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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 68 - 83
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.25% - 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% - 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 2
Average salary £42,500 - £86,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
682 680 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.90% 75.30% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 604 646 690
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 (67.86%) Incident Management
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 14 (50.00%) SIEM
3 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) Internet
3 13 (46.43%) Wireshark
4 12 (42.86%) Sourcefire
4 12 (42.86%) Snort
4 12 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (39.29%) Security Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Information Security
5 11 (39.29%) Computer Forensics
5 11 (39.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (39.29%) GIAC
5 11 (39.29%) Change Control
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
7 9 (32.14%) Solaris
7 9 (32.14%) DNS
7 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
7 9 (32.14%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 7 (25.00%) Python
8 7 (25.00%) LDAP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (17.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 13 (46.43%) Internet
2 13 (46.43%) Wireshark
3 12 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (32.14%) DNS
5 7 (25.00%) LDAP
5 7 (25.00%) LAN
5 7 (25.00%) WAN
5 7 (25.00%) SMTP
5 7 (25.00%) FTP
5 7 (25.00%) HTTP
5 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
1 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Security Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Forensic Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Automated Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 9 (32.14%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Incident Management
2 14 (50.00%) SIEM
3 11 (39.29%) Change Control
3 11 (39.29%) Information Security
3 11 (39.29%) Computer Forensics
3 11 (39.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (39.29%) Security Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (25.00%) ITSM
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (25.00%) Service Management
5 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) Web Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) GIAC
3 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (21.43%) CEH
6 5 (17.86%) GCIH
7 4 (14.29%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Snort
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Sourcefire
2 2 (7.14%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago