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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK
Rank 595 593 687
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +94
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 256 364 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 198 270 178
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.52%

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
74523 90211 92595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.77% 88.26% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 61273 74883 75830
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 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,000 £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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -1 238 £50,000 -13.04% 37
London +29 106 £62,500 -3.84% 18
South East +50 56 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South West +22 25 £33,000 -22.35% 3
Berkshire +34 19 £47,750 -9.04% 3
City of London +42 17 £62,500 -3.84% 3
Scotland +17 16 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Reading +56 15 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Yorkshire +23 15 £48,000 -4.00% 3
Somerset +15 15 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Midlands +8 15 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Edinburgh +6 15 £37,500 -25.00% 1
North West -22 12 £48,750 -48.68% 1
West Yorkshire +32 11 £48,000 +12.94% 3
Leeds +25 11 £48,000 +12.94% 3
Hampshire +19 9 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Bristol +13 9 £33,000 -24.57% 2
Solihull -6 9 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +16 8 £35,000 +5.26% 1
East Midlands +19 7 £43,500 -33.07% 1
Farnborough +8 6 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Cheshire - 6 £60,000 -
Surrey +39 5 £37,500 -18.91% 2
Staffordshire +8 5 £62,500 +66.66%
East Sussex +7 5 £63,500 +141.90%
Brighton -1 5 £63,500 +141.90%
Manchester -41 5 £22,000 -76.84% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £43,500 -
Buckinghamshire +19 4 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Milton Keynes +16 4 £52,500 +23.52% 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 194 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.80%) Java
3 144 (26.82%) Finance
4 143 (26.63%) Information Security
5 142 (26.44%) Penetration Testing
6 129 (24.02%) Performance Testing
7 126 (23.46%) Selenium
8 118 (21.97%) QA
8 118 (21.97%) CISSP
9 101 (18.81%) BDD
10 92 (17.13%) Degree
10 92 (17.13%) C#
11 90 (16.76%) CISM
11 90 (16.76%) Risk Management
12 83 (15.46%) Windows
13 82 (15.27%) Test Automation
14 81 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
15 80 (14.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 75 (13.97%) SQL
16 75 (13.97%) Computer Science
17 74 (13.78%) Scrum
18 72 (13.41%) Automated Testing
19 70 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 70 (13.04%) Cucumber
20 65 (12.10%) TDD
21 64 (11.92%) JavaScript
21 64 (11.92%) Load Testing
22 63 (11.73%) Python
23 61 (11.36%) Management Information System
24 59 (10.99%) ISTQB

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 19 (3.54%) WebLogic
2 14 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.42%) JBoss
3 13 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.23%) CMS
5 9 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.68%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.30%) Confluence
8 5 (0.93%) Apache
8 5 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.37%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.74%) MS Project
3 3 (0.56%) MS Office
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.05%) Office 365
4 9 (1.68%) SaaS
5 8 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.74%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.74%) Route 53
6 4 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 2 (0.37%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.24%) HTTP
2 51 (9.50%) Firewall
3 37 (6.89%) Network Security
4 34 (6.33%) TCP/IP
5 28 (5.21%) Wireshark
6 13 (2.42%) HTTPS
7 11 (2.05%) Wireless
8 8 (1.49%) Internet
9 7 (1.30%) VPN
10 6 (1.12%) IPsec
10 6 (1.12%) Skype
10 6 (1.12%) Wireless Security
11 5 (0.93%) SSH
11 5 (0.93%) SSL
12 4 (0.74%) WAN
13 3 (0.56%) tcpdump
14 2 (0.37%) DNS
14 2 (0.37%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.37%) OpenVPN
14 2 (0.37%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.79%) MySQL
4 14 (2.61%) Big Data
5 10 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.30%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.93%) ZAP BI
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.56%) GIS
10 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.37%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.37%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.37%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.37%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 126 (23.46%) Selenium
2 70 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 55 (10.24%) WebDriver
4 48 (8.94%) Burp Suite
5 43 (8.01%) JMeter
6 38 (7.08%) SpecFlow
7 35 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (6.15%) SoapUI
9 32 (5.96%) Git (software)
10 31 (5.77%) Jenkins
11 27 (5.03%) JIRA
12 20 (3.72%) Gatling
13 19 (3.54%) Metasploit
13 19 (3.54%) Paros
14 18 (3.35%) AppScan
15 17 (3.17%) Capybara
15 17 (3.17%) WATIR
16 14 (2.61%) Appium
17 13 (2.42%) NUnit
17 13 (2.42%) Selenium IDE
General
1 144 (26.82%) Finance
2 24 (4.47%) Banking
3 22 (4.10%) Legal
4 21 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.23%) Advertising
5 12 (2.23%) Retail
6 11 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.68%) Law
8 7 (1.30%) Publishing
9 6 (1.12%) Marketing
10 3 (0.56%) Electronics
10 3 (0.56%) Games
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (26.26%) Tester
2 110 (20.48%) Analyst
3 53 (9.87%) Test Engineer
4 51 (9.50%) QA Tester
5 50 (9.31%) Security Analyst
6 46 (8.57%) Penetration Tester
7 45 (8.38%) Security Manager
8 39 (7.26%) Security Tester
9 33 (6.15%) Test Analyst
10 32 (5.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 28 (5.21%) Consultant
12 27 (5.03%) Security Consultant
12 27 (5.03%) Software Test Engineer
13 25 (4.66%) Automation Tester
14 23 (4.28%) Architect
14 23 (4.28%) Senior Tester
14 23 (4.28%) Test Leader
15 22 (4.10%) Security Engineer
15 22 (4.10%) Security Penetration Tester
16 21 (3.91%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.50%) .NET
2 47 (8.75%) HTML
3 34 (6.33%) XML
4 29 (5.40%) Web Services
5 18 (3.35%) Gherkin
6 17 (3.17%) ASP.NET
6 17 (3.17%) CSS
6 17 (3.17%) SOAP
7 15 (2.79%) HTML5
8 13 (2.42%) REST
9 10 (1.86%) .NET Framework
9 10 (1.86%) jQuery
10 9 (1.68%) RESTful
11 8 (1.49%) Backbone.js
11 8 (1.49%) Handlebars
11 8 (1.49%) React
12 7 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.30%) JSON
13 6 (1.12%) Guice
13 6 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.97%) Computer Science
2 61 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 45 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.40%) Fintech
5 28 (5.21%) Mobile App
6 25 (4.66%) User Experience
7 24 (4.47%) Mobile Payment
8 15 (2.79%) PKI
9 14 (2.61%) CESG
10 11 (2.05%) NHS
11 7 (1.30%) iPad
12 6 (1.12%) Life Science
13 5 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.74%) Blog
14 4 (0.74%) BYOD
14 4 (0.74%) Cyber Attack
14 4 (0.74%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.46%) Windows
2 56 (10.43%) Linux
3 22 (4.10%) Unix
4 14 (2.61%) Kali Linux
5 13 (2.42%) Solaris
6 6 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.74%) AIX
8 4 (0.74%) Android
8 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (26.63%) Information Security
3 142 (26.44%) Penetration Testing
4 129 (24.02%) Performance Testing
5 101 (18.81%) BDD
6 90 (16.76%) Risk Management
7 82 (15.27%) Test Automation
8 81 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
9 80 (14.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 74 (13.78%) Scrum
11 72 (13.41%) Automated Testing
12 65 (12.10%) TDD
13 64 (11.92%) Load Testing
14 53 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (9.87%) Non-Functional Testing
15 52 (9.68%) Software Testing
16 50 (9.31%) OWASP
17 49 (9.12%) Test Management
18 46 (8.57%) SIEM
19 44 (8.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 160 (29.80%) Java
2 92 (17.13%) C#
3 75 (13.97%) SQL
4 64 (11.92%) JavaScript
5 63 (11.73%) Python
6 46 (8.57%) C++
7 45 (8.38%) Ruby
8 44 (8.19%) C
9 28 (5.21%) Perl
10 23 (4.28%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.23%) VB
13 11 (2.05%) PHP
14 9 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.49%) Groovy
16 7 (1.30%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.12%) Scala
18 5 (0.93%) AWK
19 4 (0.74%) Erlang
20 2 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 118 (21.97%) CISSP
2 92 (17.13%) Degree
3 90 (16.76%) CISM
4 59 (10.99%) ISTQB
5 56 (10.43%) ISEB
6 55 (10.24%) CREST Certified
7 49 (9.12%) Security Cleared
8 48 (8.94%) CISA
9 46 (8.57%) CEH
10 40 (7.45%) OSCP
11 33 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 32 (5.96%) CHECK Team Leader
13 27 (5.03%) GIAC
14 25 (4.66%) SC Cleared
15 18 (3.35%) GPEN
16 13 (2.42%) CSSLP
17 12 (2.23%) CRISC
18 10 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (1.86%) CLAS
19 9 (1.68%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (21.97%) QA
2 70 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (8.75%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (1.68%) SDET
5 6 (1.12%) COBIT
6 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.37%) BS7799
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.37%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.37%) RMADS
8 1 (0.19%) COSO
8 1 (0.19%) ISO27002
System Software
1 17 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.56%) vSphere
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.19%) iptables
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) NFS
5 1 (0.19%) Samba
5 1 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 36 (6.70%) Nessus
2 19 (3.54%) HP Fortify
3 18 (3.35%) Nmap
4 13 (2.42%) OpenVAS
4 13 (2.42%) WebInspect
5 8 (1.49%) Nagios
5 8 (1.49%) Puppet
6 4 (0.74%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.74%) Kibana
6 4 (0.74%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.56%) Ansible
7 3 (0.56%) Grafana
7 3 (0.56%) SCCM
8 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.19%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.19%) Graylog
9 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.19%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 57 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.77%) HP
3 27 (5.03%) Oracle
4 14 (2.61%) Qualys
5 13 (2.42%) VMware
6 11 (2.05%) IBM
6 11 (2.05%) Splunk
7 10 (1.86%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.68%) Google
8 9 (1.68%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.30%) SAP
10 6 (1.12%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.93%) hybris
11 5 (0.93%) LogRhythm
11 5 (0.93%) New Relic
12 4 (0.74%) ATG
12 4 (0.74%) Demandware
13 2 (0.37%) Apple
13 2 (0.37%) Intel Security
13 2 (0.37%) NetApp
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Somerset
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits + TOP 10
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £45k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - £65-000 + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum c£45k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum £45k - £65k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + 40% Staff Discount + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago