Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 298 376
Rank change year-on-year +8 +78 +62
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 32 52 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28 39 38
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £45,125 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £76,250 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +22.73% -8.33% -4.00%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9128 10396 15326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.10% 89.42% 89.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8240 9472 13280
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £94,325 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
4 12 (37.50%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) Information Security
5 11 (34.38%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (31.25%) .NET
7 9 (28.13%) QA
7 9 (28.13%) OSCP
8 7 (21.88%) CREST Certified
8 7 (21.88%) Selenium
8 7 (21.88%) C#
8 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.75%) IBM
9 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
10 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
10 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
10 5 (15.63%) AppScan
10 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Degree
10 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
10 5 (15.63%) Android
10 5 (15.63%) OWASP
10 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
10 5 (15.63%) Apple

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 (12.50%) Apache
1 4 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Datadog
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) LDAP
1 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 5 (15.63%) AppScan
4 4 (12.50%) Gatling
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.50%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.25%) Capybara
6 2 (6.25%) Hudson
6 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
6 2 (6.25%) NUnit
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Law
3 4 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
1 6 (18.75%) Tester
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Lead Security Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Application Security Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Head of QA
4 3 (9.38%) Presales Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) J2EE
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) OAuth
3 4 (12.50%) OAuth2
3 4 (12.50%) SAML
4 3 (9.38%) XML
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (6.25%) CSS
5 2 (6.25%) JSP
5 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (6.25%) RESTful
5 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 2 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) CESG
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Fintech
2 3 (9.38%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Android
1 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
3 11 (34.38%) Information Security
3 11 (34.38%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
5 5 (15.63%) OWASP
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.50%) ISMS
6 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Mobile Development
6 4 (12.50%) MVC
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) Social Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) C#
2 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 3 (9.38%) Scala
5 2 (6.25%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) Groovy
5 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 2 (6.25%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) VB
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) OSCP
2 7 (21.88%) CREST Certified
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (12.50%) CISM
5 3 (9.38%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) PhD
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
2 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.38%) COBIT
4 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) Apple
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.13%) Informatica
5 1 (3.13%) Murex