The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 614 633 788
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +155
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 298 260 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.30% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 189 145 96
Average salary £55,000 £49,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.67% -6.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94020 85650 91144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.78% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75699 69888 77563
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 30 July 2014 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 30 July 2014. 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 -9 259 £57,500 +15.00% 31
London -20 110 £57,500 -4.16% 13
South East -12 53 £58,000 +16.00% 5
Hampshire 0 30 £58,000 +5.45% 4
West Midlands +8 28 £23,500 -53.00% 3
City of London +7 28 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Staffordshire +10 25 £23,000 -54.00%
Stoke-on-Trent +17 21 £22,250 -55.50%
North West +12 19 £40,000 +21.21% 1
East Midlands +3 19 £62,500 +131.48% 1
Manchester +9 16 £43,500 -0.57% 1
Scotland +8 16 £32,500 +31.31% 2
Havant - 15 £58,000 - 1
Surrey +5 13 £72,500 +141.66% 1
Leicestershire +8 12 £62,500 - 1
East of England -25 12 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Leicester +4 11 £62,500 -
Edinburgh -9 10 £25,000 +47.05% 1
South West -13 8 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Wiltshire - 7 £36,000 -
Leatherhead - 7 £49,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £45,000 -
Southampton +12 6 £46,000 +53.33% 1
Swindon - 6 £36,750 -
South Wales 0 5 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Wales -8 5 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Leeds -47 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire -54 5 £42,500 +6.25% 4
West Yorkshire -66 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Glasgow - 5 £57,000 - 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 206 (33.28%) Penetration Testing
2 178 (28.76%) QA
3 175 (28.27%) Information Security
4 154 (24.88%) .NET
5 138 (22.29%) SQL
6 106 (17.12%) CISSP
7 103 (16.64%) Java
8 102 (16.48%) Software Testing
9 100 (16.16%) Performance Testing
10 96 (15.51%) Degree
11 93 (15.02%) Finance
12 89 (14.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 89 (14.38%) Selenium
13 85 (13.73%) Automated Testing
13 85 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 84 (13.57%) PCI DSS
14 84 (13.57%) Security Cleared
15 81 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (12.76%) Ethical Hacking
17 75 (12.12%) C#
18 73 (11.79%) CEH
18 73 (11.79%) Test Scripting
19 71 (11.47%) Management Information System
19 71 (11.47%) Test Strategy
20 67 (10.82%) Wireless
21 64 (10.34%) Microsoft
22 61 (9.85%) E-Commerce
22 61 (9.85%) Firewall
23 60 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
24 59 (9.53%) ISEB

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 17 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.10%) Apache
3 12 (1.94%) Lync
4 6 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.81%) CICS
6 4 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.10%) MS Office
3 9 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.91%) SaaS
2 11 (1.78%) GitHub
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.82%) Wireless
2 61 (9.85%) Firewall
3 50 (8.08%) Network Security
4 45 (7.27%) Internet
5 37 (5.98%) Wireshark
5 37 (5.98%) VoIP
6 35 (5.65%) HTTP
7 27 (4.36%) VPN
8 22 (3.55%) Wireless Security
9 20 (3.23%) tcpdump
9 20 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (2.58%) TCP/IP
11 12 (1.94%) DNS
12 10 (1.62%) LAN
13 9 (1.45%) WAN
13 9 (1.45%) SMTP
14 8 (1.29%) Junos
14 8 (1.29%) LDAP
14 8 (1.29%) FTP
15 5 (0.81%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.23%) MySQL
3 17 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.81%) DB2
7 3 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 89 (14.38%) Selenium
2 34 (5.49%) WebDriver
2 34 (5.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 34 (5.49%) SoapUI
3 32 (5.17%) Cucumber
4 28 (4.52%) Visual Studio
4 28 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.04%) JIRA
6 19 (3.07%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.42%) Git (software)
8 13 (2.10%) SpecFlow
9 11 (1.78%) Jasmine
10 10 (1.62%) WATIR
11 9 (1.45%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.45%) Hudson
12 8 (1.29%) Subversion
13 6 (0.97%) Robotium
13 6 (0.97%) Calabash
13 6 (0.97%) Metasploit
14 5 (0.81%) RSpec
General
1 93 (15.02%) Finance
2 44 (7.11%) Retail
3 27 (4.36%) Games
4 24 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.26%) Legal
5 14 (2.26%) Banking
6 10 (1.62%) Law
7 9 (1.45%) Marketing
8 6 (0.97%) Back Office
9 5 (0.81%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.48%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 119 (19.22%) Tester
2 105 (16.96%) Analyst
3 92 (14.86%) Consultant
4 86 (13.89%) Security Analyst
5 83 (13.41%) Penetration Tester
