The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 168 162 167
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 28 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.80% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 21
Median salary £42,500 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,049 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Penetration Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3402 3502 3506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.90% 89.86% 87.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2889 2894 2891
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester 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 Manchester

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 38 (50.00%) Information Security
2 31 (40.79%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (39.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 27 (35.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 26 (34.21%) Network Security
6 25 (32.89%) Ethical Hacking
6 25 (32.89%) SIEM
7 23 (30.26%) C#
7 23 (30.26%) .NET
8 21 (27.63%) ITIL
9 19 (25.00%) Windows
9 19 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 19 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 17 (22.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (22.37%) CISSP
10 17 (22.37%) Firewall
10 17 (22.37%) CREST Certified
11 16 (21.05%) Data Loss Prevention
11 16 (21.05%) Project Management
12 15 (19.74%) QA
12 15 (19.74%) Business Development
12 15 (19.74%) Juniper
12 15 (19.74%) CheckPoint
12 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
12 15 (19.74%) Java
12 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
12 15 (19.74%) Change Management
12 15 (19.74%) Intel Security
12 15 (19.74%) Objective-C
12 15 (19.74%) Mentoring

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) Network Security
2 17 (22.37%) Firewall
2 17 (22.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.84%) DHCP
4 9 (11.84%) DNS
4 9 (11.84%) Junos
4 9 (11.84%) MPLS
4 9 (11.84%) VLAN
5 8 (10.53%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.63%) SSL
6 2 (2.63%) VPN
7 1 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) sqlmap
2 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.32%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Legal
3 8 (10.53%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Games
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Analyst
1 23 (30.26%) Security Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Consultant
2 20 (26.32%) Security Consultant
3 17 (22.37%) Security Specialist
4 16 (21.05%) Information Analyst
4 16 (21.05%) Information Security Analyst
5 14 (18.42%) Security Manager
6 13 (17.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 13 (17.11%) Senior Manager
7 12 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
7 12 (15.79%) Senior Security Consultant
8 9 (11.84%) Tester
9 8 (10.53%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (7.89%) Penetration Tester
11 5 (6.58%) Application Security Analyst
11 5 (6.58%) SIEM Analyst
11 5 (6.58%) Web Analyst
12 4 (5.26%) Governance Analyst
12 4 (5.26%) Information Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.26%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.26%) Middleware
4 3 (3.95%) J2EE
4 3 (3.95%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Blog
2 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.21%) Android
4 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) Information Security
2 31 (40.79%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (39.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 27 (35.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 25 (32.89%) Ethical Hacking
5 25 (32.89%) SIEM
6 21 (27.63%) ITIL
7 16 (21.05%) Data Loss Prevention
7 16 (21.05%) Project Management
8 15 (19.74%) Business Development
8 15 (19.74%) Change Management
8 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
9 11 (14.47%) Risk Management
10 8 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.53%) Security Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Threat Detection
12 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.58%) Data Security
13 5 (6.58%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) C#
2 19 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 15 (19.74%) Java
3 15 (19.74%) Objective-C
4 13 (17.11%) C++
5 12 (15.79%) PHP
6 8 (10.53%) SQL
7 3 (3.95%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) CISSP
1 17 (22.37%) CREST Certified
2 14 (18.42%) Degree
3 13 (17.11%) CHECK Team Leader
3 13 (17.11%) Tigerscheme
4 12 (15.79%) CISM
4 12 (15.79%) Cyber Scheme
4 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.84%) ISACA
6 6 (7.89%) MCSE
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (7.89%) OSCE
6 6 (7.89%) OSCP
7 5 (6.58%) CEH
8 3 (3.95%) CISA
8 3 (3.95%) SANS
9 2 (2.63%) GSNA
9 2 (2.63%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 15 (19.74%) QA
3 8 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Nessus
1 4 (5.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) CheckPoint
1 15 (19.74%) Intel Security
1 15 (19.74%) Juniper
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.32%) Facebook
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