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

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 93 - 99
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% - 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% - 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
1151 1204 1220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.35% 86.93% 86.22%
Number of salaries quoted 775 752 803
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 13 (76.47%) CISSP
2 12 (70.59%) CISM
2 12 (70.59%) Management Information System
2 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 12 (70.59%) Finance
3 10 (58.82%) Legal
3 10 (58.82%) Security Management
3 10 (58.82%) Risk Management
3 10 (58.82%) Service Management
3 10 (58.82%) Degree
4 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
4 9 (52.94%) CISA
4 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (52.94%) Banking
5 8 (47.06%) Retail
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) Corporate Banking
5 8 (47.06%) Digital Forensics
5 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (35.29%) IBM
8 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (23.53%) 802.1X
9 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (23.53%) Network Security
9 4 (23.53%) Android

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (23.53%) Network Security
1 4 (23.53%) SNMP
1 4 (23.53%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Legal
3 9 (52.94%) Banking
4 8 (47.06%) Corporate Banking
4 8 (47.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Applications Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Security Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Security Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Technician
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP Manager
3 1 (5.88%) COBIT Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Head of Information
3 1 (5.88%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Head of Security
3 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
3 1 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (11.76%) Cryptography
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Android
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) Risk Management
2 10 (58.82%) Security Management
2 10 (58.82%) Service Management
3 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
3 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (47.06%) Digital Forensics
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) Identity Management
5 4 (23.53%) Linux Kernel Development
5 4 (23.53%) SIEM
5 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
6 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
6 2 (11.76%) Threat Analysis
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CISSP
2 12 (70.59%) CISM
3 10 (58.82%) Degree
4 9 (52.94%) CISA
5 7 (41.18%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) ISEB
7 1 (5.88%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) ISO27002
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Imperva
3 2 (11.76%) Splunk