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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / South West
Rank 204 202 228
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 37 54 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.92% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.04% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 44 12
Median salary £53,750 £51,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,335 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
4525 5211 5235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.73% 89.26% 87.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3693 4280 4385
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -13 21 £48,750 -11.36% 2
Dorset +39 8 £60,000 +76.47%
Wiltshire +25 5 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Bristol -16 3 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 71 (66.36%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (55.14%) Security Cleared
3 50 (46.73%) CISSP
4 46 (42.99%) Reverse Engineering
5 45 (42.06%) C
6 43 (40.19%) Software Engineering
7 42 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (39.25%) Linux
8 39 (36.45%) DV Cleared
8 39 (36.45%) SANS
9 36 (33.64%) C++
10 34 (31.78%) Ethical Hacking
11 33 (30.84%) C#
12 31 (28.97%) Java
13 29 (27.10%) Security+ Certification
13 29 (27.10%) GIAC
13 29 (27.10%) Big Data
13 29 (27.10%) CompTIA Security+
14 28 (26.17%) Network+ Certification
14 28 (26.17%) Linux+ Certification
14 28 (26.17%) MCSE
14 28 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (26.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (26.17%) CCNA
14 28 (26.17%) SSCP
15 27 (25.23%) TCP/IP
16 25 (23.36%) Windows
16 25 (23.36%) Firewall
17 23 (21.50%) Degree
18 21 (19.63%) Management Information System

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 12 (11.21%) Apache Pig
2 10 (9.35%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.80%) IaaS
2 3 (2.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.87%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.23%) TCP/IP
2 25 (23.36%) Firewall
3 8 (7.48%) Network Security
4 7 (6.54%) Internet
5 5 (4.67%) HTTP
5 5 (4.67%) SSL
6 4 (3.74%) Wireless
7 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.10%) Big Data
2 12 (11.21%) Apache Hive
2 12 (11.21%) Hadoop
3 10 (9.35%) Data Mining
3 10 (9.35%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.61%) MySQL
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (4.67%) Bitbucket
1 5 (4.67%) CodeSonar
1 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.67%) git-flow
1 5 (4.67%) JIRA
1 5 (4.67%) Robot Framework
1 5 (4.67%) Selenium
2 4 (3.74%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (14.95%) Games
2 10 (9.35%) Marketing
3 9 (8.41%) Finance
4 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.54%) Local Government
6 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Consultant
2 14 (13.08%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.15%) Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) C# Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (9.35%) Tester
5 9 (8.41%) Platform Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) IT Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Security Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Security Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Software Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Test Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) Java EE
1 19 (17.76%) STL
2 13 (12.15%) Web Services
3 9 (8.41%) .NET
4 6 (5.61%) Regular Expression
5 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.67%) Django
5 5 (4.67%) LAMP
5 5 (4.67%) Node.js
5 5 (4.67%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.67%) REST
5 5 (4.67%) SOAP
5 5 (4.67%) Spring MVC
6 3 (2.80%) OpenDaylight
7 2 (1.87%) CSS
7 2 (1.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.02%) Algorithms
3 11 (10.28%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.54%) Cybercrime
4 7 (6.54%) Internet of Things
5 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.80%) CESG
7 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.87%) Replication
9 1 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.25%) Linux
2 25 (23.36%) Windows
3 20 (18.69%) Android
4 18 (16.82%) Apple iOS
5 14 (13.08%) Unix
6 9 (8.41%) Mac OS X
7 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.61%) Solaris
8 6 (5.61%) Windows 2000
8 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.80%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (66.36%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (42.99%) Reverse Engineering
3 43 (40.19%) Software Engineering
4 42 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (31.78%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (17.76%) Information Security
6 19 (17.76%) Multithreading
7 18 (16.82%) Mentoring
7 18 (16.82%) Project Management
8 17 (15.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (14.95%) Coaching
9 16 (14.95%) OWASP
10 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (10.28%) Risk Management
11 11 (10.28%) Scrum
12 10 (9.35%) Kanban
12 10 (9.35%) Network Architecture
13 9 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (8.41%) Line Management
13 9 (8.41%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.06%) C
2 36 (33.64%) C++
3 33 (30.84%) C#
4 31 (28.97%) Java
5 19 (17.76%) Objective-C
6 15 (14.02%) Python
7 10 (9.35%) PHP
8 8 (7.48%) Perl
9 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.54%) VB
10 6 (5.61%) SQL
11 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.67%) R
12 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (55.14%) Security Cleared
2 50 (46.73%) CISSP
3 39 (36.45%) DV Cleared
3 39 (36.45%) SANS
4 29 (27.10%) CompTIA Security+
4 29 (27.10%) GIAC
4 29 (27.10%) Security+ Certification
5 28 (26.17%) CCNA
5 28 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (26.17%) Linux+ Certification
5 28 (26.17%) MCSE
5 28 (26.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (26.17%) Network+ Certification
5 28 (26.17%) SSCP
6 23 (21.50%) Degree
7 17 (15.89%) CISA
8 10 (9.35%) CISM
9 8 (7.48%) CHECK Team Leader
10 7 (6.54%) CEH
10 7 (6.54%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (14.02%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.48%) COBIT
4 6 (5.61%) GPG13
5 3 (2.80%) HIPAA
5 3 (2.80%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.67%) Docker
3 5 (4.67%) vSphere
4 3 (2.80%) Ceph
5 2 (1.87%) Firmware
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Nessus
2 6 (5.61%) ArcSight ESM
3 5 (4.67%) Puppet
3 5 (4.67%) Salt
4 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) EnCase
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.41%) VMware
3 6 (5.61%) ArcSight
3 6 (5.61%) CheckPoint
3 6 (5.61%) Cisco
3 6 (5.61%) Crossbeam
3 6 (5.61%) F5
3 6 (5.61%) Juniper
3 6 (5.61%) Oracle
3 6 (5.61%) Palo Alto
3 6 (5.61%) Splunk
4 3 (2.80%) Intel
5 2 (1.87%) Dell
5 2 (1.87%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.87%) RedGate
5 2 (1.87%) Sophos
5 2 (1.87%) Tableau
5 2 (1.87%) Veeam
5 2 (1.87%) Veritas
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago