The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 160 145 144
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 4
Average salary £27,500 £50,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £27,600 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £56,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2928 2588 2423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.75% 79.58% 75.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1970 1704 1657
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -8 7 £25,000 -56.52% 4
Glasgow - 3 £45,000 - 3
Dundee -2 2 £27,500 +25.00%
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (47.37%) Finance
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (31.58%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) B2B
4 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
4 4 (21.05%) Business Development
5 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Pattern Recognition
5 3 (15.79%) F5
5 3 (15.79%) SIEM
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.79%) OWASP
5 3 (15.79%) IPsec
5 3 (15.79%) Electronics
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) TACACS
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
5 3 (15.79%) MS Office

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Network Security
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) IPsec
2 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 3 (15.79%) TACACS
2 3 (15.79%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 3 (15.79%) Kerberos
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Security Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Account Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Internal Account Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Coordinator
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Coordinator
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Account Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 6 (31.58%) Information Security
2 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) B2B
3 4 (21.05%) Information Assurance
3 4 (21.05%) Business Development
4 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Pattern Recognition
4 3 (15.79%) SIEM
4 3 (15.79%) OWASP
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (10.53%) Computer Security
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Ruby
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) GIAC
2 3 (15.79%) CEH
3 1 (5.26%) PCI QSA
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
1 6 (31.58%) Juniper
2 3 (15.79%) F5
2 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Sun
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Twitter
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