Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Tester was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1087 1070 1182
Rank change year-on-year -17 +112 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 62 93 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.056% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.058% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 58 74 65
England median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% - -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £110,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £66,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +33.50% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,505 161,081 189,809
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,219 135,101 160,226
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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
London +39 37 £72,500 +38.10% 8
South East -17 11 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -4 7 £72,500 +45.00% 2
North of England -13 7 £72,500 +45.00% 2
East of England +14 4 £50,000 +58.73% 1
South West -4 3 £50,000 -
Security Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 57 (91.94%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (51.61%) CREST Certified
3 30 (48.39%) Android
4 29 (46.77%) Apple iOS
5 28 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (43.55%) Information Security
7 24 (38.71%) Unix
8 23 (37.10%) Windows
9 19 (30.65%) Security Testing
9 19 (30.65%) Wireless
9 19 (30.65%) Linux
9 19 (30.65%) Tigerscheme
10 17 (27.42%) OWASP
11 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
11 15 (24.19%) Cyber Scheme
12 13 (20.97%) CISSP
13 12 (19.35%) OSCP
14 11 (17.74%) Ethical Hacking
14 11 (17.74%) CEH
14 11 (17.74%) Degree
14 11 (17.74%) Firewall
14 11 (17.74%) Collaborative Working
15 10 (16.13%) Task Automation
15 10 (16.13%) Virtual Team
15 10 (16.13%) Time Management
16 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
17 7 (11.29%) CISM
18 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
18 6 (9.68%) Nessus
18 6 (9.68%) CSSLP

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) Wireless
2 11 (17.74%) Firewall
3 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) Internet
4 2 (3.23%) LAN
4 2 (3.23%) Network Security
4 2 (3.23%) tcpdump
4 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 2 (3.23%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.61%) SMS
5 1 (1.61%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Burp Suite
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
1 4 (6.45%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.23%) MSTest
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.06%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
2 2 (3.23%) HTML5
2 2 (3.23%) JSON
2 2 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (1.61%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Virtual Team
2 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.45%) CESG
4 4 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Android
2 29 (46.77%) Apple iOS
3 24 (38.71%) Unix
4 23 (37.10%) Windows
5 19 (30.65%) Linux
6 2 (3.23%) Kali Linux
6 2 (3.23%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (91.94%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (43.55%) Information Security
4 19 (30.65%) Security Testing
5 17 (27.42%) OWASP
6 11 (17.74%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (17.74%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (16.13%) Task Automation
7 10 (16.13%) Time Management
8 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (6.45%) Creative Thinking
9 4 (6.45%) Data Protection
9 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.45%) Open Source
9 4 (6.45%) OSSTMM
10 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.84%) Security Auditing
10 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.23%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
1 3 (4.84%) Perl
1 3 (4.84%) PHP
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (51.61%) CREST Certified
2 19 (30.65%) Tigerscheme
3 15 (24.19%) Cyber Scheme
3 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
4 13 (20.97%) CISSP
5 12 (19.35%) OSCP
6 11 (17.74%) CEH
6 11 (17.74%) Degree
7 7 (11.29%) CISM
8 6 (9.68%) CSSLP
9 5 (8.06%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (6.45%) GXPN
10 4 (6.45%) SANS
11 3 (4.84%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (4.84%) CISA
11 3 (4.84%) GPEN
12 2 (3.23%) ISEB
12 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
12 2 (3.23%) OSCE
12 2 (3.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Nessus
2 4 (6.45%) Core Impact
3 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.23%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) SAP