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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 210 198 187
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 41 31 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.62% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 33 26 18
Average salary £52,500 £43,750 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
5086 5022 4169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.05% 82.54% 82.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4250 4068 3569
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,125
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 28 £60,000 +41.17% 10
Bristol -10 12 £43,750 -7.89% 4
Dorset - 1 £30,000 - 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (55.56%) Cyber Security
2 29 (40.28%) Firewall
3 28 (38.89%) Linux
4 22 (30.56%) Ethical Hacking
4 22 (30.56%) Reverse Engineering
5 21 (29.17%) GIAC
6 20 (27.78%) Java
6 20 (27.78%) CISSP
6 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
7 19 (26.39%) C++
7 19 (26.39%) Information Security
8 18 (25.00%) Degree
9 17 (23.61%) DV Cleared
10 16 (22.22%) SIEM
10 16 (22.22%) C
11 14 (19.44%) Windows
11 14 (19.44%) Malware Analysis
12 13 (18.06%) C#
13 12 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (15.28%) Computer Forensics
14 11 (15.28%) Wireless
14 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (15.28%) Internet
14 11 (15.28%) Python
15 10 (13.89%) SMTP
15 10 (13.89%) UNIX
15 10 (13.89%) HTTP
15 10 (13.89%) SSCP
15 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (12.50%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Project
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.28%) Firewall
2 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (15.28%) Wireless
4 11 (15.28%) Internet
5 10 (13.89%) HTTP
5 10 (13.89%) SMTP
6 8 (11.11%) DNS
7 3 (4.17%) Wireshark
7 3 (4.17%) Network Security
8 2 (2.78%) tcpdump
8 2 (2.78%) FTP
8 2 (2.78%) LDAP
8 2 (2.78%) LAN
8 2 (2.78%) WAN
9 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 9 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 9 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.72%) Legal
3 5 (6.94%) Aerospace
4 4 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Analyst
2 17 (23.61%) Tester
3 16 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
4 12 (16.67%) Consultant
5 11 (15.28%) Security Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Forensic Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Security Consultant
8 6 (8.33%) Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Security Specialist
9 5 (6.94%) IT Security Specialist
10 4 (5.56%) Security Architect
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (4.17%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Graduate
11 3 (4.17%) IT Architect
11 3 (4.17%) Senior Tester
11 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.17%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) STL
1 9 (12.50%) Java EE
2 3 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) HTML
3 2 (2.78%) jQuery
3 2 (2.78%) HTML5
3 2 (2.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Cybercrime
2 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.39%) SCADA
5 1 (1.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.39%) PMI
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.89%) Linux
2 14 (19.44%) Windows
3 10 (13.89%) Android
3 10 (13.89%) UNIX
4 9 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 8 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Cyber Security
2 22 (30.56%) Reverse Engineering
2 22 (30.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 19 (26.39%) Information Security
4 16 (22.22%) SIEM
5 14 (19.44%) Malware Analysis
6 11 (15.28%) Computer Forensics
7 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (12.50%) ITIL
8 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 9 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 9 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 9 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (12.50%) Coaching
8 9 (12.50%) Mobile Development
9 8 (11.11%) SDLC
9 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.33%) Security Architecture
11 5 (6.94%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) Java
2 19 (26.39%) C++
3 16 (22.22%) C
4 13 (18.06%) C#
5 11 (15.28%) Python
6 9 (12.50%) Objective-C
6 9 (12.50%) PHP
7 3 (4.17%) SQL
8 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.39%) Perl
9 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) GIAC
2 20 (27.78%) CISSP
2 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 18 (25.00%) Degree
4 17 (23.61%) DV Cleared
5 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (13.89%) SSCP
7 9 (12.50%) Linux+ Certification
7 9 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (12.50%) MCSE
7 9 (12.50%) CCNA
7 9 (12.50%) CEH
8 8 (11.11%) GCFA
8 8 (11.11%) EnCE
9 7 (9.72%) CHFI
9 7 (9.72%) GPEN
10 6 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.78%) MCP
12 2 (2.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Snort
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Nmap
2 1 (1.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.78%) FireEye
2 1 (1.39%) McAfee
2 1 (1.39%) Qualys
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
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