The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 110 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.22% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1167 938 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 85.94% 83.38% 75.87%
Number of salaries quoted 672 619 460
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Glasgow region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Glasgow

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Security
2 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) PCI QSA
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Information Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Security
1 2 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PCI QSA
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS