The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 110 124
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.67% 0.35% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.46% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 14
Average salary £60,000 £32,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.61% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1463 1315 1771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.10% 76.72% 77.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1154 1061 1575
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(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 -20 1 £49,000 +22.50% 1
Knutsford - 1 £67,500 - 2
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) LAMP
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (20.00%) CentOS
3 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.67%) CISA
5 1 (6.67%) CISM
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Consultant
2 9 (60.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (53.33%) Tester
3 8 (53.33%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Support Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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Salary: From £60,000 to £68,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago