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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 110 116 141
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.062% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.077% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 3
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -33.57%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.95% +24.11%
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
1519 1297 1807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.92% 80.91% 84.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 990 1532
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Wilmslow - 3 £35,000 -
Chester - 1 £35,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 13 (46.43%) Windows
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) Network Design
4 11 (39.29%) Information Security
4 11 (39.29%) UNIX
5 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (32.14%) Java
7 7 (25.00%) CSS
7 7 (25.00%) XML
7 7 (25.00%) C
7 7 (25.00%) C++
7 7 (25.00%) HTML
7 7 (25.00%) JSON
7 7 (25.00%) HTML5
8 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
9 5 (17.86%) ISEB
9 5 (17.86%) PMP
9 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
9 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
9 5 (17.86%) Project Management
9 5 (17.86%) Scrum
9 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
10 4 (14.29%) Banking
10 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
10 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (10.71%) CISSP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
General
1 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior IT Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) IT Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Ethical Hacker
5 2 (7.14%) Information Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
1 7 (25.00%) CSS
1 7 (25.00%) XML
1 7 (25.00%) JSON
1 7 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (7.14%) Android
3 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Network Design
2 11 (39.29%) Information Security
3 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (7.14%) Security Management
7 1 (3.57%) Network Management
7 1 (3.57%) SIEM
7 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.57%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) C
2 7 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) PMP
2 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CISA
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) PCI QSA
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
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