The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 241 241 246
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 0.078% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.10% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 15
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +3.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £37,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6218 5841 6289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 78.02% 75.95% 74.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5102 4904 5339
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
England

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 July 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 28 July 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
Suffolk - 5 £55,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -12 4 £45,000 +21.62% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £24,000 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £45,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -13 2 £50,500 -3.80%
Essex - 2 £68,750 -
Penetration Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
3 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
3 16 (39.02%) Information Security
4 15 (36.59%) Security Testing
4 15 (36.59%) Security Architecture
5 14 (34.15%) Risk Analysis
5 14 (34.15%) Database Security
5 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
6 13 (31.71%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (31.71%) PKI
7 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
7 12 (29.27%) Lync
8 11 (26.83%) SIEM
9 9 (21.95%) Degree
9 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
9 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
10 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (19.51%) Network Architecture
11 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (14.63%) VMware
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
11 6 (14.63%) Java
11 6 (14.63%) Finance
11 6 (14.63%) Firewall
11 6 (14.63%) Identity Management
11 6 (14.63%) SAN
12 5 (12.20%) HP
13 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
13 4 (9.76%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
1 12 (29.27%) Lync
2 4 (9.76%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Firewall
1 6 (14.63%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) NAS
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) QADirector
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Analyst
1 25 (60.98%) Security Analyst
2 16 (39.02%) IT Security Analyst
3 14 (34.15%) Senior Security Analyst
3 14 (34.15%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (29.27%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Tester
6 5 (12.20%) Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Security Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (9.76%) Junior Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Architect
7 4 (9.76%) Junior
8 3 (7.32%) IT Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) Junior Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Information Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Middleware
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) WSH
3 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) PKI
2 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Cryptography
3 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.88%) AIX
2 2 (4.88%) Solaris
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) CentOS
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Information Security
2 15 (36.59%) Security Testing
2 15 (36.59%) Security Architecture
3 14 (34.15%) Risk Analysis
3 14 (34.15%) Database Security
4 13 (31.71%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (26.83%) SIEM
6 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (19.51%) Network Architecture
7 6 (14.63%) Identity Management
8 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
8 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
8 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) Benchmarking
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
9 3 (7.32%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (4.88%) Web Design
10 2 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) C++
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
3 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) PCI QSA
3 3 (7.32%) CISSP
4 2 (4.88%) CEH
4 2 (4.88%) CSSLP
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) CISM
4 2 (4.88%) HND
5 1 (2.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) WSUS
2 2 (4.88%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) HP
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 4 (9.76%) LogRhythm
5 2 (4.88%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) Progress
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + on call allowance, package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Willis
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + on call allowance, package
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 6 days ago