The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +12.19%
Penetration Tester
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
279 178 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 97.55% 96.22% 98.26%
Number of salaries quoted 244 161 304
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (57.14%) Information Security
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (42.86%) PKI
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) CEH
4 3 (42.86%) Time Management
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (14.29%) Security Management
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (57.14%) Information Security
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (42.86%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CEH
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware