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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 153 166 150
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.066% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.16% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 5
Average salary - £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.64%
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
2664 3182 2495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.37% 82.80% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1664 2120 1506
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

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
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 27 May 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 +8 1 - - 1
Glasgow +8 1 - -
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Penetration Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Server Hardening
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Security Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Information Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Information Security Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Server Hardening
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
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