The median annual salary for a Security Tester was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Tester
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 173 180
Rank change year-on-year -33 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 1 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.025% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 12
Median salary £70,000 £95,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.31% +65.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -37.50% +4.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3808 3325 3633
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.04% 97.48% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3199 2765 2976
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Tester in Manchester

Security Tester
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Security Tester in Manchester

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Manchester region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Nessus
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (100.00%) Core Impact
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) KNOPPIX
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified

Security Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Metasploit
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Core Impact
1 1 (100.00%) Nessus