The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 83 124
Rank change year-on-year -27 +41  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.34% 0.31% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.37% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Median salary £53,500 £30,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +78.33% -42.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1276 821 1537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.70% 85.25% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 938 707 1215
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Security Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Cheshire

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Security Testing in Cheshire

Security Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Knutsford - 3 - -
Security Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Risk Management
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (62.50%) CISSP
4 4 (50.00%) CISM
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
5 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
5 3 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (37.50%) Network Design
5 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (37.50%) Server Hardening
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (37.50%) Compliance Audit
5 3 (37.50%) Software Audit
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 3 (37.50%) GIS
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) GIS
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Law
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Strategy Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Server Hardening
3 3 (37.50%) Software Audit
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)