The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.90% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.62% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 16
Average salary £43,900 £31,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.61% -38.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £31,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £39,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Penetration Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1834 1770 1908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 82.58% 81.83% 73.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1478 1612
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +5 17 £43,450 +40.16% 1
Peterborough - 2 £65,000 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 33 (73.33%) Degree
2 28 (62.22%) Information Security
3 21 (46.67%) Cryptography
4 19 (42.22%) Python
4 19 (42.22%) Mentoring
5 18 (40.00%) Mathematics
5 18 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 18 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
5 18 (40.00%) C#
5 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 17 (37.78%) Firewall
6 17 (37.78%) C
7 15 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (26.67%) Data Protection
8 12 (26.67%) ITIL
8 12 (26.67%) Management Information System
9 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
10 10 (22.22%) CISSP
10 10 (22.22%) SSCP
10 10 (22.22%) LAN
10 10 (22.22%) WAN
10 10 (22.22%) CISM
10 10 (22.22%) PCI DSS
11 9 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (17.78%) HTTP
12 8 (17.78%) Wireless
12 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (17.78%) Network Security
13 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (15.56%) Microsoft

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) PaaS
1 2 (4.44%) Heroku
1 2 (4.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) Firewall
2 10 (22.22%) LAN
2 10 (22.22%) WAN
3 8 (17.78%) HTTP
3 8 (17.78%) Wireless
3 8 (17.78%) Network Security
4 7 (15.56%) HTTPS
5 5 (11.11%) SSL
6 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.67%) VPN
7 2 (4.44%) DNS
7 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Ant
General
1 5 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Integration Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Security Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Network Administrator
5 7 (15.56%) Administrator
5 7 (15.56%) Security Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Junior Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Junior
8 1 (2.22%) Web Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Web Team Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (46.67%) Cryptography
2 18 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 18 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.44%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Information Security
2 19 (42.22%) Mentoring
3 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 12 (26.67%) ITIL
5 9 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (13.33%) Information Security Management
8 6 (13.33%) Security Management
9 5 (11.11%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.89%) Change Management
11 3 (6.67%) Scrum
12 2 (4.44%) Ethical Hacking
12 2 (4.44%) Risk Analysis
12 2 (4.44%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (4.44%) Kanban
12 2 (4.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) Python
2 18 (40.00%) C#
3 17 (37.78%) C
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (73.33%) Degree
2 10 (22.22%) CISSP
2 10 (22.22%) SSCP
2 10 (22.22%) CISM
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Xen
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £41,300 to £46,500 per annum
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