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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 196 221 256
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +35
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 52 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 48 9 12
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £36,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% +10.80%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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
5685 5412 6386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.67% 81.91% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4881 4538 5524
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 39 £57,500 +46.49% 14
Cheshire +11 11 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Merseyside +11 1 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 51 (57.30%) Information Security
2 50 (56.18%) Windows
3 36 (40.45%) Linux
4 32 (35.96%) CISSP
5 31 (34.83%) Finance
5 31 (34.83%) Security Architecture
6 28 (31.46%) OSCP
7 27 (30.34%) OSCE
8 23 (25.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (15.73%) UNIX
11 13 (14.61%) Network Design
12 12 (13.48%) Security Management
13 11 (12.36%) HTML
13 11 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 10 (11.24%) Java
14 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
14 10 (11.24%) Management Information System
14 10 (11.24%) Security Testing
15 9 (10.11%) Network Security
15 9 (10.11%) JSON
15 9 (10.11%) XML
15 9 (10.11%) C
15 9 (10.11%) C++
15 9 (10.11%) CSS
16 8 (8.99%) Cyber Security
17 7 (7.87%) HTML5
17 7 (7.87%) SQL
17 7 (7.87%) Firewall
18 6 (6.74%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Network Security
2 7 (7.87%) Firewall
3 4 (4.49%) Wireless
3 4 (4.49%) LAN
3 4 (4.49%) WLAN
4 2 (2.25%) FTP
4 2 (2.25%) VPN
4 2 (2.25%) SSH
4 2 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.12%) NGN
5 1 (1.12%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.12%) 2G
5 1 (1.12%) LTE
5 1 (1.12%) DNS
5 1 (1.12%) Internet
5 1 (1.12%) 3G
5 1 (1.12%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
1 2 (2.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (34.83%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.49%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (48.31%) Tester
2 38 (42.70%) Consultant
3 34 (38.20%) Penetration Tester
4 33 (37.08%) Security Consultant
5 24 (26.97%) IT Consultant
5 24 (26.97%) IT Security Consultant
6 12 (13.48%) Security Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Senior Tester
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Programme Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Programme Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (5.62%) IT Programme Manager
9 5 (5.62%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (5.62%) Senior IT Programme Manager
9 5 (5.62%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Senior IT Project Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Testing Consultant
10 4 (4.49%) Cyber Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) HTML
2 9 (10.11%) CSS
2 9 (10.11%) XML
2 9 (10.11%) JSON
3 7 (7.87%) HTML5
4 4 (4.49%) JSP
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Telematics
3 4 (4.49%) CESG
3 4 (4.49%) SCADA
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Online Games
5 1 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (56.18%) Windows
2 36 (40.45%) Linux
3 14 (15.73%) UNIX
4 5 (5.62%) Android
4 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.30%) Information Security
2 31 (34.83%) Security Architecture
3 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.61%) Network Design
5 12 (13.48%) Security Management
6 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
6 10 (11.24%) Security Testing
7 8 (8.99%) Cyber Security
8 5 (5.62%) Network Management
8 5 (5.62%) OWASP
8 5 (5.62%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.62%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.62%) Scrum
9 4 (4.49%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (4.49%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.49%) ITIL
9 4 (4.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.49%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) Java
2 9 (10.11%) C
2 9 (10.11%) C++
3 7 (7.87%) SQL
4 4 (4.49%) PHP
5 3 (3.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (35.96%) CISSP
2 28 (31.46%) OSCP
3 27 (30.34%) OSCE
4 6 (6.74%) Degree
5 5 (5.62%) PCI QSA
5 5 (5.62%) ISEB
5 5 (5.62%) PMP
5 5 (5.62%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.12%) CISA
6 1 (1.12%) CISM
6 1 (1.12%) CCNA
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 6 (6.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Snort
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Webmin
Vendors
1 2 (2.25%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.12%) VMware
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