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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 85 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.04% 1.63% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.21% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 10
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.04%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.95% +24.11%
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
863 680 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 81.96% 73.83% 81.51%
Number of salaries quoted 720 576 614
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -14 4 £65,000 +96.96% 6
Cirencester - 1 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (57.78%) Linux
2 23 (51.11%) Python
3 22 (48.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (44.44%) Windows
4 20 (44.44%) PHP
5 18 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 17 (37.78%) Cyber Security
7 16 (35.56%) DNS
7 16 (35.56%) Internet
7 16 (35.56%) Solaris
8 13 (28.89%) Degree
8 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
9 12 (26.67%) Firewall
9 12 (26.67%) Aerospace
9 12 (26.67%) SMTP
9 12 (26.67%) HTTP
10 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (20.00%) Network Security
13 8 (17.78%) Information Security
14 7 (15.56%) UNIX
15 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
16 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (11.11%) ISEB
16 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
17 4 (8.89%) Java
17 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
17 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
17 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
17 4 (8.89%) Test Automation

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 16 (35.56%) DNS
3 16 (35.56%) Internet
4 12 (26.67%) Firewall
4 12 (26.67%) SMTP
4 12 (26.67%) HTTP
5 9 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.22%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (26.67%) Aerospace
2 3 (6.67%) Local Government
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (31.11%) Security Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) CESG
2 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 16 (35.56%) Solaris
4 7 (15.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Cyber Security
2 10 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (17.78%) Information Security
4 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.67%) DoDAF
6 3 (6.67%) MODAF
6 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) RAD
6 3 (6.67%) SSADM
6 3 (6.67%) RUP
6 3 (6.67%) Test Management
6 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.67%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) Python
2 20 (44.44%) PHP
3 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
1 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) ISEB
5 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.22%) CISSP
6 1 (2.22%) CISM
6 1 (2.22%) CEH
6 1 (2.22%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.22%) OSCP
6 1 (2.22%) OSCE
6 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) CESG Infosec
2 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Nessus
1 1 (2.22%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle
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