The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.27% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £50,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +12.19%
Penetration Tester
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
702 609 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 96.30% 97.28% 94.61%
Number of salaries quoted 565 498 427
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Penetration Tester Salary Trend in Swindon

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (66.67%) Cyber Security
3 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Games
4 2 (33.33%) Debian
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) OSCP
4 2 (33.33%) OSCE
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
5 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Nmap
5 1 (16.67%) WebInspect

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title 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 with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Debian
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 2 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Cyber Security
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) OSCP
1 2 (33.33%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WebInspect
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP