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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 169 231 235
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 63 24 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 48 23 27
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
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
4850 5686 6028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.76% 88.47% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4095 4615 4799
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +52 46 £60,000 -2.04% 8
Merseyside - 10 £43,500 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Cheshire +25 2 £62,500 +19.04% 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 64 (54.24%) Information Security
2 53 (44.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 51 (43.22%) Network Security
4 41 (34.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 37 (31.36%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (27.97%) SIEM
7 32 (27.12%) .NET
7 32 (27.12%) Windows
8 30 (25.42%) Ethical Hacking
9 28 (23.73%) C#
10 26 (22.03%) TCP/IP
11 24 (20.34%) VB.NET
11 24 (20.34%) Degree
12 23 (19.49%) ITIL
13 22 (18.64%) Risk Assessment
13 22 (18.64%) Security Testing
13 22 (18.64%) Reverse Engineering
13 22 (18.64%) CREST Certified
14 21 (17.80%) Firewall
14 21 (17.80%) Java
15 20 (16.95%) DNS
15 20 (16.95%) Objective-C
15 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
15 20 (16.95%) QA
15 20 (16.95%) Windows Server
16 19 (16.10%) CHECK Team Leader
16 19 (16.10%) Blog
16 19 (16.10%) Mentoring
16 19 (16.10%) Finance
16 19 (16.10%) DHCP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.54%) Confluence
1 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.85%) MS Office
1 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (43.22%) Network Security
2 26 (22.03%) TCP/IP
3 21 (17.80%) Firewall
4 20 (16.95%) DNS
5 19 (16.10%) DHCP
6 15 (12.71%) VLAN
7 14 (11.86%) Junos
7 14 (11.86%) MPLS
8 11 (9.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (7.63%) Wireless
10 7 (5.93%) BIG-IP
10 7 (5.93%) HTTPS
10 7 (5.93%) VPN
11 6 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.54%) DSL
12 3 (2.54%) VoIP
12 3 (2.54%) Wireshark
13 2 (1.69%) Intranet
14 1 (0.85%) IPv4
14 1 (0.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Selenium
1 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
2 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.54%) Gatling
2 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.54%) JIRA
2 3 (2.54%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 16 (13.56%) Banking
3 8 (6.78%) Law
4 3 (2.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) Tester
2 28 (23.73%) Penetration Tester
3 24 (20.34%) Consultant
3 24 (20.34%) Security Consultant
4 22 (18.64%) Security Specialist
5 18 (15.25%) Security Manager
6 16 (13.56%) Analyst
6 16 (13.56%) Security Analyst
7 15 (12.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 15 (12.71%) Senior Consultant
7 15 (12.71%) Senior Security Consultant
8 12 (10.17%) Senior Manager
9 11 (9.32%) Security Tester
10 10 (8.47%) IT Security Specialist
11 9 (7.63%) Applications Tester
11 9 (7.63%) Security Penetration Tester
12 8 (6.78%) Information Analyst
12 8 (6.78%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (6.78%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.12%) .NET
2 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.78%) Web Services
4 4 (3.39%) Middleware
5 3 (2.54%) CSS
5 3 (2.54%) HTML
5 3 (2.54%) J2EE
5 3 (2.54%) JNI
5 3 (2.54%) Node.js
6 1 (0.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Blog
2 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.17%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.47%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (7.63%) Client/Server
6 8 (6.78%) Blackberry
6 8 (6.78%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.69%) iPad
10 1 (0.85%) AS400
10 1 (0.85%) CESG
10 1 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.12%) Windows
2 20 (16.95%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.86%) Android
4 11 (9.32%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.78%) Unix
6 5 (4.24%) Linux
7 1 (0.85%) CentOS
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.24%) Information Security
2 53 (44.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 41 (34.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 37 (31.36%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (27.97%) SIEM
6 30 (25.42%) Ethical Hacking
7 23 (19.49%) ITIL
8 22 (18.64%) Reverse Engineering
8 22 (18.64%) Risk Assessment
8 22 (18.64%) Security Testing
9 19 (16.10%) Change Management
9 19 (16.10%) Mentoring
9 19 (16.10%) Project Management
10 17 (14.41%) Business Development
11 13 (11.02%) Security Operations
12 12 (10.17%) Malware Analysis
13 11 (9.32%) Network Design
13 11 (9.32%) SDLC
13 11 (9.32%) Security Management
14 10 (8.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.73%) C#
2 24 (20.34%) VB.NET
3 21 (17.80%) Java
4 20 (16.95%) Objective-C
5 18 (15.25%) C++
6 17 (14.41%) PHP
7 7 (5.93%) SQL
8 3 (2.54%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.54%) Groovy
8 3 (2.54%) Scala
9 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (20.34%) Degree
2 22 (18.64%) CREST Certified
3 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 19 (16.10%) CHECK Team Leader
5 18 (15.25%) CISSP
6 12 (10.17%) Cyber Scheme
6 12 (10.17%) Tigerscheme
7 10 (8.47%) CISM
8 6 (5.08%) CEH
9 4 (3.39%) CISA
9 4 (3.39%) SANS
10 3 (2.54%) ISEB
10 3 (2.54%) MCSE
10 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.54%) OSCE
10 3 (2.54%) OSCP
11 2 (1.69%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (1.69%) GSNA
11 2 (1.69%) ISACA
11 2 (1.69%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.95%) QA
2 13 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (8.47%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.69%) SLA
7 1 (0.85%) COBIT
7 1 (0.85%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.85%) ISO27002
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) NFS
4 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Nessus
1 5 (4.24%) Nmap
2 4 (3.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) CheckPoint
1 19 (16.10%) Juniper
2 18 (15.25%) Intel Security
3 9 (7.63%) VMware
4 8 (6.78%) Cisco
5 7 (5.93%) F5
6 3 (2.54%) IBM
7 2 (1.69%) Imperva
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.69%) Qualys
7 2 (1.69%) Splunk
8 1 (0.85%) Facebook
8 1 (0.85%) HP
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.85%) Veeam
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