The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 83 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.70% 0.61% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.74% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 19
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
858 1088 1592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.71% 82.74% 87.86%
Number of salaries quoted 660 952 1354
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 2 £70,000 +64.70%
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Management Information System
3 5 (45.45%) Security Management
3 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (45.45%) Internal Audit
4 4 (36.36%) Data Governance
4 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Management
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Management
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Middleware
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) MS Office
4 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 4 (36.36%) CISM
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) arcserve
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Symantec
5 3 (27.27%) MPLS
5 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) MPLS
1 3 (27.27%) NAS
1 3 (27.27%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) IT Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Senior IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
2 2 (18.18%) IT Security Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Private Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Internal Audit
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (45.45%) Security Management
3 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
3 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Management
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Data Governance
3 4 (36.36%) Data Management
3 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) High Availability
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) OWASP
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISM
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CREST Certified
2 3 (27.27%) OSCP
3 2 (18.18%) CEH
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (9.09%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) arcserve
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Nimble Storage
1 3 (27.27%) SonicWALL
1 3 (27.27%) Sophos
1 3 (27.27%) Symantec
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) NCR