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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 87 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.75% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.82% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 1
Median salary £37,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +23.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 1142 1094 1249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 91.80% 91.62% 89.79%
Number of salaries quoted 697 624 763
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 20 (71.43%) Security Testing
2 19 (67.86%) Java
3 16 (57.14%) VB
3 16 (57.14%) C
3 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) Solaris
3 16 (57.14%) Python
3 16 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 16 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 16 (57.14%) C++
3 16 (57.14%) Ruby
3 16 (57.14%) CREST Certified
4 8 (28.57%) CISSP
4 8 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (28.57%) CISM
4 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.86%) Finance
5 5 (17.86%) COBIT
6 4 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (14.29%) Degree
6 4 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (14.29%) OWASP
6 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.29%) ITSM
6 4 (14.29%) Data Security
6 4 (14.29%) Security 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 3 (10.71%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DMZ
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Manual Tester
1 16 (57.14%) Security Tester
1 16 (57.14%) Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Security Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Compliance Manager
3 4 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 4 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Solaris
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Security Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 4 (14.29%) Data Security
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) ITSM
3 4 (14.29%) OWASP
3 4 (14.29%) Privileged Access Management
3 4 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Security Management
3 4 (14.29%) Service Management
3 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 3 (10.71%) B2B
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) C
2 16 (57.14%) C++
2 16 (57.14%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Ruby
2 16 (57.14%) VB
3 3 (10.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) CREST Certified
2 8 (28.57%) CISM
2 8 (28.57%) CISSP
3 4 (14.29%) CISA
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (17.86%) COBIT
3 4 (14.29%) GDPR
3 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (10.71%) ISO 9001
4 3 (10.71%) PA-DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Qualys
2 1 (3.57%) VMware