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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 67 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 21 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.48% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 2
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £86,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -59.53%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,650
% change year-on-year
- +10.70%
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
686 630 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.90% 76.18% 85.60%
Number of salaries quoted 609 602 694
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 19 (65.52%) Incident Management
2 16 (55.17%) Linux
3 13 (44.83%) Internet
3 13 (44.83%) tcpdump
3 13 (44.83%) SIEM
4 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 12 (41.38%) Snort
4 12 (41.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (41.38%) Wireshark
5 11 (37.93%) Computer Forensics
5 11 (37.93%) Sourcefire
5 11 (37.93%) Change Control
6 10 (34.48%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (34.48%) Information Security
6 10 (34.48%) Security Testing
6 10 (34.48%) GIAC
6 10 (34.48%) Windows
7 9 (31.03%) Solaris
7 9 (31.03%) DNS
7 9 (31.03%) Python
7 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
7 9 (31.03%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (27.59%) Gherkin
8 8 (27.59%) User Stories
8 8 (27.59%) Mobile App
8 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Selenium IDE
8 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
8 8 (27.59%) BDD
8 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Internet
1 13 (44.83%) tcpdump
2 12 (41.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (41.38%) Wireshark
3 9 (31.03%) DNS
4 7 (24.14%) LDAP
4 7 (24.14%) LAN
4 7 (24.14%) WAN
4 7 (24.14%) SMTP
4 7 (24.14%) FTP
4 7 (24.14%) HTTP
4 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium IDE
1 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
1 8 (27.59%) JIRA
1 8 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (27.59%) LoadRunner
2 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Security Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Forensic Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
2 8 (27.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Incident Management
2 13 (44.83%) SIEM
3 11 (37.93%) Computer Forensics
3 11 (37.93%) Change Control
4 10 (34.48%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (34.48%) Information Security
4 10 (34.48%) Security Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (27.59%) User Stories
6 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
6 8 (27.59%) BDD
6 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (27.59%) TDD
6 8 (27.59%) Web Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Test Management
6 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (27.59%) System Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
7 7 (24.14%) ITIL
7 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Python
2 8 (27.59%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) GIAC
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (20.69%) CEH
6 4 (13.79%) GCIA
6 4 (13.79%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.45%) Apple
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) LogRhythm
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago