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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 604 649
Rank change year-on-year -4 +45  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 240 343 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 191 254 199
Median salary £48,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.72% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,300 £35,046
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +6.38%  

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 70819 85904 87927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.12% 88.61% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 58715 71854 71888
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 March 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 March 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 +28 99 £59,500 -8.46% 19
South East +60 66 £50,000 - 10
South West +45 34 £35,000 -17.64% 1
West Midlands +10 16 £45,000 - 1
North West -25 10 £31,500 -53.33% 1
Yorkshire +12 9 £50,000 +2.56% 4
East Midlands +6 3 £43,500 -27.50% 1
East of England +18 2 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 197 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (30.88%) Java
3 132 (26.99%) Information Security
4 130 (26.58%) Performance Testing
5 120 (24.54%) Selenium
6 115 (23.52%) Finance
7 114 (23.31%) QA
8 108 (22.09%) Penetration Testing
9 102 (20.86%) CISSP
9 102 (20.86%) BDD
10 84 (17.18%) C#
11 83 (16.97%) Scrum
12 81 (16.56%) Test Automation
13 80 (16.36%) Degree
14 79 (16.16%) Risk Management
14 79 (16.16%) SQL
15 78 (15.95%) CISM
16 73 (14.93%) Cybersecurity
17 68 (13.91%) TDD
17 68 (13.91%) Load Testing
18 67 (13.70%) Windows
19 65 (13.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 65 (13.29%) Automated Testing
20 63 (12.88%) Cucumber
21 62 (12.68%) Computer Science
21 62 (12.68%) ISTQB
21 62 (12.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 60 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
22 60 (12.27%) JavaScript
23 58 (11.86%) ISEB

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 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.45%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.45%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.25%) JBoss
4 10 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.64%) CMS
6 7 (1.43%) Apache
7 6 (1.23%) Confluence
7 6 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.23%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.41%) WordPress
11 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.82%) MS Project
3 2 (0.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Temenos T24
2 6 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.25%) SaaS
3 10 (2.04%) Office 365
4 6 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.41%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.41%) Heroku
5 2 (0.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Route 53
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.43%) Firewall
2 49 (10.02%) HTTP
3 35 (7.16%) Network Security
4 33 (6.75%) Wireshark
5 20 (4.09%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.66%) HTTPS
6 13 (2.66%) VPN
7 11 (2.25%) SSL
8 10 (2.04%) Wireless
9 9 (1.84%) IPsec
9 9 (1.84%) SSH
9 9 (1.84%) tcpdump
10 8 (1.64%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.64%) SAN
10 8 (1.64%) Wireless Security
11 7 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.02%) BGP
12 5 (1.02%) MPLS
12 5 (1.02%) Skype
13 4 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.27%) MySQL
2 14 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.66%) MongoDB
3 13 (2.66%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.66%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.45%) MariaDB
5 11 (2.25%) Big Data
6 5 (1.02%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.02%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.02%) ZAP BI
7 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.61%) GIS
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.41%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.20%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 120 (24.54%) Selenium
2 63 (12.88%) Cucumber
3 48 (9.82%) WebDriver
4 43 (8.79%) JMeter
5 41 (8.38%) Burp Suite
6 34 (6.95%) SpecFlow
7 30 (6.13%) SoapUI
7 30 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (5.73%) Git (software)
8 28 (5.73%) JIRA
9 27 (5.52%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.68%) Gatling
10 18 (3.68%) Paros
11 17 (3.48%) Appium
12 16 (3.27%) Capybara
12 16 (3.27%) WATIR
13 15 (3.07%) NUnit
14 13 (2.66%) AppScan
15 12 (2.45%) Selenium IDE
15 12 (2.45%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (23.52%) Finance
2 22 (4.50%) Banking
3 17 (3.48%) Legal
4 16 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.45%) Advertising
6 11 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.25%) Law
7 9 (1.84%) Games
8 8 (1.64%) Marketing
9 6 (1.23%) Back Office
9 6 (1.23%) Electronics
9 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.23%) Retail
10 5 (1.02%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (22.70%) Analyst
2 110 (22.49%) Tester
3 64 (13.09%) Test Engineer
4 50 (10.22%) QA Tester
5 49 (10.02%) Security Analyst
6 36 (7.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 35 (7.16%) Security Manager
8 33 (6.75%) Penetration Tester
9 31 (6.34%) Software Test Engineer
10 30 (6.13%) Test Analyst
11 27 (5.52%) Risk Manager
12 22 (4.50%) Consultant
12 22 (4.50%) QA Analyst
12 22 (4.50%) QA Engineer
13 21 (4.29%) Automation Tester
13 21 (4.29%) Security Consultant
13 21 (4.29%) Software Engineer
14 20 (4.09%) Security Tester
14 20 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (4.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.79%) HTML
2 36 (7.36%) .NET
3 29 (5.93%) XML
4 24 (4.91%) Web Services
5 20 (4.09%) CSS
5 20 (4.09%) HTML5
6 13 (2.66%) Gherkin
6 13 (2.66%) REST
7 12 (2.45%) SOAP
8 11 (2.25%) jQuery
9 10 (2.04%) RESTful
10 8 (1.64%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.23%) LAMP
12 5 (1.02%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.02%) JSON
13 4 (0.82%) Guice
14 3 (0.61%) Backbone.js
14 3 (0.61%) Handlebars
14 3 (0.61%) React
14 3 (0.61%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 55 (11.25%) Management Information System
3 40 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.73%) User Experience
5 27 (5.52%) Fintech
6 20 (4.09%) Mobile Payment
7 19 (3.89%) Mobile App
8 16 (3.27%) PKI
9 11 (2.25%) CESG
10 8 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
10 8 (1.64%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.64%) NHS
11 7 (1.43%) BYOD
12 6 (1.23%) iPad
12 6 (1.23%) Life Science
13 5 (1.02%) Blog
13 5 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.82%) Clustering
15 3 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 67 (13.70%) Windows
2 56 (11.45%) Linux
3 29 (5.93%) Unix
4 11 (2.25%) Kali Linux
5 8 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.23%) Android
8 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.20%) HPUX
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (26.99%) Information Security
3 130 (26.58%) Performance Testing
4 108 (22.09%) Penetration Testing
5 102 (20.86%) BDD
6 83 (16.97%) Scrum
7 81 (16.56%) Test Automation
8 79 (16.16%) Risk Management
9 73 (14.93%) Cybersecurity
10 68 (13.91%) Load Testing
10 68 (13.91%) TDD
11 65 (13.29%) Automated Testing
11 65 (13.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 60 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (11.86%) OWASP
14 51 (10.43%) SIEM
15 49 (10.02%) Software Testing
16 47 (9.61%) Test Management
17 44 (9.00%) Non-Functional Testing
17 44 (9.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 151 (30.88%) Java
2 84 (17.18%) C#
3 79 (16.16%) SQL
4 60 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.16%) Python
6 34 (6.95%) Ruby
7 30 (6.13%) C++
8 27 (5.52%) C
9 14 (2.86%) PHP
10 12 (2.45%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.45%) Perl
11 8 (1.64%) Groovy
12 7 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.02%) Scala
14 4 (0.82%) Erlang
15 2 (0.41%) AWK
15 2 (0.41%) VB
16 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (20.86%) CISSP
2 80 (16.36%) Degree
3 78 (15.95%) CISM
4 62 (12.68%) ISTQB
5 58 (11.86%) ISEB
6 54 (11.04%) Security Cleared
7 47 (9.61%) CREST Certified
8 45 (9.20%) CISA
9 44 (9.00%) CEH
10 40 (8.18%) OSCP
11 33 (6.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 31 (6.34%) CHECK Team Leader
13 29 (5.93%) SC Cleared
14 28 (5.73%) GIAC
15 17 (3.48%) GPEN
16 15 (3.07%) DV Cleared
17 14 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
18 13 (2.66%) CRISC
19 11 (2.25%) CSSLP
20 10 (2.04%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (23.31%) QA
2 62 (12.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (8.38%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.84%) SDET
5 6 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.82%) PMO
7 3 (0.61%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 2 (0.41%) BS7799
8 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.41%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.41%) RMADS
8 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) ISO27005
System Software
1 17 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.82%) Firmware
3 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.82%) vSphere
4 2 (0.41%) NFS
4 2 (0.41%) Samba
4 2 (0.41%) Squid
5 1 (0.20%) Docker
5 1 (0.20%) iptables
5 1 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (4.70%) Nessus
2 12 (2.45%) HP Fortify
3 11 (2.25%) Nagios
3 11 (2.25%) WebInspect
4 9 (1.84%) Nmap
5 6 (1.23%) Puppet
6 5 (1.02%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.82%) Kibana
7 4 (0.82%) OpenVAS
7 4 (0.82%) SCCM
7 4 (0.82%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.61%) Grafana
9 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.20%) Ansible
10 1 (0.20%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.20%) Graylog
10 1 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 55 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.70%) HP
3 22 (4.50%) Oracle
4 21 (4.29%) VMware
5 12 (2.45%) Splunk
6 10 (2.04%) SAP
7 8 (1.64%) IBM
8 6 (1.23%) Cisco
8 6 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.02%) Juniper
9 5 (1.02%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.02%) New Relic
9 5 (1.02%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.02%) Qualys
10 4 (0.82%) ATG
10 4 (0.82%) Demandware
10 4 (0.82%) NetApp
10 4 (0.82%) ProCurve
10 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sainsburys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £49,000 per annum + 5% bonus + 29 days holiday + pensi
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago