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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 152 157 155
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 2
Average salary £42,500 £33,250 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.81% -35.12%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
2928 3074 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.54% 83.56% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1832 1990 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 -2 8 £42,500 +70.00% 5
Stirling - 3 - -
Fife - 2 £45,000 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) CISM
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 4 (26.67%) CISA
4 4 (26.67%) CISSP
4 4 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (26.67%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Qt
5 3 (20.00%) Android
5 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (20.00%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (20.00%) SNMP
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 4 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Security Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Qt
1 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (20.00%) Linux Kernel Development
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISM
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Williams and Glyn
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh
Williams and Glyn
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh
Williams and Glyn
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh
Williams and Glyn
Posted: 27 days ago