Period
to 29 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 50 64
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 12 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.90% 2.44% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.72% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 5
Median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £30,025 £36,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £49,000 £95,150 £75,250
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% -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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 481 441 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 91.44% 89.63% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 360 339 405
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,875 £21,500
90th Percentile £78,875 £65,000 £60,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.76%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cheltenham.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (90.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (90.00%) DNS
2 9 (90.00%) HTTP
3 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (80.00%) Internet
3 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 8 (80.00%) Python
3 8 (80.00%) SMTP
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) PHP
4 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) Solaris
4 7 (70.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (60.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 6 (60.00%) Behavioural Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (20.00%) C
6 2 (20.00%) Security Management
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (10.00%) GIAC
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
7 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (10.00%) CEH
7 1 (10.00%) Perl
7 1 (10.00%) Ethernet

Penetration Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) DNS
1 9 (90.00%) HTTP
1 9 (90.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Internet
2 8 (80.00%) SMTP
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) git-flow
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Science Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 1 (10.00%) Cyberattack
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Solaris
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (70.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 6 (60.00%) Behavioural Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (10.00%) Data Science
5 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 1 (10.00%) MapReduce
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) OSINT
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CEH
2 1 (10.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) GIAC
2 1 (10.00%) Linux+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SANS
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk