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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 106 94 99
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.21% 0.31% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.41% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £32,750 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.75% -5.71%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
1160 982 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.74% 75.95% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 974 863 887
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 2015. 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 -8 3 £32,750 -0.75%
Penetration Testing
UK

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
5 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) CEH
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (15.38%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
7 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 1 (7.69%) Social Media
7 1 (7.69%) SIEM
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) GPEN
7 1 (7.69%) CCFE
7 1 (7.69%) CESG

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
3 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) GIAC
4 1 (7.69%) GPEN
4 1 (7.69%) CCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001