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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 212 199 179
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 26 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.59% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10 26 20
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -13.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £33,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £53,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
4974 4383 4261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.30% 81.94% 78.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4160 3657 3763
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -17 7 £58,750 +54.60% 7
Dorset - 5 £32,500 -
Wiltshire - 3 £45,000 - 2
Avon - 2 £55,000 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 23 (37.70%) Linux
1 23 (37.70%) Cyber Security
2 20 (32.79%) Windows
3 18 (29.51%) Python
3 18 (29.51%) Information Security
4 17 (27.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (27.87%) Firewall
5 15 (24.59%) PHP
6 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
6 14 (22.95%) Internet
6 14 (22.95%) Security Testing
6 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
7 13 (21.31%) Solaris
8 12 (19.67%) DNS
8 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) PCI DSS
9 11 (18.03%) Aerospace
10 10 (16.39%) SMTP
10 10 (16.39%) HTTP
10 10 (16.39%) Degree
10 10 (16.39%) Network Security
11 9 (14.75%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (11.48%) Finance
13 7 (11.48%) C
13 7 (11.48%) UNIX
14 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
14 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
14 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
14 6 (9.84%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) Firewall
1 17 (27.87%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (22.95%) Internet
2 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (19.67%) DNS
4 10 (16.39%) SMTP
4 10 (16.39%) HTTP
4 10 (16.39%) Network Security
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.64%) LAN
6 1 (1.64%) WAN
6 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Metasploit
1 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (18.03%) Aerospace
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Military
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Security Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Tester
5 7 (11.48%) Consultant
5 7 (11.48%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (9.84%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Information Specialist
10 2 (3.28%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
1 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Statistics
3 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.64%) Physics
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Online Games
4 1 (1.64%) RMADS
4 1 (1.64%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 20 (32.79%) Windows
3 13 (21.31%) Solaris
4 7 (11.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Cyber Security
2 18 (29.51%) Information Security
3 14 (22.95%) Security Testing
4 9 (14.75%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
5 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
5 6 (9.84%) SIEM
6 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
6 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (4.92%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) Python
2 15 (24.59%) PHP
3 7 (11.48%) C
4 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.20%) Java
6 3 (4.92%) Ruby
6 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.28%) C#
7 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) Degree
4 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) CISSP
6 4 (6.56%) ISEB
6 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
7 3 (4.92%) OSCP
8 2 (3.28%) OSCE
8 2 (3.28%) PCI QSA
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.28%) MCSE
8 2 (3.28%) MCSA
8 2 (3.28%) CCNP
8 2 (3.28%) CCNA
9 1 (1.64%) CEH
9 1 (1.64%) CISMP
9 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) PCI DSS
2 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.64%) ARP4754
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Nessus
2 1 (1.64%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle
1 2 (3.28%) Cisco
2 1 (1.64%) McAfee
2 1 (1.64%) Capita
2 1 (1.64%) Qualys
2 1 (1.64%) Twitter
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