Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 107 80 124
Rank change year-on-year -27 +44 +23
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 14 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.95% 1.40% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.48% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 1
10th Percentile - £43,750 -
25th Percentile £33,250 £44,688 £70,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,500 £65,000 £73,750
Median % change year-on-year -46.92% -11.86% +53.65%
75th Percentile £45,607 - £76,875
90th Percentile £63,243 - -
Scotland median annual salary £53,750 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27% +25.71%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,459 945 1,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 92.34% 94.50% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 901 667 1,078
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,575 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.10% +5.72% -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Glasgow

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Penetration Testing in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Glasgow

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Penetration Testing in Glasgow over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 14 (93.33%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (66.67%) Time Management
3 10 (66.67%) Performance Management
3 10 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 10 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 10 (66.67%) CISA
3 10 (66.67%) CISM
3 10 (66.67%) CISSP
3 10 (66.67%) Security Management
3 10 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (66.67%) Data Privacy
3 10 (66.67%) Resource Allocation
3 10 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (20.00%) Key Management
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) OWASP
5 1 (6.67%) Azure
5 1 (6.67%) AWS
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Local Government
5 1 (6.67%) Docker

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Police
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Security Manager
1 10 (66.67%) Senior Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
3 10 (66.67%) Business Continuity
3 10 (66.67%) Data Privacy
3 10 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 10 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (66.67%) Performance Management
3 10 (66.67%) Resource Allocation
3 10 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (66.67%) Security Management
3 10 (66.67%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (20.00%) Key Management
5 1 (6.67%) Application Security
5 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.67%) Microservices
5 1 (6.67%) OWASP
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CISA
1 10 (66.67%) CISM
1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes