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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 565 606 595
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -11
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 336 321 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 227 237 188
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £33,075 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%

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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 +33 308 £55,000 - 39
London +74 147 £65,000 +30.00% 16
City of London +54 55 £65,000 +36.84% 5
South East +3 50 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Yorkshire +30 34 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hampshire 0 27 £55,000 +8.72% 4
North West +4 25 £52,500 -4.54% 4
North Yorkshire +34 20 £42,500 +107.31% 2
Scotland +37 19 £40,750 -25.90% 3
West Midlands -33 18 £60,000 -
East of England +6 16 £43,500 -15.53% 3
York +21 14 £27,500 +34.14%
West Yorkshire +22 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Manchester +11 13 £45,000 -18.18% 2
South West -15 13 £40,000 -12.56% 2
Edinburgh - 12 £29,750 - 1
Leeds +14 11 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire +7 11 £52,500 -25.00%
Birmingham -4 11 £55,000 +46.66%
Surrey +12 10 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Essex +8 8 - - 1
Staffordshire -24 7 £60,000 -
Stafford - 7 £60,000 -
Colchester - 7 - -
Basingstoke +21 6 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Swindon +8 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Wiltshire -2 6 £40,000 +8.84%
West Lothian - 6 £40,000 - 1
Livingston - 6 £40,000 - 1
Southampton -6 5 £55,000 +17.02%

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 221 (35.99%) Information Security
2 171 (27.85%) Finance
3 163 (26.55%) CISSP
4 161 (26.22%) Penetration Testing
5 146 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (18.73%) Software Testing
7 111 (18.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 100 (16.29%) Java
9 95 (15.47%) PCI DSS
10 89 (14.50%) Information Assurance
11 88 (14.33%) ISTQB
12 85 (13.84%) Security Cleared
13 84 (13.68%) Degree
13 84 (13.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 83 (13.52%) .NET
15 82 (13.36%) Selenium
16 76 (12.38%) ISEB
16 76 (12.38%) C#
16 76 (12.38%) QA
17 75 (12.21%) Automated Testing
18 72 (11.73%) OWASP
19 71 (11.56%) Cyber Security
20 69 (11.24%) Performance Testing
21 68 (11.07%) SQL
22 66 (10.75%) Firewall
23 64 (10.42%) Management Information System
23 64 (10.42%) Ethical Hacking
24 63 (10.26%) SC Cleared
25 62 (10.10%) CISM
25 62 (10.10%) Microsoft

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (2.12%) IIS
2 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (0.33%) Node.js
3 2 (0.33%) nginx
3 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.33%) Apache
3 2 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.30%) SaaS
2 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Route 53
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.33%) IaaS
3 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.16%) Veeva
4 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.75%) Firewall
2 46 (7.49%) Network Security
3 42 (6.84%) Wireless
4 28 (4.56%) Internet
4 28 (4.56%) Wireless Security
5 21 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (3.26%) HTTP
7 16 (2.61%) tcpdump
8 13 (2.12%) SSL
9 10 (1.63%) Wireshark
10 9 (1.47%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.98%) DNS
12 5 (0.81%) FTP
12 5 (0.81%) WAN
12 5 (0.81%) LAN
13 4 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.65%) LDAP
13 4 (0.65%) SMTP
13 4 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.58%) Relational Database
2 18 (2.93%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.81%) MySQL
4 5 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.33%) Redis
6 2 (0.33%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.33%) SimpleDB
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.16%) DB2
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 82 (13.36%) Selenium
2 29 (4.72%) Visual Studio
3 27 (4.40%) Cucumber
4 25 (4.07%) WebDriver
5 21 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (2.93%) SoapUI
8 14 (2.28%) JIRA
9 12 (1.95%) Firebug
10 11 (1.79%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.47%) JMeter
11 9 (1.47%) Git (software)
12 8 (1.30%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.14%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.14%) Bugzilla
13 7 (1.14%) Capybara
14 6 (0.98%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
15 5 (0.81%) Appium
15 5 (0.81%) NUnit
General
1 171 (27.85%) Finance
2 53 (8.63%) Banking
3 19 (3.09%) Legal
4 14 (2.28%) Retail
5 9 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.47%) Marketing
6 8 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.98%) Local Government
8 6 (0.98%) Advertising
8 6 (0.98%) Law
9 5 (0.81%) Publishing
10 4 (0.65%) Games
10 4 (0.65%) Military
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 152 (24.76%) Analyst
2 81 (13.19%) Consultant
3 74 (12.05%) Tester
3 74 (12.05%) Security Analyst
4 61 (9.93%) Test Analyst
5 52 (8.47%) Security Manager
6 51 (8.31%) Security Consultant
7 50 (8.14%) Penetration Tester
8 47 (7.65%) Security Specialist
9 45 (7.33%) Test Manager
10 39 (6.35%) Application Security Specialist
10 39 (6.35%) Applications Specialist
11 27 (4.40%) IT Security Analyst
12 26 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (3.42%) Information Security Manager
13 21 (3.42%) Information Manager
14 18 (2.93%) Test Leader
14 18 (2.93%) Penetration Test Consultant
14 18 (2.93%) QA Analyst
15 17 (2.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.52%) .NET
2 42 (6.84%) HTML
3 35 (5.70%) ASP.NET
4 30 (4.89%) Web Services
5 19 (3.09%) Ajax
6 16 (2.61%) JSP
6 16 (2.61%) SOAP
7 15 (2.44%) Struts
7 15 (2.44%) XML
7 15 (2.44%) Spring
8 14 (2.28%) Gherkin
8 14 (2.28%) CSS
9 8 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.14%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.98%) RESTful
11 6 (0.98%) COM
12 5 (0.81%) DOM
12 5 (0.81%) HTML5
12 5 (0.81%) Application Packaging
13 4 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 53 (8.63%) Mobile App
3 37 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 37 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.56%) CESG
5 20 (3.26%) Cryptography
6 16 (2.61%) CESG CLAS
7 15 (2.44%) PKI
7 15 (2.44%) Statistics
8 11 (1.79%) GIS
8 11 (1.79%) Open Source
9 9 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.47%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.98%) RMADS
11 5 (0.81%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.65%) User Experience
13 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 54 (8.79%) Windows
2 22 (3.58%) UNIX
3 13 (2.12%) Linux
4 5 (0.81%) Android
4 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.65%) Solaris
6 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (35.99%) Information Security
2 161 (26.22%) Penetration Testing
3 146 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (18.73%) Software Testing
5 89 (14.50%) Information Assurance
6 84 (13.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 75 (12.21%) Automated Testing
8 72 (11.73%) OWASP
9 71 (11.56%) Cyber Security
10 69 (11.24%) Performance Testing
11 64 (10.42%) Ethical Hacking
12 60 (9.77%) SIEM
13 56 (9.12%) Risk Management
14 54 (8.79%) Test Scripting
15 53 (8.63%) Project Management
16 48 (7.82%) Manual Testing
17 47 (7.65%) Software Engineering
17 47 (7.65%) Test Automation
18 42 (6.84%) Security Architecture
19 40 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (16.29%) Java
2 76 (12.38%) C#
3 68 (11.07%) SQL
4 53 (8.63%) C
5 43 (7.00%) C++
6 26 (4.23%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.07%) Python
8 16 (2.61%) PHP
9 14 (2.28%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.30%) Ruby
11 6 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.16%) RPG
13 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
13 1 (0.16%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 163 (26.55%) CISSP
2 88 (14.33%) ISTQB
3 85 (13.84%) Security Cleared
4 84 (13.68%) Degree
5 76 (12.38%) ISEB
6 63 (10.26%) SC Cleared
7 62 (10.10%) CISM
8 52 (8.47%) CISA
9 45 (7.33%) CEH
10 33 (5.37%) DV Cleared
11 31 (5.05%) GIAC
12 26 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (2.61%) GPEN
13 16 (2.61%) OSCP
14 13 (2.12%) CHFI
15 11 (1.79%) CISMP
16 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (1.30%) GCIA
18 7 (1.14%) MCSA
19 6 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (18.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (15.47%) PCI DSS
3 76 (12.38%) QA
4 40 (6.51%) FATCA
5 34 (5.54%) COBIT
6 19 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 13 (2.12%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.81%) PAS 55
8 5 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) SLA
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.47%) Snort
3 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.12%) Nmap
2 11 (1.79%) Nessus
3 10 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.49%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.33%) SCCM
5 2 (0.33%) Puppet
5 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 62 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.44%) HP
2 15 (2.44%) Google
3 12 (1.95%) VMware
4 10 (1.63%) McAfee
5 9 (1.47%) Sourcefire
5 9 (1.47%) Oracle
6 8 (1.30%) Cisco
6 8 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 6 (0.98%) Qualys
8 5 (0.81%) WorldPay
8 5 (0.81%) IBM
9 4 (0.65%) BT
10 3 (0.49%) Telerik
11 2 (0.33%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.33%) Coverity
11 2 (0.33%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.33%) Rapid7
12 1 (0.16%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.16%) Anite
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Nakama
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus scheme, Pension, Life assuranc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+bonus+bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 11 days ago