Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 126 94
Rank change year-on-year +20 -32 +36
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 20 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.37% 1.17% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.28% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 50
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £61,500 £67,500
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 1,540 1,560 1,867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 92.00% 91.07% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,255 1,252 1,332
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,775
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,875 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 +1 12 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Penetration Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 (91.30%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (69.57%) C++
3 15 (65.22%) Linux
3 15 (65.22%) Python
3 15 (65.22%) Reverse Engineering
4 14 (60.87%) CISSP
4 14 (60.87%) C
4 14 (60.87%) Windows
4 14 (60.87%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (56.52%) GIAC
5 13 (56.52%) Firewall
5 13 (56.52%) PHP
5 13 (56.52%) HTTP
5 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
6 12 (52.17%) DV Cleared
6 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
7 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
7 11 (47.83%) JIRA
7 11 (47.83%) C#
7 11 (47.83%) Java
8 10 (43.48%) Selenium
8 10 (43.48%) User Stories
9 9 (39.13%) SANS
9 9 (39.13%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
9 9 (39.13%) Java EE
9 9 (39.13%) Multithreading
9 9 (39.13%) STL
9 9 (39.13%) .NET
9 9 (39.13%) MCSE

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 8 (34.78%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
1 13 (56.52%) HTTP
1 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
2 8 (34.78%) SSL
3 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) Internet
4 5 (21.74%) SMTP
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Apache Hive
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
1 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
1 8 (34.78%) MySQL
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) JIRA
2 10 (43.48%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (34.78%) Bitbucket
3 8 (34.78%) CodeSonar
3 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (34.78%) git-flow
3 8 (34.78%) Robot Framework
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 2 (8.70%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) C# Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) C++ Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Incident Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
1 9 (39.13%) Java EE
1 9 (39.13%) STL
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
2 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
2 8 (34.78%) Django
2 8 (34.78%) LAMP
2 8 (34.78%) Node.js
2 8 (34.78%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (34.78%) REST
2 8 (34.78%) SOAP
2 8 (34.78%) Spring MVC
3 2 (8.70%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Android
3 8 (34.78%) Apple iOS
3 8 (34.78%) Mac OS X
4 5 (21.74%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (65.22%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (60.87%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
5 10 (43.48%) User Stories
6 9 (39.13%) Multithreading
6 9 (39.13%) Scrum
6 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
7 8 (34.78%) API Design
7 8 (34.78%) Kanban
8 5 (21.74%) Behavioural Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) Forensic Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (17.39%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C++
2 15 (65.22%) Python
3 14 (60.87%) C
4 13 (56.52%) PHP
5 11 (47.83%) C#
5 11 (47.83%) Java
6 9 (39.13%) Objective-C
7 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
9 1 (4.35%) Perl
9 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CISSP
2 13 (56.52%) GIAC
3 12 (52.17%) DV Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) CCNA
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (39.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 9 (39.13%) Linux+ Certification
4 9 (39.13%) MCSE
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (39.13%) Network+ Certification
4 9 (39.13%) SANS
4 9 (39.13%) SSCP
5 4 (17.39%) CEH
5 4 (17.39%) GPEN
5 4 (17.39%) OSCP
6 2 (8.70%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (17.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
1 8 (34.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
1 8 (34.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft