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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 83 69 95
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 18 31 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.13% 2.92% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 3.25% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 3
Median salary £48,750 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.36% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,500 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,625
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.96%  

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 778 954 899
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 91.96% 89.92% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 635 594 727
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 0 5 £55,000 - 1
Gloucester -4 3 £50,000 -
Cirencester - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South West

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 55 (91.67%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (81.67%) Security Cleared
3 36 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 35 (58.33%) C
5 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (53.33%) DV Cleared
7 31 (51.67%) Linux
8 30 (50.00%) Software Engineering
9 28 (46.67%) C++
10 26 (43.33%) Big Data
11 24 (40.00%) Java
11 24 (40.00%) C#
12 22 (36.67%) Windows
12 22 (36.67%) TCP/IP
12 22 (36.67%) Ethical Hacking
12 22 (36.67%) GIAC
13 20 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
13 20 (33.33%) Linux+ Certification
13 20 (33.33%) Degree
13 20 (33.33%) MCSE
13 20 (33.33%) CCNA
13 20 (33.33%) CISSP
13 20 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (33.33%) SSCP
13 20 (33.33%) SANS
14 17 (28.33%) Firewall
15 15 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
15 15 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
15 15 (25.00%) Android

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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 9 (15.00%) Apache Pig
1 9 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.67%) TCP/IP
2 17 (28.33%) Firewall
3 8 (13.33%) Internet
4 4 (6.67%) HTTP
4 4 (6.67%) SSL
4 4 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (1.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.67%) LAN
5 1 (1.67%) Network Security
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
5 1 (1.67%) WAN
5 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) Big Data
2 9 (15.00%) Apache Hive
2 9 (15.00%) Data Mining
2 9 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (8.33%) MySQL
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 4 (6.67%) CodeSonar
1 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.67%) git-flow
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
1 4 (6.67%) Robot Framework
1 4 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (3.33%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (18.33%) Games
2 9 (15.00%) Marketing
3 8 (13.33%) Local Government
4 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Consultant
1 10 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) C# Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Platform Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) ArcSight Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Information Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (8.33%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Software Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Test Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Java EE
1 13 (21.67%) STL
2 6 (10.00%) Regular Expression
3 5 (8.33%) .NET
4 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.67%) Django
4 4 (6.67%) LAMP
4 4 (6.67%) Node.js
4 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (6.67%) REST
4 4 (6.67%) SOAP
4 4 (6.67%) Spring MVC
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
2 12 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 8 (13.33%) Internet of Things
4 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.33%) Cybercrime
5 5 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (51.67%) Linux
2 22 (36.67%) Windows
3 15 (25.00%) Android
4 14 (23.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (16.67%) Unix
6 9 (15.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (10.00%) Solaris
7 6 (10.00%) Windows 2000
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (91.67%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 22 (36.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 13 (21.67%) Multithreading
7 11 (18.33%) Coaching
7 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.00%) Business Development
9 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 8 (13.33%) Cryptography
9 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (13.33%) Information Management
9 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 8 (13.33%) MODAF
9 8 (13.33%) RAD
9 8 (13.33%) SSADM
9 8 (13.33%) TOGAF
9 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (58.33%) C
2 28 (46.67%) C++
3 24 (40.00%) C#
3 24 (40.00%) Java
4 13 (21.67%) Objective-C
5 11 (18.33%) Python
6 7 (11.67%) PHP
7 5 (8.33%) Perl
8 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.67%) VB
9 3 (5.00%) R
10 1 (1.67%) Ruby
10 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (81.67%) Security Cleared
2 32 (53.33%) DV Cleared
3 22 (36.67%) GIAC
4 20 (33.33%) CCNA
4 20 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (33.33%) CISSP
4 20 (33.33%) Degree
4 20 (33.33%) Linux+ Certification
4 20 (33.33%) MCSE
4 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
4 20 (33.33%) SANS
4 20 (33.33%) SSCP
5 15 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 15 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
6 4 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.33%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.67%) Docker
2 4 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (6.67%) Puppet
2 4 (6.67%) Salt
3 2 (3.33%) EnCase
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Cisco
2 6 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (10.00%) Crossbeam
2 6 (10.00%) F5
2 6 (10.00%) Juniper
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Palo Alto
2 6 (10.00%) Splunk
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
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