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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 238 198 216
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 44 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.71% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 35 49
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
5505 5404 6509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.18% 87.77% 86.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4622 4442 5578
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,746 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -35 11 £60,000 -22.58% 7
Cheshire +5 5 £36,500 -27.00% 1
Cumbria - 2 £57,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 38 (55.07%) Information Security
2 20 (28.99%) SIEM
3 18 (26.09%) CISSP
3 18 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (24.64%) ITIL
5 16 (23.19%) Firewall
5 16 (23.19%) Ethical Hacking
5 16 (23.19%) PCI DSS
6 15 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (21.74%) Windows
7 14 (20.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (20.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 14 (20.29%) Data Loss Prevention
8 12 (17.39%) Network Security
8 12 (17.39%) CISM
8 12 (17.39%) Management Information System
8 12 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 12 (17.39%) Finance
8 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
9 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
10 10 (14.49%) CREST Certified
10 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.04%) Intel Security
11 9 (13.04%) Juniper
11 9 (13.04%) Change Management
11 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 9 (13.04%) ISACA

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.90%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) Firewall
2 15 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (17.39%) Network Security
4 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.14%) DNS
5 7 (10.14%) MPLS
6 4 (5.80%) DHCP
6 4 (5.80%) HTTPS
6 4 (5.80%) Junos
6 4 (5.80%) VLAN
7 3 (4.35%) LAN
7 3 (4.35%) NAS
7 3 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.35%) VoIP
7 3 (4.35%) WAN
8 2 (2.90%) DSL
8 2 (2.90%) Internet
8 2 (2.90%) Intranet
8 2 (2.90%) SSL
8 2 (2.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 4 (5.80%) Selenium
2 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.90%) Burp Suite
3 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.90%) Gatling
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.45%) sqlmap
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Legal
3 5 (7.25%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Military
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
1 19 (27.54%) Security Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Information Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Security Specialist
4 8 (11.59%) Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Security Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 7 (10.14%) Security Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Information Specialist
7 5 (7.25%) IT Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.80%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (4.35%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Junior
9 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.80%) CSS
3 4 (5.80%) HTML
3 4 (5.80%) Node.js
4 3 (4.35%) Web Services
5 2 (2.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.35%) Blog
2 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.14%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Unix
5 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Information Security
2 20 (28.99%) SIEM
3 18 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (24.64%) ITIL
5 16 (23.19%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (20.29%) Data Loss Prevention
6 14 (20.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (20.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 12 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 9 (13.04%) Change Management
8 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
9 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
9 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Threat Detection
10 6 (8.70%) Business Development
10 6 (8.70%) Project Management
10 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.25%) Data Security
11 5 (7.25%) Process Improvement
11 5 (7.25%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) C#
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.80%) Scala
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) Groovy
4 2 (2.90%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) CISSP
2 12 (17.39%) CISM
3 10 (14.49%) CREST Certified
4 9 (13.04%) ISACA
5 7 (10.14%) MCSE
5 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.70%) OSCP
7 5 (7.25%) OSCE
8 4 (5.80%) CEH
8 4 (5.80%) CISA
8 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.80%) Degree
8 4 (5.80%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (4.35%) CCNA
9 3 (4.35%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (2.90%) Cyber Scheme
10 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) CCDP
11 1 (1.45%) CCIE
11 1 (1.45%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) PCI DSS
2 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (11.59%) QA
4 4 (5.80%) SLA
5 2 (2.90%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) Nessus
2 2 (2.90%) Nmap
3 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.04%) Intel Security
3 9 (13.04%) Juniper
4 5 (7.25%) Symantec
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) arcserve
6 3 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (4.35%) SonicWALL
6 3 (4.35%) Sophos
7 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.90%) Novell
7 2 (2.90%) Splunk
8 1 (1.45%) Capita
8 1 (1.45%) F5
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle
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