The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank - 60 54
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.20% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.25% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Penetration Testing
North 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 Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
480 405 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.77% 81.00% 72.36%
Number of salaries quoted 325 337 315
Average salary £36,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.41% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £52,500 £52,500
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 Tyne and Wear

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA