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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 135 156 160
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £22,500 £85,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-73.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +9.37%
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
2121 2754 2819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.12% 89.44% 88.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1744 1854
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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
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 10 December 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 +14 3 £22,500 -73.52%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 12 (66.67%) CISA
1 12 (66.67%) CISM
1 12 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) DNS
5 6 (33.33%) CISSP
5 6 (33.33%) CEH
5 6 (33.33%) COBIT
5 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (33.33%) CRISC
5 6 (33.33%) CGEIT
5 6 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 6 (33.33%) Threat Management
5 6 (33.33%) Internal Audit
6 5 (27.78%) Marketing
6 5 (27.78%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Retail
7 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) Derivative
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Information Security Governance

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 2 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Marketing
2 5 (27.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Security Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Audit Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Risk Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Account Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Internal Account Manager
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Derivative
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 6 (33.33%) Internal Audit
3 6 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) Threat Management
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Business Development
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (11.11%) OWASP
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Line Management
7 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
1 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CISA
1 12 (66.67%) CISM
2 6 (33.33%) CEH
2 6 (33.33%) CGEIT
2 6 (33.33%) CISSP
2 6 (33.33%) CRISC
3 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (33.33%) COBIT
2 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat