The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 170 135 136
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 49 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.57% 1.30% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.68% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 39
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +16.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3176 2918 3289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.89% 77.67% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2684 2368 2836
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Southampton -8 12 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Romsey - 1 £46,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 42 (67.74%) Ethical Hacking
2 32 (51.61%) CEH
3 30 (48.39%) Security Testing
4 22 (35.48%) Finance
5 21 (33.87%) PCI DSS
6 19 (30.65%) Linux
6 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
7 17 (27.42%) SIEM
7 17 (27.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 17 (27.42%) Windows
7 17 (27.42%) Information Security
8 16 (25.81%) Management Information System
9 15 (24.19%) Wireshark
9 15 (24.19%) tcpdump
9 15 (24.19%) Sourcefire
10 14 (22.58%) Change Management
11 13 (20.97%) ITIL
11 13 (20.97%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (19.35%) Computer Forensics
12 12 (19.35%) Incident Management
12 12 (19.35%) COBIT
12 12 (19.35%) COSO
12 12 (19.35%) Change Control
12 12 (19.35%) Internet
12 12 (19.35%) Snort
12 12 (19.35%) GIAC
13 11 (17.74%) Security Management
13 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
14 10 (16.13%) DNS
14 10 (16.13%) FTP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 15 (24.19%) Wireshark
1 15 (24.19%) tcpdump
2 13 (20.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (19.35%) Internet
4 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
5 10 (16.13%) DNS
5 10 (16.13%) FTP
5 10 (16.13%) HTTP
5 10 (16.13%) LDAP
5 10 (16.13%) LAN
5 10 (16.13%) WAN
5 10 (16.13%) SMTP
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.23%) VPN
7 2 (3.23%) Firewall
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Law
3 4 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Penetration Tester
1 36 (58.06%) Tester
2 20 (32.26%) Analyst
3 17 (27.42%) Security Analyst
4 16 (25.81%) Ethical Hacker
5 5 (8.06%) Security Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.23%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Security Tester
6 2 (3.23%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (1.61%) Web Tester
7 1 (1.61%) Technical Project Leader
7 1 (1.61%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Web Services
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) PKI
3 3 (4.84%) Open Source
4 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Linux
2 17 (27.42%) Windows
3 10 (16.13%) Solaris
4 4 (6.45%) Android
4 4 (6.45%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Ethical Hacking
2 30 (48.39%) Security Testing
3 17 (27.42%) SIEM
3 17 (27.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 17 (27.42%) Information Security
4 14 (22.58%) Change Management
5 13 (20.97%) ITIL
6 12 (19.35%) Computer Forensics
6 12 (19.35%) Incident Management
6 12 (19.35%) Change Control
7 11 (17.74%) Security Management
8 9 (14.52%) OWASP
9 7 (11.29%) PRINCE
10 6 (9.68%) Information Assurance
11 5 (8.06%) Low Latency
11 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
12 3 (4.84%) Analytics
12 3 (4.84%) OO
13 2 (3.23%) Validation
13 2 (3.23%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) Python
2 5 (8.06%) C++
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) Perl
5 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (51.61%) CEH
2 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) GIAC
4 9 (14.52%) Degree
5 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
6 7 (11.29%) CHFI
7 3 (4.84%) GCIH
8 1 (1.61%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.87%) PCI DSS
2 12 (19.35%) COBIT
2 12 (19.35%) COSO
3 4 (6.45%) QA
4 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Snort
2 1 (1.61%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Sourcefire
2 7 (11.29%) HP
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.45%) Apple
5 3 (4.84%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.23%) VMware