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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 371 418
Rank change year-on-year +26 +47  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 51 69 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 49
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £41,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £90,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12711 16005 18201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.87% 86.64% 86.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10500 13457 14604
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Security Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +14 17 £70,000 +12.90% 6
Oxfordshire +21 15 £35,000 +16.66% 1
East Sussex - 6 £48,500 -
Berkshire +15 5 £45,000 -21.73%
Hampshire +15 4 £60,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £45,000 -25.00%
Kent - 2 £29,000 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 56 (47.86%) Degree
2 49 (41.88%) Information Security
3 39 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 37 (31.62%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 35 (29.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (26.50%) Java
8 30 (25.64%) CEH
8 30 (25.64%) Test Automation
9 28 (23.93%) OWASP
9 28 (23.93%) CREST Certified
10 27 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (22.22%) OSCP
12 24 (20.51%) Risk Management
12 24 (20.51%) CISSP
12 24 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (20.51%) Performance Testing
12 24 (20.51%) Test Scripting
12 24 (20.51%) Network Security
13 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
13 22 (18.80%) SQL
14 21 (17.95%) Social Engineering
15 20 (17.09%) QA
15 20 (17.09%) Python
15 20 (17.09%) Management Information System
16 19 (16.24%) Ethical Hacking
16 19 (16.24%) PCI DSS
16 19 (16.24%) Mobile App
17 18 (15.38%) Test Strategy
18 17 (14.53%) Tigerscheme

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 13 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.11%) SaaS
3 3 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.51%) Network Security
2 12 (10.26%) Firewall
3 5 (4.27%) Wireless
4 4 (3.42%) Wireless Security
5 2 (1.71%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.71%) IPsec
5 2 (1.71%) SSH
5 2 (1.71%) SSL
5 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.71%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.71%) VPN
5 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.85%) GPRS
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) MongoDB
1 14 (11.97%) NoSQL
2 13 (11.11%) MariaDB
2 13 (11.11%) MySQL
3 10 (8.55%) Big Data
4 7 (5.98%) Blockchain
4 7 (5.98%) Data Lake
4 7 (5.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.71%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 13 (11.11%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.69%) Selenium
3 8 (6.84%) Gatling
3 8 (6.84%) JMeter
3 8 (6.84%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (1.71%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.27%) Legal
4 4 (3.42%) Digital Economy
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Law
6 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (21.37%) Tester
2 19 (16.24%) Consultant
2 19 (16.24%) Security Consultant
3 15 (12.82%) Analyst
3 15 (12.82%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) Test Engineer
7 10 (8.55%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Developer
8 9 (7.69%) IT Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Security Analyst
9 8 (6.84%) Automation Tester
9 8 (6.84%) Compliance Manager
9 8 (6.84%) QA Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (6.84%) QA Tester
9 8 (6.84%) Risk Manager
9 8 (6.84%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.97%) HTML
1 14 (11.97%) HTML5
1 14 (11.97%) Web Services
2 5 (4.27%) .NET
3 2 (1.71%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.85%) JSON
4 1 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 20 (17.09%) Management Information System
3 19 (16.24%) Mobile App
4 13 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 13 (11.11%) User Experience
5 12 (10.26%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (7.69%) Life Science
8 8 (6.84%) PKI
9 7 (5.98%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (3.42%) CESG
12 3 (2.56%) Blog
12 3 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.85%) BBC
13 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Windows
2 14 (11.97%) Unix
3 8 (6.84%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.88%) Information Security
2 37 (31.62%) Penetration Testing
3 30 (25.64%) Test Automation
4 28 (23.93%) OWASP
5 27 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (20.51%) Performance Testing
6 24 (20.51%) Risk Management
6 24 (20.51%) Test Scripting
7 21 (17.95%) Social Engineering
8 19 (16.24%) Ethical Hacking
9 18 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 17 (14.53%) Scrum
11 15 (12.82%) Security Management
12 14 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (11.97%) Security Architecture
13 13 (11.11%) BDD
13 13 (11.11%) Information Security Management
13 13 (11.11%) Unit Testing
13 13 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) Java
2 22 (18.80%) SQL
3 20 (17.09%) Python
4 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.97%) Ruby
5 12 (10.26%) C
6 11 (9.40%) C++
7 3 (2.56%) PHP
8 2 (1.71%) C#
8 2 (1.71%) Perl
8 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (47.86%) Degree
2 36 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 30 (25.64%) CEH
4 28 (23.93%) CREST Certified
5 26 (22.22%) OSCP
6 24 (20.51%) CISSP
7 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
8 17 (14.53%) Tigerscheme
9 16 (13.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (13.68%) DV Cleared
10 14 (11.97%) CISM
11 13 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
11 13 (11.11%) Cyber Scheme
12 12 (10.26%) CISA
13 11 (9.40%) ISTQB
14 10 (8.55%) ISEB
15 9 (7.69%) CLAS
16 7 (5.98%) Master's Degree
17 3 (2.56%) CHECK Team Leader
17 3 (2.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (17.09%) QA
3 19 (16.24%) PCI DSS
4 14 (11.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.85%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) Nessus
2 3 (2.56%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.71%) Grafana
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) VMware
2 8 (6.84%) Oracle
3 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.71%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.71%) HP
4 2 (1.71%) Splunk
5 1 (0.85%) Capita
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