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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / South West
Rank 174 198 227
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +29
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 53 42 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.77% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.86% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 20
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £24,800 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%

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
4379 4881 5155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.18% 89.02% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3591 4130 4311
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 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -10 36 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Wiltshire +27 8 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Dorset +24 6 £60,000 +76.47%
Bristol -2 3 £52,500 +23.52% 9
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 93 (64.58%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (50.69%) Security Cleared
3 71 (49.31%) CISSP
4 66 (45.83%) Software Engineering
5 64 (44.44%) Reverse Engineering
6 59 (40.97%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (40.28%) C
7 58 (40.28%) SANS
8 57 (39.58%) Linux
9 54 (37.50%) DV Cleared
10 52 (36.11%) C++
11 49 (34.03%) Ethical Hacking
12 48 (33.33%) C#
13 47 (32.64%) Java
14 42 (29.17%) GIAC
15 41 (28.47%) Network+ Certification
15 41 (28.47%) Linux+ Certification
15 41 (28.47%) SSCP
15 41 (28.47%) Cisco Certification
15 41 (28.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (28.47%) CCNA
15 41 (28.47%) MCSE
16 37 (25.69%) Security+ Certification
16 37 (25.69%) CompTIA Security+
17 35 (24.31%) TCP/IP
18 33 (22.92%) Firewall
19 32 (22.22%) Big Data
20 29 (20.14%) Objective-C
20 29 (20.14%) STL
20 29 (20.14%) 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 17 (11.81%) Apache Pig
2 11 (7.64%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.78%) Confluence
4 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.08%) IaaS
2 3 (2.08%) PaaS
3 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.39%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.31%) TCP/IP
2 33 (22.92%) Firewall
3 9 (6.25%) HTTP
4 8 (5.56%) Network Security
5 7 (4.86%) SSL
6 4 (2.78%) Wireless
7 3 (2.08%) Internet
7 3 (2.08%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.69%) LAN
8 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.22%) Big Data
2 17 (11.81%) Apache Hive
2 17 (11.81%) Hadoop
3 15 (10.42%) MySQL
4 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
5 13 (9.03%) MongoDB
6 11 (7.64%) Data Mining
7 6 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.39%) Redis
9 2 (1.39%) Riak
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.64%) JIRA
3 7 (4.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (4.86%) Bitbucket
3 7 (4.86%) CodeSonar
3 7 (4.86%) git-flow
3 7 (4.86%) Robot Framework
3 7 (4.86%) Selenium
4 6 (4.17%) Subversion
5 4 (2.78%) Mercurial
5 4 (2.78%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.69%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.69%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.69%) JUnit
6 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.69%) Maven
6 1 (0.69%) Mockito
6 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (16.67%) Games
2 12 (8.33%) Finance
3 10 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.47%) Marketing
5 4 (2.78%) Legal
6 3 (2.08%) Local Government
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (19.44%) Software Engineer
2 22 (15.28%) Analyst
3 21 (14.58%) Consultant
4 14 (9.72%) Developer
4 14 (9.72%) Security Analyst
5 13 (9.03%) IT Analyst
5 13 (9.03%) IT Security Analyst
5 13 (9.03%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) Software Consultant
6 12 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Test Consultant
6 12 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Tester
7 11 (7.64%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Graduate
7 11 (7.64%) Penetration Tester
7 11 (7.64%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) IT Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.14%) Java EE
1 29 (20.14%) STL
2 26 (18.06%) Web Services
3 14 (9.72%) .NET
4 13 (9.03%) HTML
5 12 (8.33%) CSS
6 9 (6.25%) LAMP
7 8 (5.56%) REST
7 8 (5.56%) SOAP
8 7 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.86%) Django
8 7 (4.86%) Node.js
8 7 (4.86%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (4.86%) Spring MVC
9 6 (4.17%) jQuery
9 6 (4.17%) Regular Expression
10 5 (3.47%) XML
11 4 (2.78%) JSON
11 4 (2.78%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.64%) Cryptography
5 10 (6.94%) Cybercrime
6 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.86%) Mathematics
7 7 (4.86%) Physics
8 5 (3.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.08%) CESG
9 3 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (2.08%) Internet of Things
9 3 (2.08%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.39%) Replication
10 2 (1.39%) User Experience
11 1 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.58%) Linux
2 28 (19.44%) Windows
3 26 (18.06%) Android
4 25 (17.36%) Unix
5 23 (15.97%) Apple iOS
6 11 (7.64%) Mac OS X
7 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.17%) Solaris
8 6 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.08%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (64.58%) Cybersecurity
2 66 (45.83%) Software Engineering
3 64 (44.44%) Reverse Engineering
4 59 (40.97%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (34.03%) Ethical Hacking
6 29 (20.14%) Multithreading
7 26 (18.06%) Mentoring
8 25 (17.36%) Coaching
9 22 (15.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (13.89%) OWASP
11 19 (13.19%) Information Security
11 19 (13.19%) Kanban
11 19 (13.19%) Scrum
12 18 (12.50%) Risk Management
13 17 (11.81%) Network Architecture
14 15 (10.42%) Change Management
14 15 (10.42%) E-Commerce
14 15 (10.42%) Project Management
14 15 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (10.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.28%) C
2 52 (36.11%) C++
3 48 (33.33%) C#
4 47 (32.64%) Java
5 29 (20.14%) Objective-C
6 24 (16.67%) PHP
7 23 (15.97%) Python
8 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
9 13 (9.03%) Perl
10 12 (8.33%) VB
11 9 (6.25%) SQL
12 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
12 7 (4.86%) PowerShell
12 7 (4.86%) R
13 1 (0.69%) Ruby
13 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (50.69%) Security Cleared
2 71 (49.31%) CISSP
3 58 (40.28%) SANS
4 54 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 42 (29.17%) GIAC
6 41 (28.47%) CCNA
6 41 (28.47%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (28.47%) Linux+ Certification
6 41 (28.47%) MCSE
6 41 (28.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (28.47%) Network+ Certification
6 41 (28.47%) SSCP
7 37 (25.69%) CompTIA Security+
7 37 (25.69%) Security+ Certification
8 25 (17.36%) Degree
9 22 (15.28%) CISA
10 10 (6.94%) CEH
11 9 (6.25%) CISM
12 8 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
13 7 (4.86%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.97%) PCI DSS
2 18 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.17%) COBIT
3 6 (4.17%) GPG13
4 3 (2.08%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.08%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.86%) Docker
3 7 (4.86%) vSphere
4 3 (2.08%) Ceph
4 3 (2.08%) Firmware
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) Nessus
2 8 (5.56%) Puppet
3 7 (4.86%) Salt
4 6 (4.17%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) EnCase
Vendors
1 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.25%) VMware
3 6 (4.17%) ArcSight
3 6 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 6 (4.17%) Cisco
3 6 (4.17%) Crossbeam
3 6 (4.17%) F5
3 6 (4.17%) Juniper
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle
3 6 (4.17%) Palo Alto
3 6 (4.17%) Splunk
4 4 (2.78%) Zend
5 3 (2.08%) Intel
6 2 (1.39%) Dell
6 2 (1.39%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.39%) RedGate
6 2 (1.39%) Sophos
6 2 (1.39%) Tableau
6 2 (1.39%) Veeam
6 2 (1.39%) Veritas
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