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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 98 138 120
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.08% 0.051% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.058% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 11
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £42,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
1433 1720 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 90.75% 88.48% 86.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1485 1349
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 25 (65.79%) Information Security
2 15 (39.47%) CISSP
2 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) Firewall
3 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 14 (36.84%) Linux
4 12 (31.58%) IBM
4 12 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (28.95%) Java
5 11 (28.95%) Management Information System
5 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
6 9 (23.68%) VMware
7 8 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (21.05%) Mainframe
7 8 (21.05%) AS400
7 8 (21.05%) Security Management
7 8 (21.05%) Python
7 8 (21.05%) High Availability
8 7 (18.42%) Security Testing
8 7 (18.42%) C
8 7 (18.42%) Perl
8 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
9 6 (15.79%) C++
9 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
9 6 (15.79%) GIAC
9 6 (15.79%) Threat Management
9 6 (15.79%) CREST Certified
10 5 (13.16%) REST

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) Drupal
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (13.16%) Internet
3 5 (13.16%) Network Security
3 5 (13.16%) SSL
4 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.63%) IPsec
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) AppScan
2 3 (7.89%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.63%) GitLab
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.16%) Military
4 3 (7.89%) Aerospace
4 3 (7.89%) Automotive
4 3 (7.89%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
1 11 (28.95%) Security Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
2 8 (21.05%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Security Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Principal Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Principal Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Software Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
1 5 (13.16%) JSON
1 5 (13.16%) OAuth
1 5 (13.16%) OpenID
1 5 (13.16%) REST
1 5 (13.16%) SAML
1 5 (13.16%) SOAP
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
1 5 (13.16%) XHTML
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Management Information System
2 8 (21.05%) AS400
2 8 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (21.05%) Mainframe
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.53%) Cryptography
3 4 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (10.53%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.53%) SCADA
4 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.89%) iPad
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.63%) CESG
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Debian
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Information Security
2 12 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (28.95%) Software Engineering
4 8 (21.05%) High Availability
4 8 (21.05%) Security Management
5 7 (18.42%) Security Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.79%) Threat Management
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.16%) Data Protection
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Coaching
8 4 (10.53%) Content Management
8 4 (10.53%) DevOps
8 4 (10.53%) Line Management
8 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (10.53%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) Python
3 7 (18.42%) C
3 7 (18.42%) Perl
4 6 (15.79%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
5 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) Ada
7 3 (7.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) CISSP
2 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CREST Certified
3 6 (15.79%) GIAC
4 4 (10.53%) CEH
4 4 (10.53%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (10.53%) SANS
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CCNP
5 3 (7.89%) CISA
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.89%) CISM
5 3 (7.89%) CLAS
5 3 (7.89%) CRISC
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) GPEN
5 3 (7.89%) OSCE
5 3 (7.89%) OSCP
5 3 (7.89%) OSWP
5 3 (7.89%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.53%) ISO27002
3 3 (7.89%) MISRA
4 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.63%) COBIT
5 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Nessus
2 1 (2.63%) FTK
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) IBM
2 9 (23.68%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) Veracode
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Veeam