The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 328 264 364
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +100
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 112 169 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.80% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.02% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 91 126 66
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £66,750 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Penetration Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 the South East

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 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
Hampshire -49 37 £44,500 -19.09% 3
Berkshire -6 33 £80,000 +100.00% 4
Surrey +2 26 £45,000 +7.14% 5
Kent +7 14 £45,000 +38.46%
Oxfordshire +4 3 £50,000 -
West Sussex -20 2 £33,500 -
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 101 (48.10%) Information Security
2 98 (46.67%) Linux
3 96 (45.71%) Windows
4 75 (35.71%) CISSP
5 68 (32.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (30.95%) Firewall
7 58 (27.62%) Degree
8 55 (26.19%) PCI DSS
9 53 (25.24%) Finance
10 52 (24.76%) Management Information System
11 51 (24.29%) ITIL
12 49 (23.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 43 (20.48%) UNIX
13 43 (20.48%) WAN
14 42 (20.00%) LAN
15 40 (19.05%) Microsoft
16 37 (17.62%) Network Security
17 36 (17.14%) E-Commerce
17 36 (17.14%) CISM
18 34 (16.19%) Security Testing
18 34 (16.19%) PRINCE2
18 34 (16.19%) SQL
19 33 (15.71%) Incident Management
19 33 (15.71%) Security Cleared
20 32 (15.24%) CISA
21 30 (14.29%) CEH
22 29 (13.81%) SIEM
23 28 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
23 28 (13.33%) Qualys
24 27 (12.86%) PCI QSA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.29%) IIS
2 2 (0.95%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.14%) MS Office
3 9 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.29%) SaaS
2 6 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (30.95%) Firewall
2 43 (20.48%) WAN
3 42 (20.00%) LAN
4 37 (17.62%) Network Security
5 26 (12.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (10.00%) VPN
7 17 (8.10%) TCP/IP
8 16 (7.62%) Internet
8 16 (7.62%) HTTP
9 15 (7.14%) DNS
10 14 (6.67%) tcpdump
11 13 (6.19%) Wireshark
12 11 (5.24%) SSL
13 9 (4.29%) SMTP
13 9 (4.29%) Wireless
13 9 (4.29%) IPsec
14 8 (3.81%) SAN
14 8 (3.81%) LDAP
14 8 (3.81%) FTP
15 7 (3.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.24%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.81%) MySQL
2 8 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (4.29%) LoadRunner
2 8 (3.81%) JIRA
2 8 (3.81%) Selenium
2 8 (3.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (3.81%) Cucumber
2 8 (3.81%) Selenium IDE
3 7 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 53 (25.24%) Finance
2 8 (3.81%) Legal
3 7 (3.33%) Law
4 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.38%) Military
5 4 (1.90%) Retail
6 3 (1.43%) Marketing
6 3 (1.43%) Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Advertising
7 2 (0.95%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 73 (34.76%) Analyst
2 65 (30.95%) Security Analyst
3 57 (27.14%) Consultant
4 41 (19.52%) Security Consultant
5 35 (16.67%) Information Analyst
6 34 (16.19%) Information Security Analyst
7 25 (11.90%) Tester
8 24 (11.43%) Penetration Tester
9 21 (10.00%) IT Consultant
10 20 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
11 13 (6.19%) Senior Consultant
12 12 (5.71%) Senior Security Consultant
12 12 (5.71%) Head of Security
13 10 (4.76%) Penetration Test Consultant
13 10 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
13 10 (4.76%) Testing Consultant
14 9 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
15 7 (3.33%) Architect
15 7 (3.33%) Test Analyst
15 7 (3.33%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.62%) .NET
2 8 (3.81%) Gherkin
3 7 (3.33%) Web Services
4 2 (0.95%) HTML
4 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) WSDL
5 1 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.48%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (24.76%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.81%) PKI
4 4 (1.90%) SCADA
5 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.95%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.95%) e-Health
6 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.48%) DTV
6 1 (0.48%) RMADS
6 1 (0.48%) Open Source
6 1 (0.48%) Social Media
6 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 98 (46.67%) Linux
2 96 (45.71%) Windows
3 43 (20.48%) UNIX
4 10 (4.76%) Solaris
5 7 (3.33%) AIX
6 3 (1.43%) Android
7 2 (0.95%) Debian
7 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.95%) CentOS
7 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (48.10%) Information Security
2 51 (24.29%) ITIL
3 49 (23.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 36 (17.14%) E-Commerce
5 34 (16.19%) PRINCE2
5 34 (16.19%) Security Testing
6 33 (15.71%) Incident Management
7 29 (13.81%) SIEM
8 28 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
9 27 (12.86%) Kalman Filter
10 25 (11.90%) Change Management
11 23 (10.95%) Risk Analysis
12 21 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 20 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (9.05%) Network Architecture
15 18 (8.57%) Security Management
16 17 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
18 14 (6.67%) Network Design
18 14 (6.67%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.19%) SQL
2 21 (10.00%) Python
3 17 (8.10%) PHP
3 17 (8.10%) Java
4 16 (7.62%) C
5 14 (6.67%) Perl
6 13 (6.19%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.19%) Ruby
7 8 (3.81%) C++
8 4 (1.90%) VB
8 4 (1.90%) C#
9 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 75 (35.71%) CISSP
2 58 (27.62%) Degree
3 36 (17.14%) CISM
4 33 (15.71%) Security Cleared
5 32 (15.24%) CISA
6 30 (14.29%) CEH
7 27 (12.86%) PCI QSA
8 19 (9.05%) SC Cleared
8 19 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (7.62%) GIAC
10 15 (7.14%) CCNA
10 15 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (6.67%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.81%) ISEB
12 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (3.81%) MCSE
13 5 (2.38%) MCSA
13 5 (2.38%) MCTS
14 4 (1.90%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (32.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (26.19%) PCI DSS
3 26 (12.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 26 (12.38%) COBIT
4 7 (3.33%) QA
5 2 (0.95%) SLA
5 2 (0.95%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.48%) BS7799
System Software
1 20 (9.52%) Snort
2 15 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.81%) Forefront TMG
4 8 (3.81%) UAG
5 6 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.95%) XenApp
6 2 (0.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.48%) Nmap
7 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.33%) Nessus
2 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.48%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 40 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.33%) Qualys
3 14 (6.67%) VMware
4 11 (5.24%) HP
4 11 (5.24%) Cisco
4 11 (5.24%) Sourcefire
5 7 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.33%) McAfee
6 6 (2.86%) LogRhythm
7 5 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.38%) Dell
8 4 (1.90%) Juniper
9 3 (1.43%) CA
9 3 (1.43%) Citrix
9 3 (1.43%) IBM
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle
10 2 (0.95%) NetApp
10 2 (0.95%) Apple
10 2 (0.95%) ESRI
10 2 (0.95%) Tufin
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