The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 54 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.49% 0.25% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.30% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £62,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,000 £40,650
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.46%
Penetration Testing
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
361 336 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 89.14% 84.42% 81.68%
Number of salaries quoted 310 302 250
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £28,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £49,900
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Leicester region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Leicester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 14 (100.00%) VoIP
1 14 (100.00%) VPN
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) Wireless
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) CEH
1 14 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 14 (100.00%) CISMP
1 14 (100.00%) Information Management
1 14 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 14 (100.00%) GPEN
1 14 (100.00%) OSCP
1 14 (100.00%) Open Source
2 12 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 12 (85.71%) Ethical Hacking
2 12 (85.71%) GIAC
2 12 (85.71%) Objective-C
2 12 (85.71%) C
2 12 (85.71%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) PHP
2 12 (85.71%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) GCIH
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) OSCE

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 14 (100.00%) VoIP
1 14 (100.00%) VPN
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Tester
1 8 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (57.14%) Security Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Penetration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Management
1 14 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 14 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C
1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) PHP
1 12 (85.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CISSP
1 14 (100.00%) CEH
1 14 (100.00%) CISMP
1 14 (100.00%) GPEN
1 14 (100.00%) OSCP
2 12 (85.71%) GIAC
3 2 (14.29%) GCIH
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) OSCE
3 2 (14.29%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) PCI DSS