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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 132 182 174
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 47 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.40% 0.15% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.17% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 35 4 20
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,850 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £46,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
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
2970 2931 3395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.26% 88.26% 85.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2410 2771
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 May 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 44 (55.00%) Network Security
2 43 (53.75%) Information Security
3 34 (42.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 33 (41.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 29 (36.25%) Windows
6 28 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (32.50%) C#
7 26 (32.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 25 (31.25%) .NET
9 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 22 (27.50%) VB.NET
11 21 (26.25%) Degree
11 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
11 21 (26.25%) CREST Certified
12 20 (25.00%) C++
13 19 (23.75%) Java
13 19 (23.75%) Project Management
13 19 (23.75%) Objective-C
13 19 (23.75%) CHECK Team Leader
13 19 (23.75%) Blog
14 18 (22.50%) SIEM
14 18 (22.50%) QA
14 18 (22.50%) PHP
15 17 (21.25%) Business Development
15 17 (21.25%) Security Testing
16 16 (20.00%) Android
16 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
16 16 (20.00%) Firewall
16 16 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 15 (18.75%) Risk Assessment

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 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (55.00%) Network Security
2 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 16 (20.00%) Firewall
4 14 (17.50%) VLAN
5 13 (16.25%) DNS
5 13 (16.25%) Junos
5 13 (16.25%) MPLS
6 12 (15.00%) DHCP
6 12 (15.00%) Wireless
7 7 (8.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (6.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.50%) VPN
10 1 (1.25%) Internet
10 1 (1.25%) IPsec
10 1 (1.25%) IPv4
10 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.25%) SAN
10 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) sqlmap
2 1 (1.25%) Selenium
2 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (13.75%) Banking
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Tester
2 21 (26.25%) Consultant
2 21 (26.25%) Penetration Tester
2 21 (26.25%) Security Consultant
3 14 (17.50%) Security Manager
3 14 (17.50%) Security Tester
4 13 (16.25%) Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Applications Tester
4 13 (16.25%) Security Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Security Penetration Tester
4 13 (16.25%) Security Specialist
5 12 (15.00%) Senior Consultant
5 12 (15.00%) Senior Manager
5 12 (15.00%) Senior Security Consultant
6 11 (13.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 11 (13.75%) Mobile Tester
7 9 (11.25%) IT Security Specialist
8 5 (6.25%) Information Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.25%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.50%) J2EE
4 2 (2.50%) JNI
4 2 (2.50%) Middleware
5 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Blog
2 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
3 11 (13.75%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.50%) iPad
8 1 (1.25%) AS400
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Android
3 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 13 (16.25%) Apple iOS
5 11 (13.75%) Unix
6 4 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (1.25%) CentOS
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.25%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Information Security
2 34 (42.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 33 (41.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 28 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (32.50%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (23.75%) Project Management
7 18 (22.50%) SIEM
8 17 (21.25%) Business Development
8 17 (21.25%) Security Testing
9 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 15 (18.75%) Change Management
10 15 (18.75%) ITIL
10 15 (18.75%) Reverse Engineering
10 15 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (17.50%) Network Design
12 12 (15.00%) Security Management
12 12 (15.00%) Server Hardening
13 11 (13.75%) Compliance Audit
13 11 (13.75%) SDLC
13 11 (13.75%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) C#
2 22 (27.50%) VB.NET
3 20 (25.00%) C++
4 19 (23.75%) Java
4 19 (23.75%) Objective-C
5 18 (22.50%) PHP
6 6 (7.50%) SQL
7 2 (2.50%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) CREST Certified
1 21 (26.25%) Degree
1 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) CHECK Team Leader
3 12 (15.00%) CISSP
4 9 (11.25%) Cyber Scheme
4 9 (11.25%) Tigerscheme
5 6 (7.50%) CEH
6 3 (3.75%) CISM
6 3 (3.75%) OSCE
6 3 (3.75%) OSCP
6 3 (3.75%) SANS
7 2 (2.50%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.50%) CISA
7 2 (2.50%) GSNA
7 2 (2.50%) MCSE
7 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.50%) PCI QSA
7 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.50%) QA
2 16 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (10.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.25%) ISO27002
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) NFS
2 1 (1.25%) vCloud
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Nessus
1 5 (6.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) CheckPoint
1 14 (17.50%) Juniper
2 13 (16.25%) Intel Security
3 2 (2.50%) Qualys
3 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Facebook
4 1 (1.25%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) Veeam
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