Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Tester
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1120 1115 1238
Rank change year-on-year -5 +123 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 29 117 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.062% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.064% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 30 89 50
England median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £73,525 £87,500 £61,375
UK median annual salary £37,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -25.74% +1.00% -16.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 159866 183507 200434
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.00% 96.53% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131005 155881 166042
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Tester in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Tester in England

Security Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
South East +60 12 £34,250 -19.41% 2
South West +26 7 £30,000 -56.36%
Midlands +38 5 £30,000 -55.56%
West Midlands +34 5 £30,000 -53.85%
London +16 5 £68,250 +9.20% 1
North of England -16 2 £66,250 +10.42%
North West -41 2 £66,250 -1.85%
Security Tester
UK

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Security Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 20 (68.97%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (51.72%) Ethical Hacking
3 13 (44.83%) Degree
4 12 (41.38%) Security Testing
4 12 (41.38%) Information Security
4 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Firewall
5 9 (31.03%) OWASP
6 8 (27.59%) Wireless
7 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
7 7 (24.14%) CISSP
7 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (24.14%) CREST Certified
8 6 (20.69%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) CISM
8 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) Linux
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) QA
9 5 (17.24%) CEH
10 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (13.79%) OSCP
10 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (10.34%) Social Engineering
11 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
11 3 (10.34%) Burp Suite
11 3 (10.34%) OSCE

Security Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 8 (27.59%) Wireless
3 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) HTTP
4 2 (6.90%) Internet
4 2 (6.90%) SMTP
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
5 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Burp Suite
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 2 (6.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 2 (6.90%) iSeries
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) SCADA
3 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) KNOPPIX
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (51.72%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (41.38%) Information Security
3 12 (41.38%) Security Testing
4 9 (31.03%) OWASP
5 6 (20.69%) Regulatory Compliance
5 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) Security Management
7 3 (10.34%) SIEM
7 3 (10.34%) Social Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C
2 3 (10.34%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) CHECK Team Member
2 7 (24.14%) CISSP
2 7 (24.14%) CREST Certified
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) CISM
4 5 (17.24%) CEH
5 4 (13.79%) OSCP
6 3 (10.34%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (10.34%) OSCE
7 2 (6.90%) GIAC
7 2 (6.90%) GPEN
8 1 (3.45%) CCNA
8 1 (3.45%) CISA
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.45%) ISEB
8 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.45%) SANS
8 1 (3.45%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
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Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago