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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 104 112 108
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 0.73% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.87% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 4
Average salary £65,000 £60,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +140.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
1504 1605 1303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 87.19% 83.99% 81.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1277 1035
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 -
Knutsford -4 1 £52,500 -22.22%
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (87.88%) Information Security
2 23 (69.70%) Finance
3 20 (60.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (57.58%) Network Design
4 19 (57.58%) Server Hardening
5 15 (45.45%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) UNIX
6 14 (42.42%) Banking
7 12 (36.36%) Investment Banking
8 9 (27.27%) Security Management
8 9 (27.27%) PCI DSS
9 8 (24.24%) Wealth Management
9 8 (24.24%) Security Testing
9 8 (24.24%) SDLC
9 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
10 7 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 7 (21.21%) CISSP
10 7 (21.21%) C++
10 7 (21.21%) Web Services
10 7 (21.21%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (21.21%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
11 6 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (15.15%) C
12 5 (15.15%) Java
12 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
12 5 (15.15%) CISA
12 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
13 4 (12.12%) GIS
13 4 (12.12%) C#

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) GitHub
1 2 (6.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LAN
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
1 2 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) AppScan
1 2 (6.06%) Metasploit
1 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (69.70%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Banking
3 12 (36.36%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Security Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 2 (6.06%) Information Manager
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Tester
3 2 (6.06%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (3.03%) Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Programmer
4 1 (3.03%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Usability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) JNI
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) GIS
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) UNIX
3 2 (6.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Information Security
2 19 (57.58%) Network Design
2 19 (57.58%) Server Hardening
3 9 (27.27%) Security Management
4 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 8 (24.24%) Wealth Management
4 8 (24.24%) SDLC
4 8 (24.24%) Security Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
5 7 (21.21%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (21.21%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (9.09%) OWASP
8 3 (9.09%) Social Engineering
9 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.06%) SIEM
9 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C++
2 5 (15.15%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) C
3 4 (12.12%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) CISSP
2 5 (15.15%) CISA
3 2 (6.06%) CISM
3 2 (6.06%) CEH
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) OSCP
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (60.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 7 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (6.06%) WCAG
4 2 (6.06%) WAI
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) EPiServer