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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Tester
Rank 53 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 2 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.53% 1.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £50,000 £60,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.35% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
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
369 337 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 97.36% 95.74% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 320 286 203
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 29 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) McAfee
4 2 (33.33%) Qualys
4 2 (33.33%) Nmap
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) OWASP
5 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
5 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Nessus
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) SMTP
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Internet

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Nmap
2 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee
1 2 (33.33%) Qualys
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