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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 115 114 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.64% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.77% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 14
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,500 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
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
1543 1436 1215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.29% 83.93% 75.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1251 1048
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 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) CISSP
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
5 3 (18.75%) OSCP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) CEH
6 2 (12.50%) GIAC
6 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (12.50%) PCI QSA
6 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee
6 2 (12.50%) SNMP
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) Junos
4 1 (6.25%) Multicast
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Junior
2 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
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%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Telesales Executive
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CEH
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) OSCP
3 2 (12.50%) OSCE
3 2 (12.50%) PCI QSA
3 2 (12.50%) GIAC
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) McAfee
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
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