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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 105 99 88
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.071% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £54,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +27.05%
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
1220 1197 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.46% 82.44% 82.27%
Number of salaries quoted 818 783 635
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,950 £32,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (75.00%) CEH
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Django
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) Munin
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Graphite
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (75.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CEH
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Munin
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Graphite