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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 209 196 180
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.42% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.51% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 31
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £33,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +11.11%
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
4994 4317 4267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.75% 78.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 3640 3748
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,900 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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
Wiltshire - 13 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -14 8 £50,000 +2.56% 5
Dorset - 4 £32,500 -
Avon - 2 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (42.19%) Cyber Security
2 21 (32.81%) Firewall
3 20 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Information Security
5 17 (26.56%) Linux
6 15 (23.44%) Windows
6 15 (23.44%) Python
7 14 (21.88%) PCI DSS
8 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (18.75%) PHP
10 11 (17.19%) Solaris
10 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
10 11 (17.19%) DNS
10 11 (17.19%) Internet
10 11 (17.19%) Aerospace
11 10 (15.63%) Finance
11 10 (15.63%) HTTP
11 10 (15.63%) SMTP
11 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
11 10 (15.63%) SIEM
12 9 (14.06%) Network Security
12 9 (14.06%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (12.50%) CISSP
13 8 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (12.50%) Degree
13 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 7 (10.94%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (10.94%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Project
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) Firewall
2 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
3 11 (17.19%) DNS
3 11 (17.19%) Internet
4 10 (15.63%) SMTP
4 10 (15.63%) HTTP
5 9 (14.06%) Network Security
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.13%) Wireless
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
7 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Metasploit
1 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (17.19%) Aerospace
2 10 (15.63%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Avionics
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Tester
3 13 (20.31%) Penetration Tester
4 12 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Security Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Architect
6 8 (12.50%) Security Architect
7 7 (10.94%) Consultant
7 7 (10.94%) Security Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) IT Security Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Security Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Network Security Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
1 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Statistics
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.56%) Physics
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) Online Games
4 1 (1.56%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Linux
2 15 (23.44%) Windows
3 11 (17.19%) Solaris
4 3 (4.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Cyber Security
2 20 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 19 (29.69%) Information Security
4 10 (15.63%) SIEM
5 9 (14.06%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (10.94%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (9.38%) Security Architecture
9 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.25%) ITIL
10 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.25%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.25%) Test Management
10 4 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
11 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) Python
2 12 (18.75%) PHP
3 7 (10.94%) C
4 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.81%) Java
6 3 (4.69%) Ruby
6 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.69%) SQL
7 2 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) CISSP
2 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) ISEB
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.69%) CHFI
4 3 (4.69%) OSCP
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.69%) MCSA
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
5 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 2 (3.13%) CEH
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.56%) OSCE
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) PCI DSS
2 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.56%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.56%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.56%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Nmap
2 3 (4.69%) Nessus
3 1 (1.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco
2 2 (3.13%) McAfee
2 2 (3.13%) Qualys
3 1 (1.56%) Twitter
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Capita
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
Wiltshire
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago