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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 140 159 170
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.24% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 8
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £42,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £46,500 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
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
2498 2959 3229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.76% 90.43% 86.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1485 1875 2109
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £64,000
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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +19 12 £52,500 +23.52%
Glasgow - 6 - -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 21 (67.74%) Information Security
2 18 (58.06%) CISM
3 16 (51.61%) Finance
4 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (41.94%) Risk Management
7 12 (38.71%) CISA
7 12 (38.71%) CISSP
7 12 (38.71%) COBIT
8 11 (35.48%) Risk Analysis
9 10 (32.26%) Firewall
10 9 (29.03%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
11 8 (25.81%) Data Protection
11 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
11 8 (25.81%) CRISC
11 8 (25.81%) Retail
12 7 (22.58%) DNS
12 7 (22.58%) Linux
13 6 (19.35%) DHCP
13 6 (19.35%) Project Management
13 6 (19.35%) CEH
13 6 (19.35%) Degree
13 6 (19.35%) CGEIT
13 6 (19.35%) Security Testing
13 6 (19.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 6 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (19.35%) Threat Management
13 6 (19.35%) Internal Audit

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 (9.68%) Apache Solr
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
1 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (9.68%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) DNS
3 6 (19.35%) DHCP
4 4 (12.90%) HTTP
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) FTP
5 3 (9.68%) SNMP
6 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
1 3 (9.68%) Parquet
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.23%) QualityStage
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Marketing
4 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Publishing
4 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Security Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Security Architect
3 4 (12.90%) IT Manager
3 4 (12.90%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Audit Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Risk Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Chief Information Officer
5 2 (6.45%) Chief Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.45%) Chief Security Officer
5 2 (6.45%) CIO
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Flex
1 3 (9.68%) CGI
1 3 (9.68%) Ext JS
1 3 (9.68%) GWT
1 3 (9.68%) Kafka
1 3 (9.68%) REST
1 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Derivative
3 3 (9.68%) RIA
4 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.45%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (6.45%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Information Security
2 13 (41.94%) Risk Management
3 11 (35.48%) Risk Analysis
4 9 (29.03%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (25.81%) Data Protection
5 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (19.35%) Internal Audit
6 6 (19.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) Security Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Threat Management
7 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
7 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) Service Management
8 4 (12.90%) Data Security
8 4 (12.90%) ITSM
8 4 (12.90%) Security Management
8 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
9 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Perl
1 5 (16.13%) Ruby
2 3 (9.68%) C
2 3 (9.68%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) C++
2 3 (9.68%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) VBScript
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) CISM
2 12 (38.71%) CISA
2 12 (38.71%) CISSP
3 8 (25.81%) CRISC
4 6 (19.35%) CEH
4 6 (19.35%) CGEIT
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.23%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (3.23%) CREST Certified
5 1 (3.23%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (3.23%) OSCP
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (38.71%) COBIT
3 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) NFS
2 1 (3.23%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Fluentd
1 3 (9.68%) Nagios
1 3 (9.68%) Nessus
1 3 (9.68%) QRadar
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) Qualys
1 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
1 3 (9.68%) Splunk