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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 162 150 151
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 6
Average salary £39,000 £51,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.90% +70.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £46,250 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £56,250 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,650
% change year-on-year
- +10.70%
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
2975 2526 2487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.02% 81.83% 76.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1916 1639 1644
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 16 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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 -12 3 - -
Glasgow -12 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Dundee - 2 £27,500 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (69.23%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) B2B
3 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
3 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Business Development
4 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (23.08%) CEH
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
5 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Account Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Internal Account Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Account Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
2 4 (30.77%) B2B
2 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Business Development
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
4 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS