Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Penetration Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 300 311
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 +36
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 66 70 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.55% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 48 54 58
East of England median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £43,000 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,316 £67,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -

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 10512 11719 13402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.03% 88.51% 87.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8539 9657 11005
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -2 31 £65,000 +36.84%
Cambridgeshire -17 19 £50,000 +6.38% 1
Bedfordshire +32 10 £50,000 -
Norfolk +14 3 £53,713 - 1
Essex +20 2 £35,000 -46.15%
Suffolk +7 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 43 (65.15%) CISSP
2 41 (62.12%) Information Security
3 38 (57.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (51.52%) CISM
5 32 (48.48%) Firewall
6 29 (43.94%) Data Protection
7 27 (40.91%) Cryptography
8 26 (39.39%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (34.85%) Windows
10 22 (33.33%) ITIL
10 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 18 (27.27%) PCI DSS
12 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
12 17 (25.76%) Security Operations
12 17 (25.76%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (24.24%) Linux
13 16 (24.24%) SIEM
14 15 (22.73%) Security Architecture
15 14 (21.21%) Patch Management
15 14 (21.21%) Data Loss Prevention
15 14 (21.21%) GDPR
15 14 (21.21%) Cyber Essentials
15 14 (21.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 13 (19.70%) Finance
17 12 (18.18%) CISA
17 12 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
17 12 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
18 11 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 10 (15.15%) VMware
19 10 (15.15%) VLAN

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 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) SaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (48.48%) Firewall
2 10 (15.15%) VLAN
3 9 (13.64%) DHCP
3 9 (13.64%) DNS
3 9 (13.64%) iSCSI
3 9 (13.64%) LAN
3 9 (13.64%) Network Security
3 9 (13.64%) SAN
3 9 (13.64%) VoIP
3 9 (13.64%) VPN
3 9 (13.64%) WAN
3 9 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 6 (9.09%) Automotive
3 6 (9.09%) Retail
4 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Consultant
1 19 (28.79%) Security Consultant
2 18 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) Security Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Information Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) Information Security Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) Information Security Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) IT Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) IT Security Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Security Manager
6 8 (12.12%) SIEM Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Network Consultant
7 7 (10.61%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (9.09%) Architect
8 6 (9.09%) Security Architect
8 6 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
1 1 (1.52%) CSS3
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
1 1 (1.52%) HTML5
1 1 (1.52%) JDBC
1 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (13.64%) User Experience
3 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Windows
2 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
3 16 (24.24%) Linux
4 9 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.12%) Apple iOS
5 8 (12.12%) Mac OS X
6 6 (9.09%) Unix
7 3 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Information Security
2 29 (43.94%) Data Protection
3 27 (40.91%) Cryptography
4 26 (39.39%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (33.33%) ITIL
6 17 (25.76%) Security Operations
7 16 (24.24%) SIEM
8 15 (22.73%) Security Architecture
9 14 (21.21%) Data Loss Prevention
9 14 (21.21%) Patch Management
10 12 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (15.15%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (15.15%) Regulatory Compliance
13 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (13.64%) Change Management
13 9 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (13.64%) Problem Management
14 8 (12.12%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) VBScript
3 7 (10.61%) C
3 7 (10.61%) C++
4 6 (9.09%) Ada
5 2 (3.03%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (65.15%) CISSP
2 34 (51.52%) CISM
3 12 (18.18%) CISA
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.12%) CCNA
6 6 (9.09%) CCAA
6 6 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (9.09%) Degree
6 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 6 (9.09%) MCSA
6 6 (9.09%) MCSE
6 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.58%) SSCP
8 4 (6.06%) CEH
8 4 (6.06%) CREST Certified
9 2 (3.03%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (57.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 14 (21.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (21.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 14 (21.21%) GDPR
4 8 (12.12%) COBIT
4 8 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (9.09%) MISRA
6 5 (7.58%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.52%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (1.52%) PMO
7 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) Firmware
4 1 (1.52%) LXC
4 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Cisco
1 10 (15.15%) VMware
2 9 (13.64%) Citrix
2 9 (13.64%) HP
3 8 (12.12%) Apple
3 8 (12.12%) Forcepoint
4 6 (9.09%) SonicWALL
5 5 (7.58%) LogRhythm
5 5 (7.58%) Splunk
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.52%) Capita
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) Thales