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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 80 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.35% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.78% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 6
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £53,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-10.37% +29.26%
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
702 768 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.30% 83.48% 72.12%
Number of salaries quoted 571 655 524
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (56.67%) Information Security
2 14 (46.67%) Linux
3 13 (43.33%) Management Information System
4 12 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (36.67%) Security Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Web Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Test Management
6 9 (30.00%) System Testing
6 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (30.00%) tcpdump
6 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (30.00%) BDD
6 9 (30.00%) SIEM
6 9 (30.00%) Change Control
6 9 (30.00%) Gherkin
6 9 (30.00%) User Stories
6 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
6 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (30.00%) Sourcefire
6 9 (30.00%) Snort
6 9 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (30.00%) JIRA
6 9 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 9 (30.00%) QA
6 9 (30.00%) Selenium
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (30.00%) TDD
6 9 (30.00%) GIAC

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) tcpdump
1 9 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 9 (30.00%) Wireshark
1 9 (30.00%) Internet
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (16.67%) LDAP
3 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
3 5 (16.67%) SMTP
3 5 (16.67%) FTP
3 5 (16.67%) HTTP
3 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (30.00%) JIRA
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
1 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (23.33%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (13.33%) Law
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Security Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Forensic Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Compliance Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 11 (36.67%) Security Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Web Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Test Management
4 9 (30.00%) System Testing
4 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (30.00%) BDD
4 9 (30.00%) SIEM
4 9 (30.00%) Change Control
4 9 (30.00%) User Stories
4 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (26.67%) Information Assurance
6 6 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Python
1 9 (30.00%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) GIAC
2 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Degree
4 5 (16.67%) CCNA
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) GCIA
5 4 (13.33%) GCIH
5 4 (13.33%) CEH
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
2 8 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Sourcefire