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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 97 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £52,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
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
1138 1660 1775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.31% 96.34% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1270 1292
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
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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
Warrington - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Tester
North West

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Software Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001