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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 198 214 172
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -42
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 47 15 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.27% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.32% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 42 7 41
Average salary £47,500 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.13% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
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
5349 4628 4077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.13% 82.00% 77.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4388 4022 3541
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +15 35 £47,500 +28.37% 6
Bristol +7 6 £65,000 - 5
Somerset +5 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Wiltshire -5 2 £39,250 -43.92% 1
Dorset -15 2 £42,500 +41.66%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (49.35%) Linux
2 30 (38.96%) Windows
3 28 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
5 22 (28.57%) Python
5 22 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 21 (27.27%) UNIX
6 21 (27.27%) Information Security
7 20 (25.97%) Ethical Hacking
7 20 (25.97%) Degree
7 20 (25.97%) Cyber Security
8 19 (24.68%) PHP
9 17 (22.08%) Internet
9 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
10 16 (20.78%) Network Security
10 16 (20.78%) DNS
11 15 (19.48%) Solaris
12 14 (18.18%) Firewall
13 13 (16.88%) Shell Script
13 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
14 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (14.29%) PCI DSS
15 11 (14.29%) ISEB
15 11 (14.29%) ITIL
15 11 (14.29%) SMTP
15 11 (14.29%) HTTP
15 11 (14.29%) Aerospace
16 10 (12.99%) LAN
16 10 (12.99%) WAN
17 9 (11.69%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 22 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 17 (22.08%) Internet
4 16 (20.78%) DNS
4 16 (20.78%) Network Security
5 14 (18.18%) Firewall
6 11 (14.29%) HTTP
6 11 (14.29%) SMTP
7 10 (12.99%) LAN
7 10 (12.99%) WAN
8 1 (1.30%) DHCP
8 1 (1.30%) SNMP
8 1 (1.30%) VPN
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.30%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Games
3 3 (3.90%) Local Government
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Analyst
2 20 (25.97%) Security Analyst
3 17 (22.08%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Tester
5 11 (14.29%) Consultant
5 11 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Security Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) Network Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Graduate
11 2 (2.60%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.60%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.60%) Information Security Specialist
11 2 (2.60%) Security Specialist
11 2 (2.60%) Network Support
11 2 (2.60%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
1 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
1 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.30%) Online Games
3 1 (1.30%) RMADS
3 1 (1.30%) CESG
3 1 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Linux
2 30 (38.96%) Windows
3 21 (27.27%) UNIX
4 15 (19.48%) Solaris
5 2 (2.60%) Debian
5 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Information Security
2 20 (25.97%) Ethical Hacking
2 20 (25.97%) Cyber Security
3 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (14.29%) ITIL
5 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
6 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.49%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.49%) Test Management
7 5 (6.49%) Software Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.19%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.19%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.19%) Business Development
9 3 (3.90%) DoDAF
9 3 (3.90%) MODAF
9 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) Python
2 19 (24.68%) PHP
3 13 (16.88%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.79%) Java
5 5 (6.49%) C
6 4 (5.19%) C#
7 3 (3.90%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.97%) Degree
3 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
4 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
5 11 (14.29%) ISEB
6 9 (11.69%) CEH
7 6 (7.79%) CISSP
8 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.19%) CCNA
8 4 (5.19%) OSCP
8 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.90%) OSCE
10 2 (2.60%) PCI QSA
10 2 (2.60%) CCNP
10 2 (2.60%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.60%) CISM
10 2 (2.60%) GIAC
11 1 (1.30%) CCSA
11 1 (1.30%) CCSE
11 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) SLA
4 1 (1.30%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Snort
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Cisco
2 5 (6.49%) Splunk
2 5 (6.49%) LogLogic
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.60%) McAfee
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
5 2 (2.60%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Juniper
6 1 (1.30%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.30%) Capita
South West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25K to 70K + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intelletect
Salary: From £20,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago