Period
to 20 January 2019

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 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 189 168
Rank change year-on-year +80 -21 -18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 75 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.42% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 36 10 9
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £65,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.33% +4.65%
10th Percentile £36,000 £39,875 £37,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,875 £89,000
East of England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +13.04% +17.95% -2.50%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,870 3,925 2,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.43% 93.74% 90.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,023 2,921 2,459
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,750 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.54% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £64,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -4 30 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Cambridge +42 14 £37,700 -10.77% 3
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 47 (62.67%) Risk Management
2 41 (54.67%) Security Testing
3 33 (44.00%) PCI DSS
4 31 (41.33%) IT Governance
4 31 (41.33%) CREST Certified
4 31 (41.33%) Security Management
4 31 (41.33%) Cyber Resilience
5 28 (37.33%) Service Delivery
5 28 (37.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 28 (37.33%) API Testing
5 28 (37.33%) Mobile App
5 28 (37.33%) Business Development
6 27 (36.00%) Firewall
7 26 (34.67%) Security Cleared
8 22 (29.33%) SIEM
8 22 (29.33%) Information Security
9 21 (28.00%) CISSP
10 19 (25.33%) Data Loss Prevention
11 18 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (22.67%) Management Information System
12 17 (22.67%) Security Operations
13 16 (21.33%) Security Operations Centre
13 16 (21.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (21.33%) Event Correlation
13 16 (21.33%) SANS
13 16 (21.33%) Data Centre
13 16 (21.33%) VCAP
13 16 (21.33%) CSSLP
13 16 (21.33%) VCDX
13 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.00%) Firewall
2 2 (2.67%) DNS
2 2 (2.67%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Big Data
1 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
General
1 16 (21.33%) Retail
2 14 (18.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Law
3 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Penetration Tester
1 28 (37.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
1 28 (37.33%) Senior Tester
1 28 (37.33%) Tester
2 16 (21.33%) Architect
2 16 (21.33%) IT Architect
2 16 (21.33%) IT Security Architect
2 16 (21.33%) Security Architect
2 16 (21.33%) Service Architect
3 14 (18.67%) Security Manager
4 12 (16.00%) Information Manager
4 12 (16.00%) Information Security Manager
5 9 (12.00%) Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Security Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Information Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Information Security Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) LDAP
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (37.33%) Mobile App
2 17 (22.67%) Management Information System
3 16 (21.33%) Data Centre
3 16 (21.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (62.67%) Risk Management
2 41 (54.67%) Security Testing
3 31 (41.33%) Cyber Resilience
3 31 (41.33%) IT Governance
3 31 (41.33%) Security Management
4 28 (37.33%) API Testing
4 28 (37.33%) Business Development
4 28 (37.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 28 (37.33%) Service Delivery
5 22 (29.33%) Information Security
5 22 (29.33%) SIEM
6 19 (25.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 18 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (22.67%) Security Operations
9 16 (21.33%) Computer Security
9 16 (21.33%) Event Correlation
10 15 (20.00%) Information Security Management
11 14 (18.67%) ITIL
12 13 (17.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) Perl
1 1 (1.33%) PHP
1 1 (1.33%) Python
1 1 (1.33%) Ruby
1 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) CREST Certified
2 26 (34.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (28.00%) CISSP
4 16 (21.33%) CCIE
4 16 (21.33%) CCNP
4 16 (21.33%) CCSP
4 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (21.33%) CSSLP
4 16 (21.33%) GCWN
4 16 (21.33%) ISSAP
4 16 (21.33%) ISSEP
4 16 (21.33%) MCSE
4 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (21.33%) RHCA
4 16 (21.33%) RHCE
4 16 (21.33%) SANS
4 16 (21.33%) SSCP
4 16 (21.33%) VCAP
4 16 (21.33%) VCDX
4 16 (21.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.00%) PCI DSS
2 16 (21.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (14.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.33%) GDPR
4 1 (1.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) EnCase
2 1 (1.33%) FTK
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Cisco
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
1 16 (21.33%) Red Hat
1 16 (21.33%) VMware
2 2 (2.67%) Splunk
3 1 (1.33%) Nuix