Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 121 140
Rank change year-on-year -23 +19 +5
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.65% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 2
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% -17.65% +155.00%
10th Percentile £27,350 £23,750 £45,375
90th Percentile £41,250 £54,750 £83,125
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +15.38%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2473 2163 2776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.02% 92.59% 91.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1493 1404 1751
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Security Testing
3 7 (70.00%) CREST Certified
3 7 (70.00%) VB
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Solaris
3 7 (70.00%) Python
3 7 (70.00%) C
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (70.00%) Ruby
3 7 (70.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) CMS
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Manual Tester
1 7 (70.00%) Security Tester
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Solaris
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) C
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) Ruby
2 7 (70.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (10.00%) COBIT
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Red Hat