Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Rational AppScan
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1176 1195 1293
Rank change year-on-year +19 +98 +40
Permanent jobs citing AppScan 30 48 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.025% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.082% 0.14% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 6
UK median annual salary £66,000 £67,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +10.20% +28.95%
10th Percentile £46,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £88,000 £90,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £85,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +47.83% -

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 36786 35368 38174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.33% 18.72% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29935 30548 32261
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 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +4 28 £66,750 -1.11% 1
London +8 24 £63,000 -4.91%
UK excluding London +22 6 £75,000 -11.76% 1
South East - 3 £75,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (73.33%) Security Testing
3 20 (66.67%) OWASP
3 20 (66.67%) Information Security
4 19 (63.33%) Apple iOS
4 19 (63.33%) Android
4 19 (63.33%) Java
5 16 (53.33%) IBM
5 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (53.33%) Finance
6 15 (50.00%) CISSP
6 15 (50.00%) CISM
6 15 (50.00%) .NET
7 14 (46.67%) Security Architecture
8 13 (43.33%) J2EE
8 13 (43.33%) Apple
9 12 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (36.67%) Nessus
10 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
11 10 (33.33%) MySQL
11 10 (33.33%) HTML
11 10 (33.33%) Firewall
12 9 (30.00%) SQL
12 9 (30.00%) Oracle
12 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (30.00%) IIS
12 9 (30.00%) Apache
12 9 (30.00%) WebInspect
12 9 (30.00%) CEH

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 (30.00%) Apache
1 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) nginx
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) LDAP
2 8 (26.67%) Wireless
3 6 (20.00%) Internet
4 5 (16.67%) VoIP
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) Network Security
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.33%) HTTP
8 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.33%) Multicast
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MySQL
2 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Paros
2 8 (26.67%) Burp Suite
2 8 (26.67%) Metasploit
3 4 (13.33%) WebScarab
4 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.33%) sqlmap
4 1 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Penetration Tester
1 11 (36.67%) Tester
2 8 (26.67%) Application Security Specialist
2 8 (26.67%) Applications Specialist
2 8 (26.67%) Security Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Ethical Hacker
3 3 (10.00%) Junior
3 3 (10.00%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 3 (10.00%) Junior Tester
3 3 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (43.33%) J2EE
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (26.67%) OAuth
4 8 (26.67%) OAuth2
4 8 (26.67%) SAML
4 8 (26.67%) XML
5 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (16.67%) CSS
6 5 (16.67%) JSP
6 5 (16.67%) XSL
7 3 (10.00%) REST
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 2 (6.67%) CGI
9 1 (3.33%) Ajax
9 1 (3.33%) JSON
9 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Android
1 19 (63.33%) Apple iOS
2 8 (26.67%) Kali Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (73.33%) Security Testing
3 20 (66.67%) Information Security
3 20 (66.67%) OWASP
4 14 (46.67%) Security Architecture
5 12 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (30.00%) Information Security Governance
7 9 (30.00%) ISMS
7 9 (30.00%) Mobile Development
8 8 (26.67%) Secure Coding
9 6 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (16.67%) Android Development
10 5 (16.67%) iOS Development
10 5 (16.67%) MVC
10 5 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
10 5 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
10 5 (16.67%) Validation
11 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) C++
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (23.33%) C#
5 6 (20.00%) Objective-C
6 5 (16.67%) VB
6 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 3 (10.00%) PHP
7 3 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (6.67%) Perl
8 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) CISM
1 15 (50.00%) CISSP
2 9 (30.00%) CEH
3 7 (23.33%) OSCP
4 6 (20.00%) CISA
4 6 (20.00%) GPEN
4 6 (20.00%) GWAPT
5 5 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 5 (16.67%) GCIH
5 5 (16.67%) OSCE
6 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 3 (10.00%) GIAC
8 2 (6.67%) CISMP
9 1 (3.33%) CRISC
9 1 (3.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) COBIT
2 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Nessus
2 9 (30.00%) WebInspect
3 6 (20.00%) HP Fortify
4 5 (16.67%) Nmap
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) Capistrano
5 1 (3.33%) Icinga
5 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) IBM
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Apple
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 9 (30.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.33%) New Relic
5 1 (3.33%) Qualys
5 1 (3.33%) Veracode