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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 96 104 89
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 +44
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 31 5 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.78% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19 1 2
10th Percentile £37,920 - £60,500
25th Percentile £45,607 £47,500 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £50,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -20.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £63,750
90th Percentile - - £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +23.81% -19.23% +28.08%

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 1,640 1,307 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 93.98% 91.72% 94.59%
Number of salaries quoted 809 874 665
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,386 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% - +5.56%

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 30 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 26 (83.87%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (74.19%) Information Security
3 14 (45.16%) Risk Management
3 14 (45.16%) SIEM
4 13 (41.94%) CISSP
5 12 (38.71%) CISM
5 12 (38.71%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (38.71%) Data Protection
5 12 (38.71%) Azure
5 12 (38.71%) Azure Sentinel
6 11 (35.48%) Resource Allocation
6 11 (35.48%) Data Privacy
6 11 (35.48%) Time Management
6 11 (35.48%) Performance Management
6 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (35.48%) Risk Analysis
6 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (35.48%) CISA
6 11 (35.48%) Security Management
6 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
6 11 (35.48%) Business Continuity
6 11 (35.48%) Finance
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
7 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (25.81%) GDPR
8 8 (25.81%) Security Operations
8 8 (25.81%) Security Architecture
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (25.81%) Incident Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Azure
1 12 (38.71%) Azure Sentinel
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (6.45%) AWS
3 2 (6.45%) GitHub
3 2 (6.45%) GitHub Actions
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) VLAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) GitLab
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Law
2 8 (25.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
3 2 (6.45%) Police
4 1 (3.23%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Security Manager
2 11 (35.48%) Senior Manager
3 8 (25.81%) Information Manager
3 8 (25.81%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) SIEM Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) jQuery
1 2 (6.45%) Lambda Expressions
1 2 (6.45%) Node.js
1 2 (6.45%) OAuth
1 2 (6.45%) OAuth2
1 2 (6.45%) OpenID
1 2 (6.45%) React
1 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
1 5 (16.13%) Unix
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (74.19%) Information Security
3 14 (45.16%) Risk Management
3 14 (45.16%) SIEM
4 12 (38.71%) Data Protection
4 12 (38.71%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (35.48%) Business Continuity
5 11 (35.48%) Data Privacy
5 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (35.48%) Performance Management
5 11 (35.48%) Resource Allocation
5 11 (35.48%) Risk Analysis
5 11 (35.48%) Security Management
5 11 (35.48%) Time Management
6 9 (29.03%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
7 8 (25.81%) Security Architecture
7 8 (25.81%) Security Operations
8 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
1 2 (6.45%) C++
1 2 (6.45%) ES6
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CISSP
2 12 (38.71%) CISM
3 11 (35.48%) CISA
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
3 8 (25.81%) GDPR
4 1 (3.23%) NIST
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Darktrace
3 1 (3.23%) CrowdStrike
3 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow