The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 185 219 233
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 46 39 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.56% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.65% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 37 37 9
Average salary £80,000 £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.13% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £57,500 £45,300
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
Manchester +23 33 £90,000 +56.52% 12
Merseyside +1 8 £47,000 -18.26% 2
Cheshire +22 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 54 (59.34%) Information Security
2 32 (35.16%) Network Security
3 31 (34.07%) Management Information System
4 29 (31.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 26 (28.57%) SIEM
6 25 (27.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (27.47%) Banking
7 24 (26.37%) Security Management
8 22 (24.18%) Reverse Engineering
9 21 (23.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 21 (23.08%) Security Operations
10 20 (21.98%) CREST Certified
10 20 (21.98%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (21.98%) Degree
10 20 (21.98%) Ethical Hacking
10 20 (21.98%) Finance
11 19 (20.88%) Firewall
11 19 (20.88%) CISSP
12 18 (19.78%) Risk Assessment
13 17 (18.68%) Windows
14 16 (17.58%) Project Management
14 16 (17.58%) CISM
14 16 (17.58%) Wireless
14 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
14 16 (17.58%) CHECK Team Leader
14 16 (17.58%) Social Engineering
15 15 (16.48%) PCI DSS
15 15 (16.48%) Security Testing
15 15 (16.48%) C++
16 14 (15.38%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.16%) Network Security
2 19 (20.88%) Firewall
3 16 (17.58%) Wireless
4 12 (13.19%) Internet
4 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
4 12 (13.19%) VPN
5 9 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (4.40%) LAN
7 2 (2.20%) VoIP
7 2 (2.20%) WAN
7 2 (2.20%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.10%) DHCP
8 1 (1.10%) DNS
8 1 (1.10%) Junos
8 1 (1.10%) MPLS
8 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) AppScan
1 2 (2.20%) Burp Suite
1 2 (2.20%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.10%) Selenium
2 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (27.47%) Banking
2 20 (21.98%) Finance
3 12 (13.19%) Legal
4 11 (12.09%) Retail
5 6 (6.59%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.30%) Publishing
7 2 (2.20%) Marketing
7 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Tester
2 29 (31.87%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (20.88%) Consultant
3 19 (20.88%) Security Consultant
4 16 (17.58%) Security Manager
4 16 (17.58%) Security Penetration Tester
4 16 (17.58%) Security Tester
5 12 (13.19%) Senior Consultant
5 12 (13.19%) Senior Security Consultant
6 10 (10.99%) Applications Tester
6 10 (10.99%) Mobile Tester
7 9 (9.89%) IT Consultant
7 9 (9.89%) IT Security Consultant
8 8 (8.79%) Senior IT Consultant
8 8 (8.79%) Senior IT Security Consultant
9 7 (7.69%) Information Manager
9 7 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (7.69%) IT Manager
9 7 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
9 7 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) Web Services
2 11 (12.09%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.20%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.07%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
2 11 (12.09%) Blog
3 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (5.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.30%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.30%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (3.30%) Life Science
7 3 (3.30%) PKI
8 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.10%) BBC
9 1 (1.10%) BYOD
9 1 (1.10%) CESG
9 1 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (1.10%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.68%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Android
2 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS
2 11 (12.09%) Unix
3 5 (5.49%) Linux
4 3 (3.30%) Solaris
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.20%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (59.34%) Information Security
2 29 (31.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 26 (28.57%) SIEM
4 24 (26.37%) Security Management
5 22 (24.18%) Reverse Engineering
6 21 (23.08%) Security Operations
6 21 (23.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 20 (21.98%) Ethical Hacking
7 20 (21.98%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (19.78%) Risk Assessment
9 16 (17.58%) Project Management
9 16 (17.58%) Social Engineering
10 15 (16.48%) Security Testing
11 14 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (15.38%) SDLC
12 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 13 (14.29%) Security Architecture
12 13 (14.29%) Server Hardening
13 12 (13.19%) Incident Management
13 12 (13.19%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) C++
2 14 (15.38%) C#
3 12 (13.19%) PHP
4 10 (10.99%) Java
4 10 (10.99%) Objective-C
4 10 (10.99%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.49%) Python
6 4 (4.40%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) C
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
7 2 (2.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) CREST Certified
1 20 (21.98%) Degree
2 19 (20.88%) CISSP
3 16 (17.58%) CHECK Team Leader
3 16 (17.58%) CISM
3 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.79%) CISA
5 5 (5.49%) CEH
5 5 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.49%) OSCP
5 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) Tigerscheme
6 4 (4.40%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (3.30%) CLAS
7 3 (3.30%) GCIA
7 3 (3.30%) GCIH
7 3 (3.30%) ISEB
7 3 (3.30%) SANS
8 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (16.48%) PCI DSS
3 11 (12.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 10 (10.99%) QA
5 2 (2.20%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.20%) SLA
6 1 (1.10%) COBIT
6 1 (1.10%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Nessus
1 4 (4.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) IBM
2 4 (4.40%) Qualys
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco
3 2 (2.20%) Imperva
3 2 (2.20%) Splunk
4 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.10%) Citrix
4 1 (1.10%) HP
4 1 (1.10%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.10%) Juniper
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle
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Salary: Unspecified Salary Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Great Salary and Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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