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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 580 637 582
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -55
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 340 317 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 212 245 219
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £38,000 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
91880 97952 88496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.25% 82.00% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74257 78947 72679
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 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 4 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 +34 307 £55,000 - 45
London +68 143 £60,000 +20.00% 20
City of London +41 50 £65,000 +36.84% 7
South East +1 37 £55,000 +2.32% 4
Yorkshire +35 36 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West +25 36 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Scotland +36 26 £40,750 +98.78% 1
West Midlands -17 23 £60,000 - 2
Manchester +24 22 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Hampshire 0 21 £57,500 +22.34% 1
West Yorkshire +13 20 £45,000 +12.50%
Edinburgh +35 19 - -
Leeds +21 18 £45,000 +5.88%
Birmingham +5 15 £55,000 +46.66% 1
South West -13 15 £40,000 -13.97% 5
Cheshire +10 14 £52,500 -27.58%
North Yorkshire +20 13 £27,500 +34.14% 2
York +30 11 £27,500 +34.14%
East of England +1 11 £42,500 -21.29% 7
Surrey +12 9 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Staffordshire -22 8 £60,000 -
Stafford - 8 £60,000 -
Havant +15 6 £57,500 +2.67%
Swindon - 5 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £51,250 -
Livingston - 5 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £40,000 - 2
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 - 1
Hook - 5 £92,500 -
Basingstoke +21 4 £52,500 +31.25% 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 207 (35.03%) Information Security
2 156 (26.40%) Penetration Testing
3 149 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (24.87%) CISSP
5 145 (24.53%) Finance
6 112 (18.95%) Software Testing
7 100 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 94 (15.91%) Degree
9 91 (15.40%) Information Assurance
9 91 (15.40%) ISEB
10 89 (15.06%) Java
11 84 (14.21%) PCI DSS
11 84 (14.21%) ISTQB
12 82 (13.87%) QA
12 82 (13.87%) Security Cleared
13 78 (13.20%) SQL
14 77 (13.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 75 (12.69%) .NET
16 73 (12.35%) Automated Testing
17 72 (12.18%) Selenium
18 69 (11.68%) C#
18 69 (11.68%) Firewall
19 68 (11.51%) Ethical Hacking
20 64 (10.83%) Management Information System
20 64 (10.83%) OWASP
21 63 (10.66%) SC Cleared
21 63 (10.66%) Cyber Security
22 62 (10.49%) Mobile App
22 62 (10.49%) Performance Testing
23 61 (10.32%) SIEM

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 12 (2.03%) IIS
2 6 (1.02%) Apache
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.51%) Node.js
3 3 (0.51%) nginx
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPEL
3 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) Drupal
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.85%) SaaS
3 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.51%) Route 53
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.17%) Veeva
6 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.68%) Firewall
2 42 (7.11%) Network Security
3 40 (6.77%) Wireless
4 31 (5.25%) Internet
5 26 (4.40%) Wireless Security
6 23 (3.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (3.38%) HTTP
8 17 (2.88%) tcpdump
9 12 (2.03%) SSL
10 11 (1.86%) Wireshark
11 10 (1.69%) TCP/IP
12 8 (1.35%) DNS
12 8 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.85%) FTP
14 4 (0.68%) LAN
14 4 (0.68%) WAN
14 4 (0.68%) SMTP
14 4 (0.68%) LDAP
15 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.54%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.03%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.35%) MySQL
4 6 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.51%) Redis
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.34%) SimpleDB
6 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (12.18%) Selenium
2 32 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 29 (4.91%) JIRA
5 27 (4.57%) Cucumber
6 23 (3.89%) SoapUI
7 22 (3.72%) LoadRunner
8 21 (3.55%) Bugzilla
9 19 (3.21%) Git (software)
9 19 (3.21%) WebDriver
10 18 (3.05%) JMeter
10 18 (3.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (2.37%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.03%) Jenkins
12 12 (2.03%) Firebug
13 7 (1.18%) NUnit
13 7 (1.18%) Appium
14 6 (1.02%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.02%) Capybara
15 5 (0.85%) Calabash
General
1 145 (24.53%) Finance
2 53 (8.97%) Banking
3 23 (3.89%) Legal
4 13 (2.20%) Retail
4 13 (2.20%) Games
5 12 (2.03%) Marketing
6 9 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.18%) Law
8 6 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.85%) Local Government
10 4 (0.68%) Military
10 4 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 148 (25.04%) Analyst
2 75 (12.69%) Consultant
3 72 (12.18%) Security Analyst
