Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for OWASP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OWASP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 314 313
Rank change year-on-year -36 -1 +45
Permanent jobs citing OWASP 24 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22 41 27
North West median annual salary £62,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.06% +13.33% -7.41%
10th Percentile £29,200 £36,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

OWASP 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11909 11223 11591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.90% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9463 9353 9582
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OWASP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in the North West

OWASP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OWASP in the North West.

Salary trend for OWASP in the North West

OWASP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OWASP in the North West

OWASP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -35 18 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Cheshire -28 5 £70,000 +16.67% 2
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing OWASP 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 North West region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 8 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) PHP
3 8 (33.33%) MySQL
3 8 (33.33%) REST
4 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) C#
4 7 (29.17%) CISSP
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) Kanban
5 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (25.00%) Degree
5 6 (25.00%) QA
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) .NET
5 6 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Web Services
5 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (25.00%) CREST Certified
6 5 (20.83%) Polymer
6 5 (20.83%) Open Source Development
6 5 (20.83%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 5 (20.83%) Master's Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Go

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
2 5 (20.83%) Redis
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) Moq
1 3 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Burp Suite
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) JMeter
2 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Java Architect
2 5 (20.83%) PHP Architect
3 4 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 4 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Applications Architect
4 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Java Applications Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Junior
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) REST
2 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) CSS
3 5 (20.83%) CSS3
3 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) HTML5
3 5 (20.83%) JSON
3 5 (20.83%) Middleware
3 5 (20.83%) Polymer
3 5 (20.83%) RESTful
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (20.83%) SOAP
3 5 (20.83%) Spring
3 5 (20.83%) Spring Boot
3 5 (20.83%) Spring MVC
3 5 (20.83%) XML
3 5 (20.83%) XSL
4 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.17%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) Kanban
4 6 (25.00%) OO
4 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (20.83%) OOP
5 5 (20.83%) Open Source
5 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Use Case
5 5 (20.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) PHP
2 7 (29.17%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Go
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CISSP
2 6 (25.00%) CREST Certified
2 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 5 (20.83%) CISM
3 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (20.83%) Master's Degree
3 5 (20.83%) OSCP
4 4 (16.67%) CEH
4 4 (16.67%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.17%) OSCE
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
2 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (20.83%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (8.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Core Impact
1 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
1 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft