The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 598 654
Rank change year-on-year -88 +56  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 180 329 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 147 224 214
Median salary £47,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75142 82315 90296
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.70% 88.99% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60877 69674 74649
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Security Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in England

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in England

Security Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
London -23 70 £62,500 +4.16% 18
South East +26 51 £45,000 -21.73% 7
Yorkshire -3 19 £41,250 -8.33% 6
South West -9 16 £35,000 +2.94% 1
West Midlands -16 14 £41,250 -2.94%
North West -56 5 £53,500 -10.83% 1
East of England -30 3 £37,500 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +13 1 £32,500 -53.57%
Security Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 156 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (36.19%) Test Automation
3 127 (30.24%) Java
4 121 (28.81%) Information Security
5 104 (24.76%) CISSP
6 102 (24.29%) Penetration Testing
7 101 (24.05%) Performance Testing
8 96 (22.86%) QA
9 87 (20.71%) Selenium
10 86 (20.48%) Degree
11 82 (19.52%) Windows
12 80 (19.05%) SQL
13 76 (18.10%) BDD
14 73 (17.38%) Scrum
15 71 (16.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 70 (16.67%) CISM
17 68 (16.19%) Finance
18 66 (15.71%) OWASP
19 63 (15.00%) OSCP
19 63 (15.00%) Risk Management
19 63 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
20 61 (14.52%) CREST Certified
21 60 (14.29%) CEH
22 59 (14.05%) C#
22 59 (14.05%) Load Testing
23 57 (13.57%) Computer Science
23 57 (13.57%) Network Security
24 56 (13.33%) Microsoft
25 54 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
25 54 (12.86%) PCI DSS

Security Testing
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 13 (3.10%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.43%) Apache
5 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.67%) SaaS
4 14 (3.33%) Office 365
5 5 (1.19%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.95%) Datadog
7 2 (0.48%) Heroku
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.57%) Network Security
2 53 (12.62%) Firewall
3 20 (4.76%) Wireshark
4 18 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.05%) VPN
6 12 (2.86%) iSCSI
6 12 (2.86%) SAN
6 12 (2.86%) Wireless
7 10 (2.38%) HTTP
7 10 (2.38%) SSH
8 9 (2.14%) HTTPS
8 9 (2.14%) Internet
8 9 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (2.14%) IPsec
8 9 (2.14%) SSL
8 9 (2.14%) tcpdump
8 9 (2.14%) Wireless Security
9 8 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (1.90%) NAS
9 8 (1.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.05%) MongoDB
2 16 (3.81%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.57%) MySQL
4 13 (3.10%) MariaDB
5 10 (2.38%) Big Data
6 8 (1.90%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.67%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.67%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.95%) ZAP BI
10 3 (0.71%) GIS
11 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.48%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.48%) Redis
11 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 87 (20.71%) Selenium
2 49 (11.67%) Cucumber
3 37 (8.81%) WebDriver
4 31 (7.38%) SpecFlow
5 27 (6.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (5.24%) JMeter
7 21 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 20 (4.76%) Metasploit
9 19 (4.52%) Eclipse
10 18 (4.29%) JIRA
11 15 (3.57%) Gatling
11 15 (3.57%) NUnit
12 14 (3.33%) Burp Suite
13 13 (3.10%) Git (software)
13 13 (3.10%) SoapUI
14 12 (2.86%) Xcode
15 11 (2.62%) Appium
15 11 (2.62%) Visual Studio
16 9 (2.14%) Capybara
17 8 (1.90%) TeamCity
General
1 68 (16.19%) Finance
2 16 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.62%) Back Office
3 11 (2.62%) Banking
3 11 (2.62%) Legal
4 10 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.38%) Marketing
5 8 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.67%) Electronics
6 7 (1.67%) Retail
7 6 (1.43%) Games
8 4 (0.95%) Digital Economy
8 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.95%) Law
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (23.33%) Tester
2 91 (21.67%) Analyst
3 52 (12.38%) Test Engineer
4 48 (11.43%) Penetration Tester
5 43 (10.24%) Security Analyst
6 37 (8.81%) QA Tester
7 34 (8.10%) Risk Manager
8 30 (7.14%) Consultant
8 30 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
9 28 (6.67%) Security Consultant
10 26 (6.19%) QA Engineer
11 25 (5.95%) Test Analyst
12 24 (5.71%) QA Analyst
13 21 (5.00%) Test Leader
14 18 (4.29%) Security Manager
15 17 (4.05%) Automation Tester
15 17 (4.05%) Software Test Engineer
16 16 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
17 15 (3.57%) Developer
17 15 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.29%) .NET
2 34 (8.10%) HTML
3 24 (5.71%) Web Services
4 21 (5.00%) XML
5 20 (4.76%) HTML5
6 15 (3.57%) CSS
7 10 (2.38%) Gherkin
7 10 (2.38%) RESTful
8 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.67%) REST
10 6 (1.43%) jQuery
10 6 (1.43%) LAMP
10 6 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.95%) JSON
11 4 (0.95%) SOAP
12 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.48%) CGI
12 2 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.48%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.57%) Computer Science
2 50 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 40 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.38%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.76%) Fintech
6 18 (4.29%) User Experience
7 17 (4.05%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (3.57%) Driving Licence
8 15 (3.57%) PKI
9 13 (3.10%) Cyber Attack
10 11 (2.62%) Data Centre
11 10 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (2.14%) Life Science
12 9 (2.14%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 5 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 4 (0.95%) Blog
16 4 (0.95%) BYOD
16 4 (0.95%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 82 (19.52%) Windows
2 46 (10.95%) Linux
3 28 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 28 (6.67%) Unix
4 22 (5.24%) Android
5 12 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.43%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.48%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.48%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (36.19%) Test Automation
3 121 (28.81%) Information Security
4 102 (24.29%) Penetration Testing
5 101 (24.05%) Performance Testing
6 76 (18.10%) BDD
7 73 (17.38%) Scrum
8 66 (15.71%) OWASP
9 63 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
9 63 (15.00%) Risk Management
10 59 (14.05%) Load Testing
11 54 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (12.86%) Ethical Hacking
12 49 (11.67%) SIEM
13 48 (11.43%) Test Strategy
14 47 (11.19%) Test Scripting
15 43 (10.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 42 (10.00%) Software Testing
16 42 (10.00%) TDD
17 39 (9.29%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 127 (30.24%) Java
2 80 (19.05%) SQL
3 59 (14.05%) C#
4 48 (11.43%) Python
5 45 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.71%) Ruby
6 34 (8.10%) C
7 20 (4.76%) Perl
8 18 (4.29%) C++
9 11 (2.62%) PHP
10 10 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.48%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.24%) Erlang
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 104 (24.76%) CISSP
2 86 (20.48%) Degree
3 70 (16.67%) CISM
4 63 (15.00%) OSCP
5 61 (14.52%) CREST Certified
6 60 (14.29%) CEH
7 54 (12.86%) Security Cleared
8 47 (11.19%) CISA
9 43 (10.24%) ISTQB
10 39 (9.29%) ISEB
10 39 (9.29%) SC Cleared
11 27 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (4.52%) GIAC
14 18 (4.29%) CHECK Team Member
14 18 (4.29%) DV Cleared
14 18 (4.29%) Tigerscheme
15 15 (3.57%) OSCE
16 14 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (3.33%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (22.86%) QA
2 71 (16.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (12.86%) PCI DSS
4 18 (4.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 13 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.43%) GDPR
8 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.71%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.48%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.90%) Firmware
3 8 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.67%) Docker
5 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.95%) vSphere
6 3 (0.71%) NFS
6 3 (0.71%) Samba
6 3 (0.71%) Squid
7 1 (0.24%) iptables
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (5.71%) Nessus
2 10 (2.38%) Nagios
3 5 (1.19%) CSIRT
4 4 (0.95%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.95%) SCCM
5 3 (0.71%) Grafana
5 3 (0.71%) Nmap
5 3 (0.71%) Puppet
5 3 (0.71%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.24%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.24%) Graylog
7 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) Kibana
7 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.24%) Packer
7 1 (0.24%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 56 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.19%) VMware
3 15 (3.57%) Oracle
4 13 (3.10%) Cisco
5 11 (2.62%) HP
6 9 (2.14%) Juniper
6 9 (2.14%) Palo Alto
7 8 (1.90%) ProCurve
7 8 (1.90%) Riverbed
7 8 (1.90%) SAP
8 7 (1.67%) Splunk
9 6 (1.43%) IBM
10 4 (0.95%) NetApp
10 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.71%) New Relic
12 2 (0.48%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.48%) ArcSight
12 2 (0.48%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.48%) Murex
12 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 21 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £250 to £350 per day - 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago