Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 436 500
Rank change year-on-year -33 +64 +41
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 76 114 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55 80 103
South East median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £40,200 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,650 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £48,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.73% +4.76%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 27,063 26,334 33,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.83% 88.01% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,385 21,786 28,163
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
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 Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Surrey +10 36 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Thames Valley -52 17 £50,000 +29.03% 5
Oxfordshire -31 10 £52,500 +50.00% 2
East Sussex -29 9 £69,000 +40.82% 1
West Sussex +14 7 £60,000 +12.15% 1
Hampshire -28 6 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Berkshire -14 4 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £50,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 42 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (47.37%) CISSP
3 31 (40.79%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (38.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (38.16%) CISM
5 25 (32.89%) Test Automation
6 24 (31.58%) ITIL
7 22 (28.95%) Firewall
8 21 (27.63%) Information Security
9 20 (26.32%) Degree
10 19 (25.00%) QA
10 19 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (23.68%) CREST Certified
11 18 (23.68%) Information Assurance
11 18 (23.68%) Service Delivery
11 18 (23.68%) Management Information System
11 18 (23.68%) Risk Management
11 18 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (22.37%) TOGAF
12 17 (22.37%) SIEM
13 16 (21.05%) Scrum
14 15 (19.74%) SABSA
14 15 (19.74%) OWASP
14 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
14 15 (19.74%) PKI
15 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (18.42%) Cryptography
15 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
15 14 (18.42%) Identity Management

Security Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) nginx
3 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) SaaS
3 3 (3.95%) GitHub
4 2 (2.63%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.32%) NuGet
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) Firewall
2 5 (6.58%) Network Security
3 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
1 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.32%) MySQL
1 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
1 11 (14.47%) Selenium
2 6 (7.89%) JIRA
3 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) JMeter
4 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.95%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.63%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.63%) jMock
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.63%) TestNG
6 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.32%) Protractor
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Games
3 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Consultant
1 20 (26.32%) Security Consultant
2 14 (18.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 11 (14.47%) Security Manager
4 10 (13.16%) Tester
5 9 (11.84%) Penetration Tester
5 9 (11.84%) Security Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Security Tester
6 8 (10.53%) Security Penetration Tester
6 8 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Applications Tester
8 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Application Security Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
9 4 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (5.26%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) Web Services
2 8 (10.53%) REST
3 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.89%) WCF
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (5.26%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) CSS
5 3 (3.95%) jQuery
5 3 (3.95%) Spring
6 2 (2.63%) .NET
6 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.63%) Java EE
7 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) CGI
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (23.68%) Management Information System
3 15 (19.74%) PKI
4 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.26%) NHS
6 4 (5.26%) Tandem
7 3 (3.95%) Life Science
8 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (2.63%) Smartcard
9 1 (1.32%) Blog
9 1 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Unix
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Debian
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.79%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (32.89%) Test Automation
4 24 (31.58%) ITIL
5 21 (27.63%) Information Security
6 18 (23.68%) Information Assurance
6 18 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (23.68%) Risk Management
6 18 (23.68%) Service Delivery
7 17 (22.37%) SIEM
7 17 (22.37%) TOGAF
8 16 (21.05%) Scrum
9 15 (19.74%) OWASP
9 15 (19.74%) SABSA
10 14 (18.42%) Cryptography
10 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (18.42%) Identity Management
10 14 (18.42%) Security Monitoring
10 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 14 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) C#
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) Groovy
4 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) Scala
6 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (47.37%) CISSP
2 29 (38.16%) CISM
3 20 (26.32%) Degree
4 18 (23.68%) CREST Certified
5 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
6 14 (18.42%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (18.42%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (13.16%) Master's Degree
7 10 (13.16%) SANS
8 7 (9.21%) CEH
9 5 (6.58%) CISA
10 4 (5.26%) CSSLP
11 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
12 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (2.63%) IISP
12 2 (2.63%) ISEB
12 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.32%) CHECK Team Leader
13 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (1.32%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (38.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (25.00%) QA
3 14 (18.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (11.84%) GDPR
4 9 (11.84%) PCI DSS
5 8 (10.53%) COBIT
5 8 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (5.26%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.63%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (2.63%) ISO 22301
7 2 (2.63%) ISO 31000
7 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) LXC
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Nessus
1 2 (2.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.32%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (2.63%) Centrify
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 2 (2.63%) HP
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
3 2 (2.63%) Imperva
3 2 (2.63%) McAfee
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Qualys
3 2 (2.63%) Splunk
3 2 (2.63%) Sun
3 2 (2.63%) Trend Micro
3 2 (2.63%) Tripwire
3 2 (2.63%) VMware