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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 238 238 208
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 16 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.28% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 27
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £34,790 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £48,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 16 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cheshire - 1 £67,500 - 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (41.18%) Firewall
1 14 (41.18%) Information Security
2 11 (32.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (29.41%) PCI DSS
4 8 (23.53%) Security Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
5 7 (20.59%) Windows
5 7 (20.59%) CISSP
6 6 (17.65%) Identity Management
6 6 (17.65%) QA
6 6 (17.65%) PKI
6 6 (17.65%) Network Security
7 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 5 (14.71%) SAN
7 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) ITIL
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco
8 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 4 (11.76%) WAN
8 4 (11.76%) VPN
8 4 (11.76%) Solaris
8 4 (11.76%) Linux
8 4 (11.76%) EMC
8 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
8 4 (11.76%) Content Management
8 4 (11.76%) Data Security
8 4 (11.76%) CISA

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (17.65%) Network Security
4 5 (14.71%) SAN
5 4 (11.76%) WAN
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.76%) VLAN
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (2.94%) DNS
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Consultant
2 11 (32.35%) Security Consultant
3 9 (26.47%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Principal Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Testing Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Administrator
5 4 (11.76%) Security Administrator
5 4 (11.76%) Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Principal Security Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Test Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Sales Executive
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) Junior
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Principal Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Solaris
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Information Security
2 8 (23.53%) Security Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.65%) Identity Management
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) Content Management
6 4 (11.76%) Data Security
7 3 (8.82%) OWASP
7 3 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.88%) Business Development
8 2 (5.88%) Web Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Data Management
9 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C++
1 2 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) CISSP
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) CISA
3 4 (11.76%) CISM
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CEH
6 1 (2.94%) CRISC
6 1 (2.94%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.82%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (8.82%) Nessus
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Cisco
2 4 (11.76%) EMC
2 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) NetApp
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + commission (OTE £50K)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 28 days ago