The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 234 267 256
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 35 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.46% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29 15 12
Average salary £46,000 £50,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.91% +5.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £36,100 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £49,850
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.64%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6096 6650 6440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.70% 78.61% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4984 5457 5529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Cambridgeshire - 20 £46,000 - 2
Suffolk +7 6 £37,500 +11.94% 3
Essex +5 4 £55,000 -24.13%
Hertfordshire -1 4 £33,500 -33.66%
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 45 (64.29%) Firewall
2 35 (50.00%) Degree
3 32 (45.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (42.86%) CISSP
5 29 (41.43%) Information Security
6 27 (38.57%) Management Information System
6 27 (38.57%) CISM
7 23 (32.86%) ITIL
8 21 (30.00%) SSCP
9 19 (27.14%) Network Security
10 17 (24.29%) LAN
10 17 (24.29%) WAN
10 17 (24.29%) Finance
11 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
11 16 (22.86%) Wireless
11 16 (22.86%) Kalman Filter
12 15 (21.43%) Oracle
13 12 (17.14%) HTTP
13 12 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (17.14%) PCI DSS
14 11 (15.71%) Business Continuity
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.71%) HTTPS
14 11 (15.71%) Cyber Security
15 10 (14.29%) LogRhythm
15 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
15 10 (14.29%) SSL
15 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 10 (14.29%) Back Office
15 10 (14.29%) Cryptography

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (2.86%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) PaaS
1 2 (2.86%) Heroku
1 2 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (64.29%) Firewall
2 19 (27.14%) Network Security
3 17 (24.29%) LAN
3 17 (24.29%) WAN
4 16 (22.86%) Wireless
5 12 (17.14%) HTTP
6 11 (15.71%) HTTPS
7 10 (14.29%) SSL
8 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
9 7 (10.00%) VPN
10 5 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.86%) DNS
12 1 (1.43%) Internet
12 1 (1.43%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) Ant
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Back Office
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Analyst
1 16 (22.86%) Security Analyst
2 12 (17.14%) Security Consultant
2 12 (17.14%) Consultant
3 11 (15.71%) IT Security Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Network Administrator
4 10 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
4 10 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) IT Consultant
4 10 (14.29%) Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Security Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Security Officer
7 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.86%) JSON
3 2 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.57%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
4 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.86%) CoreOS
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
4 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Information Security
2 23 (32.86%) ITIL
3 16 (22.86%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (15.71%) Business Continuity
5 11 (15.71%) Cyber Security
6 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 10 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (12.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (11.43%) Information Security Management
8 8 (11.43%) Security Management
9 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.57%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 5 (7.14%) Information Management
10 5 (7.14%) Signal Processing
11 4 (5.71%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (5.71%) Data Protection
11 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) C
1 7 (10.00%) Python
2 6 (8.57%) C#
3 4 (5.71%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) C++
5 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) SQL
5 2 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (50.00%) Degree
2 30 (42.86%) CISSP
3 27 (38.57%) CISM
4 21 (30.00%) SSCP
5 6 (8.57%) CISA
6 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.43%) GCED
8 1 (1.43%) CCNP
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.43%) GCIA
8 1 (1.43%) GSEC
8 1 (1.43%) GCIH
8 1 (1.43%) GCWN
8 1 (1.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (45.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (17.14%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Xen
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.29%) LogRhythm
4 3 (4.29%) Splunk
5 2 (2.86%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.43%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.43%) Qualys
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Symantec
6 1 (1.43%) Websense
6 1 (1.43%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) AppSense
6 1 (1.43%) WorldPay
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