Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 693 611 687
Rank change year-on-year -82 +76 +63
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 145 234 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 124 150 158
London median annual salary £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £35,875
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £79,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68735 68760 79859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.61% 90.69% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 52944 59134 67322
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.36% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,173
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in London

Security Testing
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in London

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in London

Security Testing
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London -2 37 £67,500 +22.73% 6
West London +9 7 £61,250 -9.26%
North London - 7 £40,000 -
East London +2 3 £55,000 -21.43%
South London - 1 £32,500 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 69 (47.59%) Information Security
2 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 49 (33.79%) OWASP
5 44 (30.34%) Java
6 40 (27.59%) Finance
7 39 (26.90%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (22.76%) CISSP
9 32 (22.07%) CISM
9 32 (22.07%) Test Automation
10 28 (19.31%) Degree
10 28 (19.31%) Security Architecture
11 26 (17.93%) QA
12 25 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 24 (16.55%) .NET
13 24 (16.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 24 (16.55%) Mobile App
13 24 (16.55%) CREST Certified
14 23 (15.86%) Computer Science
15 22 (15.17%) Selenium
15 22 (15.17%) Data Protection
15 22 (15.17%) Apple iOS
16 21 (14.48%) OSCP
17 20 (13.79%) Android
17 20 (13.79%) JavaScript
17 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
18 18 (12.41%) C#
18 18 (12.41%) IBM
18 18 (12.41%) PCI DSS
19 17 (11.72%) CEH

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (6.21%) Apache
1 9 (6.21%) IIS
2 7 (4.83%) NetWeaver
3 3 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.38%) Confluence
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) SaaS
2 11 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.07%) PaaS
5 2 (1.38%) Datadog
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.66%) Firewall
2 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.52%) Internet
4 8 (5.52%) LDAP
4 8 (5.52%) Network Security
5 7 (4.83%) Wireless
6 6 (4.14%) DNS
6 6 (4.14%) LAN
6 6 (4.14%) WAN
7 4 (2.76%) tcpdump
7 4 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.76%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.07%) DHCP
8 3 (2.07%) Multicast
8 3 (2.07%) VoIP
9 2 (1.38%) HTTP
9 2 (1.38%) Intranet
9 2 (1.38%) NAS
9 2 (1.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.28%) MySQL
3 10 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) DB2
5 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.69%) Redis
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (15.17%) Selenium
2 17 (11.72%) AppScan
3 15 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 13 (8.97%) Cucumber
5 12 (8.28%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.28%) JIRA
6 7 (4.83%) Burp Suite
6 7 (4.83%) Paros
7 6 (4.14%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.45%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.76%) Gatling
9 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.07%) Hudson
10 3 (2.07%) LoadUI
10 3 (2.07%) Metasploit
10 3 (2.07%) NUnit
10 3 (2.07%) RhodeCode
10 3 (2.07%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (2.07%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (27.59%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Legal
3 10 (6.90%) Banking
4 7 (4.83%) Law
4 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.45%) Retail
6 4 (2.76%) Games
6 4 (2.76%) Local Government
7 3 (2.07%) Marketing
8 2 (1.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Back Office
9 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (20.00%) Analyst
2 28 (19.31%) Consultant
3 25 (17.24%) Security Consultant
4 24 (16.55%) Tester
5 18 (12.41%) Security Analyst
6 14 (9.66%) Penetration Tester
7 11 (7.59%) Application Security Specialist
7 11 (7.59%) Applications Specialist
7 11 (7.59%) Security Specialist
8 9 (6.21%) QA Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (5.52%) Information Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Information Security Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (5.52%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Senior Information Security Consultant
9 8 (5.52%) Senior Security Consultant
10 7 (4.83%) Software Tester
10 7 (4.83%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.55%) .NET
2 14 (9.66%) HTML
3 13 (8.97%) J2EE
3 13 (8.97%) XML
4 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (5.52%) OAuth
4 8 (5.52%) OAuth2
4 8 (5.52%) RESTful
4 8 (5.52%) SAML
5 6 (4.14%) CSS
6 5 (3.45%) JSP
6 5 (3.45%) REST
6 5 (3.45%) Web Services
6 5 (3.45%) XSL
7 4 (2.76%) JSON
7 4 (2.76%) SOAP
8 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (2.07%) CGI
8 3 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) Mobile App
2 23 (15.86%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.97%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.90%) BYOD
5 8 (5.52%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (4.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.83%) Fintech
7 6 (4.14%) CESG
7 6 (4.14%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.07%) Online Games
9 3 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.38%) iPad
10 2 (1.38%) User Experience
11 1 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.17%) Apple iOS
2 20 (13.79%) Android
3 14 (9.66%) Windows
4 6 (4.14%) Kali Linux
4 6 (4.14%) Linux
4 6 (4.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.59%) Information Security
2 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 49 (33.79%) OWASP
5 39 (26.90%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (22.07%) Test Automation
7 28 (19.31%) Security Architecture
8 24 (16.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 22 (15.17%) Data Protection
10 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
11 16 (11.03%) Performance Testing
12 15 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
13 13 (8.97%) ISMS
13 13 (8.97%) Project Management
13 13 (8.97%) Regression Testing
13 13 (8.97%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (8.28%) Test Scripting
14 12 (8.28%) Threat Modelling
15 11 (7.59%) Computer Security
15 11 (7.59%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.34%) Java
2 20 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.41%) C#
4 13 (8.97%) Python
4 13 (8.97%) SQL
5 12 (8.28%) C++
6 8 (5.52%) Objective-C
7 7 (4.83%) Perl
7 7 (4.83%) Ruby
8 6 (4.14%) C
8 6 (4.14%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.45%) Groovy
9 5 (3.45%) VB
10 4 (2.76%) PHP
11 3 (2.07%) Scala
12 1 (0.69%) Go
12 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (22.76%) CISSP
2 32 (22.07%) CISM
3 28 (19.31%) Degree
4 24 (16.55%) CREST Certified
5 21 (14.48%) OSCP
6 17 (11.72%) CEH
7 15 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (9.66%) CISA
9 9 (6.21%) CHECK Team Leader
10 6 (4.14%) GIAC
10 6 (4.14%) GPEN
11 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (3.45%) CRISC
12 4 (2.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (2.76%) OSCE
12 4 (2.76%) SSCP
13 3 (2.07%) GCIH
13 3 (2.07%) ISEB
13 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
13 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (17.93%) QA
2 25 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (12.41%) PCI DSS
4 15 (10.34%) GDPR
5 14 (9.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (6.21%) COBIT
6 9 (6.21%) SAS 70
7 4 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) Nessus
2 8 (5.52%) Nmap
3 3 (2.07%) HP Fortify
3 3 (2.07%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.38%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.69%) Ambari
5 1 (0.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) IBM
2 16 (11.03%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.97%) Apple
4 9 (6.21%) Oracle
4 9 (6.21%) Xamarin
5 8 (5.52%) SAP
6 2 (1.38%) Cisco
6 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.69%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.69%) Cognos
7 1 (0.69%) HP
7 1 (0.69%) Informatica
7 1 (0.69%) Qualys
7 1 (0.69%) Splunk