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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 87 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.41% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.56% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 15
Average salary £43,900 £31,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.61% -36.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £31,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £31,900 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
1204 1422 1536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.02% 79.26% 75.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1216 1302
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 34 (79.07%) Degree
2 25 (58.14%) Information Security
3 22 (51.16%) Firewall
4 19 (44.19%) Cryptography
5 18 (41.86%) Mentoring
6 17 (39.53%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (39.53%) Mathematics
6 17 (39.53%) Computer Science
6 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
6 17 (39.53%) C#
6 17 (39.53%) Python
7 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (34.88%) C
8 14 (32.56%) ITIL
8 14 (32.56%) CISSP
8 14 (32.56%) SSCP
8 14 (32.56%) CISM
9 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
10 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
11 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
11 9 (20.93%) Network Security
11 9 (20.93%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (20.93%) LAN
11 9 (20.93%) WAN
11 9 (20.93%) HTTP
12 8 (18.60%) HTTPS
12 8 (18.60%) Wireless
12 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
12 8 (18.60%) Active Directory

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 22 (51.16%) Firewall
2 9 (20.93%) LAN
2 9 (20.93%) WAN
2 9 (20.93%) HTTP
2 9 (20.93%) Network Security
3 8 (18.60%) Wireless
3 8 (18.60%) HTTPS
4 6 (13.95%) SSL
5 3 (6.98%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Ant
General
1 6 (13.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Test Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Integration Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Security Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) Security Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Security Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) IT Security Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Network Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) IT Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (44.19%) Cryptography
2 17 (39.53%) Mathematics
2 17 (39.53%) Computer Science
2 17 (39.53%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Information Security
2 18 (41.86%) Mentoring
3 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
4 14 (32.56%) ITIL
5 10 (23.26%) Data Protection
6 9 (20.93%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (13.95%) Information Security Management
8 6 (13.95%) Security Management
8 6 (13.95%) Business Continuity
8 6 (13.95%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 4 (9.30%) Change Management
10 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
11 1 (2.33%) SIEM
11 1 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) C#
1 17 (39.53%) Python
2 15 (34.88%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (79.07%) Degree
2 14 (32.56%) CISSP
2 14 (32.56%) SSCP
2 14 (32.56%) CISM
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) LogRhythm
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
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