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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 105 100 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.066% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £25,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.16%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
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
1292 1149 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.45% 82.01% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 857 730 666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 October 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%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Business Development
2 4 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) CEH
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) Nagios
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Django
4 1 (12.50%) Munin
4 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (12.50%) Puppet
4 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (12.50%) Redis
4 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Redis
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Internal Account Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Account Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (37.50%) Coordinator
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Account Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Business Development
1 4 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) CEH
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) Munin
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef