The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 159 164 148
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.060% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.074% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £65,000 £25,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+152.42% -14.16%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
Penetration Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2735 2711 2283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.81% 81.51% 76.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1790 1722 1597
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Scotland region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Scotland

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Edinburgh -5 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Business Development
3 4 (25.00%) B2B
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (18.75%) CEH
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) CISSP
5 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (12.50%) PCI QSA
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Redis
6 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Tester
1 4 (25.00%) Account Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Internal Account Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
2 3 (18.75%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Account Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 4 (25.00%) B2B
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Business Development
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Security
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) CEH
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) PCI QSA
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) OSCP
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Munin
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
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