The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 186 189 156
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 36 23 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.44% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.56% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 28 15 55
Average salary £38,000 £46,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +19.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £38,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4877 4143 4294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.48% 79.22% 77.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3965 3587 3803
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +9 14 £51,500 +28.75% 5
Wiltshire - 9 £30,000 -
Bristol -9 8 £38,750 -29.54% 1
Dorset -11 2 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 36 (48.65%) Information Security
2 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
3 27 (36.49%) Linux
4 20 (27.03%) Ethical Hacking
5 19 (25.68%) UNIX
6 18 (24.32%) CEH
7 17 (22.97%) Windows
7 17 (22.97%) C
7 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
8 16 (21.62%) Java
9 15 (20.27%) C++
9 15 (20.27%) Network Security
10 14 (18.92%) PCI DSS
11 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (17.57%) VMware
12 12 (16.22%) Management Information System
12 12 (16.22%) ISEB
12 12 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
12 12 (16.22%) Degree
13 11 (14.86%) PKI
13 11 (14.86%) Computer Forensics
13 11 (14.86%) Cisco
13 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
13 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.86%) LAN
13 11 (14.86%) WAN
13 11 (14.86%) ITIL
13 11 (14.86%) LoadRunner
13 11 (14.86%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) nginx
2 1 (1.35%) uWSGI
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) Network Security
2 11 (14.86%) LAN
2 11 (14.86%) WAN
3 8 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.05%) VPN
5 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 2 (2.70%) SAN
6 2 (2.70%) SNMP
6 2 (2.70%) NAS
6 2 (2.70%) Multicast
7 1 (1.35%) SMS
7 1 (1.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) MySQL
1 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.35%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (8.11%) Legal
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Military
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Tester
2 15 (20.27%) Consultant
2 15 (20.27%) Penetration Tester
3 13 (17.57%) Analyst
4 12 (16.22%) Security Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.81%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (10.81%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Ethical Hacker
7 6 (8.11%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Testing Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.05%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Junior
10 2 (2.70%) Graduate
10 2 (2.70%) Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Account Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Information Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) Ajax
3 1 (1.35%) Django
3 1 (1.35%) jQuery
3 1 (1.35%) Pylons
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.86%) PKI
3 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.49%) Linux
2 19 (25.68%) UNIX
3 17 (22.97%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) Debian
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Information Security
2 20 (27.03%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
4 11 (14.86%) Computer Forensics
4 11 (14.86%) ITIL
5 9 (12.16%) Time Management
5 9 (12.16%) Security Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (8.11%) TOGAF
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (8.11%) Business Development
7 6 (8.11%) Security Architecture
7 6 (8.11%) SABSA
8 5 (6.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.76%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) C
2 16 (21.62%) Java
3 15 (20.27%) C++
4 11 (14.86%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.35%) SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) CEH
3 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
4 12 (16.22%) ISEB
4 12 (16.22%) Degree
5 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.81%) CISSP
6 6 (8.11%) ISSAP
7 5 (6.76%) CISM
8 2 (2.70%) OSCP
8 2 (2.70%) OSCE
9 1 (1.35%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) PCI DSS
2 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.35%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.86%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.81%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.35%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.35%) Ansible
2 1 (1.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) VMware
2 11 (14.86%) Cisco
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) Splunk
3 8 (10.81%) LogLogic
4 5 (6.76%) Symantec
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.35%) Symbian
6 1 (1.35%) Intel
6 1 (1.35%) Juniper
6 1 (1.35%) Nokia
Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 38k + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £36500.00 per annum + car plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago