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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / North West
Rank 228 189 229
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +40
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 47 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.83% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.94% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 37 37
Median salary £62,500 £70,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,550 £38,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £95,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
5437 4983 6108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.35% 88.23% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4509 4153 5093
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +18 7 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Manchester -47 6 £45,000 -47.05% 7
Cumbria - 2 £67,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 27 (61.36%) Information Security
2 13 (29.55%) CISSP
2 13 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (27.27%) CISM
4 11 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 9 (20.45%) Firewall
5 9 (20.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (18.18%) PCI DSS
7 7 (15.91%) CREST Certified
7 7 (15.91%) ITIL
7 7 (15.91%) Windows
7 7 (15.91%) Finance
8 6 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (13.64%) Security Management
8 6 (13.64%) Information Security Management
8 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.64%) Project Management
8 6 (13.64%) Internal Audit
8 6 (13.64%) Degree
9 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity Management
9 5 (11.36%) Information Assurance
9 5 (11.36%) SIEM
9 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.36%) Symantec
9 5 (11.36%) MPLS
9 5 (11.36%) DNS

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 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) MPLS
3 4 (9.09%) Network Security
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 3 (6.82%) NAS
4 3 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) VoIP
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) Junos
5 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) DMZ
6 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) IPsec
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 4 (9.09%) Military
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Security Specialist
3 6 (13.64%) Information Specialist
3 6 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) IT Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Security Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Security Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Ethical Hacker
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Junior
6 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior IT Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Developer
7 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
1 4 (9.09%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) CESG
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Information Security
2 13 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (20.45%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.91%) ITIL
7 6 (13.64%) Information Security Management
7 6 (13.64%) Internal Audit
7 6 (13.64%) Project Management
7 6 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (13.64%) Security Management
8 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
8 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity Management
8 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.36%) Information Assurance
8 5 (11.36%) SIEM
8 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (9.09%) Data Governance
9 4 (9.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) C#
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) CISSP
2 12 (27.27%) CISM
3 7 (15.91%) CREST Certified
4 6 (13.64%) Degree
5 4 (9.09%) CEH
5 4 (9.09%) CISA
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.82%) CCNA
6 3 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (6.82%) OSCP
6 3 (6.82%) Tigerscheme
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) CCDP
8 1 (2.27%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (2.27%) CLAS
8 1 (2.27%) GPEN
8 1 (2.27%) IISP
8 1 (2.27%) ISACA
8 1 (2.27%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 4 (9.09%) QA
4 3 (6.82%) SLA
5 2 (4.55%) RMADS
6 1 (2.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.27%) Nessus
2 1 (2.27%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Symantec
3 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.82%) arcserve
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) Nimble Storage
4 3 (6.82%) SonicWALL
4 3 (6.82%) Sophos
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.55%) Juniper
5 2 (4.55%) NCR
5 2 (4.55%) Novell
5 2 (4.55%) Splunk
6 1 (2.27%) Capita
6 1 (2.27%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
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