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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 134 154 144
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.28% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.18% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 8
Median salary £63,750 £42,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -34.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £69,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 1897 2193 1869
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.95% 86.30% 81.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 1760 1458
Median salary £48,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.73% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
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 23 March 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 +2 4 £65,000 +52.94%
Watford - 2 £60,000 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 16 (94.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (76.47%) CEH
3 11 (64.71%) PCI DSS
4 10 (58.82%) CISSP
4 10 (58.82%) CISM
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) Information Security
5 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (52.94%) Network Security
6 8 (47.06%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (47.06%) GSEC
7 7 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
7 7 (41.18%) SSCP
7 7 (41.18%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (35.29%) GIAC
9 5 (29.41%) Information Management
9 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
9 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 5 (29.41%) OWASP
9 5 (29.41%) PKI
9 5 (29.41%) Database Security
9 5 (29.41%) SABSA
10 4 (23.53%) CISA
11 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
11 2 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (11.76%) CLAS
11 2 (11.76%) SANS

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Security Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Information Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security Analyst
3 8 (47.06%) Network Analyst
3 8 (47.06%) Network Security Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) IT Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) IT Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Senior IT Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Senior IT Security Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
1 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (41.18%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Database Security
4 5 (29.41%) Information Management
4 5 (29.41%) OWASP
4 5 (29.41%) SABSA
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Coaching
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CEH
2 10 (58.82%) CISM
2 10 (58.82%) CISSP
3 8 (47.06%) GSEC
4 7 (41.18%) SSCP
5 6 (35.29%) GIAC
6 4 (23.53%) CISA
7 2 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (11.76%) CLAS
7 2 (11.76%) SANS
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (94.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (64.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.76%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (11.76%) JSP 440
3 2 (11.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
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