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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 71 69 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 35 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.31% 2.68% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 3.00% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 12
Median salary £50,000 £62,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £25,300 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £75,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
961 800 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 90.75% 89.39% 86.17%
Number of salaries quoted 815 566 793
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £56,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of job ads across the Gloucestershire region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -7 11 £55,000 -21.42%
Gloucester -9 7 £50,000 +36.98%
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 89 (93.68%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (75.79%) Security Cleared
3 64 (67.37%) Reverse Engineering
4 63 (66.32%) Software Engineering
5 57 (60.00%) C
6 55 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (55.79%) DV Cleared
7 53 (55.79%) Linux
8 51 (53.68%) C++
9 46 (48.42%) Ethical Hacking
10 45 (47.37%) Java
11 43 (45.26%) C#
12 42 (44.21%) GIAC
13 41 (43.16%) Network+ Certification
13 41 (43.16%) Linux+ Certification
13 41 (43.16%) SSCP
13 41 (43.16%) CCNA
13 41 (43.16%) CISSP
13 41 (43.16%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (43.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (43.16%) MCSE
13 41 (43.16%) SANS
14 35 (36.84%) TCP/IP
15 33 (34.74%) Big Data
16 31 (32.63%) CompTIA Security+
16 31 (32.63%) Security+ Certification
17 29 (30.53%) Firewall
17 29 (30.53%) STL
17 29 (30.53%) Objective-C
17 29 (30.53%) Multithreading

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (17.89%) Apache Pig
2 11 (11.58%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.21%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 35 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 29 (30.53%) Firewall
3 7 (7.37%) HTTP
3 7 (7.37%) SSL
4 4 (4.21%) Internet
5 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.74%) Big Data
2 17 (17.89%) Apache Hive
2 17 (17.89%) Hadoop
3 12 (12.63%) MySQL
4 11 (11.58%) Data Mining
4 11 (11.58%) MongoDB
5 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
1 11 (11.58%) JIRA
2 7 (7.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (7.37%) Bitbucket
2 7 (7.37%) CodeSonar
2 7 (7.37%) git-flow
2 7 (7.37%) Robot Framework
2 7 (7.37%) Selenium
3 4 (4.21%) Mercurial
3 4 (4.21%) Subversion
4 1 (1.05%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (25.26%) Games
2 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.21%) Local Government
3 4 (4.21%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Software Engineer
2 18 (18.95%) Consultant
3 12 (12.63%) Platform Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Software Consultant
3 12 (12.63%) Software Test Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Test Consultant
3 12 (12.63%) Test Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Graduate
5 7 (7.37%) IT Graduate
5 7 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (7.37%) Tester
5 7 (7.37%) Trainee
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Graduate
6 6 (6.32%) Research Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.53%) Java EE
1 29 (30.53%) STL
2 11 (11.58%) Web Services
3 10 (10.53%) .NET
4 8 (8.42%) CSS
4 8 (8.42%) HTML
5 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.37%) Django
5 7 (7.37%) LAMP
5 7 (7.37%) Node.js
5 7 (7.37%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (7.37%) REST
5 7 (7.37%) SOAP
5 7 (7.37%) Spring MVC
6 6 (6.32%) Regular Expression
7 4 (4.21%) jQuery
7 4 (4.21%) JSON
7 4 (4.21%) Kendo UI
7 4 (4.21%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Algorithms
2 11 (11.58%) Cryptography
3 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 10 (10.53%) Cybercrime
4 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.37%) Mathematics
5 7 (7.37%) Physics
6 5 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (4.21%) Internet of Things
8 3 (3.16%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 53 (55.79%) Linux
2 24 (25.26%) Android
2 24 (25.26%) Windows
3 22 (23.16%) Unix
4 21 (22.11%) Apple iOS
5 11 (11.58%) Mac OS X
6 6 (6.32%) Solaris
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 2000
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (93.68%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (67.37%) Reverse Engineering
3 63 (66.32%) Software Engineering
4 55 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (48.42%) Ethical Hacking
6 29 (30.53%) Multithreading
7 24 (25.26%) Coaching
7 24 (25.26%) Mentoring
8 18 (18.95%) Kanban
8 18 (18.95%) Scrum
9 10 (10.53%) Mobile Development
10 8 (8.42%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Line Management
10 8 (8.42%) OO
11 7 (7.37%) API Design
11 7 (7.37%) Complexity Analysis
11 7 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.37%) User Stories
12 6 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (6.32%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.00%) C
2 51 (53.68%) C++
3 45 (47.37%) Java
4 43 (45.26%) C#
5 29 (30.53%) Objective-C
6 23 (24.21%) Python
7 22 (23.16%) PHP
8 15 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 13 (13.68%) Perl
10 12 (12.63%) VB
11 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
11 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
11 7 (7.37%) R
12 1 (1.05%) Ruby
12 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (75.79%) Security Cleared
2 53 (55.79%) DV Cleared
3 42 (44.21%) GIAC
4 41 (43.16%) CCNA
4 41 (43.16%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (43.16%) CISSP
4 41 (43.16%) Linux+ Certification
4 41 (43.16%) MCSE
4 41 (43.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (43.16%) Network+ Certification
4 41 (43.16%) SANS
4 41 (43.16%) SSCP
5 31 (32.63%) CompTIA Security+
5 31 (32.63%) Security+ Certification
6 23 (24.21%) Degree
7 5 (5.26%) CEH
7 5 (5.26%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Docker
1 7 (7.37%) vSphere
2 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Puppet
1 7 (7.37%) Salt
2 6 (6.32%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.05%) EnCase
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) ArcSight
2 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
2 6 (6.32%) Cisco
2 6 (6.32%) Crossbeam
2 6 (6.32%) F5
2 6 (6.32%) Juniper
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
2 6 (6.32%) Palo Alto
2 6 (6.32%) Splunk
2 6 (6.32%) VMware
3 4 (4.21%) Zend