The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 88 92 82
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.99% 0.98% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.15% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 10
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
928 956 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.91% 85.20% 75.12%
Number of salaries quoted 804 826 663
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Kent

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £30,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 14 (93.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (93.33%) PCI DSS
2 14 (93.33%) CISSP
3 11 (73.33%) Incident Management
4 10 (66.67%) Windows
5 9 (60.00%) Data Security
5 9 (60.00%) SIEM
6 8 (53.33%) Firewall
7 7 (46.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (46.67%) Network Security
7 7 (46.67%) SSCP
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco
8 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (40.00%) CHFI
8 6 (40.00%) Business Continuity
8 6 (40.00%) Coaching
9 5 (33.33%) Information Management
9 5 (33.33%) COBIT
9 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
9 5 (33.33%) ITIL
9 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
10 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
10 4 (26.67%) LAN
10 4 (26.67%) WAN
10 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (26.67%) CISM
10 4 (26.67%) Security Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Security Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) IT Security Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 6 (40.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Incident Management
3 9 (60.00%) SIEM
3 9 (60.00%) Data Security
4 7 (46.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (40.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (40.00%) Coaching
6 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Information Management
7 4 (26.67%) Security Management
8 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) CISSP
2 7 (46.67%) SSCP
3 6 (40.00%) CHFI
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (26.67%) CISM
5 4 (26.67%) CISMP
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (93.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (93.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (33.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Splunk