The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for AppScan skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited AppScan over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Rational AppScan
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 882 915 978
Rank change year-on-year +33 +63  
Permanent jobs citing AppScan 7 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.025% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.038% 0.14% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 2
UK median annual salary £45,000 £63,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% +27.50%  
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,703 £42,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £74,050 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00%  

AppScan is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18595 17780 18748
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.91% 18.13% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 36834 35963 35179
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  

AppScan
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AppScan as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing AppScan.

Salary trend for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing AppScan over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing AppScan within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +37 7 £45,000 -29.41% 2
London +17 6 £45,000 -30.76%
UK excluding London +18 1 - - 2
North of England -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing AppScan also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for AppScan.

1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (84.21%) IBM
3 15 (78.95%) CISSP
3 15 (78.95%) CEH
3 15 (78.95%) Nessus
3 15 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (73.68%) Paros
5 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (57.89%) Burp Suite
6 11 (57.89%) SANS
6 11 (57.89%) WebScarab
6 11 (57.89%) Network Security
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) CISA
8 5 (26.32%) CISM
8 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (21.05%) Metasploit
9 4 (21.05%) sqlmap
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (15.79%) Nmap
10 3 (15.79%) WebInspect
10 3 (15.79%) Wireless
10 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.79%) Validation
10 3 (15.79%) GCIH

AppScan
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Network Security
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) VoIP
3 3 (15.79%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Paros
2 11 (57.89%) Burp Suite
2 11 (57.89%) WebScarab
3 4 (21.05%) Metasploit
3 4 (21.05%) sqlmap
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Consultant
1 11 (57.89%) Security Consultant
2 10 (52.63%) Information Security Consultant
2 10 (52.63%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Security Advisor
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) CGI
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
1 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
1 3 (15.79%) Kali Linux
2 1 (5.26%) FreeBSD
2 1 (5.26%) HPUX
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (63.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) OWASP
6 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (10.53%) Line Management
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.53%) Security Management
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
8 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) CEH
1 15 (78.95%) CISSP
2 11 (57.89%) SANS
3 5 (26.32%) CISA
3 5 (26.32%) CISM
4 3 (15.79%) CREST Certified
4 3 (15.79%) GCIH
4 3 (15.79%) GPEN
4 3 (15.79%) GWAPT
4 3 (15.79%) OSCE
4 3 (15.79%) OSCP
5 2 (10.53%) CISMP
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CRISC
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (78.95%) Nessus
2 3 (15.79%) HP Fortify
2 3 (15.79%) Nmap
2 3 (15.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Veracode