The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 71 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.17% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £31,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +29.41%
Penetration Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
494 542 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 84.59% 79.59% 81.57%
Number of salaries quoted 441 467 477
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,469
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Somerset region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Somerset

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Bath +9 1 £31,500 -30.00%
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Network Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) VMware