Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 330 299
Rank change year-on-year -37 -31 +39
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 13 31 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.098% 0.25% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.28% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 36
North West median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £18,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 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 11910 11208 11675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.89% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9458 9346 9650
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%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
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 Security Testing within the North West 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
Manchester -6 6 £45,000 -23.73% 3
Merseyside +23 5 - - 2
Cheshire -44 2 - -
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 North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) TDD
1 8 (61.54%) QA
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Puppet
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (38.46%) Big Data
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (38.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (38.46%) SonarQube
4 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 5 (38.46%) JUnit
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Life Science
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (23.08%) ZABBIX
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) GitHub
6 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
6 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working

Security Testing
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 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (38.46%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (23.08%) GitHub
4 1 (7.69%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) JUnit
2 5 (38.46%) SonarQube
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Automation Test Lead
1 5 (38.46%) Lead DevOps
1 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Full Stack Web Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Web Developer
2 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Django
3 2 (15.38%) Flask
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) React
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Life Science
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) TDD
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (38.46%) Puppet
2 3 (23.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) MuleSoft
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian