Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 441 498
Rank change year-on-year -15 +57 +15
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 81 95 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 56 71 72
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% -7.62%
10th Percentile £37,250 £31,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 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 26,243 25,892 31,613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.74% 89.47% 89.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21,648 21,322 26,326
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +22 34 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Thames Valley -3 20 £62,500 +78.57% 7
West Sussex +6 13 £41,500 -23.50% 2
Oxfordshire -14 12 £77,500 +121.43% 1
Hampshire -16 10 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Berkshire -12 8 £48,250 +12.87% 3
East Sussex -29 3 £45,000 -15.09%
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.80%) QA
3 26 (32.10%) Degree
3 26 (32.10%) Test Automation
3 26 (32.10%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (30.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (29.63%) ITIL
5 24 (29.63%) CISSP
6 22 (27.16%) Service Delivery
6 22 (27.16%) Information Assurance
7 21 (25.93%) CISM
8 20 (24.69%) SIEM
9 19 (23.46%) Information Security
10 18 (22.22%) Firewall
10 18 (22.22%) Selenium
11 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
11 17 (20.99%) Management Information System
11 17 (20.99%) TOGAF
11 17 (20.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 17 (20.99%) CREST Certified
11 17 (20.99%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (19.75%) PKI
12 16 (19.75%) SABSA
13 15 (18.52%) BDD
13 15 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (18.52%) Business Analysis
13 15 (18.52%) Cryptography
13 15 (18.52%) Risk Management
13 15 (18.52%) 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 2 (2.47%) Apache
1 2 (2.47%) nginx
2 1 (1.23%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) SaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.23%) GitHub
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) NuGet
4 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) Firewall
2 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.47%) DNS
5 1 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Selenium
2 11 (13.58%) JMeter
3 10 (12.35%) Cucumber
3 10 (12.35%) SoapUI
3 10 (12.35%) WebDriver
4 9 (11.11%) jMock
4 9 (11.11%) JUnit
4 9 (11.11%) TestNG
5 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.41%) JIRA
8 3 (3.70%) Ant
8 3 (3.70%) Gradle
8 3 (3.70%) Hudson
8 3 (3.70%) Maven
9 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.47%) Protractor
10 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.23%) Subversion
10 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Legal
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Advertising
4 2 (2.47%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Security Manager
2 15 (18.52%) Consultant
2 15 (18.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 15 (18.52%) Security Consultant
2 15 (18.52%) Tester
3 13 (16.05%) IT Manager
3 13 (16.05%) IT Security Manager
4 8 (9.88%) Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Developer in Test
6 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Java Developer in Test
6 6 (7.41%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (7.41%) Security Tester
6 6 (7.41%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Security Penetration Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) Web Services
2 12 (14.81%) REST
3 9 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 9 (11.11%) Java EE
3 9 (11.11%) Spring
4 5 (6.17%) CSS
4 5 (6.17%) jQuery
5 4 (4.94%) HTML
6 3 (3.70%) CGI
6 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.47%) RESTful
7 2 (2.47%) Velocity
8 1 (1.23%) .NET
8 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.23%) Laravel
8 1 (1.23%) Symfony
8 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Management Information System
1 17 (20.99%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (19.75%) PKI
3 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.64%) Tandem
6 3 (3.70%) User Experience
7 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.47%) Fintech
7 2 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Debian
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.10%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (32.10%) Test Automation
3 24 (29.63%) ITIL
4 22 (27.16%) Information Assurance
4 22 (27.16%) Service Delivery
5 20 (24.69%) SIEM
6 19 (23.46%) Information Security
7 17 (20.99%) TOGAF
7 17 (20.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 16 (19.75%) SABSA
9 15 (18.52%) BDD
9 15 (18.52%) Business Analysis
9 15 (18.52%) Cryptography
9 15 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (18.52%) Identity Management
9 15 (18.52%) Regression Testing
9 15 (18.52%) Risk Management
9 15 (18.52%) Security Monitoring
9 15 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) Java
2 10 (12.35%) Groovy
3 7 (8.64%) SQL
4 6 (7.41%) Python
5 5 (6.17%) C#
6 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.47%) PHP
7 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) Go
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (32.10%) Degree
2 24 (29.63%) CISSP
3 21 (25.93%) CISM
4 17 (20.99%) CREST Certified
4 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
5 15 (18.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (18.52%) Master's Degree
5 15 (18.52%) TOGAF Certification
6 14 (17.28%) ISTQB
7 9 (11.11%) ISEB
8 7 (8.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (6.17%) CEH
9 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) CISA
10 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (1.23%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (1.23%) IISP
11 1 (1.23%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.23%) SANS
11 1 (1.23%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (35.80%) QA
2 25 (30.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (18.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.47%) GDPR
4 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 31000
5 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.23%) Nagios
2 1 (1.23%) Nessus
2 1 (1.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) VMware
3 2 (2.47%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.23%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.23%) Centrify
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) Imperva
4 1 (1.23%) McAfee
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.23%) Qualys
4 1 (1.23%) Splunk
4 1 (1.23%) Sun
4 1 (1.23%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.23%) Tripwire