The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 87 89 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 25 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.68% 1.43% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.70% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 8
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +33.87%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.94%
Penetration Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1295 1350 1208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 86.80% 83.64% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1055 1026
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 35 (76.09%) Information Security
2 32 (69.57%) Xen
3 31 (67.39%) Linux
4 30 (65.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 27 (58.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 27 (58.70%) Windows
5 27 (58.70%) Firewall
5 27 (58.70%) Risk Analysis
5 27 (58.70%) Data Protection
5 27 (58.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (56.52%) SaaS
6 26 (56.52%) Information Governance
6 26 (56.52%) Legal
7 16 (34.78%) Cryptography
7 16 (34.78%) C
8 13 (28.26%) C++
9 12 (26.09%) Python
10 10 (21.74%) C#
10 10 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (21.74%) HIPAA
11 9 (19.57%) Scrum
12 8 (17.39%) Degree
13 7 (15.22%) Kanban
13 7 (15.22%) ITIL
14 6 (13.04%) Threat Modelling
14 6 (13.04%) FIPS 140-2
14 6 (13.04%) Java
14 6 (13.04%) VMware
14 6 (13.04%) VirtualBox

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (56.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) Firewall
1 27 (58.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
General
1 26 (56.52%) Legal
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Information Security Specialist
1 26 (56.52%) Information Specialist
1 26 (56.52%) Security Specialist
2 9 (19.57%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Developer in Test
4 4 (8.70%) Development Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Hardware Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Linux Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Python Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Cryptography
2 10 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (13.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 27 (58.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) Information Security
2 30 (65.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (58.70%) Data Protection
3 27 (58.70%) Risk Analysis
4 26 (56.52%) Information Governance
5 9 (19.57%) Scrum
6 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 7 (15.22%) Kanban
7 6 (13.04%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (8.70%) Secure Coding
8 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.70%) TDD
8 4 (8.70%) Use Case
8 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.35%) CAPI
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C
2 13 (28.26%) C++
3 12 (26.09%) Python
4 10 (21.74%) C#
5 6 (13.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (58.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (21.74%) HIPAA
3 6 (13.04%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 32 (69.57%) Xen
2 6 (13.04%) VirtualBox
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Firmware
3 4 (8.70%) LXC
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago