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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 196 215 265
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +50
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 59 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.40% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53 18 10
Average salary £50,000 £45,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% +22.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £59,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.21% +24.11%
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
6141 5498 6364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 80.86% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5289 4576 5617
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +4 36 £50,000 +23.45% 11
Cheshire +5 21 £62,500 +8.69%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 46 (46.46%) Windows
2 42 (42.42%) Information Security
3 39 (39.39%) Finance
4 24 (24.24%) CISSP
4 24 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (23.23%) Linux
6 19 (19.19%) Security Architecture
7 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (16.16%) OSCP
9 15 (15.15%) OSCE
9 15 (15.15%) Apple iOS
9 15 (15.15%) Android
10 14 (14.14%) Mobile App
11 13 (13.13%) UNIX
11 13 (13.13%) HTML
11 13 (13.13%) Java
12 11 (11.11%) Security Management
12 11 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 11 (11.11%) Network Design
13 10 (10.10%) Security Testing
13 10 (10.10%) C
13 10 (10.10%) C++
13 10 (10.10%) E-Commerce
13 10 (10.10%) Management Information System
13 10 (10.10%) Firewall
13 10 (10.10%) Windows Phone
14 9 (9.09%) CSS
14 9 (9.09%) XML
14 9 (9.09%) PHP
14 9 (9.09%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) Firewall
2 9 (9.09%) Network Security
3 5 (5.05%) LAN
4 4 (4.04%) WLAN
4 4 (4.04%) FTP
4 4 (4.04%) VPN
4 4 (4.04%) Wireless
4 4 (4.04%) SSH
5 1 (1.01%) NGN
5 1 (1.01%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.01%) 2G
5 1 (1.01%) LTE
5 1 (1.01%) DNS
5 1 (1.01%) Internet
5 1 (1.01%) 3G
5 1 (1.01%) SS7
5 1 (1.01%) WAN
5 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) MySQL
2 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (39.39%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.05%) Financial Institution
3 5 (5.05%) Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (1.01%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (49.49%) Tester
2 40 (40.40%) Penetration Tester
3 33 (33.33%) Consultant
4 28 (28.28%) Security Consultant
5 13 (13.13%) IT Consultant
5 13 (13.13%) Security Tester
5 13 (13.13%) IT Security Consultant
6 10 (10.10%) Security Engineer
7 9 (9.09%) Senior Tester
7 9 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Programme Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Programme Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Security Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) IT Programme Manager
9 5 (5.05%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Senior IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) HTML
2 9 (9.09%) CSS
2 9 (9.09%) XML
2 9 (9.09%) JSON
3 7 (7.07%) HTML5
4 4 (4.04%) JSP
5 3 (3.03%) Web Services
6 2 (2.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) CESG
3 4 (4.04%) SCADA
3 4 (4.04%) Telematics
3 4 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.01%) Open Source
4 1 (1.01%) iPad
4 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.01%) Online Games
4 1 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.46%) Windows
2 23 (23.23%) Linux
3 15 (15.15%) Android
3 15 (15.15%) Apple iOS
4 13 (13.13%) UNIX
5 10 (10.10%) Windows Phone
6 4 (4.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.42%) Information Security
2 19 (19.19%) Security Architecture
3 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.11%) Network Design
4 11 (11.11%) Security Management
5 10 (10.10%) E-Commerce
5 10 (10.10%) Security Testing
6 8 (8.08%) ITIL
7 6 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (6.06%) ISMS
7 6 (6.06%) Cyber Security
8 5 (5.05%) Network Management
8 5 (5.05%) SIEM
8 5 (5.05%) OWASP
8 5 (5.05%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (5.05%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) Java
2 10 (10.10%) C
2 10 (10.10%) C++
3 9 (9.09%) PHP
4 8 (8.08%) SQL
5 4 (4.04%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.02%) Ruby
6 2 (2.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (24.24%) CISSP
2 16 (16.16%) OSCP
3 15 (15.15%) OSCE
4 6 (6.06%) Degree
5 5 (5.05%) ISEB
5 5 (5.05%) PMP
5 5 (5.05%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.04%) EnCE
7 3 (3.03%) PCI QSA
8 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.01%) CRISC
9 1 (1.01%) CISA
9 1 (1.01%) CISM
9 1 (1.01%) CCNA
9 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 7 (7.07%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Webmin
2 1 (1.01%) Nessus
2 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (1.01%) VMware
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