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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 111 - 139
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.53% - 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% - 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 1
Average salary £45,000 - £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
1582 1267 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.60% 81.06% 83.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 956 1337
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 - 1 £35,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (68.75%) Finance
2 19 (59.38%) Network Design
3 16 (50.00%) UNIX
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 15 (46.88%) Information Security
5 14 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 10 (31.25%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
9 7 (21.88%) HTML5
9 7 (21.88%) JSON
9 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (21.88%) C
9 7 (21.88%) C++
9 7 (21.88%) HTML
9 7 (21.88%) CSS
9 7 (21.88%) Web Services
9 7 (21.88%) XML
10 6 (18.75%) Security Management
10 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
10 6 (18.75%) Degree
11 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
11 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
11 5 (15.63%) ISEB
11 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
11 5 (15.63%) Scrum
11 5 (15.63%) PMP
11 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
11 5 (15.63%) Project Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 22 (68.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Security Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Senior Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Programme Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Programme Manager
3 5 (15.63%) IT Programme Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Senior IT Programme Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) CSS
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
1 7 (21.88%) XML
1 7 (21.88%) JSON
1 7 (21.88%) HTML5
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) UNIX
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Network Design
2 15 (46.88%) Information Security
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 6 (18.75%) Security Management
7 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.25%) SIEM
9 2 (6.25%) Cyber Security
9 2 (6.25%) Anomaly Detection
9 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) C
2 7 (21.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) PMP
2 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
2 5 (15.63%) ISEB
3 3 (9.38%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) CISA
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
4 1 (3.13%) PCI QSA
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (15.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire