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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 659 631 748
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +117
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 242 321 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 158 217 151
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,828 £25,436
10% offered a salary of more than £80,750 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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
84415 94722 96201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.27% 87.50% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70238 78268 76950
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 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -20 235 £54,750 +15.26% 46
London +52 109 £60,000 +2.12% 12
South East +10 42 £48,500 -11.81% 10
East of England +32 23 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South West +10 23 £50,000 +42.85% 1
City of London +31 17 £58,750 +6.81% 2
Hertfordshire - 17 £50,000 - 4
North West -19 14 £52,500 +23.52% 6
Yorkshire -17 13 £60,000 +54.83% 8
Somerset - 13 £32,233 -
Oxfordshire -4 12 £48,500 -11.81% 1
Banbury +4 11 £48,500 -11.81% 1
Hampshire -2 9 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Bristol - 9 £62,500 - 1
Berkshire +11 8 £57,500 -2.95% 2
West Midlands -17 8 £49,750 +161.84% 4
Manchester -27 7 £59,000 +38.82% 5
Sheffield +14 6 £60,000 +87.50% 2
Surrey +12 6 £42,500 -41.37% 2
South Yorkshire +7 6 £60,000 +87.50% 2
West Yorkshire -9 6 £57,500 +27.77% 6
Leeds +9 5 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Watford - 5 £47,500 - 2
Cheshire +29 4 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £85,000 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £49,750 - 1
Wales +10 3 £82,500 -13.15% 1
Reading +8 3 £57,500 +6.97% 1
Ellesmere Port - 3 £45,000 - 1
Brighton - 3 £29,000 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 232 (39.26%) Penetration Testing
2 210 (35.53%) Information Security
3 184 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (24.20%) CISSP
5 129 (21.83%) Java
6 119 (20.14%) Degree
7 116 (19.63%) Finance
7 116 (19.63%) Cybersecurity
8 103 (17.43%) Windows
9 98 (16.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 97 (16.41%) Risk Management
11 91 (15.40%) OWASP
12 90 (15.23%) CISM
13 87 (14.72%) Python
13 87 (14.72%) Mobile App
14 86 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
15 84 (14.21%) C#
16 83 (14.04%) Management Information System
16 83 (14.04%) CREST Certified
17 82 (13.87%) Linux
17 82 (13.87%) CEH
18 81 (13.71%) Microsoft
19 78 (13.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 75 (12.69%) QA
20 75 (12.69%) Performance Testing
21 74 (12.52%) .NET
22 72 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
23 70 (11.84%) C
23 70 (11.84%) Security Cleared
24 67 (11.34%) ISEB

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 15 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.86%) IIS
3 9 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.85%) CMS
6 5 (0.85%) Confluence
7 4 (0.68%) Apache
7 4 (0.68%) JBoss
8 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 23 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.68%) SystmOne
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Maximo
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.85%) SaaS
4 3 (0.51%) Office 365
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.34%) Route 53
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.98%) Firewall
2 56 (9.48%) TCP/IP
3 43 (7.28%) HTTP
4 42 (7.11%) Network Security
5 22 (3.72%) HTTPS
5 22 (3.72%) Internet
6 19 (3.21%) LAN
6 19 (3.21%) VPN
6 19 (3.21%) WAN
6 19 (3.21%) Wireless
7 15 (2.54%) DNS
8 14 (2.37%) IPsec
9 9 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.52%) SSL
9 9 (1.52%) Wireshark
10 7 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.02%) Wireless Security
12 3 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.51%) SAN
12 3 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.69%) Big Data
3 9 (1.52%) MySQL
4 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.34%) Infinispan
7 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 60 (10.15%) Selenium
2 59 (9.98%) Metasploit
3 52 (8.80%) Burp Suite
4 51 (8.63%) Cucumber
5 38 (6.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (5.41%) AppScan
6 32 (5.41%) WebDriver
7 30 (5.08%) JMeter
8 29 (4.91%) Visual Studio
9 26 (4.40%) SpecFlow
10 23 (3.89%) SoapUI
11 19 (3.21%) JIRA
12 15 (2.54%) Git (software)
12 15 (2.54%) Jenkins
12 15 (2.54%) LoadRunner
13 9 (1.52%) Appium
13 9 (1.52%) PhantomJS
14 8 (1.35%) HP UFT
14 8 (1.35%) Paros
15 6 (1.02%) Protractor
General
1 116 (19.63%) Finance
2 34 (5.75%) Legal
3 29 (4.91%) Banking
4 28 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.21%) Retail
6 18 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.20%) Publishing
8 6 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
10 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (25.55%) Tester
2 135 (22.84%) Analyst
3 95 (16.07%) Penetration Tester
4 83 (14.04%) Security Analyst
5 60 (10.15%) Consultant
6 57 (9.64%) Security Consultant
7 56 (9.48%) Security Tester
8 52 (8.80%) Architect
9 48 (8.12%) Security Penetration Tester
10 41 (6.94%) Security Architect
11 37 (6.26%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (6.26%) Test Manager
12 35 (5.92%) Test Analyst
13 29 (4.91%) Security Specialist
14 27 (4.57%) Security Manager
15 26 (4.40%) Information Analyst
15 26 (4.40%) Information Security Analyst
15 26 (4.40%) Team Leader
16 24 (4.06%) Developer
16 24 (4.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.52%) .NET
2 39 (6.60%) HTML
3 36 (6.09%) Web Services
4 29 (4.91%) XML
5 28 (4.74%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.89%) SOAP
7 19 (3.21%) Gherkin
8 18 (3.05%) .NET Framework
9 17 (2.88%) HTML5
9 17 (2.88%) REST
10 11 (1.86%) JSON
11 9 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.52%) Backbone.js
11 9 (1.52%) Handlebars
11 9 (1.52%) React
11 9 (1.52%) WCF
12 7 (1.18%) Ajax
12 7 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (1.02%) LAMP
13 6 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.72%) Mobile App
2 83 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 72 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (10.15%) Computer Science
5 28 (4.74%) Data Centre
6 24 (4.06%) CESG
7 20 (3.38%) Cryptography
8 19 (3.21%) Mathematics
9 16 (2.71%) Private Cloud
10 13 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (2.03%) Life Science
12 11 (1.86%) BYOD
12 11 (1.86%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.86%) Fintech
13 10 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
14 8 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.35%) PKI
14 8 (1.35%) User Experience
15 7 (1.18%) Smartphone
16 6 (1.02%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 103 (17.43%) Windows
2 82 (13.87%) Linux
3 32 (5.41%) Kali Linux
4 31 (5.25%) Unix
5 16 (2.71%) Android
6 15 (2.54%) AIX
6 15 (2.54%) Windows Server
7 14 (2.37%) Solaris
8 11 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (39.26%) Penetration Testing
2 210 (35.53%) Information Security
3 184 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (19.63%) Cybersecurity
5 98 (16.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 97 (16.41%) Risk Management
7 91 (15.40%) OWASP
8 86 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
9 75 (12.69%) Performance Testing
10 63 (10.66%) Test Automation
11 61 (10.32%) SDLC
12 60 (10.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 59 (9.98%) BDD
14 50 (8.46%) Software Testing
15 49 (8.29%) Test Management
16 46 (7.78%) Ethical Hacking
17 45 (7.61%) Scrum
17 45 (7.61%) Waterfall
18 44 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (7.28%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 129 (21.83%) Java
2 87 (14.72%) Python
3 84 (14.21%) C#
4 70 (11.84%) C
5 57 (9.64%) Ruby
5 57 (9.64%) SQL
6 55 (9.31%) Perl
7 54 (9.14%) C++
8 39 (6.60%) JavaScript
9 32 (5.41%) VB.NET
10 31 (5.25%) PHP
11 24 (4.06%) Bash Shell
12 19 (3.21%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.35%) Scala
13 8 (1.35%) VB
14 6 (1.02%) ABAP
15 5 (0.85%) Go
15 5 (0.85%) VBScript
16 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (24.20%) CISSP
2 119 (20.14%) Degree
3 90 (15.23%) CISM
4 83 (14.04%) CREST Certified
5 82 (13.87%) CEH
6 70 (11.84%) Security Cleared
7 67 (11.34%) ISEB
8 58 (9.81%) SC Cleared
9 55 (9.31%) ISTQB
10 46 (7.78%) CISA
11 45 (7.61%) OSCP
12 37 (6.26%) CHECK Team Leader
12 37 (6.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 32 (5.41%) DV Cleared
14 24 (4.06%) GIAC
15 22 (3.72%) CHECK Team Member
16 21 (3.55%) CRISC
17 20 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
18 18 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (2.37%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (13.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (12.69%) QA
3 53 (8.97%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.88%) COBIT
5 12 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.18%) ISO27005
7 5 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.68%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.51%) Val IT
10 2 (0.34%) COSO
10 2 (0.34%) EFQM
11 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) Gluster
3 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.34%) iptables
3 2 (0.34%) KVM
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (10.49%) Nessus
2 36 (6.09%) HP Fortify
3 19 (3.21%) Nmap
4 11 (1.86%) OpenVAS
5 10 (1.69%) WebInspect
6 8 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.85%) Puppet
8 3 (0.51%) Ansible
8 3 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.34%) Check_MK
9 2 (0.34%) Graylog
9 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.34%) Nagios
9 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.34%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.34%) SCCM
9 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.34%) SCOM
9 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 81 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.46%) HP
3 34 (5.75%) IBM
4 26 (4.40%) Qualys
5 19 (3.21%) Oracle
6 18 (3.05%) Veracode
7 16 (2.71%) Cisco
8 13 (2.20%) SAP
9 10 (1.69%) Google
9 10 (1.69%) VMware
10 9 (1.52%) Cognizant
11 8 (1.35%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.18%) Sourcefire
13 6 (1.02%) Coverity
13 6 (1.02%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.02%) Riverbed
14 5 (0.85%) ArcSight
15 4 (0.68%) Barracuda Networks
15 4 (0.68%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: 1 hour ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 52 minutes ago
London
Warner Bros.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Intelletec
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum excellent Benefits & Bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum c£35,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 55k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago