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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 154 168 181
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 13
Average salary £57,500 £38,500 £34,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.35% +10.95%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
3089 3100 3125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.31% 83.29% 79.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2595 2640 2668
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 March 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 37 (68.52%) Information Security
2 32 (59.26%) Windows
3 31 (57.41%) Linux
4 26 (48.15%) CISSP
5 25 (46.30%) OSCP
6 24 (44.44%) OSCE
6 24 (44.44%) Security Architecture
7 10 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (18.52%) Security Testing
8 9 (16.67%) Security Management
9 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
9 8 (14.81%) Network Security
10 7 (12.96%) Finance
11 6 (11.11%) Cyber Security
12 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
12 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
12 5 (9.26%) Firewall
13 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 4 (7.41%) LAN
13 4 (7.41%) WLAN
13 4 (7.41%) JSP
13 4 (7.41%) ITIL
13 4 (7.41%) SQL
13 4 (7.41%) Wireless
13 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
13 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
13 4 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (7.41%) CESG
13 4 (7.41%) JSP 440

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Network Security
2 5 (9.26%) Firewall
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
3 4 (7.41%) LAN
3 4 (7.41%) WLAN
4 2 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) 3G
5 1 (1.85%) SS7
5 1 (1.85%) 2G
5 1 (1.85%) SSH
5 1 (1.85%) NGN
5 1 (1.85%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.85%) FTP
5 1 (1.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Consultant
2 29 (53.70%) Tester
2 29 (53.70%) Security Consultant
3 27 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
4 22 (40.74%) IT Security Consultant
4 22 (40.74%) IT Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Information Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Testing Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Information Security Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Software Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 1 (1.85%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) JSP
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) CESG
2 4 (7.41%) SCADA
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.56%) Telematics
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Online Games
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 31 (57.41%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Android
3 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Information Security
2 24 (44.44%) Security Architecture
3 10 (18.52%) Security Testing
4 9 (16.67%) Security Management
5 6 (11.11%) Cyber Security
6 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.41%) ITIL
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.41%) Network Management
7 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (7.41%) Information Assurance
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.70%) ISMS
9 2 (3.70%) Information Security Management
9 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) PHP
3 2 (3.70%) C
3 2 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) CISSP
2 25 (46.30%) OSCP
3 24 (44.44%) OSCE
4 3 (5.56%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.85%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.41%) JSP 440
4 3 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Webmin
Vendors
1 1 (1.85%) VMware
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