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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 225 234 247
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 24 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 14
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £36,750 £34,790
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £77,500 £48,000
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5491 5894 5978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.67% 82.54% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4402 4769 4929
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +19 15 £52,500 -22.22%
Manchester -4 7 £45,000 - 19
Merseyside - 1 £57,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 56 (68.29%) Information Security
2 52 (63.41%) Windows
3 39 (47.56%) Security Architecture
4 32 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (36.59%) Linux
6 29 (35.37%) Finance
7 27 (32.93%) CISSP
7 27 (32.93%) Network Design
8 25 (30.49%) UNIX
9 24 (29.27%) OSCP
9 24 (29.27%) OSCE
10 22 (26.83%) Security Management
11 18 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
12 16 (19.51%) Security Testing
12 16 (19.51%) PCI DSS
12 16 (19.51%) Web Services
13 15 (18.29%) Risk Management
14 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
15 11 (13.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 11 (13.41%) Requirements Analysis
16 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (12.20%) Java
17 9 (10.98%) C
17 9 (10.98%) C++
17 9 (10.98%) HTML
17 9 (10.98%) CSS
17 9 (10.98%) XML
17 9 (10.98%) JSON
18 7 (8.54%) HTML5
18 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Firewall
2 4 (4.88%) Wireless
2 4 (4.88%) LAN
2 4 (4.88%) WLAN
2 4 (4.88%) Network Security
3 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.44%) VPN
3 2 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.22%) SSL
4 1 (1.22%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) 3G
4 1 (1.22%) ICMP
4 1 (1.22%) SS7
4 1 (1.22%) SMTP
4 1 (1.22%) SNMP
4 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.22%) IPsec
4 1 (1.22%) 2G
4 1 (1.22%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (41.46%) Tester
2 29 (35.37%) Consultant
3 28 (34.15%) Security Consultant
4 25 (30.49%) Penetration Tester
5 23 (28.05%) Security Engineer
6 22 (26.83%) IT Consultant
6 22 (26.83%) IT Security Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.88%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Information Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Security Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Information Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) Web Services
2 9 (10.98%) XML
2 9 (10.98%) JSON
2 9 (10.98%) HTML
2 9 (10.98%) CSS
3 7 (8.54%) HTML5
4 4 (4.88%) JSP
5 3 (3.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) CESG
2 4 (4.88%) SCADA
3 3 (3.66%) Telematics
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Open Source
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (63.41%) Windows
2 30 (36.59%) Linux
3 25 (30.49%) UNIX
4 2 (2.44%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (68.29%) Information Security
2 39 (47.56%) Security Architecture
3 27 (32.93%) Network Design
4 22 (26.83%) Security Management
5 18 (21.95%) Risk Assessment
6 16 (19.51%) Security Testing
7 15 (18.29%) Risk Management
8 11 (13.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.54%) Cyber Security
11 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (4.88%) Network Management
12 4 (4.88%) Information Assurance
13 3 (3.66%) SIEM
14 2 (2.44%) Anomaly Detection
14 2 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
14 2 (2.44%) OWASP
14 2 (2.44%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) Java
2 9 (10.98%) C
2 9 (10.98%) C++
3 4 (4.88%) SQL
4 2 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) CISSP
2 24 (29.27%) OSCP
2 24 (29.27%) OSCE
3 6 (7.32%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.22%) PMP
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (19.51%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (4.88%) JSP 440
5 3 (3.66%) QA
6 1 (1.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Snort
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (2.44%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
2 1 (1.22%) VMware
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