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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 114 106 130
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.73% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 9
Average salary £60,000 £25,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+140.00% -61.53%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Penetration Testing
North West

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
1577 1307 1692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.01% 78.55% 76.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1043 1492
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Knutsford - 3 £67,500 -
Warrington - 1 £49,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing.

1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 3 (16.67%) LAMP
4 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) CentOS
4 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.11%) Android
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) CISSP
5 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Consultant
2 11 (61.11%) Penetration Tester
2 11 (61.11%) Tester
3 10 (55.56%) Security Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Support Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 3 (16.67%) CentOS
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Android
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (11.11%) Information Security
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
1 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CISA
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft