Period
to 22 June 2018

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 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 205 213
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 +19
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 27 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.59% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 13
Hertfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +52.94% -34.62%
10th Percentile £32,700 £47,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £67,500 £48,750
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +0.56%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,980 3,850 4,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 86.98% 90.19% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,269 3,236 3,489
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 6 months to 22 June 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
Hemel Hempstead -5 5 £99,000 +52.31% 1
Watford +11 2 £24,000 -60.00% 1
Stevenage -10 2 £70,000 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
St Albans - 2 £52,500 -
Hatfield - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 11 (40.74%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (37.04%) CISSP
2 10 (37.04%) CISM
3 8 (29.63%) Retail
3 8 (29.63%) Security Operations
4 7 (25.93%) Threat Modelling
4 7 (25.93%) Firewall
4 7 (25.93%) Security Architecture
4 7 (25.93%) SIEM
5 6 (22.22%) Machine Learning
5 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) SSCP
6 5 (18.52%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) Nessus
6 5 (18.52%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (18.52%) CEH
6 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (18.52%) Nmap
6 5 (18.52%) CISA
6 5 (18.52%) GIAC
6 5 (18.52%) Information Security
6 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (18.52%) Qualys
6 5 (18.52%) Network Security
6 5 (18.52%) Metasploit
6 5 (18.52%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (18.52%) Cyberattack
6 5 (18.52%) Security Hardening
6 5 (18.52%) Kali Linux

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Metasploit
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 8 (29.63%) Retail
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Security Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Application Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) IT Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Cyberattack
1 5 (18.52%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (7.41%) CCTV
2 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Kali Linux
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (29.63%) Security Operations
3 7 (25.93%) Security Architecture
3 7 (25.93%) SIEM
3 7 (25.93%) Threat Modelling
4 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
4 6 (22.22%) Machine Learning
5 5 (18.52%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (18.52%) Information Security
5 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (18.52%) Security Hardening
5 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) OWASP
7 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Go
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
1 4 (14.81%) PHP
1 4 (14.81%) Python
1 4 (14.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CISM
1 10 (37.04%) CISSP
2 5 (18.52%) CEH
2 5 (18.52%) CISA
2 5 (18.52%) CompTIA Security+
2 5 (18.52%) GIAC
2 5 (18.52%) SSCP
3 4 (14.81%) CSSLP
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) SANS
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) OSCE
5 1 (3.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Nessus
1 5 (18.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Netsparker
1 5 (18.52%) Qualys
2 1 (3.70%) Intel
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk