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

Security Testing
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 220 243
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 17 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 7
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,492 £32,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £58,000
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 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 4780 4623 5225
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.24% 88.26% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3880 4372
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 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 June 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 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
Somerset -4 7 £32,500 -
Bristol -22 5 £42,500 -
Devon - 4 £30,365 - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Security Testing
England

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

1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (73.47%) C#
2 36 (73.47%) Test Automation
3 34 (69.39%) Performance Testing
4 30 (61.22%) Java
5 27 (55.10%) Load Testing
6 25 (51.02%) Software Testing
7 22 (44.90%) Test Management
7 22 (44.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 21 (42.86%) User Stories
8 21 (42.86%) Waterfall
8 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
8 21 (42.86%) BDD
8 21 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (42.86%) SpecFlow
8 21 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
8 21 (42.86%) Scrum
8 21 (42.86%) SQL
8 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 21 (42.86%) ISEB
9 19 (38.78%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
10 14 (28.57%) Project Planning
10 14 (28.57%) QA
11 13 (26.53%) Selenium
12 12 (24.49%) NUnit
12 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
13 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared

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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.04%) JBoss
1 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 7 (14.29%) IPsec
1 7 (14.29%) SSH
1 7 (14.29%) SSL
1 7 (14.29%) tcpdump
1 7 (14.29%) VPN
1 7 (14.29%) 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 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 21 (42.86%) SpecFlow
1 21 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (26.53%) Selenium
3 12 (24.49%) NUnit
4 7 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 7 (14.29%) IntelliJ
4 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Test Engineer
2 19 (38.78%) Test Automation Engineer
3 12 (24.49%) Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) QA Leader
5 6 (12.24%) QA Manager
5 6 (12.24%) QA Test Manager
5 6 (12.24%) QA Tester
5 6 (12.24%) Test Leader
5 6 (12.24%) Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Developer in Test
8 1 (2.04%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) IT Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) LAMP
2 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.04%) RESTful
2 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (73.47%) Test Automation
3 34 (69.39%) Performance Testing
4 27 (55.10%) Load Testing
5 25 (51.02%) Software Testing
6 22 (44.90%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (44.90%) Test Management
7 21 (42.86%) BDD
7 21 (42.86%) Scrum
7 21 (42.86%) User Stories
7 21 (42.86%) Waterfall
8 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (28.57%) Project Planning
8 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (18.37%) DevOps
11 7 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Network Packet Analysis
11 7 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (73.47%) C#
2 30 (61.22%) Java
3 21 (42.86%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) C
5 6 (12.24%) Python
6 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) ISEB
1 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 21 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) CREST Certified
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
5 1 (2.04%) CEH
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) RHCE
5 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) 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 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco
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
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
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