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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank - 87 80
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton - 0.44% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.52% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 8
Average salary - £52,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +35.48%
UK excluding London average salary £54,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.73% -5.94%
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
624 773 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.00% 85.98% 84.75%
Number of salaries quoted 574 626 649
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (100.00%) SIEM
1 5 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 5 (100.00%) Security Operations Centre

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 5 (100.00%) SIEM