The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 125 115
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.10% 0.11% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.12% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 12
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +33.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £44,050
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £72,500 £53,272
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1714 1662 1825
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 88.21% 88.73% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1379 1528
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Cambridgeshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Cambridge -14 2 £65,000 +4.00%
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Nessus
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Nmap
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Xen
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Fuzz Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) LXC
1 1 (20.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
1 1 (20.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia
1 1 (20.00%) Thales
1 1 (20.00%) VMware