 69 (9.45%) Web Services
3 36 (4.93%) HTML
4 32 (4.38%) ASP.NET
5 27 (3.70%) REST
6 25 (3.42%) XML
7 20 (2.74%) SOAP
8 19 (2.60%) HTML5
9 17 (2.33%) Gherkin
10 16 (2.19%) CSS
11 14 (1.92%) JSON
12 12 (1.64%) Spring
12 12 (1.64%) Struts
13 10 (1.37%) Ajax
14 9 (1.23%) Flash
15 7 (0.96%) RESTful
16 5 (0.68%) .NET Framework
16 5 (0.68%) SAML
16 5 (0.68%) SAP Basis
17 4 (0.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (18.63%) Management Information System
2 66 (9.04%) Mobile App
3 65 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.16%) Computer Science
5 38 (5.21%) Data Centre
6 30 (4.11%) Blackberry
7 29 (3.97%) CESG
8 15 (2.05%) Cryptography
9 14 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.51%) EPoS
11 11 (1.51%) PKI
11 11 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.23%) Clustering
12 9 (1.23%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
13 8 (1.10%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.10%) Life Science
14 7 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 161 (22.05%) Windows
2 98 (13.42%) Linux
3 59 (8.08%) Unix
4 46 (6.30%) Android
4 46 (6.30%) Apple iOS
4 46 (6.30%) Kali Linux
5 30 (4.11%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.64%) Solaris
7 8 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.82%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (41.51%) Information Security
2 223 (30.55%) Penetration Testing
3 173 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (17.40%) Cybersecurity
5 114 (15.62%) SDLC
6 100 (13.70%) Risk Management
7 99 (13.56%) OWASP
8 77 (10.55%) Software Testing
9 75 (10.27%) Performance Testing
10 74 (10.14%) Test Automation
10 74 (10.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 73 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 73 (10.00%) Security Management
12 69 (9.45%) Security Architecture
13 65 (8.90%) Test Strategy
14 64 (8.77%) Information Assurance
15 63 (8.63%) Time Management
16 61 (8.36%) Automated Testing
17 56 (7.67%) Risk Assessment
17 56 (7.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 139 (19.04%) Java
2 119 (16.30%) C#
3 104 (14.25%) SQL
4 75 (10.27%) Python
5 70 (9.59%) C
6 63 (8.63%) C++
7 53 (7.26%) Perl
8 52 (7.12%) Ruby
9 47 (6.44%) PHP
10 36 (4.93%) PowerShell
11 34 (4.66%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.47%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.92%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.82%) VB
15 5 (0.68%) ABAP
16 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.41%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.27%) Scala
18 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (18.08%) CISSP
2 112 (15.34%) Degree
3 97 (13.29%) Security Cleared
4 89 (12.19%) CISM
4 89 (12.19%) CREST Certified
4 89 (12.19%) ISEB
5 72 (9.86%) SC Cleared
6 64 (8.77%) ISTQB
7 59 (8.08%) CEH
8 58 (7.95%) CHECK Team Leader
9 46 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 35 (4.79%) CISA
11 30 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (3.84%) GIAC
12 28 (3.84%) OSCP
13 27 (3.70%) DV Cleared
14 26 (3.56%) SANS
15 24 (3.29%) CHECK Team Member
16 15 (2.05%) CCNA
16 15 (2.05%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (16.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (14.79%) QA
3 64 (8.77%) PCI DSS
4 26 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 24 (3.29%) COBIT
6 19 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.96%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.55%) ISO27005
10 3 (0.41%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.27%) RMADS
11 2 (0.27%) SDET
11 2 (0.27%) SLA
12 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.14%) FATCA
12 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 31 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (0.96%) vSphere
3 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.55%) Firmware
4 4 (0.55%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) Gluster
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) iptables
5 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 69 (9.45%) Nessus
2 23 (3.15%) HP Fortify
3 14 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.64%) WebInspect
5 9 (1.23%) Nagios
6 8 (1.10%) RSA Archer
7 7 (0.96%) Nmap
7 7 (0.96%) SCCM
8 5 (0.68%) OpenVAS
9 4 (0.55%) Puppet
10 2 (0.27%) Ansible
10 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.27%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.14%) Graylog
11 1 (0.14%) Opsview
11 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 94 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.07%) Qualys
3 35 (4.79%) HP
4 25 (3.42%) Cisco
5 22 (3.01%) ArcSight
6 20 (2.74%) SAP
7 19 (2.60%) Splunk
8 16 (2.19%) IBM
9 15 (2.05%) Veracode
10 14 (1.92%) Riverbed
10 14 (1.92%) Sourcefire
11 13 (1.78%) Juniper
11 13 (1.78%) VMware
12 11 (1.51%) Oracle
13 7 (0.96%) Cegedim Rx
13 7 (0.96%) Coverity
13 7 (0.96%) NetApp
13 7 (0.96%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.82%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.68%) Intel Security
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £65k-£80k D.O.E
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30309 - £34157 per annum + Flexitime, Pension & More
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension + Other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £50k (DOE) + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits + expenses
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
UK
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP - The Phoenix Partnership SystmOne
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago