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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 103 100 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.46% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.21% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Average salary £52,500 £30,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £30,000 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £30,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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
920 939 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 84.56% 85.05% 70.21%
Number of salaries quoted 819 803 438
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (40.91%) Information Security
4 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) CISSP
5 7 (31.82%) Security Management
5 7 (31.82%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
5 7 (31.82%) SIEM
6 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
6 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 5 (22.73%) Service Management
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (13.64%) CISMP
8 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) Internet
8 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
9 2 (9.09%) PCI QSA
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 2 (9.09%) Office 365
9 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
9 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Consultant
2 8 (36.36%) Security Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) IT Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) IT Security Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) Security Operations Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) IT Operations Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Security Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (4.55%) IT Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
2 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (40.91%) Information Security
3 7 (31.82%) Security Management
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
3 7 (31.82%) SIEM
4 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
4 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.09%) Data Security
7 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
7 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) CISMP
3 2 (9.09%) PCI QSA
3 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Avaya
2 2 (9.09%) Apple
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
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