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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 48 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.16% 3.69% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 4.19% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 11
Cheltenham median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
10th Percentile £37,250 £39,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £65,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% -  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 214 358 306
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.24% 88.18% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 863 1426 1079
Cheltenham median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £32,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £66,250
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Cheltenham

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

1 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) EnCE
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) CEH
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 2 (20.00%) C
5 2 (20.00%) GCFA
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Metasploit
5 2 (20.00%) GPEN
5 2 (20.00%) Big Data
5 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch

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 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Penetration Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Security Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) B2B
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) C++
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CEH
4 2 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (20.00%) EC-Council LPT
4 2 (20.00%) ECSA
4 2 (20.00%) EnCE
4 2 (20.00%) GCFA
4 2 (20.00%) GIAC
4 2 (20.00%) GPEN
4 2 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) EnCase