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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 221 214 221
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 36 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.54% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.64% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 28 37 12
Average salary £57,000 £60,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +37.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £74,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
5645 6234 5596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.80% 83.64% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4675 4959 4752
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 -1 18 £47,000 -1.05% 13
Cheshire +10 17 £65,000 +8.33%
Cumbria - 1 £59,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (68.42%) Information Security
2 31 (54.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (50.88%) Finance
4 19 (33.33%) Network Design
4 19 (33.33%) Server Hardening
5 18 (31.58%) PCI DSS
6 17 (29.82%) UNIX
6 17 (29.82%) Windows
7 14 (24.56%) Firewall
7 14 (24.56%) Banking
8 13 (22.81%) CISSP
9 12 (21.05%) Investment Banking
9 12 (21.05%) SIEM
9 12 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (19.30%) Security Testing
10 11 (19.30%) Security Management
11 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
12 9 (15.79%) Incident Management
13 8 (14.04%) Wealth Management
13 8 (14.04%) Internet
13 8 (14.04%) Security Architecture
13 8 (14.04%) SDLC
14 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 7 (12.28%) C++
14 7 (12.28%) Web Services
14 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
14 7 (12.28%) CISA
14 7 (12.28%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (10.53%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.51%) CMS
1 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Primavera
1 1 (1.75%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) GitHub
1 2 (3.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Firewall
2 8 (14.04%) Internet
3 6 (10.53%) VPN
4 5 (8.77%) Network Security
5 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.26%) DNS
5 3 (5.26%) SSL
5 3 (5.26%) DMZ
6 2 (3.51%) LAN
6 2 (3.51%) VoIP
6 2 (3.51%) DHCP
6 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
7 1 (1.75%) IPsec
7 1 (1.75%) ICMP
7 1 (1.75%) SNMP
7 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.51%) AppScan
General
1 29 (50.88%) Finance
2 14 (24.56%) Banking
3 12 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Security Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Consultant
2 7 (12.28%) Security Consultant
3 5 (8.77%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (8.77%) Tester
3 5 (8.77%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Security Manager
4 4 (7.02%) IT Security Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Senior IT Security Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Information Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Senior Security Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) IT Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) XML
2 2 (3.51%) JNI
2 2 (3.51%) JSON
2 2 (3.51%) REST
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) GIS
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Life Science
4 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
4 1 (1.75%) CESG
4 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) UNIX
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (68.42%) Information Security
2 19 (33.33%) Network Design
2 19 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 12 (21.05%) SIEM
3 12 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (19.30%) Security Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Security Management
5 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
6 9 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 8 (14.04%) Wealth Management
7 8 (14.04%) Security Architecture
7 8 (14.04%) SDLC
8 7 (12.28%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (10.53%) Project Management
9 6 (10.53%) Analytics
9 6 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (8.77%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C++
2 5 (8.77%) Java
2 5 (8.77%) C
3 4 (7.02%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) CISSP
2 7 (12.28%) CISA
3 6 (10.53%) CISM
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) CEH
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) OSCP
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (54.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (31.58%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (5.26%) QA
5 2 (3.51%) WCAG
5 2 (3.51%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Nessus
1 1 (1.75%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) SAP
1 2 (3.51%) VMware
1 2 (3.51%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
2 1 (1.75%) IBM
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