The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 231 255
Rank change year-on-year +10 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 13 29 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.51% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 50
Median salary £65,000 £57,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -17.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £33,500 £52,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £80,000
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4674 5696 9220
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 89.25% 90.60% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4129 5199 7893
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in the City of London

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 12 (50.00%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) CISSP
3 7 (29.17%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) CISA
3 7 (29.17%) CISM
3 7 (29.17%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (25.00%) User Stories
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) QA
5 5 (20.83%) Selenium
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Nessus
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) DevOps
5 5 (20.83%) Burp Suite
5 5 (20.83%) Gatling
6 4 (16.67%) SANS
6 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (16.67%) Docker
6 4 (16.67%) Threat Management

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle FAH
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Datadog
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
2 3 (12.50%) Wireless
2 3 (12.50%) Wireless Security
2 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (20.83%) Burp Suite
2 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.83%) Gatling
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 4 (16.67%) Capybara
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Metasploit
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) AppScan
5 1 (4.17%) JMeter
5 1 (4.17%) Paros
5 1 (4.17%) Protractor
5 1 (4.17%) The Grinder
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) WebScarab
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Risk Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Automation Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Application Security Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) CGI
3 1 (4.17%) Guice
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) SAML
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Home
3 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) FreeBSD
4 1 (4.17%) HPUX
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (29.17%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (25.00%) User Stories
4 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (20.83%) DevOps
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Open Source
6 4 (16.67%) OWASP
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CISA
1 7 (29.17%) CISM
1 7 (29.17%) CISSP
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) GIAC
3 4 (16.67%) OSCP
3 4 (16.67%) SANS
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.50%) CRISC
5 2 (8.33%) CEH
6 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (4.17%) CREST Certified
6 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) GPEN
6 1 (4.17%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) NFS
2 1 (4.17%) Samba
2 1 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) CSIRT
3 1 (4.17%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.17%) HP Fortify
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 2 (8.33%) Murex
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) CA
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Veracode
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens
Posted: 4 days ago