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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 666 691 632
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -59
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 230 222 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 174 152 223
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
93682 90341 87311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.64% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 76768 73683 73829
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +3 224 £47,500 - 27
London -14 68 £57,500 +6.48% 8
South East -22 35 £50,000 +21.21% 1
North West -1 27 £62,500 +64.47% 6
Yorkshire -14 27 £39,000 -32.75% 4
East of England -16 25 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Midlands +9 22 £19,000 -68.33% 1
Staffordshire +15 20 £19,000 -68.33%
Stoke-on-Trent +29 19 £19,000 -68.33%
Leeds -7 14 £50,000 -13.79% 3
West Yorkshire -12 14 £50,000 -13.79% 3
City of London +24 13 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Peterborough +6 13 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 13 £40,000 -42.85% 2
South West -23 13 £32,000 -14.66% 3
Surrey +19 12 £47,500 +82.69% 1
Manchester -11 12 £42,500 +3.65% 3
Hampshire -28 10 £47,500 +22.58%
Leatherhead - 10 £50,000 -
Cheshire +3 9 £67,500 +92.85%
South Yorkshire - 9 £21,500 - 1
Southampton +2 8 £43,750 +16.66%
Essex -2 8 - -
Sheffield - 7 £21,500 - 1
Uxbridge - 7 £60,000 -
Somerset - 6 £31,000 - 1
Berkshire +14 5 £80,000 +23.07%
Lancashire +4 5 £29,358 - 2
Lancaster - 5 £29,358 - 1
Warrington - 4 £67,500 -

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 187 (36.81%) Information Security
2 141 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (26.38%) QA
4 128 (25.20%) Penetration Testing
5 103 (20.28%) Software Testing
6 96 (18.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 91 (17.91%) Degree
7 91 (17.91%) Security Cleared
8 86 (16.93%) SQL
9 82 (16.14%) CISSP
9 82 (16.14%) Finance
10 81 (15.94%) Java
11 70 (13.78%) Test Automation
12 67 (13.19%) Performance Testing
13 66 (12.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 66 (12.99%) ISEB
14 65 (12.80%) .NET
15 62 (12.20%) C#
16 59 (11.61%) PCI DSS
17 58 (11.42%) Information Assurance
17 58 (11.42%) Selenium
18 55 (10.83%) ISTQB
19 54 (10.63%) SC Cleared
20 53 (10.43%) Management Information System
21 51 (10.04%) Windows
21 51 (10.04%) Linux
21 51 (10.04%) Test Scripting
22 50 (9.84%) Automated Testing
22 50 (9.84%) PHP
23 49 (9.65%) Risk Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (3.54%) Apache
2 17 (3.35%) IIS
3 5 (0.98%) Drupal
3 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.79%) nginx
5 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.59%) Node.js
5 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.39%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.95%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) RMDS
2 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.97%) SaaS
2 9 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.59%) Route 53
5 2 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.86%) Firewall
2 39 (7.68%) Network Security
3 34 (6.69%) Internet
4 25 (4.92%) Wireless
4 25 (4.92%) HTTP
5 24 (4.72%) Wireshark
6 20 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (3.15%) DNS
8 14 (2.76%) TCP/IP
8 14 (2.76%) VPN
9 12 (2.36%) VoIP
9 12 (2.36%) tcpdump
10 10 (1.97%) Wireless Security
11 8 (1.57%) LAN
11 8 (1.57%) SMTP
12 7 (1.38%) WAN
12 7 (1.38%) LDAP
13 6 (1.18%) FTP
14 5 (0.98%) DHCP
15 3 (0.59%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.15%) MySQL
2 12 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.79%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.79%) Big Data
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.59%) Redis
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (11.42%) Selenium
2 42 (8.27%) JIRA
3 32 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 24 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.72%) WebDriver
5 23 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (4.53%) Bugzilla
6 22 (4.33%) Visual Studio
6 22 (4.33%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.94%) JMeter
8 16 (3.15%) SoapUI
9 15 (2.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (2.76%) LoadRunner
10 14 (2.76%) WATIR
10 14 (2.76%) TeamCity
10 14 (2.76%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.97%) Metasploit
12 9 (1.77%) Hudson
13 8 (1.57%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.57%) NUnit
General
1 82 (16.14%) Finance
2 18 (3.54%) Retail
3 17 (3.35%) Legal
4 16 (3.15%) Games
4 16 (3.15%) Banking
5 12 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.57%) Marketing
7 5 (0.98%) Law
8 4 (0.79%) Welsh Language
9 3 (0.59%) French Language
9 3 (0.59%) Military
10 2 (0.39%) Local Government
10 2 (0.39%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (24.41%) Analyst
2 86 (16.93%) Security Analyst
3 77 (15.16%) Tester
4 65 (12.80%) Consultant
5 51 (10.04%) Penetration Tester
6 49 (9.65%) Test Manager
7 38 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
8 32 (6.30%) Information Analyst
8 32 (6.30%) Information Security Analyst
9 31 (6.10%) Security Consultant
10 29 (5.71%) QA Manager
11 28 (5.51%) Test Engineer
12 27 (5.31%) Test Analyst
13 24 (4.72%) Senior Security Analyst
14 23 (4.53%) QA Test Manager
15 21 (4.13%) Junior
15 21 (4.13%) Team Leader
16 18 (3.54%) Security Specialist
16 18 (3.54%) Security Tester
16 18 (3.54%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.80%) .NET
2 41 (8.07%) Web Services
3 22 (4.33%) SOAP
3 22 (4.33%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.95%) XML
5 13 (2.56%) HTML
6 12 (2.36%) WCF
7 11 (2.17%) REST
8 10 (1.97%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.57%) SAML
10 7 (1.38%) RESTful
10 7 (1.38%) HTML5
10 7 (1.38%) LAMP
11 6 (1.18%) JSP
11 6 (1.18%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.98%) CSS
12 5 (0.98%) JSON
12 5 (0.98%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.98%) Django
12 5 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 49 (9.65%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.48%) Open Source
4 38 (7.48%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.13%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (4.13%) CESG
6 15 (2.95%) CESG CLAS
7 14 (2.76%) Online Games
8 12 (2.36%) RMADS
9 8 (1.57%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.18%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.98%) User Experience
11 5 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.79%) PKI
12 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Derivative
13 3 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.04%) Windows
1 51 (10.04%) Linux
2 24 (4.72%) UNIX
3 14 (2.76%) Android
4 12 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.77%) Solaris
6 5 (0.98%) CentOS
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (36.81%) Information Security
2 141 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (25.20%) Penetration Testing
4 103 (20.28%) Software Testing
5 70 (13.78%) Test Automation
6 67 (13.19%) Performance Testing
7 66 (12.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 58 (11.42%) Information Assurance
9 51 (10.04%) Test Scripting
10 50 (9.84%) Automated Testing
11 49 (9.65%) Risk Management
12 48 (9.45%) Ethical Hacking
13 47 (9.25%) Migration
13 47 (9.25%) ITIL
14 43 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 42 (8.27%) Test Management
16 41 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (8.07%) Mentoring
17 39 (7.68%) Load Testing
18 34 (6.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 86 (16.93%) SQL
2 81 (15.94%) Java
3 62 (12.20%) C#
4 50 (9.84%) PHP
5 30 (5.91%) C
6 26 (5.12%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.92%) C++
8 24 (4.72%) Python
9 18 (3.54%) Ruby
10 14 (2.76%) Perl
10 14 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.57%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.79%) F#
14 4 (0.79%) Scala
14 4 (0.79%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 91 (17.91%) Degree
1 91 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 82 (16.14%) CISSP
3 66 (12.99%) ISEB
4 55 (10.83%) ISTQB
5 54 (10.63%) SC Cleared
6 36 (7.09%) CISM
7 34 (6.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 33 (6.50%) CEH
9 32 (6.30%) CISA
10 30 (5.91%) GIAC
11 19 (3.74%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.74%) OSCP
12 17 (3.35%) GPEN
13 13 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (2.17%) GCIA
15 10 (1.97%) GCIH
15 10 (1.97%) CISMP
16 9 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.18%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (26.38%) QA
2 96 (18.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (11.61%) PCI DSS
4 29 (5.71%) COBIT
5 20 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.79%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.59%) SLA
7 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (2.76%) Active Directory
1 14 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.17%) Nmap
3 8 (1.57%) Snort
4 5 (0.98%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.98%) KVM
5 4 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (2.56%) Nessus
2 7 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.98%) Nagios
3 5 (0.98%) Puppet
3 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.79%) WebInspect
4 4 (0.79%) WSUS
5 3 (0.59%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.59%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.39%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.20%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 46 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.76%) VMware
3 13 (2.56%) Cisco
4 9 (1.77%) Oracle
5 8 (1.57%) Sourcefire
5 8 (1.57%) HP
6 7 (1.38%) Dell
6 7 (1.38%) Qualys
7 6 (1.18%) Citrix
8 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.98%) McAfee
8 5 (0.98%) T-Plan
9 4 (0.79%) Capita
9 4 (0.79%) Percona
10 3 (0.59%) Splunk
10 3 (0.59%) Rapid7
10 3 (0.59%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.59%) Websense
10 3 (0.59%) IBM
11 2 (0.39%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + PENSION + EXCELLENT BENS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25K to 70K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Full Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus, pension, share option ++
Posted: 5 days ago
UK - London, Manchester, Preston, Bristol
Guru Careers
Salary: £35 - 45k (DOE) + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ASOS
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £8000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago