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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 580 617 570
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -47
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 324 294 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 207 210 233
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,974
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,232 £38,300 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £57,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year
-18.26% +21.69%

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
89721 92871 85537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.23% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 72690 74384 70471
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +31 292 £52,500 -4.54% 29
London +70 116 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Yorkshire +43 44 £45,000 +33.69% 4
North West +29 34 £52,500 -27.58% 2
West Yorkshire +16 34 £45,000 +33.69% 2
Leeds +16 33 £45,000 +31.12% 2
City of London +21 32 £60,000 +26.31% 3
South West +2 30 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +23 27 £41,500 +49.54% 2
South East -20 27 £55,000 +7.47% 4
Edinburgh +19 21 - - 1
Manchester +15 21 £51,500 -6.36% 2
West Midlands -27 18 £60,000 -
Hampshire -20 17 £57,500 +31.42% 1
Birmingham +8 14 £50,000 -41.17%
East of England -20 14 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Cheshire +7 13 £52,500 -27.58%
Wiltshire - 12 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +8 7 £50,000 -13.04%
Swindon - 7 £40,000 - 1
Havant +17 6 £57,500 +2.67%
Devon +4 6 - -
North Yorkshire - 6 £27,500 - 2
Exeter - 6 - -
York - 6 £27,500 - 2
Essex +3 5 £80,000 -7.24%
Gloucestershire -3 5 £47,500 -20.83%
Hertfordshire -11 5 £52,500 +3.96%
Sidcup - 5 £30,000 -
Cheltenham +1 4 £47,500 +43.93%

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 187 (33.39%) Information Security
2 159 (28.39%) Penetration Testing
3 129 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (20.71%) Finance
5 110 (19.64%) CISSP
6 106 (18.93%) Software Testing
7 99 (17.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 94 (16.79%) ISEB
9 90 (16.07%) Degree
10 89 (15.89%) Information Assurance
11 87 (15.54%) ISTQB
12 86 (15.36%) QA
13 84 (15.00%) SQL
14 77 (13.75%) Firewall
15 76 (13.57%) PCI DSS
16 72 (12.86%) Ethical Hacking
17 69 (12.32%) Java
18 67 (11.96%) SIEM
19 66 (11.79%) Selenium
20 64 (11.43%) Security Cleared
21 62 (11.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 62 (11.07%) Performance Testing
22 59 (10.54%) Windows
23 58 (10.36%) Management Information System
24 56 (10.00%) Test Automation
25 54 (9.64%) Mobile App
26 53 (9.46%) SC Cleared
27 52 (9.29%) Automated Testing
27 52 (9.29%) OWASP
28 49 (8.75%) CISM

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (2.86%) IIS
2 13 (2.32%) Apache
3 5 (0.89%) nginx
3 5 (0.89%) Node.js
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPEL
4 3 (0.54%) Drupal
5 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.89%) Route 53
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
2 5 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 77 (13.75%) Firewall
2 45 (8.04%) Network Security
3 34 (6.07%) Internet
4 32 (5.71%) Wireless
5 29 (5.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (3.93%) HTTP
7 19 (3.39%) Wireshark
8 18 (3.21%) tcpdump
9 16 (2.86%) Wireless Security
10 14 (2.50%) DNS
11 13 (2.32%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.32%) SSL
12 8 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.07%) FTP
13 6 (1.07%) WAN
13 6 (1.07%) SMTP
13 6 (1.07%) LDAP
14 5 (0.89%) LAN
14 5 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.32%) MySQL
2 8 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.89%) Redis
4 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.36%) SimpleDB
7 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (11.79%) Selenium
2 31 (5.54%) JIRA
3 30 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 28 (5.00%) WebDriver
5 23 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (4.11%) LoadRunner
5 23 (4.11%) JMeter
6 22 (3.93%) Bugzilla
7 21 (3.75%) Visual Studio
8 18 (3.21%) Git (software)
9 17 (3.04%) SoapUI
10 15 (2.68%) Jenkins
11 13 (2.32%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.14%) Jasmine
12 12 (2.14%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (1.61%) Appium
14 8 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (1.43%) NUnit
14 8 (1.43%) WATIR
15 7 (1.25%) Firebug
General
1 116 (20.71%) Finance
2 49 (8.75%) Banking
3 24 (4.29%) Legal
4 14 (2.50%) Games
5 12 (2.14%) Marketing
6 8 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.25%) Law
7 7 (1.25%) Retail
8 4 (0.71%) Military
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Local Government
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 153 (27.32%) Analyst
2 87 (15.54%) Tester
3 80 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 60 (10.71%) Penetration Tester
5 55 (9.82%) Consultant
6 54 (9.64%) Test Analyst
7 40 (7.14%) Security Manager
8 39 (6.96%) Test Manager
9 34 (6.07%) Security Consultant
10 32 (5.71%) Security Specialist
11 26 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (4.29%) Applications Specialist
12 24 (4.29%) IT Security Analyst
12 24 (4.29%) Application Security Specialist
13 22 (3.93%) Test Leader
14 21 (3.75%) Ethical Hacker
14 21 (3.75%) Information Manager
14 21 (3.75%) Information Security Manager
15 20 (3.57%) Security Engineer
16 18 (3.21%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.04%) .NET
1 45 (8.04%) Web Services
2 32 (5.71%) HTML
3 25 (4.46%) ASP.NET
4 20 (3.57%) SOAP
5 16 (2.86%) XML
6 13 (2.32%) Ajax
7 11 (1.96%) WCF
7 11 (1.96%) JSP
8 10 (1.79%) Application Packaging
8 10 (1.79%) REST
9 9 (1.61%) HTML5
9 9 (1.61%) CSS
10 7 (1.25%) COM
10 7 (1.25%) Gherkin
11 5 (0.89%) DOM
12 4 (0.71%) LAMP
12 4 (0.71%) Django
12 4 (0.71%) jQuery
12 4 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.36%) Management Information System
2 54 (9.64%) Mobile App
3 34 (6.07%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.64%) Open Source
6 19 (3.39%) Cryptography
7 17 (3.04%) CESG
8 12 (2.14%) Online Games
9 11 (1.96%) Statistics
10 9 (1.61%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
11 7 (1.25%) PKI
12 6 (1.07%) User Experience
12 6 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.71%) GIS
14 3 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.54%) Windows
2 33 (5.89%) Linux
3 26 (4.64%) UNIX
4 6 (1.07%) Android
4 6 (1.07%) Solaris
4 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.71%) CentOS
5 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.39%) Information Security
2 159 (28.39%) Penetration Testing
3 129 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (18.93%) Software Testing
5 89 (15.89%) Information Assurance
6 72 (12.86%) Ethical Hacking
7 67 (11.96%) SIEM
8 62 (11.07%) Performance Testing
8 62 (11.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 56 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 52 (9.29%) OWASP
10 52 (9.29%) Automated Testing
11 48 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 46 (8.21%) E-Commerce
13 45 (8.04%) Software Engineering
13 45 (8.04%) Test Scripting
14 44 (7.86%) Mentoring
15 43 (7.68%) Load Testing
16 39 (6.96%) ITIL
17 37 (6.61%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 84 (15.00%) SQL
2 69 (12.32%) Java
3 46 (8.21%) C#
4 34 (6.07%) JavaScript
5 32 (5.71%) C
6 25 (4.46%) PHP
7 20 (3.57%) C++
8 19 (3.39%) Python
9 18 (3.21%) Ruby
10 8 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.43%) Perl
11 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.71%) F#
14 2 (0.36%) Groovy
14 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.18%) RPG
15 1 (0.18%) Scala
15 1 (0.18%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 110 (19.64%) CISSP
2 94 (16.79%) ISEB
3 90 (16.07%) Degree
4 87 (15.54%) ISTQB
5 64 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 53 (9.46%) SC Cleared
7 49 (8.75%) CISM
8 42 (7.50%) CEH
9 38 (6.79%) CISA
10 35 (6.25%) GIAC
11 28 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 24 (4.29%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.86%) CHFI
14 15 (2.68%) OSCP
15 12 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.61%) GCIA
16 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.61%) MCSA
16 9 (1.61%) GPEN
17 7 (1.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (15.36%) QA
3 76 (13.57%) PCI DSS
4 40 (7.14%) FATCA
5 20 (3.57%) COBIT
5 20 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (1.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.36%) SLA
9 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.96%) Snort
3 5 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.71%) KVM
4 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (3.04%) Nmap
2 15 (2.68%) Nessus
3 9 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.07%) Puppet
4 6 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.89%) HAProxy
5 5 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.71%) WSUS
6 4 (0.71%) Nagios
7 3 (0.54%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.36%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.18%) SCCM
9 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.68%) Google
3 13 (2.32%) HP
3 13 (2.32%) McAfee
4 12 (2.14%) Cisco
4 12 (2.14%) Sourcefire
5 11 (1.96%) Qualys
5 11 (1.96%) Oracle
6 8 (1.43%) VMware
6 8 (1.43%) CheckPoint
7 4 (0.71%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.71%) Citrix
8 3 (0.54%) IBM
8 3 (0.54%) Websense
8 3 (0.54%) BT
8 3 (0.54%) Telerik
8 3 (0.54%) Percona
8 3 (0.54%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.36%) LogLogic
9 2 (0.36%) ServiceNow
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Banking Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £54000 - £68000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, pension, flexi-time
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + PENSION + EXCELLENT BENS
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago