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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 217 215 231
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 41 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.61% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.70% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 34
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,229 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
5570 5892 6410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.13% 88.30% 86.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4659 4898 5268
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +4 27 £42,500 -9.57% 9
Cheshire +24 5 £50,000 -2.43% 1
Cumbria +11 2 £57,500 -2.54%
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 50 (49.02%) Information Security
2 35 (34.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 32 (31.37%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (30.39%) Network Security
5 29 (28.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 28 (27.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 25 (24.51%) SIEM
7 25 (24.51%) .NET
8 24 (23.53%) ITIL
9 22 (21.57%) Windows
9 22 (21.57%) C#
10 21 (20.59%) CISSP
10 21 (20.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (19.61%) PCI DSS
12 19 (18.63%) Firewall
13 18 (17.65%) VB.NET
13 18 (17.65%) QA
14 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 17 (16.67%) Windows Server
14 17 (16.67%) CREST Certified
14 17 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 16 (15.69%) DNS
15 16 (15.69%) Data Loss Prevention
16 15 (14.71%) TCP/IP
16 15 (14.71%) Java
16 15 (14.71%) Change Management
16 15 (14.71%) Juniper
16 15 (14.71%) CheckPoint
16 15 (14.71%) Intel Security
16 15 (14.71%) Project Management

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 (2.94%) Confluence
1 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (30.39%) Network Security
2 21 (20.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (18.63%) Firewall
4 16 (15.69%) DNS
5 15 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 14 (13.73%) DHCP
7 11 (10.78%) MPLS
8 9 (8.82%) Junos
8 9 (8.82%) VLAN
9 8 (7.84%) HTTPS
10 7 (6.86%) VPN
11 6 (5.88%) BIG-IP
12 5 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.94%) DSL
13 3 (2.94%) VoIP
14 2 (1.96%) Intranet
14 2 (1.96%) LAN
14 2 (1.96%) NAS
14 2 (1.96%) SSL
14 2 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.90%) JIRA
1 5 (4.90%) Selenium
1 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
2 4 (3.92%) sqlmap
3 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.94%) Gatling
3 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.96%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.98%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Legal
3 8 (7.84%) Law
4 2 (1.96%) Military
5 1 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.55%) Analyst
1 23 (22.55%) Security Analyst
2 21 (20.59%) Security Specialist
3 20 (19.61%) Consultant
3 20 (19.61%) Security Consultant
4 16 (15.69%) Information Analyst
4 16 (15.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 15 (14.71%) Security Manager
6 13 (12.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 12 (11.76%) Senior Manager
8 11 (10.78%) Senior Consultant
8 11 (10.78%) Senior Security Consultant
8 11 (10.78%) Tester
9 9 (8.82%) Network Engineer
9 9 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (8.82%) Security Engineer
10 8 (7.84%) IT Security Specialist
11 6 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
12 5 (4.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 5 (4.90%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.51%) .NET
2 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.90%) CSS
3 5 (4.90%) HTML
3 5 (4.90%) Middleware
3 5 (4.90%) Node.js
4 3 (2.94%) J2EE
4 3 (2.94%) JNI
5 2 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Blog
2 10 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) CESG
7 1 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.57%) Windows
2 17 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.86%) Android
4 6 (5.88%) Linux
5 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.02%) Information Security
2 35 (34.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 32 (31.37%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (28.43%) Ethical Hacking
5 28 (27.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 25 (24.51%) SIEM
7 24 (23.53%) ITIL
8 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 16 (15.69%) Data Loss Prevention
10 15 (14.71%) Change Management
10 15 (14.71%) Project Management
11 14 (13.73%) Business Development
11 14 (13.73%) Risk Management
12 13 (12.75%) Security Testing
13 9 (8.82%) Incident Management
14 8 (7.84%) Black-Box Testing
15 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (6.86%) Threat Detection
16 6 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
16 6 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.57%) C#
2 18 (17.65%) VB.NET
3 15 (14.71%) Java
4 14 (13.73%) Objective-C
5 12 (11.76%) C++
6 11 (10.78%) PHP
6 11 (10.78%) SQL
7 5 (4.90%) Scala
8 3 (2.94%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.94%) Groovy
9 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) CISSP
2 17 (16.67%) CREST Certified
3 15 (14.71%) Degree
4 14 (13.73%) CISM
5 12 (11.76%) CHECK Team Leader
5 12 (11.76%) Tigerscheme
6 11 (10.78%) Cyber Scheme
6 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
7 9 (8.82%) ISACA
8 7 (6.86%) CISA
8 7 (6.86%) OSCE
8 7 (6.86%) OSCP
9 6 (5.88%) MCSE
9 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.90%) CEH
11 4 (3.92%) SANS
12 2 (1.96%) CCNA
12 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.96%) GSNA
12 2 (1.96%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.61%) PCI DSS
2 18 (17.65%) QA
3 8 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.94%) SLA
5 2 (1.96%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.98%) COBIT
6 1 (0.98%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Nessus
1 4 (3.92%) Nmap
2 3 (2.94%) Nagios
3 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) CheckPoint
1 15 (14.71%) Intel Security
1 15 (14.71%) Juniper
2 9 (8.82%) Cisco
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.84%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) F5
5 2 (1.96%) arcserve
5 2 (1.96%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (1.96%) SonicWALL
5 2 (1.96%) Sophos
5 2 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (0.98%) Facebook
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Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Manchester
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
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