The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 198 223 229
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 43 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40 11 20
Average salary £46,250 £40,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £25,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5771 5692 5719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.10% 77.89% 76.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4596 4836 5026
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +29 31 £35,000 -44.00% 3
Cheshire +3 12 £60,000 +84.61%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Information Security
2 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 14 (22.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (20.97%) Android
3 13 (20.97%) Apple iOS
3 13 (20.97%) ITIL
4 12 (19.35%) Finance
4 12 (19.35%) PCI DSS
5 11 (17.74%) Mobile App
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Phone
5 11 (17.74%) CISSP
6 10 (16.13%) PHP
7 9 (14.52%) SIEM
7 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (14.52%) Web Services
8 8 (12.90%) C++
8 8 (12.90%) Linux
8 8 (12.90%) ISMS
8 8 (12.90%) EnCE
8 8 (12.90%) Security Testing
9 7 (11.29%) C
9 7 (11.29%) VPN
10 6 (9.68%) SQL
10 6 (9.68%) UNIX
10 6 (9.68%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (9.68%) Retail
10 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (9.68%) Network Security
10 6 (9.68%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) VPN
3 6 (9.68%) Network Security
4 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.23%) FTP
5 2 (3.23%) Internet
5 2 (3.23%) SSH
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.61%) LAN
6 1 (1.61%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
1 6 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Tester
1 23 (37.10%) Penetration Tester
2 19 (30.65%) Consultant
3 13 (20.97%) Security Tester
4 10 (16.13%) Security Consultant
4 10 (16.13%) Administrator
4 10 (16.13%) Mobile Tester
5 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.68%) Information Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.68%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (9.68%) Testing Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Security Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Web Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Applications Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.61%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Android
2 13 (20.97%) Apple iOS
3 11 (17.74%) Windows Phone
4 8 (12.90%) Linux
5 6 (9.68%) UNIX
6 3 (4.84%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.84%) CentOS
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Information Security
2 13 (20.97%) ITIL
3 9 (14.52%) SIEM
4 8 (12.90%) ISMS
4 8 (12.90%) Security Testing
5 6 (9.68%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.45%) Data Security
6 4 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (6.45%) Content Management
6 4 (6.45%) Web Development
7 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.23%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (3.23%) Analytics
8 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.23%) Web Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Business Development
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) PHP
2 8 (12.90%) C++
3 7 (11.29%) C
4 6 (9.68%) SQL
5 5 (8.06%) Java
6 2 (3.23%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) CISSP
2 8 (12.90%) EnCE
3 2 (3.23%) CISA
3 2 (3.23%) CISM
3 2 (3.23%) CRISC
3 2 (3.23%) CEH
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (19.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Nmap
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.23%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (3.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (1.61%) Cisco
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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