Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 192 223
Rank change year-on-year -13 +31 -16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 22 26 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.45% 0.57% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.64% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 4
Hertfordshire median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +17.65% -34.62%
10th Percentile £23,200 £42,875 £38,750
90th Percentile £75,250 £67,500 £69,175
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +13.64%

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 4,177 4,054 4,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 85.61% 88.79% 86.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3,525 3,344 3,555
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,850 £27,500 £27,200
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,850
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.27% +0.76% +1.12%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -13 9 £65,000 +13.04%
Watford +2 7 £73,500 +47.00%
Stevenage +1 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £24,000 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 17 (77.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (68.18%) CISM
2 15 (68.18%) CISSP
3 14 (63.64%) Firewall
3 14 (63.64%) Cryptography
4 13 (59.09%) Data Protection
5 12 (54.55%) Information Security
6 11 (50.00%) GDPR
7 10 (45.45%) SIEM
8 9 (40.91%) Patch Management
8 9 (40.91%) Network Security
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
9 8 (36.36%) PCI DSS
10 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (31.82%) Linux
11 6 (27.27%) ITIL
11 6 (27.27%) CISA
11 6 (27.27%) Finance
11 6 (27.27%) COBIT
11 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
11 6 (27.27%) Security Auditing
12 5 (22.73%) Cloud Operations
12 5 (22.73%) ISO 22301
12 5 (22.73%) LogRhythm
12 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (22.73%) SaaS
12 5 (22.73%) Splunk
12 5 (22.73%) Unix
13 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
13 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) SaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) VLAN
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Consultant
1 9 (40.91%) Security Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Network Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Information Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Security Officer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (13.64%) Cyberattack
3 3 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (9.09%) CCTV
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (9.09%) User Experience
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Unix
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Cryptography
2 13 (59.09%) Data Protection
3 12 (54.55%) Information Security
4 10 (45.45%) SIEM
5 9 (40.91%) Patch Management
6 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (27.27%) ITIL
7 6 (27.27%) Security Auditing
8 5 (22.73%) Cloud Operations
9 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
9 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (13.64%) OWASP
10 3 (13.64%) Security Hardening
11 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
11 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
11 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (9.09%) Migration
11 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
11 2 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
11 2 (9.09%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (4.55%) Ada
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) CISM
1 15 (68.18%) CISSP
2 6 (27.27%) CISA
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) CREST Certified
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (77.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (50.00%) GDPR
3 8 (36.36%) PCI DSS
4 6 (27.27%) COBIT
5 5 (22.73%) ISO 22301
6 2 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (4.55%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) LogRhythm
1 5 (22.73%) Splunk
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) VMware