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

Penetration Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 71 90
Rank change year-on-year -25 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 30 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.06% 3.05% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 3.48% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 12
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £52,250
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 864 861 901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 91.43% 87.68% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 684 638 739
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 £33,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +3 6 £43,750 -12.50%
Gloucester 0 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Penetration Testing
South West

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 20 (74.07%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) Degree
4 12 (44.44%) C
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
5 10 (37.04%) Big Data
6 9 (33.33%) Business Development
6 9 (33.33%) Marketing
6 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Internet
7 8 (29.63%) Project Management
7 8 (29.63%) TOGAF
7 8 (29.63%) Windows
7 8 (29.63%) SSADM
7 8 (29.63%) RUP
7 8 (29.63%) RAD
7 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
7 8 (29.63%) MODAF
7 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (29.63%) Information Management
7 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
7 8 (29.63%) Local Government
7 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
7 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
7 8 (29.63%) Line Management
7 8 (29.63%) Internet of Things
7 8 (29.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Internet
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) HTTP
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.70%) GDB
2 1 (3.70%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 9 (33.33%) Marketing
2 8 (29.63%) Local Government
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Information Systems Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) ArcSight Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Research Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Security Penetration Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
2 8 (29.63%) Internet of Things
3 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Android
3 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
4 3 (11.11%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Business Development
3 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
4 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (29.63%) Information Management
4 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Line Management
4 8 (29.63%) MODAF
4 8 (29.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Project Management
4 8 (29.63%) RAD
4 8 (29.63%) RUP
4 8 (29.63%) SSADM
4 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) TOGAF
4 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C
2 6 (22.22%) C++
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) Degree
3 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (7.41%) CEH
5 2 (7.41%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (7.41%) CREST Certified
5 2 (7.41%) EC-Council LPT
5 2 (7.41%) ECSA
5 2 (7.41%) EnCE
5 2 (7.41%) GCFA
5 2 (7.41%) GIAC
5 2 (7.41%) GPEN
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) GPG13
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (7.41%) EnCase
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 3 (11.11%) Crossbeam
2 3 (11.11%) F5
2 3 (11.11%) Juniper
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
2 3 (11.11%) Splunk
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft