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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 674 646 718
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +72
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 242 335 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 163 226 175
Median salary £51,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%

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
86068 96139 98720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.01% 87.48% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 72002 79039 78827
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 £30,592
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -23 229 £50,000 - 52
London +21 101 £57,500 -11.53% 19
South East -4 41 £49,250 -1.50% 8
East of England +34 26 £47,500 +72.72% 1
South West +21 23 £34,000 -2.85% 5
City of London +51 22 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Hertfordshire +35 16 £47,500 +72.72%
North West -9 15 £59,000 +18.00% 5
Berkshire +17 13 £57,500 -4.16% 2
West Midlands +6 12 £42,500 +123.68% 6
Manchester -15 10 £59,000 -4.83% 5
Somerset - 9 £32,233 - 1
Dorset +15 8 £33,250 -5.00%
Oxfordshire -14 8 £43,500 -24.34% 1
Yorkshire -14 8 £57,500 +43.75% 7
Surrey +24 7 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Reading +10 7 £57,500 +21.05%
Birmingham -10 7 £42,500 - 2
Hampshire -13 7 £53,750 +13.15% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -
Banbury +3 6 £43,500 -20.90% 1
West Yorkshire -8 6 £57,500 +27.77% 7
Poole - 6 £34,000 -
Bristol - 6 £52,500 - 3
Wales +3 5 £82,500 -
Leeds +3 5 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South Wales - 5 £82,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £82,500 -
Cheshire +29 4 £30,000 +57.89%
Chertsey - 4 £42,500 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 248 (40.66%) Penetration Testing
2 217 (35.57%) Information Security
3 176 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (23.11%) CISSP
5 131 (21.48%) Java
6 130 (21.31%) Cybersecurity
7 109 (17.87%) Degree
8 106 (17.38%) CREST Certified
9 104 (17.05%) OWASP
10 99 (16.23%) Finance
11 98 (16.07%) Management Information System
12 96 (15.74%) Mobile App
13 93 (15.25%) Risk Management
13 93 (15.25%) Windows
14 91 (14.92%) Security Cleared
15 90 (14.75%) Linux
16 85 (13.93%) C#
16 85 (13.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 83 (13.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 83 (13.61%) CISM
17 83 (13.61%) Non-Functional Testing
18 78 (12.79%) SC Cleared
19 77 (12.62%) .NET
19 77 (12.62%) Microsoft
20 75 (12.30%) CEH
21 72 (11.80%) Test Automation
21 72 (11.80%) QA
22 70 (11.48%) Metasploit
22 70 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
23 68 (11.15%) 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 17 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.62%) IIS
3 10 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.82%) CMS
5 4 (0.66%) Confluence
5 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.33%) Apache
6 2 (0.33%) JBoss
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.64%) MS Office
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.66%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.33%) Maximo
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (1.48%) SaaS
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.66%) Office 365
4 2 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.16%) Firewall
2 56 (9.18%) TCP/IP
3 54 (8.85%) Network Security
4 49 (8.03%) HTTP
5 24 (3.93%) Wireless
6 23 (3.77%) Internet
7 21 (3.44%) LAN
7 21 (3.44%) WAN
8 19 (3.11%) VPN
9 18 (2.95%) DNS
9 18 (2.95%) HTTPS
10 15 (2.46%) IPsec
11 11 (1.80%) SSL
12 9 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.31%) Wireless Security
13 8 (1.31%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.82%) SAN
16 3 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.15%) Big Data
2 7 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.66%) MySQL
4 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.33%) Infinispan
6 2 (0.33%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 70 (11.48%) Metasploit
2 65 (10.66%) Burp Suite
3 60 (9.84%) Selenium
4 47 (7.70%) Cucumber
5 36 (5.90%) JMeter
6 32 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (5.25%) Visual Studio
7 29 (4.75%) WebDriver
8 28 (4.59%) AppScan
9 24 (3.93%) SoapUI
10 22 (3.61%) JIRA
11 21 (3.44%) SpecFlow
12 17 (2.79%) Jenkins
13 16 (2.62%) Git (software)
14 13 (2.13%) Appium
14 13 (2.13%) LoadRunner
14 13 (2.13%) sqlmap
15 9 (1.48%) HP UFT
16 8 (1.31%) Paros
17 7 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 99 (16.23%) Finance
2 34 (5.57%) Legal
3 28 (4.59%) Banking
4 26 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.79%) Retail
7 15 (2.46%) Publishing
8 10 (1.64%) Back Office
9 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
10 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.66%) Marketing
11 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 150 (24.59%) Tester
2 131 (21.48%) Analyst
3 98 (16.07%) Penetration Tester
4 81 (13.28%) Security Analyst
5 67 (10.98%) Consultant
6 61 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 47 (7.70%) Architect
7 47 (7.70%) Security Tester
8 46 (7.54%) Team Leader
9 44 (7.21%) Test Manager
10 39 (6.39%) Security Penetration Tester
11 37 (6.07%) Security Architect
12 35 (5.74%) Test Team Leader
13 33 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
14 29 (4.75%) Security Engineer
14 29 (4.75%) Test Analyst
15 27 (4.43%) Information Analyst
15 27 (4.43%) Information Security Analyst
15 27 (4.43%) Security Manager
16 26 (4.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.62%) .NET
2 39 (6.39%) HTML
3 36 (5.90%) Web Services
4 32 (5.25%) ASP.NET
5 25 (4.10%) HTML5
6 23 (3.77%) XML
7 22 (3.61%) SOAP
8 21 (3.44%) REST
9 15 (2.46%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.30%) Gherkin
11 10 (1.64%) Ajax
12 9 (1.48%) JSON
13 8 (1.31%) CSS
13 8 (1.31%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (0.98%) RESTful
14 6 (0.98%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.82%) Backbone.js
15 5 (0.82%) Flash
15 5 (0.82%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 96 (15.74%) Mobile App
3 70 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (7.70%) Computer Science
5 31 (5.08%) Data Centre
6 29 (4.75%) CESG
7 17 (2.79%) Mathematics
8 15 (2.46%) Cryptography
8 15 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.46%) Life Science
9 12 (1.97%) BYOD
9 12 (1.97%) Cyber Attack
9 12 (1.97%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.80%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.15%) User Experience
12 6 (0.98%) Cybercrime
12 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.98%) Fintech
12 6 (0.98%) Tandem
12 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (15.25%) Windows
2 90 (14.75%) Linux
3 46 (7.54%) Kali Linux
4 40 (6.56%) Unix
5 20 (3.28%) Android
6 16 (2.62%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.46%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.80%) AIX
9 9 (1.48%) Solaris
10 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (40.66%) Penetration Testing
2 217 (35.57%) Information Security
3 176 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (21.31%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (17.05%) OWASP
6 93 (15.25%) Risk Management
7 85 (13.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 83 (13.61%) Non-Functional Testing
9 72 (11.80%) Test Automation
10 68 (11.15%) Performance Testing
11 64 (10.49%) SDLC
12 59 (9.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 56 (9.18%) Test Management
14 53 (8.69%) BDD
15 50 (8.20%) Test Strategy
16 48 (7.87%) Software Testing
17 47 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (7.54%) Ethical Hacking
19 42 (6.89%) Functional Testing
20 41 (6.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 131 (21.48%) Java
2 85 (13.93%) C#
3 66 (10.82%) C
4 61 (10.00%) Python
5 58 (9.51%) SQL
6 57 (9.34%) Ruby
7 55 (9.02%) C++
8 48 (7.87%) PHP
9 42 (6.89%) Perl
10 35 (5.74%) JavaScript
11 29 (4.75%) VB.NET
12 20 (3.28%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.97%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.64%) Scala
15 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.15%) VB
16 6 (0.98%) ABAP
17 5 (0.82%) Go
18 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 141 (23.11%) CISSP
2 109 (17.87%) Degree
3 106 (17.38%) CREST Certified
4 91 (14.92%) Security Cleared
5 83 (13.61%) CISM
6 78 (12.79%) SC Cleared
7 75 (12.30%) CEH
8 68 (11.15%) ISEB
9 61 (10.00%) CHECK Team Leader
10 51 (8.36%) ISTQB
11 45 (7.38%) DV Cleared
12 43 (7.05%) OSCP
13 39 (6.39%) CISA
14 35 (5.74%) CHECK Team Member
14 35 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (4.59%) GIAC
16 24 (3.93%) CRISC
17 19 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (2.79%) CLAS
19 14 (2.30%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (13.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (11.80%) QA
3 55 (9.02%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.79%) COBIT
5 11 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.98%) ISO27005
7 5 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.66%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.49%) Val IT
10 2 (0.33%) COSO
10 2 (0.33%) EFQM
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) Gluster
4 2 (0.33%) iptables
4 2 (0.33%) KVM
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 68 (11.15%) Nessus
2 32 (5.25%) HP Fortify
3 11 (1.80%) Nmap
4 10 (1.64%) WebInspect
5 8 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.31%) OpenVAS
6 3 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.49%) Puppet
6 3 (0.49%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.33%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.33%) Graylog
7 2 (0.33%) Nagios
7 2 (0.33%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 2 (0.33%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.33%) SCOM
7 2 (0.33%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.16%) Ansible
8 1 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 77 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.03%) HP
3 32 (5.25%) IBM
4 24 (3.93%) Qualys
5 23 (3.77%) Cisco
6 20 (3.28%) Veracode
7 13 (2.13%) SAP
8 12 (1.97%) Oracle
9 10 (1.64%) VMware
10 9 (1.48%) Riverbed
11 8 (1.31%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.15%) ArcSight
12 7 (1.15%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.15%) Cognizant
12 7 (1.15%) Coverity
12 7 (1.15%) Google
12 7 (1.15%) Sourcefire
13 5 (0.82%) Intel Security
14 4 (0.66%) Sun
14 4 (0.66%) Tripwire
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £25000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum c£35,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum Attractive benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Generous Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £27000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Leamington Spa
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + BONUS/BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
FDM Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago