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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 96 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.57% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
1166 1511 1271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.70% 83.25% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 1167 1094
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 19 (67.86%) Degree
2 15 (53.57%) CISSP
2 15 (53.57%) CISM
2 15 (53.57%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) Cryptography
4 11 (39.29%) Information Security
4 11 (39.29%) ITIL
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle
5 10 (35.71%) SSCP
6 8 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 7 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (25.00%) Wireless
7 7 (25.00%) Change Management
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) LAN
7 7 (25.00%) WAN
8 6 (21.43%) Cyber Security
9 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (17.86%) Python
9 5 (17.86%) C
9 5 (17.86%) CISA
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
10 4 (14.29%) Information Management
10 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
11 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
11 3 (10.71%) Computer Science

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) Wireless
2 7 (25.00%) LAN
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
1 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) IT Consultant
1 10 (35.71%) Consultant
1 10 (35.71%) Security Consultant
1 10 (35.71%) IT Security Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Information Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Cryptography
2 8 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Solaris
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
1 11 (39.29%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 7 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (25.00%) Change Management
4 6 (21.43%) Cyber Security
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.29%) Information Management
5 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
7 2 (7.14%) CAPI
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.57%) Service Management
8 1 (3.57%) SIEM
8 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) C
1 5 (17.86%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Degree
2 15 (53.57%) CISM
2 15 (53.57%) CISSP
3 10 (35.71%) SSCP
4 5 (17.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Xen
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) AppSense
3 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.57%) Qualys
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk
3 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.57%) WorldPay
3 1 (3.57%) FireEye
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec
3 1 (3.57%) Websense