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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 156 167 171
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 26 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 9
Average salary £47,500 £61,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.44% +11.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £35,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
3326 3033 3082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.02% 77.31% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2668 2605 2692
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 £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Stockport 0 1 £18,000 -48.57%
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (28.26%) Information Security
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
2 12 (26.09%) Android
3 11 (23.91%) Mobile App
3 11 (23.91%) CISSP
3 11 (23.91%) PHP
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Phone
5 9 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (19.57%) PCI DSS
5 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Firewall
5 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (17.39%) SQL
6 8 (17.39%) Linux
6 8 (17.39%) ISMS
6 8 (17.39%) EnCE
6 8 (17.39%) SIEM
7 7 (15.22%) Security Testing
7 7 (15.22%) C
7 7 (15.22%) C++
8 6 (13.04%) Web Services
8 6 (13.04%) VPN
8 6 (13.04%) Finance
8 6 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (13.04%) Retail
8 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
8 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
9 5 (10.87%) Network Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) VPN
3 5 (10.87%) Network Security
4 3 (6.52%) FTP
4 3 (6.52%) SSH
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
1 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
1 6 (13.04%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Tester
1 17 (36.96%) Penetration Tester
2 13 (28.26%) Security Tester
3 10 (21.74%) Mobile Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Consultant
4 8 (17.39%) Security Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Administrator
6 6 (13.04%) Information Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (13.04%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (10.87%) Testing Consultant
7 5 (10.87%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 4 (8.70%) Web Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Developer
9 3 (6.52%) PHP Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Android
2 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Phone
4 8 (17.39%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Information Security
2 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (17.39%) SIEM
3 8 (17.39%) ISMS
4 7 (15.22%) Security Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (8.70%) Web Development
8 3 (6.52%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (6.52%) Analytics
9 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (4.35%) Business Development
9 2 (4.35%) Web Testing
9 2 (4.35%) OWASP
9 2 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.35%) Security Architecture
10 1 (2.17%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PHP
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) C
3 7 (15.22%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) CISSP
2 8 (17.39%) EnCE
3 2 (4.35%) OSCP
3 2 (4.35%) OSCE
3 2 (4.35%) CEH
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CRISC
4 1 (2.17%) CISA
4 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (19.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Nessus
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.35%) CORE IMPACT
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