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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 89 102 77
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.55% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.20% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 2
Average salary £53,750 £30,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+79.16% -50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £30,000 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £30,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £54,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +27.05%
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
991 1014 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.14% 82.31% 70.89%
Number of salaries quoted 870 885 480
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (46.88%) SIEM
1 15 (46.88%) CISSP
2 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (34.38%) Information Security
4 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 11 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (34.38%) PCI DSS
5 9 (28.13%) Incident Management
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) CEH
7 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (21.88%) Security Management
7 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (18.75%) AIX
8 6 (18.75%) Linux
8 6 (18.75%) OWASP
8 6 (18.75%) LogRhythm
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Service Management
9 5 (15.63%) Change Management
9 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
10 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
11 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.38%) Internet
11 3 (9.38%) CISMP
12 2 (6.25%) MCITP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Consultant
2 11 (34.38%) Security Consultant
3 10 (31.25%) IT Consultant
3 10 (31.25%) IT Security Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Analyst
4 9 (28.13%) Security Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (21.88%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Tester
5 7 (21.88%) IT Operations Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Junior
6 6 (18.75%) Junior Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Junior Consultant
7 3 (9.38%) Security Tester
7 3 (9.38%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) AIX
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) SIEM
2 13 (40.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (37.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (34.38%) Information Security
5 9 (28.13%) Incident Management
6 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (21.88%) Security Management
7 6 (18.75%) OWASP
8 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
8 5 (15.63%) Service Management
8 5 (15.63%) Change Management
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.25%) Migration
10 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (6.25%) Data Security
10 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) CISSP
2 8 (25.00%) CEH
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) CISMP
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) PCI QSA
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (34.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) LogRhythm
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Avaya
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Tripwire