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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 179 228 214
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 61 34 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.59% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 49 32 40
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £87,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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
5114 5807 6130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.17% 88.94% 85.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4260 4706 4846
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +28 45 £50,000 +9.28% 18
Merseyside - 6 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 5 £35,000 -
Cheshire +20 4 £62,500 -3.84%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 65 (53.28%) Information Security
2 50 (40.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 45 (36.89%) Network Security
4 40 (32.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 38 (31.15%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (28.69%) SIEM
7 32 (26.23%) .NET
8 30 (24.59%) Ethical Hacking
9 29 (23.77%) Windows
10 28 (22.95%) C#
10 28 (22.95%) CISSP
11 27 (22.13%) ITIL
12 24 (19.67%) VB.NET
12 24 (19.67%) Degree
13 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
13 23 (18.85%) Firewall
14 22 (18.03%) Finance
14 22 (18.03%) QA
15 21 (17.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 21 (17.21%) Java
15 21 (17.21%) Windows Server
16 20 (16.39%) Juniper
16 20 (16.39%) CheckPoint
16 20 (16.39%) DNS
16 20 (16.39%) Change Management
16 20 (16.39%) Objective-C
16 20 (16.39%) PCI DSS
17 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
17 19 (15.57%) Mentoring
17 19 (15.57%) DHCP

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 (2.46%) Confluence
1 3 (2.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.82%) MS Office
1 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.89%) Network Security
2 23 (18.85%) Firewall
2 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
3 21 (17.21%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (16.39%) DNS
5 19 (15.57%) DHCP
6 15 (12.30%) VLAN
7 14 (11.48%) Junos
7 14 (11.48%) MPLS
8 8 (6.56%) VPN
9 7 (5.74%) BIG-IP
9 7 (5.74%) HTTPS
10 6 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (3.28%) Wireless
12 3 (2.46%) DSL
12 3 (2.46%) VoIP
12 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
13 2 (1.64%) Intranet
14 1 (0.82%) IPsec
14 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Selenium
1 6 (4.92%) WebDriver
2 5 (4.10%) JIRA
3 4 (3.28%) sqlmap
4 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.46%) Gatling
4 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (18.03%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Banking
2 9 (7.38%) Law
3 7 (5.74%) Legal
4 3 (2.46%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (20.49%) Analyst
1 25 (20.49%) Security Analyst
1 25 (20.49%) Tester
2 23 (18.85%) Security Specialist
3 21 (17.21%) Consultant
3 21 (17.21%) Security Consultant
4 20 (16.39%) Security Manager
5 19 (15.57%) Penetration Tester
6 17 (13.93%) Information Analyst
6 17 (13.93%) Information Security Analyst
7 16 (13.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 13 (10.66%) Senior Consultant
8 13 (10.66%) Senior Manager
8 13 (10.66%) Senior Security Consultant
9 10 (8.20%) IT Security Specialist
10 9 (7.38%) Network Engineer
10 9 (7.38%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (7.38%) Security Engineer
11 7 (5.74%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 7 (5.74%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) .NET
2 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.10%) CSS
3 5 (4.10%) HTML
3 5 (4.10%) Middleware
3 5 (4.10%) Node.js
4 4 (3.28%) Web Services
5 3 (2.46%) J2EE
5 3 (2.46%) JNI
6 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Blog
2 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.74%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (4.92%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.28%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.82%) AS400
8 1 (0.82%) CESG
8 1 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.82%) iPad
8 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.77%) Windows
2 21 (17.21%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.02%) Android
4 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.10%) Linux
6 4 (3.28%) Unix
7 1 (0.82%) CentOS
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (53.28%) Information Security
2 50 (40.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 40 (32.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 38 (31.15%) Cybersecurity
5 35 (28.69%) SIEM
6 30 (24.59%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (22.13%) ITIL
8 20 (16.39%) Change Management
9 19 (15.57%) Mentoring
9 19 (15.57%) Project Management
10 18 (14.75%) Security Testing
11 17 (13.93%) Business Development
12 16 (13.11%) Data Loss Prevention
12 16 (13.11%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (12.30%) Reverse Engineering
13 15 (12.30%) Risk Management
14 10 (8.20%) Security Operations
15 9 (7.38%) Incident Management
15 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (7.38%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.95%) C#
2 24 (19.67%) VB.NET
3 21 (17.21%) Java
4 20 (16.39%) Objective-C
5 18 (14.75%) C++
6 17 (13.93%) PHP
7 7 (5.74%) SQL
8 5 (4.10%) Scala
9 3 (2.46%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.46%) Groovy
10 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (22.95%) CISSP
2 24 (19.67%) Degree
3 19 (15.57%) CREST Certified
3 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.75%) CHECK Team Leader
5 17 (13.93%) CISM
6 12 (9.84%) Cyber Scheme
6 12 (9.84%) Tigerscheme
7 9 (7.38%) ISACA
8 7 (5.74%) CEH
8 7 (5.74%) CISA
8 7 (5.74%) MCSE
8 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.28%) OSCE
9 4 (3.28%) OSCP
9 4 (3.28%) SANS
10 2 (1.64%) GSNA
10 2 (1.64%) ISEB
10 2 (1.64%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.82%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.03%) QA
2 20 (16.39%) PCI DSS
3 11 (9.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.64%) SLA
7 1 (0.82%) COBIT
7 1 (0.82%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.82%) ISO27002
System Software
1 19 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.82%) NFS
4 1 (0.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) Nessus
1 5 (4.10%) Nmap
2 4 (3.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) CheckPoint
1 20 (16.39%) Juniper
2 19 (15.57%) Intel Security
3 9 (7.38%) VMware
4 8 (6.56%) Cisco
5 7 (5.74%) F5
6 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.64%) IBM
8 1 (0.82%) Facebook
8 1 (0.82%) HP
8 1 (0.82%) Imperva
8 1 (0.82%) Qualys
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.82%) Splunk
8 1 (0.82%) Veeam
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