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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 634 609 601
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 235 276 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 175 174 229
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%

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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 -17 220 £47,500 -13.63% 44
London -19 84 £52,500 -4.54% 26
Yorkshire +28 42 £45,000 - 3
South West +4 34 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Leeds +35 30 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +17 30 £45,000 - 2
South East -43 18 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Wiltshire - 17 £46,250 -
East of England -27 16 £40,000 -27.27% 3
City of London +10 12 £50,000 -20.00% 8
North West - 11 £61,250 - 9
Swindon - 9 £47,500 -
Scotland +2 7 - - 2
East Midlands -2 7 £40,000 -33.33%
Devon - 7 - -
Sidcup - 7 £30,000 -
Manchester - 7 £53,750 - 9
Exeter - 7 - -
Northampton 0 6 £40,000 -33.33%
Northamptonshire -3 6 £40,000 -33.33%
Hertfordshire -16 6 £75,000 +48.51%
West Midlands -30 6 £50,000 -16.66%
Hampshire -45 6 £55,000 +29.41%
North Yorkshire - 6 £30,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £20,750 - 1
York - 6 £30,000 -
Edinburgh -5 5 - - 2
Birmingham -14 5 £50,000 -27.27%
Cambridgeshire -14 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Surrey -18 5 £55,000 +83.33%

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 165 (35.48%) Information Security
2 127 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (26.24%) Penetration Testing
4 100 (21.51%) QA
5 95 (20.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 80 (17.20%) Finance
7 78 (16.77%) Degree
8 75 (16.13%) CISSP
9 74 (15.91%) Software Testing
10 73 (15.70%) SQL
11 72 (15.48%) Security Cleared
12 70 (15.05%) PCI DSS
13 69 (14.84%) ISEB
14 65 (13.98%) Test Automation
14 65 (13.98%) ISTQB
15 58 (12.47%) Management Information System
15 58 (12.47%) Performance Testing
16 57 (12.26%) Java
17 56 (12.04%) Firewall
18 55 (11.83%) SC Cleared
19 53 (11.40%) Selenium
20 51 (10.97%) Windows
21 50 (10.75%) Microsoft
21 50 (10.75%) Load Testing
22 49 (10.54%) Automated Testing
23 47 (10.11%) Ethical Hacking
23 47 (10.11%) SIEM
23 47 (10.11%) C#
24 45 (9.68%) .NET
24 45 (9.68%) ITIL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (3.44%) IIS
2 15 (3.23%) Apache
3 5 (1.08%) Drupal
4 3 (0.65%) nginx
4 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.65%) Node.js
5 2 (0.43%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
3 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) RMDS
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.51%) SaaS
2 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.65%) Route 53
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.04%) Firewall
2 41 (8.82%) Network Security
3 29 (6.24%) Internet
4 23 (4.95%) Wireshark
5 20 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (4.30%) HTTP
6 18 (3.87%) Wireless
7 13 (2.80%) DNS
8 11 (2.37%) tcpdump
9 10 (2.15%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.15%) SSL
10 8 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.29%) FTP
11 6 (1.29%) WAN
11 6 (1.29%) SMTP
11 6 (1.29%) LDAP
11 6 (1.29%) LAN
12 5 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.86%) Wireless Security
13 4 (0.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.37%) MySQL
2 7 (1.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.65%) Redis
4 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.65%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.22%) DB2
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (11.40%) Selenium
2 36 (7.74%) JIRA
3 27 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 25 (5.38%) Bugzilla
5 23 (4.95%) WebDriver
5 23 (4.95%) Cucumber
5 23 (4.95%) Jenkins
6 22 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (4.52%) Git (software)
7 21 (4.52%) JMeter
8 20 (4.30%) LoadRunner
9 15 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 14 (3.01%) Jasmine
10 14 (3.01%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.37%) WATIR
12 10 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (1.94%) NUnit
13 9 (1.94%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.29%) Capybara
General
1 80 (17.20%) Finance
2 22 (4.73%) Legal
3 15 (3.23%) Games
3 15 (3.23%) Banking
4 12 (2.58%) Retail
5 10 (2.15%) Marketing
5 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.51%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.51%) Military
7 5 (1.08%) Law
8 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.65%) Electronics
8 3 (0.65%) French Language
9 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 148 (31.83%) Analyst
2 89 (19.14%) Security Analyst
3 62 (13.33%) Tester
4 43 (9.25%) Consultant
5 40 (8.60%) Test Analyst
5 40 (8.60%) Penetration Tester
6 33 (7.10%) Information Analyst
6 33 (7.10%) Senior Analyst
6 33 (7.10%) Test Manager
6 33 (7.10%) Information Security Analyst
7 27 (5.81%) Security Manager
8 24 (5.16%) Security Consultant
9 23 (4.95%) Test Engineer
10 22 (4.73%) Security Specialist
11 21 (4.52%) Ethical Hacker
12 20 (4.30%) Junior
13 19 (4.09%) IT Security Analyst
14 17 (3.66%) QA Analyst
15 16 (3.44%) Senior Test Analyst
16 15 (3.23%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.68%) .NET
2 30 (6.45%) Web Services
3 22 (4.73%) ASP.NET
4 18 (3.87%) SOAP
5 17 (3.66%) HTML
6 13 (2.80%) XML
7 11 (2.37%) WCF
8 10 (2.15%) REST
9 8 (1.72%) RESTful
9 8 (1.72%) HTML5
9 8 (1.72%) COM
9 8 (1.72%) JSP
10 7 (1.51%) Ajax
11 6 (1.29%) SAML
11 6 (1.29%) Regular Expression
12 5 (1.08%) Gherkin
12 5 (1.08%) DOM
12 5 (1.08%) CSS
12 5 (1.08%) Application Packaging
12 5 (1.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.47%) Management Information System
2 36 (7.74%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 31 (6.67%) Open Source
4 30 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.52%) Data Protection Act
6 19 (4.09%) CESG
7 15 (3.23%) Cryptography
8 13 (2.80%) Online Games
9 12 (2.58%) CESG CLAS
10 11 (2.37%) Statistics
11 7 (1.51%) PKI
11 7 (1.51%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.51%) RMADS
12 6 (1.29%) User Experience
13 5 (1.08%) GIS
13 5 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.08%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
15 3 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.97%) Windows
2 37 (7.96%) Linux
3 20 (4.30%) UNIX
4 8 (1.72%) Solaris
5 5 (1.08%) Android
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.86%) CentOS
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (35.48%) Information Security
2 127 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (26.24%) Penetration Testing
4 74 (15.91%) Software Testing
5 65 (13.98%) Test Automation
6 58 (12.47%) Performance Testing
7 50 (10.75%) Load Testing
8 49 (10.54%) Automated Testing
9 47 (10.11%) Ethical Hacking
9 47 (10.11%) SIEM
10 45 (9.68%) Test Scripting
10 45 (9.68%) Information Assurance
10 45 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 45 (9.68%) ITIL
11 42 (9.03%) Risk Management
12 36 (7.74%) Waterfall
13 35 (7.53%) Mentoring
14 33 (7.10%) Scrum
15 32 (6.88%) Vulnerability Management
15 32 (6.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 73 (15.70%) SQL
2 57 (12.26%) Java
3 47 (10.11%) C#
4 29 (6.24%) PHP
5 27 (5.81%) JavaScript
6 26 (5.59%) C
7 21 (4.52%) Python
7 21 (4.52%) C++
8 15 (3.23%) Ruby
9 11 (2.37%) Perl
10 10 (2.15%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.51%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.51%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.86%) F#
13 4 (0.86%) Scala
14 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.22%) Groovy
15 1 (0.22%) VB
15 1 (0.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 78 (16.77%) Degree
2 75 (16.13%) CISSP
3 72 (15.48%) Security Cleared
4 69 (14.84%) ISEB
5 65 (13.98%) ISTQB
6 55 (11.83%) SC Cleared
7 34 (7.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (6.67%) CISM
9 30 (6.45%) CEH
10 28 (6.02%) GIAC
11 23 (4.95%) DV Cleared
12 20 (4.30%) CISA
13 14 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.37%) CHFI
14 11 (2.37%) OSCP
15 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.15%) MCSA
16 8 (1.72%) GCIA
16 8 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 7 (1.51%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (21.51%) QA
2 95 (20.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (15.05%) PCI DSS
4 20 (4.30%) COBIT
5 17 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (1.51%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.86%) FATCA
8 3 (0.65%) SLA
9 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
System Software
1 17 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.58%) Nmap
3 9 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.94%) Snort
4 4 (0.86%) KVM
4 4 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (3.23%) Nessus
2 7 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.86%) WSUS
3 4 (0.86%) Nagios
3 4 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.86%) Puppet
3 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.65%) HAProxy
4 3 (0.65%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.22%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 50 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.66%) Cisco
3 10 (2.15%) Sourcefire
4 9 (1.94%) VMware
5 8 (1.72%) Oracle
6 7 (1.51%) Google
6 7 (1.51%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.29%) McAfee
7 6 (1.29%) HP
7 6 (1.29%) Dell
7 6 (1.29%) Qualys
8 4 (0.86%) Citrix
8 4 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.65%) Websense
9 3 (0.65%) Percona
9 3 (0.65%) Rapid7
10 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.43%) GFI Software
10 2 (0.43%) LogLogic
10 2 (0.43%) T-Plan
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Circa £100K total package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + Circa £150K total package
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Church International
Salary: £50k-£55k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 5 days ago