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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 174 173 176
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 11
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +78.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £73,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
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
3462 2942 3068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.13% 78.68% 80.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2893 2471 2702
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Information Security
3 13 (27.66%) Linux
3 13 (27.66%) CISSP
4 12 (25.53%) PHP
4 12 (25.53%) Apple iOS
4 12 (25.53%) Mobile App
4 12 (25.53%) Android
5 11 (23.40%) ITIL
5 11 (23.40%) Firewall
6 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
6 10 (21.28%) Windows Phone
7 9 (19.15%) Finance
7 9 (19.15%) SQL
8 8 (17.02%) EnCE
8 8 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (17.02%) SIEM
8 8 (17.02%) ISMS
9 7 (14.89%) Security Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Network Security
10 6 (12.77%) Web Services
10 6 (12.77%) C
10 6 (12.77%) C++
10 6 (12.77%) VPN
10 6 (12.77%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
10 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
11 4 (8.51%) OSCP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) Network Security
3 6 (12.77%) VPN
4 4 (8.51%) SSH
4 4 (8.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Hadoop
1 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Tester
1 19 (40.43%) Penetration Tester
2 14 (29.79%) Security Tester
3 10 (21.28%) Mobile Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Security Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Consultant
6 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Information Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) PHP Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Web Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Testing Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Web Services
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Online Games
3 1 (2.13%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Linux
3 12 (25.53%) Apple iOS
3 12 (25.53%) Android
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Information Security
2 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (17.02%) SIEM
3 8 (17.02%) ISMS
4 7 (14.89%) Security Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (8.51%) Line Management
6 4 (8.51%) Analytics
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) Web Development
7 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.38%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (6.38%) OWASP
8 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) PHP
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) C
3 6 (12.77%) C++
4 4 (8.51%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) CISSP
2 8 (17.02%) EnCE
3 4 (8.51%) OSCP
4 3 (6.38%) OSCE
5 2 (4.26%) PCI QSA
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.26%) Nessus
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