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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 200 188 163
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 34 34 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.68% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.83% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 52
Average salary £45,000 £51,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,950 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,150
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.53%
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
5049 4091 4325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.21% 81.71% 75.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4117 3516 3805
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 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 18 September 2014.

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 18 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
Gloucestershire +6 20 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wiltshire 0 5 £50,000 -28.57%
Bristol -24 4 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Somerset -12 2 £38,500 +22.22%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 36 (41.38%) Information Security
2 31 (35.63%) Linux
3 30 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 26 (29.89%) Ethical Hacking
5 25 (28.74%) Windows
6 21 (24.14%) UNIX
7 20 (22.99%) Network Security
8 19 (21.84%) Degree
8 19 (21.84%) CEH
9 18 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
10 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
10 17 (19.54%) DV Cleared
11 15 (17.24%) TCP/IP
12 14 (16.09%) Cisco
12 14 (16.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 12 (13.79%) ITIL
13 12 (13.79%) C
14 11 (12.64%) Java
14 11 (12.64%) LAN
14 11 (12.64%) WAN
14 11 (12.64%) Shell Script
14 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
14 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (11.49%) VMware
15 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.49%) CISSP
15 10 (11.49%) C++
16 9 (10.34%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.30%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.99%) Network Security
2 18 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 11 (12.64%) LAN
4 11 (12.64%) WAN
5 6 (6.90%) DNS
5 6 (6.90%) Internet
6 4 (4.60%) VPN
6 4 (4.60%) Firewall
7 3 (3.45%) SNMP
8 2 (2.30%) HTTP
8 2 (2.30%) SMTP
8 2 (2.30%) SAN
8 2 (2.30%) NAS
8 2 (2.30%) Multicast
9 1 (1.15%) Junos
9 1 (1.15%) DHCP
9 1 (1.15%) SMS
9 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Local Government
3 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Military
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Tester
2 25 (28.74%) Analyst
3 22 (25.29%) Security Analyst
4 19 (21.84%) Consultant
5 16 (18.39%) Penetration Tester
6 13 (14.94%) IT Security Analyst
7 12 (13.79%) Security Consultant
8 9 (10.34%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Penetration Test Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Ethical Hacker
9 5 (5.75%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Testing Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Network Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Junior
10 3 (3.45%) Graduate
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.45%) Information Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.90%) PKI
3 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.15%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Linux
2 25 (28.74%) Windows
3 21 (24.14%) UNIX
4 4 (4.60%) Debian
4 4 (4.60%) Solaris
4 4 (4.60%) CentOS
5 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.38%) Information Security
2 26 (29.89%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (13.79%) ITIL
4 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing
5 9 (10.34%) Security Testing
6 8 (9.20%) Business Development
6 8 (9.20%) TOGAF
7 7 (8.05%) Risk Management
8 6 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (6.90%) Computer Forensics
8 6 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (6.90%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.90%) SABSA
8 6 (6.90%) Time Management
9 5 (5.75%) Cyber Security
9 5 (5.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) C
2 11 (12.64%) Java
2 11 (12.64%) Shell Script
3 10 (11.49%) C++
4 8 (9.20%) PHP
5 7 (8.05%) Python
6 4 (4.60%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 30 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.84%) Degree
2 19 (21.84%) CEH
3 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (19.54%) DV Cleared
4 10 (11.49%) CISSP
5 9 (10.34%) ISEB
6 6 (6.90%) ISSAP
6 6 (6.90%) CISM
7 4 (4.60%) OSCP
7 4 (4.60%) OSCE
8 3 (3.45%) CCNA
8 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.30%) GIAC
10 1 (1.15%) CCSP
10 1 (1.15%) CCNP
10 1 (1.15%) CCSA
10 1 (1.15%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.15%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
2 14 (16.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.30%) SLA
4 1 (1.15%) JTAG
4 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.20%) Snort
3 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Cisco
2 10 (11.49%) VMware
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) Splunk
3 8 (9.20%) LogLogic
4 5 (5.75%) Symantec
5 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.30%) McAfee
6 2 (2.30%) Juniper
6 2 (2.30%) NetApp
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Nokia
7 1 (1.15%) Intel
7 1 (1.15%) Symbian
7 1 (1.15%) Blue Coat
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