Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 300 344
Rank change year-on-year -8 +44 -13
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 25 46 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.42% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.48% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 32 8
South West median annual salary £45,250 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.16% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,400 £31,025 £32,350
90th Percentile £57,250 £66,250 £54,750
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9252 9636 10507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.85% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7614 8032 8826
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
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 West

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the South West

Security Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in the South West.

Salary trend for Security Testing in the South West

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the South West

Security Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Wiltshire +13 12 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Somerset -15 6 £41,500 +27.69%
Devon - 4 £32,500 -
Bristol -37 3 £50,000 -20.00%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) BDD
3 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Java
3 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (48.00%) Scrum
5 11 (44.00%) Extreme Programming
5 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (40.00%) Degree
6 10 (40.00%) TDD
6 10 (40.00%) C#
6 10 (40.00%) SQL
7 9 (36.00%) Python
7 9 (36.00%) HTML
7 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (32.00%) QA
8 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (24.00%) Web Development
10 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (24.00%) HTML5
10 6 (24.00%) OWASP
10 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (24.00%) MySQL
10 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (20.00%) User Experience
11 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (20.00%) MariaDB

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) MariaDB
2 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) Flink
3 1 (4.00%) Infinispan
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) GitLab
5 1 (4.00%) Gradle
5 1 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Python Software Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Developer in Test
2 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Graduate Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
2 6 (24.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.00%) Node.js
4 2 (8.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) Velocity
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.00%) Behat
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) HornetQ
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Kafka
5 1 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) User Experience
3 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) PKI
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) BDD
3 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (48.00%) Scrum
5 11 (44.00%) Extreme Programming
5 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (40.00%) TDD
7 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (24.00%) OWASP
9 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (24.00%) Web Development
10 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Information Assurance
11 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Test Management
11 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
1 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) Ruby
5 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) RHCE
3 1 (4.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) RMADS
3 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (4.00%) Gluster
2 1 (4.00%) iptables
2 1 (4.00%) KVM
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Check_MK
1 1 (4.00%) Grafana
1 1 (4.00%) Graylog
1 1 (4.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (4.00%) Kibana
1 1 (4.00%) Nagios
1 1 (4.00%) Pingdom
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Infobright
3 1 (4.00%) New Relic
3 1 (4.00%) PagerDuty
3 1 (4.00%) Qualys
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk