The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK
Rank 591 599 725
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +126
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 263 354 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 203 249 169
Median salary £52,500 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £29,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +5.55%

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
74379 87644 90527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.14% 87.68% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 61268 72885 74721
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 251 £52,500 -8.69% 52
London +39 121 £62,500 - 22
South East +59 46 £50,000 +2.56% 14
Yorkshire +37 25 £49,000 +63.33% 3
City of London +34 25 £62,500 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +43 19 £49,000 +18.07% 3
Leeds +37 19 £49,000 +18.07% 3
South West +20 19 £33,000 -17.50% 1
West Midlands -12 15 £42,500 - 3
North West -25 15 £60,000 -36.84% 4
Somerset +15 12 £33,750 -25.00%
Berkshire +54 11 £64,000 +11.30% 5
West Sussex +16 10 £45,000 +63.63%
Staffordshire -2 9 £30,000 +50.00% 1
Cheshire - 9 £60,000 - 1
Reading +43 8 £75,000 +27.65% 2
Scotland +22 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Edinburgh +11 7 £37,500 -55.88%
East Midlands +10 7 £43,500 -33.07% 3
Bristol +5 6 £33,000 -30.52% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -5 6 £30,000 +50.00% 1
Surrey +33 5 £30,000 -36.84% 7
Guildford +25 5 £30,000 -36.84% 7
Oxfordshire +23 5 £40,000 -2.43%
Hampshire +3 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North Yorkshire +2 5 - -
Solihull -7 5 £42,500 -
Harrogate - 5 - -
Burgess Hill - 5 £40,000 -
Worthing - 5 £55,000 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 198 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (30.21%) Java
3 153 (29.82%) Information Security
4 151 (29.43%) Penetration Testing
5 133 (25.93%) Finance
6 111 (21.64%) Performance Testing
7 109 (21.25%) Selenium
8 107 (20.86%) CISSP
9 98 (19.10%) QA
10 96 (18.71%) BDD
11 90 (17.54%) C#
12 89 (17.35%) Degree
13 87 (16.96%) Windows
14 85 (16.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 78 (15.20%) Risk Management
15 78 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
16 74 (14.42%) CISM
17 72 (14.04%) Cucumber
18 70 (13.65%) Computer Science
19 69 (13.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 67 (13.06%) Linux
21 64 (12.48%) SQL
21 64 (12.48%) .NET
21 64 (12.48%) Scrum
21 64 (12.48%) Test Automation
22 63 (12.28%) Python
23 62 (12.09%) Management Information System
23 62 (12.09%) Automated Testing
24 61 (11.89%) Microsoft
25 59 (11.50%) JavaScript

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (4.09%) WebLogic
2 16 (3.12%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.92%) JBoss
4 13 (2.53%) CMS
4 13 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.95%) Confluence
6 9 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.75%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.36%) Apache
8 6 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.39%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) MS Office
2 4 (0.78%) MS Project
3 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.58%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.39%) Magento
3 2 (0.39%) Maximo
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.36%) Office 365
5 5 (0.97%) SaaS
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.78%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.78%) Route 53
6 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.39%) IaaS
7 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.31%) HTTP
2 51 (9.94%) Network Security
3 45 (8.77%) Firewall
4 32 (6.24%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.70%) Wireshark
6 18 (3.51%) HTTPS
7 10 (1.95%) Internet
8 8 (1.56%) IPsec
8 8 (1.56%) Wireless
9 6 (1.17%) VPN
10 5 (0.97%) SSL
11 4 (0.78%) LAN
11 4 (0.78%) WAN
12 3 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.58%) Skype
13 2 (0.39%) OpenVPN
13 2 (0.39%) PuTTY
13 2 (0.39%) SSH
13 2 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.12%) Big Data
2 16 (3.12%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.53%) MySQL
4 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.58%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.39%) GIS
8 2 (0.39%) Infinispan
8 2 (0.39%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.39%) ZAP BI
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 109 (21.25%) Selenium
2 72 (14.04%) Cucumber
3 51 (9.94%) Burp Suite
3 51 (9.94%) WebDriver
4 40 (7.80%) SpecFlow
5 37 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (6.63%) JMeter
7 31 (6.04%) SoapUI
8 30 (5.85%) Git (software)
9 29 (5.65%) Metasploit
10 28 (5.46%) Jenkins
11 26 (5.07%) JIRA
12 23 (4.48%) AppScan
13 18 (3.51%) Paros
14 16 (3.12%) Gatling
15 15 (2.92%) Capybara
15 15 (2.92%) WATIR
16 12 (2.34%) PhantomJS
16 12 (2.34%) Visual Studio
17 11 (2.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 133 (25.93%) Finance
2 30 (5.85%) Legal
3 24 (4.68%) Banking
4 18 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.34%) Advertising
5 12 (2.34%) Retail
6 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.56%) Law
7 7 (1.36%) Publishing
8 5 (0.97%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 133 (25.93%) Tester
2 109 (21.25%) Analyst
3 52 (10.14%) Penetration Tester
4 50 (9.75%) Security Analyst
5 42 (8.19%) Security Tester
6 39 (7.60%) Test Analyst
7 38 (7.41%) QA Tester
8 35 (6.82%) Test Engineer
9 33 (6.43%) Security Manager
10 31 (6.04%) Consultant
11 30 (5.85%) Security Consultant
11 30 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (5.65%) Security Engineer
12 29 (5.65%) Security Penetration Tester
13 28 (5.46%) Architect
14 23 (4.48%) Security Specialist
14 23 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
15 22 (4.29%) Developer
15 22 (4.29%) Test Automation Engineer
16 21 (4.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.48%) .NET
2 42 (8.19%) HTML
3 37 (7.21%) XML
4 27 (5.26%) Web Services
5 22 (4.29%) Gherkin
6 21 (4.09%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 18 (3.51%) SOAP
8 12 (2.34%) Backbone.js
8 12 (2.34%) Handlebars
8 12 (2.34%) React
8 12 (2.34%) REST
9 11 (2.14%) CSS
10 9 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.75%) HTML5
10 9 (1.75%) LAMP
10 9 (1.75%) WCF
11 8 (1.56%) JSON
11 8 (1.56%) RESTful
12 7 (1.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.65%) Computer Science
2 62 (12.09%) Management Information System
3 43 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.24%) Mobile App
5 26 (5.07%) Cryptography
6 23 (4.48%) Fintech
7 21 (4.09%) Mobile Payment
7 21 (4.09%) User Experience
8 18 (3.51%) CESG
9 14 (2.73%) PKI
10 12 (2.34%) NHS
11 11 (2.14%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.75%) Physics
12 9 (1.75%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.17%) iPad
13 6 (1.17%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.97%) Blog
14 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.96%) Windows
2 67 (13.06%) Linux
3 28 (5.46%) Unix
4 18 (3.51%) Kali Linux
5 13 (2.53%) Solaris
6 10 (1.95%) AIX
7 8 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.36%) Android
9 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (29.82%) Information Security
3 151 (29.43%) Penetration Testing
4 111 (21.64%) Performance Testing
5 96 (18.71%) BDD
6 85 (16.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 78 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
7 78 (15.20%) Risk Management
8 64 (12.48%) Scrum
8 64 (12.48%) Test Automation
9 62 (12.09%) Automated Testing
10 57 (11.11%) TDD
11 52 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 49 (9.55%) Load Testing
12 49 (9.55%) Test Management
13 48 (9.36%) OWASP
13 48 (9.36%) Software Testing
14 43 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (8.38%) Ethical Hacking
14 43 (8.38%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 155 (30.21%) Java
2 90 (17.54%) C#
3 64 (12.48%) SQL
4 63 (12.28%) Python
5 59 (11.50%) JavaScript
6 48 (9.36%) C++
7 45 (8.77%) C
8 43 (8.38%) Ruby
9 31 (6.04%) Perl
10 23 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 23 (4.48%) VB.NET
11 22 (4.29%) PHP
12 10 (1.95%) Scala
13 9 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.56%) Groovy
14 8 (1.56%) VB
15 5 (0.97%) AWK
15 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.78%) Go
16 4 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (20.86%) CISSP
2 89 (17.35%) Degree
3 74 (14.42%) CISM
4 59 (11.50%) CREST Certified
5 55 (10.72%) Security Cleared
6 53 (10.33%) ISTQB
7 51 (9.94%) ISEB
8 48 (9.36%) CEH
9 46 (8.97%) CISA
10 41 (7.99%) OSCP
11 36 (7.02%) CHECK Team Leader
12 32 (6.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 32 (6.24%) SC Cleared
13 18 (3.51%) GIAC
14 16 (3.12%) GPEN
15 14 (2.73%) CRISC
15 14 (2.73%) DV Cleared
16 13 (2.53%) CHECK Team Member
16 13 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (2.53%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (19.10%) QA
2 69 (13.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (8.77%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (1.56%) SDET
6 6 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.97%) COBIT
8 4 (0.78%) ISO27005
9 3 (0.58%) RMADS
10 2 (0.39%) BS7799
10 2 (0.39%) COSO
11 1 (0.19%) EFQM
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.19%) Val IT
System Software
1 15 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.58%) iptables
3 3 (0.58%) KVM
4 2 (0.39%) Gluster
4 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) NFS
5 1 (0.19%) Samba
5 1 (0.19%) Squid
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (7.41%) Nessus
2 26 (5.07%) HP Fortify
3 19 (3.70%) Nmap
4 14 (2.73%) WebInspect
5 13 (2.53%) OpenVAS
6 10 (1.95%) Puppet
7 7 (1.36%) Nagios
8 4 (0.78%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.58%) Ansible
9 3 (0.58%) Check_MK
9 3 (0.58%) Grafana
9 3 (0.58%) Graylog
9 3 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.58%) Kibana
9 3 (0.58%) Pingdom
9 3 (0.58%) SCCM
9 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.39%) SCOM
10 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.60%) HP
3 27 (5.26%) Oracle
4 17 (3.31%) IBM
5 16 (3.12%) Qualys
6 13 (2.53%) Google
7 12 (2.34%) Splunk
7 12 (2.34%) VMware
8 9 (1.75%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.56%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.97%) LogRhythm
10 5 (0.97%) New Relic
10 5 (0.97%) SAP
10 5 (0.97%) Veracode
11 4 (0.78%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.78%) hybris
11 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.58%) ATG
12 3 (0.58%) Cisco
12 3 (0.58%) Demandware
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum competitive bonus and bens!
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bo
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Bonus, Pension and Holidays
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago