Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 297 296
Rank change year-on-year +85 -1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 115 61 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 53 43 48
East of England median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,550 £42,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £74,698 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,604
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.52% +4.73%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,947 11,027 11,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.21% 90.74% 90.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6,670 8,949 9,636
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in the East of England

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the East of England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Hertfordshire +42 49 £37,500 -42.31% 3
Cambridgeshire +54 41 £65,000 +33.33% 4
Suffolk +8 14 £70,000 +47.37%
Bedfordshire +4 8 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Essex +10 3 £46,000 +31.43% 2
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 57 (49.57%) SIEM
2 55 (47.83%) CISSP
3 49 (42.61%) Security Operations
4 40 (34.78%) SANS
5 39 (33.91%) Security Operations Centre
5 39 (33.91%) Information Security
6 36 (31.30%) Firewall
6 36 (31.30%) Cybersecurity
7 35 (30.43%) SSCP
8 34 (29.57%) Security Architecture
9 33 (28.70%) Linux
10 32 (27.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
12 30 (26.09%) Risk Management
13 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (25.22%) CSSLP
14 28 (24.35%) OWASP
15 27 (23.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (23.48%) Security Management
16 26 (22.61%) CISM
16 26 (22.61%) PCI DSS
17 25 (21.74%) Data Loss Prevention
18 24 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
18 24 (20.87%) Vulnerability Management
18 24 (20.87%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (20.87%) Windows
19 23 (20.00%) MCSE
19 23 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 22 (19.13%) Identity Access Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (5.22%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.09%) SaaS
4 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.87%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (31.30%) Firewall
2 11 (9.57%) SSL
3 9 (7.83%) HTTP
4 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.22%) DNS
6 4 (3.48%) DHCP
7 3 (2.61%) FTP
8 2 (1.74%) Network Security
8 2 (1.74%) VPN
9 1 (0.87%) DMZ
9 1 (0.87%) LAN
9 1 (0.87%) VLAN
9 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) Big Data
1 9 (7.83%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.22%) Apache Hive
2 6 (5.22%) MySQL
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.87%) HBase
3 1 (0.87%) Impala
3 1 (0.87%) Parquet
3 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.87%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (15.65%) JIRA
2 15 (13.04%) Metasploit
3 8 (6.96%) Burp Suite
4 6 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (5.22%) Bitbucket
4 6 (5.22%) CodeSonar
4 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.22%) git-flow
4 6 (5.22%) Robot Framework
4 6 (5.22%) Selenium
General
1 20 (17.39%) Retail
2 13 (11.30%) Finance
3 6 (5.22%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Architect
1 29 (25.22%) Security Architect
2 24 (20.87%) Security Engineer
3 17 (14.78%) IT Architect
3 17 (14.78%) IT Security Architect
3 17 (14.78%) Service Architect
4 16 (13.91%) Penetration Tester
4 16 (13.91%) Tester
5 13 (11.30%) Security Manager
6 12 (10.43%) Analyst
6 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Information Manager
7 10 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
8 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Java Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Security Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) OAuth
1 11 (9.57%) OAuth2
1 11 (9.57%) OpenID
1 11 (9.57%) XACML
2 7 (6.09%) .NET
3 6 (5.22%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.22%) Django
3 6 (5.22%) Java EE
3 6 (5.22%) LAMP
3 6 (5.22%) Node.js
3 6 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (5.22%) REST
3 6 (5.22%) SOAP
3 6 (5.22%) Spring MVC
3 6 (5.22%) STL
4 5 (4.35%) Web Services
5 2 (1.74%) LDAP
6 1 (0.87%) HTML
6 1 (0.87%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 21 (18.26%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.43%) Management Information System
4 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.57%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (8.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.87%) EPoS
7 1 (0.87%) NHS
7 1 (0.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.70%) Linux
2 24 (20.87%) Windows
3 15 (13.04%) Kali Linux
4 12 (10.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.22%) Android
5 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.22%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.57%) SIEM
2 49 (42.61%) Security Operations
3 39 (33.91%) Information Security
4 36 (31.30%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (29.57%) Security Architecture
6 30 (26.09%) Risk Management
7 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (24.35%) OWASP
9 27 (23.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (23.48%) Security Management
10 25 (21.74%) Data Loss Prevention
11 24 (20.87%) Vulnerability Management
12 23 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 22 (19.13%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 22 (19.13%) Identity Access Management
13 22 (19.13%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (17.39%) ITIL
14 20 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
16 17 (14.78%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.13%) Python
2 19 (16.52%) PHP
3 16 (13.91%) Perl
3 16 (13.91%) Ruby
4 12 (10.43%) Go
5 10 (8.70%) Java
6 9 (7.83%) C
6 9 (7.83%) C++
7 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.22%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.22%) C#
8 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.22%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (47.83%) CISSP
2 40 (34.78%) SANS
3 35 (30.43%) SSCP
4 29 (25.22%) CSSLP
5 26 (22.61%) CISM
6 24 (20.87%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (20.00%) MCSE
7 23 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (17.39%) CompTIA Security+
9 19 (16.52%) GIAC
10 18 (15.65%) CCIE
10 18 (15.65%) CCIE Security
11 17 (14.78%) CCNP
11 17 (14.78%) CCSP
11 17 (14.78%) CISA
11 17 (14.78%) GCWN
11 17 (14.78%) RHCA
11 17 (14.78%) RHCE
11 17 (14.78%) VCAP
11 17 (14.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (22.61%) PCI DSS
3 19 (16.52%) GDPR
4 8 (6.96%) HIPAA
4 8 (6.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (5.22%) COBIT
6 4 (3.48%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.87%) GPG13
7 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.87%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.22%) Docker
2 6 (5.22%) vSphere
3 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.87%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) Nessus
1 12 (10.43%) Nmap
2 8 (6.96%) Puppet
3 6 (5.22%) Salt
4 1 (0.87%) EnCase
4 1 (0.87%) FTK
4 1 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.87%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.52%) Cisco
3 17 (14.78%) Red Hat
3 17 (14.78%) VMware
4 12 (10.43%) Netsparker
4 12 (10.43%) Qualys
5 9 (7.83%) Symantec
6 8 (6.96%) Sophos
6 8 (6.96%) Splunk
7 4 (3.48%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.74%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.87%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.87%) Citrix
9 1 (0.87%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.87%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.87%) HP
9 1 (0.87%) Juniper
9 1 (0.87%) McAfee
9 1 (0.87%) Nuix
9 1 (0.87%) Palo Alto