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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 89 - 84
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.41% - 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% - 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 7
Average salary £55,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
773 1048 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 80.10% 82.85% 75.63%
Number of salaries quoted 691 819 751
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 20 April 2015. 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
Chatham - 1 £67,500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Security Management
2 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Advertising
4 4 (36.36%) Data Security
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (36.36%) Splunk
4 4 (36.36%) SIEM
4 4 (36.36%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (27.27%) CISMP
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) DNS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) IT Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) IT Security Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Security Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) IT Security Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Security Manager
1 3 (27.27%) IT Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Security Management
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) SIEM
2 4 (36.36%) Data Security
3 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Splunk