The median annual salary for a Security Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 882 918
Rank change year-on-year +59 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 16 54 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.055% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.057% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 13 47 30
Median salary £40,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,800 £85,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -37.50% +20.00%  

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 78220 94077 100270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.33% 96.38% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 65477 79777 82622
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Security Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +65 5 £35,000 -22.22% 2
South West +15 5 £40,000 -41.81%
London +49 3 £69,000 +6.15% 1
West Midlands +19 2 £42,500 -34.61%
North West -26 1 £70,000 +7.69%
Security Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 18 (58.06%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Ethical Hacking
2 13 (41.94%) Information Security
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Firewall
4 10 (32.26%) CREST Certified
5 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (29.03%) Wireless
5 9 (29.03%) C++
5 9 (29.03%) OWASP
6 8 (25.81%) Nessus
6 8 (25.81%) Java
7 7 (22.58%) C#
7 7 (22.58%) CHECK Team Leader
8 6 (19.35%) CHECK Team Member
8 6 (19.35%) OSCP
8 6 (19.35%) C
8 6 (19.35%) CEH
8 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 5 (16.13%) JIRA
9 5 (16.13%) QA
9 5 (16.13%) Metasploit
9 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
9 5 (16.13%) Regulatory Compliance

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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
4 2 (6.45%) HTTP
4 2 (6.45%) SMTP
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) Metasploit
2 4 (12.90%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.23%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.90%) Electronics
3 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.90%) Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.68%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Kali Linux
4 2 (6.45%) KNOPPIX
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Ethical Hacking
2 13 (41.94%) Information Security
3 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (29.03%) OWASP
5 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 4 (12.90%) Security Management
7 4 (12.90%) Social Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
8 3 (9.68%) SIEM
8 3 (9.68%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C++
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) C
5 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) Perl
5 4 (12.90%) Python
5 4 (12.90%) Ruby
6 3 (9.68%) PHP
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) CREST Certified
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) CHECK Team Leader
4 6 (19.35%) CEH
4 6 (19.35%) CHECK Team Member
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
4 6 (19.35%) OSCP
5 3 (9.68%) GIAC
5 3 (9.68%) GPEN
6 2 (6.45%) CISSP
6 2 (6.45%) SANS
7 1 (3.23%) CCNA
7 1 (3.23%) CISA
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CISM
7 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) GCIH
7 1 (3.23%) ISEB
7 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Nessus
2 4 (12.90%) Nmap
3 3 (9.68%) Core Impact
3 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.23%) Defensics
4 1 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) OpenVAS
4 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.23%) Codenomicon
3 1 (3.23%) Coverity
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) New Relic
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Qualys
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
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Posted: 4 days ago
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