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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 674 673 655
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 227 209 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 156 146 214
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £32,025
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +9 212 £47,500 +5.55% 42
London +21 65 £57,500 +6.48% 11
South East -21 41 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +3 23 £19,000 -62.00% 3
North West -9 23 £66,250 +61.58% 6
East of England -24 21 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Yorkshire -29 21 £38,000 -26.21% 6
City of London +23 19 £62,500 +6.38% 4
Staffordshire - 19 £19,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 18 £19,000 - 1
Hampshire -23 17 £50,000 +21.21%
South West -26 15 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Surrey +1 10 £46,250 +54.16% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Peterborough +1 10 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Manchester -2 9 £42,500 +3.65% 4
West Yorkshire -30 9 £47,500 -7.76% 2
Leatherhead - 9 £45,000 - 2
Southampton +2 8 £42,500 +13.33%
Scotland -4 8 £34,000 -
Cheshire -10 8 £68,750 +61.76% 1
Leeds -17 8 £46,250 -10.19% 2
Essex - 8 - -
North Yorkshire - 8 £36,500 - 2
Edinburgh -12 7 £34,000 -
Skipton - 7 £38,000 -
Berkshire -8 6 £45,000 - 1
Somerset - 6 £31,000 - 1
Reading -1 5 £45,000 -
Warrington - 5 £67,500 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 201 (37.43%) Information Security
2 147 (27.37%) Penetration Testing
3 142 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (26.26%) QA
5 111 (20.67%) Software Testing
6 104 (19.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 95 (17.69%) Security Cleared
8 93 (17.32%) .NET
9 91 (16.95%) Degree
10 89 (16.57%) Java
11 88 (16.39%) CISSP
11 88 (16.39%) Finance
12 82 (15.27%) SQL
13 76 (14.15%) PCI DSS
14 74 (13.78%) Performance Testing
15 71 (13.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 65 (12.10%) Test Automation
17 64 (11.92%) Management Information System
17 64 (11.92%) ISEB
18 59 (10.99%) Selenium
19 58 (10.80%) Test Scripting
19 58 (10.80%) ISTQB
19 58 (10.80%) C#
20 57 (10.61%) Information Assurance
21 55 (10.24%) Ethical Hacking
22 53 (9.87%) SC Cleared
23 51 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
23 51 (9.50%) Risk Management
24 50 (9.31%) ITIL
24 50 (9.31%) Test Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (2.98%) Apache
2 10 (1.86%) IIS
3 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.93%) CICS
5 4 (0.74%) Drupal
6 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) Lync
7 2 (0.37%) nginx
7 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.19%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.98%) MS Office
3 5 (0.93%) MS Project
4 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) RMDS
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.86%) SaaS
2 5 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.82%) Firewall
2 38 (7.08%) Network Security
3 33 (6.15%) Wireshark
4 30 (5.59%) Wireless
4 30 (5.59%) Internet
5 23 (4.28%) HTTP
6 18 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (2.79%) VPN
7 15 (2.79%) VoIP
8 12 (2.23%) DNS
8 12 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.23%) Wireless Security
8 12 (2.23%) tcpdump
9 8 (1.49%) SMTP
9 8 (1.49%) LAN
10 7 (1.30%) WAN
10 7 (1.30%) LDAP
11 6 (1.12%) FTP
12 5 (0.93%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.79%) MySQL
3 7 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.93%) DB2
5 4 (0.74%) Big Data
5 4 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.19%) Redis
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 59 (10.99%) Selenium
2 31 (5.77%) JIRA
3 26 (4.84%) WebDriver
3 26 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.66%) Cucumber
5 23 (4.28%) Visual Studio
6 20 (3.72%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (2.79%) SoapUI
7 15 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.42%) WATIR
8 13 (2.42%) Jasmine
9 11 (2.05%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.05%) Git (software)
10 10 (1.86%) Hudson
11 9 (1.68%) Metasploit
11 9 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.68%) Bugzilla
12 7 (1.30%) CruiseControl
12 7 (1.30%) Subversion
12 7 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 88 (16.39%) Finance
2 20 (3.72%) Retail
3 19 (3.54%) Banking
4 14 (2.61%) Games
5 13 (2.42%) Legal
6 10 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.30%) Back Office
8 5 (0.93%) Welsh Language
8 5 (0.93%) Marketing
9 4 (0.74%) Law
10 3 (0.56%) Military
10 3 (0.56%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.56%) French Language
11 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (23.65%) Analyst
2 96 (17.88%) Security Analyst
3 90 (16.76%) Tester
4 73 (13.59%) Consultant
5 65 (12.10%) Test Manager
6 60 (11.17%) Penetration Tester
7 41 (7.64%) Senior Analyst
8 37 (6.89%) Information Analyst
8 37 (6.89%) Information Security Analyst
9 36 (6.70%) QA Manager
10 34 (6.33%) Security Consultant
11 30 (5.59%) Senior Security Analyst
12 29 (5.40%) QA Test Manager
13 27 (5.03%) Junior
13 27 (5.03%) Security Specialist
13 27 (5.03%) Security Tester
14 25 (4.66%) Team Leader
15 22 (4.10%) Test Analyst
16 19 (3.54%) Test Team Leader
16 19 (3.54%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (17.32%) .NET
2 32 (5.96%) ASP.NET
3 27 (5.03%) Web Services
4 18 (3.35%) SOAP
5 15 (2.79%) Gherkin
6 12 (2.23%) HTML
7 10 (1.86%) XML
8 9 (1.68%) RESTful
9 8 (1.49%) SAML
9 8 (1.49%) CSS
10 6 (1.12%) JSP
10 6 (1.12%) Regular Expression
11 5 (0.93%) LAMP
11 5 (0.93%) JSON
12 4 (0.74%) Django
12 4 (0.74%) StructureMap
13 3 (0.56%) HTML5
13 3 (0.56%) WPF
13 3 (0.56%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.92%) Management Information System
2 44 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.45%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.40%) Open Source
5 27 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 26 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
7 21 (3.91%) CESG
8 15 (2.79%) CESG CLAS
9 13 (2.42%) RMADS
10 12 (2.23%) Online Games
11 8 (1.49%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.93%) PKI
13 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.74%) Mathematics
15 3 (0.56%) User Experience
15 3 (0.56%) NHS
15 3 (0.56%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.19%) Linux
2 43 (8.01%) Windows
3 25 (4.66%) UNIX
4 17 (3.17%) Android
5 15 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.86%) Solaris
7 3 (0.56%) CentOS
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.19%) OS/390
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (37.43%) Information Security
2 147 (27.37%) Penetration Testing
3 142 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (20.67%) Software Testing
5 74 (13.78%) Performance Testing
6 71 (13.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 65 (12.10%) Test Automation
8 58 (10.80%) Test Scripting
9 57 (10.61%) Information Assurance
10 55 (10.24%) Ethical Hacking
11 51 (9.50%) Risk Management
11 51 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (9.31%) Test Management
12 50 (9.31%) ITIL
13 49 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (8.57%) Automated Testing
15 42 (7.82%) Test Strategy
16 39 (7.26%) Migration
17 36 (6.70%) Security Management
17 36 (6.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 89 (16.57%) Java
2 82 (15.27%) SQL
3 58 (10.80%) C#
4 48 (8.94%) PHP
5 28 (5.21%) T-SQL
6 25 (4.66%) C
7 22 (4.10%) C++
8 21 (3.91%) JavaScript
9 20 (3.72%) Python
10 16 (2.98%) Ruby
11 10 (1.86%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.86%) Perl
12 9 (1.68%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.93%) VB
14 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.74%) F#
15 4 (0.74%) Scala
16 1 (0.19%) Groovy
16 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (17.69%) Security Cleared
2 91 (16.95%) Degree
3 88 (16.39%) CISSP
4 64 (11.92%) ISEB
5 58 (10.80%) ISTQB
6 53 (9.87%) SC Cleared
7 45 (8.38%) CISM
8 39 (7.26%) CEH
9 38 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 37 (6.89%) CISA
11 28 (5.21%) GIAC
12 19 (3.54%) GPEN
12 19 (3.54%) OSCP
13 18 (3.35%) DV Cleared
14 14 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (2.42%) CISMP
16 11 (2.05%) GCIA
16 11 (2.05%) GCIH
17 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.93%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (26.26%) QA
2 104 (19.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (14.15%) PCI DSS
4 32 (5.96%) COBIT
5 23 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.56%) SLA
6 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.56%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.37%) WCAG
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (2.23%) Active Directory
1 12 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.86%) Nmap
3 8 (1.49%) Snort
4 6 (1.12%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.56%) KVM
6 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (2.23%) Nessus
2 9 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.93%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.56%) Nagios
4 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.56%) Puppet
4 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.56%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.37%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.37%) WSUS
6 1 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.19%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 49 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.42%) Oracle
3 12 (2.23%) VMware
4 11 (2.05%) Cisco
4 11 (2.05%) HP
5 7 (1.30%) Dell
5 7 (1.30%) IBM
5 7 (1.30%) Sourcefire
5 7 (1.30%) Qualys
6 6 (1.12%) T-Plan
7 5 (0.93%) McAfee
8 4 (0.74%) Capita
8 4 (0.74%) Citrix
9 3 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.56%) Websense
9 3 (0.56%) Splunk
10 2 (0.37%) LogLogic
10 2 (0.37%) Percona
10 2 (0.37%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.37%) GFI Software
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 45K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55K to 65 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package / Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago