The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 63 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.06% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Median salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
480 413 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 84.81% 82.27% 86.59%
Number of salaries quoted 362 307 466
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
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 Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Merseyside region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Liverpool - 6 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 14 (70.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (50.00%) Information Security
3 9 (45.00%) Security Operations
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 7 (35.00%) Banking
5 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
5 7 (35.00%) Wealth Management
5 7 (35.00%) Network Security
5 7 (35.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) F5
5 7 (35.00%) SIEM
5 7 (35.00%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (35.00%) Technical Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (35.00%) Malware Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
5 7 (35.00%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (35.00%) Data Security
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (30.00%) DHCP
6 6 (30.00%) VPN
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) Nagios
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Data Protection

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
1 7 (35.00%) Network Security
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) VPN
3 4 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (10.00%) Intranet
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (35.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
1 7 (35.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (50.00%) Information Security
3 9 (45.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (35.00%) Data Security
4 7 (35.00%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (35.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 7 (35.00%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (35.00%) SIEM
4 7 (35.00%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) Wealth Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
7 2 (10.00%) Document Management
7 2 (10.00%) Release Management
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CISM
1 3 (15.00%) CISSP
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CISA
2 1 (5.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (5.00%) ISO22301
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) F5
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft