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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 91 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.32% - 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% - 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 8
Average salary £55,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +11.11%
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
772 1021 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.26% 84.17% 76.68%
Number of salaries quoted 694 805 721
Average salary £44,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) CISSP
3 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (42.11%) Security Management
4 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
4 7 (36.84%) SIEM
5 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
7 4 (21.05%) Network Security
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
7 4 (21.05%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Advertising
7 4 (21.05%) Data Security
7 4 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (15.79%) CISMP
8 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
8 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
8 3 (15.79%) Internet
8 3 (15.79%) Service Management
8 3 (15.79%) CISM
8 3 (15.79%) Windows

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Security Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) IT Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Security Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) IT Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Security Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) Security Management
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
3 7 (36.84%) SIEM
4 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (21.05%) Data Security
6 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
6 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
7 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CISM
2 3 (15.79%) CISMP
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) PCI QSA
3 1 (5.26%) OSCP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Apple