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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / South East
Rank 336 383 433
Rank change year-on-year +47 +50  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 64 74 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.39% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.44% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 30 63 25
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -15.00% +2.56%  

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 12756 16734 17417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.17% 87.12% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10432 14121 13921
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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
Berkshire +38 20 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Hampshire +19 12 £60,000 +33.33%
Surrey +40 9 £36,250 -27.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +25 7 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Oxfordshire +7 7 £35,000 +5.26% 2
East Sussex +6 5 £63,500 +154.00%
M4 Corridor +1 4 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 42 (42.42%) Java
2 37 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (31.31%) Degree
3 31 (31.31%) Security Cleared
4 26 (26.26%) Test Scripting
5 25 (25.25%) Performance Testing
5 25 (25.25%) Computer Science
6 24 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (24.24%) Automated Testing
7 23 (23.23%) SQL
8 22 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 22 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (21.21%) QA
9 21 (21.21%) Python
10 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
10 19 (19.19%) Scrum
11 18 (18.18%) Windows
12 17 (17.17%) Unit Testing
13 16 (16.16%) Selenium
13 16 (16.16%) Mathematics
13 16 (16.16%) Test Strategy
13 16 (16.16%) Finance
13 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 16 (16.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 15 (15.15%) Test Automation
14 15 (15.15%) OWASP
15 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (14.14%) Automation Testing
15 14 (14.14%) Information Security
15 14 (14.14%) Management Information System

Security Testing
Top Related 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 12 (12.12%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Project
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.13%) Firewall
2 7 (7.07%) Network Security
3 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.04%) Wireless
3 4 (4.04%) Wireless Security
4 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.02%) IPsec
4 2 (2.02%) SSH
4 2 (2.02%) SSL
4 2 (2.02%) tcpdump
4 2 (2.02%) VPN
4 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.01%) Internet
5 1 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) MariaDB
1 12 (12.12%) MongoDB
1 12 (12.12%) MySQL
1 12 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.05%) Big Data
4 3 (3.03%) Blockchain
4 3 (3.03%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.02%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Selenium
2 10 (10.10%) Gatling
2 10 (10.10%) JMeter
2 10 (10.10%) WebDriver
3 8 (8.08%) JIRA
4 5 (5.05%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (23.23%) Tester
2 17 (17.17%) Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) QA Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Test Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) Software Test Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Security Analyst
7 11 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
8 10 (10.10%) Penetration Tester
8 10 (10.10%) QA Tester
9 9 (9.09%) Automation Tester
9 9 (9.09%) Consultant
9 9 (9.09%) Developer
9 9 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
9 9 (9.09%) Security Consultant
10 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 8 (8.08%) IT Analyst
10 8 (8.08%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (8.08%) Security Tester
11 7 (7.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (6.06%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) HTML
2 13 (13.13%) HTML5
3 7 (7.07%) Web Services
4 5 (5.05%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.05%) RESTful
5 3 (3.03%) .NET
6 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.01%) CSS
6 1 (1.01%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.25%) Computer Science
2 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
3 12 (12.12%) User Experience
4 9 (9.09%) PKI
5 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.07%) NHS
6 6 (6.06%) Life Science
7 5 (5.05%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
8 4 (4.04%) Blog
8 4 (4.04%) CESG
9 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
10 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Unix
3 4 (4.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) Test Scripting
3 25 (25.25%) Performance Testing
4 24 (24.24%) Automated Testing
4 24 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 19 (19.19%) Scrum
6 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
7 17 (17.17%) Unit Testing
8 16 (16.16%) Mathematics
8 16 (16.16%) Test Strategy
8 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (15.15%) OWASP
9 15 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 14 (14.14%) Automation Testing
10 14 (14.14%) Information Security
11 13 (13.13%) BDD
11 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (13.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.42%) Java
2 23 (23.23%) SQL
3 21 (21.21%) Python
4 14 (14.14%) C++
4 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.12%) Ruby
6 10 (10.10%) C
7 9 (9.09%) C#
8 5 (5.05%) Groovy
8 5 (5.05%) Perl
8 5 (5.05%) Scala
9 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (31.31%) Degree
1 31 (31.31%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.13%) CREST Certified
2 13 (13.13%) DV Cleared
3 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.09%) ISEB
4 9 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.09%) OSCP
5 8 (8.08%) CEH
6 4 (4.04%) CHECK Team Leader
6 4 (4.04%) CISSP
6 4 (4.04%) Tigerscheme
7 3 (3.03%) CISM
8 2 (2.02%) CISA
9 1 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.01%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.21%) QA
2 16 (16.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (7.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (6.06%) PCI DSS
5 4 (4.04%) PMO
6 2 (2.02%) ISO27002
7 1 (1.01%) ISO 9000
7 1 (1.01%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Nessus
2 4 (4.04%) Nmap
2 4 (4.04%) OpenVAS
3 2 (2.02%) Grafana
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) VMware
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.05%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.04%) Qualys
6 2 (2.02%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.02%) HP
6 2 (2.02%) Splunk
7 1 (1.01%) Capita
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