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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 90 101 111
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.30% 0.63% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.76% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 6
Average salary £40,000 £31,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -39.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £31,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,380 £43,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +25.44%
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
1318 1190 1261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.61% 82.81% 72.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 994 1063
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 24 (77.42%) Degree
2 20 (64.52%) Cryptography
3 17 (54.84%) Information Security
3 17 (54.84%) Mentoring
3 17 (54.84%) Python
4 16 (51.61%) C#
4 16 (51.61%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (51.61%) Mathematics
4 16 (51.61%) Computer Science
4 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
5 14 (45.16%) C
6 10 (32.26%) Data Protection
7 8 (25.81%) Firewall
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 7 (22.58%) HTTP
8 7 (22.58%) HTTPS
8 7 (22.58%) Network Security
8 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (16.13%) LogRhythm
10 5 (16.13%) SSL
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
10 5 (16.13%) Back Office
10 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
11 4 (12.90%) Change Management
11 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
12 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
12 3 (9.68%) ITIL

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) HTTPS
2 7 (22.58%) HTTP
2 7 (22.58%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) SSL
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Test Engineer
2 15 (48.39%) Integration Engineer
2 15 (48.39%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Security Administrator
3 7 (22.58%) Administrator
3 7 (22.58%) Network Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) Cryptography
2 16 (51.61%) Mathematics
2 16 (51.61%) Computer Science
2 16 (51.61%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Information Security
1 17 (54.84%) Mentoring
2 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
3 10 (32.26%) Data Protection
4 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (3.23%) CAPI
9 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (3.23%) Information Security Management
9 1 (3.23%) Security Management
9 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Python
2 16 (51.61%) C#
3 14 (45.16%) C
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SSCP
4 1 (3.23%) CISM
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Xen
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) LogRhythm
3 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
Science Park, Cambridge, East Anglia
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: £41,300 - £46,500 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Posted: 8 days ago