Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 215 223
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 21 4 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 0.077% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.085% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 14
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +28.83% +25.38%
10th Percentile £32,750 £48,250 £17,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,750 £44,500
UK median annual salary £48,250 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.10% +10.53% -5.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5076 4719 5850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.84% 91.35% 90.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3234 2863 3710
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Scotland

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in Scotland

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Scotland

Security Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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
Edinburgh -2 12 £37,500 -28.57%
Glasgow - 9 £45,000 -
Security Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 7 (33.33%) Ruby
3 7 (33.33%) VB
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
3 7 (33.33%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (33.33%) C
3 7 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (28.57%) CISSP
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (23.81%) API Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
5 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
5 5 (23.81%) User Stories
5 5 (23.81%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 5 (23.81%) CISM
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) RESTful
5 5 (23.81%) Scala

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
1 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 7 (33.33%) Security Tester
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Information Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Solaris
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) API Testing
3 5 (23.81%) BDD
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
3 5 (23.81%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Kanban
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Usability Testing
3 5 (23.81%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) SIEM
6 2 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) C
2 7 (33.33%) C++
2 7 (33.33%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Ruby
2 7 (33.33%) VB
3 5 (23.81%) Groovy
3 5 (23.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 6 (28.57%) CISSP
3 5 (23.81%) CISM
4 4 (19.05%) CASP
4 4 (19.05%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (19.05%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Qualys