The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 606 618 792
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +174
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 307 264 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 198 148 82
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £28,400 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93489 85651 91195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.67% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 75403 70134 77725
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -13 271 £55,000 +10.00% 24
London -5 112 £57,500 -4.16% 12
South East -4 51 £58,000 +16.00% 4
West Midlands +12 31 £23,000 -54.00% 1
Staffordshire +16 28 £23,000 -54.00%
Hampshire +12 27 £58,000 +5.45% 3
City of London +9 25 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Stoke-on-Trent +16 24 £23,000 -54.00%
East Midlands +8 21 £62,500 +131.48% 1
North West +17 20 £40,000 +21.21%
Manchester +10 17 £43,500 -0.57%
Surrey +13 14 £68,750 +129.16% 1
Scotland +1 14 £32,500 +31.31% 1
Leicestershire -3 13 £62,500 -
Havant - 13 £58,000 - 1
Leicester +6 12 £62,500 -
East of England -35 12 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Edinburgh -1 9 £25,000 +47.05%
Leeds -40 9 £41,250 +3.12% 2
West Yorkshire -54 9 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Yorkshire -59 9 £41,250 +3.12% 2
South West -11 8 £35,500 -20.13% 3
Wiltshire -2 7 £36,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 7 £49,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £45,000 -
Swindon -6 6 £36,750 - 1
Southampton +14 5 £47,000 +56.66% 1
Glasgow - 5 £57,000 - 1
South Wales -3 4 £29,500 +7.27% 2
Wales -8 4 £29,500 +7.27% 2

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 212 (33.65%) Penetration Testing
2 179 (28.41%) QA
3 173 (27.46%) Information Security
4 157 (24.92%) .NET
5 142 (22.54%) SQL
6 109 (17.30%) CISSP
7 103 (16.35%) Java
8 102 (16.19%) Software Testing
9 101 (16.03%) Performance Testing
10 96 (15.24%) Finance
11 94 (14.92%) Degree
12 91 (14.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 89 (14.13%) Selenium
14 88 (13.97%) PCI DSS
15 86 (13.65%) Ethical Hacking
16 85 (13.49%) Automated Testing
17 83 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 83 (13.17%) Security Cleared
18 82 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
19 79 (12.54%) CEH
20 76 (12.06%) C#
21 73 (11.59%) Management Information System
22 71 (11.27%) Wireless
23 70 (11.11%) Test Scripting
24 69 (10.95%) Test Strategy
25 66 (10.48%) Firewall
26 63 (10.00%) E-Commerce
27 61 (9.68%) Microsoft
28 60 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
29 58 (9.21%) ISEB

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.06%) Apache
3 12 (1.90%) Lync
4 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.79%) CICS
6 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.32%) nginx
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 26 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.90%) MS Office
3 8 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.70%) SaaS
2 14 (2.22%) GitHub
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 71 (11.27%) Wireless
2 66 (10.48%) Firewall
3 49 (7.78%) Network Security
4 46 (7.30%) Internet
5 42 (6.67%) VoIP
6 38 (6.03%) HTTP
6 38 (6.03%) Wireshark
7 31 (4.92%) VPN
8 21 (3.33%) Wireless Security
9 20 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (3.17%) tcpdump
10 16 (2.54%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.06%) DNS
12 12 (1.90%) LAN
13 11 (1.75%) WAN
14 8 (1.27%) SMTP
14 8 (1.27%) LDAP
14 8 (1.27%) FTP
14 8 (1.27%) Junos
15 6 (0.95%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.17%) MySQL
3 17 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.79%) DB2
7 2 (0.32%) Big Data
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 89 (14.13%) Selenium
2 34 (5.40%) WebDriver
3 33 (5.24%) SoapUI
3 33 (5.24%) QuickTest Pro
4 32 (5.08%) Cucumber
5 27 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (3.97%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.81%) JIRA
8 19 (3.02%) Jenkins
9 18 (2.86%) Git (software)
10 14 (2.22%) Jasmine
11 13 (2.06%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.59%) WATIR
13 8 (1.27%) Subversion
13 8 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.11%) Hudson
15 6 (0.95%) Robotium
15 6 (0.95%) Metasploit
15 6 (0.95%) Calabash
16 5 (0.79%) RSpec
General
1 96 (15.24%) Finance
2 47 (7.46%) Retail
3 28 (4.44%) Games
4 25 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.38%) Legal
6 14 (2.22%) Banking
7 10 (1.59%) Marketing
7 10 (1.59%) Law
8 6 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.63%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.48%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 126 (20.00%) Tester
2 100 (15.87%) Analyst
3 92 (14.60%) Consultant
4 89 (14.13%) Penetration Tester
5 81 (12.86%) Security Analyst
6 76 (12.06%) Test Manager
7 48 (7.62%) Security Tester
8 46 (7.30%) QA Manager
9 41 (6.51%) Security Specialist
10 37 (5.87%) Test Engineer
11 34 (5.40%) Senior Analyst
12 33 (5.24%) Testing Consultant
13 32 (5.08%) Application Security Specialist
13 32 (5.08%) QA Test Manager
13 32 (5.08%) Applications Specialist
13 32 (5.08%) Senior Security Analyst
14 29 (4.60%) Security Consultant
14 29 (4.60%) Penetration Test Consultant
15 24 (3.81%) Team Leader
16 22 (3.49%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (24.92%) .NET
2 49 (7.78%) ASP.NET
3 46 (7.30%) Web Services
4 31 (4.92%) HTML
4 31 (4.92%) SOAP
5 28 (4.44%) CSS
6 25 (3.97%) Gherkin
7 22 (3.49%) XML
8 20 (3.17%) JSON
9 17 (2.70%) RESTful
10 14 (2.22%) HTML5
10 14 (2.22%) Backbone.js
10 14 (2.22%) jQuery
11 13 (2.06%) WCF
11 13 (2.06%) Ajax
11 13 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (2.06%) CSS3
12 6 (0.95%) MyBatis
12 6 (0.95%) Spring MVC
12 6 (0.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 41 (6.51%) Open Source
3 30 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.70%) Online Games
6 17 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
7 16 (2.54%) CESG
8 14 (2.22%) RMADS
9 13 (2.06%) PKI
10 11 (1.75%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (1.27%) Web 2.0
13 7 (1.11%) AS400
14 6 (0.95%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
15 5 (0.79%) BBC
16 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
16 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.21%) Linux
2 35 (5.56%) UNIX
3 34 (5.40%) Windows
4 20 (3.17%) Android
4 20 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.06%) Solaris
6 5 (0.79%) OS/390
6 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (33.65%) Penetration Testing
2 173 (27.46%) Information Security
3 102 (16.19%) Software Testing
4 101 (16.03%) Performance Testing
5 91 (14.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 86 (13.65%) Ethical Hacking
7 85 (13.49%) Automated Testing
8 82 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 69 (10.95%) Test Strategy
11 63 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 60 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 57 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 56 (8.89%) Test Management
15 55 (8.73%) Scrum
16 53 (8.41%) Test Automation
17 51 (8.10%) Integration Testing
18 48 (7.62%) Information Assurance
19 47 (7.46%) Risk Management
20 42 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (22.54%) SQL
2 103 (16.35%) Java
3 76 (12.06%) C#
4 46 (7.30%) T-SQL
5 45 (7.14%) PHP
6 32 (5.08%) C
6 32 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.97%) Objective-C
8 22 (3.49%) Python
9 18 (2.86%) Ruby
10 12 (1.90%) Perl
10 12 (1.90%) C++
11 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.11%) Scala
13 4 (0.63%) VB
14 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (17.30%) CISSP
2 94 (14.92%) Degree
3 83 (13.17%) Security Cleared
4 79 (12.54%) CEH
5 58 (9.21%) ISEB
6 52 (8.25%) GIAC
7 50 (7.94%) CISM
8 41 (6.51%) GPEN
8 41 (6.51%) OSCP
9 40 (6.35%) ISTQB
9 40 (6.35%) SC Cleared
10 39 (6.19%) CISA
11 37 (5.87%) CISMP
12 33 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 15 (2.38%) GCIH
14 14 (2.22%) DV Cleared
15 13 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (1.75%) CCNP
16 11 (1.75%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (28.41%) QA
2 88 (13.97%) PCI DSS
3 83 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (4.29%) COBIT
5 17 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.48%) WCAG
8 1 (0.16%) COSO
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.90%) Hyper-V
2 11 (1.75%) Snort
3 6 (0.95%) Nmap
4 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.63%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
6 1 (0.16%) XenServer
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.75%) Nessus
2 10 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.63%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.32%) AppDetective
4 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.32%) Puppet
4 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (2.70%) HP
3 16 (2.54%) Oracle
4 14 (2.22%) Sourcefire
5 10 (1.59%) Juniper
6 8 (1.27%) Cisco
7 7 (1.11%) McAfee
7 7 (1.11%) hybris
8 6 (0.95%) IBM
9 5 (0.79%) Capita
10 4 (0.63%) VMware
10 4 (0.63%) Siebel
10 4 (0.63%) Citrix
10 4 (0.63%) T-Plan
11 3 (0.48%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.48%) Nortel
11 3 (0.48%) SAP
11 3 (0.48%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.48%) ATG
11 3 (0.48%) Qualys
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40000 to £55000
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Acumin
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Ex Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £36500.00 per annum + car plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 14 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £45,613 to £60,239 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 14 days ago