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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 217 241
Rank change year-on-year -50 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 5 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.073% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.40% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 6
Median salary £53,500 £60,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.83% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

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 6156 4952 5674
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.91% 88.30% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4968 4188 4608
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
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 June 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
Cheshire -32 5 £53,500 +78.33%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (40.00%) CISSP
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) CISM
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) jQuery
3 5 (33.33%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) GIS
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
5 3 (20.00%) Network Design

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 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) GIS
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Law
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) QA Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Strategy Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) HTML5
1 5 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) Laravel
3 1 (6.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Cybercrime
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
1 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Server Hardening
3 3 (20.00%) Software Audit
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CISSP
2 5 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) CEH
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
4 1 (6.67%) GPEN
4 1 (6.67%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (6.67%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Apple
1 1 (6.67%) Zend