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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 53 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +1
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.78% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 29 1 2
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £64,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -45.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £46,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £35,000 £82,100
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.04%
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
694 628 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.03% 76.21% 85.57%
Number of salaries quoted 609 597 694
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £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
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 1 October 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (54.29%) Incident Management
2 17 (48.57%) Information Security
3 15 (42.86%) Linux
4 14 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 13 (37.14%) Internet
6 12 (34.29%) Snort
6 12 (34.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (34.29%) tcpdump
6 12 (34.29%) SIEM
7 11 (31.43%) Change Control
7 11 (31.43%) Security Testing
7 11 (31.43%) Computer Forensics
7 11 (31.43%) Wireshark
8 10 (28.57%) Sourcefire
8 10 (28.57%) GIAC
8 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
9 9 (25.71%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (25.71%) Windows
9 9 (25.71%) Solaris
9 9 (25.71%) DNS
9 9 (25.71%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (22.86%) JIRA
10 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (22.86%) TDD
10 8 (22.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (22.86%) LoadRunner
10 8 (22.86%) PHP
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL
10 8 (22.86%) Python

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Internet
2 12 (34.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (34.29%) tcpdump
3 11 (31.43%) Wireshark
4 9 (25.71%) DNS
5 7 (20.00%) LDAP
5 7 (20.00%) LAN
5 7 (20.00%) WAN
5 7 (20.00%) SMTP
5 7 (20.00%) FTP
5 7 (20.00%) HTTP
5 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.14%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) JIRA
1 8 (22.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (22.86%) LoadRunner
1 8 (22.86%) Selenium IDE
1 8 (22.86%) Selenium
1 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
2 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Information Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Compliance Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Incident Management
2 17 (48.57%) Information Security
3 12 (34.29%) SIEM
4 11 (31.43%) Change Control
4 11 (31.43%) Security Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (25.71%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (25.71%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.86%) TDD
6 8 (22.86%) ITIL
6 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
6 8 (22.86%) System Testing
6 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Web Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Test Management
6 8 (22.86%) User Stories
6 8 (22.86%) BDD
6 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PHP
1 8 (22.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) GIAC
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (17.14%) Degree
5 5 (14.29%) GCIA
5 5 (14.29%) GCIH
5 5 (14.29%) CCNA
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (11.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
1 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (17.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Snort
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Sourcefire
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens + shift allowance
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago