Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 480 532
Rank change year-on-year +45 +52 +34
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 110 83 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 77 61 84
South East median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.22% -11.82% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £30,750
90th Percentile £65,100 £65,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,750 £51,750
% change year-on-year -3.38% - +8.95%

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 26,935 27,791 35,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.42% 87.51% 87.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22,173 22,787 29,643
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Thames Valley +23 46 £40,000 -17.53% 6
Surrey +16 27 £47,750 +59.17% 8
Berkshire +36 24 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Hampshire -11 22 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -14 18 £37,500 -22.68% 4
East Sussex -8 9 £51,500 +14.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £48,750 - 1
West Sussex -10 4 £54,250 +35.63%
Middlesex +17 1 - -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 43 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.45%) Degree
3 38 (34.55%) Penetration Testing
4 36 (32.73%) OWASP
5 32 (29.09%) Test Automation
5 32 (29.09%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (29.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (26.36%) CISSP
7 27 (24.55%) Java
8 24 (21.82%) Information Security
8 24 (21.82%) Computer Science
9 23 (20.91%) SIEM
9 23 (20.91%) Scrum
9 23 (20.91%) Management Information System
10 22 (20.00%) CISM
10 22 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 21 (19.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 20 (18.18%) Firewall
13 19 (17.27%) HTML
13 19 (17.27%) CEH
13 19 (17.27%) TDD
13 19 (17.27%) Threat Modelling
14 18 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (16.36%) Performance Testing
14 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
15 17 (15.45%) Windows
15 17 (15.45%) Test Scripting
16 16 (14.55%) Unit Testing
16 16 (14.55%) HTML5
16 16 (14.55%) BDD

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 14 (12.73%) OpenStack
2 7 (6.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) Office 365
3 4 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) Firewall
2 9 (8.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.73%) Internet
5 2 (1.82%) SMS
6 1 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 13 (11.82%) MariaDB
2 13 (11.82%) MySQL
2 13 (11.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Selenium
2 11 (10.00%) JIRA
3 9 (8.18%) Appium
3 9 (8.18%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.73%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.82%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.82%) JMeter
6 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.82%) RhodeCode
6 2 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (6.36%) Marketing
2 6 (5.45%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (13.64%) Applications Engineer
2 15 (13.64%) Security Engineer
2 15 (13.64%) Tester
3 13 (11.82%) Penetration Tester
4 11 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Consultant
5 10 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 10 (9.09%) Security Specialist
5 10 (9.09%) Security Tester
6 9 (8.18%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 9 (8.18%) Developer
6 9 (8.18%) IT Security Specialist
6 9 (8.18%) QA Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 9 (8.18%) Senior Security Specialist
6 9 (8.18%) SOC Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) Ruby Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) HTML
2 16 (14.55%) HTML5
3 7 (6.36%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.55%) CGI
4 5 (4.55%) RESTful
4 5 (4.55%) Web Services
5 4 (3.64%) .NET
5 4 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (3.64%) XML
6 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.73%) CSS
6 3 (2.73%) jQuery
6 3 (2.73%) JSON
6 3 (2.73%) REST
6 3 (2.73%) WCF
7 1 (0.91%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.82%) Computer Science
2 23 (20.91%) Management Information System
3 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (11.82%) User Experience
5 12 (10.91%) PKI
6 11 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 9 (8.18%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (7.27%) Cyberattack
9 7 (6.36%) Public Cloud
10 6 (5.45%) NHS
11 5 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (3.64%) Life Science
13 3 (2.73%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
14 1 (0.91%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Windows
2 16 (14.55%) Linux
3 10 (9.09%) Android
3 10 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.55%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (32.73%) OWASP
4 32 (29.09%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (29.09%) Test Automation
5 24 (21.82%) Information Security
6 23 (20.91%) Scrum
6 23 (20.91%) SIEM
7 21 (19.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 19 (17.27%) TDD
8 19 (17.27%) Threat Modelling
9 18 (16.36%) Performance Testing
10 17 (15.45%) Test Scripting
11 16 (14.55%) BDD
11 16 (14.55%) Unit Testing
12 15 (13.64%) Analytics
12 15 (13.64%) Risk Management
13 14 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (11.82%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.55%) Java
2 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (14.55%) Python
4 15 (13.64%) Ruby
5 14 (12.73%) SQL
6 9 (8.18%) Bash Shell
6 9 (8.18%) C#
6 9 (8.18%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.64%) PHP
7 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.73%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) Groovy
9 2 (1.82%) Scala
10 1 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (35.45%) Degree
2 29 (26.36%) CISSP
3 22 (20.00%) CISM
3 22 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (17.27%) CEH
5 14 (12.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 12 (10.91%) SANS
7 10 (9.09%) CREST Certified
8 6 (5.45%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.45%) CISA
9 4 (3.64%) GWAPT
9 4 (3.64%) OSCP
10 2 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.82%) CSSLP
10 2 (1.82%) GIAC
10 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.82%) SSCP
11 1 (0.91%) CRISC
11 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.82%) QA
3 9 (8.18%) SSAE 16
4 7 (6.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (6.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (3.64%) GDPR
6 3 (2.73%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.73%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.73%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.91%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 14 (12.73%) VMware
2 9 (8.18%) Sophos
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.73%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.73%) Cisco
4 3 (2.73%) F5
4 3 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.82%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.91%) Capita