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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 78 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.29% 2.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 2.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 0
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%
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
562 693 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.16% 82.30% 77.56%
Number of salaries quoted 510 617 627
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 6 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (55.56%) SIEM
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) tcpdump
4 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) Snort
4 3 (33.33%) GIAC
4 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (33.33%) CEH
4 3 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) SIEM
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (33.33%) GIAC
1 3 (33.33%) CEH
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft