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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 199 224 225
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 49 36 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.62% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 43 28 37
Median salary £50,000 £57,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
5393 5832 6416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.01% 88.61% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4503 4828 5098
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +16 38 £48,750 +3.72% 14
Cheshire +19 4 £58,750 -9.61%
Lancashire - 4 £33,750 -
Merseyside - 3 £80,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (47.79%) Information Security
2 43 (38.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 40 (35.40%) Network Security
4 39 (34.51%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (31.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 31 (27.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 31 (27.43%) .NET
7 30 (26.55%) SIEM
8 27 (23.89%) C#
8 27 (23.89%) ITIL
9 26 (23.01%) CISSP
10 25 (22.12%) Windows
11 24 (21.24%) VB.NET
12 23 (20.35%) Intrusion Detection
13 22 (19.47%) PCI DSS
13 22 (19.47%) QA
13 22 (19.47%) CREST Certified
14 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
14 21 (18.58%) Firewall
15 20 (17.70%) Java
15 20 (17.70%) Degree
16 19 (16.81%) Objective-C
16 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
16 19 (16.81%) Project Management
17 18 (15.93%) Intel Security
17 18 (15.93%) Change Management
17 18 (15.93%) Active Directory
17 18 (15.93%) Juniper
17 18 (15.93%) CheckPoint
17 18 (15.93%) Windows Server

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 (2.65%) Confluence
1 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 40 (35.40%) Network Security
2 23 (20.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (18.58%) Firewall
4 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
5 17 (15.04%) DHCP
5 17 (15.04%) DNS
6 12 (10.62%) Junos
6 12 (10.62%) MPLS
6 12 (10.62%) VLAN
7 8 (7.08%) HTTPS
8 7 (6.19%) VPN
9 6 (5.31%) BIG-IP
10 5 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.65%) DSL
11 3 (2.65%) Wireless
11 3 (2.65%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.77%) Intranet
12 2 (1.77%) SSL
13 1 (0.88%) Internet
13 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) JIRA
1 5 (4.42%) Selenium
1 5 (4.42%) WebDriver
2 4 (3.54%) sqlmap
3 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.65%) Gatling
3 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.77%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Legal
3 8 (7.08%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (22.12%) Analyst
1 25 (22.12%) Security Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Consultant
2 24 (21.24%) Security Consultant
3 21 (18.58%) Security Manager
3 21 (18.58%) Security Specialist
4 17 (15.04%) Information Analyst
4 17 (15.04%) Information Security Analyst
4 17 (15.04%) Tester
5 14 (12.39%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 13 (11.50%) Senior Consultant
6 13 (11.50%) Senior Manager
6 13 (11.50%) Senior Security Consultant
7 12 (10.62%) Penetration Tester
8 9 (7.96%) IT Security Specialist
8 9 (7.96%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (7.96%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.43%) .NET
2 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.42%) CSS
3 5 (4.42%) HTML
3 5 (4.42%) Middleware
3 5 (4.42%) Node.js
4 3 (2.65%) J2EE
4 3 (2.65%) JNI
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Blog
2 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.42%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.88%) AS400
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) CESG
7 1 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.12%) Windows
2 18 (15.93%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.08%) Android
4 5 (4.42%) Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.79%) Information Security
2 43 (38.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 39 (34.51%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (31.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 31 (27.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 30 (26.55%) SIEM
7 27 (23.89%) ITIL
8 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
9 19 (16.81%) Project Management
10 18 (15.93%) Business Development
10 18 (15.93%) Change Management
11 17 (15.04%) Data Loss Prevention
12 15 (13.27%) Security Testing
13 14 (12.39%) Risk Management
14 9 (7.96%) Incident Management
14 9 (7.96%) Threat Detection
15 8 (7.08%) Black-Box Testing
16 7 (6.19%) OWASP
16 7 (6.19%) Reverse Engineering
16 7 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) C#
2 24 (21.24%) VB.NET
3 20 (17.70%) Java
4 19 (16.81%) Objective-C
5 17 (15.04%) C++
6 16 (14.16%) PHP
7 9 (7.96%) SQL
8 5 (4.42%) Scala
9 3 (2.65%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.65%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (23.01%) CISSP
2 22 (19.47%) CREST Certified
3 20 (17.70%) Degree
4 17 (15.04%) CHECK Team Leader
4 17 (15.04%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.39%) CISM
6 13 (11.50%) Tigerscheme
7 12 (10.62%) Cyber Scheme
8 9 (7.96%) ISACA
9 8 (7.08%) CEH
9 8 (7.08%) MCSE
9 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (6.19%) CISA
10 7 (6.19%) OSCE
10 7 (6.19%) OSCP
11 4 (3.54%) SANS
12 2 (1.77%) GSNA
12 2 (1.77%) PCI QSA
13 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.47%) PCI DSS
1 22 (19.47%) QA
2 12 (10.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.88%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.88%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Nessus
1 5 (4.42%) Nmap
2 3 (2.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) CheckPoint
1 18 (15.93%) Intel Security
1 18 (15.93%) Juniper
2 7 (6.19%) Cisco
2 7 (6.19%) VMware
3 6 (5.31%) F5
4 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.88%) Facebook
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Qualys
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