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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 156 172 185
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.89% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 32 4 8
Average salary £52,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.91% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £37,800 £32,315
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £57,650 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
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
3420 2982 3429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.05% 80.33% 79.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2930 2550 3057
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 29 December 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 29 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 4 - -
Sale - 2 £32,500 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 32 (50.00%) Information Security
3 26 (40.63%) Linux
4 23 (35.94%) CISSP
5 19 (29.69%) OSCP
6 18 (28.13%) OSCE
6 18 (28.13%) Security Architecture
7 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
7 13 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 12 (18.75%) Android
8 12 (18.75%) Finance
9 10 (15.63%) Security Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Network Security
10 9 (14.06%) Windows Phone
10 9 (14.06%) Security Management
10 9 (14.06%) Firewall
10 9 (14.06%) PHP
11 8 (12.50%) SQL
11 8 (12.50%) ITIL
12 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
13 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
13 6 (9.38%) HTML
13 6 (9.38%) Cyber Security
13 6 (9.38%) ISMS
13 6 (9.38%) PCI DSS
13 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 5 (7.81%) OWASP
14 5 (7.81%) Risk Assessment

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) Firewall
1 9 (14.06%) Network Security
2 4 (6.25%) Wireless
2 4 (6.25%) SSH
2 4 (6.25%) LAN
2 4 (6.25%) WLAN
2 4 (6.25%) FTP
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) 3G
4 1 (1.56%) SS7
4 1 (1.56%) NGN
4 1 (1.56%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (1.56%) 2G
4 1 (1.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Tester
2 31 (48.44%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (42.19%) Consultant
4 22 (34.38%) Security Consultant
5 15 (23.44%) IT Consultant
5 15 (23.44%) IT Security Consultant
6 12 (18.75%) Security Tester
7 8 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Testing Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) PHP Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Web Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Information Security Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Lead PHP Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) HTML
2 4 (6.25%) JSP
3 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) XML
4 2 (3.13%) JSON
4 2 (3.13%) .NET
4 2 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) CESG
3 4 (6.25%) SCADA
4 3 (4.69%) Telematics
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) Online Games
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 26 (40.63%) Linux
3 12 (18.75%) Android
3 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Information Security
2 18 (28.13%) Security Architecture
3 10 (15.63%) Security Testing
4 9 (14.06%) Security Management
5 8 (12.50%) ITIL
6 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.38%) ISMS
6 6 (9.38%) Cyber Security
7 5 (7.81%) OWASP
7 5 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.81%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 4 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.25%) Line Management
8 4 (6.25%) Network Management
8 4 (6.25%) SIEM
8 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) PHP
2 8 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (6.25%) Java
4 3 (4.69%) C
4 3 (4.69%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) Python
5 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) CISSP
2 19 (29.69%) OSCP
3 18 (28.13%) OSCE
4 4 (6.25%) EnCE
5 2 (3.13%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Webmin
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (1.56%) VMware
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £19,650 - £37,320
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago