The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 16 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.64% 0.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 0.79% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £67,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 126 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 80.91% 68.48% 67.30%
Number of salaries quoted 62 105 128
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the Midlands

Penetration Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) SailPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) CESG
4 1 (20.00%) CISA
4 1 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (20.00%) COBIT
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) PCI QSA
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) CRISC
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
1 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) PCI QSA
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle