The median annual salary for a Security Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
UK
Rank 844 909 910
Rank change year-on-year +65 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Tester 23 55 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.053% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.055% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 21 46 35
Median salary £37,500 £58,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.17% +2.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £95,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -37.50% +4.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Tester in the UK

Security Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Tester in the UK

Security Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Tester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Tester in the UK

Security Tester
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +56 15 £40,000 -31.91% 10
Edinburgh - 8 £37,500 -
Scotland - 8 £37,500 -
South West +19 6 £40,000 -41.81% 2
South East +78 4 £34,250 - 2
London +55 4 £68,250 +33.17% 1
Cheltenham +17 4 £40,000 -40.74%
Gloucestershire +4 4 £40,000 -40.74% 1
Berkshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Bristol +5 2 £35,750 -48.92% 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
City of London +48 1 £69,000 +20.00% 1
North West -20 1 £70,000 -26.31% 2
Manchester -26 1 £70,000 -26.31% 1
West Sussex - 1 £33,500 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 - 1
Crawley - 1 £33,500 -

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Security Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 43 (68.25%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (50.79%) Windows
3 31 (49.21%) Java
4 30 (47.62%) C++
5 29 (46.03%) Security Testing
6 28 (44.44%) CREST Certified
6 28 (44.44%) Information Security
7 27 (42.86%) C
8 24 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
8 24 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
10 21 (33.33%) Python
11 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
12 18 (28.57%) Nessus
13 17 (26.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 17 (26.98%) OWASP
14 15 (23.81%) Ruby
14 15 (23.81%) CHECK Team Leader
15 14 (22.22%) Finance
15 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
15 14 (22.22%) Degree
16 12 (19.05%) Metasploit
16 12 (19.05%) Firewall
17 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
17 11 (17.46%) Solaris
17 11 (17.46%) C#
17 11 (17.46%) Nmap
18 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
18 10 (15.87%) Linux
18 10 (15.87%) Wireless

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 12 (19.05%) Firewall
3 10 (15.87%) Wireless
4 7 (11.11%) HTTP
5 6 (9.52%) Network Security
6 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
7 3 (4.76%) Broadband
7 3 (4.76%) LTE
8 2 (3.17%) SMTP
8 2 (3.17%) Wireless Security
9 1 (1.59%) VoIP
9 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Metasploit
2 6 (9.52%) Burp Suite
3 4 (6.35%) JIRA
4 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.59%) Selenium
4 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Electronics
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.94%) CESG
3 5 (7.94%) iPad
3 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) iSeries
5 1 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (50.79%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Solaris
3 10 (15.87%) Linux
4 9 (14.29%) Unix
5 4 (6.35%) Kali Linux
5 4 (6.35%) VxWorks
6 2 (3.17%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (68.25%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (46.03%) Security Testing
3 28 (44.44%) Information Security
4 24 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
5 17 (26.98%) OWASP
5 17 (26.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (15.87%) Social Engineering
7 9 (14.29%) Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) Threat Modelling
9 7 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
9 7 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.94%) Security Management
12 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (6.35%) Network Packet Capture
12 4 (6.35%) Open Source
12 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
12 4 (6.35%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) Java
2 30 (47.62%) C++
3 27 (42.86%) C
4 21 (33.33%) Python
5 15 (23.81%) Ruby
6 11 (17.46%) C#
7 9 (14.29%) Perl
7 9 (14.29%) VB
8 8 (12.70%) PHP
9 7 (11.11%) VB.NET
10 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
11 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
11 4 (6.35%) SQL
12 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) CREST Certified
2 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
3 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
4 15 (23.81%) CHECK Team Leader
5 14 (22.22%) Degree
6 10 (15.87%) OSCP
7 9 (14.29%) CEH
7 9 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.76%) CISSP
9 3 (4.76%) GIAC
9 3 (4.76%) GPEN
10 2 (3.17%) CISA
10 2 (3.17%) OSCE
10 2 (3.17%) SANS
11 1 (1.59%) CISM
11 1 (1.59%) Cyber Scheme
11 1 (1.59%) GCIH
11 1 (1.59%) GWAPT
11 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) Nessus
2 11 (17.46%) Nmap
3 5 (7.94%) Core Impact
4 4 (6.35%) OpenVAS
5 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.59%) Nagios
6 1 (1.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.35%) Qualys
2 4 (6.35%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.59%) Coverity
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) New Relic
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Splunk
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