The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank - 126 160
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 4
Average salary - £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Penetration Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1919 1543 2131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.66% 75.94% 74.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1195 1701
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 Hertfordshire

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (90.91%) Risk Assessment
1 10 (90.91%) PKI
1 10 (90.91%) Risk Analysis
1 10 (90.91%) Security Testing
1 10 (90.91%) Security Architecture
1 10 (90.91%) Database Security
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Hyper-V
2 9 (81.82%) Lync
3 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (9.09%) COBIT
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
1 9 (81.82%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
1 11 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 10 (90.91%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (90.91%) Senior Security Analyst
3 9 (81.82%) IT Security Analyst
3 9 (81.82%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Risk Assessment
1 10 (90.91%) Risk Analysis
1 10 (90.91%) Security Testing
1 10 (90.91%) Security Architecture
1 10 (90.91%) Database Security
2 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) COBIT
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft