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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 624 575 753
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +178
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 316 320 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.37% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 245 230 123
Average salary £55,000 £47,800 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.06% -10.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.05% +5.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -53 292 £55,000 +12.24% 40
London -59 101 £50,000 +2.04% 19
South East -50 57 £52,500 +7.20% 2
East of England -6 43 £57,500 -17.85% 3
City of London +11 34 £47,500 +31.03% 7
Hampshire -22 29 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +26 28 £60,000 +41.17% 9
Cambridgeshire -6 24 £57,500 -17.85% 1
Staffordshire - 23 £60,000 - 7
Surrey +10 20 £55,000 +29.41%
East Midlands -11 20 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 17 £60,000 - 6
North West +3 16 £60,000 +33.33% 1
South West +3 16 £45,750 -4.88% 1
Leicestershire +2 16 £60,000 +122.22% 2
Leicester - 14 £60,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +23 13 £50,500 - 1
Southampton -16 13 £45,000 - 1
Manchester +5 12 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Cambridge +3 11 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Peterborough -1 10 £57,500 -17.85%
Scotland -4 10 £27,750 -
Watford - 10 £50,500 -
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £77,500 +31.91%
Gloucestershire +15 7 £60,000 +16.73%
Guildford - 7 £47,500 -
Bristol +6 6 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Edinburgh -15 6 £20,000 -
Yorkshire -53 6 £33,659 +56.55% 1
West Yorkshire -37 5 £34,318 - 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (36.68%) Penetration Testing
2 167 (28.89%) QA
3 145 (25.09%) SQL
4 140 (24.22%) .NET
5 125 (21.63%) Finance
6 119 (20.59%) Information Security
7 105 (18.17%) Selenium
8 100 (17.30%) CEH
9 99 (17.13%) Firewall
10 95 (16.44%) PCI DSS
11 92 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (15.92%) CISSP
12 91 (15.74%) Automated Testing
13 90 (15.57%) Performance Testing
14 83 (14.36%) Software Testing
15 82 (14.19%) C#
16 81 (14.01%) Retail
17 79 (13.67%) Java
18 77 (13.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 76 (13.15%) Degree
20 75 (12.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 72 (12.46%) Wireless
22 70 (12.11%) Ethical Hacking
22 70 (12.11%) Test Scripting
23 65 (11.25%) E-Commerce
23 65 (11.25%) Microsoft
24 61 (10.55%) Scrum
25 60 (10.38%) Network Security
26 56 (9.69%) Management Information System
27 55 (9.52%) GIAC

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.90%) Lync
3 8 (1.38%) IIS
4 7 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.04%) Apache
6 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) Confluence
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.52%) MS Project
3 3 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.50%) SaaS
2 13 (2.25%) GitHub
3 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (17.13%) Firewall
2 72 (12.46%) Wireless
3 60 (10.38%) Network Security
4 49 (8.48%) VoIP
5 46 (7.96%) Internet
6 40 (6.92%) VPN
7 37 (6.40%) HTTP
8 30 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 29 (5.02%) Wireshark
10 27 (4.67%) tcpdump
11 19 (3.29%) WAN
11 19 (3.29%) LAN
12 16 (2.77%) DNS
13 15 (2.60%) TCP/IP
14 11 (1.90%) Wireless Security
15 8 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 8 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (1.38%) SAN
15 8 (1.38%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.73%) MySQL
5 9 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.35%) Big Data
8 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 105 (18.17%) Selenium
2 42 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (6.75%) Cucumber
4 38 (6.57%) WebDriver
5 33 (5.71%) Visual Studio
5 33 (5.71%) SoapUI
6 29 (5.02%) QuickTest Pro
7 26 (4.50%) SpecFlow
8 24 (4.15%) JIRA
9 20 (3.46%) Git (software)
10 13 (2.25%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.73%) Jenkins
12 8 (1.38%) Maven
13 7 (1.21%) MagicDraw
13 7 (1.21%) TestNG
14 6 (1.04%) Subversion
14 6 (1.04%) Hudson
14 6 (1.04%) AppScan
14 6 (1.04%) WATIR
15 5 (0.87%) Fiddler
General
1 125 (21.63%) Finance
2 81 (14.01%) Retail
3 50 (8.65%) Telecoms
4 42 (7.27%) Games
5 23 (3.98%) Legal
6 14 (2.42%) Banking
7 8 (1.38%) Marketing
8 6 (1.04%) Law
8 6 (1.04%) French Language
9 4 (0.69%) German Language
9 4 (0.69%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 140 (24.22%) Tester
2 89 (15.40%) Penetration Tester
3 86 (14.88%) Analyst
4 58 (10.03%) Test Manager
5 56 (9.69%) Security Analyst
6 53 (9.17%) Consultant
7 45 (7.79%) Test Engineer
8 41 (7.09%) Security Tester
8 41 (7.09%) Security Specialist
9 34 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 29 (5.02%) QA Manager
11 28 (4.84%) QA Engineer
12 27 (4.67%) Testing Consultant
13 26 (4.50%) Penetration Test Consultant
14 25 (4.33%) Applications Specialist
14 25 (4.33%) Application Security Specialist
15 23 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (3.98%) Software Engineer
16 22 (3.81%) Senior Security Analyst
17 21 (3.63%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (24.22%) .NET
2 53 (9.17%) ASP.NET
3 41 (7.09%) XML
4 34 (5.88%) Web Services
5 27 (4.67%) SOAP
6 25 (4.33%) JSON
7 23 (3.98%) CSS
7 23 (3.98%) HTML
7 23 (3.98%) Gherkin
8 20 (3.46%) WCF
9 18 (3.11%) RESTful
10 16 (2.77%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.42%) jQuery
12 13 (2.25%) Ajax
12 13 (2.25%) Backbone.js
12 13 (2.25%) HTML5
13 12 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (2.08%) CSS3
14 8 (1.38%) J2SE
15 7 (1.21%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.69%) Management Information System
2 54 (9.34%) Open Source
3 50 (8.65%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.11%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.08%) Online Games
7 12 (2.08%) PKI
7 12 (2.08%) Statistics
8 10 (1.73%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.73%) Web 2.0
9 8 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
9 8 (1.38%) Video on Demand
10 7 (1.21%) RMADS
10 7 (1.21%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.87%) AS400
11 5 (0.87%) BBC
11 5 (0.87%) CESG
12 4 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.82%) Linux
2 37 (6.40%) Windows
3 30 (5.19%) UNIX
4 16 (2.77%) Android
5 15 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.08%) Solaris
7 6 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.69%) OS/390
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) AIX
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (36.68%) Penetration Testing
2 119 (20.59%) Information Security
3 92 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (15.74%) Automated Testing
5 90 (15.57%) Performance Testing
6 83 (14.36%) Software Testing
7 75 (12.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 70 (12.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 70 (12.11%) Test Scripting
9 65 (11.25%) E-Commerce
10 61 (10.55%) Scrum
11 52 (9.00%) Integration Testing
12 51 (8.82%) Test Strategy
13 48 (8.30%) Test Automation
14 46 (7.96%) Manual Testing
15 41 (7.09%) Software Engineering
16 40 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (6.92%) Test Management
17 38 (6.57%) Unit Testing
17 38 (6.57%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (25.09%) SQL
2 82 (14.19%) C#
3 79 (13.67%) Java
4 43 (7.44%) T-SQL
5 29 (5.02%) Python
6 24 (4.15%) Ruby
7 23 (3.98%) C
8 21 (3.63%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.94%) PHP
10 15 (2.60%) Objective-C
10 15 (2.60%) C++
11 14 (2.42%) Perl
12 12 (2.08%) Scala
13 9 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (17.30%) CEH
2 92 (15.92%) CISSP
3 76 (13.15%) Degree
4 55 (9.52%) GIAC
5 51 (8.82%) GPEN
6 49 (8.48%) OSCP
6 49 (8.48%) Security Cleared
7 48 (8.30%) CISM
8 45 (7.79%) CISA
9 43 (7.44%) ISEB
10 35 (6.06%) CISMP
11 32 (5.54%) ISTQB
12 31 (5.36%) SC Cleared
13 30 (5.19%) GCIH
14 28 (4.84%) GWAPT
15 27 (4.67%) OSCE
16 16 (2.77%) GCIA
17 14 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (1.73%) PhD
19 9 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (28.89%) QA
2 95 (16.44%) PCI DSS
3 77 (13.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (3.11%) COBIT
5 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (1.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.52%) COSO
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (1.90%) Hyper-V
2 8 (1.38%) Snort
3 6 (1.04%) Nmap
4 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
5 1 (0.17%) XenServer
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.25%) Nessus
3 3 (0.52%) AppDetective
3 3 (0.52%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.06%) HP
3 18 (3.11%) Oracle
4 16 (2.77%) Juniper
5 12 (2.08%) Sourcefire
6 11 (1.90%) Cisco
6 11 (1.90%) McAfee
7 9 (1.56%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.56%) Nortel
8 8 (1.38%) Blue Coat
8 8 (1.38%) SAP
8 8 (1.38%) F5
8 8 (1.38%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.38%) TippingPoint
9 7 (1.21%) hybris
10 6 (1.04%) ATG
10 6 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.69%) VMware
11 4 (0.69%) Siebel
12 3 (0.52%) LogRhythm
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FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £41900 - £67200 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + commission (OTE £50K)
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Enderby, Leicestershire
Easy Web recruitment - Next Retail
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Salary: £20000 - £23000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Morgan Smith & Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Benefits package / Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago