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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 191 215 188
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -27
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 55 31 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 0.51% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.59% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 49 20 39
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £39,500 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
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
4858 5222 4983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.17% 85.85% 85.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4040 4277 4133
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +21 28 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Bristol +23 21 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Somerset - 5 £40,000 -
Wiltshire -13 1 £47,500 +4.39%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 54 (52.43%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (40.78%) Linux
2 42 (40.78%) Information Security
3 35 (33.98%) Java
3 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
3 35 (33.98%) Reverse Engineering
4 32 (31.07%) CISSP
5 31 (30.10%) C++
6 30 (29.13%) Software Engineering
7 29 (28.16%) Telecoms
7 29 (28.16%) Windows
8 26 (25.24%) Firewall
9 24 (23.30%) C
9 24 (23.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (22.33%) TCP/IP
11 22 (21.36%) C#
11 22 (21.36%) Finance
12 20 (19.42%) Ethical Hacking
13 19 (18.45%) Ruby
14 18 (17.48%) Python
14 18 (17.48%) Malware Analysis
15 17 (16.50%) CREST Certified
15 17 (16.50%) SANS
15 17 (16.50%) GIAC
15 17 (16.50%) SIEM
16 16 (15.53%) Big Data
16 16 (15.53%) DV Cleared
17 15 (14.56%) Apple iOS
17 15 (14.56%) Risk Assessment
17 15 (14.56%) 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 (11.65%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Drupal
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.24%) Firewall
2 24 (23.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (22.33%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.68%) Internet
5 10 (9.71%) DNS
5 10 (9.71%) SMTP
6 9 (8.74%) HTTP
7 8 (7.77%) SSL
8 6 (5.83%) Network Security
9 4 (3.88%) LAN
9 4 (3.88%) WAN
9 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.88%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.97%) DHCP
10 1 (0.97%) FTP
10 1 (0.97%) IPsec
10 1 (0.97%) SAN
10 1 (0.97%) VLAN
10 1 (0.97%) VPN
10 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.53%) Big Data
2 12 (11.65%) Apache Hive
2 12 (11.65%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.88%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Selenium
2 5 (4.85%) JIRA
3 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.88%) JUnit
3 4 (3.88%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.88%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.88%) TestNG
4 3 (2.91%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.97%) GDB
5 1 (0.97%) GitLab
5 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (28.16%) Telecoms
2 22 (21.36%) Finance
3 11 (10.68%) Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Military
5 4 (3.88%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.91%) Automotive
6 3 (2.91%) Electronics
7 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.97%) Law
8 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.97%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Tester
2 26 (25.24%) Analyst
3 24 (23.30%) Penetration Tester
4 21 (20.39%) Security Analyst
5 15 (14.56%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (14.56%) Senior Security Analyst
5 15 (14.56%) Software Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Principal Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Consultant
8 8 (7.77%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Developer
9 7 (6.80%) Software Tester
10 6 (5.83%) Principal Security Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Security Consultant
11 5 (4.85%) Software Analyst
12 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) Java EE
1 12 (11.65%) STL
2 9 (8.74%) REST
2 9 (8.74%) SOAP
2 9 (8.74%) Web Services
3 6 (5.83%) HTML
3 6 (5.83%) JSON
3 6 (5.83%) OAuth
3 6 (5.83%) OpenID
3 6 (5.83%) SAML
3 6 (5.83%) XHTML
3 6 (5.83%) XML
4 4 (3.88%) JDBC
5 1 (0.97%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Digital Media
2 11 (10.68%) Cybercrime
2 11 (10.68%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.68%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.74%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.77%) AS400
4 8 (7.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (7.77%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.85%) CESG
5 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.88%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.88%) iPad
6 4 (3.88%) SCADA
7 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.94%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.78%) Linux
2 29 (28.16%) Windows
3 15 (14.56%) Apple iOS
4 14 (13.59%) Android
5 8 (7.77%) Solaris
6 6 (5.83%) Unix
7 2 (1.94%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.97%) Debian
8 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.43%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (40.78%) Information Security
3 35 (33.98%) Reverse Engineering
4 30 (29.13%) Software Engineering
5 20 (19.42%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (17.48%) Malware Analysis
7 17 (16.50%) SIEM
8 15 (14.56%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (14.56%) Security Operations
9 14 (13.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (11.65%) Mobile Development
10 12 (11.65%) Multithreading
11 10 (9.71%) Data Security
11 10 (9.71%) Technical Analysis
12 9 (8.74%) High Availability
12 9 (8.74%) Security Management
12 9 (8.74%) Wealth Management
13 8 (7.77%) ITIL
13 8 (7.77%) Security Testing
14 7 (6.80%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.98%) Java
2 31 (30.10%) C++
3 24 (23.30%) C
4 22 (21.36%) C#
5 19 (18.45%) Ruby
6 18 (17.48%) Python
7 15 (14.56%) Perl
8 14 (13.59%) SQL
9 13 (12.62%) PHP
10 12 (11.65%) Objective-C
11 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.91%) Ada
13 1 (0.97%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
2 32 (31.07%) CISSP
3 17 (16.50%) CREST Certified
3 17 (16.50%) GIAC
3 17 (16.50%) SANS
4 16 (15.53%) DV Cleared
5 15 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (11.65%) CCNA
6 12 (11.65%) Linux+ Certification
6 12 (11.65%) MCSE
6 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
6 12 (11.65%) SSCP
7 11 (10.68%) CEH
8 9 (8.74%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (8.74%) OSCP
9 8 (7.77%) Degree
10 5 (4.85%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (3.88%) ISEB
11 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.88%) ISO27002
4 3 (2.91%) MISRA
4 3 (2.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.97%) COBIT
5 1 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.97%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Firmware
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) FTK
1 1 (0.97%) SCCM
1 1 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.71%) VMware
2 8 (7.77%) IBM
3 2 (1.94%) AlienVault
3 2 (1.94%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.94%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.97%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (0.97%) Blue Coat
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco
4 1 (0.97%) Citrix
4 1 (0.97%) F5
4 1 (0.97%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.97%) IronPort
4 1 (0.97%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.97%) Veeam
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefts
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago