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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 157 168 148
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.064% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 6
Average salary - £55,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
2687 3231 2434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.55% 81.43% 78.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1663 2126 1401
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 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 28 April 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
Edinburgh +3 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) CESG
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Security Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Security Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Information Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Information Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago