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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 595 691 668
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -23
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 371 256 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 273 186 188
Average salary £55,000 £49,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%

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
87926 90823 89252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.21% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72969 74606 71146
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average 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 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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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 +117 348 £57,500 +17.34% 74
London +63 154 £65,000 +23.80% 31
South East +47 56 £47,500 -13.63% 21
West Midlands +22 37 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North West +46 32 £95,000 +55.10% 8
East of England +18 30 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Manchester +40 29 £95,000 +61.01% 7
Scotland +9 18 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham +4 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South West -26 14 £42,500 -5.55% 4
City of London +59 13 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Berkshire +6 13 £52,500 -22.22% 11
Yorkshire -13 12 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Hampshire +20 10 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Hertfordshire +11 10 £40,000 -46.66%
East Sussex - 10 £28,750 -
Brighton - 10 £28,750 -
Edinburgh +8 9 £50,000 - 1
Coventry - 9 £62,500 - 1
Surrey +15 8 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Staffordshire +10 8 £20,000 -66.66% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 8 £20,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Solihull - 7 £42,500 -
Dundee - 7 £32,500 -
Cambridge +3 6 £50,000 +56.25%
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £65,000 -
Guildford - 6 £47,500 - 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £42,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +11 5 £50,000 +81.81% 3

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 289 (41.64%) Information Security
2 182 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (25.07%) Finance
4 160 (23.05%) Penetration Testing
5 152 (21.90%) Windows
6 144 (20.75%) SQL
7 137 (19.74%) CISSP
8 134 (19.31%) Selenium
9 131 (18.88%) Management Information System
10 129 (18.59%) Software Testing
11 127 (18.30%) Java
12 124 (17.87%) C#
13 118 (17.00%) Degree
14 114 (16.43%) QA
15 113 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 103 (14.84%) Risk Management
17 96 (13.83%) Security Management
17 96 (13.83%) Firewall
18 95 (13.69%) .NET
18 95 (13.69%) SDLC
19 91 (13.11%) Security Cleared
20 89 (12.82%) PCI DSS
21 88 (12.68%) Performance Testing
21 88 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 87 (12.54%) Microsoft
22 87 (12.54%) ISEB
22 87 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
23 85 (12.25%) Automated Testing
24 82 (11.82%) Web Services
25 79 (11.38%) CISM

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 39 (5.62%) IIS
2 21 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 18 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.59%) Apache
5 11 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.01%) Jetty
8 4 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.43%) CMS
9 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.14%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) Drupal
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) nginx
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.86%) Maximo
2 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.59%) SaaS
2 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.29%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (13.83%) Firewall
2 76 (10.95%) Network Security
3 74 (10.66%) TCP/IP
4 65 (9.37%) Wireless
5 40 (5.76%) HTTP
6 33 (4.76%) DNS
7 32 (4.61%) WAN
8 26 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 22 (3.17%) LAN
10 21 (3.03%) Internet
10 21 (3.03%) SAN
11 12 (1.73%) VPN
12 10 (1.44%) BGP
12 10 (1.44%) HTTPS
12 10 (1.44%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.44%) MPLS
12 10 (1.44%) VPLS
13 9 (1.30%) VoIP
14 6 (0.86%) SMTP
14 6 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.90%) Relational Database
2 22 (3.17%) Big Data
2 22 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.31%) GIS
4 13 (1.87%) MySQL
5 11 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
11 1 (0.14%) Redis
11 1 (0.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 134 (19.31%) Selenium
2 55 (7.93%) JIRA
3 54 (7.78%) WebDriver
4 51 (7.35%) Visual Studio
5 48 (6.92%) Cucumber
6 36 (5.19%) SoapUI
7 35 (5.04%) JMeter
8 34 (4.90%) Metasploit
8 34 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (4.61%) Burp Suite
9 32 (4.61%) Firebug
10 22 (3.17%) Jenkins
11 21 (3.03%) Git (software)
11 21 (3.03%) SpecFlow
12 20 (2.88%) LoadRunner
13 19 (2.74%) Appium
14 15 (2.16%) sqlmap
15 14 (2.02%) HP UFT
15 14 (2.02%) IntelliJ
16 13 (1.87%) WATIR
General
1 174 (25.07%) Finance
2 50 (7.20%) Banking
3 35 (5.04%) Retail
4 32 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.60%) Legal
6 22 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.74%) Marketing
8 14 (2.02%) Electronics
9 13 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.73%) Publishing
11 11 (1.59%) Law
12 10 (1.44%) Games
13 7 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.86%) Military
15 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.58%) Local Government
16 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.29%) Back Office
17 2 (0.29%) Japanese Language
17 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 180 (25.94%) Analyst
2 120 (17.29%) Tester
3 82 (11.82%) Security Analyst
4 74 (10.66%) Test Analyst
5 69 (9.94%) Penetration Tester
6 61 (8.79%) Security Manager
7 58 (8.36%) Architect
8 53 (7.64%) Security Architect
9 46 (6.63%) Information Analyst
9 46 (6.63%) Information Security Analyst
10 43 (6.20%) Consultant
11 41 (5.91%) Test Leader
11 41 (5.91%) Test Manager
12 37 (5.33%) Security Engineer
13 34 (4.90%) Security Penetration Tester
13 34 (4.90%) Security Tester
14 32 (4.61%) Information Security Manager
14 32 (4.61%) Software Tester
15 29 (4.18%) Security Consultant
16 24 (3.46%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (13.69%) .NET
2 82 (11.82%) Web Services
3 62 (8.93%) HTML
4 39 (5.62%) ASP.NET
5 36 (5.19%) CSS
6 28 (4.03%) SOAP
7 27 (3.89%) REST
8 23 (3.31%) XML
9 15 (2.16%) Gherkin
9 15 (2.16%) LAMP
10 14 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (1.87%) Spring
12 11 (1.59%) Struts
13 9 (1.30%) HTML5
13 9 (1.30%) JSON
14 7 (1.01%) JSP
14 7 (1.01%) Middleware
14 7 (1.01%) RESTful
15 5 (0.72%) Ajax
16 4 (0.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 131 (18.88%) Management Information System
2 87 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (8.07%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.75%) CESG
6 22 (3.17%) Blackberry
7 19 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.74%) N-Tier
8 18 (2.59%) Cryptography
8 18 (2.59%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.31%) CESG CLAS
10 15 (2.16%) PKI
11 13 (1.87%) W3C
12 12 (1.73%) Clustering
13 11 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (1.44%) EPoS
15 9 (1.30%) Mainframe
16 8 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 7 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 152 (21.90%) Windows
2 69 (9.94%) Linux
3 48 (6.92%) Unix
4 44 (6.34%) Android
4 44 (6.34%) Apple iOS
5 33 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.45%) Kali Linux
7 16 (2.31%) Solaris
8 12 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.44%) AIX
10 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.58%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.14%) HPUX
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (41.64%) Information Security
2 182 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (23.05%) Penetration Testing
4 129 (18.59%) Software Testing
5 103 (14.84%) Risk Management
6 96 (13.83%) Security Management
7 95 (13.69%) SDLC
8 88 (12.68%) Performance Testing
8 88 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 85 (12.25%) Automated Testing
10 78 (11.24%) Cybersecurity
11 76 (10.95%) Information Assurance
12 73 (10.52%) Test Strategy
13 71 (10.23%) Manual Testing
14 68 (9.80%) Test Automation
15 66 (9.51%) Test Scripting
16 64 (9.22%) Test Management
17 63 (9.08%) Ethical Hacking
17 63 (9.08%) OWASP
18 61 (8.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 144 (20.75%) SQL
2 127 (18.30%) Java
3 124 (17.87%) C#
4 59 (8.50%) JavaScript
5 53 (7.64%) C
6 52 (7.49%) Python
7 47 (6.77%) C++
8 35 (5.04%) Perl
9 34 (4.90%) PowerShell
10 33 (4.76%) PHP
11 22 (3.17%) Ruby
12 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.15%) Groovy
13 8 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.29%) AWK
16 2 (0.29%) sed
17 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 137 (19.74%) CISSP
2 118 (17.00%) Degree
3 91 (13.11%) Security Cleared
4 87 (12.54%) ISEB
5 79 (11.38%) CISM
6 74 (10.66%) ISTQB
7 60 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 51 (7.35%) CISA
8 51 (7.35%) SC Cleared
9 47 (6.77%) CEH
9 47 (6.77%) CREST Certified
10 30 (4.32%) CHECK Team Leader
11 29 (4.18%) SANS
12 25 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (3.60%) DV Cleared
13 24 (3.46%) GIAC
14 19 (2.74%) OSCP
15 17 (2.45%) CESG Certified Professional
15 17 (2.45%) CLAS
15 17 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (16.43%) QA
2 113 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 89 (12.82%) PCI DSS
4 39 (5.62%) COBIT
5 27 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 18 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (1.44%) ISO27002
8 10 (1.44%) JSP 440
9 7 (1.01%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.86%) PA-DSS
10 6 (0.86%) RMADS
10 6 (0.86%) SLA
11 5 (0.72%) SDET
12 3 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.43%) ISO27005
13 2 (0.29%) FATCA
14 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 30 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (1.44%) vSphere
3 4 (0.58%) Firmware
4 2 (0.29%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) Gluster
5 1 (0.14%) iptables
5 1 (0.14%) KVM
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (7.64%) Nessus
2 20 (2.88%) Nmap
3 17 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (2.31%) HP Fortify
5 14 (2.02%) WebInspect
6 13 (1.87%) OpenVAS
7 12 (1.73%) Nagios
8 10 (1.44%) SCCM
9 6 (0.86%) AppDetective
10 3 (0.43%) WMI
11 2 (0.29%) Puppet
12 1 (0.14%) Check_MK
12 1 (0.14%) Graylog
12 1 (0.14%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.14%) Opsview
12 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 87 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.76%) HP
3 31 (4.47%) IBM
4 29 (4.18%) Oracle
5 27 (3.89%) Qualys
6 21 (3.03%) SAP
7 18 (2.59%) Coverity
7 18 (2.59%) Sourcefire
8 16 (2.31%) Splunk
9 14 (2.02%) Riverbed
10 13 (1.87%) ArcSight
10 13 (1.87%) Cisco
10 13 (1.87%) Juniper
10 13 (1.87%) VMware
11 11 (1.59%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.44%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.44%) NetApp
13 7 (1.01%) ATG
13 7 (1.01%) Cegedim Rx
13 7 (1.01%) Veracode
London
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Holidays, Bonus, Pension.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
NCC Group
Salary: Flexible (depending on experience) + car allowance + target bonus + pe
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: £200K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Transactor Global Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: £ Competitive (depending on experience) + bonus + travel expenses
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: + benefits (pension, life assurance, company car/allowance etc)
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 19 days ago