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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 676 603 649
Rank change year-on-year -73 +46  
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 199 342 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 163 234 242
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +9.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11%  

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 80257 86320 97586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.74% 88.92% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 64749 72153 79773
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -91 183 £46,250 -19.56% 35
London -30 70 £62,500 +4.16% 19
South East +46 53 £44,000 -23.47% 7
Yorkshire -8 19 £41,250 -8.33% 6
Surrey +12 18 £70,000 +12.90% 6
Oxfordshire +19 16 £35,000 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire +13 16 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South West -13 16 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Scotland +8 14 £37,500 -30.23% 1
Leeds +4 14 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Midlands -9 14 £41,250 -2.94%
City of London +10 13 £65,000 +13.04% 3
Staines - 10 £75,000 - 2
Edinburgh -6 9 £37,500 -30.23%
Somerset -2 6 £33,750 -
North West -51 6 £37,750 -37.08% 1
Glasgow +16 5 £45,000 - 1
Reading +16 5 £45,000 -21.73%
Berkshire +11 5 £45,000 -21.73%
Guildford +4 5 £35,000 -
Bristol -22 5 £42,500 -
Cheshire -26 5 £53,500 +78.33%
East Sussex - 5 £44,000 -
Exeter - 5 £32,500 - 1
Oxford - 5 £42,500 - 1
Devon - 5 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire +20 4 £60,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire +16 4 £39,500 -29.77%
Birmingham -9 4 £53,500 +25.88%
Leamington Spa - 4 £39,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 162 (35.92%) Test Automation
2 160 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (32.82%) Java
4 122 (27.05%) Penetration Testing
5 120 (26.61%) Information Security
6 108 (23.95%) CISSP
7 106 (23.50%) Performance Testing
8 101 (22.39%) QA
9 98 (21.73%) Windows
10 95 (21.06%) Selenium
11 88 (19.51%) Degree
12 81 (17.96%) BDD
13 80 (17.74%) SQL
14 78 (17.29%) Scrum
14 78 (17.29%) CREST Certified
15 76 (16.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 74 (16.41%) Finance
16 74 (16.41%) CISM
17 68 (15.08%) Risk Management
18 66 (14.63%) OWASP
19 65 (14.41%) OSCP
20 64 (14.19%) Python
21 62 (13.75%) Cybersecurity
22 61 (13.53%) Ruby
23 59 (13.08%) Load Testing
23 59 (13.08%) C#
23 59 (13.08%) CEH
24 57 (12.64%) Network Security
25 56 (12.42%) Microsoft
26 55 (12.20%) PCI DSS

Security Testing
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 13 (2.88%) OpenStack
1 13 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.33%) Apache
4 2 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) JBoss
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.99%) SaaS
4 14 (3.10%) Office 365
5 5 (1.11%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.89%) Datadog
7 2 (0.44%) Heroku
8 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.64%) Network Security
2 54 (11.97%) Firewall
3 34 (7.54%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.66%) Wireshark
5 17 (3.77%) VPN
6 13 (2.88%) Wireless
7 12 (2.66%) iSCSI
7 12 (2.66%) SAN
8 10 (2.22%) HTTP
8 10 (2.22%) SSH
9 9 (2.00%) HTTPS
9 9 (2.00%) Internet
9 9 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (2.00%) IPsec
9 9 (2.00%) SSL
9 9 (2.00%) tcpdump
9 9 (2.00%) Wireless Security
10 8 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.77%) NAS
10 8 (1.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 16 (3.55%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.33%) MySQL
4 13 (2.88%) MariaDB
5 10 (2.22%) Big Data
6 8 (1.77%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.55%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.55%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.89%) ZAP BI
10 3 (0.67%) GIS
11 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.44%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.44%) Redis
11 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 95 (21.06%) Selenium
2 49 (10.86%) Cucumber
3 37 (8.20%) WebDriver
4 31 (6.87%) SpecFlow
5 27 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (4.88%) JMeter
7 21 (4.66%) Jenkins
8 20 (4.43%) Metasploit
9 19 (4.21%) Eclipse
10 18 (3.99%) JIRA
10 18 (3.99%) SoapUI
11 15 (3.33%) Burp Suite
11 15 (3.33%) Gatling
11 15 (3.33%) NUnit
12 13 (2.88%) Git (software)
13 12 (2.66%) Xcode
14 11 (2.44%) Appium
14 11 (2.44%) Visual Studio
15 9 (2.00%) Capybara
15 9 (2.00%) Fiddler
General
1 74 (16.41%) Finance
2 16 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.44%) Back Office
3 11 (2.44%) Banking
4 10 (2.22%) Legal
4 10 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.22%) Marketing
5 8 (1.77%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.77%) Retail
6 7 (1.55%) Electronics
7 6 (1.33%) Games
8 4 (0.89%) Digital Economy
8 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.89%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.89%) Law
9 3 (0.67%) Advertising
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (26.39%) Tester
2 93 (20.62%) Analyst
3 57 (12.64%) Test Engineer
4 49 (10.86%) Penetration Tester
5 45 (9.98%) Security Analyst
6 37 (8.20%) QA Tester
7 35 (7.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 34 (7.54%) Risk Manager
9 28 (6.21%) Consultant
10 26 (5.76%) QA Engineer
10 26 (5.76%) Security Consultant
10 26 (5.76%) Security Tester
11 25 (5.54%) Test Analyst
12 24 (5.32%) QA Analyst
12 24 (5.32%) Security Manager
13 21 (4.66%) Test Leader
14 20 (4.43%) Automation Tester
15 17 (3.77%) Manual Tester
15 17 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
16 16 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.65%) .NET
2 34 (7.54%) HTML
3 29 (6.43%) Web Services
4 21 (4.66%) XML
5 20 (4.43%) HTML5
6 15 (3.33%) CSS
6 15 (3.33%) Gherkin
6 15 (3.33%) RESTful
7 8 (1.77%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.55%) REST
9 6 (1.33%) jQuery
9 6 (1.33%) LAMP
9 6 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.89%) JSON
10 4 (0.89%) SOAP
11 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (0.44%) CGI
11 2 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.44%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 49 (10.86%) Management Information System
3 39 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.65%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.43%) Fintech
6 18 (3.99%) User Experience
7 15 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (3.33%) Driving Licence
8 14 (3.10%) PKI
9 13 (2.88%) Cyber Attack
10 11 (2.44%) Data Centre
11 10 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (2.00%) Life Science
12 9 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (1.33%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.89%) Blog
15 4 (0.89%) BYOD
15 4 (0.89%) Clustering
15 4 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.73%) Windows
2 45 (9.98%) Linux
3 28 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 27 (5.99%) Unix
5 22 (4.88%) Android
6 16 (3.55%) Solaris
7 12 (2.66%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.33%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.44%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.44%) HPUX
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (35.92%) Test Automation
2 160 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (27.05%) Penetration Testing
4 120 (26.61%) Information Security
5 106 (23.50%) Performance Testing
6 81 (17.96%) BDD
7 78 (17.29%) Scrum
8 68 (15.08%) Risk Management
9 66 (14.63%) OWASP
10 62 (13.75%) Cybersecurity
11 59 (13.08%) Load Testing
12 54 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (11.75%) Ethical Hacking
14 52 (11.53%) Test Strategy
15 50 (11.09%) SIEM
15 50 (11.09%) Test Scripting
16 44 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
17 42 (9.31%) Software Testing
17 42 (9.31%) TDD
17 42 (9.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 148 (32.82%) Java
2 80 (17.74%) SQL
3 64 (14.19%) Python
4 61 (13.53%) Ruby
5 59 (13.08%) C#
6 50 (11.09%) C
7 45 (9.98%) JavaScript
8 34 (7.54%) C++
9 20 (4.43%) Perl
10 16 (3.55%) VB
11 11 (2.44%) PHP
12 10 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.55%) Groovy
14 5 (1.11%) Scala
15 4 (0.89%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 108 (23.95%) CISSP
2 88 (19.51%) Degree
3 78 (17.29%) CREST Certified
4 74 (16.41%) CISM
5 65 (14.41%) OSCP
6 59 (13.08%) CEH
7 54 (11.97%) Security Cleared
8 45 (9.98%) CISA
9 43 (9.53%) ISTQB
10 39 (8.65%) ISEB
10 39 (8.65%) SC Cleared
11 25 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (4.21%) GIAC
13 19 (4.21%) Tigerscheme
14 18 (3.99%) CHECK Team Member
14 18 (3.99%) DV Cleared
15 15 (3.33%) OSCE
16 14 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (3.10%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (22.39%) QA
2 76 (16.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (12.20%) PCI DSS
4 18 (3.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.11%) GDPR
8 4 (0.89%) COBIT
8 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.67%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.44%) SLA
11 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 24 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.77%) Firmware
3 8 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.55%) Docker
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.89%) vSphere
6 3 (0.67%) NFS
6 3 (0.67%) Samba
6 3 (0.67%) Squid
7 1 (0.22%) iptables
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (5.32%) Nessus
2 10 (2.22%) Nagios
3 4 (0.89%) CSIRT
3 4 (0.89%) HP Fortify
3 4 (0.89%) SCCM
4 3 (0.67%) Grafana
4 3 (0.67%) Nmap
4 3 (0.67%) Puppet
4 3 (0.67%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.22%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.22%) Graylog
6 1 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Kibana
6 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.22%) Packer
6 1 (0.22%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 56 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.99%) VMware
3 20 (4.43%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.33%) Oracle
5 14 (3.10%) Cisco
6 11 (2.44%) HP
7 9 (2.00%) Juniper
7 9 (2.00%) Palo Alto
8 8 (1.77%) ProCurve
8 8 (1.77%) Riverbed
8 8 (1.77%) SAP
9 7 (1.55%) Splunk
10 6 (1.33%) IBM
11 4 (0.89%) NetApp
12 3 (0.67%) New Relic
13 2 (0.44%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.44%) ArcSight
13 2 (0.44%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.44%) Murex
13 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 9 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £250 to £350 per day - 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary, bonus, bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago