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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 102 118 143
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +25
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.11% 0.36% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.44% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 2
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -17.85%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +29.41%
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
1618 1371 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.34% 81.12% 84.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1079 1616
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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
Wilmslow - 6 £35,000 -
Warrington +10 3 £71,000 +52.68%
Chester - 1 £35,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (73.53%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Information Security
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) UNIX
4 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 10 (29.41%) Network Design
4 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (26.47%) Java
6 7 (20.59%) C
6 7 (20.59%) C++
6 7 (20.59%) HTML
6 7 (20.59%) CSS
6 7 (20.59%) XML
6 7 (20.59%) JSON
6 7 (20.59%) HTML5
7 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.71%) ISEB
8 5 (14.71%) PMP
8 5 (14.71%) PMI Certification
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) CISSP
9 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
9 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
9 4 (11.76%) Banking
9 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
General
1 25 (73.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Tester
2 10 (29.41%) Penetration Tester
3 8 (23.53%) Consultant
3 8 (23.53%) Security Consultant
4 7 (20.59%) Senior Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Security Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior IT Programme Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Programme Manager
6 5 (14.71%) IT Programme Manager
6 5 (14.71%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Programme Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
7 4 (11.76%) Security Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Information Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
1 7 (20.59%) CSS
1 7 (20.59%) XML
1 7 (20.59%) JSON
1 7 (20.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Telematics
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Information Security
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Network Design
3 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 5 (14.71%) Project Management
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (5.88%) Security Management
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.94%) Network Management
7 1 (2.94%) SIEM
7 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) C
2 7 (20.59%) C++
3 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) PMP
2 5 (14.71%) PMI Certification
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory