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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 170 229 202
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -27
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 68 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.26% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.45% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 28
Median salary £42,500 £48,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.82% +28.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,750 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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
4688 5062 5187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.67% 86.02% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3905 4272 4232
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +18 37 £50,000 - 9
Dorset +21 10 £32,500 -
Bristol +27 9 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Somerset - 6 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire +20 5 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 69 (52.67%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (37.40%) Linux
3 48 (36.64%) Security Cleared
4 46 (35.11%) Java
5 44 (33.59%) C++
6 43 (32.82%) Reverse Engineering
7 42 (32.06%) CISSP
8 36 (27.48%) Information Security
9 35 (26.72%) C
10 32 (24.43%) DV Cleared
11 31 (23.66%) Software Engineering
11 31 (23.66%) C#
11 31 (23.66%) Python
12 29 (22.14%) GIAC
13 28 (21.37%) Finance
14 27 (20.61%) TCP/IP
14 27 (20.61%) Ethical Hacking
14 27 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (19.08%) Windows
15 25 (19.08%) Firewall
16 24 (18.32%) Perl
16 24 (18.32%) SANS
17 22 (16.79%) SQL
18 21 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (16.03%) Telecoms
19 20 (15.27%) Unix
19 20 (15.27%) PHP
19 20 (15.27%) Intrusion Detection
20 19 (14.50%) CEH
20 19 (14.50%) CREST Certified

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 8 (6.11%) Apache Pig
2 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) Drupal
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.61%) TCP/IP
2 25 (19.08%) Firewall
3 20 (15.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (11.45%) HTTP
5 13 (9.92%) DNS
5 13 (9.92%) SMTP
6 9 (6.87%) Internet
6 9 (6.87%) LAN
6 9 (6.87%) WAN
7 6 (4.58%) SSL
8 5 (3.82%) Wireshark
9 4 (3.05%) Network Security
9 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.76%) DHCP
10 1 (0.76%) FTP
10 1 (0.76%) IPsec
10 1 (0.76%) SAN
10 1 (0.76%) VLAN
10 1 (0.76%) VPN
10 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Big Data
2 8 (6.11%) Apache Hive
2 8 (6.11%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.34%) MySQL
4 6 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.29%) DB2
7 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.76%) Redis
8 1 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Selenium
2 10 (7.63%) SoapUI
3 9 (6.87%) LoadRunner
3 9 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.87%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.34%) JIRA
5 5 (3.82%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.05%) AppScan
6 4 (3.05%) JUnit
6 4 (3.05%) Metasploit
7 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.29%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.29%) TestNG
8 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.53%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.53%) git-flow
8 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.53%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 28 (21.37%) Finance
2 21 (16.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.63%) Games
4 9 (6.87%) Banking
5 5 (3.82%) Military
6 3 (2.29%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.29%) Automotive
6 3 (2.29%) Electronics
7 2 (1.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (32.06%) Tester
2 33 (25.19%) Analyst
3 24 (18.32%) Security Analyst
4 23 (17.56%) Penetration Tester
5 13 (9.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 13 (9.92%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (9.92%) Senior Security Analyst
6 12 (9.16%) Consultant
6 12 (9.16%) Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (7.63%) Software Tester
8 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Software Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) Software Test Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Test Analyst
9 8 (6.11%) Web Tester
10 7 (5.34%) Automation Tester
10 7 (5.34%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.45%) REST
1 15 (11.45%) SOAP
2 13 (9.92%) Web Services
3 12 (9.16%) Java EE
3 12 (9.16%) STL
4 6 (4.58%) .NET
4 6 (4.58%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.82%) HTML
6 4 (3.05%) Angular 2
6 4 (3.05%) XML
7 3 (2.29%) Django
7 3 (2.29%) JDBC
7 3 (2.29%) JSON
7 3 (2.29%) LAMP
8 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.53%) jQuery
8 2 (1.53%) OAuth
8 2 (1.53%) SAML
8 2 (1.53%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.53%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.40%) Digital Media
2 11 (8.40%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.87%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (5.34%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.34%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.58%) Cybercrime
6 5 (3.82%) CESG
6 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.05%) iPad
7 4 (3.05%) SCADA
8 3 (2.29%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.29%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.29%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.53%) AS400
9 2 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.40%) Linux
2 25 (19.08%) Windows
3 20 (15.27%) Unix
4 11 (8.40%) Android
4 11 (8.40%) Solaris
5 8 (6.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.76%) Debian
7 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.67%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (32.82%) Reverse Engineering
3 36 (27.48%) Information Security
4 31 (23.66%) Software Engineering
5 27 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (20.61%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (14.50%) Malware Analysis
7 18 (13.74%) Security Testing
8 17 (12.98%) Coaching
9 15 (11.45%) Security Operations
10 14 (10.69%) ITIL
10 14 (10.69%) SIEM
11 13 (9.92%) Functional Testing
11 13 (9.92%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (9.16%) Multithreading
12 12 (9.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (8.40%) Mentoring
13 11 (8.40%) SOA
14 9 (6.87%) High Availability
14 9 (6.87%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.11%) Java
2 44 (33.59%) C++
3 35 (26.72%) C
4 31 (23.66%) C#
4 31 (23.66%) Python
5 24 (18.32%) Perl
6 22 (16.79%) SQL
7 20 (15.27%) PHP
8 17 (12.98%) Ruby
9 12 (9.16%) Objective-C
10 6 (4.58%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.05%) VB
12 3 (2.29%) Ada
13 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (36.64%) Security Cleared
2 42 (32.06%) CISSP
3 32 (24.43%) DV Cleared
4 29 (22.14%) GIAC
5 24 (18.32%) SANS
6 21 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (14.50%) CEH
7 19 (14.50%) CREST Certified
8 18 (13.74%) CCNA
8 18 (13.74%) Linux+ Certification
8 18 (13.74%) MCSE
8 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (13.74%) Network+ Certification
8 18 (13.74%) SSCP
9 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
10 14 (10.69%) ISEB
11 12 (9.16%) CompTIA Security+
11 12 (9.16%) Security+ Certification
12 11 (8.40%) OSCP
13 8 (6.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.82%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) MISRA
3 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) ISO27002
System Software
1 3 (2.29%) Firmware
1 3 (2.29%) vSphere
2 2 (1.53%) Docker
2 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Nessus
2 3 (2.29%) Puppet
3 2 (1.53%) Salt
4 1 (0.76%) FTK
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.58%) IBM
3 4 (3.05%) Veracode
3 4 (3.05%) VMware
4 2 (1.53%) AlienVault
4 2 (1.53%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.53%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.76%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco
5 1 (0.76%) Citrix
5 1 (0.76%) F5
5 1 (0.76%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.76%) Infobright
5 1 (0.76%) IronPort
5 1 (0.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.76%) PayPal
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.76%) Zend
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