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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 610 643 674
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +31
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 337 343 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 229 240 223
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.66%

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
86042 96344 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.89% 86.87% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 71907 78684 83469
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 30 June 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 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
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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 +38 319 £55,000 - 31
London +3 122 £60,000 -7.69% 12
South East +34 67 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Surrey +59 37 £62,000 +24.00%
West Midlands +11 36 £42,500 -26.08% 1
City of London +23 30 £57,500 -17.85% 2
East of England +34 24 £50,000 +73.91% 1
Yorkshire +9 22 £45,000 +9.09% 2
South West +34 21 £34,000 +4.61% 2
North West +27 20 £60,000 +14.28% 4
Birmingham -1 20 £42,500 -22.72%
West Yorkshire +35 19 £50,000 +31.57% 2
Leeds +32 19 £50,000 +31.57% 2
Manchester +14 15 £60,000 -3.22% 4
Berkshire +12 13 £57,500 -4.16% 2
Dorset +22 10 £32,500 - 1
Reading +20 9 £57,500 +6.97% 1
Guildford +17 9 - -
Hertfordshire +22 8 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £50,000 +66.66%
Edinburgh +7 8 £52,500 +191.66%
Scotland -5 8 £52,500 +28.83%
Oxfordshire -14 8 £36,750 -41.20% 2
Chertsey - 8 £42,500 -
Staffordshire -2 7 £24,000 -60.00%
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £24,000 -
Cambridge +10 6 £50,000 +66.66%
Banbury -5 6 £43,500 - 2
Poole -11 6 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 6 - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 269 (38.76%) Information Security
2 255 (36.74%) Penetration Testing
3 170 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (22.77%) CISSP
5 148 (21.33%) Cybersecurity
6 132 (19.02%) Finance
6 132 (19.02%) Java
7 125 (18.01%) Management Information System
8 124 (17.87%) Windows
9 115 (16.57%) Degree
10 113 (16.28%) OWASP
11 106 (15.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 102 (14.70%) Firewall
12 102 (14.70%) Risk Management
12 102 (14.70%) Linux
13 101 (14.55%) CISM
14 98 (14.12%) C#
15 96 (13.83%) CREST Certified
16 95 (13.69%) Mobile App
16 95 (13.69%) SDLC
17 93 (13.40%) Microsoft
18 91 (13.11%) QA
19 89 (12.82%) Security Cleared
20 83 (11.96%) TCP/IP
21 81 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
22 80 (11.53%) ISEB
23 79 (11.38%) Test Automation
23 79 (11.38%) Nessus
24 78 (11.24%) .NET
25 76 (10.95%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 21 (3.03%) IIS
2 18 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.58%) Apache
5 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.43%) CMS
6 3 (0.43%) Jetty
6 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) nginx
7 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.44%) MS Office
3 9 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.58%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.59%) SaaS
2 12 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.58%) Office 365
5 2 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (14.70%) Firewall
2 83 (11.96%) TCP/IP
3 60 (8.65%) Network Security
4 58 (8.36%) HTTP
5 42 (6.05%) Wireless
6 34 (4.90%) DNS
6 34 (4.90%) Internet
7 32 (4.61%) WAN
8 30 (4.32%) LAN
9 24 (3.46%) VPN
10 18 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (2.31%) IPsec
11 16 (2.31%) SSL
12 15 (2.16%) HTTPS
13 13 (1.87%) SAN
14 10 (1.44%) Wireless Security
14 10 (1.44%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.01%) FTP
16 6 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.59%) Relational Database
2 15 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.44%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.01%) Big Data
4 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.58%) MarkLogic
6 4 (0.58%) MySQL
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.14%) Redis
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 72 (10.37%) Selenium
2 68 (9.80%) Metasploit
3 66 (9.51%) Burp Suite
4 46 (6.63%) Cucumber
5 41 (5.91%) JMeter
6 35 (5.04%) Visual Studio
7 33 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 32 (4.61%) SoapUI
9 31 (4.47%) JIRA
10 25 (3.60%) Appium
10 25 (3.60%) AppScan
10 25 (3.60%) Jenkins
11 23 (3.31%) Git (software)
12 19 (2.74%) sqlmap
13 17 (2.45%) SpecFlow
14 15 (2.16%) Paros
15 12 (1.73%) Gerrit
15 12 (1.73%) Mercurial
15 12 (1.73%) WATIR
General
1 132 (19.02%) Finance
2 48 (6.92%) Banking
3 31 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.89%) Legal
5 26 (3.75%) Retail
6 24 (3.46%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.16%) Publishing
8 14 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.59%) Back Office
10 7 (1.01%) Marketing
10 7 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.86%) Law
12 5 (0.72%) Electronics
13 4 (0.58%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.58%) Military
14 3 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.43%) Games
14 3 (0.43%) Local Government
15 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 175 (25.22%) Tester
2 140 (20.17%) Analyst
3 114 (16.43%) Penetration Tester
4 81 (11.67%) Security Analyst
5 73 (10.52%) Consultant
6 64 (9.22%) Security Consultant
7 56 (8.07%) Architect
8 52 (7.49%) Security Tester
9 51 (7.35%) Security Architect
10 50 (7.20%) Test Manager
11 48 (6.92%) Security Manager
12 45 (6.48%) Team Leader
13 40 (5.76%) Security Penetration Tester
14 35 (5.04%) Test Analyst
15 34 (4.90%) Information Analyst
15 34 (4.90%) Information Security Analyst
16 33 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
17 32 (4.61%) Security Engineer
18 30 (4.32%) Security Specialist
19 26 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.24%) .NET
2 60 (8.65%) Web Services
3 42 (6.05%) HTML
4 33 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 28 (4.03%) REST
6 26 (3.75%) HTML5
7 25 (3.60%) SOAP
8 23 (3.31%) XML
9 13 (1.87%) CSS
10 12 (1.73%) Gherkin
10 12 (1.73%) JSON
11 11 (1.59%) Ajax
12 10 (1.44%) Flash
13 7 (1.01%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.01%) RESTful
13 7 (1.01%) Spring
13 7 (1.01%) Struts
14 6 (0.86%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.72%) SAML
16 4 (0.58%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 125 (18.01%) Management Information System
2 95 (13.69%) Mobile App
3 81 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.05%) Data Centre
5 39 (5.62%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.18%) CESG
7 20 (2.88%) Blackberry
8 18 (2.59%) Virtual Team
9 17 (2.45%) Mathematics
10 15 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (2.02%) Cryptography
12 12 (1.73%) Cyber Attack
13 11 (1.59%) BYOD
13 11 (1.59%) Life Science
14 10 (1.44%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.30%) PKI
16 8 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 7 (1.01%) Cybercrime
17 7 (1.01%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (17.87%) Windows
2 102 (14.70%) Linux
3 57 (8.21%) Kali Linux
4 52 (7.49%) Unix
5 37 (5.33%) Android
6 32 (4.61%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.59%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.15%) Solaris
9 6 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.86%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (38.76%) Information Security
2 255 (36.74%) Penetration Testing
3 170 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (21.33%) Cybersecurity
5 113 (16.28%) OWASP
6 102 (14.70%) Risk Management
7 95 (13.69%) SDLC
8 79 (11.38%) Test Automation
9 76 (10.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 73 (10.52%) Non-Functional Testing
11 68 (9.80%) Performance Testing
12 64 (9.22%) Ethical Hacking
13 61 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 60 (8.65%) Software Testing
15 59 (8.50%) Test Management
15 59 (8.50%) Test Strategy
16 58 (8.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 53 (7.64%) Security Management
17 53 (7.64%) Time Management
18 52 (7.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.02%) Java
2 98 (14.12%) C#
3 74 (10.66%) SQL
4 68 (9.80%) C
5 62 (8.93%) Python
6 58 (8.36%) C++
7 56 (8.07%) Ruby
8 45 (6.48%) Perl
9 43 (6.20%) PHP
10 34 (4.90%) JavaScript
11 24 (3.46%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.74%) VB.NET
13 16 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.01%) VB
16 6 (0.86%) ABAP
17 4 (0.58%) Scala
17 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 158 (22.77%) CISSP
2 115 (16.57%) Degree
3 101 (14.55%) CISM
4 96 (13.83%) CREST Certified
5 89 (12.82%) Security Cleared
6 80 (11.53%) ISEB
7 75 (10.81%) CEH
8 73 (10.52%) SC Cleared
9 62 (8.93%) CHECK Team Leader
10 53 (7.64%) ISTQB
11 39 (5.62%) CISA
11 39 (5.62%) DV Cleared
12 38 (5.48%) OSCP
13 37 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 32 (4.61%) CHECK Team Member
15 30 (4.32%) GIAC
16 29 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (3.03%) CRISC
17 21 (3.03%) SANS
18 17 (2.45%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (15.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (13.11%) QA
3 56 (8.07%) PCI DSS
4 20 (2.88%) COBIT
5 16 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 16 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.58%) ISO27005
8 2 (0.29%) RMADS
8 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.29%) Val IT
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 31 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) Snort
4 2 (0.29%) Firmware
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.29%) vSphere
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
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 79 (11.38%) Nessus
2 30 (4.32%) HP Fortify
3 13 (1.87%) WebInspect
4 11 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.59%) Nmap
5 8 (1.15%) RSA Archer
6 6 (0.86%) OpenVAS
7 4 (0.58%) Nagios
7 4 (0.58%) Puppet
8 2 (0.29%) Ansible
8 2 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.29%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.14%) Graylog
9 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Opsview
9 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.14%) SELinux
9 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.48%) HP
3 31 (4.47%) Qualys
4 30 (4.32%) Cisco
5 22 (3.17%) IBM
6 19 (2.74%) SAP
6 19 (2.74%) Veracode
7 13 (1.87%) ArcSight
8 11 (1.59%) Oracle
9 10 (1.44%) Coverity
9 10 (1.44%) Riverbed
9 10 (1.44%) Splunk
10 9 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.30%) Sourcefire
11 8 (1.15%) LogRhythm
11 8 (1.15%) VMware
12 5 (0.72%) Intel Security
13 4 (0.58%) Apple
13 4 (0.58%) Juniper
13 4 (0.58%) Sun
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £ 95,000 + bonus (20-30%) + pension + healthcare + life insuranc
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Via Resource
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £27000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Runpath
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + 24 days hol, Flexible Working
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago