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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 175 174 182
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 13
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £36,400 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £77,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
2990 3363 3369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.67% 83.76% 80.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2462 2771 2871
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (71.11%) Information Security
2 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Linux
3 24 (53.33%) CISSP
3 24 (53.33%) Security Architecture
3 24 (53.33%) OSCP
3 24 (53.33%) OSCE
4 8 (17.78%) Security Management
4 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
4 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Cyber Security
5 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Aerospace
6 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.89%) Wireless
6 4 (8.89%) CESG
6 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (8.89%) SQL
6 4 (8.89%) LAN
6 4 (8.89%) WLAN
6 4 (8.89%) JSP
6 4 (8.89%) Network Management
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security
6 4 (8.89%) JSP 440
6 4 (8.89%) SCADA
6 4 (8.89%) Information Assurance
7 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (6.67%) QA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) WLAN
1 4 (8.89%) Wireless
1 4 (8.89%) Network Security
2 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 2 (4.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) 3G
4 1 (2.22%) ICMP
4 1 (2.22%) SS7
4 1 (2.22%) IPsec
4 1 (2.22%) 2G
4 1 (2.22%) NGN
4 1 (2.22%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (2.22%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) SNMP
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Aerospace
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Consultant
2 28 (62.22%) Security Consultant
3 27 (60.00%) Tester
4 25 (55.56%) Penetration Tester
5 22 (48.89%) IT Consultant
5 22 (48.89%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Linux Software Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Security Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Testing Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Information Security Officer
8 1 (2.22%) Security Officer
8 1 (2.22%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) JSP
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) CESG
2 4 (8.89%) SCADA
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Telematics
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows
1 28 (62.22%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Information Security
2 24 (53.33%) Security Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Security Management
4 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Cyber Security
5 4 (8.89%) Information Assurance
5 4 (8.89%) Network Management
5 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security Management
6 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) ISMS
6 2 (4.44%) OWASP
7 1 (2.22%) SIEM
7 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C
2 2 (4.44%) C++
2 2 (4.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) CISSP
1 24 (53.33%) OSCP
1 24 (53.33%) OSCE
2 1 (2.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.89%) JSP 440
3 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) VMware
1 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
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