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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.24% 0.049% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.057% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23 1 4
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £42,500 £50,600
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
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
1653 1742 1764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.21% 85.27% 87.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1434 1456 1402
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 24 (66.67%) Information Security
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) Linux
4 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (30.56%) CISSP
5 11 (30.56%) Firewall
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
6 9 (25.00%) VMware
6 9 (25.00%) Security Management
6 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 9 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (25.00%) High Availability
6 9 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 8 (22.22%) Mainframe
7 8 (22.22%) AS400
7 8 (22.22%) IBM
7 8 (22.22%) Java
8 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
8 6 (16.67%) Network Security
8 6 (16.67%) OAuth
8 6 (16.67%) JSON
8 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.67%) HTML
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) SOAP
8 6 (16.67%) Web Services
8 6 (16.67%) XML

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) Drupal
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) Firewall
2 9 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (16.67%) Internet
3 6 (16.67%) Network Security
3 6 (16.67%) SSL
4 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) GitLab
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.89%) Military
4 3 (8.33%) Aerospace
4 3 (8.33%) Automotive
4 3 (8.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
1 9 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 9 (25.00%) Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Principal Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Software Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
1 6 (16.67%) JSON
1 6 (16.67%) OAuth
1 6 (16.67%) OpenID
1 6 (16.67%) REST
1 6 (16.67%) SAML
1 6 (16.67%) SOAP
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
1 6 (16.67%) XHTML
1 6 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (22.22%) AS400
2 8 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.89%) Digital Media
4 4 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (11.11%) SCADA
5 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (8.33%) iPad
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.78%) CESG
7 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.78%) Debian
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Information Security
2 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 9 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (25.00%) High Availability
3 9 (25.00%) Security Management
4 6 (16.67%) Threat Management
5 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.89%) Data Protection
5 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.89%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (13.89%) Threat Modelling
6 4 (11.11%) Coaching
6 4 (11.11%) Content Management
6 4 (11.11%) DevOps
6 4 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (11.11%) Line Management
6 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) PHP
3 5 (13.89%) Python
4 4 (11.11%) C
4 4 (11.11%) Perl
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) Ada
5 3 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) CISSP
2 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) CREST Certified
4 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) CHECK Team Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) SANS
6 3 (8.33%) CCNP
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.33%) CLAS
6 3 (8.33%) GIAC
6 3 (8.33%) GPEN
6 3 (8.33%) OSCE
6 3 (8.33%) OSCP
6 3 (8.33%) OSWP
6 3 (8.33%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.11%) ISO27002
3 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.33%) MISRA
4 1 (2.78%) COBIT
4 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.78%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) FTK
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) VMware
2 8 (22.22%) IBM
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Veeam