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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 89 97 111
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% 0.15% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.18% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 13
Median salary £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +6.38%  

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 929 1108 1596
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.15% 85.36% 90.78%
Number of salaries quoted 743 932 1216
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 10 (90.91%) Risk Management
2 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) CISM
2 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (90.91%) Information Security
3 9 (81.82%) Law
3 9 (81.82%) Information Security Management
3 9 (81.82%) Security Management
4 8 (72.73%) Service Delivery
4 8 (72.73%) Business Continuity
4 8 (72.73%) Incident Management
4 8 (72.73%) Data Management
4 8 (72.73%) Network Security
4 8 (72.73%) PCI DSS
4 8 (72.73%) Analytics
4 8 (72.73%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (72.73%) Security Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) GIS
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (9.09%) Cybercrime

Security Testing
Top Related 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 8 (72.73%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Security Manager
2 7 (63.64%) Information Manager
2 7 (63.64%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Information Strategy Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Strategy Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Cybercrime
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
1 10 (90.91%) Risk Management
2 9 (81.82%) Information Security Management
2 9 (81.82%) Security Management
3 8 (72.73%) Analytics
3 8 (72.73%) Business Continuity
3 8 (72.73%) Data Management
3 8 (72.73%) Identity Access Management
3 8 (72.73%) Incident Management
3 8 (72.73%) Security Operations
3 8 (72.73%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISM
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001