The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 98 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.52% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1004 938 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.81% 73.17% 71.40%
Number of salaries quoted 882 836 622
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Wales

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
South Wales -3 7 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 8 (72.73%) Linux
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
1 8 (72.73%) Intrusion Detection
1 8 (72.73%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (54.55%) SaaS
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
6 1 (9.09%) ISO 14001
6 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 1 (9.09%) SLA
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 6 (54.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
1 8 (72.73%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Graduate
3 1 (9.09%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 14001
1 1 (9.09%) SLA