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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 104 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.87% 0.055% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.069% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 0
Average salary £52,500 £67,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
1482 1453 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.41% 79.70% 80.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1075 1184
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (76.47%) Network Design
2 25 (73.53%) Finance
3 23 (67.65%) UNIX
3 23 (67.65%) Windows
4 21 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (61.76%) Information Security
5 15 (44.12%) Security Architecture
6 14 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (41.18%) Web Services
7 13 (38.24%) Security Management
8 11 (32.35%) Risk Management
8 11 (32.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (32.35%) Security Testing
8 11 (32.35%) PCI DSS
9 10 (29.41%) Java
9 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (20.59%) JSON
11 7 (20.59%) HTML5
11 7 (20.59%) C
11 7 (20.59%) C++
11 7 (20.59%) HTML
11 7 (20.59%) XML
11 7 (20.59%) CSS
12 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
12 6 (17.65%) Degree
13 4 (11.76%) Banking
13 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
14 3 (8.82%) .NET
15 2 (5.88%) Linux

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 25 (73.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Security Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Tester
2 7 (20.59%) Senior Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Security Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Information Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Senior IT Programme Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (2.94%) IT Programme Manager
6 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) XML
2 7 (20.59%) JSON
2 7 (20.59%) HTML5
2 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 7 (20.59%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) UNIX
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Network Design
2 21 (61.76%) Information Security
3 15 (44.12%) Security Architecture
4 14 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (38.24%) Security Management
6 11 (32.35%) Risk Management
6 11 (32.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (32.35%) Security Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.88%) SIEM
9 2 (5.88%) Cyber Security
9 2 (5.88%) Anomaly Detection
10 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Project Management
10 1 (2.94%) Scrum
10 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) C
2 7 (20.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (61.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (32.35%) PCI DSS
3 10 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.94%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire