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

IBM Rational AppScan
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 913 971
Rank change year-on-year +43 +58  
Permanent jobs citing AppScan 13 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.020% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.072% 0.11% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 3
Median salary £45,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +57.89% -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 18063 18031 17797
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.07% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 15019 15569 14868
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

AppScan
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AppScan as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 27 May 2017.

Salary histogram for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Top 5 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 27 May 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 +55 13 £45,000 -28.00% 1
London +42 9 £45,000 -37.50%
Cheshire - 4 £75,000 -
North West - 4 £75,000 -
Chester - 2 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (90.48%) Information Security
2 17 (80.95%) IBM
2 17 (80.95%) CISSP
3 16 (76.19%) Paros
4 15 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (71.43%) Nessus
4 15 (71.43%) CEH
5 14 (66.67%) Burp Suite
6 13 (61.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 13 (61.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (57.14%) Network Security
7 12 (57.14%) WebScarab
7 12 (57.14%) SANS
8 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
8 6 (28.57%) CISA
8 6 (28.57%) CISM
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (19.05%) Line Management
10 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
10 4 (19.05%) WebInspect
10 4 (19.05%) sqlmap
10 4 (19.05%) HP Fortify
10 4 (19.05%) Java
10 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Firewall
11 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment

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 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Network Security
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Paros
2 14 (66.67%) Burp Suite
3 12 (57.14%) WebScarab
4 4 (19.05%) sqlmap
5 3 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Consultant
1 11 (52.38%) Security Consultant
2 10 (47.62%) Information Security Consultant
2 10 (47.62%) Penetration Test Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Advisor
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) CGI
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
1 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.52%) Kali Linux
2 1 (4.76%) FreeBSD
2 1 (4.76%) HPUX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Information Security
2 15 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (61.90%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (61.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (19.05%) Line Management
5 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (9.52%) OWASP
7 2 (9.52%) Presales
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Security Management
7 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
7 2 (9.52%) Threat Modelling
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) CISSP
2 15 (71.43%) CEH
3 12 (57.14%) SANS
4 6 (28.57%) CISA
4 6 (28.57%) CISM
5 2 (9.52%) CISMP
5 2 (9.52%) CREST Certified
5 2 (9.52%) CSSLP
5 2 (9.52%) GCIH
5 2 (9.52%) GPEN
5 2 (9.52%) GWAPT
5 2 (9.52%) OSCE
5 2 (9.52%) OSCP
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.76%) CRISC
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (71.43%) Nessus
2 4 (19.05%) HP Fortify
2 4 (19.05%) WebInspect
3 2 (9.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Veracode