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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 108 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.40% 0.079% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.087% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £77,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -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
1156 1147 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 91.38% 91.18% 87.99%
Number of salaries quoted 681 769 820
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 9 (75.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) CISSP
3 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Nessus
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) SIEM
4 5 (41.67%) SANS
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) C
5 4 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (25.00%) Publishing
6 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (25.00%) Nagios
6 3 (25.00%) BCP
6 3 (25.00%) CGI
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) C#

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) FTP
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (25.00%) SNMP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (25.00%) Parquet
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Security Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Information Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CIO
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
1 3 (25.00%) CGI
1 3 (25.00%) Ext JS
1 3 (25.00%) GWT
1 3 (25.00%) Kafka
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) RIA
4 2 (16.67%) CESG
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) SIEM
3 4 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) BCP
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) Internal Audit
5 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) SANS
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CEH
5 1 (8.33%) CCFP
5 1 (8.33%) CISM
5 1 (8.33%) CRISC
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
1 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Nessus
2 3 (25.00%) Fluentd
2 3 (25.00%) Nagios
2 3 (25.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Qualys
1 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk