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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 169 227 225
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 59 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 43 17 24
Median salary £52,750 £52,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.47% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,300 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £52,500 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
4702 5388 5792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.94% 88.40% 85.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3971 4292 4651
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +50 47 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Merseyside - 6 £43,500 - 1
Cheshire +20 3 £52,500 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 65 (61.32%) Information Security
2 53 (50.00%) Network Security
3 51 (48.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 38 (35.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 33 (31.13%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (29.25%) SIEM
7 30 (28.30%) Windows
8 29 (27.36%) Ethical Hacking
9 27 (25.47%) .NET
9 27 (25.47%) Degree
10 26 (24.53%) C#
10 26 (24.53%) Risk Assessment
11 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
12 24 (22.64%) Security Testing
12 24 (22.64%) Reverse Engineering
13 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
13 23 (21.70%) VB.NET
13 23 (21.70%) CREST Certified
14 22 (20.75%) C++
15 20 (18.87%) ITIL
15 20 (18.87%) Project Management
15 20 (18.87%) CISSP
15 20 (18.87%) Banking
15 20 (18.87%) Blog
15 20 (18.87%) CHECK Team Leader
16 19 (17.92%) QA
16 19 (17.92%) PHP
17 18 (16.98%) Java
17 18 (16.98%) DNS
17 18 (16.98%) Management Information System

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.94%) MS Office
1 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (50.00%) Network Security
2 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.98%) DNS
4 17 (16.04%) DHCP
4 17 (16.04%) Firewall
5 14 (13.21%) VLAN
6 13 (12.26%) Junos
6 13 (12.26%) MPLS
6 13 (12.26%) Wireless
7 9 (8.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (6.60%) VPN
9 5 (4.72%) BIG-IP
9 5 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.72%) HTTPS
10 3 (2.83%) Internet
10 3 (2.83%) VoIP
10 3 (2.83%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.94%) IPsec
11 1 (0.94%) IPv4
11 1 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.94%) Selenium
2 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (18.87%) Banking
2 18 (16.98%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Law
4 3 (2.83%) Legal
4 3 (2.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (33.02%) Tester
2 32 (30.19%) Penetration Tester
3 20 (18.87%) Consultant
3 20 (18.87%) Security Consultant
4 16 (15.09%) Analyst
4 16 (15.09%) Security Analyst
4 16 (15.09%) Security Manager
5 14 (13.21%) Security Specialist
5 14 (13.21%) Security Tester
6 13 (12.26%) Applications Tester
6 13 (12.26%) Security Penetration Tester
6 13 (12.26%) Senior Manager
7 12 (11.32%) Senior Consultant
7 12 (11.32%) Senior Security Consultant
8 11 (10.38%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 11 (10.38%) Mobile Tester
9 7 (6.60%) Information Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) IT Security Specialist
9 7 (6.60%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 7 (6.60%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) .NET
2 13 (12.26%) Web Services
3 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Blog
2 18 (16.98%) Management Information System
3 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.32%) Blackberry
5 10 (9.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (8.49%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.89%) CESG
8 2 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.89%) iPad
9 1 (0.94%) AS400
9 1 (0.94%) BYOD
9 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.30%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.21%) Android
4 12 (11.32%) Apple iOS
4 12 (11.32%) Unix
5 7 (6.60%) Linux
6 2 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) CentOS
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.32%) Information Security
2 51 (48.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 38 (35.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 33 (31.13%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (29.25%) SIEM
6 29 (27.36%) Ethical Hacking
7 26 (24.53%) Risk Assessment
8 24 (22.64%) Reverse Engineering
8 24 (22.64%) Security Testing
9 20 (18.87%) ITIL
9 20 (18.87%) Project Management
10 18 (16.98%) Business Development
11 17 (16.04%) Mentoring
12 16 (15.09%) Change Management
13 15 (14.15%) Network Design
13 15 (14.15%) Security Management
13 15 (14.15%) Security Operations
14 14 (13.21%) SDLC
14 14 (13.21%) Time Management
15 13 (12.26%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) C#
2 23 (21.70%) VB.NET
3 22 (20.75%) C++
4 19 (17.92%) PHP
5 18 (16.98%) Java
5 18 (16.98%) Objective-C
6 6 (5.66%) SQL
7 2 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) C
8 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (25.47%) Degree
2 23 (21.70%) CREST Certified
2 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
3 20 (18.87%) CHECK Team Leader
3 20 (18.87%) CISSP
4 10 (9.43%) CISM
5 9 (8.49%) Cyber Scheme
5 9 (8.49%) Tigerscheme
6 5 (4.72%) CEH
7 4 (3.77%) CISA
8 3 (2.83%) ISEB
8 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) GCIA
9 2 (1.89%) GCIH
9 2 (1.89%) GSNA
9 2 (1.89%) MCSE
9 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.89%) OSCE
9 2 (1.89%) OSCP
9 2 (1.89%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
2 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 10 (9.43%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.89%) COBIT
6 2 (1.89%) ISO22301
6 2 (1.89%) SLA
7 1 (0.94%) ISO27002
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) NFS
2 1 (0.94%) vCloud
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Nagios
1 4 (3.77%) Nessus
1 4 (3.77%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) CheckPoint
1 14 (13.21%) Juniper
2 13 (12.26%) Intel Security
3 7 (6.60%) VMware
4 5 (4.72%) Cisco
4 5 (4.72%) F5
5 3 (2.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) Imperva
6 2 (1.89%) Qualys
6 2 (1.89%) Splunk
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.94%) Facebook
7 1 (0.94%) HP
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) Veeam
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