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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 577 652 652
Rank change year-on-year
+75 0
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 333 259 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 227 171 141
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +7.22%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 +86 313 £47,500 -17.39% 47
London +29 113 £62,500 +8.69% 14
South East +31 70 £55,000 -4.76% 10
Yorkshire +53 54 £40,000 +5.26% 5
West Yorkshire +31 35 £42,500 - 2
City of London +39 33 £70,000 +3.70% 6
North West +18 31 £47,500 +26.66% 7
Leeds +34 28 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Manchester +13 22 £62,000 +48.50% 3
East Midlands -1 17 £47,500 -24.00% 3
Hampshire -6 17 £47,500 -18.10% 3
Oxfordshire - 17 £57,500 - 1
Scotland +1 16 £40,000 +17.64% 1
East of England +4 13 £47,500 -24.00% 3
Berkshire +19 12 £59,250 +31.66% 5
Milton Keynes -2 10 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Surrey -1 9 £72,500 +11.53%
West Midlands -7 9 £19,000 -65.45% 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £32,000 - 2
Sheffield - 9 £32,000 - 2
Glasgow +10 8 £42,000 -12.50%
Reading +4 8 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Nottinghamshire -5 8 £72,500 - 2
Edinburgh -9 8 £17,875 -39.40% 1
South West -25 7 £35,000 +1.44% 3
Essex -3 6 - -
Nottingham - 6 £72,500 - 2
Banbury - 6 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +2 5 £19,000 -11.62%

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 261 (39.01%) Information Security
2 181 (27.06%) Finance
3 176 (26.31%) CISSP
4 165 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (21.52%) Penetration Testing
6 133 (19.88%) C#
7 123 (18.39%) .NET
8 112 (16.74%) Java
9 111 (16.59%) PCI DSS
10 102 (15.25%) Selenium
10 102 (15.25%) Software Testing
11 101 (15.10%) Degree
12 99 (14.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 97 (14.50%) Automated Testing
14 95 (14.20%) Cyber Security
15 94 (14.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 94 (14.05%) Security Cleared
16 87 (13.00%) SQL
17 85 (12.71%) Windows
17 85 (12.71%) QA
18 82 (12.26%) Performance Testing
18 82 (12.26%) Test Strategy
19 80 (11.96%) Microsoft
20 77 (11.51%) Manual Testing
21 75 (11.21%) OWASP
22 70 (10.46%) CISM
23 69 (10.31%) Risk Management
23 69 (10.31%) Information Assurance
24 68 (10.16%) Test Scripting
24 68 (10.16%) Analytical Skills

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (3.89%) IIS
2 14 (2.09%) Apache
3 10 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.45%) JBoss
7 3 (0.45%) CMS
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.20%) MS Office
2 5 (0.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.60%) Maximo
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.49%) SaaS
2 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.15%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.97%) Firewall
2 57 (8.52%) Wireless
3 42 (6.28%) Network Security
4 27 (4.04%) Wireless Security
5 25 (3.74%) HTTP
6 23 (3.44%) Internet
7 11 (1.64%) SSL
8 9 (1.35%) VoIP
9 8 (1.20%) WAN
9 8 (1.20%) LAN
9 8 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.20%) Wireshark
10 7 (1.05%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.75%) SAN
12 5 (0.75%) DNS
12 5 (0.75%) Broadband
13 4 (0.60%) tcpdump
14 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.63%) Relational Database
2 23 (3.44%) RDBMS
3 10 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (1.49%) Big Data
4 7 (1.05%) MySQL
5 6 (0.90%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.15%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.15%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 102 (15.25%) Selenium
2 36 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 36 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (5.08%) WebDriver
4 32 (4.78%) HP UFT
5 27 (4.04%) SoapUI
6 21 (3.14%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.99%) JMeter
8 19 (2.84%) NUnit
9 18 (2.69%) SpecFlow
10 17 (2.54%) Git (software)
11 15 (2.24%) NSubstitute
12 12 (1.79%) JIRA
13 11 (1.64%) Jenkins
14 10 (1.49%) Capybara
15 9 (1.35%) Firebug
16 8 (1.20%) WATIR
16 8 (1.20%) LoadRunner
16 8 (1.20%) Jasmine
16 8 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 181 (27.06%) Finance
2 28 (4.19%) Legal
2 28 (4.19%) Banking
3 17 (2.54%) Publishing
3 17 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.94%) Retail
5 13 (1.94%) Marketing
6 10 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.35%) Back Office
7 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.90%) Games
9 5 (0.75%) Local Government
9 5 (0.75%) Advertising
10 4 (0.60%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 153 (22.87%) Analyst
2 90 (13.45%) Consultant
3 77 (11.51%) Security Analyst
4 69 (10.31%) Tester
5 60 (8.97%) Security Consultant
6 59 (8.82%) Security Manager
7 48 (7.17%) Penetration Tester
8 47 (7.03%) Test Analyst
9 45 (6.73%) Test Manager
10 40 (5.98%) Security Specialist
11 33 (4.93%) Information Security Analyst
11 33 (4.93%) Information Analyst
12 31 (4.63%) IT Security Analyst
13 30 (4.48%) Applications Specialist
13 30 (4.48%) Application Security Specialist
14 27 (4.04%) Senior Tester
14 27 (4.04%) QA Engineer
15 25 (3.74%) Senior QA Engineer
16 23 (3.44%) Team Leader
16 23 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (18.39%) .NET
2 39 (5.83%) ASP.NET
2 39 (5.83%) HTML
3 36 (5.38%) Web Services
4 27 (4.04%) SOAP
5 25 (3.74%) Gherkin
6 22 (3.29%) Struts
6 22 (3.29%) Spring
7 17 (2.54%) LAMP
8 16 (2.39%) JSP
9 15 (2.24%) XML
9 15 (2.24%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.79%) Ajax
12 11 (1.64%) CSS
13 9 (1.35%) RESTful
14 4 (0.60%) JSON
15 3 (0.45%) Application Packaging
15 3 (0.45%) Regular Expression
16 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (8.97%) Management Information System
3 55 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 51 (7.62%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.14%) Cryptography
6 20 (2.99%) CESG
7 13 (1.94%) PKI
8 12 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
9 10 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.35%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.35%) GIS
11 8 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.05%) Statistics
12 7 (1.05%) Semantic Web
12 7 (1.05%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.75%) RMADS
13 5 (0.75%) Social Media
13 5 (0.75%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.60%) User Experience
14 4 (0.60%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.71%) Windows
2 34 (5.08%) Linux
3 32 (4.78%) UNIX
4 14 (2.09%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.09%) Android
5 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.90%) Debian
9 4 (0.60%) AIX
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (39.01%) Information Security
2 165 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (21.52%) Penetration Testing
4 102 (15.25%) Software Testing
5 97 (14.50%) Automated Testing
6 95 (14.20%) Cyber Security
7 94 (14.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 82 (12.26%) Performance Testing
8 82 (12.26%) Test Strategy
9 77 (11.51%) Manual Testing
10 75 (11.21%) OWASP
11 69 (10.31%) Information Assurance
11 69 (10.31%) Risk Management
12 68 (10.16%) Test Scripting
13 58 (8.67%) SDLC
14 57 (8.52%) Project Management
15 52 (7.77%) Ethical Hacking
16 50 (7.47%) Software Engineering
16 50 (7.47%) Test Automation
17 46 (6.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 133 (19.88%) C#
2 112 (16.74%) Java
3 87 (13.00%) SQL
4 66 (9.87%) C
5 53 (7.92%) C++
6 30 (4.48%) Python
7 28 (4.19%) T-SQL
8 27 (4.04%) PHP
9 19 (2.84%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 176 (26.31%) CISSP
2 101 (15.10%) Degree
3 94 (14.05%) Security Cleared
4 70 (10.46%) CISM
5 63 (9.42%) SC Cleared
6 54 (8.07%) CISA
7 53 (7.92%) DV Cleared
8 39 (5.83%) ISTQB
9 26 (3.89%) CEH
10 25 (3.74%) ISEB
11 23 (3.44%) CISMP
11 23 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (3.14%) GIAC
13 18 (2.69%) GPEN
14 16 (2.39%) OSCP
15 14 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (1.94%) CSSLP
17 10 (1.49%) CHFI
18 9 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (1.35%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (16.59%) PCI DSS
2 99 (14.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (12.71%) QA
4 33 (4.93%) COBIT
5 17 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.94%) FATCA
7 11 (1.64%) JSP 440
8 10 (1.49%) SLA
9 7 (1.05%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (0.75%) PAS 55
12 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.05%) iptables
2 7 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.45%) Snort
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Gluster
4 1 (0.15%) KVM
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (4.48%) Nessus
2 25 (3.74%) Nmap
3 13 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.49%) WebInspect
5 7 (1.05%) AppDetective
6 2 (0.30%) SCCM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
7 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.15%) Graylog
7 1 (0.15%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 80 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.33%) HP
3 27 (4.04%) VMware
4 21 (3.14%) Oracle
5 20 (2.99%) IBM
6 19 (2.84%) Coverity
7 6 (0.90%) Citrix
8 5 (0.75%) Cisco
8 5 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.60%) webMethods
9 4 (0.60%) SAP
9 4 (0.60%) Syclo
9 4 (0.60%) Google
9 4 (0.60%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.45%) Trustwave
10 3 (0.45%) Qualys
10 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.45%) McAfee
11 2 (0.30%) Riverbed
11 2 (0.30%) Sourcefire
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + PLUS BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kainos
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: up to 100K + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 320k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum market leading employee benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JWResource
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago