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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 141 164 177
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 33 30 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 0.76% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.90% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 4
Average salary £90,000 £57,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.52% +46.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £35,000 £37,800
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £57,500 £40,350
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
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
2942 3350 3162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.02% 84.79% 84.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2394 2874 2758
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average 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 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle -3 2 £80,000 -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (51.56%) Information Security
2 29 (45.31%) Network Security
3 23 (35.94%) Management Information System
4 20 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (29.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (29.69%) Degree
6 18 (28.13%) Security Management
7 17 (26.56%) Banking
7 17 (26.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (26.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 16 (25.00%) CHECK Team Leader
8 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.44%) Reverse Engineering
9 15 (23.44%) CREST Certified
9 15 (23.44%) C++
10 14 (21.88%) Windows
10 14 (21.88%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (20.31%) C#
11 13 (20.31%) Wireless
11 13 (20.31%) Firewall
12 12 (18.75%) PHP
12 12 (18.75%) Web Services
12 12 (18.75%) VPN
12 12 (18.75%) Security Operations
12 12 (18.75%) Presales
12 12 (18.75%) Server Hardening
13 11 (17.19%) SIEM
13 11 (17.19%) Security Architecture
13 11 (17.19%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (17.19%) Network Design

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (45.31%) Network Security
2 13 (20.31%) Firewall
2 13 (20.31%) Wireless
3 12 (18.75%) VPN
4 11 (17.19%) Internet
4 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.13%) LAN
6 2 (3.13%) VoIP
6 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 2 (3.13%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
7 1 (1.56%) DNS
7 1 (1.56%) Junos
7 1 (1.56%) MPLS
7 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (26.56%) Banking
2 9 (14.06%) Finance
3 8 (12.50%) Legal
3 8 (12.50%) Retail
4 6 (9.38%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Tester
2 19 (29.69%) Penetration Tester
3 18 (28.13%) Consultant
3 18 (28.13%) Security Consultant
4 15 (23.44%) Security Penetration Tester
4 15 (23.44%) Security Tester
5 12 (18.75%) Senior Consultant
5 12 (18.75%) Senior Security Consultant
6 9 (14.06%) Applications Tester
6 9 (14.06%) Mobile Tester
7 8 (12.50%) IT Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Security Manager
7 8 (12.50%) Senior IT Consultant
7 8 (12.50%) Senior IT Security Consultant
8 7 (10.94%) Senior Manager
9 4 (6.25%) Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) IT Manager
9 4 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (6.25%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) Web Services
2 10 (15.63%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Management Information System
2 11 (17.19%) Blog
3 10 (15.63%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.13%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.13%) PKI
7 1 (1.56%) BBC
7 1 (1.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Android
2 10 (15.63%) Apple iOS
2 10 (15.63%) Unix
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Information Security
2 20 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (28.13%) Security Management
4 17 (26.56%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (26.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 15 (23.44%) Reverse Engineering
6 14 (21.88%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (18.75%) Presales
7 12 (18.75%) Security Operations
7 12 (18.75%) Server Hardening
8 11 (17.19%) Incident Management
8 11 (17.19%) Network Design
8 11 (17.19%) Project Management
8 11 (17.19%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (17.19%) Security Architecture
8 11 (17.19%) Security Testing
8 11 (17.19%) SIEM
9 10 (15.63%) Analytics
9 10 (15.63%) Business Development
9 10 (15.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) C++
2 13 (20.31%) C#
3 12 (18.75%) PHP
4 10 (15.63%) Java
4 10 (15.63%) Objective-C
4 10 (15.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.69%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) C
6 2 (3.13%) Perl
6 2 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Degree
2 16 (25.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (23.44%) CREST Certified
4 11 (17.19%) CISSP
5 8 (12.50%) CISA
5 8 (12.50%) CISM
6 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (4.69%) GCIA
8 3 (4.69%) GCIH
8 3 (4.69%) SANS
9 2 (3.13%) CLAS
9 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 10 (15.63%) QA
3 9 (14.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Nessus
1 4 (6.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) IBM
1 4 (6.25%) Qualys
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.56%) HP
3 1 (1.56%) Juniper
3 1 (1.56%) McAfee
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
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