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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 163 164 171
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 26 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.48% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 11
Average salary £48,750 £63,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +77.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £35,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,150
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.53%
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
3430 2939 3072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.80% 78.46% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2805 2517 2681
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £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 18 September 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (31.25%) Information Security
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Android
2 12 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 12 (25.00%) CISSP
3 11 (22.92%) PHP
3 11 (22.92%) Mobile App
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Phone
4 10 (20.83%) Linux
4 10 (20.83%) Security Testing
5 9 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 9 (18.75%) ITIL
5 9 (18.75%) Firewall
6 8 (16.67%) EnCE
6 8 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (16.67%) SIEM
6 8 (16.67%) Network Security
6 8 (16.67%) ISMS
6 8 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 7 (14.58%) Finance
7 7 (14.58%) C
7 7 (14.58%) C++
8 6 (12.50%) Web Services
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (12.50%) Hadoop
8 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
9 5 (10.42%) Retail

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) Network Security
3 6 (12.50%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) FTP
4 3 (6.25%) SSH
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Tester
1 17 (35.42%) Penetration Tester
2 14 (29.17%) Security Tester
3 11 (22.92%) Consultant
4 10 (20.83%) Mobile Tester
5 8 (16.67%) Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Security Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 7 (14.58%) Testing Consultant
7 6 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (12.50%) Administrator
7 6 (12.50%) Information Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (8.33%) Web Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Security Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) IT Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Android
2 12 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Phone
3 10 (20.83%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Information Security
2 10 (20.83%) Security Testing
3 9 (18.75%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (16.67%) SIEM
4 8 (16.67%) ISMS
5 6 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (8.33%) Web Development
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 3 (6.25%) OWASP
8 3 (6.25%) Analytics
8 3 (6.25%) Line Management
9 2 (4.17%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (4.17%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) PHP
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) C
3 7 (14.58%) C++
4 4 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) CISSP
2 8 (16.67%) EnCE
3 3 (6.25%) OSCP
3 3 (6.25%) OSCE
4 1 (2.08%) CISA
4 1 (2.08%) CISM
4 1 (2.08%) CEH
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.17%) Nessus
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