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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 211 201 229
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +28
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 36 45 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.63% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.75% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 11
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +20.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,250 £75,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +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
5598 5987 5760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 83.50% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4769 4900
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 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 4 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
(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 +5 22 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Manchester -11 13 £45,000 +28.57% 19
Cumbria - 1 £59,000 - 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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 (69.64%) Information Security
2 35 (62.50%) Finance
3 28 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (44.64%) Network Design
4 25 (44.64%) Server Hardening
5 20 (35.71%) UNIX
6 19 (33.93%) Windows
7 16 (28.57%) PCI DSS
8 14 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 14 (25.00%) Banking
9 13 (23.21%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (23.21%) Risk Management
9 13 (23.21%) Web Services
9 13 (23.21%) SDLC
10 12 (21.43%) Security Management
10 12 (21.43%) Investment Banking
11 11 (19.64%) CISSP
12 10 (17.86%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (17.86%) Security Architecture
13 9 (16.07%) Incident Management
13 9 (16.07%) Firewall
14 8 (14.29%) Java
14 8 (14.29%) Wealth Management
15 7 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 7 (12.50%) C++
16 6 (10.71%) CISA
16 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
16 6 (10.71%) SIEM
16 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.57%) CMS
1 2 (3.57%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Primavera
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) GitHub
1 2 (3.57%) Trello
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) VPN
3 3 (5.36%) DNS
3 3 (5.36%) SSL
3 3 (5.36%) DMZ
4 2 (3.57%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) VoIP
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) IPsec
5 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.79%) ICMP
5 1 (1.79%) SNMP
5 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.79%) SMTP
5 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.57%) AppScan
General
1 35 (62.50%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 12 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.57%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Security Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Tester
3 4 (7.14%) Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Developer
3 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Information Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Network Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Security Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) J2EE
3 2 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) JNI
3 2 (3.57%) JSON
3 2 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) GIS
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
4 1 (1.79%) CESG
4 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) UNIX
2 19 (33.93%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Information Security
2 25 (44.64%) Network Design
2 25 (44.64%) Server Hardening
3 14 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (23.21%) SDLC
4 13 (23.21%) Risk Management
5 12 (21.43%) Security Management
6 10 (17.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (17.86%) Security Architecture
7 9 (16.07%) Incident Management
8 8 (14.29%) Wealth Management
9 7 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (10.71%) SIEM
10 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (8.93%) ITIL
12 4 (7.14%) Project Management
12 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
13 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) C++
3 5 (8.93%) C
4 4 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) CISSP
2 6 (10.71%) CISA
2 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) CISM
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (8.93%) QA
5 2 (3.57%) WCAG
5 2 (3.57%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nessus
1 1 (1.79%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) SAP
1 2 (3.57%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) VMware
2 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
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