Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 304 321
Rank change year-on-year +130 +17 -26
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 130 57 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.51% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 64 43 32
East of England median annual salary £68,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,525 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.52% -2.46% +9.09%

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 7,667 11,662 11,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.09% 91.32% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,785 9,310 9,206
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,061 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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
Cambridgeshire +98 74 £75,000 +36.36% 5
Hertfordshire +65 40 £61,250 -5.77% 6
Essex +27 8 £46,000 +31.43%
Bedfordshire -24 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Suffolk +19 3 - -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 60 (46.15%) Security Testing
2 58 (44.62%) Risk Management
3 57 (43.85%) Information Security
4 56 (43.08%) PCI DSS
5 44 (33.85%) CREST Certified
6 43 (33.08%) Cyber Resilience
6 43 (33.08%) IT Governance
7 40 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 39 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 36 (27.69%) Ethical Hacking
9 36 (27.69%) Security Cleared
10 34 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
11 33 (25.38%) Mobile App
11 33 (25.38%) API Testing
11 33 (25.38%) Business Development
11 33 (25.38%) Service Delivery
12 31 (23.85%) Management Information System
12 31 (23.85%) OWASP
13 30 (23.08%) ITIL
14 29 (22.31%) Security Operations
15 28 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (21.54%) Degree
16 26 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (19.23%) Information Security Management
17 25 (19.23%) Security Management
18 22 (16.92%) SIEM
19 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (16.15%) Decision-Making
19 21 (16.15%) CISSP
20 20 (15.38%) Legal

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:

Cloud Services
1 26 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) Firewall
2 5 (3.85%) DNS
3 4 (3.08%) DHCP
3 4 (3.08%) SSL
4 3 (2.31%) FTP
4 3 (2.31%) HTTP
4 3 (2.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.77%) VPN
5 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) Big Data
1 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) JIRA
2 7 (5.38%) Metasploit
3 3 (2.31%) Burp Suite
General
1 20 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (1.54%) Electronics
2 2 (1.54%) Finance
3 1 (0.77%) Games
3 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (36.15%) Penetration Tester
1 47 (36.15%) Tester
2 38 (29.23%) Security Manager
3 33 (25.38%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 33 (25.38%) Senior Tester
4 25 (19.23%) Information Manager
4 25 (19.23%) Information Security Manager
5 18 (13.85%) Security Engineer
6 11 (8.46%) Architect
6 11 (8.46%) Security Architect
7 10 (7.69%) Testing Manager
8 8 (6.15%) Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) Security Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Information Security Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Information Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) IT Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.46%) OAuth
1 11 (8.46%) OAuth2
1 11 (8.46%) OpenID
1 11 (8.46%) XACML
2 4 (3.08%) Web Services
3 1 (0.77%) HTML
3 1 (0.77%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.38%) Mobile App
2 31 (23.85%) Management Information System
3 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.77%) EPoS
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
5 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.38%) Kali Linux
1 7 (5.38%) Linux
2 5 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) Security Testing
2 58 (44.62%) Risk Management
3 57 (43.85%) Information Security
4 43 (33.08%) Cyber Resilience
4 43 (33.08%) IT Governance
5 39 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 36 (27.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 34 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (25.38%) API Testing
8 33 (25.38%) Business Development
8 33 (25.38%) Service Delivery
9 31 (23.85%) OWASP
10 30 (23.08%) ITIL
11 29 (22.31%) Security Operations
12 28 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (19.23%) Information Security Management
13 25 (19.23%) Security Management
14 22 (16.92%) SIEM
15 21 (16.15%) Decision-Making
16 20 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.15%) C
1 8 (6.15%) Perl
1 8 (6.15%) Python
1 8 (6.15%) Ruby
2 5 (3.85%) PHP
3 4 (3.08%) Go
3 4 (3.08%) Java
4 3 (2.31%) C++
4 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (33.85%) CREST Certified
2 36 (27.69%) Security Cleared
3 28 (21.54%) Degree
4 21 (16.15%) CISSP
5 15 (11.54%) CISM
6 9 (6.92%) CEH
7 8 (6.15%) SANS
8 5 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.08%) CISA
9 4 (3.08%) CSSLP
9 4 (3.08%) GIAC
9 4 (3.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (43.08%) PCI DSS
2 40 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (10.77%) COBIT
4 11 (8.46%) GDPR
5 10 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (2.31%) HIPAA
6 3 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.77%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Nessus
1 4 (3.08%) Nmap
2 1 (0.77%) EnCase
2 1 (0.77%) FTK
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.08%) Netsparker
2 4 (3.08%) Qualys
3 2 (1.54%) Splunk
4 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco
4 1 (0.77%) HP
4 1 (0.77%) Nuix
4 1 (0.77%) Ping Identity
4 1 (0.77%) Twobo