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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 102 110 84
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.30% 0.073% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.088% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
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
1045 1141 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 78.99% 83.28% 83.36%
Number of salaries quoted 905 976 752
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,051 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +10 4 £27,500 -15.38%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (80.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (80.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Snort
2 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Online Betting
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Online Betting
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (80.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Auditing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CEH
1 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Snort