Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Penetration Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 188 191
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3 +49
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 46 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.11% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.69% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 25
Hertfordshire median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +36.84% +41.79%
10th Percentile £53,250 £51,875 £38,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £67,500 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £65,000 £56,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.56% +18.42% -

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 3,712 3,628 3,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.81% 88.99% 89.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,907 3,091 3,266
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Welwyn Garden City - 11 - - 2
Watford +8 5 £71,250 -3.06%
Hemel Hempstead +2 5 £99,000 +52.31%
Stevenage -4 2 £70,000 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £52,500 -
Hatfield - 1 £52,500 -
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 26 (56.52%) CISSP
1 26 (56.52%) SIEM
2 25 (54.35%) CISM
3 22 (47.83%) Linux
3 22 (47.83%) Security Architecture
4 19 (41.30%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (41.30%) Security Operations
5 18 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (34.78%) CISA
8 14 (30.43%) Windows
9 13 (28.26%) ITIL
9 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
9 13 (28.26%) Threat Modelling
10 12 (26.09%) CEH
11 11 (23.91%) Nessus
11 11 (23.91%) Nmap
11 11 (23.91%) GIAC
11 11 (23.91%) Finance
11 11 (23.91%) SSCP
11 11 (23.91%) Kali Linux
11 11 (23.91%) Netsparker
11 11 (23.91%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (23.91%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (23.91%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (23.91%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (23.91%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (23.91%) Metasploit

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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) SaaS
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) Network Security
3 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) DMZ
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Security Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Security Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Information Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Application Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) OAuth
1 2 (4.35%) OAuth2
1 2 (4.35%) OpenID
1 2 (4.35%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Cyberattack
3 2 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) Windows
3 11 (23.91%) Kali Linux
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) SIEM
2 22 (47.83%) Security Architecture
3 19 (41.30%) Security Operations
3 19 (41.30%) Vulnerability Management
4 18 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (28.26%) ITIL
6 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
6 13 (28.26%) Threat Modelling
7 11 (23.91%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (23.91%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (23.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (21.74%) Information Security
8 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (19.57%) DevOps
9 9 (19.57%) Open Source
9 9 (19.57%) Secure Coding
10 8 (17.39%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Go
1 10 (21.74%) Perl
1 10 (21.74%) PHP
1 10 (21.74%) Python
1 10 (21.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) CISSP
2 25 (54.35%) CISM
3 16 (34.78%) CISA
4 12 (26.09%) CEH
5 11 (23.91%) CompTIA Security+
5 11 (23.91%) GIAC
5 11 (23.91%) SSCP
6 10 (21.74%) CSSLP
6 10 (21.74%) SANS
7 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) CCIE
8 1 (2.17%) CCIE Security
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.17%) Degree
8 1 (2.17%) OSCE
8 1 (2.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (15.22%) GDPR
2 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.70%) ISO 22301
4 1 (2.17%) COBIT
4 1 (2.17%) GPG13
4 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Nessus
1 11 (23.91%) Nmap
2 1 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Netsparker
1 11 (23.91%) Qualys
2 9 (19.57%) Symantec
3 8 (17.39%) Sophos
4 6 (13.04%) Splunk
5 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
6 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Intel
7 1 (2.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.17%) Zscaler