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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 175 219 202
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -17
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 76 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 0.58% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.67% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 55 27 26
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,300 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
4960 5063 5178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.60% 86.75% 85.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4222 4206
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,000
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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +14 46 £42,500 -19.04% 13
Wiltshire - 12 £55,000 - 1
Dorset - 9 £34,000 -
Bristol +4 5 £47,500 +22.58% 5
Somerset - 3 £40,000 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 79 (56.83%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (40.29%) CISSP
3 50 (35.97%) Linux
4 49 (35.25%) Security Cleared
5 46 (33.09%) Java
6 44 (31.65%) C++
7 43 (30.94%) Software Engineering
8 42 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (30.22%) Reverse Engineering
9 40 (28.78%) C
10 37 (26.62%) SANS
11 36 (25.90%) DV Cleared
12 35 (25.18%) C#
12 35 (25.18%) Python
12 35 (25.18%) GIAC
13 32 (23.02%) Ethical Hacking
14 30 (21.58%) PHP
15 28 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (20.14%) Information Security
16 26 (18.71%) TCP/IP
16 26 (18.71%) Perl
17 25 (17.99%) MCSE
17 25 (17.99%) Web Services
17 25 (17.99%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (17.99%) CCNA
17 25 (17.99%) Network+ Certification
17 25 (17.99%) Linux+ Certification
17 25 (17.99%) SSCP
18 24 (17.27%) Firewall
19 23 (16.55%) Unix

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 9 (6.47%) Apache Pig
2 5 (3.60%) Confluence
3 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.72%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.71%) TCP/IP
2 24 (17.27%) Firewall
3 14 (10.07%) HTTP
3 14 (10.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (6.47%) DNS
4 9 (6.47%) SMTP
5 7 (5.04%) LAN
5 7 (5.04%) WAN
6 6 (4.32%) Internet
6 6 (4.32%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.88%) Network Security
7 4 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.16%) SSL
9 1 (0.72%) IPsec
9 1 (0.72%) VLAN
9 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) Big Data
2 12 (8.63%) MySQL
3 9 (6.47%) Apache Hive
3 9 (6.47%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.16%) DB2
8 2 (1.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.44%) Redis
8 2 (1.44%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Selenium
2 11 (7.91%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.19%) JIRA
3 10 (7.19%) SoapUI
4 9 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.47%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.04%) LoadRunner
5 7 (5.04%) Subversion
6 5 (3.60%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.88%) AppScan
7 4 (2.88%) Metasploit
8 3 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.16%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.16%) CodeSonar
8 3 (2.16%) git-flow
8 3 (2.16%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.44%) JUnit
10 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Games
3 15 (10.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.60%) Military
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.44%) Automotive
6 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.46%) Tester
2 33 (23.74%) Analyst
3 25 (17.99%) Security Analyst
4 19 (13.67%) Software Engineer
5 17 (12.23%) Penetration Tester
6 16 (11.51%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (10.79%) Consultant
7 15 (10.79%) Senior Security Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Developer
9 11 (7.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 9 (6.47%) IT Analyst
10 9 (6.47%) IT Security Analyst
10 9 (6.47%) Software Consultant
11 8 (5.76%) Platform Engineer
11 8 (5.76%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (5.76%) Software Test Engineer
11 8 (5.76%) Software Tester
11 8 (5.76%) Test Consultant
11 8 (5.76%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.76%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.99%) Web Services
2 17 (12.23%) Java EE
2 17 (12.23%) STL
3 14 (10.07%) REST
3 14 (10.07%) SOAP
4 12 (8.63%) HTML
5 11 (7.91%) CSS
6 9 (6.47%) .NET
7 7 (5.04%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.04%) jQuery
8 6 (4.32%) XML
9 5 (3.60%) JSON
9 5 (3.60%) Kendo UI
9 5 (3.60%) LAMP
9 5 (3.60%) Zend Framework
10 4 (2.88%) Angular 2
10 4 (2.88%) Django
11 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.16%) HTML5
11 3 (2.16%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Management Information System
2 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (5.04%) Digital Media
4 6 (4.32%) Cybercrime
4 6 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.60%) CESG
5 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.60%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.88%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.88%) iPad
6 4 (2.88%) SCADA
7 3 (2.16%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.44%) Physics
8 2 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.44%) User Experience
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 50 (35.97%) Linux
2 23 (16.55%) Unix
3 20 (14.39%) Windows
4 13 (9.35%) Android
5 9 (6.47%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.47%) Solaris
6 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.72%) Debian
7 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (56.83%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (30.94%) Software Engineering
3 42 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.22%) Reverse Engineering
4 32 (23.02%) Ethical Hacking
5 28 (20.14%) Information Security
6 23 (16.55%) Coaching
7 18 (12.95%) Security Testing
8 17 (12.23%) Mentoring
8 17 (12.23%) Multithreading
8 17 (12.23%) Risk Management
9 15 (10.79%) E-Commerce
9 15 (10.79%) ITIL
10 13 (9.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 12 (8.63%) Network Architecture
12 11 (7.91%) Functional Testing
12 11 (7.91%) Kanban
12 11 (7.91%) Malware Analysis
12 11 (7.91%) Scrum
12 11 (7.91%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.09%) Java
2 44 (31.65%) C++
3 40 (28.78%) C
4 35 (25.18%) C#
4 35 (25.18%) Python
5 30 (21.58%) PHP
6 26 (18.71%) Perl
7 18 (12.95%) SQL
8 17 (12.23%) Objective-C
9 14 (10.07%) JavaScript
10 13 (9.35%) Ruby
11 8 (5.76%) VB
12 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.44%) Ada
14 2 (1.44%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (40.29%) CISSP
2 49 (35.25%) Security Cleared
3 37 (26.62%) SANS
4 36 (25.90%) DV Cleared
5 35 (25.18%) GIAC
6 28 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (17.99%) CCNA
7 25 (17.99%) Linux+ Certification
7 25 (17.99%) MCSE
7 25 (17.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (17.99%) Network+ Certification
7 25 (17.99%) SSCP
8 19 (13.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 19 (13.67%) Security+ Certification
9 18 (12.95%) CEH
10 17 (12.23%) CREST Certified
11 14 (10.07%) CISA
12 13 (9.35%) ISEB
13 12 (8.63%) Degree
13 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.51%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.60%) QA
4 2 (1.44%) MISRA
5 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Firmware
2 3 (2.16%) Docker
2 3 (2.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) Nessus
2 4 (2.88%) Puppet
3 3 (2.16%) Salt
4 1 (0.72%) FTK
Vendors
1 11 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.60%) Zend
3 4 (2.88%) IBM
3 4 (2.88%) Veracode
4 2 (1.44%) PayPal
4 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.72%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.72%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.72%) Infobright
5 1 (0.72%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.72%) Veeam
5 1 (0.72%) VMware
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