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 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 162 183 216
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +33
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 68 62 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.09% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.22% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 56 43 34
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £23,400 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +9.37%
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
4503 5073 5593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.62% 88.83% 86.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3735 4266 4594
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -2 50 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Wiltshire +30 12 £55,000 -21.42%
Bristol +7 4 £56,250 +54.10% 1
Dorset +10 1 £60,000 +76.47%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 89 (60.96%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (49.32%) CISSP
2 72 (49.32%) Security Cleared
3 68 (46.58%) Software Engineering
4 67 (45.89%) Reverse Engineering
5 60 (41.10%) SANS
6 59 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (39.04%) C
7 57 (39.04%) Linux
8 56 (38.36%) C++
9 54 (36.99%) DV Cleared
10 52 (35.62%) Ethical Hacking
11 51 (34.93%) C#
12 50 (34.25%) Java
13 48 (32.88%) GIAC
14 44 (30.14%) Network+ Certification
14 44 (30.14%) Linux+ Certification
14 44 (30.14%) MCSE
14 44 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
14 44 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 44 (30.14%) SSCP
14 44 (30.14%) CCNA
15 37 (25.34%) Firewall
16 36 (24.66%) TCP/IP
17 34 (23.29%) Security+ Certification
17 34 (23.29%) CompTIA Security+
18 32 (21.92%) Web Services
19 31 (21.23%) STL
19 31 (21.23%) Objective-C
19 31 (21.23%) Java EE

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 19 (13.01%) Apache Pig
2 9 (6.16%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.42%) Confluence
4 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.05%) IaaS
2 3 (2.05%) PaaS
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.37%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.34%) Firewall
2 36 (24.66%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.53%) HTTP
4 8 (5.48%) Network Security
4 8 (5.48%) SSL
5 4 (2.74%) Wireless
5 4 (2.74%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.05%) LAN
6 3 (2.05%) WAN
7 2 (1.37%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) DNS
8 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.86%) Big Data
2 19 (13.01%) Apache Hive
2 19 (13.01%) Hadoop
3 16 (10.96%) MySQL
4 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
5 11 (7.53%) MongoDB
6 9 (6.16%) Data Mining
7 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.05%) DB2
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.37%) Redis
10 2 (1.37%) Riak
10 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.90%) JIRA
2 13 (8.90%) Selenium
3 8 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (5.48%) Bitbucket
3 8 (5.48%) CodeSonar
3 8 (5.48%) git-flow
3 8 (5.48%) Robot Framework
4 7 (4.79%) Subversion
5 5 (3.42%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.42%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.05%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.05%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.68%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) Mockito
General
1 25 (17.12%) Games
2 12 (8.22%) Finance
3 11 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Software Engineer
2 25 (17.12%) Analyst
3 20 (13.70%) Consultant
4 18 (12.33%) Security Analyst
4 18 (12.33%) Tester
5 14 (9.59%) IT Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) IT Security Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (8.90%) Developer
6 13 (8.90%) Platform Engineer
6 13 (8.90%) Senior Security Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Software Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) Software Test Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) Test Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) Test Engineer
8 11 (7.53%) Graduate
8 11 (7.53%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 10 (6.85%) Penetration Tester
10 9 (6.16%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.79%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.92%) Web Services
2 31 (21.23%) Java EE
2 31 (21.23%) STL
3 16 (10.96%) .NET
4 14 (9.59%) HTML
4 14 (9.59%) REST
4 14 (9.59%) SOAP
5 13 (8.90%) CSS
6 10 (6.85%) LAMP
7 8 (5.48%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.48%) Django
7 8 (5.48%) Node.js
7 8 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (5.48%) Spring MVC
8 7 (4.79%) jQuery
9 6 (4.11%) XML
10 5 (3.42%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.42%) JSON
10 5 (3.42%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.44%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.96%) Algorithms
3 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.53%) Cybercrime
5 10 (6.85%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.48%) Cryptography
6 8 (5.48%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.79%) Mathematics
7 7 (4.79%) Physics
8 3 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.37%) CESG
9 2 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.37%) Replication
9 2 (1.37%) User Experience
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.04%) Linux
2 26 (17.81%) Android
3 25 (17.12%) Unix
4 24 (16.44%) Windows
5 22 (15.07%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.16%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.74%) Solaris
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.37%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (60.96%) Cybersecurity
2 68 (46.58%) Software Engineering
3 67 (45.89%) Reverse Engineering
4 59 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (35.62%) Ethical Hacking
6 31 (21.23%) Multithreading
7 27 (18.49%) Mentoring
8 26 (17.81%) Coaching
9 21 (14.38%) Kanban
9 21 (14.38%) Scrum
10 19 (13.01%) Risk Management
11 18 (12.33%) Network Architecture
12 16 (10.96%) Vulnerability Management
12 16 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 15 (10.27%) Change Management
13 15 (10.27%) E-Commerce
13 15 (10.27%) Information Security
13 15 (10.27%) OWASP
13 15 (10.27%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.04%) C
2 56 (38.36%) C++
3 51 (34.93%) C#
4 50 (34.25%) Java
5 31 (21.23%) Objective-C
6 29 (19.86%) Python
7 27 (18.49%) PHP
8 21 (14.38%) JavaScript
9 16 (10.96%) Perl
10 15 (10.27%) SQL
11 12 (8.22%) VB
12 8 (5.48%) Bash Shell
12 8 (5.48%) PowerShell
13 7 (4.79%) R
14 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (49.32%) CISSP
1 72 (49.32%) Security Cleared
2 60 (41.10%) SANS
3 54 (36.99%) DV Cleared
4 48 (32.88%) GIAC
5 44 (30.14%) CCNA
5 44 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (30.14%) Linux+ Certification
5 44 (30.14%) MCSE
5 44 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (30.14%) Network+ Certification
5 44 (30.14%) SSCP
6 34 (23.29%) CompTIA Security+
6 34 (23.29%) Security+ Certification
7 22 (15.07%) Degree
8 18 (12.33%) CISA
9 9 (6.16%) CEH
9 9 (6.16%) SC Cleared
10 8 (5.48%) CHECK Team Leader
10 8 (5.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.75%) PCI DSS
2 13 (8.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.74%) QA
4 3 (2.05%) GPG13
4 3 (2.05%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.05%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) Docker
1 8 (5.48%) vSphere
2 6 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.74%) Firmware
5 3 (2.05%) Ceph
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Nessus
2 9 (6.16%) Puppet
3 8 (5.48%) Salt
4 3 (2.05%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.68%) EnCase
Vendors
1 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.11%) VMware
3 5 (3.42%) Zend
4 3 (2.05%) ArcSight
4 3 (2.05%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.05%) Cisco
4 3 (2.05%) Crossbeam
4 3 (2.05%) F5
4 3 (2.05%) Intel
4 3 (2.05%) Juniper
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle
4 3 (2.05%) Palo Alto
4 3 (2.05%) Splunk
5 2 (1.37%) Dell
5 2 (1.37%) PayPal
5 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.37%) Sophos
5 2 (1.37%) Tableau
5 2 (1.37%) Veritas
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