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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 104 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.51% 0.092% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £55,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -5.94%
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
1232 971 1022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 90.52% 89.41% 84.53%
Number of salaries quoted 755 632 644
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £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 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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Unix
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 5 (71.43%) SANS
3 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 2 (28.57%) Internal Audit
5 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) SIEM
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) CESG
5 2 (28.57%) CEH
5 2 (28.57%) Nessus
6 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Information Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Security Penetration Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Security Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Security Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Information Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Information Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CESG
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Internal Audit
4 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) SIEM
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISMS
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
1 5 (71.43%) SANS
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 1 (14.29%) CCFP
4 1 (14.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus