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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 124 139 115
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.25% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.12% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 3
Average salary £65,000 - £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.21% +24.11%
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
1646 1682 1291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.68% 85.90% 75.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1398 1096
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 18 December 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (33.33%) CEH
3 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) McAfee
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) PCI QSA
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) OSCP
5 1 (11.11%) OSCE

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) Junos
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Information Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Security Management
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
1 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CEH
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) PCI QSA
3 2 (22.22%) OSCP
3 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 1 (11.11%) CCSA
4 1 (11.11%) CCSE
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
4 1 (11.11%) CCSP
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
Bristol
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