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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 206 223 215
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 48 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 40 13 21
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £38,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
5019 5189 4618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.53% 86.48% 84.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4157 4360 3903
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +21 24 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Bristol +5 15 £47,500 - 4
Somerset - 6 - -
Dorset +6 2 £34,000 +4.61%
Wiltshire -3 1 £52,500 +25.74% 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 66 (50.38%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (45.04%) Linux
3 55 (41.98%) Reverse Engineering
4 53 (40.46%) Firewall
5 49 (37.40%) Ethical Hacking
6 48 (36.64%) Software Engineering
6 48 (36.64%) C++
6 48 (36.64%) Java
7 47 (35.88%) CISSP
8 45 (34.35%) TCP/IP
8 45 (34.35%) Security Cleared
9 44 (33.59%) C
9 44 (33.59%) GIAC
10 41 (31.30%) Telecoms
10 41 (31.30%) Big Data
11 40 (30.53%) C#
12 37 (28.24%) Information Security
13 36 (27.48%) SSCP
13 36 (27.48%) Apple iOS
13 36 (27.48%) SANS
14 34 (25.95%) Android
15 33 (25.19%) Multithreading
15 33 (25.19%) Hadoop
15 33 (25.19%) Apache Hive
15 33 (25.19%) Java EE
15 33 (25.19%) Objective-C
15 33 (25.19%) Linux+ Certification
15 33 (25.19%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (25.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (25.19%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 33 (25.19%) Apache Pig
2 8 (6.11%) Apache
3 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.58%) SaaS
2 5 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.82%) IaaS
2 5 (3.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (40.46%) Firewall
2 45 (34.35%) TCP/IP
3 18 (13.74%) Internet
4 14 (10.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.87%) SSL
6 8 (6.11%) DNS
6 8 (6.11%) SMTP
7 7 (5.34%) Wireless
8 6 (4.58%) HTTP
9 5 (3.82%) Network Security
10 4 (3.05%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.53%) DHCP
11 2 (1.53%) LAN
11 2 (1.53%) WAN
12 1 (0.76%) FTP
12 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.30%) Big Data
2 33 (25.19%) Apache Hive
2 33 (25.19%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.29%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.53%) MySQL
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Selenium
2 11 (8.40%) SoapUI
2 11 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (8.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.05%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.53%) JIRA
4 2 (1.53%) JUnit
4 2 (1.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.53%) TestNG
5 1 (0.76%) GDB
General
1 41 (31.30%) Telecoms
2 18 (13.74%) Finance
3 11 (8.40%) Legal
4 10 (7.63%) Aerospace
5 7 (5.34%) Banking
6 5 (3.82%) Military
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Software Engineer
2 34 (25.95%) Analyst
3 31 (23.66%) Tester
4 24 (18.32%) Principal Engineer
5 18 (13.74%) Penetration Tester
5 18 (13.74%) Security Analyst
6 17 (12.98%) Principal Software Engineer
7 15 (11.45%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (9.92%) Software Tester
9 11 (8.40%) Automated Tester
9 11 (8.40%) Senior Security Analyst
10 9 (6.87%) Consultant
10 9 (6.87%) Security Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 7 (5.34%) Developer
11 7 (5.34%) SOA Tester
11 7 (5.34%) Software Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Principal Security Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.19%) Java EE
1 33 (25.19%) STL
2 17 (12.98%) REST
2 17 (12.98%) SOAP
2 17 (12.98%) Web Services
3 9 (6.87%) .NET
4 6 (4.58%) HTML
4 6 (4.58%) JSON
4 6 (4.58%) OAuth
4 6 (4.58%) OpenID
4 6 (4.58%) SAML
4 6 (4.58%) XHTML
4 6 (4.58%) XML
5 5 (3.82%) Velocity
6 2 (1.53%) JDBC
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.66%) Cybercrime
2 21 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.16%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (6.11%) CESG
6 7 (5.34%) AS400
6 7 (5.34%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (5.34%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (5.34%) Mainframe
7 6 (4.58%) Client/Server
7 6 (4.58%) Digital Media
8 5 (3.82%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (3.82%) W3C
9 4 (3.05%) PMI
10 3 (2.29%) Algorithms
10 3 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.04%) Linux
2 36 (27.48%) Apple iOS
3 34 (25.95%) Android
4 25 (19.08%) Windows
5 13 (9.92%) Unix
6 5 (3.82%) Solaris
7 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.38%) Cybersecurity
2 55 (41.98%) Reverse Engineering
3 49 (37.40%) Ethical Hacking
4 48 (36.64%) Software Engineering
5 37 (28.24%) Information Security
6 33 (25.19%) Mobile Development
6 33 (25.19%) Multithreading
7 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (14.50%) Coaching
9 18 (13.74%) Functional Testing
9 18 (13.74%) Security Operations
10 16 (12.21%) SOA
11 15 (11.45%) Security Testing
12 14 (10.69%) Malware Analysis
12 14 (10.69%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (10.69%) SIEM
13 12 (9.16%) Mentoring
13 12 (9.16%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (8.40%) Computer Forensics
14 11 (8.40%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.64%) C++
1 48 (36.64%) Java
2 44 (33.59%) C
3 40 (30.53%) C#
4 33 (25.19%) Objective-C
5 21 (16.03%) SQL
6 9 (6.87%) Python
7 6 (4.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.58%) Ruby
8 5 (3.82%) PHP
9 4 (3.05%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (35.88%) CISSP
2 45 (34.35%) Security Cleared
3 44 (33.59%) GIAC
4 36 (27.48%) SANS
4 36 (27.48%) SSCP
5 33 (25.19%) CCNA
5 33 (25.19%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (25.19%) Linux+ Certification
5 33 (25.19%) MCSE
5 33 (25.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (19.08%) DV Cleared
7 17 (12.98%) Network+ Certification
8 14 (10.69%) Degree
8 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.11%) CREST Certified
10 7 (5.34%) CEH
11 6 (4.58%) EC-Council LPT
11 6 (4.58%) EnCE
11 6 (4.58%) GCFA
11 6 (4.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.82%) GPG13
3 5 (3.82%) ISO22301
3 5 (3.82%) JSP 440
4 3 (2.29%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.76%) SLA
5 1 (0.76%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) EnCase
2 2 (1.53%) SCCM
2 2 (1.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) VMware
3 7 (5.34%) IBM
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco
4 2 (1.53%) Palo Alto
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