Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 187 247
Rank change year-on-year -13 +60 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 64 79 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.01% 1.16% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.33% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 47 57 23
Hampshire median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,500 £80,000 £94,500
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5468 5955 6290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 86.59% 87.21% 87.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4703 5104 5295
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Hampshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Winchester - 25 £65,000 -
Farnborough -7 5 - -
Fleet +8 4 £52,250 -14.69%
Portsmouth - 4 £46,250 -
Southampton -16 3 £32,500 -38.10% 1
Basingstoke +2 1 £70,000 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 39 (60.94%) CISSP
1 39 (60.94%) Information Security
2 35 (54.69%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (43.75%) CISM
5 25 (39.06%) Linux
6 24 (37.50%) Windows
6 24 (37.50%) Security Operations
7 23 (35.94%) ITIL
7 23 (35.94%) Firewall
8 22 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 21 (32.81%) SIEM
10 20 (31.25%) Security Architecture
10 20 (31.25%) Network Security
10 20 (31.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 18 (28.13%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (26.56%) Data Protection
13 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (23.44%) Data Protection Act
14 15 (23.44%) PCI DSS
14 15 (23.44%) DRM
14 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
14 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
14 15 (23.44%) Data Loss Prevention
15 14 (21.88%) Active Directory
16 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
16 12 (18.75%) Telecoms
17 11 (17.19%) Finance
17 11 (17.19%) Risk Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 5 (7.81%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.94%) Firewall
2 20 (31.25%) Network Security
3 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.69%) DNS
4 3 (4.69%) Internet
4 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.13%) DMZ
5 2 (3.13%) Wireless
6 1 (1.56%) HTTP
6 1 (1.56%) Intranet
6 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.56%) LDAP
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) SMTP
6 1 (1.56%) tcpdump
General
1 12 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 11 (17.19%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Consultant
2 15 (23.44%) Security Consultant
2 15 (23.44%) Security Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Security Manager
4 12 (18.75%) IT Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) IT Security Engineer
5 10 (15.63%) Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Penetration Tester
6 9 (14.06%) Tester
7 7 (10.94%) Information Manager
7 7 (10.94%) Security Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) SOC Consultant
8 6 (9.38%) Information Assurance Manager
8 6 (9.38%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (9.38%) IT Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) IT Operations Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (14.06%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (10.94%) CESG
3 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.81%) Cloud Native
4 5 (7.81%) Cybercrime
4 5 (7.81%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.13%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Linux
2 24 (37.50%) Windows
3 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.94%) Apple iOS
4 7 (10.94%) Mac OS X
5 5 (7.81%) Unix
6 2 (3.13%) Kali Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) Information Security
2 35 (54.69%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 23 (35.94%) ITIL
5 21 (32.81%) SIEM
6 20 (31.25%) Security Architecture
6 20 (31.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 18 (28.13%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (26.56%) Data Protection
9 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (23.44%) Data Loss Prevention
10 15 (23.44%) DRM
11 11 (17.19%) Risk Management
12 10 (15.63%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 7 (10.94%) Information Assurance
14 7 (10.94%) ISMS
14 7 (10.94%) Malware Analysis
14 7 (10.94%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (9.38%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) PHP
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (60.94%) CISSP
2 28 (43.75%) CISM
3 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.50%) Degree
6 7 (10.94%) GCIH
6 7 (10.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 6 (9.38%) CEH
7 6 (9.38%) GCIA
8 4 (6.25%) CREST Certified
9 3 (4.69%) GIAC
10 2 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.13%) CLAS
10 2 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.13%) GCFE
10 2 (3.13%) IISP
10 2 (3.13%) OSCP
10 2 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (46.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (34.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 15 (23.44%) PCI DSS
4 9 (14.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (10.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (10.94%) ISO 22301
5 7 (10.94%) ISO 31000
5 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (3.13%) GDPR
6 2 (3.13%) NIST 800
6 2 (3.13%) PA-DSS
7 1 (1.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Splunk
2 7 (10.94%) Apple
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.56%) NetApp
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) TOWER Software