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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / South West
Rank 197 239 214
Rank change year-on-year +42 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 32 13 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 0.22% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.25% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 32 8 19
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,450 £39,350
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £59,500 £58,000
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4521 5187 5224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.17% 88.91% 87.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3729 4227 4353
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,804 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 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
Somerset +4 16 £32,500 -13.33%
Bristol +13 13 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Wiltshire +18 2 £41,250 -2.94% 1
Devon - 1 £25,729 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (73.47%) Performance Testing
3 30 (61.22%) C#
4 28 (57.14%) Load Testing
5 27 (55.10%) Test Management
5 27 (55.10%) Software Testing
5 27 (55.10%) ISTQB
6 26 (53.06%) ISEB
6 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
6 26 (53.06%) Non-Functional Testing
7 25 (51.02%) Waterfall
7 25 (51.02%) SpecFlow
7 25 (51.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (51.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (51.02%) Cucumber
7 25 (51.02%) BDD
7 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
8 23 (46.94%) Java
9 20 (40.82%) Scrum
10 18 (36.73%) SQL
10 18 (36.73%) User Stories
11 17 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (26.53%) Project Planning
13 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
13 11 (22.45%) Selenium
14 10 (20.41%) NUnit
14 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
15 8 (16.33%) QA
15 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy

Security Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) Confluence
1 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.04%) JBoss
1 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) HTTPS
1 6 (12.24%) IPsec
1 6 (12.24%) SSH
1 6 (12.24%) SSL
1 6 (12.24%) tcpdump
1 6 (12.24%) VPN
1 6 (12.24%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
1 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Cucumber
1 25 (51.02%) SpecFlow
1 25 (51.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (22.45%) Selenium
3 10 (20.41%) NUnit
4 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
4 5 (10.20%) IntelliJ
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.12%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Test Engineer
3 15 (30.61%) Test Automation Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Test Leader
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Tester
8 4 (8.16%) QA Tester
9 3 (6.12%) QA Leader
9 3 (6.12%) QA Manager
9 3 (6.12%) QA Test Manager
9 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
11 1 (2.04%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) LAMP
1 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.04%) RESTful
1 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (73.47%) Performance Testing
3 28 (57.14%) Load Testing
4 27 (55.10%) Software Testing
4 27 (55.10%) Test Management
5 26 (53.06%) Non-Functional Testing
5 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
6 25 (51.02%) BDD
6 25 (51.02%) Waterfall
7 20 (40.82%) Scrum
8 18 (36.73%) User Stories
9 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (26.53%) Project Planning
10 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
11 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
12 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
13 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (14.29%) DevOps
13 7 (14.29%) Line Management
14 6 (12.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) C#
2 23 (46.94%) Java
3 18 (36.73%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) C
5 3 (6.12%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) ISTQB
2 26 (53.06%) ISEB
3 25 (51.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) CEH
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.04%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) RHCE
6 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) iptables
1 1 (2.04%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Check_MK
1 1 (2.04%) Grafana
1 1 (2.04%) Graylog
1 1 (2.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.04%) Nagios
1 1 (2.04%) Pingdom
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco
2 1 (2.04%) HP
2 1 (2.04%) Infobright
2 1 (2.04%) New Relic
2 1 (2.04%) PagerDuty
2 1 (2.04%) Qualys
2 1 (2.04%) Splunk
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Bristol
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