The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 164 140 170
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +30
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 24 36 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.62% 1.08% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.36% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 25
Average salary £45,000 £65,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +58.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,350 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.21% +24.11%
Penetration Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3074 2639 3288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.70% 79.39% 76.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2638 2163 2802
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
(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
Southampton +15 13 £45,000 +28.57%
Basingstoke -7 7 £45,000 -30.76%
Portsmouth - 1 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 35 (57.38%) Linux
2 25 (40.98%) Python
3 24 (39.34%) Windows
4 23 (37.70%) Snort
4 23 (37.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (34.43%) Information Security
5 21 (34.43%) PCI DSS
6 20 (32.79%) HTTP
7 18 (29.51%) Incident Management
8 17 (27.87%) CCNA
8 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (26.23%) Firewall
10 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
11 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
11 14 (22.95%) Internet
11 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
11 14 (22.95%) VPN
11 14 (22.95%) SSL
12 13 (21.31%) IPsec
12 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
12 13 (21.31%) Test Management
13 12 (19.67%) Network Security
13 12 (19.67%) Ruby
13 12 (19.67%) HTTPS
13 12 (19.67%) Perl
14 11 (18.03%) PHP
14 11 (18.03%) .NET
14 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
14 11 (18.03%) QuickTest Pro

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.39%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) HTTP
2 16 (26.23%) Firewall
3 14 (22.95%) SSL
3 14 (22.95%) Internet
3 14 (22.95%) VPN
4 13 (21.31%) IPsec
5 12 (19.67%) HTTPS
5 12 (19.67%) Network Security
6 11 (18.03%) tcpdump
6 11 (18.03%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (16.39%) Wireshark
7 10 (16.39%) DNS
8 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
8 8 (13.11%) LAN
8 8 (13.11%) WAN
9 7 (11.48%) SMTP
9 7 (11.48%) FTP
9 7 (11.48%) LDAP
10 1 (1.64%) SSH
10 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (18.03%) LoadRunner
1 11 (18.03%) JIRA
1 11 (18.03%) Selenium
1 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
2 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.75%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) French Language
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Games
4 2 (3.28%) Military
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.64%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Security Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Security Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Forensic Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
1 11 (18.03%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) WSDL
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) JSON
2 1 (1.64%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
2 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) PKI
4 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.28%) e-Health
5 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Open Source
6 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (57.38%) Linux
2 24 (39.34%) Windows
3 9 (14.75%) Solaris
4 2 (3.28%) UNIX
4 2 (3.28%) Debian
4 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.28%) CentOS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Information Security
2 18 (29.51%) Incident Management
3 13 (21.31%) Test Management
3 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.03%) TDD
4 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
4 11 (18.03%) System Testing
4 11 (18.03%) BDD
4 11 (18.03%) SIEM
4 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Security Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Web Testing
4 11 (18.03%) User Stories
4 11 (18.03%) Automation Testing
5 10 (16.39%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (16.39%) Change Control
5 10 (16.39%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (14.75%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (14.75%) Information Assurance
7 8 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) Python
2 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
3 12 (19.67%) Ruby
3 12 (19.67%) Perl
4 11 (18.03%) PHP
5 3 (4.92%) C
5 3 (4.92%) Java
6 2 (3.28%) C#
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) CCNA
1 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
3 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
4 11 (18.03%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.75%) Degree
5 9 (14.75%) GIAC
6 7 (11.48%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (9.84%) CEH
8 5 (8.20%) GCIA
8 5 (8.20%) GCIH
9 4 (6.56%) CISSP
10 2 (3.28%) OSCP
10 2 (3.28%) OSCE
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (34.43%) PCI DSS
3 10 (16.39%) QA
4 1 (1.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (37.70%) Snort
2 2 (3.28%) XenApp
2 2 (3.28%) vSphere
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Sourcefire
2 3 (4.92%) IBM
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix
3 2 (3.28%) CA
3 2 (3.28%) NetApp
3 2 (3.28%) ESRI
3 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco
3 2 (3.28%) Lumension
4 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.64%) SonicWALL
4 1 (1.64%) Nokia
4 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.64%) i2
4 1 (1.64%) Juniper