The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / M4 Corridor
Rank 1 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 71.43% 33.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 71.43% 33.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median salary £40,000 £75,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 100.00% 100.00% 91.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 9
Median salary £40,000 £71,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-43.85% +9.61%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

The demand trend of job ads across the M4 Corridor region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the M4 Corridor region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the M4 Corridor region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) CESG
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Blog
2 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (37.50%) ISSMP
3 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) PhD
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Head of Security
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) CESG
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Blog
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) ISSMP
4 1 (12.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework