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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 64 95 103
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.17% 0.75% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 0.88% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 4
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,650 £68,250
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
847 910 1005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 87.68% 84.81% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 745 788 877
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 - 3 £42,500 -
Tunbridge Wells +16 2 £55,250 +84.16%
Tonbridge - 2 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 43 (87.76%) PCI DSS
3 34 (69.39%) CISSP
4 32 (65.31%) CISM
5 31 (63.27%) Risk Management
6 30 (61.22%) Threat Management
6 30 (61.22%) Internal Audit
7 28 (57.14%) Finance
8 26 (53.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (28.57%) OWASP
9 14 (28.57%) SIEM
9 14 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (26.53%) Office 365
10 13 (26.53%) Secure Coding
10 13 (26.53%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 13 (26.53%) Waterfall
10 13 (26.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 13 (26.53%) System Testing
10 13 (26.53%) CREST Certified
10 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (26.53%) CEH
11 12 (24.49%) Degree
11 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (22.45%) OSCP
12 11 (22.45%) SANS
13 9 (18.37%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (16.33%) Time Management
15 7 (14.29%) ISMS

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 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.53%) Office 365
2 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) Broadband
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
General
1 28 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Electronics
2 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.20%) Marketing
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (61.22%) Security Manager
2 16 (32.65%) Consultant
2 16 (32.65%) Security Consultant
3 15 (30.61%) Information Manager
3 15 (30.61%) Information Security Manager
3 15 (30.61%) IT Manager
3 15 (30.61%) IT Security Manager
4 13 (26.53%) IT Consultant
4 13 (26.53%) IT Security Consultant
5 7 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Security Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Security Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) CISSP Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Governance Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Information Governance Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Information Risk Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Information Security Risk Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Security Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Cybercrime
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (95.92%) Information Security
2 31 (63.27%) Risk Management
3 30 (61.22%) Internal Audit
3 30 (61.22%) Threat Management
4 14 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (28.57%) OWASP
4 14 (28.57%) SIEM
5 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (26.53%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 13 (26.53%) Secure Coding
5 13 (26.53%) System Testing
5 13 (26.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 13 (26.53%) Waterfall
6 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (18.37%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (16.33%) Time Management
9 7 (14.29%) ISMS
10 6 (12.24%) Security Management
11 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.20%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (69.39%) CISSP
2 32 (65.31%) CISM
3 13 (26.53%) CEH
3 13 (26.53%) CREST Certified
4 12 (24.49%) Degree
5 11 (22.45%) OSCP
5 11 (22.45%) SANS
6 5 (10.20%) CISA
7 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.04%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (87.76%) PCI DSS
2 26 (53.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) SAP
2 1 (2.04%) BT
2 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco
2 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
2 1 (2.04%) VMware