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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 64 90 82
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 28 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.28% 0.75% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 0.90% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 12
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £39,375
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,200 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £54,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
724 891 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 84.88% 83.98% 88.62%
Number of salaries quoted 649 818 710
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Folkestone - 4 £42,500 -
Tonbridge - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 47 (95.92%) Information Security
2 40 (81.63%) PCI DSS
3 37 (75.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (75.51%) Finance
4 33 (67.35%) CEH
4 33 (67.35%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (65.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 32 (65.31%) SIEM
6 31 (63.27%) System Testing
6 31 (63.27%) Secure Coding
6 31 (63.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 30 (61.22%) CREST Certified
8 28 (57.14%) SANS
9 25 (51.02%) OSCP
9 25 (51.02%) Degree
10 22 (44.90%) Time Management
11 19 (38.78%) CISSP
12 13 (26.53%) Windows
12 13 (26.53%) Linux
13 11 (22.45%) CISM
14 9 (18.37%) Threat Management
14 9 (18.37%) Internal Audit
15 7 (14.29%) Security Management
16 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (12.24%) Project Management
17 5 (10.20%) C
17 5 (10.20%) CISA
17 5 (10.20%) Cybercrime
18 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
18 4 (8.16%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
General
1 37 (75.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Electronics
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Consultant
1 33 (67.35%) IT Consultant
1 33 (67.35%) IT Security Consultant
1 33 (67.35%) Security Consultant
2 20 (40.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 10 (20.41%) Security Manager
4 9 (18.37%) Information Manager
4 9 (18.37%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (95.92%) Information Security
2 33 (67.35%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (65.31%) SIEM
3 32 (65.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 31 (63.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 31 (63.27%) Secure Coding
4 31 (63.27%) System Testing
5 22 (44.90%) Time Management
6 9 (18.37%) Internal Audit
6 9 (18.37%) Threat Management
7 7 (14.29%) Security Management
8 6 (12.24%) Project Management
8 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.16%) ITIL
9 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (6.12%) Information Security Management
10 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) CEH
2 30 (61.22%) CREST Certified
3 28 (57.14%) SANS
4 25 (51.02%) Degree
4 25 (51.02%) OSCP
5 19 (38.78%) CISSP
6 11 (22.45%) CISM
7 5 (10.20%) CISA
8 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.04%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (81.63%) PCI DSS
2 37 (75.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) SAP
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