The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 165 171 154
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.27% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 1
Average salary £40,000 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2967 2820 2258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.56% 79.01% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2551 2405 1988
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East Midlands region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Leicestershire +16 7 £40,000 -36.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +20 3 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 17 (80.95%) PCI DSS
2 16 (76.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 16 (76.19%) Firewall
3 14 (66.67%) CISSP
4 13 (61.90%) VPN
5 12 (57.14%) Wireless
5 12 (57.14%) VoIP
5 12 (57.14%) CEH
5 12 (57.14%) GPEN
5 12 (57.14%) OSCP
6 11 (52.38%) Open Source
6 11 (52.38%) Security Testing
6 11 (52.38%) CISMP
7 10 (47.62%) Information Management
8 8 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (38.10%) GIAC
8 8 (38.10%) Objective-C
8 8 (38.10%) C
8 8 (38.10%) Java
8 8 (38.10%) PHP
8 8 (38.10%) .NET
9 7 (33.33%) Information Security
10 6 (28.57%) CISA
10 6 (28.57%) CISM
10 6 (28.57%) Retail
11 4 (19.05%) GCIH
11 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
11 4 (19.05%) GWAPT
11 4 (19.05%) OSCE
12 3 (14.29%) SIEM

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) VPN
3 12 (57.14%) VoIP
3 12 (57.14%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
1 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Tester
1 12 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
1 12 (57.14%) Security Tester
2 3 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) CESG
3 2 (9.52%) FMCG
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) CentOS
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 11 (52.38%) Security Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Information Management
4 8 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (33.33%) Information Security
6 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Data Security
7 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 3 (14.29%) Product Management
7 3 (14.29%) SIEM
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) DevOps
8 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C
1 8 (38.10%) Java
1 8 (38.10%) PHP
1 8 (38.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) CISSP
2 12 (57.14%) CEH
2 12 (57.14%) GPEN
2 12 (57.14%) OSCP
3 11 (52.38%) CISMP
4 8 (38.10%) GIAC
5 6 (28.57%) CISA
5 6 (28.57%) CISM
6 4 (19.05%) GCIH
6 4 (19.05%) GWAPT
6 4 (19.05%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (80.95%) PCI DSS
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Sun
1 2 (9.52%) Rackspace
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