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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 101 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 3
Average salary £52,500 £22,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+133.33% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.50% +17.64%
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
1398 1372 1437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.89% 80.09% 78.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1090 1027 1121
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Warrington - 2 £50,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 20 (80.00%) Network Design
3 18 (72.00%) Server Hardening
4 16 (64.00%) Information Security
4 16 (64.00%) UNIX
4 16 (64.00%) Windows
5 15 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (56.00%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (56.00%) Web Services
6 14 (56.00%) SDLC
7 12 (48.00%) Security Management
8 11 (44.00%) Risk Management
8 11 (44.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (44.00%) Security Testing
8 11 (44.00%) PCI DSS
8 11 (44.00%) Security Architecture
9 6 (24.00%) Java
10 4 (16.00%) .NET
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
11 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
11 3 (12.00%) Wealth Management
11 3 (12.00%) C#
11 3 (12.00%) C++
11 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (8.00%) Firewall
12 2 (8.00%) Linux
12 2 (8.00%) Python
12 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
12 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
12 2 (8.00%) LAN

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
1 2 (8.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
1 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Metasploit
1 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (8.00%) AppScan
1 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Usability Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) JNI
4 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) UNIX
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Network Design
2 18 (72.00%) Server Hardening
3 16 (64.00%) Information Security
4 14 (56.00%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (56.00%) SDLC
5 12 (48.00%) Security Management
6 11 (44.00%) Risk Management
6 11 (44.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (44.00%) Security Testing
6 11 (44.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (12.00%) Wealth Management
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) ITIL
8 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Web Development
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.00%) SIEM
8 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (8.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (44.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (8.00%) WCAG
4 2 (8.00%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) EPiServer
1 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
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