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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 176 217 190
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -27
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 63 31 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.53% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.62% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 52 23 46
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.13% -8.00%
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
4640 4988 5075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.96% 85.37% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3891 4161 4223
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +20 30 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Bristol +27 23 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Dorset +15 4 £32,500 - 1
Somerset - 4 £37,500 -
Wiltshire -2 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 61 (52.14%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (39.32%) Information Security
3 45 (38.46%) Linux
4 39 (33.33%) Java
5 37 (31.62%) Security Cleared
6 36 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
6 36 (30.77%) CISSP
7 33 (28.21%) C++
8 31 (26.50%) Windows
8 31 (26.50%) Software Engineering
9 28 (23.93%) Finance
9 28 (23.93%) C
10 27 (23.08%) Firewall
11 26 (22.22%) Telecoms
11 26 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 25 (21.37%) Python
13 23 (19.66%) C#
14 22 (18.80%) Perl
14 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
15 21 (17.95%) Ethical Hacking
15 21 (17.95%) Ruby
16 20 (17.09%) DV Cleared
16 20 (17.09%) GIAC
16 20 (17.09%) Malware Analysis
17 18 (15.38%) CREST Certified
18 17 (14.53%) SANS
18 17 (14.53%) SIEM
18 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (13.68%) CEH
19 16 (13.68%) SQL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.98%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Drupal
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.08%) Firewall
2 26 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.26%) DNS
4 12 (10.26%) SMTP
5 11 (9.40%) HTTP
5 11 (9.40%) Internet
6 8 (6.84%) SSL
7 5 (4.27%) LAN
7 5 (4.27%) Network Security
7 5 (4.27%) WAN
8 4 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.42%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.85%) DHCP
9 1 (0.85%) FTP
9 1 (0.85%) IPsec
9 1 (0.85%) SAN
9 1 (0.85%) VLAN
9 1 (0.85%) VPN
9 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) Big Data
2 7 (5.98%) Apache Hive
2 7 (5.98%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.42%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Selenium
2 5 (4.27%) JIRA
2 5 (4.27%) LoadRunner
2 5 (4.27%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.42%) AppScan
3 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.42%) JUnit
3 4 (3.42%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.42%) TestNG
4 3 (2.56%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.85%) GDB
5 1 (0.85%) GitLab
5 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 26 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.40%) Banking
4 5 (4.27%) Games
4 5 (4.27%) Military
5 4 (3.42%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.56%) Automotive
6 3 (2.56%) Electronics
6 3 (2.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 34 (29.06%) Tester
2 30 (25.64%) Analyst
3 25 (21.37%) Security Analyst
4 24 (20.51%) Penetration Tester
5 17 (14.53%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (14.53%) Senior Security Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Software Engineer
7 10 (8.55%) Consultant
7 10 (8.55%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Developer
8 9 (7.69%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Principal Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Software Tester
10 6 (5.13%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.13%) Principal Security Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) Security Consultant
11 5 (4.27%) Software Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) REST
1 11 (9.40%) SOAP
1 11 (9.40%) Web Services
2 9 (7.69%) Java EE
2 9 (7.69%) STL
3 6 (5.13%) HTML
3 6 (5.13%) JSON
3 6 (5.13%) OAuth
3 6 (5.13%) OpenID
3 6 (5.13%) SAML
3 6 (5.13%) XHTML
3 6 (5.13%) XML
4 4 (3.42%) JDBC
5 2 (1.71%) Angular 2
5 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.97%) Digital Media
3 11 (9.40%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 8 (6.84%) AS400
5 8 (6.84%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (6.84%) Mainframe
6 7 (5.98%) Cybercrime
7 5 (4.27%) CESG
7 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.42%) Cryptography
8 4 (3.42%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (3.42%) iPad
8 4 (3.42%) SCADA
9 3 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.46%) Linux
2 31 (26.50%) Windows
3 10 (8.55%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.55%) Solaris
4 9 (7.69%) Android
4 9 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) Debian
5 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (52.14%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (39.32%) Information Security
3 36 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
4 31 (26.50%) Software Engineering
5 21 (17.95%) Ethical Hacking
6 20 (17.09%) Malware Analysis
7 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (14.53%) SIEM
8 15 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (12.82%) Security Operations
8 15 (12.82%) Security Testing
8 15 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (9.40%) Coaching
9 11 (9.40%) High Availability
10 10 (8.55%) Data Security
10 10 (8.55%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (7.69%) Functional Testing
11 9 (7.69%) ITIL
11 9 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (7.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.33%) Java
2 33 (28.21%) C++
3 28 (23.93%) C
4 25 (21.37%) Python
5 23 (19.66%) C#
6 22 (18.80%) Perl
7 21 (17.95%) Ruby
8 16 (13.68%) SQL
9 15 (12.82%) PHP
10 9 (7.69%) Objective-C
11 6 (5.13%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.56%) Ada
13 2 (1.71%) VB
14 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) Security Cleared
2 36 (30.77%) CISSP
3 20 (17.09%) DV Cleared
3 20 (17.09%) GIAC
4 18 (15.38%) CREST Certified
5 17 (14.53%) SANS
6 16 (13.68%) CEH
7 15 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (10.26%) CCNA
8 12 (10.26%) Linux+ Certification
8 12 (10.26%) MCSE
8 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (10.26%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
8 12 (10.26%) SSCP
9 10 (8.55%) OSCP
10 8 (6.84%) Degree
11 6 (5.13%) ISEB
12 5 (4.27%) ISTQB
12 5 (4.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.42%) ISO27002
4 3 (2.56%) MISRA
5 2 (1.71%) SLA
6 1 (0.85%) COBIT
6 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.85%) QA
6 1 (0.85%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Firmware
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (0.85%) FTK
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) IBM
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.55%) VMware
3 4 (3.42%) Veracode
4 2 (1.71%) AlienVault
4 2 (1.71%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.71%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.85%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (0.85%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) F5
5 1 (0.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.85%) IronPort
5 1 (0.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.85%) Veeam
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Very competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonuses
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Varied Depending on Experience
Posted: 23 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago