Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 505 529
Rank change year-on-year +57 +24 +45
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 101 85 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 93
South East median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £53,879
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.22% -9.98% -2.04%
10th Percentile £31,025 £30,000 £33,150
90th Percentile £71,950 £68,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 26767 30310 37262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.47% 87.42% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 22046 25151 30804
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Thames Valley +35 41 £41,500 -14.43% 6
Surrey +13 29 £45,000 +50.00% 4
Berkshire +53 22 £45,000 -21.74% 4
Oxfordshire -2 18 £35,000 -27.84% 2
East Sussex +16 17 £53,000 +82.76%
Hampshire +13 9 £57,500 +15.00% 2
West Sussex -5 4 £54,250 +8.50%
Middlesex +12 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 60 (59.41%) Degree
2 43 (42.57%) CISSP
3 38 (37.62%) Computer Science
3 38 (37.62%) Information Security
4 36 (35.64%) CISM
5 35 (34.65%) CEH
6 34 (33.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (31.68%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (30.69%) SIEM
9 30 (29.70%) OWASP
9 30 (29.70%) Ethical Hacking
9 30 (29.70%) Management Information System
10 29 (28.71%) Firewall
11 27 (26.73%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
13 24 (23.76%) Java
14 23 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (21.78%) PKI
15 22 (21.78%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (19.80%) Windows
17 19 (18.81%) Linux
18 17 (16.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 17 (16.83%) Risk Management
18 17 (16.83%) Test Automation
19 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
19 16 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (15.84%) CREST Certified
19 16 (15.84%) CISA
19 16 (15.84%) Unix

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 8 (7.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.92%) Office 365
3 5 (4.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.71%) Firewall
2 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.91%) Network Security
4 7 (6.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (4.95%) Internet
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.92%) MariaDB
2 8 (7.92%) MySQL
2 8 (7.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.98%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Selenium
2 5 (4.95%) Metasploit
3 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.98%) Gatling
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
4 2 (1.98%) JMeter
4 2 (1.98%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (5.94%) Legal
2 5 (4.95%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Tester
2 18 (17.82%) Penetration Tester
3 17 (16.83%) Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) Consultant
3 17 (16.83%) Security Consultant
4 14 (13.86%) Security Tester
5 13 (12.87%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 13 (12.87%) Security Engineer
6 12 (11.88%) Security Penetration Tester
7 10 (9.90%) Test Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Security Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) Security Specialist
10 7 (6.93%) Information Security Engineer
10 7 (6.93%) SOC Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) Systems Tester
11 6 (5.94%) Developer
11 6 (5.94%) Ruby Developer
12 5 (4.95%) IT Analyst
12 5 (4.95%) IT Security Analyst
12 5 (4.95%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) HTML
1 13 (12.87%) HTML5
2 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 7 (6.93%) RESTful
2 7 (6.93%) Web Services
3 6 (5.94%) XML
4 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (4.95%) CGI
4 5 (4.95%) JSON
5 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.96%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 38 (37.62%) Computer Science
2 30 (29.70%) Management Information System
3 22 (21.78%) PKI
4 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (11.88%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (10.89%) Mobile App
7 8 (7.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (7.92%) User Experience
8 7 (6.93%) Cyber Attack
8 7 (6.93%) Life Science
8 7 (6.93%) NHS
9 5 (4.95%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (4.95%) Driving Licence
10 4 (3.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.98%) CESG
12 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) Windows
2 19 (18.81%) Linux
3 16 (15.84%) Unix
4 5 (4.95%) Android
4 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.62%) Information Security
2 32 (31.68%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (30.69%) SIEM
4 30 (29.70%) Ethical Hacking
4 30 (29.70%) OWASP
5 27 (26.73%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (16.83%) Risk Management
7 17 (16.83%) Test Automation
7 17 (16.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 13 (12.87%) Analytics
9 12 (11.88%) Information Assurance
9 12 (11.88%) Performance Testing
9 12 (11.88%) Scrum
10 11 (10.89%) ITIL
10 11 (10.89%) Mathematics
10 11 (10.89%) Security Architecture
11 10 (9.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (9.90%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.76%) Java
2 10 (9.90%) SQL
3 9 (8.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.91%) Python
4 8 (7.92%) Ruby
5 7 (6.93%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.94%) PHP
7 5 (4.95%) Perl
8 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.98%) C#
9 2 (1.98%) C++
9 2 (1.98%) Groovy
9 2 (1.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (59.41%) Degree
2 43 (42.57%) CISSP
3 36 (35.64%) CISM
4 35 (34.65%) CEH
5 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
6 22 (21.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (15.84%) CISA
7 16 (15.84%) CREST Certified
7 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
8 11 (10.89%) OSCP
9 7 (6.93%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (5.94%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (4.95%) Cyber Scheme
11 5 (4.95%) Tigerscheme
12 3 (2.97%) DBS Check
12 3 (2.97%) GWAPT
12 3 (2.97%) SANS
13 2 (1.98%) CLAS
13 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.99%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (33.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.88%) PCI DSS
3 11 (10.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (7.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (5.94%) QA
6 5 (4.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (3.96%) SSAE 16
8 3 (2.97%) ISO 9001
8 3 (2.97%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (1.98%) GDPR
10 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) CSIRT
2 5 (4.95%) Nessus
3 2 (1.98%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (7.92%) VMware
2 4 (3.96%) Sophos
3 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco
3 3 (2.97%) F5
3 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle