Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 134 183
Rank change year-on-year -39 +49 +3
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 2 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.066% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.50% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 12
Cheshire median annual salary - £55,000 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +189.47% -71.85%
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -12.79%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2692 1985 2902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.64% 87.37% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2034 1688 2449
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,850 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 2 - -
Security Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Wealth Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Software Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Software Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS