Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 168 167
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 13 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.39% 0.40% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.44% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 21
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,500 £40,125 £21,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £60,000 £77,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -13.04% +21.05%

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3510 2926 3418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.98% 91.12% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2891 2468 2949
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Bristol

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (33.33%) CISSP
4 5 (33.33%) GDPR
5 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (26.67%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) OSCP
6 3 (20.00%) CREST Certified
6 3 (20.00%) CISM
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Compliance Audit
7 2 (13.33%) Fuzz Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Presales
7 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 1 (6.67%) OWASP
8 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 1 (6.67%) High Availability
8 1 (6.67%) SIEM
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) OSCE
8 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (6.67%) Office 365

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Security Officer
2 5 (33.33%) Information Officer
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security Officer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Security Officer
3 3 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (13.33%) Fuzz Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Presales
4 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) OWASP
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) CISM
2 3 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (20.00%) OSCP
3 1 (6.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 5 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) EnCase
1 1 (6.67%) FTK
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Capita
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Sophos
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec