The median annual salary for a Penetration Tester was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Tester
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - 49
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.28% - 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% - 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Median salary £70,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 217 395 355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.34% 99.00% 98.89%
Number of salaries quoted 181 330 317
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Penetration Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Tester in Cheltenham

Penetration Tester
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Penetration Tester in Cheltenham

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Penetration Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) CHECK Team Member
1 6 (85.71%) Regulatory Compliance
2 4 (57.14%) CHECK Team Leader
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Regulatory Compliance
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CHECK Team Member
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) CHECK Team Leader