4 71 (12.01%) Tester
5 59 (9.98%) Test Analyst
6 49 (8.29%) Security Manager
6 49 (8.29%) Penetration Tester
7 45 (7.61%) Security Consultant
8 43 (7.28%) Security Specialist
9 41 (6.94%) Test Manager
10 35 (5.92%) Applications Specialist
10 35 (5.92%) Application Security Specialist
11 24 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (4.06%) IT Security Analyst
12 23 (3.89%) Information Security Manager
12 23 (3.89%) Information Manager
13 18 (3.05%) Test Leader
13 18 (3.05%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 18 (3.05%) Testing Consultant
14 17 (2.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.69%) .NET
2 44 (7.45%) HTML
3 40 (6.77%) Web Services
4 34 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 25 (4.23%) SOAP
6 18 (3.05%) Ajax
7 16 (2.71%) XML
8 15 (2.54%) JSP
9 14 (2.37%) CSS
10 13 (2.20%) Gherkin
11 11 (1.86%) WCF
12 10 (1.69%) Spring
12 10 (1.69%) Struts
12 10 (1.69%) REST
13 9 (1.52%) HTML5
14 8 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (1.18%) Application Packaging
15 7 (1.18%) COM
16 5 (0.85%) DOM
17 4 (0.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.83%) Management Information System
2 62 (10.49%) Mobile App
3 42 (7.11%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.06%) CESG
6 19 (3.21%) Cryptography
7 18 (3.05%) Open Source
8 14 (2.37%) CESG CLAS
8 14 (2.37%) Statistics
9 13 (2.20%) PKI
9 13 (2.20%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.69%) GIS
10 10 (1.69%) Online Games
11 9 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.85%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.85%) User Experience
13 4 (0.68%) RMADS
14 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.14%) Windows
2 27 (4.57%) UNIX
3 21 (3.55%) Linux
4 7 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.18%) Android
5 4 (0.68%) Solaris
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) CentOS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (35.03%) Information Security
2 156 (26.40%) Penetration Testing
3 149 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (18.95%) Software Testing
5 91 (15.40%) Information Assurance
6 77 (13.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 73 (12.35%) Automated Testing
8 68 (11.51%) Ethical Hacking
9 64 (10.83%) OWASP
10 63 (10.66%) Cyber Security
11 62 (10.49%) Performance Testing
12 61 (10.32%) SIEM
13 55 (9.31%) Risk Management
14 51 (8.63%) Software Engineering
14 51 (8.63%) Test Scripting
15 49 (8.29%) Test Automation
16 46 (7.78%) Project Management
16 46 (7.78%) Manual Testing
17 43 (7.28%) E-Commerce
18 42 (7.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 89 (15.06%) Java
2 78 (13.20%) SQL
3 69 (11.68%) C#
4 48 (8.12%) C
5 36 (6.09%) C++
6 33 (5.58%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.72%) PHP
8 19 (3.21%) Python
9 13 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.69%) Ruby
11 6 (1.02%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.51%) Perl
13 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.17%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.17%) Scala
15 1 (0.17%) Groovy
15 1 (0.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 147 (24.87%) CISSP
2 94 (15.91%) Degree
3 91 (15.40%) ISEB
4 84 (14.21%) ISTQB
5 82 (13.87%) Security Cleared
6 63 (10.66%) SC Cleared
7 60 (10.15%) CISM
8 47 (7.95%) CEH
9 46 (7.78%) CISA
10 35 (5.92%) GIAC
11 31 (5.25%) DV Cleared
12 24 (4.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (2.71%) GPEN
13 16 (2.71%) OSCP
14 13 (2.20%) CHFI
15 8 (1.35%) GCIA
15 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.35%) MCSA
16 7 (1.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (14.21%) PCI DSS
3 82 (13.87%) QA
4 40 (6.77%) FATCA
5 31 (5.25%) COBIT
6 19 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 12 (2.03%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.85%) PAS 55
9 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.69%) Snort
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (2.37%) Nmap
2 12 (2.03%) Nessus
3 8 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.51%) HAProxy
4 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.51%) Puppet
4 3 (0.51%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.34%) Nagios
5 2 (0.34%) WSUS
5 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.54%) Google
3 13 (2.20%) HP
4 11 (1.86%) Sourcefire
5 10 (1.69%) VMware
5 10 (1.69%) Cisco
5 10 (1.69%) McAfee
6 9 (1.52%) Oracle
6 9 (1.52%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.02%) Qualys
8 5 (0.85%) IBM
8 5 (0.85%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.51%) Telerik
9 3 (0.51%) BT
9 3 (0.51%) Rapid7
10 2 (0.34%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.34%) Citrix
10 2 (0.34%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.17%) Percona
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
North
Badenoch & Clark
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: £130,000 per annum good bonuses and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Tessella Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Intelletec
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago