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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 150 160 164
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.097% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.75%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
2654 2701 2821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.48% 86.93% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 1714 1846
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 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
(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
Glasgow -15 7 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) CISSP
1 18 (75.00%) Information Security
2 14 (58.33%) Management Information System
3 13 (54.17%) Banking
4 12 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 12 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (50.00%) CISM
5 11 (45.83%) Security Management
6 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (41.67%) Degree
6 10 (41.67%) Service Management
6 10 (41.67%) Legal
6 10 (41.67%) Windows
7 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (37.50%) CISA
7 9 (37.50%) Incident Management
8 8 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (33.33%) Retail
8 8 (33.33%) ITIL
8 8 (33.33%) Network Security
8 8 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
8 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (25.00%) IBM
10 6 (25.00%) Unix
10 6 (25.00%) Linux
10 6 (25.00%) Wireless
10 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (25.00%) SIEM
11 5 (20.83%) SANS

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Network Security
2 6 (25.00%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 13 (54.17%) Banking
2 12 (50.00%) Finance
3 10 (41.67%) Legal
4 8 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
4 8 (33.33%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Applications Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Information Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Security Technician
3 2 (8.33%) Security Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Information Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Technician
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Head of Information
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.33%) CESG
3 2 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Information Security
2 12 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 11 (45.83%) Security Management
4 10 (41.67%) Service Management
4 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) SIEM
7 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 4 (16.67%) Linux Kernel Development
8 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) CISSP
2 12 (50.00%) CISM
3 10 (41.67%) Degree
4 9 (37.50%) CISA
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (20.83%) SANS
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) CEH
8 2 (8.33%) ISEB
9 1 (4.17%) CCFP
9 1 (4.17%) CRISC
9 1 (4.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) ISO27002
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Imperva
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk