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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 203 214 252
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +38
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 49 21 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 24
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6265 5454 6847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.73% 80.23% 76.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5004 4343 5904
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Cambridgeshire +17 25 £40,000 -27.27%
Hertfordshire -8 14 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Suffolk - 10 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
1 29 (36.71%) Firewall
1 29 (36.71%) Information Security
2 27 (34.18%) Degree
3 26 (32.91%) Finance
3 26 (32.91%) SIEM
4 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
4 23 (29.11%) Cryptography
5 19 (24.05%) IIS
5 19 (24.05%) Windows
5 19 (24.05%) Python
5 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
5 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.05%) Computer Science
5 19 (24.05%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (24.05%) Mentoring
6 18 (22.78%) VMware
6 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (21.52%) C#
7 17 (21.52%) LAN
7 17 (21.52%) WAN
7 17 (21.52%) Citrix
7 17 (21.52%) SAN
7 17 (21.52%) Middleware
7 17 (21.52%) Benchmarking
7 17 (21.52%) Identity Management
7 17 (21.52%) Clustering
7 17 (21.52%) Asset Management
7 17 (21.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (21.52%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (24.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.71%) Firewall
2 17 (21.52%) NAS
2 17 (21.52%) LAN
2 17 (21.52%) WAN
2 17 (21.52%) SAN
3 12 (15.19%) Network Security
4 7 (8.86%) HTTPS
4 7 (8.86%) HTTP
5 6 (7.59%) SSL
6 2 (2.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.53%) DNS
7 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Back Office
3 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Architect
1 17 (21.52%) Infrastructure Architect
1 17 (21.52%) Test Engineer
2 16 (20.25%) Integration Engineer
2 16 (20.25%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 15 (18.99%) Security Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Network Administrator
4 12 (15.19%) Administrator
5 11 (13.92%) Analyst
5 11 (13.92%) Security Administrator
6 9 (11.39%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Testing Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Security Manager
10 2 (2.53%) Java Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.53%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) Middleware
2 9 (11.39%) SailPoint
3 4 (5.06%) .NET
4 2 (2.53%) WSH
5 1 (1.27%) COM
5 1 (1.27%) WPF
5 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Cryptography
2 19 (24.05%) Computer Science
2 19 (24.05%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (21.52%) Mathematics
3 17 (21.52%) Clustering
4 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.71%) Information Security
2 26 (32.91%) SIEM
3 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
3 19 (24.05%) Mentoring
4 17 (21.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (21.52%) Load Balancing
4 17 (21.52%) Asset Management
4 17 (21.52%) Benchmarking
4 17 (21.52%) Identity Management
5 10 (12.66%) Project Management
5 10 (12.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (12.66%) Data Protection
6 8 (10.13%) IT Governance
7 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (7.59%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.06%) Change Management
9 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.53%) Security Testing
10 2 (2.53%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Python
2 17 (21.52%) C#
3 15 (18.99%) C
4 5 (6.33%) Java
5 4 (5.06%) C++
6 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.27%) Ruby
7 1 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) Degree
2 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) PCI QSA
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) HND
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) CISSP
5 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) VMware
3 17 (21.52%) Citrix
4 10 (12.66%) LogRhythm
5 9 (11.39%) Oracle
6 2 (2.53%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
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