The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 126 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 1 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.052% 0.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.68% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 0
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +60.00%
Penetration Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1779 1606 2140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.80% 94.69% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1293 1862
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in Cheshire

Penetration Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (91.67%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CISA
1 1 (8.33%) CISM