Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Penetration Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 180 233
Rank change year-on-year +5 +53 -7
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 34 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.73% 0.75% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.86% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 2
Hertfordshire median annual salary £65,000 £47,500 £66,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.84% -28.84% -0.37%
10th Percentile £57,250 £38,750 £57,925
90th Percentile £75,250 £51,250 £76,975
East of England median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% +5.26%

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 3728 3960 4673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.63% 87.88% 87.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3138 3269 3806
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Hemel Hempstead +1 19 £65,000 +44.44%
Stevenage -3 5 - -
Watford -9 5 £73,500 +54.74%
Rickmansworth - 1 £65,000 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
East of England

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

1 27 (84.38%) Cryptography
2 24 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (68.75%) Data Protection
4 21 (65.63%) CISSP
5 17 (53.13%) Firewall
6 16 (50.00%) Information Security
7 15 (46.88%) CISM
8 14 (43.75%) Windows
8 14 (43.75%) PCI DSS
8 14 (43.75%) Patch Management
9 13 (40.63%) GDPR
9 13 (40.63%) ITIL
10 10 (31.25%) Finance
10 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (28.13%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (28.13%) User Experience
11 9 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
11 9 (28.13%) Regulatory Compliance
11 9 (28.13%) iSCSI
11 9 (28.13%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
11 9 (28.13%) VLAN
11 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
11 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V

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 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) iSCSI
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
2 9 (28.13%) SAN
2 9 (28.13%) VLAN
2 9 (28.13%) VoIP
2 9 (28.13%) VPN
2 9 (28.13%) WAN
2 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Aerospace
2 6 (18.75%) Automotive
2 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Consultant
1 19 (59.38%) Security Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Information Security Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Information Security Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Security Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 8 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Security Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) IT Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) CSS3
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
1 1 (3.13%) JDBC
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Protection Act
1 9 (28.13%) User Experience
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Cryptography
2 22 (68.75%) Data Protection
3 16 (50.00%) Information Security
4 14 (43.75%) Patch Management
5 13 (40.63%) ITIL
6 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (28.13%) Change Management
7 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (28.13%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
7 9 (28.13%) Regulatory Compliance
8 8 (25.00%) Security Auditing
9 6 (18.75%) ITIL V3
9 6 (18.75%) Project Management
9 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
9 6 (18.75%) SIEM
9 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.75%) Threat Modelling
10 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
10 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
1 9 (28.13%) VBScript
2 6 (18.75%) Ada
2 6 (18.75%) C
2 6 (18.75%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) CISSP
2 15 (46.88%) CISM
3 7 (21.88%) CISA
4 6 (18.75%) CCAA
4 6 (18.75%) CCNA
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) MCSA
4 6 (18.75%) MCSE
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.13%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (43.75%) PCI DSS
3 13 (40.63%) GDPR
4 9 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (21.88%) COBIT
6 6 (18.75%) MISRA
7 5 (15.63%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
1 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Citrix
1 9 (28.13%) HP
1 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) SonicWALL
3 5 (15.63%) LogRhythm
3 5 (15.63%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle