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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 167 169 177
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.52% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.63% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 9
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,850 £29,850 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £77,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
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
2753 3171 3320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.83% 83.10% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2263 2592 2877
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (86.67%) Information Security
2 22 (73.33%) Linux
3 21 (70.00%) CISSP
4 19 (63.33%) Security Architecture
4 19 (63.33%) OSCP
4 19 (63.33%) OSCE
4 19 (63.33%) Windows
5 5 (16.67%) QA
5 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Security Management
6 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Finance
7 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.67%) Firewall
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) C
7 2 (6.67%) C++
7 2 (6.67%) PHP
7 2 (6.67%) VPN
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (6.67%) PKI
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) ICMP
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Tester
1 20 (66.67%) Penetration Tester
2 19 (63.33%) Consultant
2 19 (63.33%) Security Consultant
3 17 (56.67%) IT Consultant
3 17 (56.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Information Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Software Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Software Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Information Security
2 19 (63.33%) Security Architecture
3 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (10.00%) Security Management
3 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (3.33%) SIEM
5 1 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.33%) OWASP
5 1 (3.33%) ISMS
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) C++
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) CISSP
2 19 (63.33%) OSCP
2 19 (63.33%) OSCE
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
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