Period
to 21 February 2018

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 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Rational AppScan
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1159 1161 1263
Rank change year-on-year +2 +102 +34
Permanent jobs citing AppScan 29 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.015% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.080% 0.078% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 13
UK median annual salary £75,000 £82,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +50.00% -35.29%
10th Percentile £52,750 £42,500 £39,825
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £85,000 £50,550
% change year-on-year -11.76% +68.15% -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36,099 33,357 36,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.47% 18.96% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29,674 28,375 31,345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Top 7 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 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
England +13 27 £75,000 -9.09% 4
London +8 15 £65,000 - 2
UK excluding London +6 14 £75,000 -11.76% 2
South East - 8 £75,000 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Midlands - 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing AppScan also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for AppScan.

1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 16 (55.17%) WebInspect
2 16 (55.17%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (55.17%) Security Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Finance
4 12 (41.38%) IBM
5 11 (37.93%) CISSP
5 11 (37.93%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (37.93%) Burp Suite
6 10 (34.48%) OWASP
6 10 (34.48%) Information Security
6 10 (34.48%) CISM
7 9 (31.03%) SQL
8 8 (27.59%) Web Services
8 8 (27.59%) PHP
8 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (27.59%) REST
8 8 (27.59%) CEH
8 8 (27.59%) Veracode
9 7 (24.14%) OSCP
9 7 (24.14%) GIAC
10 6 (20.69%) CISA
10 6 (20.69%) .NET
10 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
10 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (20.69%) Android
11 5 (17.24%) Nessus
11 5 (17.24%) J2EE
11 5 (17.24%) HP

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 2 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Burp Suite
2 3 (10.34%) Metasploit
2 3 (10.34%) WebScarab
3 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) Paros
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) sqlmap
3 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Back Office
2 4 (13.79%) Games
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Penetration Tester
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Security Specialist
3 8 (27.59%) Ethical Hacker
4 6 (20.69%) Application Security Specialist
4 6 (20.69%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Information Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Information Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) REST
2 8 (27.59%) Web Services
3 6 (20.69%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) J2EE
5 2 (6.90%) LDAP
5 2 (6.90%) OAuth
5 2 (6.90%) OAuth2
5 2 (6.90%) SAML
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) Ajax
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) CGI
6 1 (3.45%) JSON
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Fintech
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Android
1 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.34%) Kali Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Penetration Testing
1 16 (55.17%) Security Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (34.48%) Information Security
3 10 (34.48%) OWASP
4 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (17.24%) DevOps
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (13.79%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (13.79%) Logistics
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Secure Coding
7 4 (13.79%) Source Code Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) Information Security Governance
8 3 (10.34%) ISMS
8 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.90%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) C++
4 4 (13.79%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) CISSP
2 10 (34.48%) CISM
3 8 (27.59%) CEH
4 7 (24.14%) GIAC
4 7 (24.14%) OSCP
5 6 (20.69%) CISA
6 4 (13.79%) CRISC
7 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (10.34%) Degree
7 3 (10.34%) GPEN
8 2 (6.90%) CREST Certified
9 1 (3.45%) GWAPT
9 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) WebInspect
2 5 (17.24%) Nessus
3 4 (13.79%) HP Fortify
4 1 (3.45%) Ansible
4 1 (3.45%) Capistrano
4 1 (3.45%) Icinga
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) IBM
2 8 (27.59%) Veracode
3 5 (17.24%) Apple
3 5 (17.24%) HP
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.79%) Qualys
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Trustwave
5 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.45%) New Relic