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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 212 220
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 10 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.49% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 17
Median salary £31,500 £63,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.58% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £38,000 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £95,000 £55,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +6.38%  

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5537 5051 5904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.90% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 4201 4753
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Security Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -33 7 £22,000 -76.84% 1
Cheshire +7 3 £56,250 +7.14%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Information Security
2 11 (44.00%) CISSP
2 11 (44.00%) CISM
3 10 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (36.00%) Law
4 9 (36.00%) Information Security Management
4 9 (36.00%) Security Management
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Data Management
5 8 (32.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
5 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (32.00%) Network Security
5 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
5 8 (32.00%) Analytics
5 8 (32.00%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (32.00%) Security Operations
6 7 (28.00%) jQuery
6 7 (28.00%) HTML5
6 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (28.00%) HTML
6 7 (28.00%) CSS
6 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) QA
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) TDD

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 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JMeter
1 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Law
3 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 2 (8.00%) Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Security Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Information Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Information Security Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Head of QA
6 1 (4.00%) Head of Test
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Strategy Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
1 7 (28.00%) HTML5
1 7 (28.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Ajax
2 2 (8.00%) CSS3
2 2 (8.00%) LAMP
2 2 (8.00%) Laravel
2 2 (8.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) iPhone
2 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Information Security Management
3 9 (36.00%) Security Management
4 8 (32.00%) Analytics
4 8 (32.00%) Business Continuity
4 8 (32.00%) Data Management
4 8 (32.00%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (32.00%) Security Operations
4 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CISM
1 11 (44.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) CEH
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
3 1 (4.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.00%) GPEN
3 1 (4.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (24.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Apple
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) Zend
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