The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 636 639 739
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +100
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 276 227 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 175 139 123
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -11.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -12.70%

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
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +8 234 £56,250 +25.00% 19
London +33 106 £57,500 -2.12% 6
South East -4 52 £56,250 +4.65% 5
Hampshire +4 28 £58,000 -10.76% 5
City of London +5 22 £62,500 +8.69% 4
Scotland +1 19 £32,500 +31.31%
East Midlands -3 18 £62,500 +131.48%
North West -7 17 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Havant - 15 £58,000 - 1
Surrey +3 14 £65,000 +116.66%
Edinburgh -1 14 £25,000 +47.05%
West Midlands +6 12 £38,250 -23.50%
Manchester -2 12 £41,750 -4.57% 2
Leicestershire +8 10 £62,500 -
South West -7 10 £36,250 -3.33% 2
Yorkshire -48 10 £40,250 +0.62% 2
Leicester +9 9 £62,500 -
East of England -28 9 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Leatherhead - 9 £47,000 -
Staffordshire -7 8 £21,500 -57.00%
Stoke-on-Trent +11 7 £21,500 -57.00%
West Yorkshire -44 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £45,000 -
Wales +2 6 £31,250 +13.63% 1
South Wales -3 6 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Leeds -38 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Birmingham +3 4 £65,000 +30.00%
Reading -3 4 £45,000 -
Basingstoke -14 4 £45,000 -32.07%
Cambridgeshire -17 4 £52,500 -25.00% 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 195 (32.28%) Penetration Testing
2 194 (32.12%) Information Security
3 184 (30.46%) QA
4 144 (23.84%) .NET
5 127 (21.03%) SQL
6 109 (18.05%) Software Testing
7 107 (17.72%) CISSP
8 102 (16.89%) Degree
9 101 (16.72%) Java
10 100 (16.56%) Performance Testing
11 93 (15.40%) Finance
11 93 (15.40%) Security Cleared
12 92 (15.23%) Selenium
13 87 (14.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 85 (14.07%) Automated Testing
14 85 (14.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 80 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
15 80 (13.25%) PCI DSS
16 78 (12.91%) Test Scripting
17 75 (12.42%) C#
18 72 (11.92%) Test Strategy
19 71 (11.75%) Management Information System
19 71 (11.75%) Ethical Hacking
20 66 (10.93%) ISEB
21 63 (10.43%) Microsoft
21 63 (10.43%) CEH
21 63 (10.43%) Test Automation
22 61 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
23 59 (9.77%) Wireless
24 58 (9.60%) E-Commerce

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.15%) Apache
3 9 (1.49%) Lync
4 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.83%) CICS
5 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.66%) IIS
6 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.33%) nginx
7 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.48%) MS Office
3 10 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Summit
1 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.65%) SaaS
2 8 (1.32%) GitHub
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.77%) Wireless
2 51 (8.44%) Firewall
3 49 (8.11%) Network Security
4 39 (6.46%) Internet
5 36 (5.96%) Wireshark
6 32 (5.30%) VoIP
7 31 (5.13%) HTTP
8 23 (3.81%) VPN
9 22 (3.64%) Wireless Security
10 17 (2.81%) tcpdump
10 17 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (2.15%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.66%) DNS
13 9 (1.49%) LAN
14 8 (1.32%) SMTP
15 7 (1.16%) WAN
15 7 (1.16%) LDAP
15 7 (1.16%) FTP
16 5 (0.83%) Broadband
16 5 (0.83%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.81%) MySQL
2 17 (2.81%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.83%) DB2
5 4 (0.66%) Big Data
6 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 92 (15.23%) Selenium
2 36 (5.96%) WebDriver
3 35 (5.79%) Cucumber
4 34 (5.63%) SoapUI
5 33 (5.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 30 (4.97%) Visual Studio
7 29 (4.80%) JIRA
8 27 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.81%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.81%) Git (software)
11 16 (2.65%) SpecFlow
12 13 (2.15%) WATIR
13 11 (1.82%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.49%) Hudson
14 9 (1.49%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.49%) Subversion
15 6 (0.99%) Bugzilla
15 6 (0.99%) Robotium
15 6 (0.99%) Metasploit
15 6 (0.99%) Calabash
General
1 93 (15.40%) Finance
2 43 (7.12%) Retail
3 24 (3.97%) Games
4 23 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.32%) Banking
6 13 (2.15%) Legal
7 9 (1.49%) Law
8 8 (1.32%) Marketing
9 7 (1.16%) Back Office
10 6 (0.99%) Welsh Language
11 3 (0.50%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.50%) Military
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 114 (18.87%) Analyst
2 105 (17.38%) Tester
3 95 (15.73%) Consultant
4 91 (15.07%) Security Analyst
5 72 (11.92%) Penetration Tester
5 72 (11.92%) Test Manager
6 45 (7.45%) QA Manager
7 40 (6.62%) Senior Analyst
8 39 (6.46%) Security Tester
9 38 (6.29%) Security Specialist
10 37 (6.13%) Test Engineer
11 35 (5.79%) Senior Security Analyst
12 33 (5.46%) Testing Consultant
13 32 (5.30%) QA Test Manager
13 32 (5.30%) Security Consultant
14 28 (4.64%) Penetration Test Consultant
15 27 (4.47%) Application Security Specialist
15 27 (4.47%) Applications Specialist
16 24 (3.97%) Team Leader
17 23 (3.81%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (23.84%) .NET
2 43 (7.12%) ASP.NET
3 38 (6.29%) Web Services
4 31 (5.13%) SOAP
5 27 (4.47%) Gherkin
6 24 (3.97%) HTML
7 20 (3.31%) CSS
8 16 (2.65%) XML
9 15 (2.48%) RESTful
10 13 (2.15%) JSON
11 8 (1.32%) HTML5
11 8 (1.32%) jQuery
11 8 (1.32%) Backbone.js
12 7 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (1.16%) WCF
12 7 (1.16%) Ajax
12 7 (1.16%) CSS3
13 5 (0.83%) MyBatis
13 5 (0.83%) Spring
13 5 (0.83%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.75%) Management Information System
2 39 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.30%) Open Source
4 24 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.81%) Online Games
5 17 (2.81%) CESG
6 16 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (2.65%) RMADS
7 15 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
9 10 (1.66%) PKI
10 8 (1.32%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.99%) AS400
12 5 (0.83%) BBC
12 5 (0.83%) Web 2.0
12 5 (0.83%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.66%) NHS
14 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.50%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.28%) Linux
2 36 (5.96%) Windows
3 32 (5.30%) UNIX
4 18 (2.98%) Apple iOS
4 18 (2.98%) Android
5 11 (1.82%) Solaris
6 4 (0.66%) OS/390
6 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (32.28%) Penetration Testing
2 194 (32.12%) Information Security
3 109 (18.05%) Software Testing
4 100 (16.56%) Performance Testing
5 85 (14.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 85 (14.07%) Automated Testing
6 80 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (12.91%) Test Scripting
8 72 (11.92%) Test Strategy
9 71 (11.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 63 (10.43%) Test Automation
11 61 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 58 (9.60%) Test Management
12 58 (9.60%) E-Commerce
13 53 (8.77%) Risk Management
13 53 (8.77%) Integration Testing
13 53 (8.77%) Information Assurance
14 49 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (7.62%) Scrum
16 45 (7.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 127 (21.03%) SQL
2 101 (16.72%) Java
3 75 (12.42%) C#
4 47 (7.78%) T-SQL
4 47 (7.78%) PHP
5 29 (4.80%) C
6 25 (4.14%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.31%) Objective-C
8 17 (2.81%) Ruby
9 16 (2.65%) Python
9 16 (2.65%) C++
10 8 (1.32%) Perl
11 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.99%) Scala
13 5 (0.83%) VB
14 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (17.72%) CISSP
2 102 (16.89%) Degree
3 93 (15.40%) Security Cleared
4 66 (10.93%) ISEB
5 63 (10.43%) CEH
6 51 (8.44%) CISM
7 49 (8.11%) ISTQB
8 48 (7.95%) SC Cleared
9 45 (7.45%) GIAC
10 39 (6.46%) CISA
11 36 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 35 (5.79%) GPEN
12 35 (5.79%) OSCP
13 29 (4.80%) CISMP
14 17 (2.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 15 (2.48%) GCIH
15 15 (2.48%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (1.49%) CCNP
17 9 (1.49%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (30.46%) QA
2 87 (14.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (13.25%) PCI DSS
4 32 (5.30%) COBIT
5 22 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.50%) WCAG
7 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.17%) COSO
System Software
1 10 (1.66%) Snort
2 9 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.16%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.83%) Nmap
5 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.32%) Nessus
3 4 (0.66%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.50%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.33%) AppDetective
5 2 (0.33%) Puppet
5 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.32%) HP
2 14 (2.32%) Oracle
3 13 (2.15%) Sourcefire
4 8 (1.32%) Cisco
5 7 (1.16%) Dell
5 7 (1.16%) VMware
5 7 (1.16%) hybris
5 7 (1.16%) T-Plan
6 6 (0.99%) IBM
7 5 (0.83%) Juniper
7 5 (0.83%) McAfee
7 5 (0.83%) Capita
8 4 (0.66%) Citrix
8 4 (0.66%) Siebel
9 3 (0.50%) LogRhythm
9 3 (0.50%) Qualys
9 3 (0.50%) Splunk
10 2 (0.33%) Google
10 2 (0.33%) Progress
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Steria
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive. Depending on Experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Sidcup
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago