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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 220 213 238
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.45% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 13
Average salary £52,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
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
5153 5567 5777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.57% 82.41% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4473 4870
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 13 £52,500 +133.33% 5
Manchester +2 5 £45,000 +16.12% 11
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (74.07%) Information Security
2 32 (59.26%) Windows
3 30 (55.56%) Security Architecture
4 24 (44.44%) Linux
5 22 (40.74%) CISSP
6 20 (37.04%) Finance
7 19 (35.19%) OSCP
7 19 (35.19%) OSCE
8 18 (33.33%) PCI DSS
9 16 (29.63%) Web Services
9 16 (29.63%) Network Design
9 16 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 15 (27.78%) Risk Management
11 14 (25.93%) Security Management
11 14 (25.93%) UNIX
11 14 (25.93%) Security Testing
11 14 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (20.37%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (12.96%) Java
14 5 (9.26%) C++
14 5 (9.26%) QA
15 4 (7.41%) Degree
15 4 (7.41%) .NET
15 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
15 4 (7.41%) Firewall
16 3 (5.56%) XML
16 3 (5.56%) C
16 3 (5.56%) C#
16 3 (5.56%) SQL
16 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
1 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.70%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
1 2 (3.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.70%) Network Security
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (3.70%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) IPsec
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) SMTP
4 1 (1.85%) SNMP
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.70%) Big Data
1 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Metasploit
1 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (3.70%) AppScan
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Tester
2 22 (40.74%) Penetration Tester
3 20 (37.04%) Consultant
3 20 (37.04%) Security Consultant
4 17 (31.48%) IT Security Consultant
4 17 (31.48%) IT Consultant
5 16 (29.63%) Security Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Information Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Linux Software Architect
9 2 (3.70%) IT Security Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) XML
3 3 (5.56%) JSON
4 2 (3.70%) REST
5 1 (1.85%) J2EE
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) JNI
5 1 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Linux
3 14 (25.93%) UNIX
4 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (74.07%) Information Security
2 30 (55.56%) Security Architecture
3 16 (29.63%) Network Design
4 15 (27.78%) Risk Management
5 14 (25.93%) Security Management
5 14 (25.93%) Security Testing
5 14 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (20.37%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.56%) SIEM
8 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.70%) OWASP
8 2 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.70%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Anomaly Detection
8 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.70%) Web Development
8 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) Java
2 5 (9.26%) C++
3 3 (5.56%) C
3 3 (5.56%) C#
3 3 (5.56%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
4 2 (3.70%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) CISSP
2 19 (35.19%) OSCP
2 19 (35.19%) OSCE
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) PCI QSA
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 16 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.26%) QA
4 2 (3.70%) WCAG
4 2 (3.70%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) EPiServer
1 2 (3.70%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
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