The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 90 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.073% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.083% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 7
Average salary £50,000 - £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 - £46,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 - £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
Penetration Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1168 1205 1446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.12% 88.21% 87.85%
Number of salaries quoted 754 717 946
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (85.71%) CISSP
1 6 (85.71%) CISM
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) COBIT
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Data Security
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Imperva
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Security Manager
2 3 (42.86%) IT Manager
2 3 (42.86%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Security Technician
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Technician
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP Manager
4 1 (14.29%) COBIT Manager
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Debian
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
1 4 (57.14%) Security Management
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Security
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
1 1 (14.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CISM
1 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) CISA
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) COBIT
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Imperva
1 2 (28.57%) Splunk