The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 71 68 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.22% 2.15% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 2.81% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 3
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Penetration Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
881 641 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 86.04% 76.58% 77.10%
Number of salaries quoted 734 526 551
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +5 20 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Gloucester -4 3 £50,000 +31.57% 1
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 26 (61.90%) Linux
2 25 (59.52%) Cyber Security
3 22 (52.38%) Reverse Engineering
4 20 (47.62%) Firewall
4 20 (47.62%) C++
4 20 (47.62%) Java
5 19 (45.24%) TCP/IP
5 19 (45.24%) GIAC
6 18 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 17 (40.48%) C
8 16 (38.10%) DV Cleared
9 12 (28.57%) C#
9 12 (28.57%) CISSP
10 11 (26.19%) Windows
10 11 (26.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (26.19%) Wireless
10 11 (26.19%) Android
10 11 (26.19%) Degree
10 11 (26.19%) Malware Analysis
11 10 (23.81%) Multithreading
11 10 (23.81%) Hadoop
11 10 (23.81%) Coaching
11 10 (23.81%) Mobile Development
11 10 (23.81%) Apache Hive
11 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
11 10 (23.81%) Big Data
11 10 (23.81%) Apache Pig
11 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
11 10 (23.81%) Objective-C

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (23.81%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) TCP/IP
3 11 (26.19%) Wireless
3 11 (26.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (21.43%) Internet
5 8 (19.05%) DNS
5 8 (19.05%) SMTP
5 8 (19.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Hadoop
1 10 (23.81%) Apache Hive
1 10 (23.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Legal
3 5 (11.90%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Security Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Forensic Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Graduate
5 4 (9.52%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Malware Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Principal Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) STL
1 10 (23.81%) Java EE
2 2 (4.76%) jQuery
2 2 (4.76%) HTML5
2 2 (4.76%) CSS3
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Cybercrime
2 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Android
2 11 (26.19%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
4 8 (19.05%) Solaris
5 7 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Cyber Security
2 22 (52.38%) Reverse Engineering
3 18 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (26.19%) Malware Analysis
5 10 (23.81%) Coaching
5 10 (23.81%) Mobile Development
5 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 10 (23.81%) Multithreading
6 8 (19.05%) Information Security
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) SDLC
8 5 (11.90%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (9.52%) SIEM
10 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.14%) OWASP
10 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
11 2 (4.76%) Android Development
11 2 (4.76%) iOS Development
12 1 (2.38%) Security Architecture
12 1 (2.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) C++
1 20 (47.62%) Java
2 17 (40.48%) C
3 12 (28.57%) C#
4 10 (23.81%) Python
4 10 (23.81%) Objective-C
5 8 (19.05%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) GIAC
2 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 16 (38.10%) DV Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) CISSP
5 11 (26.19%) Degree
6 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (23.81%) SSCP
6 10 (23.81%) MCSE
6 10 (23.81%) CCNA
6 10 (23.81%) Linux+ Certification
7 8 (19.05%) EnCE
7 8 (19.05%) GCFA
7 8 (19.05%) CEH
8 7 (16.67%) GPEN
9 6 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.38%) GREM
11 1 (2.38%) CISMP
11 1 (2.38%) GCIH
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