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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Kent
Rank 74 78 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.30% 2.00% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 2.19% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 4
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
748 1005 854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 88.10% 91.45% 85.06%
Number of salaries quoted 593 861 764
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +19 9 £60,000 +14.28%
Tonbridge +4 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 21 (67.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (54.84%) CISSP
3 17 (54.84%) CISA
3 17 (54.84%) CISM
4 16 (51.61%) COBIT
5 14 (45.16%) Security+ Certification
5 14 (45.16%) Project Management
5 14 (45.16%) OWASP
5 14 (45.16%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (45.16%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (45.16%) SDLC
5 14 (45.16%) CompTIA Security+
5 14 (45.16%) IT Audit
6 10 (32.26%) SIEM
7 8 (25.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) PCI DSS
9 6 (19.35%) OSCP
9 6 (19.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 6 (19.35%) System Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Time Management
9 6 (19.35%) Secure Coding
9 6 (19.35%) CREST Certified
9 6 (19.35%) SANS
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) CEH
10 5 (16.13%) Security Management
11 4 (12.90%) Firewall

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
1 12 (38.71%) IT Consultant
1 12 (38.71%) IT Security Consultant
1 12 (38.71%) Security Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Security Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (45.16%) IT Audit
2 14 (45.16%) OWASP
2 14 (45.16%) Project Management
2 14 (45.16%) SDLC
2 14 (45.16%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (32.26%) SIEM
4 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (25.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (19.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 6 (19.35%) Secure Coding
5 6 (19.35%) System Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Time Management
6 5 (16.13%) Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.23%) Server Patching
8 1 (3.23%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) CISA
1 17 (54.84%) CISM
1 17 (54.84%) CISSP
2 14 (45.16%) CompTIA Security+
2 14 (45.16%) Security+ Certification
3 6 (19.35%) CEH
3 6 (19.35%) CREST Certified
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) OSCP
3 6 (19.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (51.61%) COBIT
3 7 (22.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
1 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
1 1 (3.23%) VMware