The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South West / Dorset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 56 81
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.21% 1.71% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 1.91% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 2
Median salary £55,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.23% -  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 429 470 560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 90.32% 89.35% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 379 418 423
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Project Management
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) CISA
2 6 (75.00%) CISM
2 6 (75.00%) Security+ Certification
2 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (75.00%) COBIT
2 6 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 6 (75.00%) OWASP
2 6 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 6 (75.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) C

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) Project Management
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (75.00%) IT Audit
2 6 (75.00%) OWASP
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 6 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISA
1 6 (75.00%) CISM
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
1 6 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 6 (75.00%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) COBIT
1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) JSP 440