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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 99 111 115
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.34% 0.67% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.81% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 6
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +84.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £65,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
1498 1482 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.25% 82.98% 78.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 1166 1103
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
Chester - 5 £87,500 -
Warrington +6 2 £50,000 +2.04%
Knutsford -3 1 £55,000 -18.51%
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 30 (78.95%) Finance
1 30 (78.95%) Information Security
2 27 (71.05%) Network Design
3 26 (68.42%) Server Hardening
4 22 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (50.00%) UNIX
5 19 (50.00%) Windows
6 14 (36.84%) Web Services
6 14 (36.84%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (36.84%) Banking
6 14 (36.84%) SDLC
7 12 (31.58%) Investment Banking
7 12 (31.58%) Security Management
8 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
8 11 (28.95%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (28.95%) Security Testing
8 11 (28.95%) PCI DSS
8 11 (28.95%) Security Architecture
9 8 (21.05%) Wealth Management
9 8 (21.05%) Java
10 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 7 (18.42%) C++
11 6 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (13.16%) CISA
12 5 (13.16%) CISSP
12 5 (13.16%) C
12 5 (13.16%) .NET
12 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
13 4 (10.53%) C#
13 4 (10.53%) GIS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
1 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Trello
1 2 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Metasploit
1 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (5.26%) AppScan
General
1 30 (78.95%) Finance
2 14 (36.84%) Banking
3 12 (31.58%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (71.05%) Security Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (2.63%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Usability Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (5.26%) JNI
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) GIS
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) UNIX
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Information Security
2 27 (71.05%) Network Design
3 26 (68.42%) Server Hardening
4 14 (36.84%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (36.84%) SDLC
5 12 (31.58%) Security Management
6 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
6 11 (28.95%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (28.95%) Security Testing
6 11 (28.95%) Security Architecture
7 8 (21.05%) Wealth Management
8 6 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (5.26%) OWASP
10 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.26%) ITIL
10 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) C++
3 5 (13.16%) C
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) CISA
1 5 (13.16%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (28.95%) PCI DSS
3 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (5.26%) WCAG
4 2 (5.26%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
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