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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 642 635 687
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +52
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 279 350 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 196 243 200
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £32,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.84%

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
86142 95892 100545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.84% 87.29% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71917 78502 81138
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 259 £52,500 +5.00% 33
London +14 103 £60,000 -7.69% 11
South East +7 54 £51,250 +7.89% 3
City of London +44 26 £58,750 -16.07% 5
East of England +41 24 £47,500 +72.72% 3
South West +33 24 £34,000 -2.85% 3
West Midlands +2 23 £42,500 +123.68% 2
Surrey +38 20 £45,000 -10.00%
North West +8 18 £59,000 - 4
Berkshire +13 14 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Manchester -5 13 £59,000 -5.97% 3
Hertfordshire +34 12 £47,500 +72.72% 2
Birmingham -7 12 £42,500 -22.72%
Dorset +21 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Yorkshire -14 10 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Reading +16 9 £57,500 +48.38%
Oxfordshire -22 9 £43,500 -30.40%
Edinburgh +8 8 £52,500 +191.66%
Scotland -5 8 £52,500 +28.83%
Chertsey - 8 £42,500 -
Banbury -3 7 £43,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - - 1
Somerset - 7 £41,000 - 2
Leeds +16 6 £50,000 +31.57% 5
West Yorkshire -1 6 £50,000 +28.20% 5
Poole -11 6 £34,000 +4.61%
Bristol - 6 £52,500 -
Staffordshire +1 5 £24,000 +26.31% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -13 5 £24,000 +26.31% 1
Guildford +18 4 - -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 247 (38.12%) Penetration Testing
2 235 (36.27%) Information Security
3 168 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (22.84%) CISSP
5 135 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
6 134 (20.68%) Java
7 123 (18.98%) Finance
8 110 (16.98%) Degree
9 105 (16.20%) OWASP
10 103 (15.90%) Management Information System
11 100 (15.43%) Mobile App
12 99 (15.28%) CREST Certified
13 98 (15.12%) Risk Management
14 97 (14.97%) Windows
15 96 (14.81%) Linux
16 94 (14.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 91 (14.04%) C#
18 90 (13.89%) CISM
19 87 (13.43%) QA
20 81 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 80 (12.35%) Nessus
22 78 (12.04%) .NET
22 78 (12.04%) SDLC
23 77 (11.88%) Microsoft
23 77 (11.88%) Firewall
24 76 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
24 76 (11.73%) Non-Functional Testing
25 75 (11.57%) ISEB
26 74 (11.42%) CEH
26 74 (11.42%) Metasploit

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 19 (2.93%) IIS
2 16 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.70%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.77%) CMS
5 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.46%) Confluence
7 2 (0.31%) Apache
7 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.70%) MS Office
2 11 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.62%) SystmOne
2 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.85%) SaaS
2 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.62%) Office 365
5 2 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.88%) Firewall
2 68 (10.49%) TCP/IP
3 55 (8.49%) HTTP
4 46 (7.10%) Network Security
5 32 (4.94%) Internet
6 29 (4.48%) Wireless
7 25 (3.86%) LAN
7 25 (3.86%) WAN
8 24 (3.70%) DNS
9 21 (3.24%) VPN
10 15 (2.31%) IPsec
11 13 (2.01%) HTTPS
11 13 (2.01%) SSL
12 12 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.54%) Wireless Security
14 8 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.23%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.08%) SAN
16 4 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.16%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 6 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.77%) Big Data
4 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.62%) MarkLogic
5 4 (0.62%) MySQL
5 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.15%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 74 (11.42%) Metasploit
2 70 (10.80%) Burp Suite
3 62 (9.57%) Selenium
4 41 (6.33%) Cucumber
5 40 (6.17%) JMeter
6 33 (5.09%) Visual Studio
7 29 (4.48%) AppScan
7 29 (4.48%) SoapUI
8 28 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.01%) WebDriver
10 25 (3.86%) JIRA
11 21 (3.24%) Jenkins
12 19 (2.93%) Appium
12 19 (2.93%) Git (software)
13 18 (2.78%) sqlmap
14 14 (2.16%) SpecFlow
15 13 (2.01%) LoadRunner
16 12 (1.85%) Paros
17 10 (1.54%) HP UFT
18 9 (1.39%) Mercurial
General
1 123 (18.98%) Finance
2 39 (6.02%) Banking
3 32 (4.94%) Legal
4 30 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.40%) Retail
6 15 (2.31%) Publishing
7 11 (1.70%) Back Office
8 9 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.62%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Electronics
12 3 (0.46%) Law
12 3 (0.46%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Games
13 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Hebrew Language
Job Titles
1 163 (25.15%) Tester
2 137 (21.14%) Analyst
3 102 (15.74%) Penetration Tester
4 81 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 69 (10.65%) Consultant
6 63 (9.72%) Security Consultant
7 53 (8.18%) Security Tester
8 48 (7.41%) Architect
8 48 (7.41%) Team Leader
8 48 (7.41%) Test Manager
9 41 (6.33%) Security Architect
10 40 (6.17%) Security Manager
10 40 (6.17%) Security Penetration Tester
11 36 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
12 31 (4.78%) Information Analyst
12 31 (4.78%) Information Security Analyst
12 31 (4.78%) Security Engineer
13 30 (4.63%) Test Analyst
14 28 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
15 26 (4.01%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.04%) .NET
2 47 (7.25%) Web Services
3 46 (7.10%) HTML
4 30 (4.63%) ASP.NET
5 29 (4.48%) HTML5
6 25 (3.86%) REST
6 25 (3.86%) SOAP
7 22 (3.40%) XML
8 11 (1.70%) Ajax
8 11 (1.70%) CSS
9 10 (1.54%) Flash
9 10 (1.54%) Gherkin
9 10 (1.54%) JSON
10 9 (1.39%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.08%) RESTful
12 6 (0.93%) SAP Basis
13 5 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.62%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.90%) Management Information System
2 100 (15.43%) Mobile App
3 76 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 36 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.86%) CESG
7 17 (2.62%) Mathematics
8 15 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (2.16%) Cryptography
9 14 (2.16%) Cyber Attack
10 13 (2.01%) Life Science
11 12 (1.85%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.85%) BYOD
11 12 (1.85%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.54%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.39%) User Experience
14 7 (1.08%) Fintech
14 7 (1.08%) PKI
14 7 (1.08%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.97%) Windows
2 96 (14.81%) Linux
3 56 (8.64%) Kali Linux
4 43 (6.64%) Unix
5 28 (4.32%) Android
6 23 (3.55%) Apple iOS
7 16 (2.47%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.23%) Solaris
9 6 (0.93%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.77%) AIX
11 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.62%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.62%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.46%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (38.12%) Penetration Testing
2 235 (36.27%) Information Security
3 168 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
5 105 (16.20%) OWASP
6 98 (15.12%) Risk Management
7 78 (12.04%) SDLC
8 76 (11.73%) Non-Functional Testing
9 73 (11.27%) Test Automation
10 72 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 67 (10.34%) Performance Testing
12 58 (8.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 57 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 53 (8.18%) Test Management
15 52 (8.02%) Software Testing
15 52 (8.02%) Test Strategy
16 50 (7.72%) Ethical Hacking
17 45 (6.94%) Functional Testing
17 45 (6.94%) Risk Analysis
18 44 (6.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 134 (20.68%) Java
2 91 (14.04%) C#
3 65 (10.03%) C
3 65 (10.03%) SQL
4 58 (8.95%) Python
5 56 (8.64%) C++
6 54 (8.33%) Ruby
7 42 (6.48%) Perl
8 41 (6.33%) PHP
9 36 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 21 (3.24%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.09%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.01%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.08%) VB
15 6 (0.93%) ABAP
15 6 (0.93%) Scala
16 4 (0.62%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.31%) Go
17 2 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (22.84%) CISSP
2 110 (16.98%) Degree
3 99 (15.28%) CREST Certified
4 90 (13.89%) CISM
5 81 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 75 (11.57%) ISEB
7 74 (11.42%) CEH
8 68 (10.49%) SC Cleared
9 58 (8.95%) CHECK Team Leader
10 51 (7.87%) ISTQB
11 44 (6.79%) DV Cleared
12 43 (6.64%) OSCP
13 36 (5.56%) CISA
14 34 (5.25%) CHECK Team Member
15 33 (5.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 29 (4.48%) GIAC
17 24 (3.70%) CRISC
18 18 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
19 17 (2.62%) CLAS
20 14 (2.16%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (14.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (13.43%) QA
3 40 (6.17%) PCI DSS
4 20 (3.09%) COBIT
5 13 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.77%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.62%) ISO27002
8 4 (0.62%) ISO27005
9 3 (0.46%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.46%) Val IT
10 2 (0.31%) EFQM
System Software
1 22 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) Snort
4 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Gluster
5 1 (0.15%) iptables
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (12.35%) Nessus
2 32 (4.94%) HP Fortify
3 12 (1.85%) WebInspect
4 11 (1.70%) Nmap
5 10 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.08%) OpenVAS
6 7 (1.08%) RSA Archer
7 3 (0.46%) Puppet
8 2 (0.31%) Ansible
8 2 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.15%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.15%) Graylog
9 1 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.15%) SCOM
9 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 77 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.41%) HP
3 29 (4.48%) Qualys
4 26 (4.01%) Cisco
4 26 (4.01%) IBM
5 20 (3.09%) Veracode
6 17 (2.62%) SAP
7 11 (1.70%) ArcSight
8 10 (1.54%) Riverbed
9 8 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.23%) Coverity
9 8 (1.23%) LogRhythm
9 8 (1.23%) Oracle
10 7 (1.08%) Sourcefire
10 7 (1.08%) VMware
11 6 (0.93%) Splunk
12 5 (0.77%) Cognizant
12 5 (0.77%) Google
12 5 (0.77%) Intel Security
13 4 (0.62%) Apple
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum c£35,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita plc
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
PAREXEL International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CapGemini Consulting
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £ 95,000 + bonus (20-30%) + pension + healthcare + life insuranc
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Synectics Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive + Strong Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package.
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Medidata Solutions Inc
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NCC Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago