The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 177 187 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 34 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.76% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.74% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 33
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £43,300 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £54,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Penetration Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3737 4074 3859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 83.68% 82.49% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3249 3302 3032
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Surrey region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +12 12 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Staines - 4 £75,000 -
Reigate +14 2 £52,500 +20.00%
Woking - 2 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 37 (56.92%) Firewall
2 29 (44.62%) Information Security
2 29 (44.62%) WAN
3 27 (41.54%) LAN
3 27 (41.54%) Ethical Hacking
4 26 (40.00%) Wireless
5 24 (36.92%) Cisco
6 22 (33.85%) VPN
6 22 (33.85%) Security Hardening
7 21 (32.31%) CheckPoint
8 20 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (30.77%) 802.1X
8 20 (30.77%) Wireless Security
8 20 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (29.23%) Juniper
10 18 (27.69%) Management Information System
11 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (26.15%) CCIE
11 17 (26.15%) CCNP
11 17 (26.15%) Fortinet
11 17 (26.15%) FortiGate
12 15 (23.08%) Windows
12 15 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 14 (21.54%) Linux
14 13 (20.00%) MS Office
14 13 (20.00%) CEH
14 13 (20.00%) SIEM
15 12 (18.46%) Network Architecture
16 11 (16.92%) Cyber Security
16 11 (16.92%) Change Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) MS Office
2 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.54%) PaaS
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (56.92%) Firewall
2 29 (44.62%) WAN
3 27 (41.54%) LAN
4 26 (40.00%) Wireless
5 22 (33.85%) VPN
6 20 (30.77%) Wireless Security
7 9 (13.85%) Network Security
8 7 (10.77%) VoIP
9 6 (9.23%) NFC
9 6 (9.23%) Internet
10 4 (6.15%) DMZ
11 2 (3.08%) DNS
11 2 (3.08%) SAN
11 2 (3.08%) DHCP
11 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.08%) OSPF
11 2 (3.08%) BGP
11 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
11 2 (3.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.54%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Architect
1 29 (44.62%) Security Architect
2 22 (33.85%) Network Architect
3 18 (27.69%) Security Engineer
3 18 (27.69%) Network Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Senior Security Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Senior Security Architect
4 17 (26.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Senior Network Architect
4 17 (26.15%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Senior Architect
4 17 (26.15%) Network Security Architect
5 13 (20.00%) Consultant
6 9 (13.85%) Information Architect
6 9 (13.85%) Information Security Architect
7 7 (10.77%) Analyst
8 6 (9.23%) Principal Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) Penetration Tester
9 4 (6.15%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 18 (27.69%) Management Information System
3 9 (13.85%) Cryptography
4 6 (9.23%) EMV
4 6 (9.23%) DTV
4 6 (9.23%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (9.23%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (4.62%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) CESG
7 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.54%) PKI
7 1 (1.54%) CCTV
7 1 (1.54%) Handset
7 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Linux
3 9 (13.85%) UNIX
4 7 (10.77%) Android
5 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Information Security
2 27 (41.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 22 (33.85%) Security Hardening
4 15 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 13 (20.00%) SIEM
6 12 (18.46%) Network Architecture
7 11 (16.92%) Change Management
7 11 (16.92%) Cyber Security
8 8 (12.31%) Network Management
9 7 (10.77%) ITIL
10 6 (9.23%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (9.23%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (9.23%) Software Architecture
10 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.69%) OWASP
12 4 (6.15%) Security Testing
12 4 (6.15%) Business Development
12 4 (6.15%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) C++
1 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.08%) C
2 2 (3.08%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) CCIE
1 17 (26.15%) CCNP
1 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CEH
3 7 (10.77%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) CISSP
5 5 (7.69%) MCSE
5 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) ISEB
6 3 (4.62%) SSCP
7 2 (3.08%) CISA
7 2 (3.08%) CITP
7 2 (3.08%) MBCS
7 2 (3.08%) PMP
7 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.54%) GIAC
8 1 (1.54%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) XenApp
3 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (26.15%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.54%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Cisco
2 21 (32.31%) CheckPoint
3 19 (29.23%) Juniper
4 17 (26.15%) Fortinet
5 9 (13.85%) Splunk
5 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.23%) Hyperion
6 6 (9.23%) VMware
7 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.62%) Qualys
9 2 (3.08%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.08%) NetApp
9 2 (3.08%) Symantec
9 2 (3.08%) Citrix
9 2 (3.08%) Avaya
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