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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 212 221 228
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 40 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 37 13 19
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £25,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
6094 5316 5702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.92% 77.61% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4851 4500 4956
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +5 26 £47,500 -22.44% 4
Cheshire +1 14 £60,000 +140.00%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 18 (28.13%) Windows
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 16 (25.00%) Information Security
3 14 (21.88%) Android
3 14 (21.88%) Apple iOS
4 13 (20.31%) CISSP
5 11 (17.19%) PHP
5 11 (17.19%) Mobile App
6 10 (15.63%) Windows Phone
6 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (15.63%) Linux
6 10 (15.63%) Firewall
7 9 (14.06%) Web Services
7 9 (14.06%) ITIL
7 9 (14.06%) SIEM
7 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 8 (12.50%) EnCE
8 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 8 (12.50%) ISMS
8 8 (12.50%) SQL
9 7 (10.94%) C
9 7 (10.94%) C++
9 7 (10.94%) VPN
10 6 (9.38%) UNIX
10 6 (9.38%) Java
10 6 (9.38%) Retail
10 6 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (9.38%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) Firewall
2 7 (10.94%) VPN
3 6 (9.38%) Network Security
4 3 (4.69%) FTP
4 3 (4.69%) SSH
5 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) LAN
6 1 (1.56%) WAN
6 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Hadoop
1 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Tester
1 29 (45.31%) Penetration Tester
2 22 (34.38%) Consultant
3 14 (21.88%) Security Tester
4 13 (20.31%) Security Consultant
5 10 (15.63%) Mobile Tester
6 8 (12.50%) Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Security Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (9.38%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (9.38%) Administrator
7 6 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (9.38%) Testing Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) Information Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Web Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) LAMP
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Android
2 14 (21.88%) Apple iOS
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Phone
3 10 (15.63%) Linux
4 6 (9.38%) UNIX
5 3 (4.69%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (4.69%) CentOS
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Information Security
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) SIEM
3 8 (12.50%) ISMS
3 8 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 6 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (7.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (6.25%) Web Development
6 4 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (4.69%) Analytics
7 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.13%) Web Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Business Development
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.13%) OWASP
8 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) PHP
2 8 (12.50%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) C
3 7 (10.94%) C++
4 6 (9.38%) Java
5 3 (4.69%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.13%) Ruby
6 2 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) CISSP
2 8 (12.50%) EnCE
3 3 (4.69%) OSCP
4 2 (3.13%) OSCE
4 2 (3.13%) CISA
4 2 (3.13%) CISM
4 2 (3.13%) CEH
4 2 (3.13%) CRISC
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Nmap
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Nessus
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.13%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (1.56%) Cisco
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago