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

Penetration Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 83 104
Rank change year-on-year -27 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.62% 0.21% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.25% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 19
Median salary £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.04%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 1278 811 1537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 88.14% 85.46% 90.73%
Number of salaries quoted 935 700 1215
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -31 6 - - 2
Crewe - 2 £55,000 -
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
Penetration Testing
North West

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

1 10 (71.43%) Information Security
1 10 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (64.29%) PCI DSS
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 8 (57.14%) Banking
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) Unix
5 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (35.71%) Software Audit
6 5 (35.71%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (35.71%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (35.71%) Service Management
6 5 (35.71%) Financial Institution
6 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
7 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
7 4 (28.57%) GIS
7 4 (28.57%) Project Management
7 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity Management
8 3 (21.43%) Coaching
8 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
8 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
8 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
8 3 (21.43%) Attack Monitoring
8 3 (21.43%) Contactless
8 3 (21.43%) NCR
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) CISSP
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) MPLS
2 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Corporate Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Financial Institution
3 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Law
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (7.14%) Advertising
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) IT Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Security Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Contactless
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
2 5 (35.71%) Security Monitoring
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) Software Audit
3 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Attack Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) Coaching
4 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
4 3 (21.43%) Data Security
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
4 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
4 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
5 2 (14.29%) Compliance Audit
5 2 (14.29%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CREST Certified
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) OSCP
3 1 (7.14%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (64.29%) PCI DSS
3 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (7.14%) QA
5 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) NCR
2 2 (14.29%) arcserve
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Sophos
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Barclays
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago