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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 163 151 154
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 3
Average salary £27,500 £51,250 £15,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.34% +241.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
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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
2992 2568 2419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.34% 80.50% 75.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1949 1670 1640
Average salary £42,250 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.80% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 August 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram 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 19 August 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 -12 7 £25,000 -56.52%
Glasgow -13 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Dundee - 2 £27,500 -
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) Information Assurance
4 4 (26.67%) Business Development
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) B2B
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (20.00%) CEH
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) Computer Security
6 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Ruby
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) Perl
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) TACACS
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Internal Account Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Account Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Account Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Information Assurance
2 4 (26.67%) Business Development
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) B2B
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Security
4 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Ruby
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) GIAC
3 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Sun
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter
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