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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 12 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 0.75% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.91% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 22
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,050 £51,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
1524 1322 1239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.20% 83.09% 78.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1150 1078
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 £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) Security Management
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) GIAC
3 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
3 2 (14.29%) Debian
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) SNMP
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (14.29%) CEH
3 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.29%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) SNMP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Multicast
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Junior
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Account Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Telesales Executive
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Debian
2 2 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (21.43%) Security Management
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) OWASP
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) GIAC
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CEH
2 2 (14.29%) OSCP
2 2 (14.29%) OSCE
3 1 (7.14%) ISSMP
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) ZABBIX
2 1 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 2 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
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