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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 178 236 183
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -53
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 61 21 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 0.35% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.41% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 46 18 42
Median salary £42,500 £48,750 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.82% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
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
4552 5147 5308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.37% 85.40% 85.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3812 4288 4327
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £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 the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West 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 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 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Gloucestershire +21 32 £50,000 - 6
Bristol +35 11 £42,500 -
Dorset +22 10 £32,500 - 1
Somerset - 4 £38,750 -
Wiltshire +14 3 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 62 (48.06%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (37.98%) Linux
3 45 (34.88%) Information Security
4 42 (32.56%) Security Cleared
5 41 (31.78%) Java
6 40 (31.01%) CISSP
7 38 (29.46%) Reverse Engineering
8 37 (28.68%) C++
9 31 (24.03%) C
9 31 (24.03%) Software Engineering
10 30 (23.26%) Firewall
11 28 (21.71%) Finance
11 28 (21.71%) C#
11 28 (21.71%) Windows
12 26 (20.16%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (19.38%) Telecoms
13 25 (19.38%) Python
13 25 (19.38%) TCP/IP
14 23 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (17.83%) DV Cleared
14 23 (17.83%) GIAC
15 22 (17.05%) Ethical Hacking
16 21 (16.28%) Malware Analysis
17 20 (15.50%) SANS
17 20 (15.50%) Perl
17 20 (15.50%) SQL
18 19 (14.73%) Security Testing
19 18 (13.95%) Ruby
19 18 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
19 18 (13.95%) CREST Certified

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (6.20%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.78%) Drupal
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.26%) Firewall
2 26 (20.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (19.38%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.08%) DNS
4 13 (10.08%) SMTP
5 12 (9.30%) HTTP
6 11 (8.53%) Internet
7 7 (5.43%) LAN
7 7 (5.43%) SSL
7 7 (5.43%) WAN
8 5 (3.88%) Network Security
8 5 (3.88%) Wireshark
9 4 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.78%) DHCP
10 1 (0.78%) FTP
10 1 (0.78%) IPsec
10 1 (0.78%) SAN
10 1 (0.78%) VLAN
10 1 (0.78%) VPN
10 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.08%) Big Data
2 8 (6.20%) Apache Hive
2 8 (6.20%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.10%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Selenium
2 10 (7.75%) SoapUI
3 9 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.43%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.65%) JIRA
6 4 (3.10%) AppScan
6 4 (3.10%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.10%) JUnit
6 4 (3.10%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.10%) TestNG
7 3 (2.33%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.78%) GitLab
8 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 28 (21.71%) Finance
2 25 (19.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.53%) Banking
4 7 (5.43%) Games
5 5 (3.88%) Military
6 3 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.33%) Automotive
6 3 (2.33%) Electronics
7 2 (1.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 41 (31.78%) Tester
2 34 (26.36%) Analyst
3 27 (20.93%) Security Analyst
4 24 (18.60%) Penetration Tester
5 18 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
5 18 (13.95%) Senior Security Analyst
6 11 (8.53%) Consultant
6 11 (8.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) Developer
7 10 (7.75%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) Software Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Software Tester
8 8 (6.20%) Web Tester
9 7 (5.43%) Automation Tester
9 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Software Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) Web Services
2 15 (11.63%) REST
2 15 (11.63%) SOAP
3 11 (8.53%) Java EE
3 11 (8.53%) STL
4 6 (4.65%) HTML
4 6 (4.65%) JSON
4 6 (4.65%) XML
5 5 (3.88%) OAuth
5 5 (3.88%) OpenID
5 5 (3.88%) SAML
5 5 (3.88%) XHTML
6 4 (3.10%) Angular 2
6 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.10%) JDBC
7 3 (2.33%) .NET
8 1 (0.78%) CSS
8 1 (0.78%) Django
8 1 (0.78%) jQuery
8 1 (0.78%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.85%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.08%) Digital Media
4 11 (8.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (6.98%) Client/Server
6 8 (6.20%) AS400
6 8 (6.20%) Cybercrime
6 8 (6.20%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (6.20%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.88%) CESG
8 4 (3.10%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.10%) Cryptography
8 4 (3.10%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (3.10%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (3.10%) iPad
8 4 (3.10%) SCADA
9 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.98%) Linux
2 28 (21.71%) Windows
3 13 (10.08%) Unix
4 11 (8.53%) Android
4 11 (8.53%) Solaris
5 8 (6.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Debian
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (48.06%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (34.88%) Information Security
3 38 (29.46%) Reverse Engineering
4 31 (24.03%) Software Engineering
5 23 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (17.05%) Ethical Hacking
7 21 (16.28%) Malware Analysis
8 19 (14.73%) Security Testing
9 17 (13.18%) SIEM
10 15 (11.63%) Security Operations
11 14 (10.85%) Functional Testing
11 14 (10.85%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (10.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (10.08%) Coaching
12 13 (10.08%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (9.30%) ITIL
14 11 (8.53%) Multithreading
15 10 (7.75%) High Availability
15 10 (7.75%) SOA
16 9 (6.98%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.78%) Java
2 37 (28.68%) C++
3 31 (24.03%) C
4 28 (21.71%) C#
5 25 (19.38%) Python
6 20 (15.50%) Perl
6 20 (15.50%) SQL
7 18 (13.95%) Ruby
8 17 (13.18%) PHP
9 11 (8.53%) Objective-C
10 6 (4.65%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.33%) Ada
11 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 40 (31.01%) CISSP
3 23 (17.83%) DV Cleared
3 23 (17.83%) GIAC
4 20 (15.50%) SANS
5 18 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (13.95%) CREST Certified
6 17 (13.18%) CEH
7 15 (11.63%) CCNA
7 15 (11.63%) Linux+ Certification
7 15 (11.63%) MCSE
7 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (11.63%) Network+ Certification
7 15 (11.63%) SSCP
8 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
9 10 (7.75%) ISEB
9 10 (7.75%) OSCP
10 7 (5.43%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (5.43%) ISTQB
10 7 (5.43%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.10%) ISO27002
4 3 (2.33%) MISRA
4 3 (2.33%) QA
5 2 (1.55%) SLA
6 1 (0.78%) COBIT
6 1 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Firmware
2 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) Nessus
2 1 (0.78%) FTK
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.30%) IBM
3 10 (7.75%) VMware
4 4 (3.10%) Veracode
5 2 (1.55%) AlienVault
5 2 (1.55%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.55%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.78%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (0.78%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) F5
6 1 (0.78%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.78%) IronPort
6 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Veeam
6 1 (0.78%) Zend
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