The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 131 175
Rank change year-on-year -7 +44  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 8 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.51% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 1
Median salary £65,000 £42,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.94% +26.86%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1846 1978 2480
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.49% 87.17% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1620 1965
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hemel Hempstead -6 4 £65,000 +52.94%
Stevenage - 2 - -
Hertford - 1 £50,000 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 11 (78.57%) PCI DSS
2 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 10 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (64.29%) Information Security
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) Cryptography
6 5 (35.71%) CISM
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) VBScript
7 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) VoIP
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) CCNA
7 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (28.57%) SAN
7 4 (28.57%) Project Management
7 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) VLAN
2 4 (28.57%) VoIP
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 2 (14.29%) Automotive
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Security Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Information Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Operational Security Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Cryptography
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (28.57%) Patch Management
3 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) VBScript
2 2 (14.29%) Ada
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
3 4 (28.57%) CCAA
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (21.43%) CEH
4 3 (21.43%) CISA
4 3 (21.43%) GIAC
4 3 (21.43%) GSEC
5 2 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (14.29%) CLAS
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) PCI DSS
2 10 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (14.29%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
4 2 (14.29%) MISRA
4 2 (14.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
1 4 (28.57%) HP
1 4 (28.57%) SonicWALL
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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