6 74 (11.95%) Test Manager
7 44 (7.11%) QA Manager
7 44 (7.11%) Security Tester
8 41 (6.62%) Security Specialist
9 37 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (5.82%) Test Engineer
11 35 (5.65%) Senior Security Analyst
12 32 (5.17%) QA Test Manager
12 32 (5.17%) Applications Specialist
12 32 (5.17%) Application Security Specialist
12 32 (5.17%) Testing Consultant
13 30 (4.85%) Security Consultant
14 28 (4.52%) Penetration Test Consultant
15 22 (3.55%) Senior Test Engineer
16 21 (3.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (24.88%) .NET
2 47 (7.59%) ASP.NET
3 44 (7.11%) Web Services
4 32 (5.17%) SOAP
5 28 (4.52%) HTML
6 27 (4.36%) Gherkin
7 25 (4.04%) CSS
8 20 (3.23%) XML
9 18 (2.91%) JSON
10 17 (2.75%) RESTful
11 11 (1.78%) jQuery
11 11 (1.78%) HTML5
11 11 (1.78%) Backbone.js
12 10 (1.62%) CSS3
12 10 (1.62%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (1.62%) Ajax
12 10 (1.62%) WCF
13 6 (0.97%) MyBatis
13 6 (0.97%) JSP
13 6 (0.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.47%) Management Information System
2 37 (5.98%) Open Source
3 34 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (2.75%) Online Games
8 15 (2.42%) CESG
9 14 (2.26%) RMADS
10 13 (2.10%) PKI
11 11 (1.78%) Cryptography
12 9 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
13 8 (1.29%) Web 2.0
14 7 (1.13%) AS400
15 6 (0.97%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.81%) BBC
16 5 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
17 3 (0.48%) NHS
17 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
17 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.37%) Linux
2 36 (5.82%) UNIX
3 35 (5.65%) Windows
4 21 (3.39%) Android
4 21 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.10%) Solaris
6 5 (0.81%) OS/390
6 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (33.28%) Penetration Testing
2 175 (28.27%) Information Security
3 102 (16.48%) Software Testing
4 100 (16.16%) Performance Testing
5 89 (14.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 85 (13.73%) Automated Testing
7 81 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (12.76%) Ethical Hacking
9 73 (11.79%) Test Scripting
10 71 (11.47%) Test Strategy
11 61 (9.85%) E-Commerce
12 60 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 55 (8.89%) Test Management
14 53 (8.56%) Scrum
14 53 (8.56%) Test Automation
15 52 (8.40%) Integration Testing
16 49 (7.92%) Information Assurance
16 49 (7.92%) Risk Management
17 41 (6.62%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 138 (22.29%) SQL
2 103 (16.64%) Java
3 75 (12.12%) C#
4 47 (7.59%) T-SQL
5 45 (7.27%) PHP
6 31 (5.01%) C
7 29 (4.68%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.72%) Objective-C
9 22 (3.55%) Python
10 17 (2.75%) Ruby
11 14 (2.26%) C++
12 12 (1.94%) Perl
13 10 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.97%) Scala
15 4 (0.65%) VB
16 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (17.12%) CISSP
2 96 (15.51%) Degree
3 84 (13.57%) Security Cleared
4 73 (11.79%) CEH
5 59 (9.53%) ISEB
6 49 (7.92%) GIAC
6 49 (7.92%) CISM
7 41 (6.62%) ISTQB
7 41 (6.62%) SC Cleared
8 40 (6.46%) CISA
9 38 (6.14%) GPEN
9 38 (6.14%) OSCP
10 34 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 33 (5.33%) CISMP
12 15 (2.42%) GCIH
12 15 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 13 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (1.62%) GWAPT
15 10 (1.62%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (28.76%) QA
2 85 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (13.57%) PCI DSS
4 28 (4.52%) COBIT
5 19 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.48%) WCAG
7 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) COSO
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (1.94%) Hyper-V
2 11 (1.78%) Snort
3 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.81%) Nmap
4 5 (0.81%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) XenServer
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (1.62%) Nessus
1 10 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.65%) WebInspect
3 2 (0.32%) Puppet
3 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) AppDetective
3 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (2.75%) HP
3 16 (2.58%) Oracle
4 14 (2.26%) Sourcefire
5 9 (1.45%) Juniper
6 7 (1.13%) Cisco
6 7 (1.13%) hybris
7 6 (0.97%) IBM
7 6 (0.97%) McAfee
7 6 (0.97%) VMware
8 5 (0.81%) Capita
8 5 (0.81%) T-Plan
9 4 (0.65%) Siebel
9 4 (0.65%) Citrix
10 3 (0.48%) Qualys
10 3 (0.48%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.32%) Splunk
11 2 (0.32%) SAP
11 2 (0.32%) Progress
11 2 (0.32%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Gonnadoo
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Skipton, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive. Depending on Experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell (UK)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Computer Network Defence
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Dep on Exp
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago