The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 78 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.14% 1.11% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 1.53% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 3
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Penetration Testing
Surrey

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
583 653 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 84.13% 72.64% 76.39%
Number of salaries quoted 515 523 472
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,726 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Guildford

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) SCADA
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) PHP
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (10.00%) LAN
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) Tcl
7 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (10.00%) Lua
7 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Nmap
7 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Compliance Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Investigator
4 1 (10.00%) Forensic Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) SCADA
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Tcl
1 1 (10.00%) Lua
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Nmap
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle