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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 171 170 170
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.44% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 17
Average salary £57,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.56% -1.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
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
3183 3414 3281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.42% 83.78% 79.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2648 2837 2809
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

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 1 April 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 30 (58.82%) Windows
3 29 (56.86%) Linux
4 26 (50.98%) CISSP
5 25 (49.02%) OSCP
6 24 (47.06%) Security Architecture
6 24 (47.06%) OSCE
7 9 (17.65%) Security Management
8 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
8 8 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (13.73%) Security Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Cyber Security
11 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
11 5 (9.80%) Finance
11 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (9.80%) Network Security
11 5 (9.80%) PCI DSS
12 4 (7.84%) SQL
12 4 (7.84%) JSP
12 4 (7.84%) LAN
12 4 (7.84%) WLAN
12 4 (7.84%) Wireless
12 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
12 4 (7.84%) Aerospace
12 4 (7.84%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (7.84%) CESG
12 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (7.84%) SCADA
12 4 (7.84%) JSP 440
12 4 (7.84%) Information Assurance

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Network Security
2 4 (7.84%) LAN
2 4 (7.84%) WLAN
2 4 (7.84%) Wireless
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) 3G
5 1 (1.96%) SS7
5 1 (1.96%) 2G
5 1 (1.96%) SSH
5 1 (1.96%) NGN
5 1 (1.96%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.96%) FTP
5 1 (1.96%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Consultant
2 30 (58.82%) Tester
3 29 (56.86%) Security Consultant
4 28 (54.90%) Penetration Tester
5 22 (43.14%) IT Security Consultant
5 22 (43.14%) IT Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Information Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Security Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Software Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Software Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 1 (1.96%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) JSP
2 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) CESG
2 4 (7.84%) SCADA
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) Telematics
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Online Games
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (58.82%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Information Security
2 24 (47.06%) Security Architecture
3 9 (17.65%) Security Management
4 7 (13.73%) Security Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Cyber Security
6 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.84%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.84%) Network Management
7 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (7.84%) Information Assurance
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.92%) ISMS
9 2 (3.92%) ITIL
9 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.92%) Information Security Management
9 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) PHP
3 2 (3.92%) C
3 2 (3.92%) C++
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) CISSP
2 25 (49.02%) OSCP
3 24 (47.06%) OSCE
4 3 (5.88%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.84%) JSP 440
4 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Webmin
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) VMware
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