The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 122 104 87
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.27% 0.95% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.14% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 16
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £51,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.95%
Penetration Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1541 1317 1244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.66% 83.51% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1157 1074
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Bristol region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) SNMP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) CISSP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Apache
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee
6 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (12.50%) GIAC

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) SNMP
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) Multicast
5 1 (6.25%) Junos
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Information Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Account Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Telesales Executive
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Streaming Video
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Debian
2 2 (12.50%) CentOS
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) CEH
2 2 (12.50%) GIAC
2 2 (12.50%) OSCP
2 2 (12.50%) OSCE
3 1 (6.25%) CCSP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
3 1 (6.25%) ISSMP
3 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
3 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
1 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) McAfee
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Juniper
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
University of Bristol
Posted: 11 days ago