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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 211 190 186
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 26 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.57% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.69% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 19
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,500 £36,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £72,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
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
4912 5074 4248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.11% 82.75% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 4135 3667
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -9 16 £50,000 +31.57% 13
Bristol -10 8 £35,250 +8.46% 7
Dorset +9 1 £32,500 - 4
Wiltshire -17 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (45.61%) Cyber Security
2 20 (35.09%) Firewall
2 20 (35.09%) Information Security
3 16 (28.07%) SIEM
4 15 (26.32%) Degree
5 14 (24.56%) Linux
6 13 (22.81%) Security Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Malware Analysis
7 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 12 (21.05%) Windows
8 11 (19.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (19.30%) CISSP
9 10 (17.54%) Internet
9 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (15.79%) Computer Forensics
10 9 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (15.79%) Python
10 9 (15.79%) SMTP
10 9 (15.79%) HTTP
10 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 9 (15.79%) ITIL
10 9 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
10 9 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (14.04%) Java
11 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.28%) Wireless
12 7 (12.28%) CEH
12 7 (12.28%) GIAC
12 7 (12.28%) C++
12 7 (12.28%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Firewall
2 11 (19.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (17.54%) Internet
4 9 (15.79%) HTTP
4 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 9 (15.79%) SMTP
5 7 (12.28%) DNS
5 7 (12.28%) Wireless
6 6 (10.53%) Network Security
7 2 (3.51%) tcpdump
7 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.51%) FTP
7 2 (3.51%) LDAP
7 2 (3.51%) LAN
7 2 (3.51%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
1 5 (8.77%) Aerospace
2 4 (7.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Tester
3 15 (26.32%) Penetration Tester
4 12 (21.05%) Consultant
5 11 (19.30%) Security Analyst
6 8 (14.04%) Security Consultant
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Security Specialist
8 5 (8.77%) IT Security Specialist
9 4 (7.02%) Security Architect
9 4 (7.02%) Forensic Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Malware Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) IT Architect
10 3 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (5.26%) IT Security Architect
10 3 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Senior Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) jQuery
2 2 (3.51%) HTML5
2 2 (3.51%) CSS3
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.75%) Physics
4 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
3 7 (12.28%) Solaris
4 6 (10.53%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Cyber Security
2 20 (35.09%) Information Security
3 16 (28.07%) SIEM
4 13 (22.81%) Security Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Malware Analysis
5 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (15.79%) ITIL
6 9 (15.79%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
10 4 (7.02%) SDLC
11 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (5.26%) OWASP
11 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) Python
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) PHP
3 7 (12.28%) C++
4 5 (8.77%) C
5 4 (7.02%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Degree
2 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 11 (19.30%) CISSP
4 7 (12.28%) GIAC
4 7 (12.28%) CEH
4 7 (12.28%) CHFI
4 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) EnCE
5 4 (7.02%) GPEN
5 4 (7.02%) GCFA
6 2 (3.51%) CISMP
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 2 (3.51%) MCSA
7 1 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.75%) ARP4754
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Snort
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Cisco
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.51%) McAfee
1 2 (3.51%) Qualys
1 2 (3.51%) FireEye
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