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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 52 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.25% 0.51% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.64% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 10
Average salary £29,500 £47,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.89% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -5.94%
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
341 311 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 85.89% 79.34% 87.55%
Number of salaries quoted 300 255 380
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £50,776 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) CREST Certified
2 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (75.00%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) GCIH
3 5 (62.50%) CEH
3 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (62.50%) Information Management
3 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) GWAPT
3 5 (62.50%) GPEN
3 5 (62.50%) OSCP
3 5 (62.50%) OSCE
4 4 (50.00%) Security Management
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) SCOM
6 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) HP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Security Penetration Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Security Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Information Management
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
1 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CREST Certified
2 5 (62.50%) CEH
2 5 (62.50%) GCIH
2 5 (62.50%) GPEN
2 5 (62.50%) GWAPT
2 5 (62.50%) OSCE
2 5 (62.50%) OSCP
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) CISMP
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Dell
1 1 (12.50%) EMC
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware