Period
to 23 October 2017

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

IBM Rational AppScan
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1152 1179 1308
Rank change year-on-year +27 +129 +9
Permanent jobs citing AppScan 29 45 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.024% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.080% 0.13% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 7
UK median annual salary £64,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.77% +13.04% +21.05%
10th Percentile £46,625 £41,775 £42,500
90th Percentile £89,750 £85,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £66,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.21% +32.50% -

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 36132 35122 38098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 18.52% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29327 30326 32116
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 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 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
England +57 27 £66,000 +1.54%
London -6 24 £63,000 -3.08%
UK excluding London +43 5 £75,000 +13.21%
South East - 2 £82,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -
North of England +4 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 25 (86.21%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (72.41%) Security Testing
3 20 (68.97%) OWASP
3 20 (68.97%) Information Security
4 19 (65.52%) Android
4 19 (65.52%) Apple iOS
5 18 (62.07%) Java
6 16 (55.17%) IBM
6 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
7 15 (51.72%) .NET
7 15 (51.72%) Finance
8 14 (48.28%) CISSP
8 14 (48.28%) CISM
8 14 (48.28%) Security Architecture
9 13 (44.83%) Apple
9 13 (44.83%) J2EE
10 12 (41.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (37.93%) Nessus
11 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
12 10 (34.48%) MySQL
12 10 (34.48%) Firewall
12 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (31.03%) Paros
13 9 (31.03%) COBIT
13 9 (31.03%) Information Security Governance
13 9 (31.03%) ISMS
13 9 (31.03%) Oracle
13 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
13 9 (31.03%) IIS
13 9 (31.03%) SQL

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 9 (31.03%) Apache
1 9 (31.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Firewall
2 8 (27.59%) LDAP
2 8 (27.59%) Wireless
3 6 (20.69%) Internet
4 5 (17.24%) VoIP
5 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) Network Security
6 3 (10.34%) DHCP
6 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.45%) HTTP
8 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.45%) Multicast
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) MySQL
2 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Paros
2 8 (27.59%) Burp Suite
2 8 (27.59%) Metasploit
3 4 (13.79%) WebScarab
4 2 (6.90%) sqlmap
5 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (34.48%) Tester
2 8 (27.59%) Application Security Specialist
2 8 (27.59%) Applications Specialist
2 8 (27.59%) Security Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) Applications Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Junior
3 3 (10.34%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Junior Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Ethical Hacker
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) J2EE
3 9 (31.03%) HTML
4 8 (27.59%) OAuth
4 8 (27.59%) OAuth2
4 8 (27.59%) SAML
4 8 (27.59%) XML
5 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (17.24%) CSS
6 5 (17.24%) JSP
6 5 (17.24%) XSL
7 2 (6.90%) CGI
7 2 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (6.90%) Web Services
8 1 (3.45%) Ajax
8 1 (3.45%) JSON
8 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Android
1 19 (65.52%) Apple iOS
2 8 (27.59%) Kali Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (72.41%) Security Testing
3 20 (68.97%) Information Security
3 20 (68.97%) OWASP
4 14 (48.28%) Security Architecture
5 12 (41.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (31.03%) Information Security Governance
7 9 (31.03%) ISMS
7 9 (31.03%) Mobile Development
8 8 (27.59%) Secure Coding
9 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (17.24%) Android Development
10 5 (17.24%) iOS Development
10 5 (17.24%) MVC
10 5 (17.24%) Programme Delivery
10 5 (17.24%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (17.24%) Security Operations
10 5 (17.24%) Validation
11 4 (13.79%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) C++
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) C#
5 6 (20.69%) Objective-C
6 5 (17.24%) VB
6 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
7 3 (10.34%) Python
8 2 (6.90%) Perl
8 2 (6.90%) PHP
8 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) CISM
1 14 (48.28%) CISSP
2 8 (27.59%) CEH
3 6 (20.69%) GPEN
3 6 (20.69%) GWAPT
3 6 (20.69%) OSCP
4 5 (17.24%) CISA
4 5 (17.24%) CREST Certified
4 5 (17.24%) GCIH
4 5 (17.24%) OSCE
5 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (13.79%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) CISMP
6 2 (6.90%) GIAC
7 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) COBIT
2 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) Nessus
2 7 (24.14%) WebInspect
3 5 (17.24%) HP Fortify
3 5 (17.24%) Nmap
4 1 (3.45%) Ansible
4 1 (3.45%) Capistrano
4 1 (3.45%) Icinga
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) IBM
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) Apple
3 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 9 (31.03%) Xamarin
4 2 (6.90%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) New Relic