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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 232 242 266
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 34 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.45% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 28 16
Median salary £47,175 £46,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.55% -8.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,300 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
5644 6237 6847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 86.51% 83.17% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4678 5107 5638
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England 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 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 26 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Suffolk +7 5 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -15 4 £46,500 +1.08% 4
Norfolk - 3 £39,675 -
Hertfordshire +22 2 £42,500 +26.86%
Bedfordshire +7 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 40 (66.67%) Information Security
2 32 (53.33%) Firewall
3 31 (51.67%) Linux
4 29 (48.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (46.67%) Data Protection
6 27 (45.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 25 (41.67%) Windows
8 24 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 24 (40.00%) SaaS
9 22 (36.67%) Xen
10 20 (33.33%) CISSP
10 20 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (31.67%) Risk Analysis
12 18 (30.00%) Information Governance
12 18 (30.00%) Legal
13 16 (26.67%) CISM
14 14 (23.33%) Risk Management
15 13 (21.67%) C#
16 12 (20.00%) Finance
16 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (20.00%) Degree
17 11 (18.33%) C
18 10 (16.67%) Java
18 10 (16.67%) CRISC
18 10 (16.67%) Security Operations
19 9 (15.00%) HIPAA
19 9 (15.00%) ITIL
19 9 (15.00%) .NET
19 9 (15.00%) Python

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (40.00%) SaaS
2 20 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.00%) Datadog
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.33%) Route 53
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (53.33%) Firewall
2 24 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.00%) HTTP
4 2 (3.33%) Internet
4 2 (3.33%) Network Security
4 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.67%) LAN
5 1 (1.67%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
5 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Big Data
1 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Metasploit
2 4 (6.67%) AppScan
3 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
3 3 (5.00%) JIRA
3 3 (5.00%) Log4Net
3 3 (5.00%) NUnit
4 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (30.00%) Legal
2 12 (20.00%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Local Government
4 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.00%) Advertising
5 3 (5.00%) Banking
5 3 (5.00%) Games
6 2 (3.33%) Publishing
6 2 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Information Security Specialist
1 18 (30.00%) Information Specialist
1 18 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
4 4 (6.67%) Security Advisor
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Tester
6 2 (3.33%) Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (10.00%) Aurelia
3 6 (10.00%) CSS
3 6 (10.00%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) HTML5
3 6 (10.00%) JSON
3 6 (10.00%) OAuth
3 6 (10.00%) SAML
4 5 (8.33%) Web Services
5 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.00%) CSS3
5 3 (5.00%) Kafka
5 3 (5.00%) PhoneGap
5 3 (5.00%) REST
6 2 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Cryptography
2 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile Games
4 3 (5.00%) Social Network
5 2 (3.33%) Cybercrime
5 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.67%) Blog
6 1 (1.67%) iPad
6 1 (1.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (51.67%) Linux
2 25 (41.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) Information Security
2 28 (46.67%) Data Protection
3 27 (45.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (31.67%) Risk Analysis
5 18 (30.00%) Information Governance
6 14 (23.33%) Risk Management
7 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (16.67%) Security Operations
9 9 (15.00%) ITIL
10 8 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (11.67%) Secure Coding
12 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
12 6 (10.00%) MVC
12 6 (10.00%) OO
12 6 (10.00%) OWASP
12 6 (10.00%) SOLID
12 6 (10.00%) TDD
12 6 (10.00%) Time Management
12 6 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) C#
2 11 (18.33%) C
3 10 (16.67%) Java
4 9 (15.00%) Python
5 7 (11.67%) C++
6 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.00%) Perl
7 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.00%) SQL
7 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) CISSP
2 16 (26.67%) CISM
3 12 (20.00%) Degree
4 10 (16.67%) CRISC
5 7 (11.67%) CEH
6 6 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (10.00%) CLAS
6 6 (10.00%) GIAC
7 5 (8.33%) CISA
7 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.67%) CCNA
8 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.67%) MCSE
8 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.67%) SANS
9 3 (5.00%) SSCP
10 2 (3.33%) CCNP
10 2 (3.33%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (3.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (48.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.00%) HIPAA
3 3 (5.00%) ISO27002
3 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.67%) COBIT
5 1 (1.67%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (1.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Xen
2 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) LXC
4 1 (1.67%) Snort
4 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Nessus
2 6 (10.00%) HP Fortify
3 3 (5.00%) Nagios
3 3 (5.00%) QRadar
4 2 (3.33%) Nexpose
4 2 (3.33%) Puppet
4 2 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.67%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Cisco
1 4 (6.67%) IBM
1 4 (6.67%) Veracode
2 3 (5.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) New Relic
2 3 (5.00%) Symantec
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.67%) FireEye
4 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.67%) Juniper
4 1 (1.67%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.67%) Qualys
4 1 (1.67%) Rapid7
4 1 (1.67%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.67%) TippingPoint
4 1 (1.67%) VMware
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