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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 147 157 175
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.063% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.072% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 7
Median salary £55,000 - £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 - £46,800
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 - £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
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
2557 2795 3433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.50% 87.89% 84.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 1744 2266
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +7 5 £50,000 -
Glasgow +3 5 £77,500 -
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 15 (75.00%) Information Security
2 13 (65.00%) CISSP
3 10 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (40.00%) CISM
5 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (35.00%) Banking
6 7 (35.00%) SIEM
7 6 (30.00%) Network Security
7 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Security Management
8 5 (25.00%) COBIT
8 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (25.00%) Nessus
8 5 (25.00%) Splunk
8 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (25.00%) SANS
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
9 4 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby

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 (15.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (15.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Network Security
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) FTP
3 3 (15.00%) SNMP
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) Parquet
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Publishing
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Security Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.00%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Chief Information Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Chief Security Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Information Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Flex
1 3 (15.00%) CGI
1 3 (15.00%) Ext JS
1 3 (15.00%) GWT
1 3 (15.00%) Kafka
1 3 (15.00%) REST
1 3 (15.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) RIA
4 2 (10.00%) CESG
4 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (35.00%) SIEM
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Security Management
4 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (15.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
1 4 (20.00%) Perl
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CISSP
2 8 (40.00%) CISM
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) SANS
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) CEH
6 2 (10.00%) CRISC
6 2 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (5.00%) CCFP
7 1 (5.00%) CISA
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) COBIT
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Nessus
2 3 (15.00%) Fluentd
2 3 (15.00%) Nagios
2 3 (15.00%) QRadar
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Splunk
2 3 (15.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Qualys
2 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Imperva