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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 94 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.54% 0.38% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.43% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 1
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -5.94%
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
1088 1628 1322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.50% 87.81% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1338 994
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £62,115
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
Knutsford - 2 £51,250 -
Warrington - 2 £46,250 - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) SIEM
3 7 (41.18%) CISSP
3 7 (41.18%) CISM
4 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (29.41%) OSCP
5 5 (29.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (29.41%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (29.41%) CEH
5 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Tigerscheme
5 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
5 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
6 4 (23.53%) Security Management
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Legal
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) OWASP
6 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
7 3 (17.65%) Life Science
7 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
7 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) AppScan
1 2 (11.76%) Burp Suite
1 2 (11.76%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Legal
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Publishing
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Information Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (17.65%) IT Manager
3 3 (17.65%) IT Security Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Security Technician
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Head of IT
5 1 (5.88%) Head of IT Security
5 1 (5.88%) Head of Security
5 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Life Science
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Kali Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) SIEM
3 5 (29.41%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (29.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
4 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 4 (23.53%) OWASP
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Privacy
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
5 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) Python
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CISM
1 7 (41.18%) CISSP
2 5 (29.41%) CEH
2 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
2 5 (29.41%) OSCP
2 5 (29.41%) Tigerscheme
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Imperva
1 2 (11.76%) Splunk
Cheshire
AC Assure
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus scheme
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Salary: Great Salary and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago