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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 210 217 248
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +31
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 44 31 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.61% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.58% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32 19 25
Average salary £40,000 £50,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.79% +14.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £31,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +25.44%
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
5821 5337 6600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.23% 80.51% 76.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4636 4295 5685
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 +10 22 £40,000 +29.03% 4
Hertfordshire -10 17 £40,000 -20.79% 1
Suffolk - 5 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 31 (41.33%) Firewall
2 27 (36.00%) Degree
3 26 (34.67%) Microsoft
4 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
4 23 (30.67%) Finance
5 22 (29.33%) Cryptography
6 21 (28.00%) Information Security
7 18 (24.00%) Software Engineering
7 18 (24.00%) Computer Science
7 18 (24.00%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
8 17 (22.67%) Python
9 16 (21.33%) Windows
9 16 (21.33%) C
9 16 (21.33%) C#
9 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
9 16 (21.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (21.33%) Mathematics
10 15 (20.00%) Network Security
10 15 (20.00%) SIEM
10 15 (20.00%) IIS
11 14 (18.67%) LAN
11 14 (18.67%) WAN
11 14 (18.67%) VMware
11 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (17.33%) NAS
12 13 (17.33%) Asset Management
12 13 (17.33%) Load Balancing
12 13 (17.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (17.33%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.33%) PaaS
1 1 (1.33%) Heroku
1 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (41.33%) Firewall
2 15 (20.00%) Network Security
3 14 (18.67%) LAN
3 14 (18.67%) WAN
4 13 (17.33%) SAN
4 13 (17.33%) NAS
5 12 (16.00%) HTTPS
5 12 (16.00%) HTTP
6 10 (13.33%) SSL
7 2 (2.67%) Internet
7 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.67%) DNS
8 1 (1.33%) Wireless
8 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.67%) Electronics
3 2 (2.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Administrator
1 17 (22.67%) Network Administrator
2 16 (21.33%) Test Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 13 (17.33%) Security Administrator
4 13 (17.33%) Security Architect
4 13 (17.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (17.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Testing Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.00%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) Middleware
2 10 (13.33%) SailPoint
3 5 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.33%) JSON
4 1 (1.33%) WPF
4 1 (1.33%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Cryptography
2 18 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (24.00%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (21.33%) Mathematics
4 13 (17.33%) Clustering
5 12 (16.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.33%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Information Security
2 18 (24.00%) Software Engineering
3 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
4 15 (20.00%) SIEM
5 13 (17.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (17.33%) Load Balancing
5 13 (17.33%) Asset Management
5 13 (17.33%) Benchmarking
5 13 (17.33%) Identity Management
6 12 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (14.67%) Project Management
8 10 (13.33%) Business Continuity
8 10 (13.33%) Data Protection
9 9 (12.00%) IT Governance
10 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.33%) Change Management
12 3 (4.00%) ITIL
12 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (4.00%) Security Testing
13 2 (2.67%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) Python
2 16 (21.33%) C
2 16 (21.33%) C#
3 5 (6.67%) C++
3 5 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (36.00%) Degree
2 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) HND
3 2 (2.67%) CISSP
3 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) SSCP
4 1 (1.33%) CISM
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Puppet
1 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) VMware
3 13 (17.33%) Citrix
4 10 (13.33%) Oracle
4 10 (13.33%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco
6 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
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