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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 215 213 216
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 48 49 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.80% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 43 37 23
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,100 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -5.94%
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
6005 6102 5529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.03% 83.16% 83.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4862 4869 4460
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +14 31 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Suffolk -4 7 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Norfolk - 5 £50,550 -
Essex +2 4 £37,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -18 1 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 56 (61.54%) Linux
2 54 (59.34%) Firewall
2 54 (59.34%) Information Security
3 45 (49.45%) C
4 37 (40.66%) C++
5 35 (38.46%) C#
6 34 (37.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (37.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (37.36%) Xen
7 32 (35.16%) Java
7 32 (35.16%) CISSP
8 31 (34.07%) Windows
9 30 (32.97%) Data Protection
9 30 (32.97%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (30.77%) SaaS
10 28 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
11 27 (29.67%) Legal
11 27 (29.67%) Risk Analysis
12 26 (28.57%) Information Governance
13 25 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (26.37%) GIAC
15 22 (24.18%) Telecoms
15 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
15 22 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (24.18%) Reverse Engineering
16 21 (23.08%) SANS
16 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (23.08%) MCSE
16 21 (23.08%) CCNA
17 20 (21.98%) Ethical Hacking

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 19 (20.88%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 30 (32.97%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (30.77%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.10%) Datadog
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 54 (59.34%) Firewall
2 28 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (20.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.40%) Internet
5 3 (3.30%) Network Security
6 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.10%) HTTP
7 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) Big Data
2 19 (20.88%) Apache Hive
2 19 (20.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.40%) AppScan
3 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Log4Net
3 1 (1.10%) NUnit
3 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (29.67%) Legal
2 22 (24.18%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.69%) Banking
4 6 (6.59%) Finance
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Publishing
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Information Security Specialist
1 26 (28.57%) Information Specialist
1 26 (28.57%) Security Specialist
2 20 (21.98%) Software Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Lead Software Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 7 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Development Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Linux Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Principal Software Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Security Advisor
7 4 (4.40%) Security Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.88%) Java EE
1 19 (20.88%) STL
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) Kafka
4 1 (1.10%) Middleware
4 1 (1.10%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.10%) OAuth
4 1 (1.10%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) SAML
4 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.98%) Cryptography
2 18 (19.78%) Cybercrime
3 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.99%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (10.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.59%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.30%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.20%) PKI
8 1 (1.10%) Blog
8 1 (1.10%) Life Science
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.10%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 56 (61.54%) Linux
2 31 (34.07%) Windows
3 19 (20.88%) Android
3 19 (20.88%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (59.34%) Information Security
2 34 (37.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 30 (32.97%) Data Protection
4 27 (29.67%) Risk Analysis
5 26 (28.57%) Information Governance
6 25 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (24.18%) Reverse Engineering
7 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
8 20 (21.98%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (20.88%) Mobile Development
9 19 (20.88%) Multithreading
10 14 (15.38%) ITIL
11 13 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 12 (13.19%) Coaching
13 10 (10.99%) Scrum
14 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (8.79%) Risk Management
15 8 (8.79%) Secure Coding
15 8 (8.79%) Security Testing
15 8 (8.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (49.45%) C
2 37 (40.66%) C++
3 35 (38.46%) C#
4 32 (35.16%) Java
5 19 (20.88%) Objective-C
5 19 (20.88%) Python
6 5 (5.49%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.10%) SQL
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (35.16%) CISSP
2 24 (26.37%) GIAC
3 22 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (23.08%) CCNA
4 21 (23.08%) MCSE
4 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (23.08%) SANS
5 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
6 19 (20.88%) Linux+ Certification
6 19 (20.88%) SSCP
7 12 (13.19%) CISM
8 11 (12.09%) Degree
9 8 (8.79%) DV Cleared
10 7 (7.69%) CEH
11 6 (6.59%) CISA
12 5 (5.49%) CRISC
12 5 (5.49%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (3.30%) CCNP
13 3 (3.30%) ISACA
14 2 (2.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (37.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.99%) HIPAA
3 6 (6.59%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.30%) COBIT
6 2 (2.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.20%) ISO27002
6 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (37.36%) Xen
2 6 (6.59%) VirtualBox
2 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Firmware
3 4 (4.40%) LXC
4 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Nessus
2 3 (3.30%) QRadar
3 2 (2.20%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.10%) EnCase
4 1 (1.10%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.10%) Nagios
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) VMware
2 4 (4.40%) IBM
2 4 (4.40%) Veracode
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco
4 2 (2.20%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.20%) Symantec
5 1 (1.10%) New Relic
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Pension, childcare vouchers, 26 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago