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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / East of England
Rank 228 239 238
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 30 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.27% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 32
Median salary £60,000 £42,750 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.35% -2.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5238 6385 6210
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 87.20% 87.74% 84.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4173 5057 4927
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 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
Hertfordshire +20 6 £63,750 +50.00%
Norfolk -8 5 £42,500 -15.92% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Essex +13 2 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (37.84%) Information Security
3 13 (35.14%) Firewall
3 13 (35.14%) CEH
3 13 (35.14%) PCI DSS
4 12 (32.43%) Network Security
5 11 (29.73%) CISM
5 11 (29.73%) Windows
5 11 (29.73%) CISSP
6 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (27.03%) OWASP
7 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
7 9 (24.32%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (24.32%) DevOps
8 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
8 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
8 8 (21.62%) Web Services
8 8 (21.62%) GSEC
9 7 (18.92%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (18.92%) SSCP
9 7 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (16.22%) Analytics
10 6 (16.22%) GIAC
10 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
10 6 (16.22%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
10 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
11 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) Apache Spark
2 4 (10.81%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon S3
1 5 (13.51%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (13.51%) Route 53
2 4 (10.81%) Datadog
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.81%) SaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) Network Security
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (10.81%) HTTP
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.51%) Vagrant
2 4 (10.81%) Jasmine
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Log4Net
2 4 (10.81%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
2 18 (48.65%) Security Analyst
3 12 (32.43%) Information Analyst
3 12 (32.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (27.03%) Network Security Analyst
5 9 (24.32%) Network Analyst
6 7 (18.92%) IT Analyst
6 7 (18.92%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (13.51%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 5 (13.51%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (10.81%) Developer
8 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (10.81%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (8.11%) Consultant
9 3 (8.11%) IT Consultant
9 3 (8.11%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (10.81%) Aurelia
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) HTML5
2 4 (10.81%) JSON
2 4 (10.81%) Kafka
2 4 (10.81%) OAuth
2 4 (10.81%) OpenID
2 4 (10.81%) REST
2 4 (10.81%) SAML
3 1 (2.70%) CGI
3 1 (2.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
1 5 (13.51%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Information Security
2 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (27.03%) OWASP
3 9 (24.32%) DevOps
3 9 (24.32%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
4 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
5 7 (18.92%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (16.22%) Analytics
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) Database Security
7 5 (13.51%) Information Management
7 5 (13.51%) SABSA
7 5 (13.51%) Secure Coding
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) MVC
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
2 4 (10.81%) TypeScript
3 2 (5.41%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Ada
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) CEH
2 11 (29.73%) CISM
2 11 (29.73%) CISSP
3 8 (21.62%) GSEC
4 7 (18.92%) SSCP
5 6 (16.22%) GIAC
6 5 (13.51%) CISA
7 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (5.41%) CLAS
8 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
8 2 (5.41%) Degree
8 2 (5.41%) SANS
9 1 (2.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (35.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.41%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (5.41%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.41%) RMADS
4 1 (2.70%) COBIT
4 1 (2.70%) MISRA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Puppet
1 5 (13.51%) Terraform
2 4 (10.81%) HP Fortify
2 4 (10.81%) Nagios
3 3 (8.11%) Nessus
4 1 (2.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) New Relic
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
3 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.70%) Juniper
3 1 (2.70%) Nokia
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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Aviva
Salary: Flexible depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous benefits
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