The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 97 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.46% 0.38% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.44% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 15
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.94%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 935 1126 1597
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 86.82% 85.24% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 748 946 1217
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (50.00%) Internal Audit
4 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (41.67%) CISM
4 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) CISSP
5 4 (33.33%) Middleware
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (33.33%) Security Management
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 4 (33.33%) Data Management
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Data Governance
5 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
6 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) NCR
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Service Management
7 2 (16.67%) CISA
7 2 (16.67%) GIS

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (50.00%) Internal Audit
4 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Data Governance
5 4 (33.33%) Data Management
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (33.33%) Security Management
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (16.67%) OWASP
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Service Management
7 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISM
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CEH
3 2 (16.67%) CISA
3 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
3 2 (16.67%) OSCP
3 2 (16.67%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) NCR
2 1 (8.33%) arcserve
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
2 1 (8.33%) Sophos
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago