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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 200 216 177
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -39
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 43 13 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.23% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.28% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 38 7 37
Average salary £47,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.13% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £30,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
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
5361 4606 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.20% 81.96% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4404 3988 3782
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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
Gloucestershire +14 31 £47,500 +28.37% 4
Bristol +5 6 £65,000 - 3
Wiltshire +1 3 £38,500 -45.00% 1
Dorset -17 2 £42,500 +41.66%
Somerset +4 1 £31,500 -30.00%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 38 (51.35%) Linux
2 31 (41.89%) Windows
3 28 (37.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (31.08%) Python
4 23 (31.08%) TCP/IP
5 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
6 21 (28.38%) Cyber Security
7 20 (27.03%) PHP
7 20 (27.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 19 (25.68%) Degree
8 19 (25.68%) Information Security
8 19 (25.68%) UNIX
9 18 (24.32%) Internet
10 17 (22.97%) DNS
11 16 (21.62%) Solaris
11 16 (21.62%) Firewall
11 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
12 15 (20.27%) Network Security
13 12 (16.22%) Shell Script
13 12 (16.22%) SMTP
13 12 (16.22%) HTTP
13 12 (16.22%) Aerospace
14 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
14 11 (14.86%) PCI DSS
15 10 (13.51%) ITIL
15 10 (13.51%) ISEB
16 9 (12.16%) Cisco
16 9 (12.16%) LAN
16 9 (12.16%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) Intrusion Detection
2 23 (31.08%) TCP/IP
3 18 (24.32%) Internet
4 17 (22.97%) DNS
5 16 (21.62%) Firewall
6 15 (20.27%) Network Security
7 12 (16.22%) HTTP
7 12 (16.22%) SMTP
8 9 (12.16%) LAN
8 9 (12.16%) WAN
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.35%) Junos
10 1 (1.35%) DHCP
10 1 (1.35%) SNMP
10 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Big Data
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (16.22%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Games
3 3 (4.05%) Local Government
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Security Analyst
3 18 (24.32%) Senior Analyst
4 14 (18.92%) Tester
5 10 (13.51%) Consultant
5 10 (13.51%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Security Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Network Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Network Security Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Penetration Tester
8 5 (6.76%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Graduate
10 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Security Specialist
11 2 (2.70%) Network Support
11 2 (2.70%) Support Team Leader
11 2 (2.70%) Information Security Specialist
11 2 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) CESG
5 1 (1.35%) Online Games
5 1 (1.35%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 38 (51.35%) Linux
2 31 (41.89%) Windows
3 19 (25.68%) UNIX
4 16 (21.62%) Solaris
5 2 (2.70%) Debian
5 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Cyber Security
2 20 (27.03%) Ethical Hacking
3 19 (25.68%) Information Security
4 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (13.51%) ITIL
6 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Security Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Test Management
7 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.41%) SIEM
8 4 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.41%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.05%) RAD
9 3 (4.05%) SSADM
9 3 (4.05%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) Python
2 20 (27.03%) PHP
3 12 (16.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (8.11%) Java
5 4 (5.41%) C
5 4 (5.41%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) C++
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby
6 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.68%) Degree
3 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
5 10 (13.51%) ISEB
6 8 (10.81%) CEH
7 5 (6.76%) CISSP
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.76%) CCNA
7 5 (6.76%) OSCP
8 4 (5.41%) OSCE
8 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
9 3 (4.05%) CCNP
10 2 (2.70%) MCSE
10 2 (2.70%) MCSA
10 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.70%) PCI QSA
10 2 (2.70%) GIAC
11 1 (1.35%) CCSA
11 1 (1.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) PCI DSS
2 7 (9.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Snort
2 2 (2.70%) Nmap
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Cisco
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) Splunk
2 4 (5.41%) LogLogic
3 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee
4 2 (2.70%) VMware
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (1.35%) Juniper
5 1 (1.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.35%) Capita
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