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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 74 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.24% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.42% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 3
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +29.41%
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
668 720 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.98% 82.19% 72.64%
Number of salaries quoted 550 624 545
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £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
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 24 December 2014.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (48.72%) Incident Management
2 18 (46.15%) Linux
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
3 14 (35.90%) Management Information System
4 13 (33.33%) Internet
5 12 (30.77%) Snort
5 12 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (30.77%) Security Testing
5 12 (30.77%) tcpdump
5 12 (30.77%) SIEM
6 11 (28.21%) PHP
6 11 (28.21%) Python
6 11 (28.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
6 11 (28.21%) Regression Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.21%) TDD
6 11 (28.21%) Computer Forensics
6 11 (28.21%) Sourcefire
6 11 (28.21%) JIRA
6 11 (28.21%) Wireshark
6 11 (28.21%) Selenium
6 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Web Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Test Management
6 11 (28.21%) System Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
6 11 (28.21%) BDD
6 11 (28.21%) Change Control
6 11 (28.21%) Gherkin

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (17.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Internet
2 12 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (30.77%) tcpdump
3 11 (28.21%) Wireshark
4 9 (23.08%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) LDAP
5 7 (17.95%) LAN
5 7 (17.95%) WAN
5 7 (17.95%) SMTP
5 7 (17.95%) FTP
5 7 (17.95%) HTTP
5 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.38%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
1 11 (28.21%) JIRA
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
1 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
2 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
3 9 (23.08%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Law
3 3 (7.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Analyst
2 15 (38.46%) Security Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Forensic Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Compliance Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Information Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Management Information System
2 11 (28.21%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Incident Management
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
3 12 (30.77%) Security Testing
3 12 (30.77%) SIEM
4 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.21%) BDD
4 11 (28.21%) System Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Web Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Test Management
4 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
4 11 (28.21%) Computer Forensics
4 11 (28.21%) Regression Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Change Control
4 11 (28.21%) User Stories
4 11 (28.21%) Automation Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (23.08%) Information Assurance
6 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) PHP
1 11 (28.21%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) GIAC
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) CCNA
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (12.82%) GCIA
5 5 (12.82%) GCIH
6 4 (10.26%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Sourcefire