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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 94 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.55% 0.98% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.17% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 6
Average salary £42,000 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.40% -3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
906 855 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.51% 83.99% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 809 724 735
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 2 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Maidstone - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (91.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 11 (91.67%) PCI DSS
3 10 (83.33%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 7 (58.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (58.33%) SSCP
6 6 (50.00%) Business Continuity
6 6 (50.00%) CHFI
6 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (50.00%) Data Security
6 6 (50.00%) SIEM
6 6 (50.00%) Coaching
7 5 (41.67%) COBIT
7 5 (41.67%) Security Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Firewall
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (41.67%) ITIL
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (41.67%) Information Management
8 4 (33.33%) CISMP
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco
8 4 (33.33%) Network Security
9 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (16.67%) Finance
11 1 (8.33%) Advertising
11 1 (8.33%) VMware
11 1 (8.33%) Banking
11 1 (8.33%) Degree

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Security Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) IT Security Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 7 (58.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (50.00%) SIEM
4 6 (50.00%) Coaching
4 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (50.00%) Data Security
4 6 (50.00%) Business Continuity
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) Security Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Information Management
6 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) SSCP
3 6 (50.00%) CHFI
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) CISMP
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (91.67%) PCI DSS
2 5 (41.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
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