Period
to 19 January 2018

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

Penetration Testing
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 188 243
Rank change year-on-year -33 +55 -18
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 48 66 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.69% 1.06% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.22% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 38 64 25
Hampshire median annual salary £54,500 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.17% +41.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £44,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,625 £62,500
South East median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +15.79%

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 6,011 5,421 6,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 86.75% 86.94% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,110 4,573 5,290
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
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 January 2018.

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 January 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
Winchester - 13 £58,000 -
Southampton -32 9 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Fleet -4 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Portsmouth - 4 £45,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 - - 4
Farnborough -6 1 - -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 23 (47.92%) Information Security
1 23 (47.92%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (39.58%) Security Operations
3 17 (35.42%) CISSP
4 15 (31.25%) Linux
4 15 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (31.25%) SIEM
5 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.17%) PCI DSS
6 13 (27.08%) Windows
6 13 (27.08%) Finance
7 12 (25.00%) CISM
7 12 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (22.92%) Firewall
8 11 (22.92%) Network Security
9 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.83%) ITIL
9 10 (20.83%) Malware Analysis
9 10 (20.83%) Mobile App
10 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (18.75%) Selenium
11 8 (16.67%) Data Protection
11 8 (16.67%) Android
11 8 (16.67%) Confluence
11 8 (16.67%) Security Architecture
11 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 8 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (16.67%) JIRA

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 8 (16.67%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.08%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Firewall
1 11 (22.92%) Network Security
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.08%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) Intranet
4 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.08%) SAN
4 1 (2.08%) SMTP
4 1 (2.08%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) Appium
2 8 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Advertising
4 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Consultant
2 12 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 9 (18.75%) Security Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Information Security Consultant
5 7 (14.58%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Threat Hunter
6 6 (12.50%) IT Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) SOC Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) Tester
8 4 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Security Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Node.js
2 2 (4.17%) LDAP
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (20.83%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.42%) Cybercrime
4 4 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (4.17%) CESG
6 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) Windows
3 8 (16.67%) Android
3 8 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 6 (12.50%) Unix
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Cybersecurity
1 23 (47.92%) Information Security
2 19 (39.58%) Security Operations
3 15 (31.25%) SIEM
4 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) ITIL
5 10 (20.83%) Malware Analysis
5 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (16.67%) API Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 8 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 8 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.50%) Python
3 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.25%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) C++
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) CISSP
2 12 (25.00%) CISM
3 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.50%) GCIH
6 5 (10.42%) Degree
7 4 (8.33%) CEH
7 4 (8.33%) CREST Certified
7 4 (8.33%) GCIA
7 4 (8.33%) GIAC
8 3 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (4.17%) GCFE
9 2 (4.17%) OSCP
10 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (29.17%) PCI DSS
3 8 (16.67%) QA
4 7 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (6.25%) ISO 22301
5 3 (6.25%) ISO 31000
5 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (4.17%) NIST 800
6 2 (4.17%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (4.17%) WMI
2 1 (2.08%) Nessus
2 1 (2.08%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Cisco
1 4 (8.33%) Splunk
2 3 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) NetApp
4 1 (2.08%) TOWER Software