The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 574 641 629
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -12
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 343 298 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 239 189 145
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-15.84% +12.22%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +66 314 £47,500 -17.39% 50
London +48 128 £65,000 +13.04% 22
South East +20 72 £47,500 -18.10% 14
Yorkshire +47 48 £40,000 -5.88% 6
City of London +44 46 £70,000 +21.73% 4
Hampshire -4 24 £47,500 -18.10% 3
West Yorkshire +28 23 £39,000 -8.23% 4
North West 0 23 £59,000 +47.50%
Scotland +20 22 £40,750 +25.38% 1
Leeds +32 21 £38,000 -10.58% 3
Manchester +7 17 £62,750 +44.25%
East of England +9 16 £27,500 -52.17% 7
North Yorkshire - 14 £43,750 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £60,000 +33.33%
Milton Keynes +1 11 £60,000 -
East Midlands -7 11 £47,500 -24.00%
Oxfordshire - 11 £62,500 -
West Midlands -28 10 £19,000 -19.14% 1
Glasgow +16 9 £42,000 -26.31%
Berkshire +12 9 £47,500 - 6
Essex +3 9 - - 2
Surrey +11 8 £50,000 -31.03% 3
Edinburgh 0 8 £18,000 -28.00%
South Yorkshire - 8 £32,000 - 1
Sheffield - 8 £32,000 - 1
Livingston +1 7 £40,000 - 1
West Lothian +1 7 £40,000 - 1
South West -12 7 £35,000 -1.40% 2
Reading +11 6 £38,750 - 6
Colchester - 6 - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Security Testing also 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 that cited Security Testing.

1 261 (37.61%) Information Security
2 190 (27.38%) Finance
3 176 (25.36%) CISSP
4 164 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (23.34%) Penetration Testing
6 128 (18.44%) Software Testing
7 125 (18.01%) Java
8 121 (17.44%) C#
9 111 (15.99%) .NET
10 108 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 107 (15.42%) Selenium
12 102 (14.70%) PCI DSS
12 102 (14.70%) Degree
13 100 (14.41%) Cyber Security
14 97 (13.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 97 (13.98%) Security Cleared
15 96 (13.83%) Information Assurance
15 96 (13.83%) Automated Testing
16 86 (12.39%) SQL
17 83 (11.96%) Windows
17 83 (11.96%) QA
17 83 (11.96%) OWASP
17 83 (11.96%) Performance Testing
18 79 (11.38%) Microsoft
19 74 (10.66%) Manual Testing
20 71 (10.23%) SDLC
21 70 (10.09%) Test Strategy
21 70 (10.09%) CISM
22 69 (9.94%) Risk Management
22 69 (9.94%) C

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Security Testing also 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 that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.17%) IIS
2 13 (1.87%) Apache
3 9 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.43%) JBoss
6 3 (0.43%) CMS
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.29%) Node.js
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.29%) nginx
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (0.72%) MS Office
1 5 (0.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.29%) MS Project
3 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.14%) Primavera
2 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.44%) SaaS
2 5 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.43%) IaaS
3 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.29%) Route 53
4 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) Veeva
5 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.37%) Firewall
2 56 (8.07%) Wireless
3 49 (7.06%) Network Security
4 32 (4.61%) Wireless Security
5 28 (4.03%) Internet
6 25 (3.60%) HTTP
7 15 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (1.87%) SSL
9 11 (1.59%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.59%) tcpdump
10 10 (1.44%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.30%) LAN
11 9 (1.30%) WAN
12 6 (0.86%) DNS
12 6 (0.86%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.72%) VoIP
13 5 (0.72%) Broadband
14 3 (0.43%) SMTP
14 3 (0.43%) FTP
14 3 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 25 (3.60%) RDBMS
3 11 (1.59%) MySQL
4 8 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.01%) SQL Server
6 6 (0.86%) Big Data
7 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.29%) Redis
10 2 (0.29%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.29%) SimpleDB
11 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 107 (15.42%) Selenium
2 38 (5.48%) WebDriver
3 31 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (4.32%) Visual Studio
5 27 (3.89%) Cucumber
6 26 (3.75%) HP UFT
7 24 (3.46%) SoapUI
8 20 (2.88%) JMeter
9 19 (2.74%) NUnit
10 16 (2.31%) Git (software)
11 15 (2.16%) NSubstitute
12 14 (2.02%) SpecFlow
12 14 (2.02%) JIRA
13 10 (1.44%) Capybara
13 10 (1.44%) Jenkins
14 9 (1.30%) Firebug
15 8 (1.15%) LoadRunner
15 8 (1.15%) Jasmine
15 8 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
16 7 (1.01%) WATIR
General
1 190 (27.38%) Finance
2 53 (7.64%) Banking
3 26 (3.75%) Legal
4 16 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.02%) Publishing
6 12 (1.73%) Marketing
6 12 (1.73%) Retail
7 10 (1.44%) Back Office
8 7 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.01%) Advertising
8 7 (1.01%) Local Government
9 5 (0.72%) Law
9 5 (0.72%) Games
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 164 (23.63%) Analyst
2 103 (14.84%) Consultant
3 80 (11.53%) Security Analyst
4 72 (10.37%) Tester
5 69 (9.94%) Security Consultant
6 64 (9.22%) Security Manager
7 61 (8.79%) Test Analyst
8 49 (7.06%) Penetration Tester
8 49 (7.06%) Security Specialist
9 44 (6.34%) Test Manager
10 39 (5.62%) Applications Specialist
10 39 (5.62%) Application Security Specialist
11 33 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
12 26 (3.75%) Information Security Analyst
12 26 (3.75%) Information Analyst
13 24 (3.46%) QA Engineer
14 23 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.17%) Senior Tester
15 22 (3.17%) Team Leader
15 22 (3.17%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (15.99%) .NET
2 43 (6.20%) HTML
3 40 (5.76%) Web Services
4 35 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 25 (3.60%) SOAP
6 22 (3.17%) Struts
6 22 (3.17%) Spring
7 21 (3.03%) Gherkin
8 19 (2.74%) XML
9 18 (2.59%) Ajax
10 15 (2.16%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.02%) JSP
12 12 (1.73%) CSS
13 10 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.30%) RESTful
15 8 (1.15%) LAMP
16 6 (0.86%) JSON
17 5 (0.72%) Application Packaging
18 3 (0.43%) Flash
19 2 (0.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.21%) Mobile App
2 55 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (7.64%) Management Information System
4 52 (7.49%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.46%) Cryptography
6 21 (3.03%) CESG
7 13 (1.87%) PKI
8 12 (1.73%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (1.59%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.59%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.30%) GIS
10 9 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.86%) Statistics
12 5 (0.72%) RMADS
12 5 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.72%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.72%) User Experience
13 4 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.58%) Semantic Web
14 3 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.96%) Windows
2 34 (4.90%) UNIX
3 31 (4.47%) Linux
4 11 (1.59%) Android
4 11 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.86%) Debian
9 3 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (37.61%) Information Security
2 164 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (23.34%) Penetration Testing
4 128 (18.44%) Software Testing
5 100 (14.41%) Cyber Security
6 97 (13.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 96 (13.83%) Automated Testing
7 96 (13.83%) Information Assurance
8 83 (11.96%) Performance Testing
8 83 (11.96%) OWASP
9 74 (10.66%) Manual Testing
10 71 (10.23%) SDLC
11 70 (10.09%) Test Strategy
12 69 (9.94%) Risk Management
13 66 (9.51%) Test Scripting
14 59 (8.50%) Ethical Hacking
15 57 (8.21%) Project Management
16 56 (8.07%) Software Engineering
17 52 (7.49%) Test Automation
18 49 (7.06%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 125 (18.01%) Java
2 121 (17.44%) C#
3 86 (12.39%) SQL
4 69 (9.94%) C
5 54 (7.78%) C++
6 33 (4.76%) Python
7 23 (3.31%) T-SQL
8 22 (3.17%) PHP
9 21 (3.03%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.59%) Ruby
11 7 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) Groovy
14 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 176 (25.36%) CISSP
2 102 (14.70%) Degree
3 97 (13.98%) Security Cleared
4 70 (10.09%) CISM
5 67 (9.65%) ISTQB
6 66 (9.51%) SC Cleared
7 56 (8.07%) CISA
8 52 (7.49%) ISEB
9 48 (6.92%) DV Cleared
10 32 (4.61%) CEH
11 25 (3.60%) GIAC
11 25 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (3.03%) CISMP
13 17 (2.45%) GPEN
14 16 (2.31%) OSCP
15 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (1.73%) CHFI
17 9 (1.30%) CSSLP
18 8 (1.15%) SSCP
19 7 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (14.70%) PCI DSS
3 83 (11.96%) QA
4 39 (5.62%) FATCA
5 32 (4.61%) COBIT
6 14 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.59%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.86%) SLA
10 5 (0.72%) PAS 55
11 4 (0.58%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.01%) iptables
2 7 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.86%) Snort
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) Gluster
4 1 (0.14%) KVM
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (3.17%) Nmap
2 21 (3.03%) Nessus
3 7 (1.01%) WebInspect
3 7 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.58%) AppDetective
5 3 (0.43%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.29%) SCCM
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.14%) Graylog
7 1 (0.14%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 79 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.75%) VMware
3 22 (3.17%) HP
4 19 (2.74%) Oracle
5 12 (1.73%) IBM
5 12 (1.73%) Coverity
6 8 (1.15%) Google
7 7 (1.01%) Qualys
7 7 (1.01%) McAfee
8 6 (0.86%) WorldPay
9 5 (0.72%) Sourcefire
9 5 (0.72%) Citrix
10 3 (0.43%) BT
10 3 (0.43%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.43%) Telerik
11 2 (0.29%) Capita
11 2 (0.29%) Rapid7
11 2 (0.29%) Splunk
11 2 (0.29%) Trustwave
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £61,323 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum +18% bonus + car allowance + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Runpath
Salary: Great benefits - 30 days holiday, BUPA, Cycle to Work and more!
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum good bonus and benefits offered
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £565000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
East London
Kainos Software
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus 27 Days holiday + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago