Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 82 110
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 -10
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 38 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.58% 2.60% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.85% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 12
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £36,500 £35,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,750 £69,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -18.18%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,285 1,334 1,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 92.18% 91.18% 91.03%
Number of salaries quoted 983 933 1,082
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £28,050 £27,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,000 £62,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -9 10 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 21 (95.45%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (81.82%) Python
3 13 (59.09%) C
4 11 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 11 (50.00%) JIRA
4 11 (50.00%) Kanban
4 11 (50.00%) Bitbucket
4 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (50.00%) git-flow
5 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
5 10 (45.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (45.45%) Linux
5 10 (45.45%) HTTP
5 10 (45.45%) DNS
5 10 (45.45%) Firewall
5 10 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
6 9 (40.91%) .NET
6 9 (40.91%) Degree
6 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
6 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
6 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
6 9 (40.91%) Node.js
6 9 (40.91%) Vue.js
6 9 (40.91%) Docker
6 9 (40.91%) React
6 9 (40.91%) Malware Analysis
7 8 (36.36%) Go
7 8 (36.36%) Ansible

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (13.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Azure
1 1 (4.55%) GCP
1 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
1 10 (45.45%) HTTP
1 10 (45.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (36.36%) Internet
3 8 (36.36%) SMTP
4 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 2 (9.09%) MPLS
4 2 (9.09%) SSL
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (18.18%) Big Data
3 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
3 2 (9.09%) Impala
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 11 (50.00%) git-flow
1 11 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
1 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Incident Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Web Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Data Science Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Python Web Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
1 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
1 9 (40.91%) Node.js
1 9 (40.91%) React
1 9 (40.91%) Vue.js
2 8 (36.36%) Django
3 3 (13.64%) Kafka
4 2 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) GraphQL
5 1 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (9.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (4.55%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Solaris
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 11 (50.00%) Kanban
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (40.91%) Malware Analysis
4 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
5 8 (36.36%) Network Design
6 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (27.27%) Behavioural Analysis
7 6 (27.27%) Forensic Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (13.64%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (13.64%) Security Management
10 2 (9.09%) Machine Learning
10 2 (9.09%) MapReduce
10 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
10 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
10 2 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Python
2 13 (59.09%) C
3 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
5 8 (36.36%) Go
6 7 (31.82%) PHP
7 2 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CISSP
3 3 (13.64%) GIAC
3 3 (13.64%) Linux+ Certification
3 3 (13.64%) MCSE
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (13.64%) SANS
3 3 (13.64%) SSCP
4 2 (9.09%) CEH
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CCSAS
5 1 (4.55%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.55%) OSCE
5 1 (4.55%) OSCP
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Oozie
3 1 (4.55%) Kibana
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Splunk
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.55%) BT
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Intel