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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 226 220 240
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.51% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26 26 10
Average salary £60,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,250 £75,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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
Cheshire +12 22 £60,000 - 2
Manchester -15 5 £61,250 +75.00% 8
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 46 (79.31%) Information Security
2 33 (56.90%) Finance
3 29 (50.00%) Windows
4 28 (48.28%) Network Design
5 27 (46.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (44.83%) Server Hardening
7 22 (37.93%) UNIX
8 19 (32.76%) Security Architecture
9 18 (31.03%) PCI DSS
10 16 (27.59%) CISSP
11 15 (25.86%) Risk Management
12 14 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (24.14%) Banking
12 14 (24.14%) Web Services
12 14 (24.14%) Security Testing
12 14 (24.14%) SDLC
13 12 (20.69%) Security Management
14 11 (18.97%) Linux
14 11 (18.97%) Requirements Analysis
14 11 (18.97%) Investment Banking
15 8 (13.79%) Java
15 8 (13.79%) Wealth Management
15 8 (13.79%) OSCP
15 8 (13.79%) OSCE
16 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 7 (12.07%) C++
17 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
17 6 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
18 5 (8.62%) QA
18 5 (8.62%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.45%) CMS
1 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) GitHub
1 2 (3.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 2 (3.45%) Wireless
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) SMTP
4 1 (1.72%) SNMP
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.72%) SSL
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) ICMP
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) AppScan
1 2 (3.45%) Metasploit
1 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (56.90%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Banking
3 11 (18.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Security Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Tester
2 11 (18.97%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (17.24%) Security Consultant
3 10 (17.24%) Consultant
4 8 (13.79%) IT Consultant
4 8 (13.79%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) J2EE
3 2 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) JNI
3 2 (3.45%) JSON
3 2 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) GIS
3 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) UNIX
3 11 (18.97%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (79.31%) Information Security
2 28 (48.28%) Network Design
3 26 (44.83%) Server Hardening
4 19 (32.76%) Security Architecture
5 15 (25.86%) Risk Management
6 14 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (24.14%) Security Testing
6 14 (24.14%) SDLC
7 12 (20.69%) Security Management
8 11 (18.97%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (13.79%) Wealth Management
10 6 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
12 3 (5.17%) SIEM
12 3 (5.17%) Cyber Security
13 2 (3.45%) Automation Testing
13 2 (3.45%) OWASP
13 2 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
13 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (3.45%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Java
2 7 (12.07%) C++
3 5 (8.62%) C
4 4 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) Perl
5 2 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) CISSP
2 8 (13.79%) OSCP
2 8 (13.79%) OSCE
3 5 (8.62%) CISA
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) PCI QSA
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (46.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (31.03%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (8.62%) QA
5 2 (3.45%) WCAG
5 2 (3.45%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
1 2 (3.45%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
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