Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 769 728 708
Rank change year-on-year -41 -20 +147
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 401 498 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 323 340 437
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,850
UK median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.53% -5.00%

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 150826 160156 182795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.37% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 119888 134356 152138
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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
London -83 146 £63,000 +5.00% 8
South East +49 99 £45,000 -7.22% 8
North of England +22 76 £44,629 -18.86% 8
Yorkshire +63 61 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Midlands +38 44 £52,500 +23.53% 4
West Midlands +24 37 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South West -29 26 £44,000 +25.71% 5
North West -36 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +45 7 £52,500 +16.67%
East of England -23 6 £42,500 -10.53% 1
North East - 2 £35,879 -
Security Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 162 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (38.65%) Information Security
3 129 (32.17%) Test Automation
4 115 (28.68%) Degree
5 114 (28.43%) Penetration Testing
6 103 (25.69%) CISSP
7 95 (23.69%) Java
7 95 (23.69%) OWASP
8 86 (21.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 84 (20.95%) CISM
10 79 (19.70%) Cybersecurity
11 78 (19.45%) QA
12 76 (18.95%) Firewall
13 73 (18.20%) Selenium
14 69 (17.21%) Risk Management
15 68 (16.96%) CEH
16 67 (16.71%) Computer Science
17 64 (15.96%) Finance
18 61 (15.21%) PCI DSS
19 60 (14.96%) SQL
20 59 (14.71%) Management Information System
21 56 (13.97%) .NET
21 56 (13.97%) Performance Testing
22 55 (13.72%) Scrum
23 53 (13.22%) BDD
24 51 (12.72%) SIEM
24 51 (12.72%) Data Protection
25 49 (12.22%) Windows
26 48 (11.97%) JavaScript
26 48 (11.97%) CREST Certified

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 (3.24%) IIS
1 13 (3.24%) OpenStack
2 10 (2.49%) Apache
3 7 (1.75%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.00%) Confluence
4 4 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) SAP GRC
2 6 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.48%) SaaS
4 8 (2.00%) Office 365
5 6 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.00%) GitHub
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.75%) PaaS
8 2 (0.50%) Datadog
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 76 (18.95%) Firewall
2 32 (7.98%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.23%) LAN
4 20 (4.99%) Network Security
5 17 (4.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (3.99%) Internet
7 13 (3.24%) WAN
8 12 (2.99%) VPN
9 8 (2.00%) LDAP
9 8 (2.00%) Wireless
10 7 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.75%) HTTP
11 6 (1.50%) DNS
11 6 (1.50%) Wireshark
12 5 (1.25%) VoIP
12 5 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.00%) tcpdump
14 3 (0.75%) DHCP
14 3 (0.75%) DMZ
14 3 (0.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.48%) MySQL
2 24 (5.99%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.74%) SQL Server
4 18 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.24%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.75%) Big Data
7 4 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.50%) GIS
8 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.50%) Redis
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) Flink
9 1 (0.25%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 73 (18.20%) Selenium
2 34 (8.48%) Cucumber
3 30 (7.48%) JIRA
3 30 (7.48%) WebDriver
4 28 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.99%) AppScan
5 20 (4.99%) SpecFlow
6 13 (3.24%) Selenium IDE
7 10 (2.49%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.49%) Metasploit
8 9 (2.24%) Paros
8 9 (2.24%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.75%) Burp Suite
9 7 (1.75%) JMeter
9 7 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.50%) Gatling
10 6 (1.50%) JBehave
10 6 (1.50%) JUnit
10 6 (1.50%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.25%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (15.96%) Finance
2 19 (4.74%) Legal
3 18 (4.49%) Banking
4 10 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.00%) Marketing
6 7 (1.75%) Games
6 7 (1.75%) Retail
7 4 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Local Government
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (24.44%) Analyst
2 70 (17.46%) Tester
3 60 (14.96%) Consultant
4 57 (14.21%) Security Analyst
5 56 (13.97%) Security Consultant
6 41 (10.22%) Penetration Tester
7 37 (9.23%) Test Engineer
8 27 (6.73%) Test Analyst
9 26 (6.48%) Security Specialist
9 26 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
10 24 (5.99%) QA Engineer
11 23 (5.74%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 22 (5.49%) Test Automation Engineer
13 21 (5.24%) Security Engineer
14 20 (4.99%) IT Analyst
14 20 (4.99%) IT Security Analyst
14 20 (4.99%) Security Tester
15 17 (4.24%) Information Analyst
15 17 (4.24%) Information Security Analyst
15 17 (4.24%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.97%) .NET
2 38 (9.48%) HTML
3 23 (5.74%) Web Services
4 21 (5.24%) HTML5
4 21 (5.24%) XML
5 15 (3.74%) RESTful
6 13 (3.24%) ASP.NET
6 13 (3.24%) J2EE
7 11 (2.74%) REST
8 10 (2.49%) CSS
9 9 (2.24%) Gherkin
9 9 (2.24%) JSON
10 8 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.00%) CGI
10 8 (2.00%) OAuth
10 8 (2.00%) OAuth2
10 8 (2.00%) SAML
11 7 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.71%) Computer Science
2 59 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 41 (10.22%) Mobile App
4 26 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.99%) PKI
6 21 (5.24%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.74%) User Experience
8 14 (3.49%) Cyber Attack
9 13 (3.24%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (2.74%) BYOD
11 10 (2.49%) CESG
11 10 (2.49%) Life Science
12 7 (1.75%) Fintech
12 7 (1.75%) NHS
13 6 (1.50%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
14 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.25%) Driving Licence
15 4 (1.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.22%) Windows
2 43 (10.72%) Linux
3 34 (8.48%) Apple iOS
4 32 (7.98%) Android
5 23 (5.74%) Unix
6 8 (2.00%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (38.65%) Information Security
3 129 (32.17%) Test Automation
4 114 (28.43%) Penetration Testing
5 95 (23.69%) OWASP
6 79 (19.70%) Cybersecurity
7 69 (17.21%) Risk Management
8 56 (13.97%) Performance Testing
9 55 (13.72%) Scrum
10 53 (13.22%) BDD
11 51 (12.72%) Data Protection
11 51 (12.72%) SIEM
12 47 (11.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 45 (11.22%) Ethical Hacking
14 44 (10.97%) TDD
15 42 (10.47%) Security Architecture
16 39 (9.73%) Test Strategy
17 38 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
19 32 (7.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (23.69%) Java
2 60 (14.96%) SQL
3 48 (11.97%) JavaScript
4 44 (10.97%) C#
5 34 (8.48%) Python
6 23 (5.74%) Ruby
7 16 (3.99%) C++
8 13 (3.24%) Perl
8 13 (3.24%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.99%) PHP
10 8 (2.00%) Groovy
10 8 (2.00%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.50%) C
11 6 (1.50%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.25%) Scala
12 5 (1.25%) VB
13 4 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.25%) Go
14 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 115 (28.68%) Degree
2 103 (25.69%) CISSP
3 84 (20.95%) CISM
4 68 (16.96%) CEH
5 48 (11.97%) CREST Certified
6 43 (10.72%) OSCP
7 41 (10.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (9.48%) CISA
9 35 (8.73%) Security Cleared
10 26 (6.48%) ISTQB
11 22 (5.49%) SC Cleared
12 16 (3.99%) ISEB
12 16 (3.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (3.74%) SSCP
14 11 (2.74%) CRISC
14 11 (2.74%) GCIH
15 10 (2.49%) GIAC
16 9 (2.24%) CHECK Team Leader
16 9 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (2.00%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (21.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (19.45%) QA
3 61 (15.21%) PCI DSS
4 23 (5.74%) GDPR
5 22 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (4.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (2.49%) COBIT
8 10 (2.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (2.24%) SAS 70
10 4 (1.00%) ISO 9001
10 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.75%) SLA
11 3 (0.75%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 2 (0.50%) RMADS
13 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.25%) GPG13
13 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.25%) Docker
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.25%) Gluster
4 1 (0.25%) iptables
4 1 (0.25%) KVM
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (4.49%) Nessus
2 11 (2.74%) Nmap
3 9 (2.24%) CSIRT
3 9 (2.24%) Puppet
4 6 (1.50%) HP Fortify
4 6 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.50%) WebInspect
5 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.75%) Grafana
6 3 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.25%) Ambari
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.25%) Graylog
7 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.25%) Kibana
7 1 (0.25%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 40 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.73%) Cisco
3 19 (4.74%) IBM
4 14 (3.49%) VMware
5 13 (3.24%) Apple
5 13 (3.24%) Oracle
6 9 (2.24%) Xamarin
7 8 (2.00%) SAP
8 7 (1.75%) Google
8 7 (1.75%) HP
9 5 (1.25%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.75%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.75%) Qualys
10 3 (0.75%) Sophos
11 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.50%) F5
11 2 (0.50%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.50%) Murex
11 2 (0.50%) Splunk