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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 576 636 690
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +54
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 368 336 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 252 227 237
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £37,600 £33,075
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%

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
86678 92333 100261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.39% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 72146 75008 81488
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +64 354 £57,500 +4.54% 42
London +2 147 £65,000 - 18
South East +47 80 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Surrey +39 45 £70,000 +40.00% 3
West Midlands +2 40 £47,500 -20.83% 1
City of London +20 30 £58,750 -9.61% 4
Yorkshire 0 29 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Birmingham +12 26 £42,500 -22.72%
Leeds +18 23 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +9 23 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West +11 19 £60,000 +14.28% 4
East of England +31 15 £50,000 +14.94% 2
Berkshire +25 15 £55,000 +2.32% 3
South West +13 15 £34,000 -15.00% 7
Guildford +8 14 £50,000 -
Manchester +8 13 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Hampshire +1 13 £45,000 -18.18%
Cambridgeshire +12 12 £50,000 +66.66% 1
Cambridge +7 9 £50,000 +61.29% 1
Scotland -16 8 £55,000 +34.96% 1
Edinburgh 0 7 £55,000 +84.87% 1
Leatherhead +22 6 £72,500 +45.00% 3
Chertsey - 6 £42,500 -
Somerset - 6 £30,000 -
Reading +22 5 £57,500 +6.97% 2
Winchester +21 5 £45,000 -5.26%
North Yorkshire -12 5 £35,000 -17.64%
York -15 5 £35,000 +27.27%
Dorset +11 4 £32,500 - 1
West Sussex -4 4 £40,000 -27.92%

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 301 (41.12%) Information Security
2 244 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 178 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (21.72%) Windows
5 155 (21.17%) CISSP
6 150 (20.49%) Finance
7 146 (19.95%) Cybersecurity
8 136 (18.58%) Java
9 134 (18.31%) Management Information System
10 119 (16.26%) OWASP
11 118 (16.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 115 (15.71%) Firewall
13 114 (15.57%) SDLC
14 113 (15.44%) C#
15 111 (15.16%) Degree
16 104 (14.21%) Risk Management
17 102 (13.93%) Linux
18 101 (13.80%) CISM
19 100 (13.66%) Microsoft
20 99 (13.52%) TCP/IP
20 99 (13.52%) QA
21 93 (12.70%) CREST Certified
22 90 (12.30%) SQL
23 88 (12.02%) Security Cleared
24 85 (11.61%) Selenium
24 85 (11.61%) Mobile App
25 84 (11.48%) ISEB
26 82 (11.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 80 (10.93%) .NET
28 76 (10.38%) Nessus

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 34 (4.64%) IIS
2 23 (3.14%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.96%) Jetty
4 7 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.55%) Apache
5 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.41%) CMS
6 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.46%) SaaS
2 12 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.55%) Office 365
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (15.71%) Firewall
2 99 (13.52%) TCP/IP
3 76 (10.38%) Network Security
4 58 (7.92%) HTTP
5 54 (7.38%) Wireless
6 43 (5.87%) DNS
7 39 (5.33%) WAN
8 35 (4.78%) LAN
9 34 (4.64%) Internet
10 24 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (2.19%) HTTPS
11 16 (2.19%) VPN
12 15 (2.05%) SAN
13 12 (1.64%) IPsec
13 12 (1.64%) SSL
14 11 (1.50%) Wireshark
15 10 (1.37%) Wireless Security
16 8 (1.09%) SMTP
17 7 (0.96%) FTP
18 6 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.55%) Relational Database
2 18 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.91%) RDBMS
4 13 (1.78%) Big Data
5 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.96%) MySQL
7 7 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.55%) MarkLogic
9 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
12 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.14%) Redis
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (11.61%) Selenium
2 64 (8.74%) Metasploit
3 58 (7.92%) Burp Suite
4 54 (7.38%) Cucumber
5 44 (6.01%) JIRA
6 41 (5.60%) JMeter
7 39 (5.33%) Visual Studio
8 35 (4.78%) WebDriver
9 33 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (3.83%) Jenkins
11 26 (3.55%) Appium
12 25 (3.42%) SoapUI
13 24 (3.28%) Git (software)
14 22 (3.01%) AppScan
15 21 (2.87%) sqlmap
16 19 (2.60%) SpecFlow
17 16 (2.19%) Paros
18 14 (1.91%) LoadRunner
18 14 (1.91%) WATIR
19 13 (1.78%) Mercurial
General
1 150 (20.49%) Finance
2 57 (7.79%) Banking
3 39 (5.33%) Retail
4 33 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.96%) Legal
6 24 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.46%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.91%) Publishing
9 11 (1.50%) Back Office
10 10 (1.37%) Marketing
11 9 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.09%) Electronics
13 7 (0.96%) Law
14 6 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.82%) Military
15 4 (0.55%) Brand Awareness
16 3 (0.41%) Games
16 3 (0.41%) Local Government
17 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 185 (25.27%) Tester
2 146 (19.95%) Analyst
3 129 (17.62%) Penetration Tester
4 76 (10.38%) Security Analyst
5 71 (9.70%) Consultant
6 61 (8.33%) Security Consultant
7 58 (7.92%) Architect
8 56 (7.65%) Security Tester
9 55 (7.51%) Security Architect
10 54 (7.38%) Security Manager
11 47 (6.42%) Test Manager
12 46 (6.28%) Security Penetration Tester
13 45 (6.15%) Test Analyst
14 41 (5.60%) Security Engineer
15 40 (5.46%) Information Analyst
15 40 (5.46%) Information Security Analyst
16 39 (5.33%) Security Specialist
16 39 (5.33%) Team Leader
17 32 (4.37%) Applications Specialist
17 32 (4.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.93%) .NET
2 65 (8.88%) Web Services
3 36 (4.92%) HTML
4 33 (4.51%) ASP.NET
5 25 (3.42%) REST
6 24 (3.28%) HTML5
7 22 (3.01%) XML
8 18 (2.46%) Gherkin
8 18 (2.46%) SOAP
9 14 (1.91%) CSS
10 13 (1.78%) JSON
11 11 (1.50%) Ajax
11 11 (1.50%) Spring
11 11 (1.50%) Struts
12 10 (1.37%) Flash
13 8 (1.09%) RESTful
14 6 (0.82%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.68%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.68%) SAML
16 4 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.31%) Management Information System
2 85 (11.61%) Mobile App
3 70 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.60%) Data Centre
5 37 (5.05%) Computer Science
6 31 (4.23%) CESG
7 28 (3.83%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.91%) Cryptography
9 13 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
12 9 (1.23%) BYOD
12 9 (1.23%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.23%) Life Science
13 8 (1.09%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.09%) EPoS
13 8 (1.09%) PKI
13 8 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (0.96%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 159 (21.72%) Windows
2 102 (13.93%) Linux
3 57 (7.79%) Unix
4 52 (7.10%) Kali Linux
5 46 (6.28%) Android
6 44 (6.01%) Apple iOS
7 27 (3.69%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.64%) Solaris
9 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.82%) Windows NT
10 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (41.12%) Information Security
2 244 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 178 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (19.95%) Cybersecurity
5 119 (16.26%) OWASP
6 114 (15.57%) SDLC
7 104 (14.21%) Risk Management
8 82 (11.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 75 (10.25%) Ethical Hacking
10 74 (10.11%) Test Automation
11 73 (9.97%) Performance Testing
12 70 (9.56%) Software Testing
13 68 (9.29%) Security Management
14 63 (8.61%) Security Architecture
15 62 (8.47%) Time Management
16 59 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (7.79%) Non-Functional Testing
17 57 (7.79%) Test Strategy
18 56 (7.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 54 (7.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (18.58%) Java
2 113 (15.44%) C#
3 90 (12.30%) SQL
4 75 (10.25%) Python
5 71 (9.70%) C
6 63 (8.61%) C++
7 59 (8.06%) Ruby
8 53 (7.24%) Perl
9 48 (6.56%) PHP
10 32 (4.37%) PowerShell
11 31 (4.23%) JavaScript
12 17 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.91%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.96%) VB
16 6 (0.82%) ABAP
17 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.41%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.41%) Scala
19 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (21.17%) CISSP
2 111 (15.16%) Degree
3 101 (13.80%) CISM
4 93 (12.70%) CREST Certified
5 88 (12.02%) Security Cleared
6 84 (11.48%) ISEB
7 71 (9.70%) CEH
8 69 (9.43%) SC Cleared
9 62 (8.47%) CHECK Team Leader
10 60 (8.20%) ISTQB
11 44 (6.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 38 (5.19%) CISA
13 35 (4.78%) OSCP
14 30 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (4.10%) DV Cleared
15 29 (3.96%) GIAC
16 26 (3.55%) CHECK Team Member
17 22 (3.01%) SANS
18 16 (2.19%) CRISC
19 15 (2.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (16.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (13.52%) QA
3 65 (8.88%) PCI DSS
4 24 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 19 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.05%) COBIT
7 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.55%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.27%) RMADS
9 2 (0.27%) SDET
9 2 (0.27%) SLA
10 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 34 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Firmware
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.55%) Snort
3 4 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) Gluster
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) iptables
4 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 76 (10.38%) Nessus
2 28 (3.83%) HP Fortify
3 14 (1.91%) WebInspect
4 12 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.23%) Nmap
6 8 (1.09%) RSA Archer
7 6 (0.82%) Nagios
8 5 (0.68%) OpenVAS
9 4 (0.55%) Puppet
9 4 (0.55%) SCCM
10 2 (0.27%) Ansible
10 2 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.27%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.14%) Graylog
11 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.14%) Opsview
11 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 100 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.19%) HP
3 35 (4.78%) Qualys
4 26 (3.55%) Cisco
5 19 (2.60%) IBM
6 18 (2.46%) ArcSight
6 18 (2.46%) SAP
6 18 (2.46%) Veracode
7 15 (2.05%) Splunk
8 14 (1.91%) Riverbed
9 10 (1.37%) Sourcefire
9 10 (1.37%) VMware
10 9 (1.23%) Coverity
10 9 (1.23%) Juniper
10 9 (1.23%) Oracle
11 7 (0.96%) Cegedim Rx
12 6 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.68%) ATG
13 5 (0.68%) Intel Security
14 4 (0.55%) NetApp
Kent
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pontoon
Salary: Bonus + Shares + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Mark Loucas Payments
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Aviva
Salary: Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
London
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits + expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Aviva
Salary: Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Beecher Madden
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension + Other Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits £5,575 Flexible Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: £30-£40K + bonus, full bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £40000.00 - £48500.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
UK
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 12 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
West London
Dixons Carphone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP - The Phoenix Partnership SystmOne
Salary: £30,000
Posted: 16 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago