The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.44% 0.74% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.99% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 1
Average salary £31,000 £48,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.08% +29.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1438 1514 1485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.75% 74.73% 71.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1288 1245
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Penetration Testing
Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cambridge region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cambridge

Penetration Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
1 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) PHP
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) Ruby
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) OSCP
5 1 (7.14%) OSCE
5 1 (7.14%) OSWP
5 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Tester
1 12 (85.71%) Penetration Tester
2 10 (71.43%) Junior
3 9 (64.29%) Junior Tester
4 7 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 7 (50.00%) IT Consultant
4 7 (50.00%) Consultant
4 7 (50.00%) Security Consultant
5 6 (42.86%) Junior Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) Security Tester
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
7 1 (7.14%) Trainer
7 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (7.14%) Data Security
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) PHP
1 5 (35.71%) Python
1 5 (35.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) OSCP
2 1 (7.14%) OSCE
2 1 (7.14%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS