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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 162 187 214
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +27
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 84 61 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 1.02% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.17% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 64 48 31
Median salary £51,250 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.58% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
4896 5196 5218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.68% 87.28% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4095 4378 4286
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,100
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +5 50 £50,000 -16.66% 7
Wiltshire - 17 £55,000 - 2
Dorset +13 6 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Bristol -14 5 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Somerset - 5 £40,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 81 (55.48%) Cybersecurity
2 66 (45.21%) CISSP
3 56 (38.36%) Security Cleared
4 54 (36.99%) Linux
5 52 (35.62%) Reverse Engineering
6 51 (34.93%) Software Engineering
6 51 (34.93%) Java
7 50 (34.25%) C++
7 50 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (33.56%) C
9 48 (32.88%) SANS
10 42 (28.77%) C#
10 42 (28.77%) DV Cleared
11 41 (28.08%) Ethical Hacking
11 41 (28.08%) GIAC
12 35 (23.97%) Python
13 34 (23.29%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (22.60%) Network+ Certification
14 33 (22.60%) Linux+ Certification
14 33 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (22.60%) SSCP
14 33 (22.60%) CCNA
14 33 (22.60%) MCSE
15 32 (21.92%) Web Services
16 30 (20.55%) Firewall
17 29 (19.86%) TCP/IP
18 28 (19.18%) PHP
18 28 (19.18%) Coaching
19 27 (18.49%) Unix
20 25 (17.12%) Perl

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 12 (8.22%) Apache Pig
2 5 (3.42%) Confluence
3 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.37%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.55%) Firewall
2 29 (19.86%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.90%) HTTP
4 10 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.79%) DNS
5 7 (4.79%) Network Security
5 7 (4.79%) SMTP
5 7 (4.79%) Wireshark
6 6 (4.11%) LAN
6 6 (4.11%) WAN
7 4 (2.74%) Internet
7 4 (2.74%) SSL
8 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) Big Data
2 12 (8.22%) Apache Hive
2 12 (8.22%) Hadoop
2 12 (8.22%) MySQL
3 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.05%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.05%) DB2
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.37%) Redis
8 2 (1.37%) Riak
8 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Selenium
2 12 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.85%) SoapUI
4 9 (6.16%) JIRA
4 9 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.16%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.79%) Subversion
6 6 (4.11%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.42%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.74%) AppScan
8 4 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.74%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.74%) CodeSonar
8 4 (2.74%) git-flow
8 4 (2.74%) Metasploit
8 4 (2.74%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (14.38%) Games
2 20 (13.70%) Finance
3 13 (8.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Military
5 4 (2.74%) Legal
6 3 (2.05%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (23.29%) Analyst
2 27 (18.49%) Security Analyst
3 26 (17.81%) Tester
4 23 (15.75%) Software Engineer
5 19 (13.01%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (12.33%) Consultant
6 18 (12.33%) Senior Security Analyst
7 14 (9.59%) IT Analyst
7 14 (9.59%) IT Security Analyst
8 13 (8.90%) Developer
9 12 (8.22%) Software Consultant
10 11 (7.53%) Software Test Engineer
10 11 (7.53%) Test Consultant
10 11 (7.53%) Test Engineer
11 10 (6.85%) Penetration Tester
11 10 (6.85%) Platform Engineer
11 10 (6.85%) Senior IT Security Analyst
12 9 (6.16%) Security Manager
13 8 (5.48%) Graduate
13 8 (5.48%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.92%) Web Services
2 23 (15.75%) Java EE
2 23 (15.75%) STL
3 15 (10.27%) REST
3 15 (10.27%) SOAP
4 12 (8.22%) HTML
5 11 (7.53%) .NET
5 11 (7.53%) CSS
6 7 (4.79%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.79%) jQuery
7 6 (4.11%) LAMP
7 6 (4.11%) XML
8 5 (3.42%) JSON
8 5 (3.42%) Kendo UI
8 5 (3.42%) Zend Framework
9 4 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.74%) Angular 2
9 4 (2.74%) Django
9 4 (2.74%) Node.js
9 4 (2.74%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.44%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.48%) Cybercrime
4 7 (4.79%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.79%) Cryptography
4 7 (4.79%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.11%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.42%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.74%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (2.74%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.74%) Physics
8 3 (2.05%) CESG
9 2 (1.37%) iPad
9 2 (1.37%) Replication
9 2 (1.37%) SCADA
9 2 (1.37%) User Experience
10 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.99%) Linux
2 27 (18.49%) Unix
3 18 (12.33%) Windows
4 17 (11.64%) Android
5 12 (8.22%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.79%) Solaris
7 4 (2.74%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (55.48%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (35.62%) Reverse Engineering
3 51 (34.93%) Software Engineering
4 50 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (28.08%) Ethical Hacking
6 28 (19.18%) Coaching
7 23 (15.75%) Multithreading
7 23 (15.75%) Risk Management
8 22 (15.07%) Information Security
8 22 (15.07%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.70%) E-Commerce
10 18 (12.33%) Network Architecture
10 18 (12.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 17 (11.64%) Security Testing
12 14 (9.59%) ITIL
12 14 (9.59%) Kanban
12 14 (9.59%) Scrum
13 13 (8.90%) Change Management
13 13 (8.90%) OWASP
13 13 (8.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.93%) Java
2 50 (34.25%) C++
3 49 (33.56%) C
4 42 (28.77%) C#
5 35 (23.97%) Python
6 28 (19.18%) PHP
7 25 (17.12%) Perl
8 23 (15.75%) Objective-C
9 19 (13.01%) SQL
10 15 (10.27%) JavaScript
11 11 (7.53%) VB
12 8 (5.48%) Ruby
13 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.74%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (45.21%) CISSP
2 56 (38.36%) Security Cleared
3 48 (32.88%) SANS
4 42 (28.77%) DV Cleared
5 41 (28.08%) GIAC
6 34 (23.29%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (22.60%) CCNA
7 33 (22.60%) Linux+ Certification
7 33 (22.60%) MCSE
7 33 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (22.60%) Network+ Certification
7 33 (22.60%) SSCP
8 25 (17.12%) CompTIA Security+
8 25 (17.12%) Security+ Certification
9 19 (13.01%) CISA
10 16 (10.96%) CEH
11 12 (8.22%) Degree
11 12 (8.22%) ISEB
12 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
13 8 (5.48%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.38%) PCI DSS
2 10 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.42%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Firmware
2 4 (2.74%) Docker
2 4 (2.74%) vSphere
3 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Nessus
2 5 (3.42%) Puppet
3 4 (2.74%) Salt
4 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) FTK
Vendors
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.42%) Zend
3 4 (2.74%) IBM
3 4 (2.74%) Veracode
4 2 (1.37%) Dell
4 2 (1.37%) PayPal
4 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.37%) RedGate
4 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.37%) Sophos
4 2 (1.37%) Tableau
4 2 (1.37%) Veeam
4 2 (1.37%) Veritas
5 1 (0.68%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.68%) Infobright
5 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
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