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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 223 184 192
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 51 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.99% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 20
Average salary £48,750 £51,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% +32.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £30,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
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
5010 5131 4169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.14% 82.72% 80.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4163 4184 3679
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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 13 £50,000 -10.71% 5
Wiltshire -14 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Dorset +6 2 £32,500 -
Bristol -18 1 £42,500 -5.55% 3
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England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 21 (40.38%) Firewall
2 20 (38.46%) Information Security
3 18 (34.62%) Security Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 14 (26.92%) SIEM
6 11 (21.15%) CISSP
6 11 (21.15%) Malware Analysis
6 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
6 11 (21.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (21.15%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
8 9 (17.31%) Finance
8 9 (17.31%) Windows
8 9 (17.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) Linux
9 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
10 7 (13.46%) ITIL
10 7 (13.46%) CHFI
10 7 (13.46%) Degree
11 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
11 6 (11.54%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (11.54%) Security Architecture
11 6 (11.54%) Solaris
11 6 (11.54%) C
11 6 (11.54%) PHP
11 6 (11.54%) Internet
11 6 (11.54%) Python
11 6 (11.54%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) Firewall
2 9 (17.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (11.54%) SMTP
3 6 (11.54%) HTTP
3 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.54%) DNS
3 6 (11.54%) Internet
4 4 (7.69%) Network Security
4 4 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Avionics
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 16 (30.77%) Tester
3 14 (26.92%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (19.23%) Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Architect
5 8 (15.38%) Security Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Security Architect
7 5 (9.62%) IT Security Specialist
7 5 (9.62%) Security Specialist
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) IT Security Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Incident Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) IT Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Malware Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.92%) Physics
5 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Solaris
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Information Security
2 18 (34.62%) Security Testing
3 16 (30.77%) Cyber Security
4 14 (26.92%) SIEM
5 11 (21.15%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (21.15%) Malware Analysis
6 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 7 (13.46%) ITIL
9 6 (11.54%) Security Architecture
9 6 (11.54%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.62%) Computer Forensics
10 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.69%) OWASP
12 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
12 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C
1 6 (11.54%) PHP
1 6 (11.54%) Python
2 4 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) C++
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) CISSP
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) CHFI
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) CEH
6 2 (3.85%) CISMP
6 2 (3.85%) MCP
6 2 (3.85%) MCSA
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.92%) GIAC
7 1 (1.92%) GCFA
7 1 (1.92%) EnCE
7 1 (1.92%) GPEN
7 1 (1.92%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.92%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Nmap
2 1 (1.92%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.85%) McAfee
1 2 (3.85%) Qualys
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