The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 75 91 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.53% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 0
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1032 1201 1197
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 93.14% 90.85% 88.67%
Number of salaries quoted 666 810 717
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Edinburgh

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 14 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 10 (47.62%) CREST Certified
2 10 (47.62%) C
2 10 (47.62%) C++
2 10 (47.62%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) VB
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Solaris
2 10 (47.62%) Python
2 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 10 (47.62%) Risk Management
2 10 (47.62%) Ruby
3 8 (38.10%) CISM
3 8 (38.10%) CISSP
3 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (23.81%) COBIT
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) B2B
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (19.05%) ITSM
5 4 (19.05%) Data Security
5 4 (19.05%) Security Management
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) CISA
5 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
5 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Data Protection

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DMZ
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Tester
2 9 (42.86%) Manual Tester
2 9 (42.86%) Security Manager
2 9 (42.86%) Security Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Compliance Manager
3 4 (19.05%) IT Manager
3 4 (19.05%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Account Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Internal Account Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Solaris
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) B2B
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (19.05%) Data Security
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) ITSM
4 4 (19.05%) OWASP
4 4 (19.05%) Privileged Access Management
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Security Management
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Development
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C
1 10 (47.62%) C++
1 10 (47.62%) Java
1 10 (47.62%) Python
1 10 (47.62%) Ruby
1 10 (47.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CREST Certified
2 8 (38.10%) CISM
2 8 (38.10%) CISSP
3 4 (19.05%) CISA
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (23.81%) COBIT
3 4 (19.05%) GDPR
3 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (14.29%) PA-DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Qualys
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
Edinburgh & Lothians
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