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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 151 145
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 14 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.42% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 16
Median salary £37,500 £53,750 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.23% +31.90%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2463 2589 2832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.46% 91.42% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 1455 1775
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh -6 9 £37,500 -30.23%
Glasgow +16 5 £45,000 - 1
Security Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 21 (77.78%) Java
2 20 (74.07%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (59.26%) VB
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) Solaris
3 16 (59.26%) Python
3 16 (59.26%) TCP/IP
3 16 (59.26%) C
3 16 (59.26%) C++
3 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
3 16 (59.26%) Ruby
3 16 (59.26%) CREST Certified
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
5 5 (18.52%) User Stories
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) API Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
5 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (18.52%) QA
5 5 (18.52%) Selenium
5 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 5 (18.52%) RESTful
5 5 (18.52%) Scala
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Kanban

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 16 (59.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
1 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Manual Tester
1 16 (59.26%) Security Tester
1 16 (59.26%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) IT Manager
2 5 (18.52%) IT Security Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Security Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
1 5 (18.52%) RESTful
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Solaris
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) API Testing
3 5 (18.52%) BDD
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
3 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Kanban
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
3 5 (18.52%) User Stories
4 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Java
2 16 (59.26%) C
2 16 (59.26%) C++
2 16 (59.26%) Python
2 16 (59.26%) Ruby
2 16 (59.26%) VB
3 5 (18.52%) Groovy
3 5 (18.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) CREST Certified
2 5 (18.52%) CISM
2 5 (18.52%) CISSP
3 4 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 4 (14.81%) COBIT
2 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
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