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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 222 216 229
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 31 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.57% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29 30 13
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +61.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,250 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
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
6289 5429 5770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 80.38% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5279 4549 4968
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,353 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 17 £52,500 -16.00% 9
Cheshire -18 14 £68,750 +19.56% 5
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 29 (39.19%) Finance
2 25 (33.78%) Windows
3 23 (31.08%) Information Security
4 16 (21.62%) CISSP
5 15 (20.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (18.92%) Android
6 14 (18.92%) Linux
6 14 (18.92%) Apple iOS
7 13 (17.57%) Firewall
8 12 (16.22%) ITIL
8 12 (16.22%) PHP
8 12 (16.22%) Mobile App
9 11 (14.86%) PCI DSS
10 10 (13.51%) UNIX
10 10 (13.51%) Windows Phone
11 9 (12.16%) SIEM
11 9 (12.16%) SQL
11 9 (12.16%) Web Services
11 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.81%) ISMS
12 8 (10.81%) EnCE
12 8 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (9.46%) C
13 7 (9.46%) C++
13 7 (9.46%) Java
13 7 (9.46%) VPN
13 7 (9.46%) Security Testing
13 7 (9.46%) Network Security
14 6 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) Firewall
2 7 (9.46%) VPN
2 7 (9.46%) Network Security
3 4 (5.41%) SSH
3 4 (5.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
1 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
General
1 29 (39.19%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Retail
2 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Tester
2 30 (40.54%) Penetration Tester
3 20 (27.03%) Consultant
4 14 (18.92%) Security Tester
5 13 (17.57%) Security Consultant
6 10 (13.51%) Mobile Tester
7 8 (10.81%) Security Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.11%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Information Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.11%) Administrator
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Programme Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Programme Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Web Services
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.05%) LAMP
4 2 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) XML
5 1 (1.35%) JSON
5 1 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.70%) Telematics
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Online Games
4 1 (1.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Android
2 14 (18.92%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Apple iOS
3 10 (13.51%) UNIX
3 10 (13.51%) Windows Phone
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (4.05%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.05%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) AIX
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Information Security
2 12 (16.22%) ITIL
3 9 (12.16%) SIEM
3 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.81%) ISMS
4 8 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (9.46%) Security Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (6.76%) Security Architecture
7 5 (6.76%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (5.41%) Web Development
8 4 (5.41%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (5.41%) Network Design
8 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (5.41%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) Scrum
8 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) PHP
2 9 (12.16%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) C
3 7 (9.46%) C++
3 7 (9.46%) Java
4 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.70%) Ruby
5 2 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) CISSP
2 8 (10.81%) EnCE
3 4 (5.41%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) PMP
3 4 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.41%) OSCP
4 3 (4.05%) OSCE
4 3 (4.05%) PCI QSA
5 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) CISA
5 2 (2.70%) CISM
5 2 (2.70%) CRISC
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (14.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Nmap
2 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (1.35%) Cisco
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Networking People
Salary: Double OTE uncapped
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: + Double OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bo
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago