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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 126 153 159
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +6
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.24% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 2
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,375
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +6.32%

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
2061 2691 2782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.84% 90.64% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1711 1749
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,700 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +10 14 £37,500 -25.00%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 12 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 8 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 8 (50.00%) C
2 8 (50.00%) C++
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) VB
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (50.00%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (50.00%) Ruby
3 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (37.50%) CISSP
3 6 (37.50%) CISM
4 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (25.00%) ITSM
4 4 (25.00%) Data Security
4 4 (25.00%) Security Management
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) COBIT
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) B2B

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Security Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Security Manager
4 4 (25.00%) IT Manager
4 4 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Account Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Internal Account Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Solaris
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Data Security
3 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) ITSM
3 4 (25.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Security Management
3 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) Business Development
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) OWASP
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
1 8 (50.00%) C++
1 8 (50.00%) Java
1 8 (50.00%) Python
1 8 (50.00%) Ruby
1 8 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 6 (37.50%) CISM
2 6 (37.50%) CISSP
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) CISA
5 1 (6.25%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) COBIT
3 2 (12.50%) GDPR
3 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.25%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Red Hat