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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 195 179 168
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 29 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.57% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.71% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 47
Average salary £42,500 £53,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.81% +32.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
4942 4079 4227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3482 3736
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +10 18 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Wiltshire - 6 £50,000 -
Bristol -16 3 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Somerset -21 2 £38,500 +22.22%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (43.02%) Information Security
2 32 (37.21%) Linux
2 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
3 25 (29.07%) Ethical Hacking
4 24 (27.91%) Windows
5 22 (25.58%) CEH
6 20 (23.26%) UNIX
7 19 (22.09%) Network Security
8 18 (20.93%) Degree
8 18 (20.93%) DV Cleared
9 16 (18.60%) PCI DSS
10 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
10 15 (17.44%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (17.44%) C
11 14 (16.28%) Java
11 14 (16.28%) Cisco
11 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (15.12%) VMware
12 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
12 13 (15.12%) C++
12 13 (15.12%) ITIL
12 13 (15.12%) TCP/IP
12 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (13.95%) LAN
13 12 (13.95%) WAN
13 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
13 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
14 11 (12.79%) CISSP
14 11 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (11.63%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Network Security
2 15 (17.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (15.12%) TCP/IP
4 12 (13.95%) LAN
4 12 (13.95%) WAN
5 5 (5.81%) DNS
6 4 (4.65%) Internet
6 4 (4.65%) VPN
7 3 (3.49%) SNMP
7 3 (3.49%) Firewall
7 3 (3.49%) SSL
8 2 (2.33%) SAN
8 2 (2.33%) Multicast
8 2 (2.33%) NAS
8 2 (2.33%) HTTP
8 2 (2.33%) SMTP
9 1 (1.16%) DHCP
9 1 (1.16%) SMS
9 1 (1.16%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Legal
3 3 (3.49%) Military
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Tester
2 22 (25.58%) Analyst
3 20 (23.26%) Security Analyst
4 18 (20.93%) Consultant
5 16 (18.60%) Penetration Tester
6 12 (13.95%) IT Security Analyst
6 12 (13.95%) Security Consultant
7 9 (10.47%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Ethical Hacker
8 5 (5.81%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Testing Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.49%) Junior
10 3 (3.49%) Graduate
10 3 (3.49%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Information Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.47%) PKI
3 5 (5.81%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.21%) Linux
2 24 (27.91%) Windows
3 20 (23.26%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) CentOS
4 4 (4.65%) Debian
5 3 (3.49%) Solaris
6 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.16%) Android
7 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Information Security
2 25 (29.07%) Ethical Hacking
3 13 (15.12%) ITIL
4 11 (12.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (11.63%) Performance Testing
6 9 (10.47%) Security Testing
6 9 (10.47%) Computer Forensics
7 8 (9.30%) Business Development
7 8 (9.30%) TOGAF
7 8 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.14%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (8.14%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (8.14%) Time Management
8 7 (8.14%) Security Architecture
8 7 (8.14%) SABSA
9 6 (6.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (5.81%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.81%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) C
2 14 (16.28%) Java
3 13 (15.12%) C++
4 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.98%) PHP
6 5 (5.81%) Python
7 4 (4.65%) C#
8 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.58%) CEH
3 18 (20.93%) Degree
3 18 (20.93%) DV Cleared
4 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) CISSP
6 10 (11.63%) ISEB
7 7 (8.14%) ISSAP
8 6 (6.98%) CISM
9 4 (4.65%) OSCP
9 4 (4.65%) OSCE
10 3 (3.49%) CCNA
10 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.33%) GIAC
12 1 (1.16%) CCSA
12 1 (1.16%) CCSE
12 1 (1.16%) CCSP
12 1 (1.16%) CCNP
12 1 (1.16%) ISSMP
12 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) PCI DSS
2 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.30%) Snort
4 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) Cisco
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.12%) VMware
3 8 (9.30%) Splunk
3 8 (9.30%) LogLogic
4 5 (5.81%) Symantec
5 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.33%) McAfee
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.33%) Juniper
6 2 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) Nokia
7 1 (1.16%) Intel
7 1 (1.16%) Symbian
7 1 (1.16%) Blue Coat
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Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum - benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum + comprehensive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum + comprehensive package
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + car allowance & bens
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Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Penna PLC
Salary: £35-£50k per yer
Posted: 9 days ago