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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 122 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.74% 0.17% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.20% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 12
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £45,500 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,250 £49,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%
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
1666 1524 1326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 88.01% 86.20% 84.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1459 1215 1158
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 4 September 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) Cyber Security
2 7 (46.67%) SIEM
3 6 (40.00%) Information Security
4 5 (33.33%) GIAC
4 5 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
5 4 (26.67%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) CISSP
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) SSCP
7 2 (13.33%) LDAP
7 2 (13.33%) LAN
7 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) SMTP
7 2 (13.33%) FTP
7 2 (13.33%) HTTP
7 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) ITSM
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (13.33%) tcpdump
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) tcpdump
3 2 (13.33%) LDAP
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) SMTP
3 2 (13.33%) FTP
3 2 (13.33%) HTTP
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Trainer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) SCADA
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Cyber Security
2 7 (46.67%) SIEM
3 6 (40.00%) Information Security
4 5 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (26.67%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) Service Continuity Management
7 2 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) ITSM
7 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) OWASP
8 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
8 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) GIAC
2 3 (20.00%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) SSCP
3 2 (13.33%) GCIA
3 2 (13.33%) GCIH
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
1 1 (6.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) FireEye
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