The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 141 129 153
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.081% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £50,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.80% +10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1963 1625 1945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.12% 77.05% 73.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1615 1230 1559
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 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
East of England

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
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Watford -17 2 £50,500 -3.80%
Penetration Testing
East of England

Penetration Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (93.33%) Risk Analysis
1 14 (93.33%) Database Security
2 13 (86.67%) Security Architecture
2 13 (86.67%) Security Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Risk Assessment
2 13 (86.67%) PKI
3 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (80.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (80.00%) Lync
4 8 (53.33%) Network Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (6.67%) COBIT
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) SSCP
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Legal
6 1 (6.67%) SABSA
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 12 (80.00%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Analyst
1 15 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 13 (86.67%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (86.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 13 (86.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 12 (80.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Risk Analysis
1 14 (93.33%) Database Security
2 13 (86.67%) Security Architecture
2 13 (86.67%) Security Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (53.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) SABSA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) COBIT
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft