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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 82 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.40% 0.56% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.69% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 1
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
831 866 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.35% 80.93% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 687 745 552
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (66.67%) CISSP
1 10 (66.67%) PCI DSS
1 10 (66.67%) SIEM
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (53.33%) CEH
2 8 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) LogRhythm
3 6 (40.00%) OWASP
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Tripwire
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Advertising
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) MS Office
7 1 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
1 6 (40.00%) Junior
1 6 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (40.00%) Junior Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) Security Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) IT Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) IT Operations Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Security Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
6 1 (6.67%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) SIEM
2 8 (53.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (40.00%) OWASP
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.67%) Data Security
7 1 (6.67%) Security Management
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (53.33%) CEH
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 8 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Tripwire
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) VMware