The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 98 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 1 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.087% - 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% - 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 11
Median salary £55,000 - £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
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
1119 1640 1853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 97.56% 97.21% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 977 1399 1511
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP
1 1 (100.00%) OSCE
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Burp Suite
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) OWASP
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (100.00%) OSCE
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP