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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 166 165 169
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 25 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.62% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 11
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.04%
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
3420 2886 3047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.97% 78.28% 81.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2834 2444 2667
Average salary £40,000 £39,800 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.50% +6.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 October 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Information Security
3 12 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 12 (26.67%) PHP
4 11 (24.44%) Linux
4 11 (24.44%) CISSP
4 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
4 11 (24.44%) Android
5 10 (22.22%) Windows Phone
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
5 10 (22.22%) Firewall
6 9 (20.00%) SQL
6 9 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (17.78%) EnCE
7 8 (17.78%) Security Testing
7 8 (17.78%) ISMS
7 8 (17.78%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (17.78%) SIEM
7 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
8 7 (15.56%) Network Security
9 6 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (13.33%) VPN
9 6 (13.33%) Web Services
9 6 (13.33%) C
9 6 (13.33%) C++
9 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
9 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
9 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (11.11%) Retail

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) Network Security
3 6 (13.33%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) SSH
4 4 (8.89%) FTP
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.89%) MySQL
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Tester
1 17 (37.78%) Penetration Tester
2 14 (31.11%) Security Tester
3 10 (22.22%) Mobile Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Security Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Consultant
6 6 (13.33%) Information Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (13.33%) Administrator
7 5 (11.11%) Testing Consultant
7 5 (11.11%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 4 (8.89%) PHP Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Web Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Developer
9 2 (4.44%) IT Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) Telematics
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
2 11 (24.44%) Android
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Information Security
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL
3 8 (17.78%) Security Testing
3 8 (17.78%) ISMS
3 8 (17.78%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (17.78%) SIEM
4 6 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Web Development
5 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (8.89%) Line Management
5 4 (8.89%) Analytics
6 3 (6.67%) OWASP
6 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.44%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PHP
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) C
3 6 (13.33%) C++
4 3 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) CISSP
2 8 (17.78%) EnCE
3 3 (6.67%) OSCP
3 3 (6.67%) OSCE
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Nessus
1 2 (4.44%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center