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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 162 169 164
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 28 25 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.61% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.72% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 8
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,049 £32,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
3411 3464 3090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.84% 84.08% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2849 2793 2669
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,420
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Rochdale - 7 - -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (53.13%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 15 (46.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (37.50%) CISSP
3 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (34.38%) SIEM
5 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
5 10 (31.25%) Incident Management
5 10 (31.25%) CISM
6 9 (28.13%) Internet
6 9 (28.13%) Degree
6 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (28.13%) Analytics
7 8 (25.00%) Legal
7 8 (25.00%) Security Management
7 8 (25.00%) CISA
7 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
8 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
8 7 (21.88%) Retail
8 7 (21.88%) ITIL
8 7 (21.88%) VPN
8 7 (21.88%) Network Security
8 7 (21.88%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (21.88%) Digital Forensics
9 6 (18.75%) Service Management
9 6 (18.75%) Banking
9 6 (18.75%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) Internet
3 7 (21.88%) Network Security
3 7 (21.88%) VPN
4 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) SSL
4 3 (9.38%) DMZ
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (3.13%) ICMP
6 1 (3.13%) SNMP
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) SMTP
6 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Legal
3 7 (21.88%) Retail
4 6 (18.75%) Corporate Banking
4 6 (18.75%) Banking
5 2 (6.25%) Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.13%) Electronics
6 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Consultant
1 6 (18.75%) Security Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Tester
2 5 (15.63%) IT Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) IT Security Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Security Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Senior IT Security Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Network Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
3 3 (9.38%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) DTV
5 1 (3.13%) CESG
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (34.38%) SIEM
4 10 (31.25%) Incident Management
5 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (28.13%) Analytics
6 8 (25.00%) Security Management
6 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (21.88%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (21.88%) Digital Forensics
7 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
7 7 (21.88%) ITIL
8 6 (18.75%) Service Management
9 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
9 5 (15.63%) Information Management
9 5 (15.63%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (12.50%) Programme Management
10 4 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) CISSP
2 10 (31.25%) CISM
3 9 (28.13%) Degree
4 8 (25.00%) CISA
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nessus
1 1 (3.13%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
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