Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 139 143
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 +14
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 19 9 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.40% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.46% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 34
Cheshire median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% -14.58%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,950 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,750 £69,750 £88,125
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2680 1965 2881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.68% 87.22% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2025 1667 2440
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Cheshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Knutsford -32 9 £35,000 -
Warrington +4 4 £70,000 -
Crewe 0 2 £55,000 +50.68%
Chester -4 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £51,500 -
Penetration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (68.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (63.16%) Information Security
3 10 (52.63%) PCI DSS
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) CISSP
5 7 (36.84%) CISM
6 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) Supplier Management
6 6 (31.58%) Banking
6 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (31.58%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Law
8 4 (21.05%) Data Security
8 4 (21.05%) GIS
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) Software Audit
8 4 (21.05%) Tigerscheme
8 4 (21.05%) CREST Certified
8 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
8 4 (21.05%) OSCP
8 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (21.05%) CEH
8 4 (21.05%) OWASP
8 4 (21.05%) Performance Measurement
9 3 (15.79%) SIEM
9 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management

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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) MPLS
2 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) GIS
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Law
4 3 (15.79%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
4 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Advertising
5 2 (10.53%) Legal
6 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) IT Manager
2 4 (21.05%) IT Security Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Security Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Ajax
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) JSON
1 2 (10.53%) Laravel
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) JNI
2 1 (5.26%) OLE
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Contactless
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Security Monitoring
2 6 (31.58%) Supplier Management
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Security
4 4 (21.05%) OWASP
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Measurement
4 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
4 4 (21.05%) Software Audit
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (15.79%) Attack Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) Cryptography
5 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) SIEM
5 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 7 (36.84%) CISM
3 4 (21.05%) CEH
3 4 (21.05%) CREST Certified
3 4 (21.05%) OSCP
3 4 (21.05%) Tigerscheme
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (52.63%) PCI DSS
3 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (15.79%) SLA
5 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (5.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) arcserve
2 2 (10.53%) Imperva
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Sophos
2 2 (10.53%) Splunk
2 2 (10.53%) Symantec
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) NCR