The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 97 98 95
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.30% 0.64% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.76% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 8
Median salary £57,500 £37,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £27,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,750 £54,000 £32,100
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Penetration Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1091 1187 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.28% 84.01% 80.74%
Number of salaries quoted 926 960 930
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,010
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Wales

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 4 £57,500 +53.33%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) CISSP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) HTTP
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) CISMP
6 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) IPsec
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
2 2 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Junior Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Security
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Technology
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Informatics
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CISMP
2 2 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (10.00%) CHFI
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) AlienVault
2 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 2 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) F5