Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 133 127
Rank change year-on-year -35 -6 +28
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 14 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.33% 0.61% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.69% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 23
Cambridge median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% -6.00% +22.70%
10th Percentile £41,050 £42,500 £39,100
90th Percentile £58,750 £88,250 £91,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +22.70%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2820 2039 2537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.04% 89.31% 88.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2148 1674 2178
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Cambridge

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Cambridge

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) CISM
2 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (60.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (50.00%) Retail
4 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) SSCP
4 5 (50.00%) Data Encryption
4 5 (50.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (50.00%) Network Architecture
4 5 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) GDPR
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Xen
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (10.00%) VirtualBox

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Information Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Information Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (50.00%) Data Encryption
3 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (50.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 5 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Secure Coding
4 1 (10.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISM
1 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 5 (50.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) GDPR
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (10.00%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (10.00%) LXC
2 1 (10.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Capita
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Thales
1 1 (10.00%) VMware