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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 120 128 120
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.53% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.60% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 4
Median salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £32,950 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £90,250 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
1501 1668 1592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.13% 89.87% 87.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1438 1253
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 16 (57.14%) Information Security
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 13 (46.43%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (39.29%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) Python
4 10 (35.71%) CISSP
4 10 (35.71%) Perl
5 9 (32.14%) GIAC
6 8 (28.57%) C++
7 7 (25.00%) PHP
7 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (21.43%) Security Testing
8 6 (21.43%) CREST Certified
9 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
9 5 (17.86%) Time Management
9 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
9 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) Degree
9 5 (17.86%) Military
9 5 (17.86%) Firewall
9 5 (17.86%) Linux
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) C
9 5 (17.86%) C#
9 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management

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 (3.57%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) IPsec
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) DB2
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.14%) Redis
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) Riak
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) AppScan
2 3 (10.71%) Metasploit
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) GitLab
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Military
3 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (28.57%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Advisor
6 2 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) Ajax
1 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) CSS3
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) HTML5
1 2 (7.14%) jQuery
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
1 2 (7.14%) Memcached
1 2 (7.14%) RESTful
1 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (7.14%) XHR
2 1 (3.57%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (14.29%) SCADA
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
4 3 (10.71%) iPad
4 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.14%) User Experience
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Debian
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Information Security
2 13 (46.43%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 6 (21.43%) Security Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
5 5 (17.86%) Time Management
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Coaching
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (14.29%) High Availability
6 4 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.71%) Threat Detection
7 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
1 11 (39.29%) Python
2 10 (35.71%) Perl
3 8 (28.57%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) PHP
5 5 (17.86%) C
5 5 (17.86%) C#
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) Ada
7 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) CISSP
2 9 (32.14%) GIAC
3 6 (21.43%) CREST Certified
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) CHECK Team Leader
5 4 (14.29%) SANS
6 3 (10.71%) CCNP
6 3 (10.71%) CEH
6 3 (10.71%) CISA
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.71%) CISM
6 3 (10.71%) CLAS
6 3 (10.71%) CRISC
6 3 (10.71%) GPEN
6 3 (10.71%) OSCE
6 3 (10.71%) OSCP
6 3 (10.71%) OSWP
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) MISRA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) FTK
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) IBM
1 4 (14.29%) Veracode
2 2 (7.14%) PayPal
2 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Veeam
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
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