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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 672 671 689
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 232 208 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 161 141 191
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,436 £30,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 207 £50,000 +11.11% 25
London -3 83 £57,500 +4.54% 6
South East -19 48 £58,000 +36.47% 9
Hampshire -6 28 £58,000 +25.40% 3
West Midlands +8 23 £19,000 -60.00%
City of London +10 20 £67,500 +17.39% 2
Staffordshire 0 17 £19,000 -62.00%
North West -19 16 £49,000 +48.48% 4
Stoke-on-Trent +17 15 £19,000 -62.00%
Yorkshire -28 13 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Havant - 13 £58,000 -
Scotland -6 11 £34,000 +37.37% 1
South West -30 10 £34,500 -8.00%
Surrey +5 9 £60,750 +102.50% 3
Manchester -3 8 £37,000 -12.94% 1
Edinburgh -5 8 £34,000 +100.00%
East of England -49 8 £35,000 -22.22% 4
East Midlands -1 7 £62,500 +131.48%
West Yorkshire -34 7 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Leatherhead - 7 £47,000 - 1
South Wales +11 6 £31,250 -
Wales +2 6 £31,250 -
Leeds -30 6 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Skipton - 6 £38,000 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £38,000 -
Birmingham -3 5 £65,000 -
Somerset - 5 £31,000 -
Southampton -1 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Basingstoke -9 4 £45,000 -21.73%
Cheshire -13 4 £67,500 +104.54%

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 207 (35.45%) Information Security
2 185 (31.68%) Penetration Testing
3 170 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (27.91%) QA
5 127 (21.75%) .NET
6 113 (19.35%) Software Testing
7 107 (18.32%) Security Cleared
8 105 (17.98%) SQL
9 104 (17.81%) CISSP
10 98 (16.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 97 (16.61%) Degree
12 89 (15.24%) Java
13 87 (14.90%) Performance Testing
14 86 (14.73%) Finance
15 83 (14.21%) PCI DSS
16 82 (14.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 74 (12.67%) Selenium
18 73 (12.50%) Management Information System
19 70 (11.99%) C#
19 70 (11.99%) Test Scripting
20 66 (11.30%) Automated Testing
21 65 (11.13%) ISEB
22 64 (10.96%) Test Strategy
23 62 (10.62%) Test Management
24 61 (10.45%) Test Automation
25 60 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
26 59 (10.10%) Information Assurance
26 59 (10.10%) Microsoft
26 59 (10.10%) Risk Management
27 58 (9.93%) Ethical Hacking

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.74%) Apache
2 11 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.20%) IIS
4 6 (1.03%) Lync
5 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.86%) CICS
6 4 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.34%) Drupal
8 2 (0.34%) nginx
8 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.40%) MS Office
3 8 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) RMDS
2 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.40%) SaaS
2 5 (0.86%) GitHub
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.39%) Wireless
1 49 (8.39%) Network Security
2 47 (8.05%) Firewall
3 36 (6.16%) Wireshark
4 34 (5.82%) Internet
5 26 (4.45%) HTTP
6 25 (4.28%) VoIP
7 22 (3.77%) Wireless Security
8 19 (3.25%) VPN
9 17 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (2.40%) tcpdump
11 12 (2.05%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.71%) DNS
13 9 (1.54%) LAN
14 8 (1.37%) SMTP
15 7 (1.20%) WAN
15 7 (1.20%) LDAP
15 7 (1.20%) FTP
16 4 (0.68%) HTTPS
17 3 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.91%) MySQL
3 11 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.86%) DB2
5 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 74 (12.67%) Selenium
2 32 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (5.14%) JIRA
5 29 (4.97%) Cucumber
6 28 (4.79%) WebDriver
6 28 (4.79%) SoapUI
7 24 (4.11%) Jenkins
8 23 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.91%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.23%) Git (software)
11 11 (1.88%) Hudson
11 11 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.71%) WATIR
13 8 (1.37%) Bugzilla
13 8 (1.37%) Subversion
13 8 (1.37%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.20%) Metasploit
15 6 (1.03%) CruiseControl
16 5 (0.86%) Xcode
General
1 86 (14.73%) Finance
2 33 (5.65%) Retail
3 19 (3.25%) Games
4 15 (2.57%) Banking
5 12 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.05%) Legal
6 9 (1.54%) Law
7 7 (1.20%) Back Office
7 7 (1.20%) Marketing
8 6 (1.03%) Welsh Language
9 3 (0.51%) Advertising
9 3 (0.51%) Military
9 3 (0.51%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 129 (22.09%) Analyst
2 102 (17.47%) Consultant
3 101 (17.29%) Security Analyst
4 85 (14.55%) Tester
5 72 (12.33%) Test Manager
6 55 (9.42%) Penetration Tester
7 42 (7.19%) QA Manager
8 40 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
9 39 (6.68%) Information Analyst
9 39 (6.68%) Information Security Analyst
10 38 (6.51%) Testing Consultant
11 36 (6.16%) Security Consultant
12 35 (5.99%) Security Specialist
12 35 (5.99%) Security Tester
13 34 (5.82%) QA Test Manager
14 32 (5.48%) Penetration Test Consultant
15 30 (5.14%) Senior Security Analyst
16 29 (4.97%) Test Engineer
17 28 (4.79%) Team Leader
18 25 (4.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (21.75%) .NET
2 35 (5.99%) ASP.NET
3 30 (5.14%) SOAP
4 27 (4.62%) Web Services
5 25 (4.28%) Gherkin
6 18 (3.08%) HTML
7 14 (2.40%) CSS
8 11 (1.88%) RESTful
9 10 (1.71%) XML
10 7 (1.20%) JSP
10 7 (1.20%) JSON
11 6 (1.03%) SAML
12 5 (0.86%) HTML5
12 5 (0.86%) jQuery
12 5 (0.86%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.86%) Backbone.js
13 4 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (0.68%) CSS3
13 4 (0.68%) StructureMap
13 4 (0.68%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 49 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 30 (5.14%) Mobile App
5 28 (4.79%) Open Source
6 22 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (3.77%) CESG
7 18 (3.08%) RMADS
8 16 (2.74%) Online Games
9 14 (2.40%) CESG CLAS
10 10 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.54%) PKI
12 8 (1.37%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.03%) AS400
14 5 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.51%) NHS
15 3 (0.51%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.05%) Linux
2 41 (7.02%) Windows
3 26 (4.45%) UNIX
4 17 (2.91%) Android
5 15 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.88%) Solaris
7 4 (0.68%) OS/390
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.17%) Debian
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (35.45%) Information Security
2 185 (31.68%) Penetration Testing
3 170 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (19.35%) Software Testing
5 87 (14.90%) Performance Testing
6 82 (14.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 70 (11.99%) Test Scripting
8 66 (11.30%) Automated Testing
9 64 (10.96%) Test Strategy
10 62 (10.62%) Test Management
11 61 (10.45%) Test Automation
12 60 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 59 (10.10%) Information Assurance
13 59 (10.10%) Risk Management
14 58 (9.93%) Ethical Hacking
15 52 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (7.88%) E-Commerce
16 46 (7.88%) Integration Testing
17 45 (7.71%) Migration
18 43 (7.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 105 (17.98%) SQL
2 89 (15.24%) Java
3 70 (11.99%) C#
4 48 (8.22%) PHP
5 45 (7.71%) T-SQL
6 29 (4.97%) C
7 23 (3.94%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.25%) C++
9 16 (2.74%) Objective-C
10 13 (2.23%) Ruby
10 13 (2.23%) Python
11 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.20%) Perl
12 6 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.86%) Scala
13 5 (0.86%) VB
14 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 107 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 104 (17.81%) CISSP
3 97 (16.61%) Degree
4 65 (11.13%) ISEB
5 55 (9.42%) SC Cleared
5 55 (9.42%) CEH
6 53 (9.08%) ISTQB
7 51 (8.73%) CISM
8 38 (6.51%) GIAC
8 38 (6.51%) CISA
8 38 (6.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (5.14%) GPEN
9 30 (5.14%) OSCP
10 23 (3.94%) CISMP
11 16 (2.74%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (2.05%) GCIH
14 10 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (1.54%) CCNP
15 9 (1.54%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (27.91%) QA
2 98 (16.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (14.21%) PCI DSS
4 34 (5.82%) COBIT
5 22 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.51%) WCAG
6 3 (0.51%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (1.71%) Snort
2 9 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.20%) VirtualBox
3 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.86%) Nmap
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.37%) Nessus
3 4 (0.68%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.51%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 59 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.57%) Oracle
3 11 (1.88%) Cisco
3 11 (1.88%) HP
4 10 (1.71%) Sourcefire
5 9 (1.54%) VMware
6 7 (1.20%) T-Plan
6 7 (1.20%) Dell
7 6 (1.03%) IBM
8 5 (0.86%) McAfee
8 5 (0.86%) Capita
9 4 (0.68%) Qualys
9 4 (0.68%) Citrix
10 3 (0.51%) Splunk
11 2 (0.34%) hybris
11 2 (0.34%) Google
11 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.34%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.34%) Siebel
11 2 (0.34%) Progress
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Brampton Recruitment
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £50k depending on level of experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dixons Retail
Salary: Highly Competitive including Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26715.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 45K + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancaster
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 9 days ago
Brentwood
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 12 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
UK
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 24 days ago