Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Tester was £34,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Tester
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 580 646
Rank change year-on-year +53 +66 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 12 36 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.040% 0.095% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.098% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 12
South East median annual salary £34,250 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.41% -15.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £41,250 £43,875
90th Percentile £45,000 £87,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -16.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 28725 36829 41096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.69% 97.05% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24083 31358 33312
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,007
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Security Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Tester in the South East

Security Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Tester in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Tester in the South East

Security Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Tester in the South East over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Tester in the South East

Security Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Thames Valley +38 6 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Surrey +35 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Berkshire +40 4 £35,000 -17.65%
Oxfordshire +7 1 £30,000 -61.90% 1
West Sussex - 1 £33,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £30,000 -
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Security Tester
England

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Security Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 9 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
3 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) CISM
4 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 5 (41.67%) CEH
4 5 (41.67%) OWASP
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) C++
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) RESTful
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (16.67%) Unix
7 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (16.67%) Content Management
7 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing

Security Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
1 2 (16.67%) JSON
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) RESTful
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) iSeries
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
3 5 (41.67%) OWASP
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Social Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
1 3 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) CEH
2 5 (41.67%) CISM
2 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
4 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago