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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 150 157 175
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 7
Median salary £53,750 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.47% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £42,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £46,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
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
2572 2835 3251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 90.34% 89.57% 85.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1798 2206
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 9 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Glasgow -4 4 £77,500 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
2 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (45.45%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) CISM
5 8 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
5 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
6 7 (31.82%) Unix
6 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 7 (31.82%) COBIT
6 7 (31.82%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
7 6 (27.27%) SIEM
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) Perl
8 5 (22.73%) ITSM
8 5 (22.73%) Data Security
8 5 (22.73%) Security Management
8 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
8 5 (22.73%) Splunk
8 5 (22.73%) Service Management
8 5 (22.73%) Ruby
8 5 (22.73%) Supplier Management
8 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (18.18%) Nessus
9 4 (18.18%) Banking

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Apache Solr
1 3 (13.64%) Apache Spark
1 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (13.64%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) FTP
2 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) SNMP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SMTP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
1 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
1 3 (13.64%) Parquet
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) QualityStage
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Publishing
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) IT Manager
1 5 (22.73%) IT Security Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Security Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Chief Information Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Chief Security Officer
3 2 (9.09%) CIO
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Technician
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Technician
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT Manager
4 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Apache Flex
1 3 (13.64%) CGI
1 3 (13.64%) Ext JS
1 3 (13.64%) GWT
1 3 (13.64%) Kafka
1 3 (13.64%) REST
1 3 (13.64%) Silverlight
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) RIA
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (9.09%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (4.55%) CESG
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Unix
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Debian
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
2 8 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (27.27%) SIEM
5 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
5 5 (22.73%) Data Security
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) ITSM
5 5 (22.73%) Security Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 5 (22.73%) Supplier Management
5 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) BCP
6 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Perl
1 5 (22.73%) Ruby
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) C++
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CISSP
2 9 (40.91%) CISM
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) CRISC
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.55%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (4.55%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.55%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (4.55%) OSCP
5 1 (4.55%) SANS
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) COBIT
1 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) iptables
1 1 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Nessus
2 3 (13.64%) Fluentd
2 3 (13.64%) Nagios
2 3 (13.64%) QRadar
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Splunk
2 3 (13.64%) ArcSight
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Qualys
2 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Imperva
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