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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 136 180 177
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 45 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.29% 0.17% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.20% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 34 5 15
Median salary £55,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.90% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,500 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £46,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
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
3091 3068 3381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.75% 86.64% 85.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2626 2518 2782
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 46 (55.42%) Network Security
2 44 (53.01%) Information Security
3 34 (40.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 33 (39.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 29 (34.94%) Windows
6 28 (33.73%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (31.33%) C#
7 26 (31.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
8 24 (28.92%) Security Cleared
8 24 (28.92%) CREST Certified
9 23 (27.71%) C++
9 23 (27.71%) .NET
10 22 (26.51%) VB.NET
10 22 (26.51%) Degree
11 21 (25.30%) CHECK Team Leader
12 20 (24.10%) Blog
12 20 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (24.10%) Project Management
12 20 (24.10%) PHP
13 19 (22.89%) QA
13 19 (22.89%) SIEM
14 18 (21.69%) Business Development
14 18 (21.69%) Objective-C
14 18 (21.69%) Java
14 18 (21.69%) ITIL
14 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
14 18 (21.69%) Firewall
15 17 (20.48%) Security Testing
15 17 (20.48%) Mentoring

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (55.42%) Network Security
2 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
3 18 (21.69%) Firewall
4 14 (16.87%) Wireless
5 13 (15.66%) VLAN
6 12 (14.46%) DNS
6 12 (14.46%) Junos
6 12 (14.46%) MPLS
7 11 (13.25%) DHCP
8 6 (7.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (7.23%) VPN
9 5 (6.02%) Internet
10 4 (4.82%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.41%) VoIP
12 1 (1.20%) IPsec
12 1 (1.20%) IPv4
12 1 (1.20%) LAN
12 1 (1.20%) SAN
12 1 (1.20%) WAN
12 1 (1.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) sqlmap
2 1 (1.20%) Selenium
2 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (15.66%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Tester
2 22 (26.51%) Consultant
2 22 (26.51%) Penetration Tester
2 22 (26.51%) Security Consultant
3 15 (18.07%) Security Tester
4 14 (16.87%) Security Penetration Tester
5 13 (15.66%) Applications Tester
5 13 (15.66%) Security Manager
5 13 (15.66%) Senior Consultant
5 13 (15.66%) Senior Manager
5 13 (15.66%) Senior Security Consultant
6 11 (13.25%) Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Mobile Tester
6 11 (13.25%) Security Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Security Specialist
7 10 (12.05%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (7.23%) IT Security Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) .NET
2 14 (16.87%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) Blog
2 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
3 12 (14.46%) Blackberry
4 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.61%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.41%) iPad
8 1 (1.20%) AS400
8 1 (1.20%) BBC
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.94%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Android
3 13 (15.66%) Windows Server
4 12 (14.46%) Apple iOS
4 12 (14.46%) Unix
5 7 (8.43%) Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) CentOS
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.01%) Information Security
2 34 (40.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 33 (39.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 28 (33.73%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (31.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 20 (24.10%) Project Management
7 19 (22.89%) SIEM
8 18 (21.69%) Business Development
8 18 (21.69%) ITIL
9 17 (20.48%) Mentoring
9 17 (20.48%) Security Testing
10 16 (19.28%) Change Management
11 15 (18.07%) Network Design
11 15 (18.07%) Reverse Engineering
11 15 (18.07%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (16.87%) Security Management
12 14 (16.87%) Server Hardening
13 12 (14.46%) SDLC
13 12 (14.46%) Security Architecture
13 12 (14.46%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) C#
2 23 (27.71%) C++
3 22 (26.51%) VB.NET
4 20 (24.10%) PHP
5 18 (21.69%) Java
5 18 (21.69%) Objective-C
6 6 (7.23%) SQL
7 3 (3.61%) Python
8 2 (2.41%) C
8 2 (2.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) CREST Certified
1 24 (28.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (26.51%) Degree
3 21 (25.30%) CHECK Team Leader
4 12 (14.46%) CISSP
5 6 (7.23%) Cyber Scheme
5 6 (7.23%) Tigerscheme
6 5 (6.02%) CEH
7 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.61%) CISA
8 3 (3.61%) CISM
8 3 (3.61%) GCIA
8 3 (3.61%) GCIH
8 3 (3.61%) SANS
9 2 (2.41%) GSNA
9 2 (2.41%) MCSE
9 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.41%) OSCE
9 2 (2.41%) OSCP
9 2 (2.41%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (22.89%) QA
3 12 (14.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (8.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.20%) ISO27002
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) NFS
2 1 (1.20%) vCloud
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Nessus
1 5 (6.02%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) CheckPoint
1 13 (15.66%) Juniper
2 12 (14.46%) Intel Security
3 3 (3.61%) Qualys
4 2 (2.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.20%) Veeam
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