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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 98 92 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.25% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.29% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
Average salary - £57,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +91.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1217 1033 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.35% 84.88% 79.41%
Number of salaries quoted 821 640 675
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 4 (50.00%) Business Development
2 4 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) CEH
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Account Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Internal Account Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Coordinator
2 3 (37.50%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Account Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Business Development
1 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 4 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) CEH
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper
1 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint