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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 145 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.21% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £57,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
1968 1891 1551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 81.69% 80.81% 76.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1694 1539 1226
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015. 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
Sawbridgeworth - 1 £57,500 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) CISSP
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (30.00%) PCI QSA
5 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
5 3 (30.00%) VB
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 2 (20.00%) Security Management
6 2 (20.00%) Back Office
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) CISM

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (10.00%) BYOD
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 2 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) ISMS
5 1 (10.00%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) C++
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) PCI QSA
3 2 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Tripwire
1 2 (20.00%) Splunk
1 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (10.00%) Veeam
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco