The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 212 203 206
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 24 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.48% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 16
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,400 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £51,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +24.70%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5041 4401 4420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.45% 81.74% 78.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 3715 3901
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -12 11 £47,500 +25.00% 9
Dorset - 5 £32,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £41,750 -
Bristol -6 1 £47,500 - 4
Somerset - 1 £31,500 -
Avon - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 23 (33.33%) Windows
3 20 (28.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 20 (28.99%) Cyber Security
4 19 (27.54%) Python
4 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
5 16 (23.19%) PHP
5 16 (23.19%) Firewall
5 16 (23.19%) Information Security
6 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 14 (20.29%) Degree
7 14 (20.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 14 (20.29%) Internet
7 14 (20.29%) Solaris
8 13 (18.84%) DNS
8 13 (18.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (18.84%) PCI DSS
8 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
9 12 (17.39%) Aerospace
10 10 (14.49%) Finance
10 10 (14.49%) SMTP
10 10 (14.49%) HTTP
10 10 (14.49%) Network Security
10 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
11 8 (11.59%) UNIX
11 8 (11.59%) TOGAF
12 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (10.14%) DV Cleared
12 7 (10.14%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Intrusion Detection
2 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
3 16 (23.19%) Firewall
4 14 (20.29%) Internet
5 13 (18.84%) DNS
6 10 (14.49%) SMTP
6 10 (14.49%) HTTP
6 10 (14.49%) Network Security
7 4 (5.80%) LAN
7 4 (5.80%) WAN
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.45%) Wireless
9 1 (1.45%) VPN
9 1 (1.45%) SNMP
9 1 (1.45%) DHCP
9 1 (1.45%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Metasploit
1 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (17.39%) Aerospace
2 10 (14.49%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Games
4 3 (4.35%) Local Government
5 2 (2.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Analyst
2 16 (23.19%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Security Analyst
4 10 (14.49%) Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Security Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Network Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
7 5 (7.25%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.80%) Statistics
3 1 (1.45%) CESG
3 1 (1.45%) RMADS
3 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 23 (33.33%) Windows
3 14 (20.29%) Solaris
4 8 (11.59%) UNIX
5 2 (2.90%) CentOS
5 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Cyber Security
2 16 (23.19%) Information Security
3 14 (20.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
5 8 (11.59%) TOGAF
6 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.14%) SIEM
7 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.25%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) ITIL
8 5 (7.25%) Test Management
8 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
8 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.80%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (5.80%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.80%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) Python
2 16 (23.19%) PHP
3 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
4 6 (8.70%) C
5 5 (7.25%) Java
6 3 (4.35%) Ruby
6 3 (4.35%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.90%) SQL
8 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Degree
3 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.70%) CISSP
5 6 (8.70%) CEH
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.25%) CCNA
6 5 (7.25%) ISEB
6 5 (7.25%) OSCP
7 4 (5.80%) OSCE
7 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
8 3 (4.35%) CCNP
9 2 (2.90%) PCI QSA
9 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.90%) MCSE
9 2 (2.90%) MCSA
9 2 (2.90%) GIAC
10 1 (1.45%) CCSA
10 1 (1.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (18.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (1.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Nessus
2 1 (1.45%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Cisco
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.90%) NetApp
4 2 (2.90%) McAfee
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) Capita
5 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.45%) Juniper
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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Gloucestershire
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Gloucestershire
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