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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 94 103 121
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.89% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.98% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 3
Median salary £51,250 £52,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +133.33%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -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
965 1532 1508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.41% 90.65% 83.92%
Number of salaries quoted 810 1156 1112
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £52,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) CISM
2 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (40.00%) Social Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (40.00%) CREST Certified
4 3 (30.00%) Web Filtering
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) Tigerscheme
4 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (30.00%) CEH
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) OWASP
4 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (30.00%) OSCP
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AppScan
1 1 (10.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Security Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Head of IT
3 1 (10.00%) Head of IT Security
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Security
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Kali Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (40.00%) Social Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (30.00%) OWASP
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (30.00%) Web Filtering
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Server Hardening
6 1 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISM
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) CREST Certified
3 3 (30.00%) CEH
3 3 (30.00%) OSCP
3 3 (30.00%) Tigerscheme
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Imperva
1 2 (20.00%) Splunk