The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank - 77 65
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 0.13% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.17% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £30,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
585 574 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 75.68% 75.93% 74.89%
Number of salaries quoted 480 480 440
Average salary £37,500 £35,232 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.43% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the North East

Penetration Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Coaching
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) PMBOK

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Coordinator
1 2 (66.67%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Coaching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PMBOK