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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 218 191 180
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 38 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.80% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 20 34 36
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £33,075 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £72,750 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
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
5067 4725 4333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.55% 81.62% 78.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4135 3927 3805
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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
Wiltshire - 14 £45,500 -
Gloucestershire -32 10 £45,000 -15.09% 10
Bristol -5 1 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Dorset -22 1 £32,500 - 1
Avon - 1 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (36.36%) Firewall
1 20 (36.36%) Information Security
2 19 (34.55%) Security Testing
3 17 (30.91%) Cyber Security
4 16 (29.09%) SIEM
5 13 (23.64%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
5 13 (23.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (21.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (18.18%) CISSP
9 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
9 9 (16.36%) Finance
9 9 (16.36%) Windows
9 9 (16.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
10 8 (14.55%) Degree
10 8 (14.55%) ITIL
10 8 (14.55%) Linux
11 7 (12.73%) C
11 7 (12.73%) CHFI
11 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (12.73%) Security Architecture
12 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
12 6 (10.91%) Aerospace
12 6 (10.91%) Internet
12 6 (10.91%) PHP
12 6 (10.91%) Python
12 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Firewall
2 9 (16.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) DNS
3 6 (10.91%) Internet
4 5 (9.09%) SMTP
4 5 (9.09%) HTTP
4 5 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.64%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Avionics
4 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Tester
3 11 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Architect
5 9 (16.36%) Security Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Security Architect
6 7 (12.73%) Consultant
7 6 (10.91%) Security Consultant
7 6 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Security Specialist
8 5 (9.09%) IT Security Specialist
9 4 (7.27%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Malware Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) IT Security Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) IT Architect
11 2 (3.64%) Information Security Consultant
11 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
11 2 (3.64%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) RMADS
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Physics
4 1 (1.82%) CESG
4 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Solaris
4 2 (3.64%) UNIX
5 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Information Security
2 19 (34.55%) Security Testing
3 17 (30.91%) Cyber Security
4 16 (29.09%) SIEM
5 13 (23.64%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (21.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
8 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
9 8 (14.55%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) Security Architecture
10 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 5 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
11 5 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
12 4 (7.27%) Programme Management
12 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
12 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
12 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
13 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) C
2 6 (10.91%) PHP
2 6 (10.91%) Python
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.45%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) CISSP
3 8 (14.55%) Degree
3 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) CHFI
5 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) MCSA
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) CEH
6 2 (3.64%) OSCP
6 2 (3.64%) CCNP
6 2 (3.64%) CCNA
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.82%) ISEB
7 1 (1.82%) OSCE
7 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CISMP
7 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.82%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Nmap
2 3 (5.45%) Nessus
3 1 (1.82%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) McAfee
2 2 (3.64%) Qualys
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
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