The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
UK
Rank 601 609 650
Rank change year-on-year +8 +41  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 252 357 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 201 258 196
Median salary £48,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.72% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £36,625
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -15.00% +2.56%  

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74564 90782 91624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.03% 88.50% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61277 75155 74101
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the UK

Security Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Testing in the UK

Security Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in the UK

Security Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +4 236 £48,250 -12.27% 55
London +30 98 £60,000 -7.69% 21
South East +53 62 £52,500 +5.00% 17
South West +42 32 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Berkshire +29 20 £42,500 -19.04% 3
West Midlands +11 17 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Somerset +4 16 £32,500 -13.33%
Reading +51 14 £55,000 -6.38% 1
Scotland +17 13 £37,500 +15.38%
Bristol +13 13 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Edinburgh +7 13 £37,500 -25.00%
City of London +48 11 £63,750 +21.42% 2
Hampshire +15 11 £60,000 +26.31%
Yorkshire +22 10 £49,000 -2.00% 4
Farnborough +10 10 £60,000 +9.09%
North West -31 10 £42,000 -37.77% 3
West Yorkshire +29 9 £49,000 +40.00% 4
Surrey +28 9 £36,250 -27.50% 9
Leeds +17 9 £48,000 +37.14% 4
Solihull -12 9 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire +24 7 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Milton Keynes +6 7 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Oxfordshire 0 7 £35,000 +5.26% 2
Manchester -35 6 £26,750 -71.84% 3
East Sussex +12 5 £63,500 +154.00%
Brighton +12 5 £63,500 +154.00%
Warwickshire +32 4 £40,000 -25.58% 1
Cheshire +18 4 £56,250 +7.14%
East Midlands +5 4 £43,500 -27.50% 2
Birmingham -4 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Security Testing 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 Security Testing.

1 194 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (31.07%) Java
3 137 (26.60%) Information Security
4 131 (25.44%) Performance Testing
5 126 (24.47%) Selenium
5 126 (24.47%) Penetration Testing
6 125 (24.27%) Finance
7 114 (22.14%) CISSP
8 113 (21.94%) QA
9 104 (20.19%) BDD
10 88 (17.09%) Risk Management
11 87 (16.89%) CISM
12 85 (16.50%) Test Automation
13 84 (16.31%) Degree
14 83 (16.12%) C#
15 81 (15.73%) SQL
16 80 (15.53%) Scrum
17 75 (14.56%) Windows
18 72 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
19 70 (13.59%) TDD
20 69 (13.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 68 (13.20%) Cucumber
22 67 (13.01%) Load Testing
22 67 (13.01%) Automated Testing
23 66 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 62 (12.04%) Computer Science
25 59 (11.46%) ISTQB
25 59 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
25 59 (11.46%) JavaScript
26 58 (11.26%) Linux

Security Testing
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 13 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.14%) CMS
3 11 (2.14%) JBoss
4 10 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.75%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.36%) Apache
7 6 (1.17%) Confluence
8 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.39%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) MS Project
3 2 (0.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Temenos T24
2 6 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.14%) Office 365
3 11 (2.14%) SaaS
4 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.39%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.39%) Heroku
5 2 (0.39%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Route 53
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (10.29%) HTTP
2 51 (9.90%) Firewall
3 36 (6.99%) Network Security
4 33 (6.41%) Wireshark
5 29 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.33%) HTTPS
6 12 (2.33%) VPN
7 10 (1.94%) SSL
7 10 (1.94%) Wireless
8 8 (1.55%) IPsec
8 8 (1.55%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.55%) SAN
8 8 (1.55%) SSH
8 8 (1.55%) tcpdump
8 8 (1.55%) Wireless Security
9 6 (1.17%) Skype
10 5 (0.97%) BGP
10 5 (0.97%) MPLS
11 4 (0.78%) WAN
11 4 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.30%) Relational Database
2 16 (3.11%) MySQL
3 14 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.33%) MariaDB
4 12 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.75%) Big Data
6 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.97%) ZAP BI
7 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.58%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.58%) GIS
8 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.39%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.39%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.19%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 126 (24.47%) Selenium
2 68 (13.20%) Cucumber
3 52 (10.10%) WebDriver
4 46 (8.93%) JMeter
5 42 (8.16%) Burp Suite
6 34 (6.60%) SoapUI
6 34 (6.60%) SpecFlow
7 31 (6.02%) Git (software)
8 30 (5.83%) Jenkins
8 30 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (5.44%) JIRA
10 19 (3.69%) Capybara
10 19 (3.69%) Gatling
10 19 (3.69%) WATIR
11 18 (3.50%) Appium
11 18 (3.50%) Paros
12 15 (2.91%) NUnit
13 13 (2.52%) AppScan
14 12 (2.33%) Metasploit
14 12 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 125 (24.27%) Finance
2 21 (4.08%) Banking
3 16 (3.11%) Legal
3 16 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.14%) Advertising
4 11 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.94%) Law
6 9 (1.75%) Games
6 9 (1.75%) Retail
7 8 (1.55%) Marketing
8 6 (1.17%) Back Office
8 6 (1.17%) Electronics
8 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.97%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (24.47%) Tester
2 106 (20.58%) Analyst
3 62 (12.04%) Test Engineer
4 51 (9.90%) QA Tester
5 46 (8.93%) Security Analyst
6 43 (8.35%) Security Manager
7 35 (6.80%) Test Automation Engineer
8 34 (6.60%) Penetration Tester
9 30 (5.83%) Security Tester
9 30 (5.83%) Software Test Engineer
10 29 (5.63%) Test Analyst
11 28 (5.44%) Automation Tester
12 26 (5.05%) Risk Manager
13 23 (4.47%) Consultant
14 22 (4.27%) Security Consultant
14 22 (4.27%) Senior Tester
15 21 (4.08%) QA Engineer
15 21 (4.08%) Software Engineer
16 20 (3.88%) QA Analyst
16 20 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.93%) HTML
2 38 (7.38%) .NET
3 30 (5.83%) XML
4 24 (4.66%) Web Services
5 19 (3.69%) CSS
5 19 (3.69%) HTML5
6 15 (2.91%) SOAP
7 13 (2.52%) Gherkin
7 13 (2.52%) REST
8 10 (1.94%) jQuery
8 10 (1.94%) RESTful
9 9 (1.75%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.17%) LAMP
11 5 (0.97%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.97%) Guice
11 5 (0.97%) JSON
12 3 (0.58%) Backbone.js
12 3 (0.58%) Handlebars
12 3 (0.58%) React
12 3 (0.58%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.04%) Computer Science
2 58 (11.26%) Management Information System
3 40 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.44%) User Experience
5 26 (5.05%) Fintech
6 20 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.88%) Mobile Payment
7 16 (3.11%) PKI
8 12 (2.33%) CESG
9 9 (1.75%) NHS
10 8 (1.55%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.36%) iPad
12 6 (1.17%) BYOD
12 6 (1.17%) Life Science
13 5 (0.97%) Blog
13 5 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
13 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.78%) Clustering
14 4 (0.78%) iPhone
15 3 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 75 (14.56%) Windows
2 58 (11.26%) Linux
3 28 (5.44%) Unix
4 12 (2.33%) Kali Linux
5 10 (1.94%) Solaris
6 8 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.36%) Android
7 7 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.19%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (37.67%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.60%) Information Security
3 131 (25.44%) Performance Testing
4 126 (24.47%) Penetration Testing
5 104 (20.19%) BDD
6 88 (17.09%) Risk Management
7 85 (16.50%) Test Automation
8 80 (15.53%) Scrum
9 72 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
10 70 (13.59%) TDD
11 67 (13.01%) Automated Testing
11 67 (13.01%) Load Testing
12 66 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 59 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (11.26%) OWASP
15 52 (10.10%) Software Testing
16 50 (9.71%) SIEM
16 50 (9.71%) Test Management
17 46 (8.93%) Test Strategy
18 45 (8.74%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (31.07%) Java
2 83 (16.12%) C#
3 81 (15.73%) SQL
4 59 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.93%) Ruby
6 44 (8.54%) Python
7 38 (7.38%) C++
8 33 (6.41%) C
9 12 (2.33%) Perl
9 12 (2.33%) PHP
9 12 (2.33%) VB
10 11 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.55%) Groovy
12 7 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.97%) Scala
14 4 (0.78%) Erlang
15 2 (0.39%) AWK
16 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (22.14%) CISSP
2 87 (16.89%) CISM
3 84 (16.31%) Degree
4 59 (11.46%) ISTQB
5 58 (11.26%) CREST Certified
6 55 (10.68%) ISEB
7 51 (9.90%) Security Cleared
8 46 (8.93%) CISA
9 45 (8.74%) CEH
10 39 (7.57%) OSCP
11 33 (6.41%) CHECK Team Leader
11 33 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 29 (5.63%) GIAC
13 27 (5.24%) SC Cleared
14 18 (3.50%) GPEN
15 14 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (2.52%) CRISC
16 13 (2.52%) DV Cleared
17 11 (2.14%) CHECK Team Member
17 11 (2.14%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (21.94%) QA
2 69 (13.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (8.93%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.75%) SDET
5 7 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (1.17%) COBIT
7 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.78%) PMO
8 3 (0.58%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.39%) BS7799
9 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.39%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.39%) RMADS
9 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.19%) ISO27005
System Software
1 18 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Firmware
3 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.78%) vSphere
4 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 2 (0.39%) Samba
4 2 (0.39%) Squid
5 1 (0.19%) iptables
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (4.66%) Nessus
2 12 (2.33%) HP Fortify
3 11 (2.14%) Nagios
3 11 (2.14%) WebInspect
4 9 (1.75%) Nmap
5 6 (1.17%) Puppet
6 5 (0.97%) CSIRT
6 5 (0.97%) SCCM
7 4 (0.78%) Kibana
7 4 (0.78%) OpenVAS
7 4 (0.78%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.58%) Grafana
9 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.19%) Ansible
10 1 (0.19%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.19%) Graylog
10 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.19%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 54 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.47%) HP
3 22 (4.27%) Oracle
4 21 (4.08%) VMware
5 14 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.33%) Splunk
7 10 (1.94%) SAP
8 9 (1.75%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.55%) IBM
10 6 (1.17%) Cisco
11 5 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.97%) Juniper
11 5 (0.97%) LogRhythm
11 5 (0.97%) New Relic
11 5 (0.97%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.97%) Qualys
12 4 (0.78%) Demandware
12 4 (0.78%) hybris
12 4 (0.78%) ProCurve
12 4 (0.78%) Riverbed
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + £2350 location allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
LA International
Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 day holiday, childcare vouchers
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sainsburys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 24 days ago