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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 621 636 754
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +118
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 265 334 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 196 239 177
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £26,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -11.11%

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
78947 92968 97230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.06% 87.55% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 65078 76746 79953
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 £31,426
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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +6 253 £55,000 +10.00% 50
London +46 121 £65,000 +8.33% 20
South East +77 39 £48,500 -9.98% 12
City of London +39 31 £66,250 +17.77% 6
Yorkshire +17 27 £55,000 +100.00% 9
South West +21 21 £37,500 -6.25%
Leeds +35 19 £55,000 +129.16% 9
West Yorkshire +33 19 £55,000 +46.66% 9
North West -36 17 £45,000 +20.00% 5
West Midlands -7 14 £42,500 +112.50% 2
Somerset - 13 £32,500 -
Staffordshire -3 12 £45,000 +125.00%
Oxfordshire +37 11 £48,500 +15.47% 1
East of England +2 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
West Sussex - 11 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +8 10 £47,500 +18.75%
Surrey +34 9 £30,000 -52.00% 4
Stoke-on-Trent -10 9 £45,000 +125.00%
Bristol +21 7 £62,500 +42.85%
Cheshire +19 7 £60,000 +166.66% 1
Hampshire +3 7 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Guildford +32 6 £30,000 -52.00% 1
Banbury +10 6 £48,500 -19.16%
Burgess Hill - 6 £40,000 - 1
Worthing - 5 £55,000 -
South Wales - 5 £75,000 -
Wales - 5 £75,000 -
Sheffield +11 4 £62,500 +100.00%
South Yorkshire +3 4 £62,500 +108.33%
Watford - 4 £47,500 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 194 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (33.01%) Penetration Testing
3 161 (31.63%) Information Security
4 148 (29.08%) Java
5 125 (24.56%) Finance
6 105 (20.63%) CISSP
7 102 (20.04%) Performance Testing
8 97 (19.06%) Degree
9 96 (18.86%) Selenium
10 91 (17.88%) QA
11 88 (17.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 88 (17.29%) Cybersecurity
12 87 (17.09%) BDD
13 85 (16.70%) Windows
14 84 (16.50%) C#
15 76 (14.93%) Risk Management
16 75 (14.73%) .NET
17 70 (13.75%) Computer Science
18 68 (13.36%) Linux
18 68 (13.36%) Non-Functional Testing
19 67 (13.16%) CREST Certified
19 67 (13.16%) Cucumber
20 66 (12.97%) Python
21 65 (12.77%) Microsoft
21 65 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 64 (12.57%) CISM
23 63 (12.38%) Management Information System
23 63 (12.38%) Security Cleared
23 63 (12.38%) Test Automation
24 60 (11.79%) Scrum

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 (4.13%) WebLogic
2 16 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.75%) CMS
3 14 (2.75%) JBoss
4 11 (2.16%) Confluence
4 11 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.77%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.79%) Apache
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.57%) MS Office
3 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.77%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.59%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.39%) Maximo
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.79%) SaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.39%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.39%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Route 53
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (11.59%) HTTP
2 46 (9.04%) Network Security
3 43 (8.45%) Firewall
4 35 (6.88%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.73%) HTTPS
6 17 (3.34%) VPN
7 13 (2.55%) Internet
7 13 (2.55%) Wireshark
8 12 (2.36%) IPsec
8 12 (2.36%) Wireless
9 9 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.77%) SSL
10 8 (1.57%) LAN
10 8 (1.57%) WAN
11 7 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.39%) DNS
12 2 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.39%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.39%) SSH
12 2 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.55%) Big Data
4 11 (2.16%) MySQL
5 4 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.39%) Infinispan
7 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (18.86%) Selenium
2 67 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 57 (11.20%) Burp Suite
4 44 (8.64%) WebDriver
5 42 (8.25%) Metasploit
6 38 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (7.27%) SpecFlow
8 34 (6.68%) SoapUI
9 28 (5.50%) AppScan
9 28 (5.50%) JMeter
10 26 (5.11%) Git (software)
11 24 (4.72%) Jenkins
11 24 (4.72%) JIRA
12 19 (3.73%) Visual Studio
13 15 (2.95%) Capybara
13 15 (2.95%) LoadRunner
13 15 (2.95%) Paros
14 14 (2.75%) WATIR
15 12 (2.36%) PhantomJS
16 11 (2.16%) Appium
General
1 125 (24.56%) Finance
2 29 (5.70%) Legal
3 28 (5.50%) Banking
4 22 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.36%) Retail
6 9 (1.77%) Publishing
7 7 (1.38%) Advertising
8 6 (1.18%) Law
9 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.59%) Marketing
10 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.39%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (25.93%) Tester
2 117 (22.99%) Analyst
3 59 (11.59%) Penetration Tester
4 56 (11.00%) Security Analyst
5 49 (9.63%) Security Tester
6 39 (7.66%) Security Penetration Tester
7 38 (7.47%) Architect
7 38 (7.47%) Test Analyst
8 37 (7.27%) Consultant
9 36 (7.07%) Security Consultant
10 31 (6.09%) Test Engineer
11 29 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
12 28 (5.50%) Security Manager
13 27 (5.30%) Security Architect
14 26 (5.11%) Security Engineer
14 26 (5.11%) Security Specialist
15 23 (4.52%) QA Tester
16 21 (4.13%) Automation Tester
16 21 (4.13%) Developer
17 20 (3.93%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.73%) .NET
2 45 (8.84%) HTML
3 33 (6.48%) Web Services
4 32 (6.29%) XML
5 25 (4.91%) SOAP
6 23 (4.52%) .NET Framework
7 22 (4.32%) ASP.NET
7 22 (4.32%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.95%) REST
9 12 (2.36%) Backbone.js
9 12 (2.36%) Handlebars
9 12 (2.36%) React
10 9 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.77%) RESTful
10 9 (1.77%) WCF
11 8 (1.57%) HTML5
12 7 (1.38%) CSS
13 6 (1.18%) jQuery
13 6 (1.18%) LAMP
14 5 (0.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.75%) Computer Science
2 63 (12.38%) Management Information System
3 57 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (8.84%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.13%) Cryptography
6 18 (3.54%) Mathematics
6 18 (3.54%) User Experience
7 16 (3.14%) Fintech
7 16 (3.14%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.95%) CESG
8 15 (2.95%) PKI
9 13 (2.55%) Mobile Payment
10 10 (1.96%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.96%) NHS
11 9 (1.77%) Physics
12 7 (1.38%) BYOD
13 6 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
13 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.70%) Windows
2 68 (13.36%) Linux
3 28 (5.50%) Unix
4 21 (4.13%) Kali Linux
5 15 (2.95%) AIX
5 15 (2.95%) Solaris
6 11 (2.16%) Android
7 10 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (33.01%) Penetration Testing
3 161 (31.63%) Information Security
4 102 (20.04%) Performance Testing
5 88 (17.29%) Cybersecurity
5 88 (17.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 87 (17.09%) BDD
7 76 (14.93%) Risk Management
8 68 (13.36%) Non-Functional Testing
9 63 (12.38%) Test Automation
10 60 (11.79%) Scrum
11 58 (11.39%) Automated Testing
12 56 (11.00%) Software Testing
13 53 (10.41%) TDD
14 50 (9.82%) Threat Modelling
15 46 (9.04%) OWASP
15 46 (9.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 45 (8.84%) Risk Assessment
16 45 (8.84%) SDLC
16 45 (8.84%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (29.08%) Java
2 84 (16.50%) C#
3 66 (12.97%) Python
4 59 (11.59%) SQL
5 56 (11.00%) JavaScript
6 51 (10.02%) C++
7 50 (9.82%) C
8 44 (8.64%) Ruby
9 36 (7.07%) Perl
10 28 (5.50%) VB.NET
11 22 (4.32%) Bash Shell
12 21 (4.13%) PHP
13 12 (2.36%) Scala
14 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.98%) AWK
15 5 (0.98%) Groovy
16 4 (0.79%) Go
16 4 (0.79%) VBScript
17 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (20.63%) CISSP
2 97 (19.06%) Degree
3 67 (13.16%) CREST Certified
4 64 (12.57%) CISM
5 63 (12.38%) Security Cleared
6 58 (11.39%) ISTQB
7 55 (10.81%) ISEB
8 51 (10.02%) CEH
9 45 (8.84%) SC Cleared
10 41 (8.06%) CISA
10 41 (8.06%) OSCP
11 34 (6.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 33 (6.48%) CHECK Team Leader
13 21 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (3.54%) CHECK Team Member
14 18 (3.54%) GPEN
15 16 (3.14%) DV Cleared
15 16 (3.14%) GIAC
16 14 (2.75%) CESG Certified Professional
17 13 (2.55%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (17.88%) QA
2 65 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (8.25%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.77%) COBIT
4 9 (1.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.57%) SDET
6 4 (0.79%) ISO27002
6 4 (0.79%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.39%) BS7799
7 2 (0.39%) COSO
7 2 (0.39%) EFQM
7 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.39%) Val IT
8 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) Gluster
3 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.39%) iptables
3 2 (0.39%) KVM
4 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (9.04%) Nessus
2 33 (6.48%) HP Fortify
3 20 (3.93%) Nmap
4 15 (2.95%) OpenVAS
5 14 (2.75%) WebInspect
6 7 (1.38%) Puppet
7 4 (0.79%) Nagios
8 3 (0.59%) Ansible
8 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.59%) Kibana
8 3 (0.59%) SCCM
9 2 (0.39%) Check_MK
9 2 (0.39%) Graylog
9 2 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.39%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.39%) SCOM
9 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.23%) HP
3 20 (3.93%) Oracle
4 19 (3.73%) IBM
4 19 (3.73%) Qualys
5 13 (2.55%) Google
6 10 (1.96%) LogRhythm
6 10 (1.96%) VMware
7 9 (1.77%) Cisco
7 9 (1.77%) Cognizant
7 9 (1.77%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.57%) Splunk
9 7 (1.38%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.38%) SAP
9 7 (1.38%) Sourcefire
10 6 (1.18%) Veracode
11 4 (0.79%) hybris
12 3 (0.59%) ATG
12 3 (0.59%) Demandware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £32000 - £32001 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum competitive bonus and bens!
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
JM
Salary: £32000 - £32001 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Circa £45k + Bonus + Benefits Packag
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + + Car Allowance +Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Avios
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 17 days ago
UK
Sanderson
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago