The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 170 173 158
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 11
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £34,790 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £48,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3335 3233 2829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.41% 78.80% 75.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2750 2750 2528
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Penetration Testing
North West

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 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Last 3 Months
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on Same Period
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Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (44.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (36.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (36.00%) PCI DSS
3 9 (36.00%) Firewall
4 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) CISSP
5 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.00%) PKI
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 5 (20.00%) Network Security
7 4 (16.00%) Data Security
7 4 (16.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Content Management
8 3 (12.00%) Nessus
8 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (12.00%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) OWASP
8 3 (12.00%) Metasploit
8 3 (12.00%) CISA
8 3 (12.00%) CISM
9 2 (8.00%) C++
9 2 (8.00%) Java
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) Android

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Consultant
2 10 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (32.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Testing Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Principal Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) Security Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Test Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Sales Executive
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Junior
7 2 (8.00%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Security Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 1 (4.00%) QA Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Information Security
2 7 (28.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 4 (16.00%) Data Security
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Content Management
6 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (12.00%) OWASP
7 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C++
1 2 (8.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CISSP
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CISA
3 3 (12.00%) CISM
4 2 (8.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (36.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nessus
1 3 (12.00%) CORE IMPACT
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