The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 76 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.88% 0.98% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.17% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 14
Average salary £52,500 £46,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.13% +5.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,000 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.64%
Penetration Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
666 770 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 83.25% 84.06% 81.97%
Number of salaries quoted 506 673 611
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Southampton region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 11 (91.67%) Incident Management
2 7 (58.33%) Snort
2 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (58.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (58.33%) CEH
2 7 (58.33%) Wireshark
2 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) tcpdump
2 7 (58.33%) SIEM
2 7 (58.33%) Change Control
2 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 7 (58.33%) GIAC
2 7 (58.33%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (50.00%) Sourcefire
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) Law
5 4 (33.33%) ITSM
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Cyber Security
5 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
1 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (58.33%) Wireshark
1 7 (58.33%) tcpdump
2 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) SMTP
2 3 (25.00%) FTP
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Solaris
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Incident Management
2 7 (58.33%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (58.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) SIEM
2 7 (58.33%) Change Control
2 7 (58.33%) Malware Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Service Management
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) ITSM
4 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) GIAC
1 7 (58.33%) CEH
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft