The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 103 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.82% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.05% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 0
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1379 860 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.17% 78.32% 73.69%
Number of salaries quoted 896 490 750
Average salary £42,500 £44,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% +10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Penetration Testing
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) BCP
4 4 (30.77%) SAS
4 4 (30.77%) CISSP
5 3 (23.08%) PKI
5 3 (23.08%) Pattern Recognition
5 3 (23.08%) F5
5 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) LDAP
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Sun
5 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) SSL
5 3 (23.08%) TACACS
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) IPsec
5 3 (23.08%) Electronics
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) OWASP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) LDAP
2 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SSL
2 3 (23.08%) TACACS
2 3 (23.08%) IPsec
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) HTTP
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (30.77%) BCP
5 3 (23.08%) Pattern Recognition
5 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) OWASP
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) GIAC
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Juniper
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Sun
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Twitter